Top 10 Richest Actors In The World

Bollywood and Hollywood are the top movie industries in the world, producing the best films in the world. But it’s not easy to enter in the Hollywood or even Bollywood.

There would be no great films without actors (unless it’s a documentary or silent animated movie).

It is the dream of millions of people from all over the world to work in Bollywood and Hollywood, but it’s never really east to achieve it.

Even after entering, there is no certainty of success. But few people in the world had proved themselves all the time and over and over again.

They succeeded in the industry and gained worldwide fame with millions of followers and millions of dollars.

Here the list of top 10 richest actors in the world with their short intro, which is worth knowing.

10. Bill Cosby

Billy Cosby

Net Worth – US$400 million

Age – 83 Years (as of July 2020)

Bill Cosby comes on Number (10) from our list of top 10 richest actors in the world.

Bill Cosby is an American actor and comedian. Cosby started his acting journey in the espionage series I Spy (1965-68), which made him the first Black actor to co-star in a leading dramatic role on network television, and the first black actor to win an Emmy Award.

Comedian Bill Cosby is widely known for  TV shows such as ‘I Spy,’ ‘Fat Albert’, and ‘The Cosby Show.’

Until his downfall, he was a popular American actor and film director who held in high esteem. In 2018, He was found guilty of sexual assault.

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

Bill Cosby

9. Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone

Net Worth – US$400 million

Age – 74 Years (as of July 2020)

Sylvester Stallone comes on Number (9) from our list of top 10 richest actors in the world.

Sylvester Stallone is an American actor, film producer, director, and screenwriter. Sylvester Stallone’s versatility is not a versatile actor, But he considered as very successful as an action star since the ’70s.

Sylvester Stallone is well-known for his role as Rocky Balboa in the Rocky film series and John Rambo in the Rambo film series.

Sylvester Stallone movies have been hugely successful at the box office, and that turned Sylvester Stallone into a Hollywood legend.

Sylvester Stallone has an interest in writing also. He created a screenplay about a rough-and-tumble thug, who struggles for a chance to make it as a professional boxer.

In 1976, Sylvester Stallone was nominated for Oscar as the best actor in a leading role (also for best writing, screenplay directly for the screen) for Rocky film, and even for Creed film (which is one the best sports movies of all time) in 2015.

Some of the best films by Sylvester Stallone are:

  • Rocky Full Series
  • Copland
  • Rambo
  • Demolition Man
  • The Lord of Flatbush
  • Nighthawks, etc.

You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.

Sylvester Stallone

8. Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson

Net Worth – US$400 million

Age – 83 Years (as of April 2020)

Jack Nicholson comes on Number (8) from our list of top 10 richest actors in the world.

Jack Nicholson’s original name John Joseph Nicholson, is an American actor and director with 60 years long career. He made his film debut in a low-budget teen drama The Cry Baby Killer (1958).

In 1969, Jack Nicholson played the role of the hard-drinking lawyer in classic old “Easy Rider” and earned an Oscar nomination for his work. His fifth nomination in seven years delivered his first win, for Best Actor.

Jack Nicholson is famous for having played a wide range of main or supporting roles, including comedy, romance, and darkly comic portrayals of anti-heroes and evil characters, he did all this with an inexplicable charm, that succeeds to hold the audience.

Some of the best films of Jack Nicholson are:

  • The Shining
  • Batman (1989)
  • The Witches of Eastwick
  • Prizzi’s Honor
  • The Bucket List
  • The Crossing Guard
  • Wolf (1994)
  • As Good As It Gets
  • A Few Good Men, etc.

I’ll tell you one thing: Don’t ever give anybody your best advice, because they’re not going to follow it.

Jack Nicholson

7. Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachan

Net Worth – US$400 million

Age – 77 Years (as of October 2019)

Amitabh Bachchan comes on Number (7) from our list of top 10 richest actors in the world.

Amitabh Bachchan is an Indian film actor, producer, television host, occasional playback singer, and former politician.

Amitabh Bachchan’s birth name is Inquilaab Srivastava. He is widely known as Big B and Shahenshah of Bollywood (Indian film industry) in India.

Amitabh Bachchan started his career in 1969 with the film ‘Saat Hindustani‘. During that early period, his films did not do well, he had 12 flop films and 2 hit films by the age of 30.

Amitabh Bachchan also works in a television show named Kaun Banega Crorepati(which is Indian version of famous game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire“).

Amitabh Bachchan admits that Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) is a life-changing experience for him; this show is widely popular in India, and credit goes to Amitabh Bachchan.

Amitabh Bachchan honored with some of the civilian awards of India, such as Padma Shri (1984), Padma Bhushan (2001), Padma Vibhushan (2015) by the Government of India.

He got National Film Awards for best actor in 1990 (Agneepath), 2005 (Black),2009 (Paa) and 2015  (Piku).

He also won the Legion of Honour (France’s highest civilian honor from the Government of France) in 2007.

Some of the popular movies of Amitabh Bachchan are:

  • Sholay
  • Agneepath
  • Don
  • Baghban
  • Zanjeer
  • Deewar
  • Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham
  • Sarkar
  • Aarakshan, etc.

“People will force their thinking on you, their boundaries on you. They will tell you how to dress, how to behave, who you can meet, and where you can go. Don’t live in the shadows of people’s judgment.”

Amitabh Bachchan

6. Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler

Net Worth – US$420 million

Age – 53 Years (as of September 2019)

Adam Sandler comes on Number (6) from our list of top 10 richest actors in the world.

Adam Richard Sandler is an American actor, musician film producer, singer-songwriter, screenwriter, and comedian.

Adam Sandler’s first television appearance was in 1987 with The Cosby Show. He started his acting journey with film Going Overboard.

Adam Sandler had won over 46 awards with nominations for over 120 awards.

Some of the Best films of Adam Sandler are:

  • Murder Mystery
  • Blended
  • Grown Ups 2
  • Just Go with It
  • Grown Ups
  • Click
  • 50 First Dates
  • Big Daddy
  • The Wedding Singer
  • Happy Gilmore
  • Madison, etc.

“I’m not comfortable being around too many people. I don’t like being out in public too much. I don’t like going to bars. I don’t like doing celebrity stuff. So most of the characters I play are people who don’t always feel comfortable beyond their small circle of friends.”

Adam Sandler

5. George Clooney

George Clooney

Net Worth – US$420 million

Age – 53 Years (as of September 2019)

George Clooney comes on Number (5) from our list of top 10 richest actors in the world.

George Clooney is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor.

In 1978, he started his acting career on television, and after gained full recognition for his role, he got a significant role in the film From Dusk till Dawn.

George Clooney awarded Oscars multiple times as a producer and as an actor and received eight Academy Award nominations as well.

Some of his best films of George Clooney are:

  • Up in the Air
  • The Descendants
  • Good Night, and Good Luck
  • Ocean’s Eleven
  • The Ides of March
  • Gravity, etc.

“Peace is a fulltime job. It’s protecting civilians, overseeing elections, and disarming ex-combatants. Peace, like war, must be waged.”

George Clooney

4. Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise

Net Worth – US$570 million

Age – 58 Years (as of July 2020)

Tom Cruise comes on Number (4) from our list of top 10 richest actors in the world.

The action star and outspoken advocate for Scientology films, Tom Cruise, is one of the richest actors in the world. The full name of Tom is Thomas Cruise Mapother IV.

Tom Cruise started his acting career in 1981 with Endless love movie.

In the year 1986, Tom Cruise’s film “Top gun” was the highest-grossing film of that year and his star status was cemented with it.

Tom Cruise has won 3 Golden Globe Awards, and he has also been nominated three times for Oscar as the best actor for ‘Born on the Fourth of July,’ and ‘Jerry Maguire’ and as best supporting actor for ‘Magnolia.’

Some of the famous films of Tom Cruise are:

  • The Mummy
  • Mission Impossible
  • Knight and Day
  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • Cocktail (1988)
  • Top Gun, etc.

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

Tom Cruise

3. Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry

Net Worth – US$600 million

Age – 50 Years (as of September 2019)

Tyler Perry comes on Number (3) from our list of top 10 richest actors in the world.

Tyler Perry is an American actor, author, film and theatre director, film producer, television producer, screenwriter, songwriter, playwright, and television director.

Tyler Perry is one of the most financially successful directors in the industry. Tyler Perry has directed and produced more than 30 movies, 20 stage productions, and 8 TV shows.

Tyler Perry’s 13 best films have grossed more than $600 million at the box office. In 2011, Tyler Perry ranked as the highest-paid man in the industry by Forbes.

Some of the Tyler Perry’s well-known movies are:

  • Madea’s Witness Protection
  • For Colored Girls
  • Madea’s Family Reunion
  • Good Deeds
  • I Can Do Bad All by Myself, etc.

“It doesn’t matter if a million people tell you what you can’t do, or if ten million people tell you no. If you get one yes from God, that’s all you need.”

Tyler Perry

2. Shahrukh Khan

Shahrukh Khan

Net Worth – US$600 million

Age – 54 Years (as of November 2019)

Shahrukh Khan comes on Number (2) from our list of top 10 richest actors in the world.

Shahrukh Khan is one of the most popular stars in India. He is not only an actor but also a producer and entrepreneur too.

Shahrukh Khan has a massive fan-base all over the world. His fans also give him some nicknames like SRK, King Khan, King of Romance, and Baadshah.

Before entering Bollywood, he made a small screen debut in 1989, with the serial name ‘Fauji,’ after that he debut in Bollywood with the film ‘Deewana in 1992.

Shahrukh Khan has invested his money mostly in three companies, named:

Shahrukh Khan has received Padma Shri Award by the Government of India,

He also received Worlds Economic Forum’s Crystal Award in 2018 for his leadership in championing women’s and children rights,

Another award he received Pyramide con Marni Award by UNESCO in 2011 for his support in children’s education.

Some of the best movies of Shahrukh Khan are:

  • Darr (1993)
  • Don
  • Jab Tak Hai Jaan,
  • Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
  • Veer-Zaara
  • Devdas
  • My Name Is Khan
  • Chennai Express, etc.

“Money is a good thing to run after. It is very important to be financially stable but you have to keep your wrongs and rights in mind. Don’t shy away from earning but without selling your soul.”

Shahrukh Khan

1. Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld

Net Worth – US$950 million

Age – 66 years (as of April 2020)

Jerry Seinfeld comes on Number (1) from our list of top 10 richest actors in the world.

Jerome Allen Seinfeld is the richest actor in the world in 2020; he is not only an actor but also a comedian, director, producer, and writer.

Jerry Seinfeld has more interest in stand-up comedy; he specializes in observational comedy.

Jerry Seinfeld is also a writer of famous book Seinlanguage – the best selling book of humorous observations (1993).

Jerry Seinfeld got incredible fame from his weekly television sitcom famous as ‘Seinfeld.’ It estimated that he earned nearly 1 million dollars per episode.

Jerry Seinfeld acting in ‘Louie‘ are widely recognized.

Netflix broadcast Jerry Seinfeld’s first stand-up special of original material in 22 years with 23 Hours to Kill, on 5th May 2020.

The Four Levels of Comedy: Make your friends laugh, Make strangers laugh, Get paid to make strangers laugh, and Make people talk like you because it’s so much fun.

Jerry Seinfeld


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