Most of us can only dream of making or acquiring a million dollars in our lifetime. However, for these such an amount of money is just a standard week’s wage. Between the following highly paid actors in Hollywood, they have a combined wealth of over $6.3 billion dollars. See our Top 20, wealthiest actors in Hollywood.
20. Denzel Washington $220 million
Not only is Denzel Washington one of the coolest actors in Hollywood, he’s also one of the richest, worth $220 million dollars. Washington is well known for playing roles in Man on Fire, American gangster, The Book of Eli and Training Day. Still going strong, we’re sure Denzel will have no problem reaching the $400 million dollar range by the time he finishes his career.
19. Mark Wahlberg $225 million
Hollywood actor, Mark Wahlberg is one of the richest actors in Hollywood. According to Forbes rich list, Mark Wahlberg is one of the most highest paid actor in Hollywood grossing him at $70 million dollars every year. Mark Wahlberg is a well known versatile actor, starring in films such as Ted, Daddy’s Home, Deepwater Horizon and Transformers. He’s managed to earn himself $225 million pounds and we reckon he’s on track to easily double that.
18. Brad Pitt $240 million
At number 18, it would seem that Brad Pitt is not only lucky because he married two of the sexiest women on the planet. But he’s also managed to bag the right roles in order to enjoy a $240 million bank balance. There is no doubt about it – Brad Pitt is a remarkable actor. He’s played roles in a number of films exceptionally well including Seven, Snatch, Ocean’s 11 and Fight Club. Thanks to his most recent film, Fury – Brad Pitt is now ranked as the 18th richest actor in Hollywood.
17. Leonardo Dicaprio $245 million
At number 17, Leonardo DiCaprio has undertaken roles in some of our most favorite films including Blood Diamonds, Gangs of New York and The Departed. Leonardo DiCaprio was paid $59 million dollars for a single role in the film Inception, making him the 17th richest actor in Hollywood.
16. Robert Downey Jr $250 million
Robert Downey Jr has made a very successful career for himself, according to rolling stone Robert Downey Jr conforms being paid $50 million dollars alone for his portrayal of the fictional character, Iron Man. He’s also known for playing eccentric characters, such as the part of the detective in Sherlock Holmes.
15. Mia Wasikowska $275 million
This Australian born, young actress has managed to bag herself 15th place on the rich list. At only 28 years old, she’s already worth $275 million dollars. She first starred in an Australian soap in 2004 before getting her big break with HBO. She’s starred in roles such as Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass. She also did Crimson Peak and was highly rated in Defiance.
14. The Olsen Twins $300 million
Twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, are ranked number 14 on the richest actors in Hollywood. The twins started their career young when they starred in 139 episodes of TV series, Full House. They then went on to star on To Grandmother’s House We Go, Double Double Toil and Trouble and the Little Rascals. Despite not acting since 2004, the twins have still managed to bag a $300 million bank balance between them.
13. Arnold Schwarzenegger $300 million
Coming in at number 12 is Arnold Schwarzenegger. Arnie started his career in Australia as a bodybuilder and went onto the big screen to play Conan the Barbarian in 1982. He then starred in Terminator and a number of other successful films including Commando, Running Man and Predator. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s success as an actor has no doubt assisted him to win the election in 2003 for Governor of California.
12. Will Smith $310 million
From the early days of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air to the widely admired and respected Hollywood actor, Will Smith is ranked number 12 at a worth of $310 million dollars. Out of 21 films Smith has starred in, 17 of those grossed over $500 million dollars each. His career exploded with Independence Day, followed by Men in Black, Enemy of the State and Ali. Despite Will Smith turning down the role of Neo in The Matrix, a move Smith is reported to have seriously regretted, Smith is still ranked one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood with his average earning per film at $20 to $30 million dollars.
11. Adam Sandler $340 million
Adam Sandler ranks in at number 11 of the richest actors in Hollywood. He’s best known for his starring roles in The Wedding Singer, Big Daddy, Mr Deeds and Jack and Jill. Sandler also does voice overs in films such Hotel Transylvania (Dracula) in order to boost his career earnings. At $340 million dollars, Sandler is one of the richest men in Hollywood. A generous man, he once donated over $1 million dollars to the Boys and Girls Club in his hometown.
10. Jessica Alba $350 million
At only 37 years of age, Alba has already made $350 million dollars and is therefore the 10th richest actor in Hollywood. Starting her career young, Alba has had a very successful acting career playing roles such as Honey and then going on to star in Marvel films (Fantastic Four), Good Luck Chuck and Sin City. Jessica is more than her acting career – she’s also a very successful business woman. owning The Honest Company which was valued at almost $1 billion dollars in 2017. We’re sure Jessica Alba will be the first female billionaire actress by the time she’s finished up her career. Jessica also makes Top 10 Sexest Actresses in Hollywood
9. Jackie Chan $350 million
Jackie Chan is the 9th richest Hollywood actor. Chan is well known for his Kung Fu style films and carrying out all his own stunts. He’s starred in over 101 films, breaking 206 bones along the way and earning over $250 million dollars at the age of 64. It’s a good job, those medical bills will be costly!
8. Keanu Reeves $350 million
Keanu Reeves is one of the richest actors in Hollywood. He’s best known for his portrayal of Neo in the Matrix films – earning over $100 million dollars for just one film (Matrix Reloaded). Also starring in The Devil’s Advocate and John Wick, at 53 years of age, Keanu Reeves has yet still to surpass his record. We’d estimate he’ll make himself a tidy $500 million dollars before he wraps up his career.
7. Clint Eastwood $375 million
Clint Eastwood has managed to bag himself 7th place for the richest actors in Hollywood. He is best known for his country and western films and his trademark slogan, ‘Do you feel lucky, punk?’ Not only has Clint enjoyed a successful acting career, he’s also a talented Director, with films such as Million Dollar Baby and Mystic River under his belt. At 88 years old, Clint has a healthy $375 million dollar bank balance.
6. Sylvester Stallone $400 million
Sylvester Stallone is best known for his films such as Rocky Balboa, Rambo and the Untouchables. Stallone wrote the majority of the films he acted in, earning himself $400 million at the age of 71.
5. Jack Nicholson $400 million
Jack Nicholson, at number 5, is one of the richest actors in Hollywood. Nicholson is well recognised throughout the acting world for his parts in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Departed, The Bucket List, and his most famous role playing the Joker in Batman (this earned him a cool $60 million dollars alone). With over $400 million in the bank at 81 years old, Jack Nicholson has earned himself a nice retirement when he’s ready to dip out the limelight.
4. Mel Gibson $425 million
Mel Gibson ranks at number 4 of the richest actors in Hollywood. He’s well-known for movies such as Lethal Weapon, Braveheart and Mad Max. He’s also directed some of the films he’s starred in such as Apocalypto, The Passion of Christ and Hacksaw Ridge. Over the years, Mel Gibson has earned himself approximately $425 million dollars. a lot of which will be spent on his 9 children.
3. Johnny Depp $430 million
Johnny Depp is one of the richest actors in Hollywood, worth $430 million dollars. He’s done an array of different films, probably best known for his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in The Pirates of the Caribbean (for which he received $55 million dollars alone). He often plays quite quirky characters, attracting an average of $30 million pounds per film. At only 55 years of age, Johnny Depp is set to double his earnings by the end of his career.
2. Tom Hanks $440 million
Tom Hank ranks in at number 2 for the richest actors in Hollywood. He’s had a successful acting career what with him being one of the most versatile actors in Hollywood. From comedies to war films (and even Disney animations), Hanks earned over $70 million dollars alone for filming Forrest Gump in 1994. At 61, there’s no doubt that we’ll see more of Tom Hanks and we’re rather happy about that too.
1. Tom Cruise $550 million
First place goes to Tom Cruise who is worth a whopping $550 million dollars. He’s enjoyed a long and successful career and, at only 55, we know there’s a lot more to come. Cruise is known for his roles in Top Gun, Cocktail, War of the Worlds, and Mission Impossible. Combined, Cruise earned in excess of $200 million dollars for his roles in War of the Worlds and Mission Impossible. We’re sure $550 million dollars is more than enough for him to retire on, but at 55 years of age he still has a great deal of career left in him. We wouldn’t be surprised if he topped $800 million over the duration of his entire career.