20 Richest Actors That Weren't Destined For Greatness, But Achieved It Nonetheless
Hollywood has always been the center of attention for the entertainment business; this is the place where all blockbusters are born and actors that take part into them are likely to be paid as much as the success the movie has. Turns out the movie can surprise the audience but the zeros into the bank account of the actor can astonish you! It is true people should be paid according to their hard work, though.
Let’s break the silence and list out the richest actors; of course, taking into account that these numbers are just references and by no means reflect the exact amount, only they can know how much they make!
20. Robert Downey Jr.— $300 million
Being his most famous movies: 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang', 'Sherlock Holmes', and the Marvel franchise ('Iron Man', 'The Avengers'), we can know why he is always on the Forbes lists as one of the most well-paid actors in 2018.
19. Mia Wasikowska — $275 million
Her most famous movies: 'Alice in Wonderland', 'Alice Through the Looking Glass', and 'Crimson Peak'. The billions she got from them made a change in her financial situation and she increases her fortune by investing in shares in the last years until 2018.
18. The Olsen twins — $300 million
Their most famous movies: 'Passport to Paris', 'It Takes Two', and 'New York Minute'. Besides acting, the sisters also successfully developed their own chain of cosmetics in 2018, which they produce and sell.
17. Will Smith — $300 million
His most famous movies: 'Bad Boys', 'Men in Black', 'Wild Wild West', and 'I Am Legend'. But not having enough with his actual fortune, he recently started working with Netflix, which may increase his fortune dramatically in 2019.
16. Arnold Schwarzenegger — $400 million
His most famous movies: 'Conan the Barbarian', 'Terminator', 'The Expendables'. Schwarzenegger has demonstrated being a famous politician and businessman aside from the awesome actor that has earned millions with his work and, in 2018, make him worth $400 million.
15. Jessica Alba — $340 million
Her most famous movies: 'Sin City', 'Fantastic Four', and 'Mechanic: Resurrection'. Jessica has not relied only on acting for making money since she is the co-founder of a very successful company that produces nontoxic products, which helped her to worth those $340 million in 2016.
14. Jackie Chan — $395 million
His most famous movies: 'Rumble in the Bronx', 'Rush Hour', and 'Kung Fu Panda' (he has more than 100 movies in total). Jackie Chan has become an idol for the martial arts and has become the owner of an Honorary Oscar, this implies he has received very good profits for almost all of his movies until 2017.
13. Adam Sandler — $400 million
His most famous movies: 'Happy Gilmore', 'Billy Madison', 'Click', 'Just Go With It', and 'Grown Ups'. Adam has been having low ratings for his latest works, but even though he is still doing very well until 2018. And it is about to get better with his association with Netflix.
12. Keanu Reeves — $360 million
His most famous movies: 'Point Break', 'Johnny Mnemonic', 'The Matrix', 'Constantine', 'The Lake House', and 'John Wick'. Keanu maintains his wealth until 2019 by living a simple life. This way, he can provide a huge part of the money he makes to charity donations.
11. Clint Eastwood — $375 million
His most famous movies: 'Dirty Harry', 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly', 'A Fistful of Dollars', 'Million Dollar Baby', 'Gran Torino', and 'Sully'. This man makes history with all his movies, whether he is acting or directing. Even though they are not always financially successful, they won him four Oscars and allow him to worth those $375 million until 2015.
10. Sylvester Stallone — $400 million
His most famous movies: 'Rocky', 'Rambo', 'The Expendables', 'Guardians of the Galaxy', and 'Judge Dredd'. Stallone has made his fortune until 2019 as an actor and as a director, being also the lifelong competitor of Schwarzenegger.
9. Bill Cosby — $400 million
His most famous movies: 'I Spy', 'The Cosby Show', and 'Jack, Cosby'. The role Cosby took in 'I Spy' is probably his biggest achievement so far. He also created his own producing empire in which he made TV shows that earned him millions of dollars as for 2018.
8. Jack Nicholson — $400 million
His most famous movies: 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest', 'The Shining', 'Batman', 'As Good as It Gets', and 'The Bucket List'. Turns out that even with his tremendous charisma and three Oscars, Nicholson isn’t the richest person as for 2017; adding up the fact that he has been quiet from the cameras lately.
7. Tyler Perry — $600 million
His most famous movies: 'Diary of a Mad Black Woman', 'Daddy’s Little Girls', 'Why Did I Get Married?', and 'For Colored Girls'. One of his distinctive features is that he makes low-budget movies that almost always earn great money; this way he has earned millions of dollars, as for 2019, and has built his own media empire.
6. Mel Gibson — $425 million
His most famous movies: 'Mad Max', 'Lethal Weapon', 'Maverick', 'Braveheart', 'What Women Want', and 'Hacksaw Ridge'. One of his super successful movies was Mad Max which got $100 million at the box office with a $350,000 budget. From this moment onwards, Gibson’s career and his earnings went up making him worth $425 million this 2019.
5. Johnny Depp — $200 million
His most famous movies: 'Donnie Brasco', 'Pirates of the Caribbean', 'The Tourist', 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', and 'Alice in Wonderland'. Depp’s earnings, as for 2018, for his roles as The Hatter and Jack Sparrow are over $100 million and the movies he appears in increases their worth.
4. Tom Hanks — $350 million
His most famous movies: 'Philadelphia', 'Forrest Gump', 'Saving Private Ryan', 'The Da Vinci Code', 'Bridge of Spies', and 'Sully'. He played awesome roles that made him win 2 consecutive Oscars and from there he started producing his own projects, which make him one of the most valuable actors as of 2019.
3. Tom Cruise — $550 million
His most famous movies: 'Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles', 'Jerry Maguire', 'Mission: Impossible', 'Vanilla Sky', 'The Last Samurai', and 'Valkyrie'. With so many blockbusters, it is believed that Tom earns money not just for himself but also for the Scientology Church, which could be another reason why he's so valuable as for 2018.
2. Shah Rukh Khan — $750 million
His most famous movies: 'The Big-Hearted Will Take Away the Bride', 'The Heart Is Crazy', 'Chennai Express', 'Trust me', 'I Am Here', and 'Veer-Zaara'. The 'Boliwood King' doesn’t make profits only from movies; he works with Pepsi and Nokia, which contributes to his net worth as for 2017.
1. Jerry Seinfeld — $950 million
His most famous movies: 'Seinfeld', 'Curb Your Enthusiasm', 'Louie', '30 Rock'. Aside from acting, Seinfeld produces many movies and performs on stages that help him with his profits and his net worth as for 2019.
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