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.