Tom Cruise is one of the richest actors in the world with a net worth that exceeds $500 million, and that probably comes as no surprise. But there are some very wealthy actors that may actually surprise you.
10. Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti is a celebrated American actor known as Chuck Rhoades in Billions but also for beloved indie films like Sideways. He is clearly talented and no doubt rich to some degree, but it may surprise you that he is among the richest actors in the world. His father Bart Giamatti was at one point the MLB commissioner and the president of Yale University, and the net worth figure often quote online for Paul Giamatti does not take into account the inheritance that he received from his parents.
9. Frances Fisher
Frances Fisher is a UK actress with a long history on American TV and in movies. She may not seem like the kind of actor to be near the top of a net worth list, but she is a coveted character actor. Numerous pivotal roles in popular films plus her TV royalties have resulted in a net worth near $150 million.
8. Patrick Wilson
Patrick Wilson may not strike you as one of the wealthiest actors, but the success of the Conjuring series has been a windfall for him. He has also starred as the lead in numerous high-profile Broadway plays. You may stream the conjuring series in Dish Network TV.
7. Henry Thomas
You know Henry Thomas best as Elliot from E.T. While he has continued to act, his substantial net worth comes mostly from money earned from E.T. and his investments based on those funds.
6. Scott Speedman
Scott Speedman is best known for his roles on the Felicity TV series and in the Underworld movie. He may not strike you as a wealthy actor, but he is. The royalties from Felicity, and many of his movies—whether wise decisions or just pure luck—have resulted in some significant payouts. His TV series and movies can be watched mostly on popular streaming services.
5. Devon Aoki
Aoki has about 10 roles to her name as of this writing. Those include 2 Fast 2 Furious and Sin City but not much else. But Aoki’s wealth does not come from her acting. Her dad is the founder of the Benihana restaurant chain, and when he passed, everything passed on to Devon and her brother.
4. Alexander Ludwig
Alexander Ludwig has many fans for his portrayal as Bjorn in the popular Vikings TV series. Despite that series success, his career does not seem long enough or robust enough yet to generate great wealth. But due to his music career and some successful movie choices, his net worth recently exceeded $100 million.
3. Rooney Mara
Rooney Mara garnered a great deal of attention with the American remake of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and received acclaim for her role in the Social Network as well. But like her sister Kate Mara, who is also an actor, her career does not seem to reflect her wealth. The reason is that her father is part of the New York Giants ownership group and her mother part of the Pittsburgh Steelers ownership group.
2. Nick Kroll
Nick Kroll is a comedian beloved for his standup, Twitter presence and notable movie and TV roles. But how can he be one of the wealthiest actors? This is once again a matter of family. His father founded Kroll Inc.—a corporate risk consultancy firm—that was sold for $1.9 billion.
1. Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Atkinson—known best as Mr. Bean—is a comedian inspired by Charlie Chaplin. He is a massive celebrity in is home country the United Kingdom and even throughout many parts of the world. Despite all that success, he was never particularly big in America, and that may lead you to undervalue his wealth. But Atkinson has been working hard and often since the 1980s, and modest estimates put his net worth at $130 million at least. It would not surprise if it was a lot higher than that.