Our favorite actors aren’t just great in front of the camera, but they’re pretty good at earning money, too. These actors work hard for what they’ve got, and we enjoy watching them, so it’s a double bonus. Below is a list of the richest actors in the world.
Jami Gertz – $3 Billion
Jami is an American actress who came into the limelight in the 1980s with the film The Lost Boys. She decided to move away from movies and concentrated on a range of investment opportunities and business deals in the mid 1990s. After a 10 year hiatus, Jami returned to the screens and is now the richest actor in the world.
Tyler Perry – $1 Billion)
Tyler Perry, a prominent American entertainer, gained immense popularity for portraying the character of Madea in various plays, TV shows, and films, which resonated well with the audiences. His association with Lionsgate led him to feature in 21 movies, which included the successful Madea franchise. However, his financial success cannot be solely attributed to his portrayal of Madea, as he also invested in building his own movie studio. Perry acquired a portion of the historic Fort McPherson, a former army base from the 19th century, and transformed it into his movie studio, contributing significantly to his net worth.
Jerry Seinfeld – $950 Million
You might remember the TV show, Seinfeld (1989-98) which was created by American comedian Jerry Seinfeld. It has been called one of the greatest shows of entertainment in American popular culture. The popularity of the show has been a huge contributor to Jerry’s net worth. He earned millions of dollars from the show.
Dwayne Johnson – $800 Million
Dwayne Johnson is best known by his WWE moniker The Rock. However, these days he’s known for his take on movies and also for his posts on social media showing a peek into his private life with his children. He has earned a lot of dollars from his tequila brand Teremana, as well as his roles in the 2021 films Jungle Cruise and Red Notice. The Under Armour line Project Rock also contributes to his wealth.
Shahrukh Khan – $715 Million
As one of the most bankable stars in the Indian film industry, Shah Rukh Khan made his debut in the cult classic, Deewana (1992). He has earned most of his money from the success of his movies and being a successful businessman. In 2002, along with his wife Gauri Khan, launched the production house Red Chillies Entertainment. This has since backed several hit movies.
Tom Cruise – $600 Million
Following the high success of Top Gun: Maverick in 2022, Cruise was the highest-paid actor in the world. This has since changed, but it is thought that Tom earns between $12M and $14M per movie. He is also reprising his role of Agent Ethan Hunt in two instalments of the Mission Impossible franchise. This all adds to his overall net worth.
George Clooney – $500 Million
Clooney is known for many movies, and was the highest paid actor in 2018. He has a tequila brand called Casamigos which he co-founded with Kaia Gerber’s father Randle. This has been sold for $700M. Due to his good looks, he has made earnings from brands and endorsement deals such as Omega watches, Nespresso and Fiat.
Amitabh Bachchan – $455 Million
Amitabh Bachchan is a renowned Indian film actor, producer, and television host who has been active in the Indian entertainment industry for more than five decades. Bachchan’s wealth has come not only from his successful acting career, which started in the early 1970s but also from his involvement in several business ventures, including his production company, hotels, real estate, and a sports team.
Mel Gibson – $425 Million
Mel Gibson hit the spotlight after his appearance in the Mad Max role in the late 70s and early 1980s. His net worth skyrocketed when he took part in the movies Lethal Weapon and series Braveheart. He has significant investments in property and other ventures which have kept him in the rich list.
Adam Sandler – $420 Million
The comedian and actor has many film credits in his name. These include, Happy Gilmore, Grown-Ups franchise, and Jack and Jill. He is also known to regularly appear alongside comedians David Spade and Kevin James. He is a versatile actor who is capable of delivering dramatic and strong performances.
Kevin Hart – $450 Million
Kevin is best known as being a comical genius who has appeared in a range of hit movies. Some of his movie roles include, The Little Fockers, The 40-year-old virgin, and Ride Along. Due to his lavish lifestyle, Hart owns some of the most expensive sports cars in the world, including a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda and a Ferrari 488.
Arnold Schwarzenegger – $450 Million
Known as one of the richest bodybuilders in the world, most of Arnold’s worth has come from his appearance in some of the best Hollywood action movies. His earnings came a lot from the Terminator franchise, as well as Predator Total Recall and True Lies. Alongside his movie roles, he has also invested in bodybuilding products.
Ryan Seacrest – $450 Million
Ryan Seacrest has earned a vast amount for his producing, acting and as a television host. He has earned millions of dollars through American Idol and Live with Kelly and Ryan, as well as television production credits and investment in the Typo Keyboard.
Jack Nicholson – $400 Million
The legendary Jack Nicholson has been in the spotlight for multiple decades, but first rose to prominence in films such as The Shining and One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. He has been the most nominated male in the history of Academy Awards and works alongside directors including Roman Polanski and Martin Scorsese. He has now officially retired from acting.
Tom Hanks – $400 Million
The well-established actor Tom Hanks is best known for his early roles in the 80s in comedies such as Splash and Big. He had award-winning roles in Philadelphia and Saving Private Ryan.
Brad Pitt – $400 Million
Brad Pitt’s wealth has come from his successful career in the entertainment industry, where he has acted in numerous hit films, including “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Fight Club,” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” Additionally, he has also been involved in producing successful films, such as “12 Years a Slave” and “Moonlight,” through his production company, Plan B Entertainment.
Jackie Chan – $400 Million
Jackie Chan has had a long and notable career in Hollywood and Asian cinema. He has spent over 6 decades in action-directing, entertainment, producing and acting. Chan also has his own line of theatres and earns from producer credits and endorsements.
Jennifer Lopez – $400 Million
Jennifer’s career began with singing, and she has collaborated with some of the richest rock stars in the world, but it was in the 1990s that her movie appearances began with the role in Anaconda, The Cell and Out of Sight. Jennifer continues to perform her music but has also been in recent movies; The Mother and Marry Me.
Mark Wahlberg – $400 Million
Mark began his performance known as Marky Mark and performed in the group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. After his music career, he took to Hollywood and appeared in movies such as The Italian Job and Planet of the Apes. Most of his earnings came from the Transformers franchise.
Sylvester Stallone – $400 Million
One of the best actors of all time, he is best known for his performance with the Rocky, Rambo and Expendables movie franchises. He is also well known behind the camera and won praise for directing the movie Cop Land in 1997.
Victoria Principal – $400 Million
Better known as Victoria Principal, Vicki Ree Principal is an actress, producer and entrepreneur. She shot to fame with her long running appearance in the soap opera Dallas. However, her net worth mainly comes from her entrepreneurial success with skincare products and her work as a TV producer and author.
Keanu Reeves -$380 Million
Born in Canada, Keanu Reeves rose to fame with his breakout roles in the Bill and Ted movies. However, it was his reinvention as an action star in the 1994 film, Speed, that cemented his status as a leading actor. Reeves’ career reached new heights with the release of The Matrix, which propelled him to become one of the wealthiest actors in the world.
Clint Eastwood – $375 Million
From the tv series Rawhide into the Westerns including The Man with No Name, these performances have made Clint Eastwood one of the richest actors in the world. He has also appeared in the Dirty Harry movies, The Million Dollar Baby and Gran Turismo.
Will Smith – $350 Million
Will Smith is best known for his rise to fame in the Fresh Prince of Bel Air tv series from 1990 to 1996. He has since gone on to appear in action movies including Men in Black series, Bad Boys and Enemy of the State. He remains one of the high-paid actors in the world, despite his projects being in the pipeline.
Michael Douglas – $340 Million
Michael comes from a line of family actors and went on to become one of the most celebrated stars and has won many awards during his career. He is still working to this day and appears in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Hunk Pym in the Ant-Man movies.
Jennifer Aniston – $320 Million
After appearing in the hit television show Friends, Jennifer rose to fame. She then moved on to appear in movies such as Bruce Almighty, Horrible Bosses and Office Space. She continues to be one of the highest paid actors in the world.
Edward Norton – $300 Million
He is best known as fully getting into character during his performances and won an academy award for Primal Fear in 1996. He is a perfectionist and has been said to be notoriously difficult to work with, but this hasn’t stopped him from placing in the richest actors list.
Denzel Washington 280
Denzel is known for his incredible acting performances and producing for several decades. He has won an Academy Award for acting on two occasions. He is known for switching between complex biopics such as Malcolm X, to crime thrillers including Training Day and Man on Fire. He has more recently been focusing on his theatre roles and moving into film direction.
Jessica Biel – $250 Million
Jessica is an American actress and model, classed as one of the richest celebrity couples in the world with her marriage to Justin Timberlake. She took to singing and modelling in her early years which rose to Hollywood with her performance in the remake of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre in 2003. She has received many awards and nominations and remains one of the richest actors in the world.
Vin Diesel’s wealth has primarily come from his success in the “Fast and Furious” film franchise, which has earned billions of dollars at the box office. Additionally, he has also been involved in producing and directing films, including the “Chronicles of Riddick” franchise, which has contributed to his overall net worth.
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