10 Rich People Who Are Conspiracy Nuts

Nowadays, we really want to believe that the people who make the most money must also be the smartest, and the most rational. We justify their extraordinary wealth by imagining that they’re just better at their jobs than we are. However, this isn’t always the case. Celebrities, and rich people who make up the privileged 1% in America often aren’t that much smarter than the average person- and believe in crazy things just like everyone else. Some celebrities are vocal about their beliefs, but others keep them hidden. Here are a few rich people who have spoken out in the past about their belief in conspiracy theories.

1. Jenny McCarthy

Actress Jenny McCarthy is one of the biggest names in the anti-vaxxer movement – people who believe that vaccinating your children can lead to autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Even though she insists that she isn’t completely anti-vaccine, she’s spoken out against them vocally in the past. The anti-vaxx movement has been almost completely debunked, the study by Dr. Andrew Wakefield linking the MMR vaccine and autism was proved to have been almost entirely falsified by the now-disgraced doctor. Even though the study which provided the primary basis for their theory was debunked, the anti-vaxx movement has continued on with McCarthy at the helm.

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2. Tom Cruise

It takes a pretty strong person to stand up and say that they believe an alien ruler planted souls in the bottom of volcanoes thousands of years ago. Tom Cruise has been the subject of criticism for years regarding his Scientologist views, which come across as completely nuts to the average person. Cruise has paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Church of Scientology in order to have himself purged of “thetans”- disembodied souls that were planted on Earth by Xenu. Clearly, only someone who was a complete conspiracy nut would let go of their money that easily.

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3. Orly Taitz

Lawyer Orly Taitz has clawed her way into the media in recent years because of her belief that Barack Obama wasn’t actually born in America. She’s one of the primary figures in the Birther Movement, and has been actively trying to prove that President Obama has been working against the United States for the duration of his two presidencies. Clearly, she’s a little touched in the head. Even though she’s a wealthy and well-known lawyer, she spends most of her time filing bogus motions against President Obama rather than doing anything useful.

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