20. Harrison Ford – $210 Million
Harrison Ford has come a long way from a Carpenter. It’s rumored he only made $15,000 for his careering launching role as Han Solo. In the most recent Star Wars, he earned $20 million and a share of profits. His films have grossed over $4.7 billion
19. Mark Wahlberg – $225 Million
Mark Wahlberg has come a long way from his days as an underwear model for Calvin Cline. His films have grossed over $2.5 billion. Perhaps he should be higher on the list?
18. Will Smith – $250 Million
Will Smith has become one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood. His films have grossed over $2.8 billion. Sure he’s had a flop or two, but his run of films grossing $100+ million is impressive. From Independence Day in ’96 (yes, it was actually that long ago) until the bomb After Earth in ’13, he had 13 films crack $100 million.
17. Robert Downey Jr. – $250 Million
16. Michael Douglas – $300 Million
Michael Douglas is perhaps best known for his role as the money man Gordon Gekko from Wall Street. He hasn’t done too bad in the money department himself. His films have grossed $1.7 billion
15. Arnold Schwarzenegger – $300 Million
The Governator has been a man on a mission. He got his start in body building before moving on to his iconic role as the Terminator. He married into the Kennedy clan, became Governor of California and has even lent his voice to the fight against climate change. He can now be seen as the face of the mobile game hit Strike Force. Is there anything this guy doesn’t do?
14. Keanu Reeves – $350 Million
Keanu Reeves doesn’t live like he’s worth $350 million. His zen outlook on life as instilled a humble attitude about his wealth.
13. Jackie Chan – $350 Million
Jackie Chan is a martial arts film legend. In addition to starring in major Hollywood films, Chan has made a name for himself directing and acting in China. China’s booming cinema scene will land more actors on this list in the years to come.
12. Tom Hanks – $350 Million
Tom Hanks has played or voiced some of the most loved characters in film. One could argue he should be higher on the list. His films have grossed over $4 billion!
11. Adam Sandler – $360 Million
Adam Sandler has had his share of flops, but the actor’s films have grossed an eye-dropping $2.6 billion.
10. Clint Eastwood – $375 Million
Clint Eastwood has made a name for himself as an actor and director. Films he’s starred in have grossed over $1.7 billion and as a director his films have grossed $1.7 billion. His skills as a director have earned him 2 academy awards.
9. Sylvester Stallone – $400 Million
Sylvester Stallone is a Hollywood heavyweight. In the recently released Creed, Sly reprised the role of Rocky that sent him to stardom in 1976. His films have grossed an amazing $2 billion. Not bad for a guy everyone said lacked the star power to carry a film.
8. Bill Crosby – $400 Million
Bill Crosby amassed his fortune through endorsments and the long-running sindication of the Cosby Show. His recent troubles are likely to see his fortunes fall and his star dim.
7. Johnny Depp – $400 Million
Johnny Depp has been a Hollywood Star since 21 Jump Street. His films, notably Pirates of the Carribean, have grossed over $3 billion
6. Jack Nicholson – $400 Million
Jack Nicholson is still the king of cool. In addition to collecting 3 Academy Awards his films have grossed nearly $2 billion
5. Mel Gibson – $450
Mel Gibson has become famous for more than just his films. It’s been a number of years since his last hit, but the money he made from Passion of The Christ still has him topping the charts of Hollywood’s richest.
4. Tyler Perry – $450 Million
Tyler Perry has quietly amassed a fortune through writing, acting, directing and producing. He got his start writing stage plays in the 90s and has gone on to produce hit television shows. His self-titled films have been known for generating massive returns on small budgets.
3. Tom Cruise – $400 Million
Tom Cruise has been a hollywood A-lister for decades. His films have grossed an eye-popping $3.5 billion collectively.
2. Shah Rukh Khan – $600 Million
Shah Rukh Khan, known as the “King of Bollywood”, has made his fortune catering to star crazy Indians the world over. At only 50, he still has years left to add to his millions. Not bad for a guy who most Americans have never heard of.
1. Jerry Seinfeld – $850 Million
Jerry Seinfeld owes his enormous wealth to Seinfeld syndication. Now he spends his time cracking jokes with comedians in cars… and the President of course, because when you’re as rich and famous as him, why not?