Successful actors are known to rake in huge cash rewards, especially if they are well-established in prominent movie industries such as the premier Hollywood Movie Industry. Most of their cash revenues come from movie checks, endorsements, and television reruns of their shows.
As actors grow wealthier, they also get to chose which shows and movies they will appear in. At times, they accumulate enough wealth to last them their life-time. Even so, wealthy actors can be rated based on their net worth, and below is a description of the top 10 Richest Actors in Hollywood with their estimated net worth.
10. Adam Sandler
Estimated Net Worth: USD 340million.
He is a prominent movie producer who also works as a comedian. He is also an acclaimed writer. His critics have described him as unpredictable. Even so, he has managed to rake in a fortune from two of his highly grossed films; Pixels and Grown Ups. He also accrues revenues from other films he has either produced or appeared in as an actor.
It is known that wealth breeds selectivity, and Sandler personifies this adage as recently revealed by Forbes Magazine, which stated that he charges an astronomical USD80 million fee per film to any theatrical distributor who wants to market his films. His average net worth is estimated to be USD340 Million, but this still remains an estimation, not the true value of his wealth.
9. Keanu Reeves
Estimated Net Worth: USD 350million
He was quite popular in the 1990s. But still his fame has never faded away but has been somehow relegated to the back by new upcoming star actors. Also, age has played a role in downscaling his fame from his apex days. He is popularly known for acting in two premier films, The Matrix and Speed. He was reportedly paid USD126 million for participating in The Matrix film. The latest film that he has participated in is John Wick which debuted in 2014, and its sequel is currently on the works.
8. Clint Eastwood
Estimated Net Worth: USD 370million.
He is renown as a professional movie producer, but most ordinary people regard his as an expert actor. He has also directed several Hollywood-class films. Among the films that he is known to have participated in include Gran Torino, Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby. The latest film that he has participated in is Trouble with the Curve which debuted in 2012. This 2012 film won him four Oscar awards as well as fattened his bank account.
7. Bill Cosby
Estimated Net Worth: USD 380million.
He is a renown African-American comedian who has also appeared in other shows including A Different World. He has his own show called The Cosby Show , and it is in this show that he made his name as a comedian. This show has been syndicated by media companies, and this has given him a constant revenue stream, alongside his public apperances.
6. Tom Hanks
Estimated Net Worth: USD 390million.
he is an acclaimed actor who has appeared in top grossing films such as Saving Private Ryan, The Green Mile, Toy Story, and Forrest Gump. To date, he has shown his resolve to continue making a personal mark, as well as create a personal brand name, in the Hollywood movie industry. It is estimated that he got USD 70million from sales commission on Forrest Gump. His accomplishment has endeared him to movie production companies, and it is expected his fortune will continue to increase in the near future.
5. Jack Nicholson
Estimated Net Worth: USD 400million.
Nicholson has been missing from our screen lately, but this does not mean that he has retired from acting. Still, he has shown much enthusiasm about acting. This could be due to his advancing age, and other personal commitments. In fact his last film appearance was in 2010 where he participated in the movie How Do You Know.
Even so, he has some acclaimed movies under his belt including Terms of Endearment, The Departed, and The Shining. Still, his highest grossing film remains Batman which debuted in 1989, and awarded him with USD 60million in sales commission. He has won 3 Oscar awards and has been nominated 9 times for Oscar awards. He has therefore had a successful career in the film industry, and he may now be considering to retire so as to enjoy his fortune.
4. Tyler Perry
Estimated Net Worth: USD 450million.
He was once a homeless guy before fortune smiled at him. Regardless of his luck, Perry is a hard-working person and has succeeded in his acting career due to the sheer strength of his will and commitment to showcasing his best acting skills.
He is also a renown writer, and has produced and even directed some movies. In fact, he started his career by writing plays. His most acclaimed movies include Madea and its sequels. He has also participated in several television series including If Loving You is Wrong, and For Better-or-Worse. Even so, he has not yet won any Oscar awards or nominations, but his fortune rivals those of Oscar-awarded actors.
3. Johnny Depp
Estimated Net Worth: USD 450million.
His net wealth value is estimated to be the same with that of Tyler Perry, but he is given a higher rating here because he has been nominated 3 times for the Oscar awards. Depp has acted for a long time alongside his acting partner, Tim Burton. He has participated in several highly-grossed films as the lead actor.
These films include Alice in Wonderland and Edward Scissorhands. Even so, his highest paid gig was in a film that he did not act alongside Burton. This film is not a movie as such, but best be described as a movie sequel. The film is Pirates of the Caribbean. Apart from being the lead actor, his associates and acquaintances describe him as an actor who can fit perfectly into any role.
2. Tom Cruise
Estimated Net Worth: USD 480million.
He is quite a popular actor who has appeared in several highly-grossed films including Jerry Maguire, Top Gun, and Mission Impossible. Lately, he has shown a reluctance in making movies at a rapid rate. This may be due to non-film related personal commitments , or he is planning on producing a top-of-the-grade box-office film. Even so, he continues to work in sequels of his previous films. There are still new action movies that have featured him.
He became popular due to the spectacular stunts he performs in his movies, and he has promised to continue performing these stunts in future movies. His highest paid gig was appearing in Mission Impossible, which garnered for him USD 290million.
1. Jerry Seinfeld
Estimated Net Worth: USD 820million.
The wealthiest actor is a comedian who hosts his own show that is named after him, the Seinfeld show. The show has run into 9 seasons, and there been re-runs of this show. Jerry has also participated in other shows including The Marriage Ref. In 2008, he bagged a USD 10million endorsement deal with Microsoft. This made him well-known among computer users, thus elevating his stardom even further.