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Richest actors of the world

Richest actors of the world

Looking at the world of Hollywood, it may seem everyone has unlimited funds for big cars, bigger mansions and all of the luxuries found on Earth. For these actors, that perspective is very close to reality. Let’s have a look at the net worth of the top ten richest actors.

 Merv Griffin Net Worth 2017 – $1 Billion

Born in 1925 and perhaps the richest actor of all time, Merv Griffin had his start not on the silver screen but on Radio. It would seem however, that his best successes in entertainment were as a host and actor on the screens of America’s living rooms. His self titled show ran 21 seasons and earned 11 Emmy Awards, partly due to Griffins choice of guests which included a young Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Jerry Seinfeld Net Worth 2017 – $820 Million

In his acting career, Jerry has been immensely successful and the share of success has been profuse in case of rich returns. Jerry is presently  in a state of superannuation from his acting career with a whopping $850 million in his name.

Shah Rukh Khan Net Worth 2017 – $600 Million

The undisputed King of Bollywood has the glory to own more than $600 million in his name and the wealth is still rolling. Starting with a starring role in the television series Fauji in 1989, he has maintained a steady stream of film and television appearances every year since.

Tom Cruise Net Worth 2017 – $480 Million

In Hollywood, Tom Cruise is a big name and needs no introduction in any segment of this planet. He has been  working in big budget moviesfor decades and he owns more than $500 million. Recently he has started with his own production company.

Mel Gibson Net Worth 2017 – $425 Million

Famous for a powerful presence on both film and in the media, Gibson has been both a maypole of celebration and disgust. With his most notable contributions to film being his role as William Wallace in Braveheart and Detective Martin Riggs in the Lethal Weapon series, he had become a point of national pride both of his homeland of Australia and of Scotland.

6. Johnny Depp Net Worth 2017 – $400 Million

If any actor has been able to develop a cult of personality among the youth, it’s been Johnny Depp. With widespread successes such as his menacing looking but child-like role in Edward Scissorhands to his quirky, rum laden part in the Pirates of the Carribean series, he has long been the cultural icon to what can be described as the “Hot Topic Counterculture” alongside his friend and frequent director Tim Burton.

Tyler Perry Net Worth 2017 – $400 Million

Best known for his Atlanta-based films andPLAYS that feature his cross-dressed alter ego Madea, Perry is also a production powerhouse. He has partnered with such figures as Oprah Winfrey to create films and theater plays that portray and parody African American Culture in the American South that have not been shy about social and political issues.

Jack Nicholson Net Worth 2017 – $400 Million

“Here’s Johnny!” Easily the most well known words from The Shining are a result of the manic process by which Jack Nicholson approaches his work. With a tenacity that shows through nearly half a century of film appearances, Nicholson has among one of the most diverse filmographies of the modern era, it comes as a surprise to find him this low on the list.

Sylvester Stallone Net Worth 2017 – $400 Million

Rocky and Rambo, both archetypes of the quintessential “tough guy” are given their steely look and ripped physique thanks to Stallone. Besides these iconic characters and the films they exist within, Stallone also has nearly 50 other movie appearances, even including a cameo in the Bollywood film Kambakkht Ishq.

 Bill Cosby Net Worth 2017 – $400 Millio

Seen as the “Father Figure of the 80’s and 90’s”, Bill Cosby had once been a member of nearly every American household. As a result for nearly his entire career, he had retained a moniker of being a clean entertainer. It may seem however, that this reputation may have been based on a very false image. It is now public knowledge that Mr. Cosby has been accused of Sexual Assault by no less than 50 women, which almost certainly bars him from major work in the field of entertainment again and has severed many business partnerships.

 

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