The star of some of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters over the past four decades, actor Tom Cruise is worth $600 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. He is one of the world’s most internationally recognized movie stars, as well as one of the highest-grossing box office stars of all time.
- Net Worth: $600 million
- Date of Birth: July 3, 1962
- Primary Sources of Wealth: Acting and producing
- Career Highlights: Three Golden Globe Awards for “Born on the Fourth of July,” “Jerry Maguire” and “Magnolia.”
Born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV in Syracuse, New York, Cruise found stardom in the 1980s with leading roles in such films as “Risky Business,” “Top Gun” and “The Color of Money.” His first Golden Globe Award came in 1990 for his portrayal of Ron Kovic, a Vietnam War vet who goes on to become an anti-war activist, in the biographical film “Born on the Fourth of July.” Although nominated three times for an Academy Award, Cruise has never won.
Known for his boyish good looks and winning smile, the actor found one of his best-known — and longest-lasting — characters in 1996 when he played agent Ethan Hunt in the action/spy movie “Mission: Impossible.” The reboot of the 1960s TV show went on to gross nearly $460 million worldwide, and the star pocketed $70 million as both star and producer. The movie’s success spawned five more films in the series. As of this writing, the seventh installment is due for release in November 2021, and the eighth is being shot back-to-back with it.
The list of blockbusters starring Cruise is a long one: “Cocktail,” “Rain Man,” “Days of Thunder,” “A Few Good Men,” “The Firm,” “Interview with the Vampire,” “Eyes Wide Shut,” “Vanilla Sky,” “Minority Report,” “War of the Worlds,” and “The Mummy” — just to name a few. In all, he has appeared in nearly 50 films and has also served as producer for several of them. After more than three decades, he’s still box office gold; he has earned, on average, $20 million per film.
Other Sources of Wealth
Along with acting, Cruise has made millions from real estate and producing. His production company Cruise/Wagner has produced films that have grossed a total of $3 billion worldwide.
Cruise has been married three times — to Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes. As a Hollywood megastar, his marriages and divorces have often been the stuff of supermarket tabloids. He has two adopted children with Kidman and a biological daughter with Holmes named Suri. The first published photos of Suri — taken by photographer Annie Leibovitz — caused a worldwide sensation when they appeared in the July 2006 issue of Vanity Fair. Cruise joined the Church of Scientology in 1990 and has been a very vocal — and sometimes controversial — advocate and promoter of the church’s teachings and programs.
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