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The 20 Richest Actors in the World

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Some of the most popular actors in the world are worth more than a half-billion dollars! We’ve decided to compile a list of the 20 richest actors worldwide, along with their current net worth, and a short bio.

Before you start reading this article, can you guess who will appear on the list?


The Top 20 Richest Actors in the World

Below are the 20 richest actors of all time in the film industry, as of 2021. We’ve used figures from Celebrity Net Worth, Forbes and The Richest to create this compilation.


20. Brad Pitt

Richest Actors in the World - Brad Pitt

Net Worth: $300 Million

Brad Pitt is an American film producer and actor from Oklahoma. We know him for his stunning performances in Seven, Fight Club, Ocean’s Eleven and World War Z. Brad Pitt’s look has inspired countless magazine covers and in the 1990’s he became Hollywood’s hottest face as the “Sexiest Man Alive”.

Throughout his career, his company ‘Plan B’ was behind movies such as ‘Eat, Pray Love’, ‘Kick-Ass’ and ‘Inglourious Basterds’ which earned $320 million at the box office.

In 2021, Brad Pitt net worth is $300 Million, making him one of the richest actors of all time.


19. Robert Downey Jr.

Richest Actors in the World - Robert Downey Jr

Net Worth: $300 million

Robert Downey Jr. is an American actor and singer. He is known for his incredible career as an actor. He has starred worldwide in movies including Iron Man, Sherlock Holmes, and The Avengers.

His movies have sold over billions worldwide.

Today Robert Downey Jr. has racked up an impressive net worth of $300 million and is ranked as one of the highest paid actors worldwide.

Richest Actors Quotes - Roberet Downey Jr

“I think you end up doing the stuff you were supposed to do at the time you were supposed to do it.” – Robert Downey Jr.


18. Will Smith

Richest Actors in the World - Will Smith

Net Worth: $300 Million

Will Smith is an American actor, film producer, and rapper. Smith was a millionaire before he turned 20. We know Will Smith from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Men in Black films.

Smith was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records for his records breaking three premiers in 24 hours.

Will Smith’s net worth is $300 million as of 2021, which makes him one of the highest paid actors in the movie industry.

Richest Actors Quotes - Will Smith

“Throughout life, people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.” – Will Smith


17. Michael Douglas

Richest Actors in the World - Michael Douglas

Net Worth: $300 Million

Michael Douglas is an American producer and actor from New Jersey. He has become known as one of the biggest shakers and movers in Hollywood. He was one of the most successful producers of the 90’s.

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As of this year, Michael Douglas’ net worth is roughly $300 million. He is ranked to be the 17th richest actor of all time.


16. Tom Hanks

Net Worth: $350 Million

Tom Hanks is an American producer and actor. We bet everybody loves Tom Hanks, right? And he has the money to prove it.

Hanks has starred in worldwide films including Forrest Gump, Da Vinci Code and Angel and Demons. His voice-over as Woody in Toy Story 3 helped the movie become the highest grossing movie of the year with $1 billion in the box office.

As of 2021, Tom Hanks’ net worth is $350 million.

Richest Actors Quotes - Tom Hanks

“if it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. It’s the hard that makes it great.” – Tom Hanks


15. Sean Connery

Richest Actors - Sean Connery

Net Worth: $350 Million

Sir Sean Connery is a retired Scottish actor and producer, who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards, and three Golden Globes. He is most popularly known as the first person to portray the legendary James Bond character.

In 2021, Sean Connery’s net worth has skyrocketed to $350 million, making him one of the richest actors in the world.


14. Keanu Reeves

Richest Actors in the World - Keanu Reeves

Net Worth: $360 Million

Keanu Charles Reeves is a Canadian actor, director, producer, and musician. He’s starred in numerous movies that were hits at the box office. Although, you probably know him as Neo form ‘The Matrix’, or from ‘John Wick’.

As of 2021, Keanu Reeves’ net worth is $360 million, which has pushed him onto the list this year, in 12th place.


13. Jackie Chan

Richest Actors in the World - Jackie Chan

Net Worth: $370 Million

Jackie Chan is a Hong Kong actor, producer, and director. He started his career as an actor at the age of five. His amazing performances have gained him an incredible net worth.

As of 2021, Jackie Chan has built a net worth estimated to be roughly $370 million, which makes him ranked at #13 on the list of the richest actors in the world.

“Do not let circumstances control you. You change your circumstances.” – Jackie Chan


12. Clint Eastwood

Richest Actors in the World - Clint Eastwood

Net Worth: $375 Million

Clint Eastwood is an American director, producer, and actor from San Francisco. He won the Academy Award for the best director and producer for his films including Unforgiven (1992) and Million Dollar Baby (2004).

Clint Eastwood has built an incredible net worth of $375 million, as of 2021, which makes him ranked the 11th richest actor in the world.

“Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.” – Clint Eastwood


11. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Richest Actors in the World - Arnold Schwarzenegger

Net Worth: $400 Million

Arnold Schwarzenegger began his career as a professional bodybuilder, a sport in which he is now considered an icon. However, there is a lot more money to be made in the film industry, and Arnie could smell it.

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As of 2021, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s net worth is $400 million, and he’s become one of the richest actors in the world; as well as the richest bodybuilder in the world.


10. Sylvester Stallone

Richest Actors in the World - Sylvester Stallone

Net Worth: $400 Million

Sylvester Stallone is an American actor. He created two of the biggest movies of all time that generated nearly $4 billion. Stallone is one of Hollywood’s high paid actors. We all know him from the films including Rocky and Rambo.

Sylvester Stallone’s net worth is estimated to be $400 million as of 2021.

Richest Actors Quotes - Sylvester Stallone

“I believe there’s an inner power that makes winners or losers. And the winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts.” – Sylvester Stallone


9. Jack Nicholson

Richest Actors in the World - Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson Net Worth: $400 Million

Jack Nicholson is an American producer, writer, and actor from New York City. We have known him from the films The Cry Baby Killer, The Raven and The Shining. He has collaborated with some of the best actors of all time.

Nicholson is ranked to be #7 on the list with his amazing net worth of $400 million.


8. Amitabh Bachchan

Richest Actors in the World - Amitabh Bachchan

Net Worth: $400 million

Amitabh Bachchan is one of the biggest names in the India film industry. The fortune he earns makes him to one of the richest Bollywood stars of all time.

Today, he sits on the list as the 6th richest actor in the world, with a net worth of $400 million.


7. Adam Sandler

Richest Actors in the World - Adam Sandler

Net Worth: $420 million

Adam Sandler is an American actor and film producer, who is sometimes referred to as one of the highest earners in Hollywood.

Sandler became popular when one of his movies brought in $271 million at the box office. The movie made it Sandler’s highest grossing movie.

Today, Adam Sandler’s net worth is $420 million, making him one of the richest actors and film producers in Hollywood.

“Chemistry can be a good and bad thing. Chemistry is good when you make love with it, chemistry is bad when you make crack with it.” – Adam Sandler


6. Mel Gibson

Richest Actors in the World - Mel Gibson

Net Worth: $425 Million

Mel Gibson is a film director, producer, and actor from New York. He is known for his performances in The Passion of the Christ, We Were Soldiers and Braveheart which he received an Academy Award and Golden Globe for in 1995.

As of 2021, Mel Gibson’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $425 million, putting him on this list of the richest actors in 2020.

Richest Actors Quotes - Mel Gibson

“Above all, film is a business… Independence is a really cool thing as you can be a bit bolder, and take a few more chances with what you do.” – Mel Gibson


5. Robert De Niro

Richest Actors in the World - Robert De Niro

Net Worth: $500 Million

Robert De Niro is an actor loved by many, for both his past and present work. In recent years, he’s starred in films such as ‘Meet the Fockers’, ‘Meet the Parents’, ‘The Intern’, and ‘Dirty Grandpa’.

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However, in De Niro’s early days, you might remember him from ‘Goodfellas’, ‘The Godfather Part II’, ‘Analyze That’, ‘Casino’, and ‘Heat’.

Today, Robert De Niro net worth is estimated at $500 million.


4. George Clooney

Richest Actors in the World - George Clooney

Net Worth: $500 Million

George Clooney is an American director and actor from Kentucky. He has won several awards for his performances in Ocean’s Eleven, Three Kings, and Syriana. Clooney has received success in multiple areas, and it has not gone unnoticed.

Throughout his career, he received several awards for his movies, among other accolades. Today, George Clooney has a net worth of $500 million.

“I don’t like to share my personal life… it wouldn’t be personal if I shared it.” – George Clooney


3. Tom Cruise

Richest Actors in the World - Tom Cruise

Net Worth: $570 Million

Tom Cruise is an American producer and film actor from New York. He is one of the best actors of all time. His movies have sold millions worldwide.

In 2021, Tom Cruise’s net worth is $570 million, making him the 3rd richest actor worldwide.

Richest Actors Quotes - Tom Cruise

“I disagree with people who think you learn more from getting beat up than you do from winning.” – Tom Cruise


2. Shah Rukh Khan

Richest Actors in the World - Shah Rukh Khan

Net Worth: $600 Million

Shah Rukh Khan is an Indian actor from New Delhi. He is mostly known as “The King of Bollywood”. With his 80 Hindi movies, he has received plenty of awards for his performances.

Today, Shah Rukh Kahn is the 2nd richest actor in the world, with Shah Rukh Khan’s net worth estimated at $600 million dollars in 2020.


1. Jami Gertz

Richest Actors in the World - Jami Gertz

Net Worth: $3 Billion

Jami Gertz is an American actress and investor, known for her early roles in films such as Twister, Crossroads, Less Than Zero, The Lost Boys, and Quicksilver.

Although she’s not achieved the levels of success many of the other actors on this list have; Gertz is a part-owner of the NBA team, Atlanta Hawks, with her husband Tony Ressler. Which is the reason for her net worth being so high.

As of 2021, Jami Gertz’s net worth is estimated to be $3 billion.



Here’s a quick recap of the top 20 richest actors in the world:

  1. Jami Gertz
  2. Shah Rukh Khan
  3. Tom Cruise
  4. George Clooney
  5. Robert De Niro
  6. Mel Gibson
  7. Adam Sandler
  8. Amitabh Bachchan
  9. Jack Nicholson
  10. Sylvester Stallone
  11. Arnold Schwarzenegger
  12. Clint Eastwood
  13. Jackie Chan
  14. Keanu Reeves
  15. Sean Connery
  16. Tom Hanks
  17. Micheal Douglas
  18. Will Smith
  19. Robert Downey Jr.
  20. Brad Pitt

How many of these actors did you expect to appear on this list of the top 20 richest actors in the world? Leave a comment below.

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  1. Richie

    Nov 13, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    Shah Rukh Khan on top. He deserves it. He really struggled during his early days.

    • Marsha

      Dec 26, 2019 at 7:40 am

      what about daniel radcliffe? Harry Potter is very successful.

  2. Bbosa emmanuel

    Nov 29, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    Tom cruise, that guy he impress every living things and I know he will be number one in the coming years

    • Mark

      Apr 23, 2019 at 10:24 pm

      He’s a weird man, scientology and all, but a very good actor

      • Tamale Godfrey

        Apr 14, 2020 at 7:01 pm

        I thought it could be Arnold Schwarzenegger

    • George M Babb

      May 31, 2020 at 8:15 pm

      You have Robert De Niro listed at $300 million before even Will Smith who is listed at $350 million and Tim Hanks and others. Is this a typo or an error in the listing?

      • Dan Western

        Jun 2, 2020 at 1:47 am

        Yep just a small error when we updated the article. Forget to amend De Niro’s figure. All fixed now.

  3. Adam Walton

    Dec 3, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    Jerry Seinfeld is worth $860 million, so…

    • Dan Western

      Dec 4, 2018 at 8:50 am

      Hey Adam, Jerry Seinfeld is a comedian. We have included him on our list of the richest comedians.



  4. Jean

    Dec 6, 2018 at 4:19 am

    You forgot Arnold Schwarzenegger, his net worth is 400 million…

    • Dan Western

      Dec 6, 2018 at 10:39 am

      Hey Jean,

      Arnold is on the list of richest bodybuilders.



    • Gary

      Apr 26, 2019 at 3:37 pm

      Then who was #8?? Some bozo wearing a cool new Arnie suit??
      If he’s a copy of Arnie, he’s a damn good one!!

  5. Ann R

    Apr 12, 2019 at 8:45 am

    Brad Pitt is from Springfield, Missouri, NOT Oklahoma

    • Dan Western

      May 1, 2019 at 2:40 am

      Born in Oklahoma, raised in Missouri, Ann.

  6. Eddie

    Apr 20, 2019 at 8:40 am

    I’m surprised Leonardo DiCaprio is not up there

    • Nwando

      Oct 11, 2019 at 1:08 am

      Tell me about it ahhhhh I expected him to be there

  7. Elise

    Apr 23, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    Sad that there is only two women on this list… blows my mind that some of the greats like Meryl Streep is only worth 90 million and Cate Blanchett is only worth 85 million… for people who don’t believe there is much of a wage gap… there you have it!

    • Tom

      Jun 1, 2019 at 3:05 pm

      It’s called Economics, supply/demand and marketability.

  8. Padgett

    May 19, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Love it, Nice to see the ones who made it big. There Worth every penny.

  9. George

    Jul 25, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    All of them except #1 and #6. I never heard of them before????????

    • Soumya Udgata

      Sep 11, 2019 at 12:33 pm

      They are from Indian cinema dear. Read once about Shahrukh Khan, you will be impressed for sure. I never saw anyone did this much struggle and most importantly he himself predicted that “I will own the film industry” even in his early days of film career.

  10. Keith

    Nov 4, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    I know Jerry Seinfeld is a comedian, but isn’t he also an actor? 950 million, odds are he might touch the big tonne before he reaches 70!

  11. Diane

    Nov 21, 2019 at 6:01 am

    As long that actor Kevin Costner is not on the list he is a lousy actor and a anti American

  12. Jessica

    Feb 26, 2020 at 2:35 am

    What about Dwayne Johnson?

  13. Sean

    Apr 11, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    Harrison ford should be number 1 or two, as well as John Travolta

  14. scott morris

    May 24, 2020 at 12:28 am

    What about: Jessica Simpson, Jessica Alba & Jamie Gertz ?

  15. Mike

    Nov 23, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    I Thought Dwanye Johnson Should Be among?

  16. Thompson

    Dec 5, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    I expect will Smith to be among

  17. Norman Calp

    Dec 8, 2020 at 3:49 pm

    Haha I wish I had the personality to make money but I’m lucky enough to retire on $1900.00 a month. At least I can feed my cat “Panther”. 😊

  18. Junior Tumu

    Feb 21, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    I Love to watch Silvester Stallone’s Movies.

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