Of the millions of actors across the globe, there are a few who appear to have been touched with a particular gift, a gift that sees them command some of the most sought after roles in Hollywood (and Bollywood) and earn some serious money.
Check out MoneyMagpie’s list of the top 10 richest actors in the world….
10. Adam Sandler
Net worth: $350 million
Actor and comedian Sandler is perhaps most famous for starring in a number of comedic films, such as “Happy Gilmore”, “The Wedding Singer” and “Mr Deeds”.
Sandler also founded Happy Madison Productions, which has produced films such as “You Don’t Mess With The Zohan”, and “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry”, films that have brought a smile to audiences all over the globe (although maybe not to film critics)!
9. Clint Eastwood
Net worth: $370 million
Critically acclaimed actor Eastwood shot to fame in the Dollars trilogy as “The Man With No Name” and as Harry Callahan in the hit film series “Dirty Harry”.
Eastwood’s success is not just confined to acting; he has also directed a number of blockbuster films, including “Million Dollar Baby” and “American Sniper”.
8. Bill Cosby
Net worth: $380 million
Despite being mired in controversy on account of being accused of sexual assault and rape, once upon a time Bill Cosby was considered to be America’s ‘father’, on account of his inspiring, hilarious and occasionally moving role in the Cosby Show.
7. Tom Hanks
Net worth: $390 million
One of the highest grossing actors in film history, this comes as little surprise when you consider some of the films that Hanks has starred in, which include “Saving Private Ryan”, “Big”, “Forrest Gump”, “Toy Story” and “Apollo 13”.
He’s an endearing screen presence who has found a place in many people’s hearts.
6. Jack Nicholson
Net worth: $400 million
Notable for being the most nominated male actor in the history of the Academy Awards with 12 nominations Nicholson has starred in critically acclaimed films such as “One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest”, “The Departed” and “The Shining”.
5. Johnny Depp
Net worth: $400 million
Well known for this eccentric personality, this has been channelled into Depp’s most famous film roles, which include “Edward Scissorhands”, Captain Jack Sparrow in the popular “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise and Willy Wonka in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”.
4. Tyler Perry
Net worth: $425 million
Perhaps one of the lesser known figures on this list, Perry shot to fame through his potrayl of Mabel ‘Madea’ Simmons, a fearsome elderly woman.
Perry has also both directed and acted in many films, such as “Good Deeds” and “The Single Moms Club”.
3. Tom Cruise
Net worth: $450 million
Since starring in the film Top Gun in 1986, Cruise has appeared in further hit films such as “Mission Impossible”, “Rain Man”, “Vanilla Sky” and “Minority Report”, which, along with other films, have helped push Cruise to further super-stardom.
2. Shah Rukh Khan
Net worth: $600 million
Khan himself might be an unfamiliar name to Western audiences, but in India and to Indians worldwide, he is big news.
Nicknamed the ‘King of Bollywood’, Khan has also lent his hat to activities such as producing and business.
1. Jerry Seinfeld
Net worth: $830 million
Widely seen as being one of the greatest stand up comedians of all time, Seinfeld is perhaps most well known for co-creating, co-writing, co-producing and ultimately starring in the hit sitcom “Seinfeld”, which ran for nine years and is still being shown religiously today.
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