Richest actors & actresses. Photo: KnowInsiders
Richest actors & actresses. Photo: KnowInsiders

Actors and actresses have been known to make a fortune out of their jobs. The glitz and glam have always caught the eye of the public. Have you ever wondered how much your favorite actor is worth?

Who is the richest actor in the world today? And their extravagant lifestyles have added to the fact that they earn enough to afford that. But ‘how much is still a question.

The List of 15 Richest Actors & Actresses in The World Today

(Last updated 3 Octocber, 2021)

1. Jami Gertz - $3 billion

2. Tyler Perry - 1 billion USD

3. Jerry Seinfeld - 950 million USD

4. Shah Rukh Khan - 690 million USD

5. Tom Cruise - 600 million USD

6. George Clooney - 500 million USD

7. Robert De Niro - 500 Million Dollars

8. Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen - $500 million

9. Mel Gibson - 425 million USD

10. Adam Sandler - $420 million

11. Amitabh Bachchan

12. Jack Nicholson - 400 Million Dollars

13. Sylvester Stallone - 400 Million Dollars

14. Arnold Schwarzenegger - $400 million

15. Bill Cosby - $400 million

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Who are the 15 Richest Actors & Actresses in The World for 2021/2022?

1. Jami Gertz - $3 billion

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Photo: Cinema2cinema

Jami Gertz is a famous American actress and investor with an estimated net worth of 3 Billion Dollars as of 2021. She is popular in the city of Manhattan as the owner of the NBA Basketball Team whereas in the city of Los Angeles she is known as an actress for her work in movies like Twister, Crossroads, Less Than Zero, The Lost Boys, and Quicksilver.

Jami Gertz is known to live life on her own terms and a very modest lifestyle. She owns just three houses and the most expensive of them is in the city of Mailbu that is worth 60 million dollars. Jami Gertz along with her husband is known for philanthropy.

2. Tyler Perry - 1 billion USD

Photo: VnExpress
Photo: VnExpress

This Afro-American actor, writer, producer and director in 2011, was listed as the highest-paid man in entertainment by Forbes. He is best known for playing the character ‘Madea’ an elderly woman. Some of his greatest creations include ‘Daddy’s Little Girl’ (2007), ‘Why Did I Get Married?’ (2007) and ‘Diary of a Black Woman’(2002). He has also amazed the world as a screenwriter and is amongst the highest-paid actors in America.

3. Jerry Seinfeld - 950 million USD

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Photo: BBC

American comedian, actor, writer and producer Jerome Allen Seinfeld is known has been newly added to the list of richest actors in the world. Best known for co-creating the American sitcom ‘Seinfield’ (in 1988) along with Larry David, where playing a semi-fictionalized version of himself. He started earning $1 million per episode towards the end of the show. He has also been a part of the TV series ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ (2004-2009) and ‘Louie’ (2012-2014).

4. Shah Rukh Khan - 690 million USD

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Photo: DNA India

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 $690 million.

5. Tom Cruise - 600 million USD

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Photo: Kenh14

Tom Cruise, an American producer, and film actor is the world’s third-richest actor and one of the finest actors of all time. Mission Impossible series star has been honored with several awards like three Golden Globe Awards and three nominations for Academy Awards for his outstanding contribution to movies.

He is one of the highest-paid actors with an estimated net worth of 600 million dollars. His films have grossed collections in excess of billions in the US and more than 10 billion worldwide. He started his career in acting in New York when he was just 18.

6. George Clooney - 500 million USD

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Photo: Báo Người lao động

George Clooney 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.

Clooney is also known for his humanitarian works, like helping to solve the Darfur conflict and assisting victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

In 2018, he was ranked as the World's Highest-Paid Actor after selling his Casamigos Tequila factory for $1 billion. Clooney may likely be your favorite actor, but he is not the wealthiest. He has a net worth of 500 million dollars.

7. Robert De Niro - 500 Million Dollars

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Photo: Vulture

Robert De Niro is an American actor, producer, and director who is admired by many for his excellent work in Hollywood. He acted recently in many movies like ‘Meet the Fockers’, ‘The Intern’, ‘Meet the Parents’, and ‘Dirty Grandpa’.

People still remember his outstanding acting skills in movies like ‘Goodfellas’, ‘The Godfather Part II’, ‘Analyze That’, ‘Casino’, and ‘Heat’ in the early part of his career in the 1980s and 1990s. As of 2021, Robert De Niro is estimated to hold a net worth of 500 million dollars.

8. Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen - $500 million

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Photo: Vogue

Mary-Kate (R) and Ashley Olsen arrive for the 2019 CFDA fashion awards at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City on June 3, 2019. P

The American twins are among the richest actresses in the world. The duo has 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. Among the movies the twins have acted in together include New York Minute (2004), It Takes Two (1995), and Double, Double, Toil And Trouble (1993).

9. Mel Gibson - 425 million USD

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Photo: Yahoo Esportes

Mel Gibson is a film director, producer, and actor from New York. He is known for his directing and performances in movies such as The Passion of the Christ, We Were Soldiers, and Braveheart which he received an Academy Award and Golden Globe for in 1995.

As of 2021, Mel Gibson’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $425 million, putting him on this list of the richest actors in 2021

10. Adam Sandler - $420 million

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Photo: ELLE Man

Adam Sandler ranks seventh in our list of the world’s richest actors, who happen to be a film producer as well. He is one of the highest earners in Hollywood. He shot to fame when his movie Grown Ups grossed $271 million at the box office that was his highest-grossing movie.

Sandler began his career as a cast member for 5 years in the 1990s on Saturday Night Live before trying his luck in Hollywood films. Adam Sandler’s net worth is estimated to be around $420 million that makes him one of the richest film producers and actors.

11. Amitabh Bachchan

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Photo: India Today

Amitabh Bachchan, the veteran actor from the Bollywood industry is the eighth richest actor in the world. He is one of the most influential actors in the Indian cinema industry who has acted in more than 175 films. He has received numerous awards and was the first actor to receive the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award.

Apart from movies he also hosts Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC), a television game show that is an adaptation of the British television show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. He started his career in the year 1969 as a voice narrator and his net worth today is estimated to be around 400 million dollars.

12. Jack Nicholson - 400 Million Dollars

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Photo: whoswho.de

Apart from acting, Jack Nicholson is also a renowned producer and writer. Nicholson's net worth has earned him a place in the list of top 15 richest actors in the world.

He has won over 80 accolades and received more than 100 nominations in various awards, including the Oscars, BAFTA awards, and Golden Globes.

Some of his famous movies include Flight to Fury (1964), The Departed (2006), The Bucket List (2007), and How Do You Know (2010), among others. He has an estimated net worth of $400 million.

13. Sylvester Stallone - 400 Million Dollars

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Photo: Nettavisen

Sylvester Stallone, the Rocky fame American actor is the tenth richest actor in the world. Sylvester Stallone is a true inspiration for aspiring actors as he struggled a lot during the initial phase of his career in the 1970s and even acted in the softcore pornography film “The Party at Kitty and Stud’s”.

Stallone is one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood. His biggest hit movies Rocky and Rambo has grossed nearly $4 billion as the box office collection worldwide. His net worth is estimated to be 400 million dollars.

14. Arnold Schwarzenegger - $400 million

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Photo: Báo Thanh Niên

Arnold Schwarzenegger, an American actor turned politician is the eleventh richest actor in the world. He started his career when he was just 15 by lifting weights, later he became a professional bodybuilder and people still consider him as an icon. Arnold was quick to realize that big bucks will be made in the film industry and switched to an acting career at the appropriate time.

It is estimated that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s net worth is 400 million dollars as of 2021. He served as the 8th governor of California for 8 years from 2003 to 2011.

15. Bill Cosby - $400 million

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Photo: Ngoisao.net

He is an American standup comedian, actor and author. His active career spanned six decades before he was convicted of a number of sex offences in 2018. He is best known for his performance as Dr Huxrable in his own sitcom ‘The Cosby Show’. The show highlighting the experiences and growth of an affluent African-American family was rated as the number one show in America from 1985 to 1989.

At the peak of his career, Bill Cosby was the highest-paid television actor in the world. His base salary for The Cosby Show was $1 million per episode. And when his producing, creator, syndication, and various other income streams were totaled, he earned $4 million per episode of The Cosby Show.

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