Before getting into the list of Most Rich Actors, lets pay attention to the fact that there is NO Female Actor in this list?? This is more than surprising! Most of the commercial movie stories revolve around both ‘male’ and ‘female’ actors however the their salaries vary drastically.
For a mainstream commercial movie the salary of a female actor is 35% less than a male actor. According to Forbes, Men tend to star in big-budget movies that earn at the box office. But women can’t compete at the same level because they aren’t given the same roles. This is the story that travels same from Hollywoood to Bollywood, and is somewhat unfortunate.
Now let’s take a look at the top 10 actors and their brief background:
Net Worth – $ 820 Million = Rs. 4,920 Crore
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld, the lead actor and co creator of mega popular show Seinfeld is the richest actor in the World. Jerome Allen “Jerry” Seinfeld (Real name) was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1954 and tops our list as the richest actor in the world! It may come as a surprise that Seinfeld is the richest actor in the world, but it’s true – Jerry has done very well for himself. His first role was in the TV Series “An Evening at the Improv” in 1982 and of course he is most famous for his sitcom Seinfeld that was a huge hit!
Net Worth – $ 600 Million = Rs. 3,600 Crore
King of Bollywood and self made Millionaire Shahrukh Khan is second richest actor in the world. His income comes from movies, endorsment, IPL and from his production house Red Chillies. He is also regraded as one of the best business mind in country. Shahrukh Khan (Real name) was born in New Delhi, in 1965. His first movie role was as Raja Sahai in the movie “Deewana” in 1992!
3. Tom Cruise
Net Worth – $ 480 million = Rs. 2,880 Crore
The Super star of Hollywood, famous for his action based movies like Mission Impossible is the third richest actor in the world. His most of the earning comes from movies and commerials. Thomas Cruise Mapother IV (Real name) was born in Syracuse, New York, in 1962. His first movie role was as Billy in the movie “Endless Love” in 1981!
4. Johnny Depp
Net Worth – $ 450 million
The star of Blockbuster series The Pirates of the Caribbean, he is the fourth richest actor in the world. His earning comes from movies which includes producing and acting both. John Christopher “Johnny” Depp II (Real name) was born in Owensboro, Kentucky, in 1963. His first movie role was as Glen Lantz in the movie “A Nightmare on Elm Street” in 1984!
5. Tyler Perry
Net Worth- $ 450 Million = Rs. 2,700 Crore
Next actor in the rich list is Tyler Perry. He is an American actor, director, screenwriter, playwright, producer and author. His earning comes from acting and film distribution business. Emmitt Perry, Jr.(Real name) was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1969. His first movie role was as Mable “Madea” Simmons in the movie “Madea’s Family Reunion” in 2002!
Net Worth – $ 400 million = Rs. 2,400 Crore
One of the finest actors of Hollywood is also one of the richest actor in the world. Three academy award winning actor’s net worth is whopping 400 Million USD. John Joseph “Jack” Nicholson (Real name) was born in San Francisco, California, in 1930. His first movie role was as Jimmy Wallace in the movie “The Cry Baby Killer” in 1958!
7. Tom Hanks
Net Worth- $ 390 Million = Rs. 2,340 Crore
Another academy award winner and a great talent of Hollywood in the list of richest actors in the world. Tom Hanks earned most of this wealth from his acting skills. Thomas Jeffrey “Tom” Hanks (Real name) was born in Concord, California, in 1956. His first movie role was as Elliot in the movie “He Knows You’re Alone” in 1980!
8. Bill Cosby
Net Worth – $ 380 Million = Rs. 2,280 Crore
American actor, comedian and television producer Bill cosby is 8th richest actor in the world. He started his career as a standup comedian and later got success in both TV and Movies.William Henry “Bill” Cosby, Jr. (Real name) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1937. Bill Cosby is of course mostly famous for his role in the Cosby show in 1984.
Net Worth – $ 370 Million = Rs. 2,220 Crore
84 year old actor, producer and director Clint Eastwood is oldest in the list of richest actors in the world. He is regarded as one of the finest actors and director in Hollywood.Clinton Eastwood, Jr. (Real name) was born in San Francisco, California, in 1930. His first movie role was as Jennings in the movie “Revenge of the Creature” in 1955!
10. Adam Sandler
Net Worth – $ 340 Million = Rs. 2,040 Crore
Adam Sandler is one of the most popular and one of the richest actor in the world. Adam Richard Sandler (Real name) was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1966. His first movie role was as Schecky Moskowitz in the movie “Going Overboard” in 1989!