How Tom Cruise’s net worth was built
Tom Cruise’s movies run the gamut of films, appearing in blockbuster movies such as the “Mission Impossible” series to edgy dramas like “Eyes Wide Shut” to quirky films like “Forrest Gump.”
Originally a Franciscan seminary student whose real name is Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, Cruise is one of the highest paid and most successful screen actors in history.
He had breakout roles in the 1980s in films such as “Top Gun” in 1986, “The Color of Money” in 1986, “Rain Man” in 1988 and “Born on the Fourth of July” in 1989.
By the 1990s, he became one of the highest paid actors in the world, earning $15 million per film. Cruise balanced critically acclaimed fare like “A Few Good Men” and “Magnolia” with more crowd-pleasing movie releases such as first installment of the “Mission Impossible” series.
Along with Paula Wagner, he founded Cruise/Wagner Productions in 1993. The company has since been credited in several of Cruise’s films.
As of June 2017, Celebrity Net Worth lists the actor’s net worth as $550 million, earning $50 million per year.
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- Born: 1962
- Birthplace: Syracuse, New York
What’s he up to now
Cruise is still active in Hollywood as both a producer and actor. His movie “The Mummy” is in theaters this month.
He will reprise his role as Maverick in “Top Gun: Maverick” this year and Ethan Hunt in “M.I. 6: Mission Impossible” in 2018. The actor is also involved with charities that support human rights issues.
He won three Golden Globe Awards, including Best Actor wins for “Born on the Fourth of July” and “Jerry Maguire,” and one for Best Supporting Actor for “Magnolia.”
A record 22 of Cruise’s films have grossed more than $200 million globally.
In 2005, The Broadcast Film Critics Association gave Cruise its Distinguished Achievement in Performing Arts award for an impressive body of work in the film industry. Empire Magazine honored him with their Legend of Our Lifetime Award in 2014. He was also given the Simon Wiesenthal Humanitarian Award.
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