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The 30 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 30 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 30 Richest Actors in the World

Below are the 30 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.

 

30. Jessica Biel

Richest Actors in the World - Jessica Biel

Net Worth: $250 Million

Jessica Biel is an American actress, singer, model, and producer. Biel’s rise to fame came when she starred on the long-running WB television show ‘7th Heaven’.

Since then, she has had some memorable roles in ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’, ‘The Illusionist’ and ‘Total Recall’. In 2015, Biel was named the “Sexiest Woman Alive” by Esquire. 

As of 2021, Jessica Biel’s net worth is estimated to be $250 million. 

“For a very long time, I wasn’t thought of as anyone with any credibility in the film world. Everybody is tramping through the swamp every day in this business. ‘I’m worth it, I’m credible – believe me, give me a shot!’ That’s the way I feel on a consistent basis.” – Jessica Biel

 

29. Bruce Willis

Richest Actors in the World - Bruce Willis

Net Worth: $250 Million

Bruce Willis is a well-established actor who has consistently been one of the highest-paid leading men in Hollywood. Willis has earned millions of dollars in film salaries alone. One of his most popular movies ‘The Sixth Sense’ totaled $100 million. 

As of 2021, Bruce Willis’ net worth is estimated to be $250 million. 

“I believe in justice, and I believe in people being held responsible for their actions.” – Bruce Willis

 

28. Leonardo DiCaprio

Richest Actors in the World - Leonardo DiCaprio

Net Worth: $260 Million

Leonardo DiCaprio is an American actor, activist, and producer. Between the years 1995 and 2020, he has earned around $300 million from salaries. He has also earned millions from real estate investments and venture capital stakes. DiCaprio has starred in movies including ‘The Basketball Diaries’, ‘Titanic’, and ‘The Revenant’. 

As of 2021, Leonardo DiCaprio’s net worth is roughly $260 million. 

“If you can do what you do best and be happy, you’re further along in life than most people.” – Leonardo DiCaprio

 

27. Denzel Washington

Richest Actors in the World - Denzel Washington

Net Worth: $280 Million

Denzel Washinton is an American actor and producer. Washington has performed in several productions on stage and screen since the late 1970s. He is best known for his roles in ‘Glory’, ‘Malcolm X’, ‘Training Day’ and ‘Remember the Titans’. 

As of 2021, Denzel Washington’s net worth is roughly $280 million. 

“I’m very proud to be black, but black is not all I am. That’s my cultural historical background, my genetic makeup, but it’s not all of who I am nor is it the basis from which I answer every question.” – Denzel Washington

 

26. Jennifer Aniston

Richest Actors in the World - Jennifer Aniston

Net Worth: $300 Million

Jennifer Aniston is an American actress and producer who is one of the highest-paid and popular actresses in history. Aniston earns $20+ million per year from acting and different endorsements. She is best known for her role on the comedy sitcom ‘Friends’. 

As of 2021, Jennifer Aniston’s net worth is estimated to be $300 million. 

“Where would you be without friends? The people to pick you up when you need lifting? We come from homes far from perfect, so you end up almost parent and sibling to your friends – your own chosen family. There’s nothing like a really loyal, dependable, good friend. Nothing.” – Jennifer Aniston

 

25. Harrison Ford

Richest Actors in the World - Harrison Ford

Net Worth: $300 Million

Harrison Ford is an American actor and producer who rose to fame after he starred as Han Solo in the Stars Wars trilogy. Ford is a movie icon in Hollywood and he is also known for starring in multiple action films including ‘Indiana Jones’ film series, ‘Witness’, and ‘The Fugitive’. 

As of 2021, Harrison Ford’s net worth is roughly $300 million. 

“Nature doesn’t need people – people need nature; nature would survive the extinction of the human being and go on just fine, but human culture, human beings, cannot survive without nature.” – Harrison Ford

 

24. Edward Norton

Richest Actors in the World - Edward Norton

Net Worth: $300 Million

Edward Norton is an American actor and producer who has earned most of his fortune from his acting and investments. Throughout his career, Norton has landed several jobs in theater and he has written scrips at the Signature Theatre Company. We have seen him in movies such as ‘Fight Club’ and ‘American History X’. 

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As of 2021, Edward Norton’s net worth is estimated to be $300 million. 

“I’m fascinated by the ways in which people express themselves, because their responses are often counter to what they’re actually feeling. Like when they’re frightened, they tend to freeze. When they’re angry, it doesn’t always come out as volume. There are wonderful contradictions in the way that people express their emotions.” – Edward Norton

 

23. 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’s net worth is $300 Million, making him one of the richest actors of all time.

 

22. 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.

 

21. Mark Wahlberg

Richest Actors in the World - Mark Wahlberg

Net Worth: $300 Million

Mark Wahlberg is an American actor and model and he is considered to be an A-list actor. Wahlberg is not only a successful actor and model, he is also a well-established producer who has acted as executive producer of HBO series ‘Entourage’. 

As of 2021, Mark Wahlberg’s net worth is estimated to be $300 million. 

“I’ve always wanted to be in the health and wellness business. I try to encourage people to live a healthy lifestyle.” – Mark Wahlberg

 

20. Victoria Principal

Net Worth: $350 Million

Victoria Principal is an American actress, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who started her career by appearing in commercials as a child. In 1970, Principal landed a role in a movie called ‘The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean’. 

As of 2021, Victoria Principal’s net worth is roughly $350 million. 

“Unless we keep this planet healthy, everything else is for naught.” – Victoria Principal

 

19. Will Smith

Richest Actors in the World - Will Smith

 

Net Worth: $350 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 $350 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

 

18. Michael Douglas

Richest Actors in the World - Michael Douglas

 

Net Worth: $350 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.

As of this year, Michael Douglas’ net worth is roughly $300 million. He is ranked to be the 18th richest actor of all time.

 

17. 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 17th place.

 

16. 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).

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Clint Eastwood has built an incredible net worth of $375 million, as of 2021, which makes him ranked the 16th 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

 

15. Jennifer Lopez

Richest Actors in the World - Jennifer Lopez

Net Worth: $400 Million

Jennifer Lopez is an American singer, actress, businesswoman, and fashion designer who is one of Hollywood’s biggest icons. Lopez’s career has spanned more than 25 years and she has starred in multiple movies throughout her career including ‘Selena’, ‘The Wedding Planner’, and ‘Hustlers’. 

As of 2021, Jennifer Lopez’s net worth is estimated to be $400 million. 

“You get what you give. What you put into things is what you get out of them.” – Jennifer Lopez

 

14. Brock Pierce

Net Worth: $400 Million 

Brock Pierce is an American former child actor and entrepreneur who had his first acting role as Gordon in ‘The Mighty Ducks’ in 1992. In 1994, he starred in the movie ‘Problem Child 3: Junior in Love’. He went on to star in ‘Three Wishes’ the following year. 

As of 2021, Brock Pierce’s net worth is roughly $400 million. 

“When the Internet first launched, you had all these newspapers saying that the Internet was only used by bad people, to do bad things and what was the point of it. But the Internet changed everything, just like Bitcoin will.” – Brock Pierce

 

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. Tom Hanks

Richest Actors in the World - Tom Hanks

 

Net Worth: $400 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 $400 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

 

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.

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 highest 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.

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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 directing and performances in movies such as 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’.

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 2021.

 

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.

 

Summary

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. Tom Hanks
  13. Jackie Chan
  14. Brock Pierce
  15. Jennifer Lopez
  16. Clint Eastwood
  17. Keanu Reeves
  18. Micheal Douglas
  19. Will Smith
  20. Victoria Principal
  21. Mark Wahlberg
  22. Robert Downey Jr.
  23. Brad Pitt
  24. Edward Norton
  25. Harrison Ford
  26. Jennifer Aniston
  27. Denzel Washington
  28. Leonardo DiCaprio
  29. Bruce Willis
  30. Jessica Biel

How many of these actors did you expect to appear on this list of the top 30 richest actors in the world? Leave a comment below.

Dan Western is the founder of Wealthy Gorilla. Dan has been running Wealthy Gorilla and studying self-development, personal finance and investment for the last 7 years, whilst traveling the world and being able to call Bali, Indonesia, his HQ. To this day, Wealthy Gorilla has become one of the fastest growing self-development sites in the world; with over 160 million views worldwide, and more than 200,000 followers on social media. Dan's mission is simply, to inspire others to live their dreams and be the person to whom they say; "Because of you, I never gave up."

36 Comments

36 Comments

  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.

      Thanks,

      Dan

  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.

      Thanks,

      Dan

    • 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.

  19. Terry

    May 15, 2021 at 2:41 pm

    Unbelievable that Americans will pay thousands of dollars for entertainment, while watching millions of Americans living on the streets hungry. And, other professional like Doctors and nurses work their butts off, save lives, and they barely make anything. What’s wrong with this picture Americans!!!!!

  20. Stacy

    May 17, 2021 at 6:58 pm

    I did not know that about Jamie Gertz!! That is so awesome!! Her, Meredith Salinger and Winona Ryder are some of my favorite actresses from the 80’s!! Jamie went from playing a girl named Star on The Lost Boys to the number 1 highest grossing Star!!🎈🎉💐👏👏👏👏👏♥️♥️♥️

  21. Udo

    May 18, 2021 at 1:50 am

    You state that Tom Cruise is one of the best actors ever but I would say that he is mediocre at best.

  22. Jared J Baskin

    May 20, 2021 at 3:34 am

    What about Elaine from Seinfeld? She’s a billionaire too.

  23. Confoosed

    May 22, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    So, according to this list, the best way to be a wealthy actor, is to marry a billionaire…

    Not sure that should really be counted, to be fair, when the others have actually made their wealth through acting.

  24. Nalagy

    Sep 3, 2021 at 5:59 am

    What about Jessica Alba?

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