Hollywood has been the land of dreams for every single person. It has been considered as a place of riches and luxury. Hollywood is one of the highest earning film industries in the world.
CEOandTrends brings to you 15 richest actors in Hollywood:
1} Jerry Seinfeld — $860 million
Jerry Seinfeld began his career by doing standup comedy in the New York clubs in the 1970’s. He created Seinfeld, an American sitcom in 1989. The show ran a good 9 seasons with over 75 million people watching its finale. For every episode of the last season, the actor received $1 million! The other projects of Seinfeld are also profitable, which includes movie production and stage performances. His most financially successful movies include Seinfeld, Curb your Enthusiasm, Louie, 30 Rock etc.
2} Tom Cruise — $480 million
Tom Cruise, who is referred to as ‘Forever Young’ amongst all the actors, is usually the center of media attention when the talk is about the richness and acting fees. It is said that the money which he earns is not just for himself, but also for the Scientology Church. The actor has many haters, but they often forget that he had to work in the past for very little money as well. His most financially successful movies both as an actor and/or producer include Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, Jerry Maguire, Mission Impossible, Vanilla Sky, The Last Samurai, Valkyrie.
3} Tom Hanks — $470 million
In the late 90’s, Tom Hanks took just 5-6 years to play not only some really good roles but also some cult ones in Hollywood. He won 2 Oscar awards back to back. He then started producing his own projects. His most financially successful movies both as an actor and/or producer include Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, The Da Vinci Code, Bridge of Spies, Sully
4} Johnny Depp — $440 million
‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ in 1984, was the first film of Depp. Almost after a quarter of a century, Johnny, for playing the roles of ‘The Hatter’ and ‘Jack Sparrow’, has earned $100 million. All the movies with Johnny Depp have grossed more than $8 billion in total, around the world. His most financially successful movies include Donnie Brasco, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Tourist, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland
5} Mel Gibson — $400 million
Mad Max, which was Gibson's one of the first movies, was super successful as the movie earned over $100 million at the box office with a budget of a mere $350,000! That was the point from where the career and earning of Gibson started increasing. He is extremely fond of spending his money lavishly. Gibson also has bought him an entire island in the Pacific island that, for which he paid a whopping $15 million. His most financially successful movies both as an actor and/or director include Mad Max, Lethal Weapon, Maverick, Braveheart, What Women Want, Hacksaw Ridge.
6} Tyler Perry — $400 million
Tyler Perry is multi-talented as he writes scripts, does direction of movies and also plays the lead roles. One thing that makes him stand out from others, is that he makes movies that have a low budget and ends up making huge on that movie. He has used this exact way to earn millions and built his own media empire. His most financially successful movies both as an actor and/or director include Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Daddy’s Little Girls, Why Did I Get Married?, For colored girls.
7} Jack Nicholson — $400 million
Even though the actor has won 3 Oscars and works his charisma, Jack is not the richest person. The reason behind this may be the fact that he has not been showing up.in many movies lately. Nicholas is a super fan of buying art. Also, Nicholas does not attend any parties in Hollywood or even movies. His most financially successful movies include One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Shining, Batman, As Good as It Gets, The Bucket List.
8} Bill Cosby — $400 million
Cosby, in the 1960’s, was the first black actor who played a role in a drama series. His biggest achievement was probably his role in ‘I Spy’. He also produced many TV shows and thus built his own producing empire worth millions. However, his reputation and financial status were badly affected when he was recently accused of sexual harassment by many women. His financially successful movies: I Spy, The Cosby Show, Jack, Cosby.
9} Sylvester Stallone — $400 million
According to his movie fans, he is the world's best boxer and the competitor of Arnold Schwarzenegger of Hollywood. Being an actor and director, Stallone made his fortune. One more thing by which he is compared to Arnold his that the most important people of Stallone’s life are his wonderful daughters. His most financially successful movies both as an actor and/or director include Rocky, Rambo, The Expendables, Guardians of the Galaxy, Judge Dredd.
10} Clint Eastwood — $370 million
Old ladies, mid-aged ladies, and even young girls love him equally! This superstar cowboy became a part of the westerns, action movies and dramas almost before half a century. He even shoots movies and those, though have not become very successful financially but have won him 4 Oscars. His most financially successful movies (as an actor and/or director): Dirty Harry, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, A Fistful of Dollars, Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, Sully.
11} Keanu Reeves — $350 million
The biography of Reeves includes many really memorable roles. Reeves has a very stable income and lives a simple life – this is the secret of his wealth. Also, the actor donates a huge part of his wealth to charities. His most financially successful movies include Point Break, Johnny Mnemonic, The Matrix, Constantine, The Lake House, John Wick.
12} Adam Sandler — $350 million
Sandler is one of the richest actors in Hollywood and loves to show up wearing shorts on the red carpet! His latest works might be getting a low rating, but he is doing well. The reason behind that is that one good deal which he made with Netflix! His most financially successful movies both as an actor and/or director include Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison, Click, Just Go With It, Grown Ups
13} Jackie Chan — $350 million
Owner of an Honorary Oscar, the martial arts guru had seen very good profits for almost all of his movies. He spent a really huge amount of money on a super expensive yacht in 2017, which was specially manufactured for him by Chinese masters. When asked, Chan said that it will serve as a prop for his upcoming movies. Also, the superstar has done more than 100 movies!! His most financially successful movies both as an actor and/or director include Rumble in the Bronx, Rush Hour & Kung Fu Panda.
14} Jessica Alba — $340 million
Other than her movie career, Jessica Alba has a lot in her life. She is the co-founder of an extremely successful business that produces products that are non-toxic. In the company, her share is estimated to be worth $200-$250 million dollars. Also, the actress stays quite practical and economical while shopping. Her most financially successful movies include Sin City, Fantastic Four, Mechanic: Resurrection
15} Arnold Schwarzenegger — $300 million
There should be no need to tell who this man is! Arnold is not just a person having an ideal combination of strength, charisma, and manliness, he is also a very famous politician and a businessman. Maybe the career break didn't allow him to make even more money, but he is doing just fine. His most financially successful movies include Conan the Barbarian, Terminator, The Expendables.
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