Whether you’re a billionaire or not one thing that brings society together is the love for entertainment.
Going way back to the era of the golden age, Hollywood actors and actresses have been revered as heroes to many across the world. There’s no surprise that with such fame and adoration comes staggering wealth.
It’s easy to assume that the beautiful celebrities we see on our big and small screens are rich beyond their wildest dreams.
We’ve done all the research for you so let’s get straight into the list of the top 10 richest actors in the world
10. Sylvester Stallone (Net Worth – $400 Million)
Kicking off our list is a man that has done his fair share of on-screen kicking and punching over the years, Sylvester Stallone. We love that Stallone gets the first mention here as his story is about as rags to riches as it can possibly get.
As a young aspiring actor and filmmaker in the 1970s, Sylvester became so poor whilst schlepping his unknown rocky script around town.
He even had to sell his beloved dog. But don’t worry there is a happy end to this tale as once he sold the script and his journey to superstardom began. He bought his dog back for a much higher price than he sold it out.
We might add that with starring roles in the rocky and Rambo franchises along with other high-profile roles in the expendable, series Stallone has managed to amass a tidy net worth of around 400 million dollars.
9. Johnny Depp (Net Worth – $400 Million)
Worth 400 million dollars next on our list is arguably the biggest male lead over the last 25 years Johnny Depp. His film career that has consistently allowed him to reinvent himself.
Depp has amassed a net worth of around 400 million dollars, thanks to performances and savvy business deals related to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise as well as high-profile collaborations with Tim Burton-like Alice in Wonderland Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Johnny Depp is said to command a per film salary of more than twenty million dollars. The highest figure of any actor in Hollywood.
In 2012 he had a particularly fruitful year and was even listed in the Guinness World Book of Records as being the highest-paid actor that year with annual earnings of a whopping 75 million dollars.
Despite being so damn rich he’s currently having mad financial problems. The guy’s lifestyle is costing him two million dollars per month and he’s spending thirty thousand dollars on wine per month alone.
8. Jack Nicholson (Net Worth – $400 Million)
Next up in our countdown is one of Hollywood’s real living legends, the one and only Jack Nicholson. Probably one of the first names that come to mind when thinking about real big name actors.
Nicholson also has a net worth in the four hundred million dollar region with three Academy Award wins and more nominations than any other male actor in history.
Nicholson has appeared in over 60 movies and his status as one of the very best has been confirmed since the 1960s. A great lover of art Nicholson is said to have a collection that is worth in excess of original pieces by master artists including Picasso Matisse Warhol and Tamara de Lempicka.
7. Amitabh Bachchan (Net Worth – $425 Million)
Amitabh Bachchan is one of the most iconic names in the Indian film industry without a doubt. Bachan possesses a fortune of around 425 million dollars. The actor began his career in the 1970s and became a master of the angry young man movie archetype.
With a career spanning more than 40 years and comprising of a mammoth 180 plus films, most of which were a smash hit blockbusters it’s not hard to see how the actor has become so staggeringly wealthy.
International movie lovers might recognize him from his 2013 Hollywood debut role in The Great Gatsby Amitabh Bachan is proof that it isn’t only the Hollywood stars who can become wildly wealthy.
6. Mel Gibson (Net Worth – $425 Million)
Certainly a controversial figure in celebrity culture over the years. The figures tell us that Mel Gibson is also one of the richest with an estimated fortune in the region of $425 million.
The actor and director has enjoyed big-screen success after big-screen success during his career with the passion of the Christ’ being one of the largest grossing motion pictures in history and the single highest grossing non-english language film of all time.
Gibson drives a Mercedes CLS 500 valued at over $210000. He also added ten million dollars to his fortune with the sale of his lavender Hill Farm Malibu mansion.
Over the years he owned a 400-acre ranch in Costa Rica worth $26 Million and in Connecticut for a combined estimated total of $70 Million. Did you know that despite his famous Australian accent Mel Gibson was actually born in Peekskill, New York.
5. Tyler Perry (Net Worth – $450 Million)
Using Oprah as his inspiration Perry has become an actor, director, playwright, producer and screenwriter. Over the decades he has specialized in creating high-quality and innovate of content for the African-American audience.
His iconic character Medea has captured the hearts and funny bones of people all over the world.
His collection of movies has earned him more than two hundred and sixty million dollars. Perry also earns big on the small screen with shows like Meet the Browns and House of Pain being huge successes.
One of Perry’s biggest individual paydays happened in 2007 when he received a whopping $200 Million for a 100 episode deal for House of Pain. Perry’s 8 stage plays have also been a big earner with $75 Million in the bank through live tickets and DVD sales of the performances.
4. George Clooney (Net Worth – $450 Million)
He is one of the most recognizable faces in the world of entertainment. George Clooney, with an estimated fortune of a cool half a billion dollars, has proven himself to not only be a great actor but an intelligent businessman.
Best known internationally for his television career on ER and his starring role in the oceans movies he’s garnered both Golden Globes and Oscars for his wide range of performances.
Over the years some of Clooney’s standout salaries have been $25 Million for Tomorrowland in 2015. $20 Million for Money monster in 2016. $20 Million for Ocean’s eleven in 2001. $20 Million for gravity in 2013 with an added bonus of a percentage of the total revenue of the film.
3. Tom Cruise (Net Worth – $550 Million)
There is no denying that Tom Cruise is one of the first names on anyone’s list when it comes to huge Hollywood name stars. He certainly has the wealth to support that claim.
A long and fruitful career that has seen him become both a bona fide action star and dramatic performer. Cruz has made hit after hit from Top Gun to Mission Impossible 2, Rain Man to cocktail to Jack Reacher.
Of course, when your level of celebrity reaches as high as Tom Cruise’s the salaries you can command get bigger and bigger. Some of Cruz’s biggest paydays have been $25 Million for 2015’s Mission Impossible rogue nation and a staggering total check for $75 Million each for Mission Impossible 2 & 3.
Thanks to clever percentage deals Tom Cruise is estimated to be worth $550 Million.
2. Shahrukh Khan (Net Worth – $650 Million)
He is the undisputed king of Bollywood. Shah Rukh Khan has a career list of over 80 Hindi films and several other successful business ventures. Khan has amassed an amazing fortune of approximately $650 Million.
What’s so extraordinary about Khan’s fortune is that he didn’t make his Hindi film debut until 1992 meaning that he has made considerably more than half a billion dollars in 25 short years.
As well as being extraordinarily wealthy Khan is also an incredibly generous philanthropist donating to a number of organizations including UNESCO. Khan still has his fair share of luxury cars and homes to celebrate his limitless fortune.
1. Jerry Seinfeld (Net Worth – $900 Million)
He’s by a country mile the richest living actor in the world is without a doubt. Jerry Seinfeld with a staggering net worth of $900 Million is one of the most iconic and instantly recognizable faces in the entertainment industry. His hit sitcom Seinfeld has made him one of the wealthiest celebrities in the world.
According to Forbes, Seinfeld was earning $267 Million per year at the peak of his show success as well as syndication deals for performances worth $60 Million dollars throughout the 2000s.
Despite the sitcom having finished years ago, Seinfeld is still one of show business’s highest earners with Forbes citing him as the highest-paid comedian in 2015. How does Jerry like to spend his fortune you ask our answer is on a luxury car.
A keen fan of Porsche. It’s estimated that Seinfeld’s collection is worth in excess of $22 Million dollars. That seems like just a drop in the ocean.
Although Bruce Willis didn’t quite make it onto our list, he holds the record for highest total income from a single film with 1999’s The Sixth Sense. By cleverly negotiating percentage deals, Willis’s initial $14 Million salary quickly turned into a cool 100 million dollars when the movie became a runaway success.