21 Actors With Highest Net Worth
#21 Nicolas Cage, $150 Million
Actually, $25 Million.
Born as Nicholas Kim Coppola, as the son of brother of director Francis Ford Coppola, Cage is best known as ultimate method acting personality, and his passion for method acting reached a personal limit when he smashed a street-vendor’s car to achieve the sense for his character in The “Cotton Club”, in 1984.
He received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and Screen actors Guild Award for his performance in Leaving Las Vegas, and though he has been criticized for his roles in recent years, he earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
He has been married three times, second marriage was to Lisa Marie Presley, and his third wife, Alice Kim gave birth to their son Kal-El, on October 3, 2005.
Cage and Alice, have been separated since January 2016.
His net worth has been compromised, because of his problems with the taxes.
#20 Gerard Depardieu, $200 Million
French actor, filmmaker, and wineyeard owner, Depardieu is one of the most prolific actors in film history, having completed more than 170 movies during his career.
Depardieu is a Chevalier of the Legion d’honneur, and Chevalier of the Ordre national du merite.
In 2013, he was granted citizenship of Russia, and the same year became a cultural ambassador of Montenegro.
Character of Cyrano de Bergerac, in 1990, made him second time winner of the Cesar Award for Best Actor.
#19 Will Smith, $240 Million
Nicknamed Mr. July, Smith is an actor, comedian, producer, rapper, and songwriter.
He has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards, two Academy Awards, and has won four Grammy Awards.
Newsweek’s 2007 “the most powerful actor in Hollywood” starred in Bad Boys, Independence Day, Men in Black, Enemy of the State, and he turned down the role of the Neo in The Matrix in favor of Wild Wild West.
Father of three, Smith was consistently listed in Fortune Magazine’s “Richest 40” list for the forty celebrity Americans under the age of 40.
#18 Leonardo DiCaprio, $250 Million
DiCaprio began attracting the attention of producers, who cast him in a number of TV series, but it wasn’t until 1991 that he made his film debut in “Critters 3”.
He gained worldwide public recognition with James Cameron’s epic romance, “Titanic” (1997).
Since 2000, DiCaprio has received critical acclaim for his performance in many projects such as The Aviator, The Revenant, Gangs of New York, Blood Diamond, and has been nominated for six Academy Awards, five for acting and one for producing.
In 2016, DiCaprio won the Academy Award for Best Actor for The Revenant.
DiCaprio has been active supporter of numerous environmental organizations, and in April, 2016, at the UN he spoke prior to the signing Paris Climate Change Agreement.
#17 Robert Downey Jr., $260 Million
Downey Jr. made his debut in the film “Pond” (1970), written and directed by his father, R. Downey Sr.
In 1992, he starred as tittle character in the film “Chaplin”, and he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
After spending a year in prison, he joined the cast of TV series “Ally McBeal”, and won Golden Globe Award.
It was Mel Gibson who paid Downey’s insurance bond, and made him able to return to big screen, in the “Singing Detective” (2003).
Since 2008, Downey Jr. appeared in several blockbusters, such as The Avengers, Captain America, and Iron Man 3.
He also starred in “Sherlock Holmes” (2009), and its sequel (2011).
#16 Michael Douglas, $300 Million
Deciding that he want to be an actor in his teenage years, Michael often asked his father, famous actor Kirk Douglas, to help him to get a “foot in the door”, but his father was strongly opposed to his pursue into acting career.
Though, he managed to receive Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, and AFI Life Achievement Award for the outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment and enrichment of American culture.
Since John Lennon was murdered in 1980, Michael has been a major supporter of gun control.
He is a notable Democrat, and a supporter of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.
#15 Arnold Schwarzenegger, $300 Million
Megastar Arnold’s life is the amazing life story of a penniless immigrant, making it in the land of opportunity.
Arnold won the Mr. Universe tittle at age 20, and is widely considered as bodybuilding’s biggest icon.
His breakthrough film was the epic “Conan the Barbarian”.
He appeared in a number of films such as Predator, Twins, Total Recall, but a critical success was The Terminator franchise, in 1984, 1991, 2003, and 2015.
During his political career, as the 38th Governor of California, Arnold was nicknamed as “The Governator”.
#14 Adam Sandler, $350 Million
Nicknamed Sandman, was discovered by comedian Dennis Miller while working at a comedy club in L.A., and he recommended him to producer of a Saturday Night Live, Lorne Michaels, as a big talent.
Sandler became best known for his comedic roles, but has ventured into more dramatic roles as well.
He starred in Funny People, Just Go With It, Blended, and in 2015, in Western comedy film The Ridiculous 6 distributed by Netflix.
In 2014, Netflix announced a four-movie deal with Sandler’s film production company, Happy Madison Production.
Sandler married actress Jacqueline Titone, in 2003, and couple has two daughters.
#13 Jackie Chan, $350 Million
Nicknamed by his mother Pao-pao (cannonball), Chan is a Hong Kong singer, actor, stuntman, producer and martial artist, best known for his acrobatic fighting style, and self-performed hilarious stunts.
He began his film career as a stuntman in the Bruce Lee films “Fist of Fury”, and “Enter the Dragon”.
For his performance during career, in more than 150 movie appearances, Chan has received stars on the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars, as well as on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Chan performed “Hard to Say Goodbye” song, at the 2008 Summer Olympics closing ceremony.
#12 Keanu Reeves, $365 Million
Reeves is a Canadian actor, producer, director and musician.
He gained fame for his starring role in several blockbusters such as “Point Break”, “Speed”, and most of all for the science fiction trilogy “Matrix”.
During his career, Reeves has engaged in several artistic forms, and has been active musician for a decade.
In 2005, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, as a recognition for his accomplishments.
Reeves is founder of a cancer charity, which he decided not to attach his name to the organization.
#11 Clint Eastwood, $38 Million
Eastwood has contributed to over 50 films over his career, and he gained his fame as Man with No Name in Sergio Leone’s “Dollars” trilogy of spaghetti Western, as well as antihero Harry Callahan in “Dirty Harry” franchise.
Eastwood is truly an enduring icon of masculinity, and for his work he won Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture.
To date he won five Academy Awards.
Eastwood said to David Letterman on interview in 2009, that he has seven children, at least.
#10 Bill Cosby, $400 Million
American musician, author, actor, comedian and TV producer Bill Cosby has been married to Camille Hanks.
He has five children.
Some of his most notable works include The Cosby Show, The Bill Cosby Show, The Cosby Mysteries, Fat Albert and Cosby Kids, and The Electric Company.
He rose to fame starting with TV show “I Spy”.
He lectured African-American communities about certain problems prevalent in underprivileged urban communities, and has been openly critical of conservative Republican politicians.
Recently he has been the subject of numerous publicized sexual allegations.
Cosby was even charged with sexual assault in Pennsylvania, in December 30, 2015.
On May 24, 2016 judge ruled Cosby will remain free on $1 million bail until trial.
#9 Tom Hanks, $400 Million
Hanks became worldwide popular actor in 1993, first with “Sleepless in Seattle” and than with “Philadelphia”, in 1993, Hanks won the Academy Award for Best Actor.
Forest Gump was his next hit in 1994, and he won his second Best Actor Academy Award, becoming only the second actor, Spencer Tracy was the first, to won consecutive Best Actors Oscars.
In 1995, he starred in the film Apollo 13, and the movie earned nine Academy Award nominations, winning two.
In 2016, he made appearance in three projects: Sully, Inferno, and The Circle.
Father of four children, converted to the Greek Orthodox Church, Hanks is proponent of environmentalism, and endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.
#8 Sylvester Stallone, $400 Million
Stallone directed, wrote or co-wrote most of the films from his best known three franchises Rocky, Rambo, and The Expendables films.
In 1977, he was nominated for Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor Academy Awards for Rocky, becoming only the third man, after Charles Chaplin and Orson Welles, in history two receive two nominations for the same film.
In 2010, Stallone was voted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in the non-participant category.
Reprising the role of Rocky Balboa in 2015 film Creed, he won his first Golden Globe Award.
Stallone has suffered numerous injuries during his career.
Recently, while filming a fight scene in The Expendables, he broke his neck, so a metal plate has to be inserted.
#7 Jack Nicholson, $400 Million
Performing for almost six decades, he is most nominated male actor in the Academy history, with a dozen (12) of nominations, literary.
Nicholson won the Academy Award for the Best Actor twice, and six Golden Globe Awards, as well.
He is one of the youngest recipients of the AFI Life Achievement Award (1994), and he also became one of the three male actors to win three Academy Awards, as he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting actor.
During mid-70s, Time Magazine researchers informed Nicholson, that one of his “sisters” is actually his mother, while the other one is, in fact, his aunt.
The Joker in Batman, Nick to his high school friends, was voted “class clown”, as he was in detention every day for a whole school year.
#6 Mel Gibson, $425 Million
Gibson is best known as a action hero, for roles such as Max Rockatansky in the Mad Max, Martin Rigs in Lethal Weapon, and Sir William Wallace in Braveheart.
Furthermore he produced, directed and starred in the epic drama Braveheart, for which he won the Golden Globe, the Academy Award for Best Director, and the Academy Award for Best Picture.
He directed and produced, two films to feature sparse dialogue in a non-English language, biblical drama film “The Passion of the Christ”, and adventure film “Apokalipto”.
#5 Johnny Depp, $450 Million
Depp is an American prominent actor, producer, and musician.
He rose to fame on TV series “21 Jump Street”, becoming a teen idol.
He has won the Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor, and some of his most notable films, are: Platoon, Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow, Pirates of the Caribbean and its sequels, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Alice in Wonderland.
In 2016, Depp played Donald Trump, in a film entitled Donald Trump’s The Art of the deal: The Movie.
He also formed a supergroup with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry called “Hollywood Vampires”.
In 2016, divorce between Deep and Amber Heard was settled, with Heard receiving $7 million, and she donated the entire proceeds from the divorce to charity.
#4 Tyler Perry, $450 Million
Perry’s most successful TV show was a show “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”.
In 2012, he struck an exclusive partnership with Oprah Winfrey, for the purposes of bringing scripted television to the OWN network.
Perry’s films are co-produced and distributed by Lions Gate Entertainment.
Praised by Oprah Winfrey, criticized by Spike Lee and others, as his shows “have been fed the same images of African-American over and over and over because they sell”.
He lives in Southwest Atlanta, and his girlfriend Gelila Bekele, in 2014 gave birth to their son Aman Tyler Perry.
#3 Tom Cruise, $480 Million
One of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood, Cruise became a full-fledged movie star in the action drama Top Gun.
He starred in a number of hit films, and has won three Golden Globe Awards.
Cruise has been nominated three times for the Academy Award, won the Saturn Award, AFI Movie of the Year Award, and an Empire Award for Best Actor.
Cruise was married to Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman, and Katie Holmes.
As an outspoken advocate for the Church of Scientology, Cruise made several controversial statements such as that psychiatry should be outlawed, criticized use of anti-depressant drugs in recovery treatment for postpartum depression, and that ex-wife Katie divorced him in part to protect couple’s daughter Suri from Scientology.
#2 Shah Rukh Khan, $600 Million
“King of Bollywood”, also known as SRK, Khan has performed in more then 80 films.
He began his career with appearances in several TV series in the late ‘80s, debuted in Bollywood in 1992, and rose to prominence in late ‘90s, with a series of romantic films such as “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”, “Mohabbatein”, and etc.
As of June 2016, Khan has completed work on crime drama “Raees”, in which he plays a bootlegger in ‘80’s Gujarat.
Khan is the co-owner of the Indian Premier League cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders.
For his philanthropic endeavors, Khan was honored with UNESCO’S Pyramide con Marni award, and he also received a privileged degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
#1 Jerry Seinfeld, $820 Million
Jerome Allen “Jerry” Seinfeld, is best known for portraying a semi-fictional version of himself
in the sitcom Seinfeld, which he co-wrote, co-produced, and co-created with Larry David.
In 2007, Seinfeld co-wrote, co-produced, and voiced the protagonist in the animated film, named Bee Movie.
An stand-up comedian known for specializing in observational humor, in 2005, Comedy Central named Seinfeld the 12th Greatest Stand-up Comedian of All Time.
He wrote the book Seinlanguage, children’s book Halloween, and also forewords for several other authors.
In 1999, Seinfeld married Jessica Sklar, and couple has three children.