The film industry is not just one that helps individuals skyrocket to glittering fame, but also one that offers lucrative, almost unheard of sums of money. Hollywood has single-handedly catapulted a number of actors’ bank balances and net worth to great heights.
This list sheds some light on some of those stars who have made it big in Hollywood, thanks to their popularity as well as keen business sense!
Jerry Seinfeld, the famous American actor and comedian, is considered one of the richest actors the world has seen, with a whopping net worth of $820 million. The talented comedian is famous for his sitcom Seinfeld that started in 1989. He has hosted numerous other shows and has also written a book after the name of his most famous work too. Seinfeld also made a good deal of money for his appearance in the advertisements for Windows Microsoft 2008. In 2014, he was called the wealthiest actor with the projected net worth of $820 million. Seinfeld lives with his family in a luxurious property in Long Island, one that was previously owned by Billy Joel. The successful comedian purchased this paradise-like home from Billy in 2000 for a cool $32 million.
Stallone is famous for his role as the relentless Rocky Balboa in the series of Rocky movies and has several other credits to his name, including the Rambo and now, The Expendables franchise. Sly is an actor, screenwriter, and film director who lives in a mansion in Beverly Hills, California. This brilliant actor, whose star shines brightly on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is also one of the richest actors in Hollywood, with a total estimated net worth of $275 million.
Celebrated for his role as the irresistible Maverick in the film Top Gun, Tom Cruise earned his fame in Hollywood with this role. With his compelling acting talent, he later went on to make numerous successful films such as Cocktail, A Few Good Men, Jerry Maguire, Minority Report and Oblivion, among others. The talented actor has a net worth that’s as great as his fame and popularity too, amounting to a staggering $500 million.
An actor, film producer, musician, and even voted as a sex symbol, Johnny Depp is among the most versatile entertainers Hollywood has ever seen. With his remarkable performances in movies like Pirates of the Caribbean and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory he held the Guinness World Record in 2012 as the highest paid actor. Depp also pursues his unending passion for music as that was his initial dream. Nonetheless, everyone would have to agree that it was acting that got him further than he may have ever imagined, propelling Depp to this list of richest actors in Hollywood, with a net worth of $350 million too!
Imagine an actor pulling off some of the most difficult roles Hollywood has conjured and Jack Nicholson immediately comes to mind. Nicholson is not just an outstanding actor, but is also a producer, film director and writer. With marvelous movies like The Shining and Tim Burton’s Batman to his name, Jack Nicholson is part of this league of prosperity with a net worth of $400 million.
Born in 1930, this veteran actor started his career at the young age of 20. The Academy Award winner has many box office hits to his credit, such as Million Dollar Baby, Unforgiven and Gran Torino. His coarse masculine voice adds perfection to the aura of the action hero as well as romantic protagonist, making him a heartthrob in every genre. With a net worth of $375 million, Eastwood undoubtedly features among the highest paid actors in Hollywood, and one who has used it well too!
Tyler Perry is a well-known name in the entertainment industry. Terry plays a myriad of professional roles that include being an actor, director, producer, screen writer, author and song writer. Starting at the age of 23, Tyler has been into writing plays, gospel songs and books. His book Don’t Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea’s Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life was number one on the New York Times Best Seller List for 12 weeks! A resident of southwest Atlanta, Perry is one of the richest celebrities Hollywood has seen, with a net worth of $400 million.
Talk about making it Big in Hollywood! This epic actor, filmmaker and warm personality has stolen the hearts of many with his on screen appearances. Even off screen, his charisma and charming personality make him one of the most likable actors in Hollywood. Tom Hanks has a list of movies to his credit, all of them box office hits such as Philadelphia, Apollo 13, Cast Away, The Da Vinci Code and Captain Phillips to name a few. Apart from his massive fan following, Hanks also boasts of a net worth of around $350 million.
Born in 1937, this old-timer made it big in the television industry with his famous television series The Cosby Show that topped the charts as the favorite sitcom in America for 5 consecutive years from 1985 to 1989. Cosby had initially started his career as a stand-up comedian and then went on to star in and produce his own show. The profits he made during his career came from sitcoms as well as ad campaigns for various well-known brands like Coca-Cola, Kodak, White Owl Cigars, Jell-O pudding and many more. This celebrity may be sliding down the popularity charts due to the recent sexual assault allegations being leveled against him, but his total net worth, valued at $350 million, remains untouched.
Adam Sandler is an all-round performer of sorts and along with being an actor, is also a comedian, entrepreneur, film producer, screenplay writer and musician. The Big Daddy star founded the film and television production company called Happy Madison Productions and this venture has yielded quite an exorbitant profit, shooting the actor directly into the list of richest actors with an estimated net worth of around $300 million.
This list of top 10 rich actors has certainly shown that a few celebrities in Hollywood possess the perfect combination of talent and flair for acting, as well as a shrewd business sense, driving their bank balances to unimaginable figures!