Who is the richest actor and the richest actress

The 10 richest actors of all time

The most successful actors of all time do not automatically include the richest actors of all time. The four-time Oscar winner Katharine Hepburn, for example, could only dream of the millions of salaries of her fellow actors in the 21st century, even in her heyday.

Speaking of which, there are no women listed in the top 10. Even screen goddesses like Angelina Jolie or Julia Roberts are not paid like their male actors when it comes to income.

Nobody can deny one thing: The film industry is booming, the (estimated) financial circumstances of the richest actors of all time are still barely comprehensible for ordinary consumers. These are the 10 richest actors of all time (as of 2015):

10th place: Adam Sandler (US $ 300 million)

With US $ 300 million, Adam Sandler ranks last here, but still can't complain about his income. Sandler didn't just make his living from acting. The all-rounder was also able to convince as a comedian, producer, composer, screenwriter and voice actor in Hollywood.

9th place: Bill Cosby ($ 350 million)

Comedian, singer and actor Bill Cosby was able to set aside $ 350 million during his career. Especially the US sitcom “Bill Cosby Show” made him known worldwide.

8th place: Tom Hanks and Johnny Depp ($ 350 million)

The 4th and 5th place for the richest actors of all time are shared by Tom Hanks and Johnny Depp, each with around US $ 450 million. Tom Hanks is known to everyone from films like “Forrest Gump” or “Sleepless in Seattle”. Many of these blockbusters made Hanks world famous. Johnny Depp is also well known around the world, especially through the film series “Pirates of the Caribbean”.

Sixth place: Clint Eastwood ($ 375 million)

Clint Eastwood unites both sides of fame: With 4 Oscars he is one of the most successful actors of all time, but with a fortune of US $ 375 million he is also one of the richest actors of all time. The all-rounder Eastwood is also very busy: in addition to acting, he works as a director, producer and composer. Eastwood also excelled as mayor of his hometown of Camel, California.

5th place: Jack Nicholson and Tyler Perry ($ 400 million)

One of the most versatile actors in Hollywood is Jack Nicholson. The actor, producer, director and screenwriter is a very well-known figure in the film industry with 3 Oscars and 12 Oscar nominations. 400 million US dollars are the reward for his acting performance. Tyler Perry is only better known in the USA. In addition to being an actor, he's also a writer, director and copywriter.

3rd place: Tom Cruise ($ 480 million)

With assets of $ 480 million, Tom Cruise is not expected to have any financial lawsuits. The actor and film producer has made a name for himself recently through his Scientology connection, but is still doing well.

2nd place: Sha Rukh Khan (US $ 600 million)

Away from Hollywood, towards Bollywood. Sha Rukh Khan is considered the most successful Indian actor and producer. But the Bollywood star also starred in over 50 films. This tireless performance as an actor was rewarded with an estimated US $ 600 million.

1st place: Jerry Seinfeld ($ 820 million)

Surprisingly, 1st place does not go to a world famous film star. Comedian and writer Jerry Seinfeld topped the rankings with a fortune of around US $ 820 million. Seinfeld became known through the series “Seinfeld”, which he co-produced. Not a blockbuster hero, but a series legend receives the title “richest actor of all time”.


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