These Are The Wealthiest Actors in Hollywood

Just the mention of the word "Hollywood" makes you think of designer gowns, supercars and champagne-soaked parties, so it's safe to say the biggest names in movies are doing pretty well for themselves.

But some are even more comfortable than others.

The wealthiest actors in Hollywood have not only made millions from their paycheques, but via production credits, investments and entrepreneurial side hustles, resulting in nine-figure net worths.

Here are 20 of the richest actors in Tinseltown.

Jami Gertz ($3billion)

Jami Gertz
Actress Jami Gertz attends the 2017 LACMA Art + Film gala at LACMA on November 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Jami Gerz is best known for her roles in films like The Lost Boys, Less Than Zero and Twister, as well as TV shows like Square Pegs, Modern Family and Ally McBeal.

However, her $3bn net worth doesn't come from her acting credits.

She and husband Tony Ressler have been part-owners of the NBA Team the Atlanta Hawks since 2015.

Shah Rukh Khan ($600million)

Shah Rukh Khan at Dubai film festival
Actor Shah Rukh Khan poses during a portrait session at the 8th Annual Dubai International Film Festival held at the Madinat Jumeriah Complex on December 9, 2011 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for DIFF

Referred to as the King of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan is one of the most successful film stars of all time - and one of the wealthiest.

His biggest film roles include Baadshah, Chennai Express, Happy New Year, Dilwale and Raees.

Off the screen, he is co-chairman of the production company Red Chillies Entertainment and co-owner of the Indian Premier League cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders and the Caribbean Premier League team Trinbago Knight Rider.

Tom Cruise ($570million)

Tom Cruise at Rock of Ages premiere
Tom Cruise attends the European premiere of "Rock Of Ages" at Odeon Leicester Square on June 10, 2012 in London, England. Stuart Wilson/Getty Images

Tom Cruise is one of the highest grossing box office stars of all time, so it's no surprise he is also one of the wealthiest.

Not only has he starred in blockbusters like the Mission: Impossible franchise, he has also produced some of his biggest credits through Cruise/Wagner Productions and United Artists.

Cruise continues to be among the most bankable actors in Hollywood, and will next be seen in the Top Gun sequel Maverick and Mission: Impossible 7.

George Clooney ($500million)

George Clooney at AFI gala
46th AFI Life Achievement Award Recipient George Clooney attends American Film Institute's 46th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to George Clooney at Dolby Theatre on June 7, 2018 in Hollywood, California. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Turner

Clooney has transferred from TV heartThrob on E.R. to Oscar-winning actor for Syriana to Oscar-winning producer for Argo.

However, the bulk of his $500m fortune is not related to acting, but to his tequila brand, which he co-founded with Rande Gerber and Michael Meldman in 2013.

Four years later, they sold the tequila to Diageo for $700million.

Robert De Niro ($500million)

Robert De Niro at Oscars luncheon
Robert De Niro attends the 92nd Oscars Nominees Luncheon on January 27, 2020 in Hollywood, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

With a career spanning over 40 years, De Niro is one of Hollywood's most respected actors thanks to movies including Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas and Heat.

While his bumper paychecks have added up, De Niro's net worth can also be attributed to his production company TriBeCa Productions and the Nobu restaurant chain, which he co-owns.

Mel Gibson ($425million)

Mel Gibson at Daddy's Home 2 premiere
Actor Mel Gibson arrives at the UK Premiere of 'Daddy's Home 2' at Vue West End on November 16, 2017 in London, England. John Phillips/Getty Images

Mel Gibson's public image and status in Hollywood may have taken a dive after controversial statements and use of slurs were leaked, but he is still one of the wealthiest actors in Hollywood.

The actor has appeared in huge films such as Braveheart and Lethal Weapon, and is also an Oscar-winning director, having directed Braveheart, The Passion of the Christ and Hacksaw Ridge.

Gibson also makes money through his production company Icon Productions, which he founded in 1989 with Bruce Davey.

Adam Sandler ($420million)

Adam Sandler at Gotham Awards
Adam Sandler attends the 2019 IFP Gotham Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on December 02, 2019 in New York City. Steven Ferdman/Getty Images/FilmMagic

Adam Sandler's movies have made around $2billion at the box office, including comedies like Big Daddy, The Waterboy, The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates, and the most stressful film of all time, Uncut Gems.

However, his net worth has been hugely boosted by a four-movie deal his production company Happy Madison struck with Netflix, worth a cool $250million.

Amitabh Bachchan ($400million)

Amitabh Bachchan at IFFM Awards
Indian film actor, Amitabh Bachchan poses on stage during the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Awards at Princess Theatre on May 2, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. Scott Barbour/Getty Images for IFFM

One of Indian cinema's biggest stars, Bachchan has starred in over 200 films in his five-decade career, including Zanjeer and Shahenshah.

He also has a successful TV career, hosting Kaun Banega Crorepati, the Indian version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? since 2000, while business wise, he holds stakes in Stampede Capital, Just Dial and Meridian Tech.

Jack Nicholson ($400million)

Jack Nicholson at LA Lakers game
Jack Nicholson attends a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on January 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images

The most Oscar-nominated male actor in history, Jack Nicholson is known for legendary performances in The Shining, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest and As Good As It Gets.

Outside of cinema, Nicholson is a keen art collector and owns work by Henri Matisse, Tamara de Lempicka, Andy Warhol and Jack Vettriano.

Sylvester Stallone ($400million)

Sylvester Stallone at Board of Review gala
Actor Sylvester Stallone attends the 2015 National Board of Review Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 5, 2016 in New York City. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Not only did Sylvester Stallone play Rocky Balboa, he also wrote the wildly successful Rocky films, leading to his huge fortune.

He is also known for playing John Rambo in the Rambo series, which he also co-wrote.

Stallone has now moved into producing as well, co-founding Balboa Productions in 2018.

Arnold Schwarzenegger ($400million)

Arnold Schwarzenegger at Expendables 2 premiere
Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger arrives at Lionsgate Films' "The Expendables 2" premiere on August 15, 2012 in Hollywood, California. Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of cinema's most iconic action stars thanks to films like The Terminator and Total Recall, but the bodybuilder-turned-actor-turned-Governor of California was a millionaire before he even hit the silver screen.

Among his business investments are Planet Hollywood, a bricklaying business, an Ohio shopping mall, and a nutritional supplement for athletes company called Ladder which he and LeBron James sold last year.

Real estate has bumped up his fortune to $400m.

Tom Hanks ($400million)

Tom Hanks at Rome Film Festival
Tom Hanks walks a red carpet on October 13, 2016 in Rome, Italy. Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

America's dad Tom Hanks is one of the highest grossing actors of all time, thanks to iconic roles in films such as Big, Toy Story, You've Got Mail, Cast Away, Forrest Gump, The Green Mile and Saving Private Ryan.

He also has a hand in producing with his company Playtone, which was behind movies like Cast Away and Mamma Mia!, and TV series including Band of Brothers.

Jennifer Lopez ($400millon)

Jennifer Lopez at Hustlers premiere
Jennifer Lopez attends the "Hustlers" premiere during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 07, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. Amy Sussman/SHJ2019/WireImage

JLo made a name for herself as a popstar, but her lucrative acting career lands her on this list.

Her $400m fortune is an amalgamation of best-selling albums, film credits like Out of Sight and The Wedding Planner, clothing and perfume lines, and a production company Nuyorican Productions, which produced many JLo films including the recent hit Hustlers.

With fingers in so many pies, it's no wonder Lopez is considered one of the most powerful celebrities in showbiz.

Clint Eastwood ($375million)

Clint Eastwood wins Oscars
Director Clint Eastwood poses with his Oscar award for Best Director in "Million Dollar Baby" backstage during the 77th Annual Academy Awards on February 27, 2005 at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California. Carlo Allegri/Getty Images

Few actors have had such crossover success as a director as Clint Eastwood.

The Dirty Harry star has achieved critical acclaim directing films like Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, Letters From Iwo Jima and American Sniper.

Outside of cinema, Eastwood has an investment in the Pebble Beach Golf Links and boasts a real estate portfolio worth tens of millions.

Jackie Chan ($370million)

Jackie Chan at Karate Kid premiere
Jackie Chan attends the UK Film Premiere of The Karate Kid at Odeon Leicester Square on July 15, 2010 in London, England. Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Starring in over 150 films, Chan is one of the most recognisable actors in cinema thanks to his extensive work in martial arts movies and hits like the Rush Hour films.

But somehow, he has managed to find time off the screen to dabble in everything from production to fashion.

Chan owns or part-owns the production companies JCE Movies Limited, JC Group China, Jackie & Willie Productions and Jackie & JJ Productions, owns a sushi restaurant chain, has his own chain of gyms, owns a fashion line, and founded a racing team, Jackie Chan DC Racing.

Keanu Reeves ($360million)

Keanu Reeves on Side by Side panel
Host/producer Keanu Reeves speaks onstage during the "Side by Side" panel at the PBS portion of the 2013 Summer Television Critics Association tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 6, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

As well as being the nicest man in Hollywood and the internet's boyfriend, Keanu Reeves has made quite the fortune with his performances in the huge franchises The Matrix and John Wick, plus films like Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and Speed.

In addition to his movie career, Reeves owns the production company Company Films, with friend Stephen Hamel, co-founded Arch Motorcycle Company, which builds and sells custom bikes, and founded the book publisher X Artists' Books with Jessica Fleischmann and his partner Alexandra Grant.

Michael Douglas ($350million)

Michael Douglas at Emmy Awards
Michael Douglas attends the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Describing himself as an "actor first and a producer second", Douglas has had huge success in both arenas.

As an actor, Douglas has achieved critical acclaim with films like Fatal Attraction, Romancing The Stone and Wall Street, as well as winning a Golden Globe for his role in the series The Kominsky Method.

With his producing hat on, he has won an Oscar for producing One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.

Will Smith ($350million)

Will Smith at Focus premiere
Actor Will Smith arrives at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures 'Focus' at TCL Chinese Theatre on February 24, 2015 in Hollywood, California. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

In 2013, Forbes named Will Smith the most bankable star in the world, and it's not hard to see why.

After shooting to fame on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Smith became a huge star of the silver screen in films like Men In Black, Independence Day, Bad Boys and Ali.

In addition to his film career, Smith had a successful rap career, and owns a number of companies, including Treyball Development Inc, Overbrook Entertainment and Westbrook Inc, the latter two he owns with wife Jada Pinkett Smith.

Smith has also invested $46 million in esports organisation Gen.G.

Mark Wahlberg ($300million)

Mark Wahlberg at Spenser Confidential premiere
Mark Wahlberg attends the Netflix Premiere Spenser Confidential at Westwood Village Theatre on February 27, 2020 in Westwood, California. Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Netflix

Although he started out as a rapper in Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, Wahlberg has become one of Hollywood's most bankable stars, with films like The Departed, Boogie Nights, The Fighter, Daddy's Home and Transformers on his CV.

However, his business investments pad out his income quite a bit.

Wahlberg owns the burger restaurant chain Wahlburger, owns a string of Chevrolet dealerships, has a stake in F45 Fitness, bought an equity interest in the Barbados Tridents cricket team, and executive produced a number of shows for HBO, including Entourage and Ballers.

Robert Downey Jr ($300million)

Robert Downey Jr at Spider-Man Homecoming premiere
Robert Downey Jr. attends the premiere of Columbia Pictures' "Spider-Man: Homecoming" at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

After a period of exile from Hollywood due to substance abuse issues, Downey Jr returned to become one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood.

His renaissance was spearheaded by his role as Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and starred in 10 Marvel films.

Off the screen, he produces films through his company Team Downey.

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