Many of us spend our nights or even days catching up on TV shows or the latest movies. Have you ever wondered about the actual lives of the people who portray the characters you’re watching? They come from a range of backgrounds and lifestyles. These personalities are recognized as some of the best entertainers ever on the planet. They have gained immense popularity and have huge fan-following all around the world.
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Here is a list of the top 10 richest Hollywood actors in the world and the countdown follows:
10. Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler is an actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. Some of his most famous movies are Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, The Waterboy, The Wedding Singer, Mr. Deeds, Hotel Transylvania, and Punch-Drunk Love. His career started with the role of Smitty in The Cosby Show. Some of his donations include $1 million to the Boys and Girls Club as well as $2,100 to Rudy Giuliani’s presidential campaign. He is married to Jacqueline Titone and has two daughters Sadie and Sunny.
9. Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves has starred in many blockbuster movies including The Matrix, Point Break, Speed, and Little Buddha. His roles have varied from starring in comedies to dramas to romantic horror movies. A New York Times critic has praised him for this saying that he has a well-rounded discipline and range. He was recognized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005. Reeves is a Canadian citizen and holds an American green card.
8. Clint Eastwood
This American actor, filmmaker, and political figure rose to fame with his roles in the Dollars trilogy, Dirty Harry, Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby, and American Sniper. In the year 2000, he directed and acted in Space Cowboys and in 2002, he played a role in Blood Work. He has received several awards from the Academy Awards, Directors Guild of America Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and People’s Choice Awards. Eastwood has played roles or contributed to over 50 films throughout his acting and producing career. He receives an average of $37 million per film.
7. Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby was first a stand-up comedian beginning his career in clubs in Philadelphia and New York City. His contract with Warner Bros. Records was made possible from his national exposure on The Tonight Show in the year 1963. The Cosby Show is his greatest success which premiered in 1984. It is the highest ranking TV serial. After the ending of the show, he moved on to other projects like the game show You Bet Your Life and The Cosby Mysteries.
6. Tom Hanks
This actor, comedian, and filmmaker has been in many successful movies including Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, Saving Private Ryan, You’ve Got Mail, Cast Away, The Da Vinci Code, and Sully. His films have grossed over $4.4 billion in box offices in America and Canada. Some of the honors he has received are the Golden Globe Award, Academy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, People’s Choice Award, and a Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award. He has three children and is married to Rita Wilson. He is one of the most versatile actors ever in the history of cinema. He is actively engaged in social works and some of the causes which he supports are same-sex marriage and environmental causes. He is one amongst the Top 10 Richest Hollywood Actors 2017.
5. Jack Nicholson
This American actor and filmmaker has played a wide range of roles including in satirical comedy, romance, and dark portrayals of excitable characters. He is the most nominated male actor in the Academy Award’s history as he has received twelve nominations. Some of the films he has acted in are Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, The Passenger, Reds, The Shining, Batman, and A Few Good Men. This veteran has portrayed numerous varieties of roles on-screen and is considered to be one of the greatest actors of all time.
4. Tyler Perry
Perry is an actor, comedian, producer, director, screenwriter, author, and songwriter who was named by Forbes as the highest paid man in entertainment in the year 2011 when he earned $130 million. Some of his movies are Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Daddy’s Little Girls, Why Did I get Married?, Meet the Browns, and The Family That Preys. A few of the awards he has won are BET Comedy Award, Golden Raspberry Award, and Image Award. The actor’s net worth as of 2017 is $400 million and stands at the 4th position in the rundown for the Richest Hollywood actors in 2017.
3. Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp is an American actor, producer, and musician who gained much of his early success from 21 Jump Street. His later roles were in movies including Edward Scissorhands, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and sequels, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland, and Rango. He is known internationally and is one of the biggest world’s biggest movie stars. He was the highest paid actor in 2012 according to Guinness World Records with earnings of $75 million. His next movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is releasing in 2017. A few of his other movies are Corpse Bride, Public Enemies, Black Mass, and Yoga Hosers. Widely recognized for his role of “Jack Sparrow”, this actor is also one of the finest and most versatile actors in the world.
2. Tom Cruise
At the 2nd position in this list of Richest Hollywood actors in 2017 is the charming and very good-looking, Tom Cruise. He has starred in numerous hit films including Far and Away, A few Good Men, The Firm, Jerry Maguire, Magnolia, and the Mission: Impossible movie series. He has received numerous awards including from the American Film Institute, Blockbuster Entertainment, Chicago Film Critics Association, Golden Raspberry, Golden Globe, MTV Movie Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Satellite Awards, and Teen Choice Awards. Cruise was described by a Hollywood economist, Edward Jay Epstein, as “one of the most powerful-and richest- forces in Hollywood” due to his negotiating of some of the most money-making film deals in the industry.
1. Jerry Seinfeld
This actor, comedian, writer, and producer is well-known for the sitcom Seinfeld which he plays a role of a semi fictional version of himself. Some movies he has been in are Pros & Cons, Comedian, Bee Movie, and Top Five. He was named by Comedy Central in 2005 to be the 12th Greatest Stand-up Comedian of All Time. On television, he has been on Mad about You, Dilbert, 30 Rock, Louie, and many other serials. In standup comedy, he specializes in the field of observational humor.
This was the list of the Top 10 Richest Hollywood actors in the World 2017. We all are very familiar with all of these entertainers. Their contributions towards Hollywood is incredible and each of them have rendered some amazing performances, which will be remembered even after several decades from now.