These are the richest actors in the world at the moment. Having starred in literally hundreds of films, they have proved their mettle and demonstrated their versatility time and again. Winner of multiple awards, they carry on scripting their successes, and in the process, making big money as well.
Surprise! Surprise! You thought that the richest actor in the world would be some hot looking guy from Hollywood didn't you.
Known as King Khan or SRK in India, he began his career from a middle class background, before rising to fame with superhits like Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (Hindi). He has done over 75 films, which have grossed as high as $18 million a film.
He earns a large amount from endorsements and also owns a production house (Dreamz Unlimited) and the Indian Premier League team Kolkata Knight Riders. With $600 Million, SRK is currently the richest actor in the world.
Best known for his role as Neo Anderson in the Martrix Trilogy, Keanu Reeves has been acting since 1985. Originally a musician, he made more than half his wealth from the hugely successful Matrix series. However, he continued to live in rented apartments till 2003, when he bought his Hollywood Hills home for $5 million.
Beginning like Keanu Reeves in the 1980s, Depp's first break was with the critically acclaimed character Edward Scissorhands. He starred in such diverse but hugely successful films as the Pirates of the Carribean, Sleepy Hollow, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, etc. He owns the West Hollywood Mansion, Somerset Mansion and a villa in France, apart from a 56-foot yacht and an entire island.
One of the most versatile in this list, Tom Hanks is screenwriter, director, producer and of course, actor. Beginning with the romantic film Splash in the 1980s, he has behind him films like Angels and Demons, which reportedly fetched him the highest amount ever earned by an actor for a film. His assets include two electric automobiles and the costliest house in Florida.
Growing up in a broken family and five foster homes, Stallone rose with films like Rocky and Rambo. His latest production, the Expendables, has earned critical acclaim worldwide for the sheer action and the star studded cast. He owns two homes in Los Angeles, whose total worth exceeds $15 million.
Tom Cruise began his career with Risky Business, which made him one of the most sought after actors in Hollywood. He is the only actor whose ten consecutive films have each grossed $100 million and above. As a producer, his Mission Impossible franchise has set the Box Office on fire multiple times. He owns a $35 million mansions in Beverly Hills, California.
Beginning with a horror film Critters 3, DiCaprio scaled new heights with films like Catch Me if You Can, Blood Diamond, Aviator and Django Unchained. However, his claim to fame remains the romantic film Titanic. Recently, Inception earned $825 million, from which he got a solid amount. Known for demanding a large amount of the fees upfront, he owns a huge mansion in Malibu, California.
The only person in this list who is also a successful rapper, Will Smith has earned fame with roles in Ali, I,Robot, Men in Black and Independence Day. He has won 3 Grammy awards and two Oscar nominations. He owns a $20 million estate in Malibu, California.
Another Indian actor to make the top 10 list is Salman Khan. One of the most controversial personalities in Bollywoord. Salman Khan shot to fame with Maine Pyar Kiya (Hindi). He has done over 80 films, with his recent film Ek Tha Tiger (Hindi) earning him INR 1.6 billion.
As one of the all time greats of Hollywood, De Niro demands $20 million per film. His successes include the Godfather II, Silver Linings Playbook and Meet the Fockers. He owns a number of restaurants around the world, as well as the Greenwich Hotel. His mansion in the middle of New York City is priced at $20 million
We gave you another one here because you just can't leave him out. Who other than Tony Stark. Em...well that's the name of the character he plays.
The star of Iron Man series, Avengers and Sherlock Holmes, Robert Downey shot to fame and fortune in recent years. Reportedly to have made more than $40 Million from the Avengers movie alone, Robert Downey has an estimated net worth of more than $140 Million. Though not in the top 10 list of richest actors, his journey from drug addiction success is no small feat.
Well, it seems the popularity has something to do with the wealth of actors. The richest actors are almost always the most popular ones.