World’s top wealthiest & Richest Actors with their net worth

Once an actor makes it really big in the world of films or television, he receives more than just the love of audiences. The more his fame and popularity grows, more grows the amount of his paycheck. While in India, TV actors are yet to catch up with their film counterparts, in America, they earn almost equal.  There are several lists of richest actors available online. While some entries may vary, there are names that are found in almost every list. Here are some the wealthiest men in the field of acting-

  • Merv Griffin :Mervyn Edward commonly know as Merv Griffin was born in 6th July 1925 . He is an actor ,musician and TV Host . According to latest estimate his net worth crossed 1 Billion $
  • Jerry Seinfeld- American actor and stand-up comedian, the man behind the hit TV show ‘Seinfeld’ is at present the richest actor in the world with a net worth around $820 million.
  • Shahrukh Khan- while Bollywood actors are paid much less than Hollywood stars, the business savvy SRK with his smart investments and asset creation has been able to amass a net worth of $600 million.
  • Tom Cruise – from teen sensation to one of the most well known celebrities in the world, actor and producer Tom Cruise has come a long way and has also earned a lot of money leading to a net worth of about $480 million.
  • Mel Gibson- star of films such as Mad Max, Brave Heart, the Lethal Weapon franchise, Mel Gibson is also a successful producer and property investor. He net worth is around $425 million even after losing almost half his money to a divorce settlement.
  • Johnny Depp- often cited as one of the sexiest men alive, the 51-year old actor has been part of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, which has grossed several billion dollars around the world. The actor’s net worth has been estimated between $350 and $450 million dollars.
  • Tyler Perry- the 45-year old actor/ director is known for his versatile work in films, TV and also the stage. In May 2014, his net worth was estimated around $450 million dollar mark.
  • Jack Nicholson- A celebrated Hollywood icon, the 77-year old has acted in several memorable films like ‘Chinatown’, ‘The Shining’ and more recently ‘The Departed’. He has amassed a net worth of $400 million dollars.
  • Tom Hanks- a multiple time Oscar winner, Tom Hanks is one of the most beloved actors in the world. With classic films like ‘Forest Gump’, ‘Saving Private Ryan’ and ‘Philadelphia’ in his kitty, the actor’s films have earned more than 8 billion dollars worldwide. As of 2014, his net worth is around $390 million.
  • Bill Cosby- Stand-up comedian and actor Bill Cosby has managed to gather a net worth of around $350-$380 million dollars thanks to his long and successful career in American television.
  • Clint Eastwood- in his youth , Clint Eastwood’s on screen persona in films like ‘Dirty Harry’ and the Dollars trilogy made him a masculine icon. In his later years Eastwood has transformed into a successful director-producer with films like ‘Unforgiven’, ‘Mystic River’ and ‘Million Dollar Baby’.  The 84 year old is worth around $350- $370 million dollars.
  • Adam Sandler- the Hollywood actor known for his goofy, comic roles have managed to amass a fortune worth around $350 million dollars.
  • Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger- both started their career around the same time in Hollywood, were once bitter professional rivals and went on to become two of the biggest action stars of all time. During their long career, both actors have managed to earn net worth of around $300 million dollars.
  •  Salman Khan- he may not have been able to get in to the top 10, but Salman Khan is the richest Indian actor after SRK.

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