Top 15 Richest Actors In The World
Acting is a feast or famine type of job, until you make it big. Then, it is a feast type of life that includes mansions, sports cars, expensive vacations, and more. While most actors have more money than most non-celebrities, there are those who are astoundingly rich. Here is a list of the 15 richest actors in the world.
1) Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld is the richest actor in the world with a net worth of around $820 million. This is largely due to his success in his self-named comedy, “Seinfeld”. Although he was paid many millions as the creator, writer and star of the show, he made hundreds of millions from the syndication rights, after the show ended. He keeps himself busy (and makes a little extra money) through personal appearances, stand-up comedy, voice work, and other roles in movies and television. He is married with 1 daughter and 2 sons.
2) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan or SRK is a Bollywood actor who is worth around $600 million. He has been in more than 80 movies and is the co-chairman of the motion picture production company, Red Chilies Entertainment. In addition, he is co-owner of the Kokata Knight Riders, an Indian cricket team. He is a stage show performer and a frequent television presenter.
3) Tom Cruise
Cruise is an American filmmaker and actor. He has been nominated for and has won several Golden Globes and Academy Awards and is Hollywood’s highest paid actor. He is also well known for his high profile marriages to actresses Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes. He has a net worth of $470 million.
4) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp is an award winning actor, as well as a producer and musician. He began his career on the television series 21 Jump Street, in the 1980’s. He has been in many movies since then, including Platoon, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland, and The Pirates of the Caribbean series. His estimated net worth is $450 million.
5) Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry is an American actor, screenwriter, director, producer, author, songwriter, and playwright. He specializes in the gospel genre and is best known for creating and performing his “Madea” character. He has created several shows and is currently in a partnership with Oprah Winfrey and her OWN network to bring scripted television to the network. His net worth is approximately $450 million.
6) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson is an American filmmaker and actor with over 60 years of experience. He has been in a number of classic movies, including One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Shining, Terms of Endearment, Chinatown and A Few Good Men. He is one of the only two actors to be nominated for an Academy Award in every decade from the 1960s to the 2000s. He is estimated to be worth approximately $400 million.
7) Arnold Schwarzenneger
Arnold is known for his roles in such movies as Terminator, as well as in the Expendables, but he is also known as a great businessman and politician, serving as Governor of California. His success in acting and in business has helped him amass a net worth of approximately $400 million.
8) Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, producer, singer, stuntman, and film director. He is known for his fighting style seen in over 150 films since the 1960’s. His net worth is approximately $390 million.
9) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker known for such roles as Big, Forrest Gump, Cast Away, and Saving Mr. Banks. In addition, he has done voice work in the Toy Story series and The Polar Express. He has been nominated for numerous awards and as won several for his roles in “Forrest Gump” and Philadelphia. He is one of the highest-grossing actors in film history and has a net worth of approximately $390 million.
10) Bill Cosby
An American actor, stand-up comedian, author, and activist, Bill Cosby is a very well-known entertainment figure for both his work and his recent legal issues. He started as a comedian before he got a starring role in I Spy during the 1960’s. Fat Albert was a character he developed during his stand-up routines and he created, produced, and hosted the show of the same name. The Cosby Show, which he produced and starred in, was one of the most popular and successful situation comedies in TV history. His net worth is estimated at $380 million.
11) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood is an actor, producer, director, musician, and even a politician. He was in Westerns during the 1960’s and was the star of five Dirty Harry films in the two decades after. He has directed and produced box office blockbusters including Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby and Gran Torino. His net worth is valued at $370 million.
12) Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves is best known for his roles in Speed, which co-starred Sandra Bullock, and The Matrix, where he played the character Neo. He’s a highly sought-after actor and is very selective about which film projects he takes on. With a net worth of around $350 million, he can certainly afford to pick and choose.
13) Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler is an American comedian, actor, film producer, screenwriter, and musician. He was a Saturday Night Live cast member and has starred in numerous movies, most of them being comedies. His film and television production company has produced a number of films and he developed the 2007 sitcom, Rules of Engagement. His net worth is approximately $340 million.
14) Sylvester Stallone
From his roles as Rocky to Rambo to Expendables, Sylvester Stallone has seen a very long career as an actor, director and producer that has helped him build a net worth of approximately $275 million.
15) Will Smith
Will Smith is a great actor who has starred in a number of movies, including Independence Day, Bad Boys, and Men in Black, as well as others. His high profile marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith has made them one of the “power couples” in Hollywood. His net worth is placed at $250 million.