When you think of the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, you get the impression that acting is the business to be in if you want to get rich.
The truth of the matter is that making it as an actor in Hollywood is one of the hardest things anybody will ever have to do.
If you do crack it however, there are several of the richest actors in the world who are proof that showbusiness pays big bucks.
The hard part is making it.
We’re not here to talk to you about how to make it in Hollywood, we’re here to talk to you about the financial rewards that you can enjoy if you do make it as an actor in Hollywood.
Below you will find a list of several of the richest actors in the world, how much they’re worth, and some of their best work for good measure.
The Richest Actors In The World And Their Net Worth
19. Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro is widely regarded as one of the greatest actors to ever grace the earth. He is an actor that has accomplished more than most people could ever dream of. Robert De Niro has been acting for nearly half a century, and the man is still going strong.
He has appeared in some true classics including Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Godfather Part 2, and Heat.
He’s also appeared in comedies including Dirty Grandpa, Meet the Fockers, and Meet the Parents.
You’ll soon see him appearing in ‘Joker’ starring Joaquin Phoenix.
De Niro’s net worth is currently a little over $300 Million.
18. Brad Pitt
Not only is Brad Pitt one of the best looking men in the world, but he’s also one of the richest.
A very talented actor, Pitt has been in the business for over three decades now, and he too is going stronger than ever.
Appearing in movies such as World War Z, Inglorious Basterds, Ocean’s Eleven, Fight Club, Seven, and many more, Pitt is one of Hollywood’s most recognized names and faces.
He is currently starring in Tarantino’s new movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Brad Pitt, like De Niro, is currently estimated to be worth $300 Million.
17. Leonardo Di Caprio
Starring alongside Brad Pitt in Tarantino’s new movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, is Leonardo Di Caprio.
Leo Di Caprio is one of the world’s most versatile actors.
He shot to superstardom in the 90s smash-hit Titanic and has appeared in some of the most popular movies ever created.
He has starred in movies such as The Wolf of Wall Street, the Great Gatsby, The Departed, Romeo and Juliet, Titanic, Gangs of New York, and many more.
Because of his talent, fans were calling for Leo to win an Oscar, and despite being nominated many times, he regularly lost out.
Thanks to The Revenant, however, Leo finally won his Oscar.
With a net worth of $245 Million, he’s not shy of a few bucks that’s for sure.
16. Robert Downey Jnr
Robert Downey Jnr is one of the most in-demand actors at this moment in time, yet he was all the rage in the early-to-mid nineties.
Then he dropped off the radar.
After personal troubles including substance abuse and addiction, not to mention a spell in jail, many people considered Downey Jnr to be done.
In the 2000s, he overcame his demons, and thanks to being cast as Iron Man as well as Sherlock Holmes, he proved that he still had an incredible talent for acting.
Now we all know him as Tony Stark AKA Iron Man, with a net worth of $300 Million.
15. Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks is one of the world’s most versatile actors, and he’s also a straight-up cool dude.
Tom Hanks has been acting for over four decades now.
He is one of the world’s greatest actors and his resume speaks for itself.
Appearing in movies such as Saving Private Ryan, Castaway, Angels and Demons, BIG, Forrest Gump, The Green Mile, Bridge of Spies, and the Toy Story movies to name just a few, one can easily understand why his net worth currently stands at around $350 Million.
14. Will Smith
Will Smith is an actor with an incredibly versatile resume behind him.
He’s an actor, a rapper, a producer, and even a motivational speaker.
Before he turned 20 he was already a self-made millionaire, thanks to his rap music and his sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Since then, he’s gone on to star in movies such as Men in Black 1, 2, and 3, as well as Bad Boys 1 and 2, I am Legend, The Pursuit of Happiness, and many more.
He’s won Grammy awards, has been nominated for countless academy awards, and has a net worth of around $300 Million.
We’ll just brush over Wild Wild West for now.
13. Jessica Alba
The first female actor on our list today is Jessica Alba.
Alba has been in the business for decades now and has appeared in some of the world’s most successful movies including Fantastic Four and Sin City.
She has also appeared in countless magazine publications and has co-founded her very own line of non-toxic beauty and cosmetic products, which have netted her millions. Her net worth is currently estimated to be around $340 Million.
12. Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves is a man that defies the laws of time.
He’s currently 55 years of age, yet he looks no different now to have he looked back in the early 90s.
What’s more, he doesn’t move like a 55-year-old, which is evident if you’ve seen the viral videos of him in training for the John Wick movies.
Keanu Reeves has appeared in cult classics such as the Bill and Ted movies, as well as Speed and Point Break.
He really put himself on the map when he appeared as Neo in The Matrix.
Incidentally, Will Smith turned down the role of Neo to appear in Wild, Wild West instead, which he is no doubt kicking himself for now.
Just when people thought Reeve’s ass-kicking days were numbered, he starred in the John Wick series, which many consider being one of the best action movie franchises ever.
Reeves currently has a net worth of $360 Million.
11. Michael Douglas
This actor from New Jersey made a name for himself in the 1990s.
He appeared in the controversial Basic Instinct, as well as Fatal Attraction and Falling Down.
He was an actor in high demand, yet he made much of his fortune from producing.
In the 1990s, Michael Douglas became one of Hollywood’s most successful producers. His net worth is estimated at $300 Million.
10. Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone is one of Hollywood’s most recognizable names.
He, along with Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Bruce Willis put action movies on the map in the 80s and 90s.
Sly is not only a musclebound action hero, but he’s also a versatile actor and academy award winner thanks to his portrayal of Rocky Balboa, of which he also wrote.
As well as playing Rocky, Sly is also perhaps equally as well known for his portrayal of John Rambo.
In fact, the fifth and final Rambo movie, Rambo: Last Blood, will soon be released in theatres.
Sly’s resume is enormous.
A few other notable movies of his include: Demolition Man, Assassins, Tango and Cash, Cop Land, and many more besides.
His net worth is a staggering $400 Million.
9. Adam Sandler
Despite having been relatively quiet lately, Adam Sandler is on our list too.
He is an actor, writer, and producer best-known for comedy.
He has appeared in movies such as Happy Gilmore, Little Nicky, Billy Madison, the Water Boy, and Big Daddy.
Today, Sandler’s net worth is around $420 Million.
8. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
The Olsen twins made a name for themselves as children, appearing in TV shows such as Full House, Two of a Kind, and The Adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley.
They would then grow older and appear in movies, including New York Minute, It Takes Two, and Holiday in the Sun.
They went on to launch their own fashion brand, which proved to be incredibly successful, netting them a substantial amount of money.
Between them, the pair have an estimated net worth of $400 Million.
They were even ranked at number 11 by Forbes Magazine as the richest women in entertainment.
7. Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood is currently 89 years of age, yet he is still acting, and still kicking ass.
He made a name for himself in the Western genre, way back in the 1960s, yet he began acting in the early 50s.
A few notable performances from him include Unforgiven, Rawhide, The Good The Bad and The Ugly, For a Few Dollars More, Dirty Harry, Gran Torino, and countless others.
He is also a very talented writer and director and has won multiple academy awards.
Recently he received critical acclaim for his role in The Mule.
Clint’s net worth is around $375 Million marks.
6. Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis is best known as an action movie star, and he has been entertaining audiences since the 1980s.
He is best known for his role as John McClane in Die Hard, which many consider being one of the best action movies ever made.
Bruce Willis has a resume as long as the list of bad guys he’s killed on screen.
He has appeared in 5 Die Hard movies, Striking Distance, Pulp Fiction, Sixth Sense, the Last Boy Scout, Armageddon, The Fifth Element, Sin City, and many more.
He is still going strong and is currently worth around $180 Million.
5. Jackie Chan
When we think of Jackie Chan, we don’t necessarily think of academy award-winning performances, yet Jackie Chan is one of the most talented and versatile actors in Hollywood, and he does his own stunts!
Jackie Chan has been acting since he was just five years of age.
He is perhaps best known for the Rush Hour movies, starring alongside Chris Tucker.
Less than two years ago, Chan took a step back from over the top martial arts movies and tried his hand at drama.
He appeared in the Netflix movie The Foreigner, and he gained critical acclaim.
His net worth is currently sitting at $370 Million.
4. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger is a self-made man.
He is considered one of the best action movie heroes of all time and he put muscles on the map.
He is best known for his roles in the Terminator movies, though it was the first Terminator movie that really showed people what an on-screen presence he is.
He is also known for Predator, Red Heat, True Lies, Twins, Kindergarten Cop, Raw Deal, Commando, and many more.
Currently, depending on where you look, his net worth is estimated to be between $300 and $400 Million.
3. The Rock
Dwayne The Rock Johnson made a name for himself as a wrestler.
Since leaving the WWE, barring the occasional appearance and maybe the odd match here and there, The Rock has gone on to become one of the richest people in all of Hollywood.
His notable movies include Fast and Furious 5, 6, 7, and 8, Hobbs and Shaw, The Rundown, The Scorpion King, Pain and Gain, and many more.
He is currently worth a staggering $280 Million.
2. Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise is another actor that doesn’t seem to age.
Well known for the Mission Impossible movies, as well as Jack Reacher, Top Gun, and Collateral, Tom Cruise is currently worth an astonishing $570 Million.
1. Shah Rukh Kahn
If people don’t take Bollywood seriously, get them to speak to Shah Rukh Kahn.
This Indian actor is worth a staggering $600 Million so it’s no wonder why he is known as the ‘King of Bollywood’.
That brings our look at the world’s richest actors to a close. Hopefully, you’ve found this article informative, entertaining, and educational.
If you have and you’re considering a career as an actor, at least now you know the potential rewards you could reap.
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