Who Are The Richest Actors In The World?
(1) Will Smith: With an estimated US $80 million worth of assets, this American actor tops the list of richest actors in the world. Will Smith was born on 25 September, 1968 and he has been active in the industry since 1985. This multiple Grammy Award winner was declared the most powerful actor in the world in 2007 by Newsweek. Will Smith is the sole actor in the history of mankind whose eight consecutive movies earned more than US $100 million on the box office.
(2) Johnny Depp: Both a fantabulous musician and an excellent actor, John Christopher Depp II, owns assets over US $72 million. Johnny Depp II was born on 9 June, 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky in the United States. Depp II got the first major role in the horror movie A Nightmare of Elm Street in 1984 but it wasn’t until the year 1987 that he got the lead role for the first time in the TV drama 21 Jump Street and since then there hasn’t been a turning back for this actor. The actor has also won the ‘best actor’ award by the Golden Globe.
(3) Eddie Murphy: Born on 3 April, 1961, Edward Regan Murphy is the third richest actor in the world. His assets are worth US $56 million. Eddie Murphy, as he is commonly known, is not only an actor, but he also a great comedian, a film producer and a singer. He was ranked the tenth greatest stand up comedians of all times by the American channel Comedy Central. He has also won several awards because of his acting including the best supporting actor award by the Golden Globe.
(4) Mike Myers: Michael John Myers is a Canadian actor, a film producer, a comedian and a screenwriter. He was born on 25 May, 1963 and he has been active in the acting field since 1975. His first jobs in the field were mainly acting in the commercials and Wayne’s World was the actor’s first movie and it was launched in 1992. The actor has also won American Comedy Award for his leading role in the movie Austin Powers: The Spy who shagged me. The actor owns assets worth US $55 million.
(5) Leonardo DiCaprio: Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio got his first breakthrough in the 1990s when he got a role in the comedy drama film Parenthood; his first movie was Critters 3, which was released in 1991. This American actor and film producer was born on 11 November, 1974 and the US $43 million assets of the actor are sufficient to make him the fifth richest actor in the world.
(6) Bruce Willis: Both an actor and a producer, Walter Bruce Willis, began his career in the 1980s and even enjoyed moderate success as a recording artist. Bruce Willis, as he is better known, was born on 19 March, 1955 in Idar-Oberstein in Germany. His family migrated to the United States when he was only two. He is the sixth richest actor in the world with the assets worth US $41 million.
(7) Ben Stiller: It is often said about Benjamin Edward Stiller that acting is in his blood. Born to Jerry Stiller, an American comedian, and Anne Meara, an American artist, on 30 November, 1965, the actor is also a member of a comedic brotherhood group known as Frat Pack. His US $39.5 million property worth makes him the seventh richest actor in the world.
(8) Nicolas Cage: The actor made his debut on television in 1981 but he got real recognition after his minor roles in the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Nicolas Kim Coppola was born on 7 January, 1964 and later changed his name to Nicolas Cage to avoid discrimination. The actor has worked in over 60 movies and his holdings are worth US $38 million.
(9) Will Ferrell: It is not common for an actor to be a writer but John William Ferrell is not only a good actor but he also an author, a comedian and a voice actor. He was born on 16 July, 1967 in California, the United States, and today, he is among the wealthiest actors in the world with his belongings’ worth US $31 million. He has also been nominated once for the Emmy Awards and has won twice the Golden Globe awards for the ‘best actor.’
(10) Adam Sandler: Born on 9 September, 1966; this American actor is also a singer, a musician and a film producer. Sandler began his career in the mid-1980s and he got the first starting role in a movie in the year 1989. It wasn’t a smooth ride after that because the early movies didn’t get much critical praise. It was only in the 1990s that the actor started getting serious attention and today he is the tenth richest actor in the world with assets worth US $29.5 million.