Jobs are everywhere. People work to earn for a better living. But, some prefer to work as an actor since this career allows them to have not only fun, fame, but also fortune. Thus, would you like to be an actor? What kinds of movies do you like to perform the most? Or if not, who is your favorite actor? What has he or she done so far with film industry? Check it here whether or not your star is in the list of the top ten richest actors in this 2017.
10. Adam Sandler ($ 300 Million)
Legendary for his comedic roles since 1995, an American actor, Adam Sandler, went on to star in many Hollywood feature films, which have grossed $2 billion at the box office. His earliest films actually did not receive public praise. But, he did not give up this career; he has ventured in to more roles. Until 1999, Sandler created his production company—Happy Madison Company. Sandler then started a new film called Big Daddy, which makes $165 million at the box office.
09. Michael Douglas ($ 300 Million)
Born and raised in a family whose parents work in the film industry, Michael Douglas started his film career in the late 1960s and early 1070s, appearing in little-known films. But, this 70-year-old actor held his significant role in the series The Streets of San Francisco from 1972 to 1976. Romancing the Stone, made in 1984, is the only movie propelling him to the stardom. The last movie this American actor roled is Ant-man. Douglas has also won four global awards and received AFI Life Achievement Award in 2009.
08. Arnold Schwarzenegger ($ 300 Million)
Besides working as a governor of California for two terms from 2003 to 2011, Arnold Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-born American actor, who gained worldwide fame as a Hollywood action film because of his bodybuilding in 1970s. He apparently appeared in a number of successful films since 1985. Acting career provides him huge wealth; he did not accept his governor’s payment. Throughout his entire life of acting, Schwarzenegger has also won numerous awards and honors.
07. Tom Hanks ($ 350 Million)
Active in his film career since 1978, an American actor and filmmaker, Tom Hanks, built his reputation as a role in a movie called Big in 1988 and other films in the following years. Undoubtedly, this 58-year-old handsome actor has been nominated for numerous awards during his career. As of 2017, Hanks’ films have grossed over $4.2 billion at the U.S. and Canada box offices, and over $8.4 billion worldwide, making him one of the highest-grossing actors in film history.
06. Johnny Depp ($ 350 Million)
Rising to prominence on the 1980s television series, an American actor, Johnny Depp, has become a teen idol with numerous awards for Best Actor, regarded as one of the world’s biggest movie stars. This 51-year-old producer also gains more fame for his experience depiction to other screenwriters. His film feature has grossed over $3.1 billion at the United States box office and over $7.6 billion worldwide. Noticeably, his most commercially successful film—Pirates of the Caribbean—has grossed $3 billion.
05. Tom Cruise ($380 Million)
Starting his career at the age of 19 in 1981 with minor roles, Tom Cruise, began his leading role in the romantic comedy, Risky Business and became a full-fledged movie star in the action drama—Top Fun—in 1986. And in the 2000s, this 52-year-old actor with numerous awards, has still starred in a number of successful films; he became Hollywood’s highest-paid actor in 2012. Fifteen of his films have grossed over $100 million domestically; twenty-one are in excess of $200 million worldwide.
04. Sylvester Stallone ($ 400 Million)
Legendary for his Hollywood action roles, an American actor, Sylvester Stallone, started his first starring role in the soft core pornography feature film—The Party at Kitty and Stud’s—in 1970. His first few film roles were actually minor; therefore, this handsome bodybuilding actor did not really gain his international stardom until 1976 when he started a starring role in Rocky. Stallone, 68, has been nominated for numerous awards in history.
03. Jack Nicholson ($ 400 Million)
An American actor and filmmaker, Jack Nicholson has won 12 Academy Award nominations, making him the most nominated male actor in the Academy’s history; he became one of the youngest actors to be awarded in 1994. He has apparently ventured into film industry since 1950s. This 78 year-old actor had a role in Batman in 1989, having grossed $43.6 million, which broke its opening weekend record with 29.4 million, and $411.35 million worldwide.
02. Shahrukh Khan ($ 600 Million)
Appearing in more than 80 Bollywood films, the world’s biggest movie star, Shahrukh Khan, is an Indian film actor who has earned numerous accolades, including 14 Filmfare Awards. This 49 year-old handsome actor started his career in television series in the late 1980s. Khan made his debut in 1992 with Deewana. Undoubtedly, he is one of the richest actor in the world, approximately with a net worth of US$400-600 million.
01. Mel Gibson ($ 600 Million)
Studying acting at the Australian National Institute of Dramatic Art, an American actor and filmmaker, Mel Gibson, started his leading role and grabbed the public’s attention with his Gallipoli, which earned him a Best Actor Award in 1981. This 59 year-old versatile actor produced, directed, and starred in the epic historical drama film—Braveheart in 1995 and others since then. His film, Signs in 2002, has grossed $408 worldwide. He also has achieved other awards and nominations as well.