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Top 50 Richest Actors In The World 
Shivam-Updated Jan 6, 2023
The public is always drawn to the glitzy and glamorous film industry. It is not only because the people who work for the movies do their very best to churn out path-breaking motion pictures as a medium of entertainment for us, but also because they manage to make an insane amount of money within show business for themselves.
Even though the fans are duly aware of the fact that pop stars and musicians also make a ton of money, the masses are usually of the opinion that celebrities from the world of movies must, in fact, be the highest-paid ones.
It is not surprising then that some of the most popular cine-stars in the world are indeed worth billions of dollars.
Having said that, we would also like to point out two specific and rather reflective points: First, the film stars who are included on this list are not here solely because of the net income generated through their filmmaking endeavors.
Many of these performers have been super smart with their money and have invested in many other businesses and projects.
Secondly, the rankings of the stars have got little to do with their global popularity or with the box office outcome of their respective feature films.
In fact, our readers would be amazed to know that several actors on this list have seen their box office number game plummet drastically over the years.
Be that as it may, these stars, who are also known for their lavish and often pompous lifestyles, continue to grab eyeballs courtesy of their annual income or cinematic undertakings.
However, it would not be an exaggeration to assert that some of the actors on this list are perhaps on it because of their years of PR-driven activities.
Now, that does not really mean that they are not as rich as the figures claim to be, but there is an odd possibility of the numbers being fudged to further their image among the fans.
That being said, many of our readers who may have wondered about the exact net worth of their favorite actor would be more than pleased to go through our list.
Therefore, we assemble and bring to you the much-awaited list of 50 of the richest actors in the world.
To make things interesting, we are also adding a short bio about their respective personal and professional lives.
50. Bradley Charles Cooper (Net worth: 100 million USD)
|Date of Birth||January 5, 1975|
|Place of Birth||Abington Township, Pennsylvania, United States of America|
|Debut TV Show||Sex and the City|
Bradley Charles Cooper, who is the recipient of a British Academy Film Award and two Grammy Awards, has earned millions playing Rocket in films such as 'Guardians of the Galaxy', 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2', 'Avengers: Infinity War', and 'Avengers: Endgame', respectively.
Bradley Cooper has also made millions featuring in movies such as 'Limitless', 'The Place Beyond the Pines', 'American Hustle', 'American Sniper', and 'The Hangover' series.
The actor also directed and starred in 'A Star is Born'; a musical romantic drama that made over US$400 million at the box office.
His films have grossed an estimated $11 billion at the global box office. In addition, the 'Silver Linings Playbook' star has also been placed four times in the annual rankings of the world's highest-paid actors.
49. Alfredo James Pacino (Net worth: 120 million USD)
|Date of Birth||April 25, 1940|
|Place of Birth||East Harlem, New York, United States of America|
|Debut TV Show||N.Y.P.D.|
One of the most iconic screen performers of all time, Alfredo James Pacino has won numerous awards throughout his career.
He has received an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and two Tony Awards. This makes him one of the few celebrated performers to have achieved the Triple Crown of Acting.
Al Pacino, who rose to fame after having portrayed Michael Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola’s cult gangster drama titled 'The Godfather', has also been honored with the AFI Life Achievement Award, the National Medal of Arts, and the Cecil B.DeMille Award, respectively.
His popularity only soared after he starred in movies like 'Scarface', 'Serpico', 'Dog Day Afternoon', 'Carlito's Way', 'Scent of a Woman', 'Frankie and Johnny', 'Donnie Brasco', and 'Heat' among others.
48. Christopher "Chris" Hemsworth AM (Net worth: 130 million USD)
|Date of Birth||August 11, 1983|
|Place of Birth||Melbourne, Australia|
|Debut TV Show||Guinevere Jones|
Known for his good looks and muscular physique, Chris Hemsworth has become one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, courtesy of his character play as Thor in 'Thor' films.
Chris Hemsworth, who was relatively unknown in the year 2011, was offered a salary of US$150,000 for his maiden outing as the "God of Thunder."
However, the enormous success of the franchise helped him increase his salary to an eye-popping US$30 million for the third installment in the series, titled 'Thor: Ragnarok.' That said, he has also reportedly received US$15 million for 'Avengers: Infinity War' and 'Avengers: Endgame', respectively.
47. Saif Ali Khan (Net worth: 150 million USD)
|Date of Birth||August 16, 1970|
|Place of Birth||New Delhi, India|
Saif Ali Khan is one of the leading Bollywood stars who hails from a royal background.
Even though he is possibly the only actor who comes from one of the richest family lineages, we are not adding his family's wealth to his personal income.
The son of veteran superstar Sharmila Tagore and popular cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan, Saif Ali Khan made his debut as the main lead in a drama called 'Parampara.' That said, he had made a couple of uncredited appearances as a child actor prior to his debut as a lead.
Saif Ali Khan tasted success with his roles in romantic dramas such as ‘Love Aaj Kal', 'Dil Chaahta Hai', 'Yeh Dillagi', 'Hum Tum', 'Kal Ho Naa Ho', and 'Salaam Namaste' among others.
He has even been a part of some massive box office hits like 'Hum Saath Saath Hain', 'Main Khiladi Tu Anari', and 'Race' to name a few.
46. Ryan Rodney Reynolds (Net worth: 150 million USD)
|Date of Birth||October 23, 1976|
|Place of Birth||Vancouver, Canada|
|Debut TV Show||Fifteen|
Ryan Reynolds hails from Canada and is a prominent face in the entertainment industry today.
Not only does he appear in films and on television but he has also been seen in video games.
Ryan Reynolds, who has featured in some popular motion pictures such as 'National Lampoon's Van Wilder', 'Waiting...', 'Definitely, Maybe', 'The Proposal', 'Buried', 'Blade: Trinity', and 'Green Lantern', is best known for his character play in the smash hit 'Deadpool' franchise.
The actor was recently seen in projects like 'Red Notice' and 'Free Guy.'
45. Rowan Sebastian Atkinson CBE (Net worth: 150 million USD)
|Date of Birth||January 6, 1955|
|Place of Birth||Consett, United Kingdom|
|Debut TV Show||Canned Laughter|
This English actor, comedian, and writer has made the viewers laugh for years by playing the game-changing character of Mr. Bean on the television show of the same name.
The show, which became a global phenomenon in the true sense of the word, was a part of many of our childhoods.
Also known for playing the titular role on the sitcom titled 'Blackadder', Rowan Sebastian Atkinson has also been seen in films such as 'Bean', 'Love Actually', 'Never Say Never Again', and the 'Johnny English' series among others.
He is undeniably among the greatest comedians in the history of entertainment.
44. Johnny Depp (Net worth: 150 million USD)
|Date of Birth||June 9, 1963|
|Place of Birth||Owensboro, Kentucky, United States of America|
|Debut Film||A Nightmare on Elm Street|
John Christopher Depp II, professionally known as Johnny Depp, is easily among the most popular and versatile Hollywood stars to have graced the screen in the past thirty years.
Popular worldwide for the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' series of motion pictures, Johnny Depp has been a recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe Award for the Best Actor trophy.
He has also been nominated for three Academy Awards and two British Academy Film Awards, respectively.
The superstar has also amused his fans by appearing in movies such as 'Edward Scissorhands', 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape', 'Donnie Brasco', and 'Dead Man' among others.
43. Sacha Noam Baron Cohen (Net worth: 160 million USD)
|Date of Birth||October 13, 1971|
|Place of Birth||Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom|
Sacha Noam Baron Cohen is one of the most unique personalities to make it to our list.
This multi-talented man not only works as an actor but also as a writer, producer, and comedian.
The fact that he has created and portrayed extremely popular fictional satirical characters such as Borat Sagdiyev, Brüno Gehard, Admiral General Aladeen, and Ali G is a testament to his unmatched talent as a comedic performer.
Sacha Noam Baron Cohen is also known for constantly changing his tone and appearance for the characters that he attempts to play on celluloid.
In fact, the actor has been seen interacting with unsuspecting people who have no idea that they are being filmed.
42. Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins CBE (Net worth: 160 million USD)
|Date of Birth||December 31, 1937|
|Place of Birth||Margam, United Kingdom|
|Debut TV Show||A Matter of Degree|
Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins CBE, popularly known as Anthony Hopkins, is a Welsh actor, director, and producer who has received many awards throughout the course of his long and celebrated career.
The legendary actor, who was recently seen in the much-loved motion picture titled 'The Father', has been a recipient of two Academy Awards for Best Actor, two Emmys, four BAFTAs, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and a British Academy Television Award, respectively. The year 1993 saw him getting knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his contribution to the field of arts.
The actor, who also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003, has been appreciated for his outstanding performances in feature films like 'The Lion in Winter', 'The Elephant Man', 'Hannibal', 'The Silence of the Lambs', 'The Rite', 'Fracture', and 'Red Dragon'.
41. Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller (Net worth: 200 million USD)
|Date of Birth||November 30, 1965|
|Place of Birth||New York, New York, United States of America|
|Debut TV Show||Kate & Allie|
Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller, popularly known as Ben Stiller, has worked in over a hundred feature films.
Some of his most popular movies are 'Meet the Parents', 'Zoolander', 'Tropic Thunder, and 'There’s Something About Mary' among others.
Ben Stiller is mostly seen playing gauche and embarrassing characters who find themselves in the most difficult circumstances.
Our readers would be amazed to know that films of the 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' star have managed to amass more than $2.6 billion at the Canada and United States box office.
40. Aamir Khan (Net worth: 205 million USD)
|Date of Birth||March 14, 1965|
|Place of Birth||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Debut Film||Yaadon Ki Baaraat|
Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan, professionally known as Aamir Khan, is one of the most respected actors in the history of Indian Cinema.
His biographical sports drama titled 'Dangal' is still the highest-grossing Indian motion picture in the world.
Famously referred to as "Mr. Perfectionist" for his knack for perfection, the actor has headlined some of the most admired Bollywood films of all time.
Aamir Khan, who made his screen debut as a child actor in 'Yaadon Ki Baaraat', wowed the country with his debut as a lead in the romantic drama, titled 'Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak.' He has appeared in classic blockbusters like 'Rang De Basanti', 'Taare Zameen Par', 'Ghajini', 'PK', and '3 Idiots' among others.
The superstar will next be seen in the official Bollywood adaptation of the Hollywood classic 'Forrest Gump.'
39. Vin Diesel (Net worth: 225 million USD)
|Date of Birth||July 18, 1967|
|Place of Birth||Alameda County, California, United States of America|
Vin Diesel, whose real name is Mark Sinclair, is best known for playing Dominic Toretto in the blockbuster 'Fast & Furious' franchise of feature films.
Even though he is popular and liked for the 'Fast & Furious' action films, his breakout role as an actor came with the science-fiction action drama, titled 'Pitch Black.'
That said, it would not be an exaggeration to claim that Vin Diesel capitalized on the success of the 'Fast & Furious' franchise to cement his status as a dependable box office action star amidst a plethora of action superstars in the world.
38. Akshay Kumar (Net worth: 240 million USD)
|Date of Birth||September 9, 1967|
|Place of Birth||Amritsar, Punjab, India|
Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, professionally known as Akshay Kumar, is a National Award-winning actor from India who has worked in over 125 motion pictures to date, making him the most active 90s actor in Bollywood.
One of the highest-paid actors in India, Akshay Kumar first gained fame by appearing in the 'Khiladi' series of action films.
Besides being an actor, the 'Namaste London' star has also served as a producer, stunt, and Martial Arts advisor on sets.
Akshay Kumar has worked in some critically and commercially successful feature films such as 'Hera Pheri', 'Singh is Kinng', 'Welcome', 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa', 'Heyy Babyy', 'Airlift', 'Good Newwz', and 'Rustom' among others.
37. Robert Scott Speedman (Net worth: 245 million USD)
|Date of Birth||September 1, 1975|
|Place of Birth||London, United Kingdom|
|Debut TV Show||Kung Fu: The Legend Continues|
The next actor on the list may surprise many of our readers. Scott Speedman, who initially aspired to be a professional swimmer, is not someone who you would consider to be an A-list star.
Be that as it may, the man is certainly worth millions; this despite the fact his net worth is contested on different websites online.
Known for appearing in popular television shows such as 'Felicity', 'Last Resort', and 'Animal Kingdom', Robert Scott Speedman has gone on to prove that an actor who is successful on television can still be worth millions of dollars.
36. Jet Li (Net worth: 250 million USD)
|Date of Birth||April 26, 1963|
|Place of Birth||Beijing, China|
|Debut Film||Shaolin Temple|
Li Lianjie, who is best known by his stage name Jet Li, is a Chinese superstar.
The man is not only a film actor but he is also a producer, martial artist, and retired Wushu champion.
Jet Li rose to prominence on a global scale after having featured in the American Buddy Cop Action Drama, titled 'Lethal Weapon 4.' Jet Li initially kick-started his career as a martial arts movie star in China and his unquestionable skills were on full display in motion pictures that starred him.
35. Kevin Michael Costner (Net worth: 250 million USD)
|Date of Birth||January 18, 1955|
|Place of Birth||Lynwood, California, United States of America|
|Debut Film||Malibu Hot Summer|
Kevin Michael Costner, aside from being a talented screen actor, is also a filmmaker and musician.
The fact that he is a recipient of two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards speaks volumes about his ability as a performer.
Kevin Michael Costner, who decided to pursue acting right after finishing college, first found fame after having played a role in the crime drama, titled 'The Untouchables.' The actor was arguably the most popular Hollywood star of 1987 as he also featured in the Roger Donaldson directorial venture titled 'No Way Out' in the same year.
34. John Joseph Travolta (Net worth: 250 million USD)
|Date of Birth||February 18, 1954|
|Place of Birth||Englewood, New Jersey, United States of America|
|Debut TV Show||Emergency!|
John Joseph Travolta, who began his career in theater, soon jumped on to television and, ultimately, the movies.
He charmed the silver screen during the late 1970s with his presence in motion pictures such as 'Saturday Night Fever' and 'Grease.'
John Joseph Travolta has also starred in a cult classic like 'Pulp Fiction' and is one of the youngest actors in the history of Hollywood to be nominated for the Best Actor trophy at the Academy Awards.
He was only 24 at the time.
33. Samuel Leroy Jackson (Net worth: 250 million USD)
|Date of Birth||December 21, 1948|
|Place of Birth||Washington, D.C., United States of America|
|Debut Film||Together for Days|
Samuel Leroy Jackson, who amasses a net worth of over 250 million USD, is one of the most recognized actors of his generation in the world.
The 'Unbreakable' star has produced and featured in hundreds of film and television projects. Our readers would be pleasantly surprised to learn that movies featuring Samuel Leroy Jackson have collectively grossed over $27 billion at the worldwide box office.
This makes him the highest-grossing actor of all time. The actor, who is mostly seen playing characters that tend to be defiant, temperamental, and passionate, has been seen in feature films such as 'Pulp Fiction', 'The Hitman's Bodyguard', 'Django Unchained', 'Glass', 'The Hateful Eight', and 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' among others.
He is currently the highest grossing actor of all time.
32. Morgan Freeman (Net worth: 250 million USD)
|Date of Birth||June 1, 1937|
|Place of Birth||Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America|
|Debut Film||The Pawnbroker|
Known for his distinct voice and terrific acting skills, Morgan Freeman is one of the most respected film actors in the world.
Morgan Freeman, who began his career in theater before making his presence felt in the movies, has been the recipient of various awards.
He has won an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and Golden Globe Award, respectively.
An icon in the true sense of the word, Morgan Freeman has also lent his voice for narration a lot many times.
He has been seen in some truly outstanding motion pictures such as 'The Shawshank Redemption', 'Bruce Almighty', 'Going in Style', 'Last Vegas', 'The Bucket List', 'Invictus', and 'Se7en' among others.
31. Walter Bruce Willis (Net worth: 250 million USD)
|Date of Birth||March 19, 1955|
|Place of Birth||Idar-Oberstein, Germany|
|Debut Film||The First Deadly Sin|
A large chunk of Walter Bruce Willis's fortune has come from working in the mоvіеѕ.
Many of the projects that he has appeared in have grоѕѕеd mіllіоnѕ of dollars at the global box office. 'The Sixth Sense', which was a sleeper success, is one of the most popular and lucrative motion pictures of his career.
Even though Walter Bruce Willis took an upfront salary of $14 million for the film, he also apparently shared a fair percentage of the film's profits.
That said, the 'Die Hard' franchise of feature films has only helped him consolidate his personal wealth and his stamina as a superstar at the ticket windows.
30. Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (Net worth: 260 million USD)
|Date of Birth||November 11, 1974|
|Place of Birth||Los Angeles, California, United States of America|
|Debut TV Show||Romper Room|
Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is one of the most admired actors in the history of Hollywood.
He rose to prominence after having portrayed Jack Dawson in master filmmaker James Cameron’s magnum opus, titled 'Titanic.' Popular for working in biopics and period dramas, Leonardo DiCaprio is the recipient of numerous accolades.
He has received a British Academy Film Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and an Academy Award.
The actor, who was recently seen in director Adam McKay's critically acclaimed feature film titled 'Don't Look Up' has starred in some of the most popular Hollywood films of all time.
Some of his best movies are: 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape', 'Django Unchained', 'Titanic', 'Inception', 'The Wolf of Wall Street', 'The Revenant', 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood', 'Shutter Island', 'The Departed', 'The Aviator', and 'Blood Diamond' among others.
So far as the data tracked till 2019 is concerned, motion pictures that feature Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio have managed to gross over $7.2 billion at the global box office.
29. Patrick Joseph Wilson (Net worth: 275 million USD)
|Date of Birth||July 3, 1973|
|Place of Birth||Norfolk, Virginia, United States of America|
|Debut TV Show||Angels in America|
Patrick Wilson is another multi-talented personality we are adding to this list. This actor, who is also a director and singer, is known for his rapport with the spirit world.
That is particularly because he has appeared in a number of horror movies. Patrick Joseph Wilson has been seen in motion pictures such as 'Insidious', 'Little Children', 'Passengers', 'Zipper', 'The Phantom of the Opera', 'Watchmen', 'Prometheus', and the very popular 'The Conjuring' series of films.
The actor, who certainly has an affinity for the supernatural, once even asserted that his house in New Jersey is haunted by the spirit of children who really just "want to play." Patrick Joseph Wilson, who has been nominated for many horror movie awards, is possibly the most unique addition to our list.
This is because a lot many people are aware of the fact that his acting, singing, and other investments have ended up making him super-rich.
28. Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. (Net worth: 280 million USD)
|Date of Birth||December 28, 1954|
|Place of Birth||Mount Vernon, New York, United States of America|
One of the most distinguished faces in Hollywood, Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. is an actor who has earned millions of dollars by directing, producing, screenwriting, and performing in critically and commercially successful motion pictures.
Denzel Washington, who rose to prominence after portraying Dr. Phillip Chandler in the successful medical drama titled 'St. Elsewhere', is known for headlining popular movies such as 'Malcolm X', 'Glory', 'Training Day', 'The Equalizer', 'Fences', and 'Remember the Titans' among others.
27. Edward Harrison Norton (Net worth: 300 million USD)
|Date of Birth||August 18, 1969|
|Place of Birth||Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America|
|Debut Film||Primal Fear|
Edward Harrison Norton is a Yale graduate who decided to pursue acting shortly after having completed his graduation.
An excellent actor who has also tried his hands at directing movies, he is best known for playing the main protagonist in the cult classic David Fincher directorial venture, titled 'Fight Club.' One of the earliest investors in Uber, Edward Harrison Norton has received multiple awards and nominations, including a Golden Globe Award and three Academy Award nominations.
Aside from 'Fight Club', he has also appeared in famous motion pictures such as 'Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)', 'Primal Fear', and 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' among others.
26. Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg (Net worth: 300 million USD)
|Date of Birth||June 5, 1971|
|Place of Birth||Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America|
|Debut Film||The Substitute|
Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg, popularly known as Mark Wahlberg, is another noteworthy addition to this list who made a successful transition from being a rapper to a mainstream actor.
The 'Ted' actor, who first came to be known by his stage name "Marky Mark" in the 1990s, soon evolved into a successful movie star, producer, investor, and entrepreneur.
Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg has appeared in some really popular motion pictures such as 'Planet of the Apes', 'The Departed', 'The Italian Job', 'The Perfect Storm', 'The Fighter', 'Daddy's Home', and the 'Ted' series of films.
25. Harrison Ford (Net worth: 300 million USD)
|Date of Birth||July 13, 1942|
|Place of Birth||Chicago, Illinois, United States of America|
|Debut Film||Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round|
The magnificent Harrison Ford has had a long and illustrious career in the entertainment industry.
He is reportedly the seventh-highest-grossing actor at the North American box office. While his feature films have grossed more than $5.4 billion in North America, they have ended up amassing over $9.3 billion at the global box office.
Needless to say, Harrison Ford is one of the most respected stars to have graced the silver screen.
It is not surprising then that he is a recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award, three Saturn Awards, and the Cecil B. DeMille Award. Not only that but he has also received four Golden Globe nominations and an Academy Award nomination, respectively.
That said, his character play of Han Solo in the original 'Star Wars' trilogy and the 'Indiana Jones' franchise of films are credited with bringing him international fame.
24. Robert John Downey Jr. (Net worth: 300 million USD)
|Date of Birth||April 4, 1965|
|Place of Birth||Manhattan, New York, United States of America|
Robert John Downey Jr., who made his acting debut in his father's film 'Pound' at the tender age of 5, is one of the most admired Hollywood film stars in the world today.
The actor gained critical and commercial success at a very young age. However, this golden period was followed by a stint of substance abuse and legal problems.
Be that as it may, Robert John Downey Jr. bounced back stronger than ever and tasted massive commercial success in his second tenure as a movie sensation.
Robert Downey Jr. was included in Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world in the year 2008.
Not only that but Forbes also called him the highest-paid Hollywood actor from 2013 to 2015.
23. William Bradley Pitt (Net worth: 300 million USD)
|Date of Birth||December 18, 1963|
|Place of Birth||Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States of America|
Known for his chiseled good looks, William Bradley Pitt continues to remain one of the most sought-after stars in Hollywood.
The 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' actor was reportedly charging $17.5 to $20 million per film in the mid-’90s.
Needless to say, his popularity has only soared with the dawn of the 21st century and his price tag has never looked back ever since.
Brad Pitt, who is also an incredibly successful and award-winning producer, has also been the recipient of numerous awards and nominations.
Both as an actor and producer, he has won two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, two British Academy Film Awards, and a Primetime Emmy Award, respectively.
In addition, he has also been nominated for five Academy Awards. One of the most good-looking men in the entertainment industry, a major chunk of William Bradley Pitt's earnings has come either from the blockbuster success of the motion pictures that he has starred in or produced.
22. Dwayne Douglas Johnson (Net worth: 320 million USD)
|Date of Birth||May 2, 1972|
|Place of Birth||Hayward, California, United States of America|
|Debut TV Show||That '70s Show|
Even though Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson made his film debut with 'The Mummy Returns', he was previously seen in an episode of the immensely successful sitcom, titled 'That '70s Show.' One of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, Dwayne Johnson was an in-ring performer for the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) for eight years before making his much-awaited debut as a screen actor.
One of the highest-paid actors in the world, feature films starring Dwayne Johnson have grossed over $3.5 billion in North America and more than $10.5 billion at the global box office.
Aside from being a big-screen superstar and a competent professional wrestler, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is also a businessman.
He has featured in some well-known movies such as 'Rampage', 'The Scorpion King', 'Fast Five', and 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' to name a few.
21. Sir Sean Connery (Net worth: 350 million USD)
|Date of Birth||August 25, 1930|
|Place of Birth||Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, United Kingdom|
|Debut Film||Lilacs in the Spring|
Sir Thomas Sean Connery made quite a few theatre appearances before making his much-awaited transition to television.
Soon after, he started making his presence felt in feature films as well. Known to be the first actor to play the fictional British secret agent called James Bond, Sir Thomas Sean Connery starred in numerous Bond movies from 1962 to 1983.
In addition to his suave personality, his powerful voice and Scottish accent helped him stand out on the big screen.
Our readers would be surprised to learn that he did not particularly enjoy the off-screen attention that the immensely popular character play of James Bond got him.
Be that as it may, the enormous success of the Bond motion pictures did fetch Sir Thomas Sean Connery the attention of star directors like Alfred Hitchcock, John Houston, and Sidney Lumet among others.
20. Michael Kirk Douglas (Net worth: 350 million USD)
|Date of Birth||September 25, 1944|
|Place of Birth||New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States of America|
|Debut Film||Cast a Giant Shadow|
One of the biggest shakers and movers of Hollywood, Michael Kirk Douglas has been a name to trust for decades within the entertainment industry.
A large chunk of the wealth that Michael Kirk Douglas has managed to amass throughout his life is attributed to the salaries that he has received while working in the movies.
Not only that but the man has also earned a whole lot of money while producing features such as 'The Game', 'Basic Instinct', 'The American President', 'A Perfect Murder', 'Traffic', and 'Wonder Boys' among others.
The actor first came into the mainstream as he started to play the role of a hip cop in 'The Streets of San Francisco'; a show that aired on national television from 1972 to 1977.
19. Willard Carroll Smith II (Net worth: 350 million USD)
|Date of Birth||September 25, 1968|
|Place of Birth||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America|
|Debut TV Show||ABC Afterschool Special|
Willard Carroll Smith II, popularly known as Will Smith, is perhaps the brightest illustration of how a rapper or musician can turn into a successful motion picture superstar.
Our readers would love to know the fact that Will Smith gave his career a kick-start as a musician rapper with a band called DJ Jazzy Jeff.
Having said that, the actor became a household name after he featured in the smash-hit television show, titled 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.' Called "The Most Powerful Actor in Hollywood" by Newsweek in 2007, Willard Christopher “Will” Smith, Jr. was reportedly charging between $20 – $30 million per movie during the early 2000s.
Will Smith has also been the recipient of numerous accolades. Not only has he won two Grammy Awards and one Golden Globe Award but he has managed to receive two important Academy Award nominations as well.
18. Clinton Eastwood Jr. (Net worth: 375 million USD)
|Date of Birth||May 31, 1930|
|Place of Birth||San Francisco, California, United States of America|
|Debut Film||Revenge of the Creature|
Clint Eastwood Jr. is an actor, director, and producer who is best known for his unmatched contribution to Western Cinema; an endeavor that helped him consolidate his big-screen masculinity and made people refer to him as 'The King of Western Films.' The legendary screen performer, who rose to prominence by working in some of the best Western motion pictures of all time, has also played Harry Callahan in the 'Dirty Harry' franchise of films.
Clint Eastwood had developed a serious interest in acting after high school and managed to star in some truly amazing feature films throughout his celebrated career.
Some of his best movies are as follows: 'The Bridges of Madison County', 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly ', 'For a Few Dollars More', 'Unforgiven', 'In the Line of Fire', 'Gran Tonino', 'The Mule', and 'Cry Macho' to name a few.
17. Keanu Charles Reeves (Net worth: 380 million USD)
|Date of Birth||September 2, 1964|
|Place of Birth||Beirut, Lebanon|
|Debut TV Show||Hangin' In|
Keanu Charles Reeves is an actor who has appeared not only in blockbuster motion pictures but also in several television shows and video games.
The 'Destination Wedding' star, who started his career by acting in theatre, did a few television based-movies and shows before making his mainstream feature film debut.
The actor rose to prominence by playing Ted “Theodore” Logan in 'Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.' That said, his popularity went over the roof after he starred in movies of 'The Matrix' and 'John Wick' franchises.
It is said that Keanu Charles Reeves was initially paid about $10 million for 'The Matrix.' But, he ended up earning $35 million after the backend deals.
Not only that but it is claimed that this ravishing film star earned at least $120 million in bonuses from the second and third movies of the franchise, respectively.
16. William Henry Cosby Jr. (Net worth: 400 million USD)
|Date of Birth||July 12, 1937|
|Place of Birth||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America|
|Debut TV Show||Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre|
William Henry Cosby Jr., popularly known as Bill Cosby to the entertainment industry, is a retired stand-up comedian, actor, and author who has amused the viewers with his rock-solid performances for over six decades.
Several stand-up comedy records that have been released by him over the years have brought him the celebrated Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album from 1965 to 1970.
William Henry Cosby Jr. is best known for his performance as Dr. Huxrable in his own sitcom titled 'The Cosby Show.' It is worth mentioning that the show, which attempted to underscore the experiences and evolution of a well-off African-American family, topped the television ratings in the United States of America for five consecutive years (1985-1989).
That said, our readers should be duly aware of the fact that this popular celebrity was also convicted of a number of sex offenses in the year 2018.
15. Jackie Chan (Net worth: 400 million USD)
|Date of Birth||April 7, 1954|
|Place of Birth||Victoria Peak, British Hong Kong|
|Debut Film||Big and Little Wong Tin Bar|
Born as Chan Kong-san, Jackie Chan is one of the most popular film stars in the world.
Aside from being a loved actor, Chan is also a martial artist, director, producer, and stunt performer par excellence.
Jackie Chan, who has been working as an actor from the tender age of five, commands a huge fan following worldwide.
The references to his name are omnipresent in a number of cartoons, popular music videos, video games, and feature films.
Immensely popular for his comic timing, Jackie Chan has worked in over 150 feature films and is easily one of the biggest action stars in the whole wide world.
Needless to say, Jackie Chan's contribution to cinema has helped him receive fame stars on both the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
14. Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (Net worth: 400 million USD)
|Date of Birth||July 30, 1947|
|Place of Birth||Thal, Styria, Allied-occupied Austria|
|Debut Film||Hercules in New York|
At the peak of his career, Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger was earning hundreds of millions of dollars in film salaries.
In fact, he was heard charging $20-30 million per movie during his heyday. Also popularly known as "The Terminator", the star had spent the majority of his earnings on a number of real-estate investments during the 1970s.
Even though Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is better known as an actor and politician today, he had actually come into the mainstream banking heavily on his bodybuilding exploits.
This was primarily because he had won the Mr. Universe title at the age of 20.
The actor, who has been seen in motion pictures like the 'Terminator' series, 'Commando', 'Predator', 'Total Recall', 'True Lies', and 'Escape Plan', is one of the most popular action movie stars of all time.
13. Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (Net worth: 400 million USD)
|Date of Birth||July 9, 1956|
|Place of Birth||Concord, California, United States of America|
|Debut Film||He Knows You're Alone|
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks is one of the most distinguished and likable film stars in the world.
We say this not only because his feature films have managed to gross more than $4.9 billion in North America and over $9.96 billion at the global box office but also because he is one of the finest screen performers of all time.
Often called the modern-day James Stewart, Tom Hanks is a mild-mannered and good-natured actor who has enthralled us with his presence in motion pictures such as 'Big', 'Forrest Gump', 'Saving Private Ryan', 'Angels & Demons', 'Apollo 13', and 'Cast Away' among others.
12. Sylvester Enzio Stallone (Net worth: 400 Million USD)
|Date of Birth||July 6, 1946|
|Place of Birth||Hell's Kitchen, New York, United States of America|
|Debut Film||The Square Root|
Sylvester Enzio Stallone made his screen debut in 1969 but he turned out to be a global sensation following the release of the sports drama, titled 'Rocky.' Soon after, he established himself as one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood.
What added to Sylvester Stallone's rise as a performer was the fact that he was mostly seen playing underdog heroes or heroes who had an issue or two with society.
The 'Rocky' and 'Rambo' series of feature films are a testament to the aforementioned sentence.
Even though Sylvester Stallone has attempted to feature in films pertaining to different genres, it is his action flicks that continue to rake in a decent amount of money at the box office even to this very day.
That being said, aside from being a popular cult action star, this athletically-built hero is quite comfortable screenwriting and directing motion pictures as well.
11. John Joseph Nicholson (Net worth: 400 million USD)
|Date of Birth||April 22, 1937|
|Place of Birth||Neptune City, New Jersey, United States of America|
|Debut TV Show||Matinee Theatre|
John Joseph Nicholson, popularly known to the cinematic universe as Jack Nicholson, is an actor and filmmaker who has been contributing to the entertainment industry for over 60 years.
One of the finest Hollywood actors to have ever graced the screen, Jack Nicholson is an excellent performer who has played a wide range of characters in various genres.
Not only has he portrayed villainous roles effectively but he has also been seen playing supporting, romantic, and heroic characters with great determination.
It is not in the least bit surprising then he is, as of today, the most nominated male actor in the history of Academy Awards with his 12 nominations.
Some of his most popular motion pictures are 'The Shining', 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest', 'As Good As It Gets', 'Chinatown', 'A Few Good Men', 'The Departed', and 'Batman' among others.
10. Amitabh Bachchan (Net worth: 400 million USD)
|Date of Birth||October 11, 1942|
|Place of Birth||Allahabad, United Provinces, British India|
|Debut Film||Saat Hindustani|
Amitabh Bachchan, who was born Amitabh Srivastava, was the most dominant Bollywood superstar during the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s.
He rose to prominence during the mid-1970s after having starred in motion pictures such as 'Zanjeer', 'Deewaar', and 'Sholay'; each of which helped him in consolidating his image as the "Angry Young Man" of Indian Cinema.
Arguably the most decorated Indian movie star, Amitabh Bachchan has appeared in over 200 feature films.
He has not only been the finest leading performer in Bollywood for over five decades but he has also gotten good at singing and hosting popular television shows with time.
This highly influential megastar has been awarded the Padma Shri in 1984, the Padma Bhushan in 2001, and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015 by the Government of India.
Amitabh Bachchan, or "Big B", as he is popularly known today, has also been seen in some truly fine movies like 'Paa', 'Pink', and '102 Not Out' in the 21st century.
9. Salman Khan (Net worth: 400 million USD)
|Date of Birth||December 27, 1965|
|Place of Birth||Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India|
|Debut Film||Maine Pyar Kiya|
Arguably the most followed and the biggest box office star in Bollywood today, Salman Khan is an actor, producer, screenwriter, and singer who has appeared in more than 75 feature films.
Our readers would be amazed to know that this mega Indian movie star has starred in the highest-grossing movies of the year on eleven separate occasions since the beginning of his career; a record that no other Indian actor has come close to so far.
Not only that but he is also the only Indian superstar who has headlined 15 consecutive films that have gone on to earn a minimum of 15 million USD at the domestic box office.
For those who do not know, the 15 million USD mark is considered to be a benchmark for Indian motion pictures.
The highest-paid actor in India today, he is also the only Indian megastar who has charged a fee of over 15 million USD for two of his biggest mainstream blockbusters.
In addition to his enormously successful acting career, Salman Khan is also one of the most popular television hosts in India.
Aside from hosting several award shows, the ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan' star has also hosted two of the most popular television shows in the country, namely 'Bigg Boss' and 'Dus Ka Dum.' Salman Khan is widely known for promoting humanitarian causes through his charity, Being Human Foundation.
In fact, a major chunk of his salary goes to charity, making him one of the most philanthropic actors in the country.
Yet another Salman Khan fact that would excite our readers is that he was voted the "7th Best Looking Man in the World" and the "Best Looking Man in India" by People magazine, United States, in the year 2004.
Salman Khan owns a production company called Salman Khan Films which has a reported operating income of over 400 million USD.
8. Adam Richard Sandler (Net worth: 420 million USD)
|Date of Birth||September 9, 1966|
|Place of Birth||Brooklyn, New York, United States of America|
|Debut TV Show||The Cosby Show|
Adam Richard Sandler is a popular actor, comedian, and filmmaker who was also a member of the cast on ‘Saturday Night Live' before he tried his hands at mainstream acting and turned out to be a well-known movie star.
Adam Richard Sandler, who is best known for motion pictures such as 'The Longest Yard', 'Just Go With It', 'Grown Ups', '50 First Dates', 'Uncut Gems', 'Blended', and the ‘Hotel Transylvania' franchise, has been a part of feature films that have combined earned over $2 billion at the box office.
Also a singer and a stand-up comedian, Adam Richard Sandler has reportedly signed a four-movie deal with Netflix that is worth over $250 million.
7. Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson AO (Net worth: 425 million USD)
|Date of Birth||January 3, 1956|
|Place of Birth||Peekskill, New York, United States of America|
|Debut Film||Summer City|
Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson AO, popularly known as Mel Gibson, is an actor, director, screenwriter, and producer who rose to prominence banking on his image of being an authentic and stylish action hero.
Some of the most popular characters that he played on celluloid include Martin Riggs in the ‘Lethal Weapon’ and Max Rockatansky in the ‘Mad Max’ series, respectively.
While both these franchises helped him become a major motion picture star, the historical war drama titled 'Braveheart' consolidated his position both as a film director and actor as well.
This movie also brought him two Oscars for best picture and best director. Mel Gibson also directed the highly controversial film 'The Passion of the Christ' which was commercially a box office success.
6. Robert Anthony De Niro Jr. (Net worth: 500 million USD)
|Date of Birth||August 17, 1943|
|Place of Birth||Greenwich Village, New York, United States of America|
|Debut Film||Three Rooms in Manhattan|
Robert Anthony De Niro Jr., popularly known as Robert De Niro, is arguably the greatest American actor of all time.
Known for his collaborations with ace director Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro has won numerous awards.
He has been a recipient of two Academy Awards, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, a Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, and a Golden Globe Award, respectively.
Not only that but he also received the Kennedy Center Honor and a Presidential Medal of Freedom from the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, in the year 2016.
Robert De Niro, who was recently seen sharing the screen space with the iconic Al Pacino in Martin Scorsese's gangster epic titled 'The Irishman', has also featured in some of the finest motion pictures of that time including 'Mean Streets', 'Heat', 'Raging Bull', 'Goodfellas', 'Casino', 'The Godfather Part II', 'Taxi Driver', 'Once Upon a Time in America', and 'The Deer Hunter' to name a few.
5. George Timothy Clooney (Net worth: 500 million USD)
|Date of Birth||May 6, 1961|
|Place of Birth||Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America|
|Debut TV Show||The Uncle Al Show|
George Timothy Clooney is an actor, director, producer, and screenwriter who has been a part of thirteen motion pictures that have gone on to amass over $200 million at the worldwide box office.
This award-winning performer is also a recipient of two Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards, respectively.
George Timothy Clooney, who is best known for famous feature films such as 'Batman & Robin', 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?', ‘Ocean’s Eleven’, ‘Three Kings’, ‘The Descendants’, ‘Syriana’, and 'The Perfect Storm', is as talented as he is charming and is definitely the suavest name to make it our list.
4. Thomas Cruise Mapother IV (Net worth: 600 million USD)
|Date of Birth||July 3, 1962|
|Place of Birth||Syracuse, New York, United States of America|
|Debut Film||Endless Love|
Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, popularly known as Tom Cruise, is one of the highest-paid actors in the world even after being a part of the entertainment industry for over three decades.
Among the numerous accolades that he has received are three precious Golden Globe Awards. Not only that but the superstar has also been nominated for three Academy Awards and a British Academy Film Award, respectively.
Arguably the most popular movie star in the world, Tom Cruise is known for movies such as 'Top Gun', 'Vanilla Sky', 'Minority Report', 'Risky Business', 'Magnolia', and the 'Mission: Impossible' series among others.
His feature films have reportedly grossed over $4 billion in North America and over $12.2 billion at the global box office to date.
These numbers make him one of the biggest box office stars in the history of motion pictures.
Tom Cruise is among the few actors who continue to rule at the box office throughout their career. His latest movie 'Top Gun: Maverick' became the highest-grosser of his career, gathering close to 1.5 billion dollars at the global box office.
3. Shah Rukh Khan (Net worth: 690 million USD)
|Date of Birth||November 2, 1965|
|Place of Birth||New Delhi, India|
|Debut TV Show||Fauji|
Shah Rukh Khan, who made his screen debut in the television show titled 'Fauji' in the year 1989, is also a smart businessman, aside from being a film star.
Popular for his romantic hits like ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’, ‘Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gham’, 'Veer Zaara', and ‘My Name Is Khan’, Shah Rukh Khan also runs the Red Chillies production house; one of the better-known film production houses in India.
Even though Shah Rukh Khan has been battling a rather dull phase at the box office for several years now, his side businesses and other investments are enough to compensate for the loss faced by his motion pictures.
One such endeavor that helps Khan stay in the limelight is the fact that he also happens to be the co-owner of the popular Indian Premier League Cricket team, ‘Kolkata Knight Riders.'
2. Jerome Allen Seinfeld (Net worth: 950 million USD)
|Date of Birth||April 29, 1954|
|Place of Birth||Brooklyn, New York, United States of America|
|Debut TV Show||Benson|
Jerry Allen Seinfeld is a popular comedian who made his screen debut as an actor in the television show, titled 'Benson.' Also a writer and producer, he is one of the newer additions to the many lists that attempt to cast a light on the richest actors in the world.
Even though Jerome Allen Seinfeld has appeared in several television shows and feature films, he is best known for co-creating the immensely loved American sitcom titled ‘Seinfield’ along with Larry David.
Needless to say, it was obvious that the man was portraying a semi-fictionalized version of himself on the screen in this one.
It is reported that he had started to earn at least $1 million per episode towards the end of the show.
Jerome Allen Seinfeld, who has also been a part of television shows such as 'Louie' and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’, specializes in observational comedy and has been named the 12th-greatest stand-up comedian of all time by Comedy Central.
1. Tyler Perry (Net worth: 1 billion USD)
|Date of Birth||September 13, 1969|
|Place of Birth||New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America|
|Debut Film||Diary of a Mad Black Woman|
Tyler Perry, who was born Emmitt Perry Jr., is an Afro-American actor who has also contributed to the industry as a producer, director, and writer, respectively.
Called the highest-paid man in all of the entertainment by Forbes, he is credited with creating and performing the character of a tough elderly woman called ‘Madea.’ Emmitt Perry Jr. resorts to using unorthodox techniques to make his features.
In fact, many of his stage-play projects have been rightfully turned into mainstream motion pictures due to their eccentricity.
That said, some of his finest creations are ‘Why Did I Get Married?’, ‘Diary of a Black Woman’, and ‘Daddy’s Little Girl’ to name a few.
Also, it has to be mentioned that Emmitt Perry Jr. not only performs in films written, directed, or produced by himself, but he has also appeared in a number of projects solely as an actor.
Popular movies like 'Gone Girl', 'Star Trek', and 'Alex Cross' bear witness to the aforementioned sentence.
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