Tom Cruise has been in the acting industry for several decades now, so really it’s no surprise that he’s amassed an A-list bank account to match. Still, you might be surprised by just how much cash the Mission: Impossible – Fallout star has raked in over the years.
Cruise, who turned 56 this year, began his acting career back in 1981 with a bit part in the film Endless Love. Since then, he’s been in at least 51 more movies — and that’s not even counting his producing, directing, writing, and musical credits (anyone remember Rock of Ages?).
Here’s what we know about Tom Cruise’s net worth.
Tom Cruise made $30,000 for his first role
Cruise played a small supporting role in 1981’s Endless Love, but still got a pretty solid $30,000 pay day. And beyond the cash, he also got noticed: Soon after, he appeared in 1983’s The Outsiders and Risky Business.
Tom Cruise made his first million-dollar payday with Top Gun
According to Statistic Brain Research Institute, Cruise made his first big paycheck with 1986’s Top Gun. At the time, Cruise was on his way up the Hollywood ladder and was paid a cool $2 million for his part. Yeah, that may sound like a lot, but it’s pennies compared to the reported $24 million he’s getting to make the sequel.
So what’s Tom Cruise’s total net worth?
Guys, Tom Cruise is rich. Really rich. He made an estimated $75 million between May 2011 and May 2012 alone, according to Forbes.
As for Tom Cruise’s total net worth, the actor is worth an estimated $550 million, according to Bankrate.
Of course, this all pales in comparison to the amount of money his movies have made other people. According to Box Office Mojo, films starring Tom Cruise have made an adjusted gross total of $6,645,436,200. So not only is Cruise rich — so is everyone around him.