Hollywood is a leading producer of movies worldwide. It is also home to some of the most talented actors who continue to captivate audiences worldwide with their heart-throbbing performances in documentaries, television sitcoms, and movies. While most Hollywood actors earn a decent income, the top 10 richest in 2014 are:
- 1 10. Adam Richard Sandler (340 Million Dollars)
- 2 9. Keanu Charles Reeves (350 Million Dollars)
- 3 8. Clinton “Clint” Eastwood Jr.(370 Million Dollars)
- 4 7. William Henry “Bill” Cosby Jr. (380 Million Dollars)
- 5 6. Thomas Jeffrey “Tom” Hanks (390 Million Dollars)
- 6 5. John Joseph “Jack” Nicholson (400 Million Dollars)
- 7 3. John Christopher “Johnny” Depp II (450 Million Dollars)
- 8 3. Tyler Perry (450 Million Dollars)
- 9 2. Tom Cruise (480 Million Dollars)
- 10 1. Jerome Allen “Jerry” Seinfeld (820 Million Dollars)
10. Adam Richard Sandler (340 Million Dollars)
Adam Richard Sandler is a reputable comedian, actor, screenwriter, musician, film producer, and entrepreneur from Brooklyn, New York, America. He is 47-years old, married since 2003 to Jackie Sandler, and currently the tenth richest actor in Hollywood. Although many people know him for the comedic roles he played in films such as Billy Madison (1995) Mr. Deeds (2002), and Reign Over Me (2007), he has been a live cast member of many shows and starred in several blockbuster Hollywood movies that have grossed over two billion dollars at the box office. Adam has also enjoyed a successful film-producing career with titles such a Rules of Engagement (2007) television series doing well. Adam is worth 340 million dollars.
9. Keanu Charles Reeves (350 Million Dollars)
Keanu Charles Reeves is a Canadian actor with dual British and American nationalities. He is only 42-years-old and currently the ninth richest Hollywood actor. During his early years in Hollywood, Keanu Reeves collaborated with world-famous directors such as Gus Van Sant, Bernardo Bertolucci, and Stephen Frears, to release interesting movies such as My Own Private Idaho (1991), Little Buddha (1993), and Dangerous Liaisons (1998). His excellent performances as Neo in the trilogy of Matrix feature films since 1999 also brought him a fortune and the fame he enjoys to date. Currently, Keanu Charles Reeves is worth 350 million dollars.
8. Clinton “Clint” Eastwood Jr.(370 Million Dollars)
At 84-years, Clinton Eastwood Jr. is the oldest of the top 10 richest Hollywood actors in 2014. He hails from San Francisco, California, America, and has had a successful acting career since his professional debut many years ago. Prominent classics that Clinton has featured in are Escape from Alcatraz (1979), Million Dollar Baby (2004), and Gran Torino (2008). As a film producer and director, Clint has not disappointed his troupe of followers. He has worked on many interesting titles (Mystic River (2003), Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), and Challenging (2008)), some of which have won him prestigious awards and nominations for awards. He is worth 390 million dollars.
7. William Henry “Bill” Cosby Jr. (380 Million Dollars)
Commonly known as the king of comedy, William Henry “Bill” Cosby Jr. is the seventh richest actor in Hollywood. Apart from acting, Bill Cosby is a respected author, an educator, an activist, a musician, and a renowned television producer. During his early years as an actor, Bill featured in television programs for children such as The Electric Company and educational cartoon comedies such as The Cosby Kids and Fat Albert. However, it was not until the early 80’s when he got his big break. His self-produced sitcom aired between 1984 and 1992 and won the Award for Best American Show a record five times in a row (1985-1989). His other sitcoms such as A Different World also did well. Bill is now worth 380 million dollars.
6. Thomas Jeffrey “Tom” Hanks (390 Million Dollars)
Worth approximately 390 million dollars, Thomas Jeffrey “Tom” Hanks ranks sixth among the top 10 richest Hollywood actors in 2014. He has starred in many blockbuster movies, produced and written scripts, and even directed some of the highest-grossing ones at the Box Office. At 57, he has won numerous awards (British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award, People’s Choice Award, Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and many others) for his performance in lead movie roles. Thomas hails from Concord, California, United States of America.
5. John Joseph “Jack” Nicholson (400 Million Dollars)
Popularly known as Jack Nicholson, John Joseph “Jack” Nicholson is a decorated writer, producer, film director, and actor from Neptune City, New Jersey, America. He has featured in many movies, where he often portrays psychopathic or neurotic characters. This, however, does not mean that he is not of sound mind. His excellent acting skills and ability to adapt to situations well have earned him such lucrative roles and brought him fame and fortune that he enjoyed to date. At 77-years-old, Nicholson is the fifth richest Hollywood actor with a net worth of 400 million dollars.
3. John Christopher “Johnny” Depp II (450 Million Dollars)
Johnny Christopher Depp broke into the US entertainment industry at a young age. By age 17, this native of Owensboro, Kentucky, America was already a teen idol, starring in the popular 21 Jump Street television series. Over the years, Johnny has featured in several blockbuster movies, some recent Alice in Wonderland (2010), Rango (2011), and Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy (2003-Present). Johnny Depp is 50-years-old, married, and according to the Guinness World records, was the highest-paid actor in 2012 (earning 75 million). Currently, Depp is worth 450 million.
3. Tyler Perry (450 Million Dollars)
With a net worth of 450 million dollars, Tyler Perry shares the number three spot with Johnny Depp. He has been active in the global entertainment industry since 1992 and has made a significant contribution to Hollywood, especially in comedy and gospel genres. Apart from acting, Tyler is an internationally acclaimed film director, producer, playwright, and screenwriter. He is 44-years-old, hails from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, and is currently the richest black actor in Hollywood.
2. Tom Cruise (480 Million Dollars)
There is no doubt that Tom Cruise is one of the most talented and influential actors in Hollywood. After debuting as a professional actor in Hollywood at the age of 19, Tom Cruise has never looked back. He has featured in many movies and film trilogies, fourteen of which grossed over 100 million dollars domestically. He has also won awards and nominations for Awards for his performance in supporting and lead roles. Tom is worth 480 million, which makes him the second richest in Hollywood.
1. Jerome Allen “Jerry” Seinfeld (820 Million Dollars)
As per our top 10 richest Hollywood actors review in 2014, Jerome Allen “Jerry” Seinfeld is the richest actor in Hollywood. Even though he has co-founded and featured in many television comedies, his television sitcom, Seinfeld (1989-1998), is the major source of the wealth and elite status that enjoys to date. Jerry Seinfeld is 60 years, hails from Brooklyn, New York, United States, and is worth 820 million dollars.
Hollywood is home to some of the best-paid actors in the world. Their ability to act well in movies and the ability to produce timeless titles also earn them thousands of dollars as royalties from syndication networks for years, even after retirement.