Tom Hanks Net Worth 2020

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Name:Tom Jeffrey Hanks
Net Worth:$700 Million
Actor Rich List Ranking:1
Born:California, US

What is Tom Hanks net worth?

Tom Hanks is an iconic and well loved American actor and film producer. 

Apart from being one of the wealthiest actors going, Hanks is also considered one of the most talented actors in the movie industry. Known for Forrest Gump (1994), Cast Away (2000) and Saving Private Ryan (1998), Hanks is a firm film favourite around the globe. 

According to Forbes, Tom Hanks is included in the world’s highest paid actors, which nets around $30 million a year. He is also ranked as one of the highest paid actors for single movies ($70 million for Forrest Gump and $40 million for Saving Private Ryan). 

There is a lot of speculation about his net worth. Some say it’s estimated to be around $350 million dollars but, as of 2020, recent accounts and good sources puts the net worth of Tom Hanks at $700 million dollars. This ranks him at number 1 on our list of richest actors in Hollywood

How is Tom Hanks worth so much?

If you’re wondering how Tom Hanks is worth so much, we’ve done a quick summary of some of his earnings . 

These days, Hanks is paid an average of $20 million dollars per film (but you should note that he has enjoyed greatly enhanced earnings, as above ($110 million for just 2 movies alone)). 

We’ve estimated that Hanks has earned around $450 million for the 86 movies he’s starred in.

Here is a quick look at some of Hanks’ movie earnings:  

  • Toy Story 3 (2010) $15,000,000
  • Angels & Demons (2009) $50 000 000
  • The Da Vinci Code (2006) $18,000,000 
  • Cast Away (2000) $20,000,000
  • The Green Mile (1999) $20,000,000
  • Toy Story 2 (1999) $5,000,000
  • You’ve Got Mail (1998) $20,000,000
  • Saving Private Ryan (1998) $40,000,000
  • Forrest Gump (1994) $70,000,000
  • The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) $5,000,000
  • The ‘burbs (1989) $3,500,000
  • Punchline (1988) $5,000,000

Even though Hanks has earned a considerable amount from acting, many may not be aware that he also earns from his own production company, Playtone.

Playtone has produced over 14 successful movies which have grossed over $2 billion dollars worldwide (Hanks would have received a generous percentage from each film). 

Depending on agreements, he may also take home royalties on DVD sales and leasing to Netflix and Amazon Prime. 

This further boosts Hanks’ earnings by a further $300-400 million dollars over his career. 

Tom Hanks Career Portfolio

Hanks’ portfolio covers everything when it comes to the movie business – from acting, film producing, writing and even Directing.


In 1979, Hanks starred in a low budget movie called He Knows You’re Alone and then later found himself on TV series Bosom Buddies. Things got serious for Hanks when he starred in hit movie, Splash (1984). After that, his career went from strength to strength, what with Hanks being cast in several leading roles such as in Big, Forrest Gump and Saving Private Ryan. Since starting his career in 1979, Hanks has gone on to be one of the most successful actors in Hollywood. 

Film Producer:

In 1998, Hanks started his own production company called PlayTone. This has produced over 19 full movies which include The Polar Express (2004), Mamma Mia! (2008) and My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002). He’s also behind many successful other TV productions including Band of Brothers (2001), Big Love (2006) and Game Change (2012). 


In 2014, Hanks tried his hand at writing 17 short stories (Uncommon Type). 


In 1994, Hanks directed his first movie: Vault of Horror I. He then went on to direct films That Thing You Do! and Larry Crowne. 

For Tom Hanks full career portfolio see Wikipedia


Tom Hanks has a net worth of $700 million and is considered one of the most iconic and best actors in Hollywood. It’s quite possible for Hanks to have earned over $800 million dollars by the time he has finished his career (we hope that’s not any time soon).

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