Acting is one of the most popular professions in the world. There are several actors from different countries who have made a significant impact in the industry. It is a well paying profession for those who get big acting jobs. Here is a list of the top 10 richest actors in the world 2014. Most of the actors in this list appear in Hollywood movies. One interesting aspect about these individuals is that they are involved in other aspects of the acting industry as well such as production, directing, and writing.
1. Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld is an American writer, actor, and comedian. He was born in April 1954 and named Jerome Allen Seinfeld. Jerry Seinfeld has been named the richest actor in the world. The 60 year old is worth about $820 million. He recently made $400 million after Seinfeld was syndicated. His sitcom, Seinfeld stopped running 16 years ago but he continues to make money from the syndication rights.
2. Shah Rukh Khan
He is one of the two Bollywood actors who have made it to the top 10 richest actors list. Shah Rukh Khan has appeared in over 70 Indian films. He is also a successful businessman and runs a couple of production houses including Dreamz Unlimited and Red Chillies Entertainment. Shah Rukh Khan also has several lucrative endorsements. He gets a share of the profits made from each movie he appears in. He is also the main character in a reality TV show that highlights his life. His fans perceive him as a nice guy and this has played an important role in his success in the industry. He started acting during the late 80s and is often referred to as the “The King of Bollywood. The 48 year old is currently worth about $600 million.
3. Tom Cruise
He is one of the most famous Hollywood actors. Tom Cruise is also a movie producer. He has appeared in several movies such as A Few Good Men, Tropic Thunder, Rain Man, and Top Gun. He first appeared in Hollywood in 1983 when he starred in Risky Business, a comedy. Tom Cruise is an Oscar-nominated actor and he continues to attract many fans. In 2013, he starred in Oblivion and was paid $20 million for his role. The 51 year old is worth $480 million.
4. Keanu Reeves
He is a Canadian actor who has attained a lot of success in Hollywood. Keanu Reeves is renowned for his appearance in the Matrix. The Matrix Trilogy is one of the most successful movie series for this actor. The 49 year old is currently worth $350.
5. Johnny Depp
This American actor gained popularity after appearing in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie series. Johnny Depp is also a movie producer and he owns a production company, Infinitum Nihil. His company has produced several movies. The 50 year old is currently worth $350 million.
6. Tom Hanks
He is an American movie director, producer, and actor. Tom Hanks is one of the most popular actors in Hollywood. Some of his most popular movies include You’ve Got Mail, Cast Away, Apollo 13, Catch Me If You Can, and Da Vinci Code. The 57 year old is currently worth $350 million.
7. Sylvester Stallone
This Hollywood actor gained fame after appearing in Rocky and Rambo. Sylvester Stallone is also a movie writer and director and he was part of the team that created the Expendables series. The 67 year old is currently worth $275.
8. Leonardo Dicaprio
This Hollywood actor gained global fame after appearing in the Titanic, which is considered one of the most successful movies to date. Leonardo Dicaprio has appeared in several other movies such as The Great Gatsby, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Departed, Inception, The Aviator, Django Unchained, Blood Diamond, and Romeo + Juliet. The 39 year old is currently worth $215 million.
9. Will Smith
He is one of the most prominent actors in Hollywood. Will Smith is renowned for his roles in Men in Black, I Robot, Bad Boys, Independence Day. After Earth, Hancock, The Pursuit of Happyness, I Am Legend, Hitch, Enemy of the State, and Wild Wild West. He is also a successful rapper and producer. Will Smith has enjoyed success in music, film, and television. In 2007, Newsweek named Will Smith the most powerful Hollywood actors in its April issue. The 45 year old is currently worth $215 million.
10. Salman Khan
He is one of the most prominent actors in Bollywood and has appeared in several movies. Salman Khan is currently 48 years old and is worth $200 million.