Like any other profession, acting has earned many film stars a fortune. It is not a secret that actors are some of the wealthiest people in the world, but have you ever wondered how much your favourite actor is worth? Who is the richest actor in the world in 2020?
Hollywood and Bollywood are the top movie industry in the world, known for producing not only the best films but also the most talented and wealthiest actors in the world.
Richest Actors in the world in 2020 top 10 list-
19. Mia Wasikowska– $275 Million
Mia is an Australian actress, born and raised in the country’s capital, Canberra. She is the daughter of photographers Marzena Wasikowska and John Reid. Her mother is Polish and her father is an Australian of British ancestry.
18. Brad Pitt – $300 Million
Brad Pitt’s primary sources of income are through his acting projects and through his production company Plan B. His estimated net worth as of 2020 is $300 Million. He has appeared in Forbes’ list of the Highest-Paid actors in the world multiple times, notably in 2015 and 2016.
17. Robert Downey Jr. – $310 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.
16. Jessica Alba – $340 Million
Jessica Marie Alba is an American actress and businesswoman. She began her television and movie appearances at age 13 in Camp Nowhere and The Secret World of Alex Mack, but rose to prominence at 19, as the lead actress of the television series Dark Angel, in which she received a Golden Globe nomination.
15. Sean Connery– $350 Million
Sir Sean Connery was a Scottish actor and producer who had a net worth of $350 million at the time of his death in 2020. He was probably best-known for playing James Bond but enjoyed an extremely prolific, multi-decade acting career that produced an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and a BAFTA Award.
14. Will Smith – $350 Million
Smith, meanwhile, had a music career for many years before he became one of the highest-paid actors in the world starring in several blockbusters such as Independence Day, Aladdin, Ali, and the Bad Boys films. He’s had success as a producer as well.
13. Keanu Reeves– $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 from ‘The Matrix’, or from ‘John Wick’.
12. Jackie Chan– $400 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.
11. Arnold Schwarzenegger – $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 2020, 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 – $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 2020.
09. Amitabh Bachchan – $400 Million
He is an Indian film star, former politician, producer and broadcaster. He has won 3 National Film Awards and 11 Filmfare Awards.
He also holds India’s highest civilian awards which are the Padma Shri Award (1984), Padma Bhushan Award (2001), and Padma Vibhushan (2015).
When it comes to wealth, the Bollywood icon has what it takes to compete with top Hollywood personalities. In 2020, he makes into the list as the 9th richest actor in the world, with a net worth of around $400 million.
08. Adam Sandler – $420 Million
Eighth on the list is America’s Famous Comedian Adam Sandler. The 53-year-old has starred over in 30 movies. His highest-grossing film of all time is Hotel Transylvania (2012) that brought in $358.38 million.
Sandler is one of the wealthy Hollywood stars and film producers. His net worth is $420 million.
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07. Mel Gibson – $425 Million
He is an Australian-American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is known for his role in The Passion of the Christ (2004), We Were Soldiers (2002), and Braveheart (1995).
He won two Oscar awards and a Golden Globe award in 1996 for directing the Braveheart drama. In 2017, he got nominated for Oscar and Golden Globe awards for directing the military drama Hacksaw Ridge (2016). He has a net worth of $425 million.
06. Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen – $500 Million
The American actresses have earned a lot from their career. In 2007, they ranked 11th in Forbes’ list of The Richest 20 Women In Entertainment.
The fraternal twins own a retail empire, Dualstar Entertainment Group, established in 1993. The company produces movies, TV shows, magazines, video games, and other media. It sells $1 billion worth of merchandise worldwide a year.
05. Robert De Niro – $500 Million
Robert Anthony De Niro Jr. is an American actor, producer, and director. His most popular films include Raging Bull (1980), Cape Fear (1991), Mean Streets (1973), and Taxi Driver (1976).
He has won 2 Oscars and 61 other awards.
04. George Clooney – $500 Million
He is an American director, producer, businessman, and social activist from Kentucky. He received wide fame after starring in ER (1994-2009), From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), and Three Kings (1999), among many more.
In 2018, he was ranked as the highest-paid film star after selling his Casamigos Tequila factory for $1 billion. Clooney may likely be your favourite top ten richest actor listed, but he is not the wealthiest. He has a net worth of 500 million dollars.
03. Tom Cruise – $600 Million
He is an American film star, director, producer, screenwriter. Cruise has starred in the Mission Impossible franchise, Magnolia (1999), Minority Report (2002), and Edge of Tomorrow (2014), among many other high-grossing movies.
Tom Cruise boasts of three Golden Globe Awards and three Oscar nominations. His estimated net worth of $600 million ranks him third on the list.
02. Shah Rukh Khan – $750 Million
Hailed as the ‘King of Bollywood’ and ‘King Khan,’ Shah Rukh Khan is the actor with the highest net worth in Bollywood. The Indian celebrity is also a renowned producer and a public personality worldwide.
In 2005, he was awarded the Padma Shri. He also received the French Order of Arts and Literature in 2007 and the Order of the Legion of Honor in 2014.
Some of his famous films include the Don franchise, Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012), Bhoothnath Returns (2014), My name is Khan (2010), Ra. One (2011), Happy New Year (2014), and Zero (2018). He has an estimated net worth of $750 million.
01. Jami Gertz – $ 3 Billion
She is an American actress from Illinois. Jami is an actress and producer well known for starring in Twister (1996), The Lost Boys (1987), Still Standing (2002-2006), and Sixteen Candles (1984).
The actress is also a philanthropist & sports team owner. Although Jami’s career contributes a lot to her net worth, a majority of her wealth comes from her marriage to LA-based billionaire Tony Ressler.
Ressler is the co-founder of Ares Management, which has over $137 billion worth of assets under management. The two got married in 1989 when Ressler was an up-and-coming financier.
Oprah Winfrey Net Worth: $3.5 Billion
Oprah Winfrey is an American media mogul, television host, author, and listed as #1 in Most Popular Women on SeaWallaLife.com. As of 2020, Oprah’s net worth is $3.5 billion. Today she earns around $315 million per year thanks to her highly lucrative diversified media empire.
Dina Merrill Net Worth: $5 Billion
With a net worth of $5 billion, socialite and philanthropist Dina Merrill enjoy the distinction of being the richest actress of all time. Merrill owes much of her fortune to her birthright — the star was the only child of Marjorie Merriweather Post, the Post Cereal heiress. However, she also found success performing on the stage, television and big screen, appearing in more than 20 films throughout her career.
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