Top 20 Actor celebrities in United States

Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Actor celebrities [Updated January 18, 2021].

1. Dina Merrill

Dina Merrill net worth 2020
Dina Merrill was born on December 29, 1923 in New York City, United States.

Prominent actress and popular socialite who became vice chairperson of RKO Pictures. She appeared with Cary Grant in The Sundowners and Butterfield 8 starting in 1960, and also appeared in The Player in 1992. 

She performed in Desk Set in 1957 and in Operation Petticoat in 1959.

Net Worth 2020: $5 Billion

2. Jami Gertz

Jami Gertz net worth 2020
Jami Gertz was born on October 28, 1965 in  Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Net Worth 2020: $3 Billion

3. Michael O'Leary

Michael O'Leary was born on March 27, 1958 in United States.
He was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series.

Net Worth 2020: $1030 million (2018)

4. Matt Stone

Matt Stone net worth 2020
Matt Stone was born on May 26, 1971 in Houston, United States.

American actor, screenwriter and animator who, with Trey Parker, co-created South Park, which debut on Comedy Central in 1997. The show has received several Emmy Awards and spawned a feature-length theatrical film, South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut, in 1999.

He wore a Gwyneth Paltrow-inspired green gown to the 72nd Academy Awards, and in 2011 he co-wrote and co-directed the Tony Award winning musical The Book of Mormon.

Net Worth 2020: $700 Million

5. Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise net worth 2020
Tom Cruise was born on July 3, 1962 in Syracuse, United States.

Actor who won Golden Globe Awards for his roles in Born on the Fourth of July, Jerry Maguire, and Magnolia. He had his breakthrough role in the 1983 film Risky Business and in 1996, he began playing Ethan Hunt in the popular Mission: Impossible film series. 

He became the most well-known member of the Church of Scientology, the religion created by Science Fiction author L. Ron Hubbard.

Net Worth 2020: $600 Million

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Salary 2020: $50 Million Per Year

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Tom Cruise Salary and Earnings Milestones: Tom earned $75,000 for Risky Business. For 1985's Legend, his pay was bumped to $500,000. A year later Tom earned $2 million to star in Top Gun. From that point on his career earnings skyrocketed. He earned $3 million for Cocktail, $9 million for Days of Thunder, $13 million for Far and Away, $12 million for A Few Good Men and The Firm. He earned $15 million for Interview with the Vampire.

Thanks to his producer credit, Tom earned a full $70 million for all his credits on the first Mission Impossible. He earned $75 million for Mission Impossible 3.

Tom's two highest-paid movies to date are 2000's Mission Impossible 2 and 2005's War of the Worlds. He earned $100 million from EACH movie thank to lucrative backend points. When you look at a list of the 10 largest acting paychecks of all time (for a single movie), Tom Cruise ranks three times. His previously mentioned $100 million paydays are the third and fourth largest paydays behind Bruce Willis' $105 million Sixth Sense payday and Keanu Reeves' $156 million Matrix payday.

Between 1983 and 2011 Tom earned $445 million in movie salaries. Between 2011 and 2019, he likely earned at least another $300 million, bringing his total career earnings (salary and bonuses) between 1983 and 2019, to $745 million.

Tom Cruise Salary and Earnings Milestones: Tom earned $75,000 for Risky Business. For 1985's Legend, his pay was bumped to $500,000. A year later Tom earned $2 million to star in Top Gun. From that point on his career earnings skyrocketed. He earned $3 million for Cocktail, $9 million for Days of Thunder, $13 million for Far and Away, $12 million for A Few Good Men and The Firm. He earned $15 million for Interview with the Vampire.

Thanks to his producer credit, Tom earned a full $70 million for all his credits on the first Mission Impossible. He earned $75 million for Mission Impossible 3.

Tom's two highest-paid movies to date are 2000's Mission Impossible 2 and 2005's War of the Worlds. He earned $100 million from EACH movie thank to lucrative backend points. When you look at a list of the 10 largest acting paychecks of all time (for a single movie), Tom Cruise ranks three times. His previously mentioned $100 million paydays are the third and fourth largest paydays behind Bruce Willis' $105 million Sixth Sense payday and Keanu Reeves' $156 million Matrix payday.

Between 1983 and 2011 Tom earned $445 million in movie salaries. Between 2011 and 2019, he likely earned at least another $300 million, bringing his total career earnings (salary and bonuses) between 1983 and 2019, to $745 million.

6. George Clooney

George Clooney net worth 2020
George Clooney was born on May 6, 1961 in Lexington, United States.

Actor, director, writer, and producer who became the first person to be nominated for Academy Awards in six different categories, winning his first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 2005 film Syriana. He portrayed Dr. Doug Ross on the medical drama series ER from 1994 to 1999 and starred as the title character in the Ocean's Eleven trilogy. In 2019, he began starring in Hulu's Catch-22.

He played Batman in the 1997 action film Batman & Robin. His long list of film credits includes O, Brother Where Art Thou, The Perfect StormThe DescendantsMichael ClaytonUp in the Air, and Tomorrowland

Net Worth 2020: $500 Million

George Clooney Net Worth Milestones:

  • 1993: $500 thousand
  • 1995: $3 million
  • 2000: $10 million
  • 2005: $50 million
  • 2007: $70 million
  • 2012: $100 million
  • 2015: $200 million
  • 2019: $500 million

7. Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro net worth 2020
Robert De Niro was born on August 17, 1943 in New York City, United States.

Legendary actor who won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Jake LaMotta in the 1980 boxing film Raging Bull and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Vito Corleone in the 1974 classic The Godfather Part II. 

He originally auditioned for the roles of Michael Corleone and Sonny Corleone in The Godfather, and director Francis Ford Coppola cited those original auditions as the inspiration for casting De Niro in The Godfather Part II. 

Net Worth 2020: $500 Million

8. Gene Autry

Gene Autry net worth 2020
Gene Autry was born on September 29, 1907 in Tioga, United States.
He owned the Anaheim Angels baseball team for over thirty years.

Net Worth 2020: $500 Million

9. Dr Phil

Dr Phil net worth 2020
Dr Phil was born on September 1, 1950 in United States.

Net Worth 2020: $460 Million

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Salary 2020: $80 Million

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Salary Highlights: Thanks to the syndication, Dr. Phil is one of the highest-paid personalities on television. At his peak, he was earning $88 million per year. In 2006, he made $45 million. In 2008, his income slipped to $30 million.  In 2011 he mad $80 million. In 2012, he made $64 million. In 2014 he made $72 million. In 2014 he made $77 million In 2015, $70 million. In 2016 he made $88 million. In 2017, he made $79 million and in 2018 he brought in $77.5 million. As of 2019, his annual income from the show alone is around $80 million. Though, between June 2018 and June 2019, he earned $95 million.

10. Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson net worth 2020
Mel Gibson was born on January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, United States.
He wrote and directed The Passion of the Christ, which became a cult classic amongst Christian viewers but received criticism for its excessive violence and its portrayal of Jews. 

Net Worth 2020: $425 Million

11. Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler net worth 2020
Adam Sandler was born on September 9, 1966 in Brooklyn, United States.
In 1999, he founded a production company called Happy Madison, a title he created from combining the names of two of his films, Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison. 

Net Worth 2020: $420 Million

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Salary 2020: $20 Million Per Movie

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Today Adam Sandler is probably famous for two things; making funny movies and getting paid tons of money to make said movies. Through his acting and producing, Sandler has been able to demand some of the highest paychecks in the entertainment business. He is one of Hollywood's most bankable stars and consistently earns $25+ million per movie plus guaranteed percentages of a project's GROSS profits (as opposed to the more standard cut of NET profits).

Adam Sandler has starred in more than 50 major studio releases since he left Saturday Night Live. He earned at least $20 million for roughly 20 of those movies. That alone is $400 million in pre-tax earnings.

Adam earned $1.7 million for 1995's Billy Madison and $2.5 million for 1996's Bullet Proof. In 1999 he earned $8 million for Big Daddy. Big Daddy went on to earn more than $230 million off a budget of $36 million. Riding this success, Adam signed a lucrative overall deal with Sony Pictures which entitled him to a base salary of $20 million per movie PLUS 20-25% of a film's gross profits.

For example, when Adam starred in the 2003 movie Anger Management, he earned $25 million plus 25% of the gross. When it was all said and done, Adam's bonus was $37.5, million for a total paycheck of at least $60 million.

12. Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks net worth 2020
Tom Hanks was born on July 9, 1956 in Concord, United States.

Legendary actor who won back-to-back Academy Awards for Best Actor for his roles in Philadelphia in 1993 and Forrest Gump in 1994. He has starred in many other classics, including Cast Away, The Green Mile, Saving Private Ryan, and Apollo 13. In 2019, he was cast as Mr. Rodgers in the documentary A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.

He voiced the lead character Woody in the Pixar animated film series Toy Story.   

Net Worth 2020: $400 Million

Tom Hanks Net Worth Milestones: Tom was first added to Celebrity Net Worth in October 2009. At the time we pegged his fortune at $150 million. As of 2019, Tom Hanks' net worth is $400 million.

13. Michael Buffer

Michael Buffer net worth 2020
Michael Buffer was born on November 2, 1944 in  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Net Worth 2020: $400 Million

14. Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson net worth 2020
Jack Nicholson was born on April 22, 1937 in Neptune City, United States.
He and Michael Caine were the only two actors to receive Academy Award nominations in every decade from the 1960s to the 2000s. 

Net Worth 2020: $400 Million

15. Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby net worth 2020
Bill Cosby was born on July 12, 1937 in Philadelphia, United States.
In 1965, he starred in I Spy, and a couple years later he won a Best Comedy Performance Grammy Award for his album To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With. In 2018, he was tried and found guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault. 

Net Worth 2020: $400 Million

Net Worth Details: Even before he created The Cosby Show, he was one of the highest-earning celebrities on the planet. So much so that when his album contract was up in 1968, Cosby turned down a five-year $3.5 million contract (that's the same as $25 million today) to launch his own production company. He started pumping out his own comedy albums and would eventually go on to create the TV shows Fat Albert and The Bill Cosby Show (not to be confused with the sitcom of the 80s).

As we know, it was the long-running success of The Cosby Show the would turn Bill into one of the wealthiest people in the entertainment industry. The show ran from 1984 to 1992. At the peak of the show he was earning $4 million per episode (the same as $8 million today). In the last two decades alone, the show has generated over $1.5 billion from syndication. As the owner of 20% of the show's profits, Bill has earned at least $300 million from syndication deals alone.

Bill has also earned tens of millions more from endorsements (most notably Jell-O), movie appearances, live comedy shows and other (less successful) TV series. His 2014 comedy tour grossed $11 million over 100 shows.

Real Estate: Bill's real estate portfolio is worth over $100 million. He has large properties in Pennsylvania and Beverly Hills. His estate in Beverly Hills alone could be worth as much as $60 million based on comparable recent sales. Potentially closer to $80 million.

Art Collection: Bill and his wife Camille own what has been described as "the most significant art collection in the hands of an African American family". Bill started acquiring pieces in the 1960s and today the family collection includes pieces by Thomas Hart Benton, Rembrandt, Renoir, Picasso and Matisse. Their art collection alone could easily be worth north of $150 million.

16. Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone net worth 2020
Sylvester Stallone was born on July 6, 1946 in New York City, United States.
He starred in the 2000 thriller Get Carter, a remake of a 1971 film of the same name which starred Michael Caine

Net Worth 2020: $400 Million

17. Brock Pierce

Brock Pierce net worth 2020
Brock Pierce was born on November 14, 1980 in  Minnesota, United States.

Net Worth 2020: $400 Million

18. Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas net worth 2020
Michael Douglas was born on September 25, 1944 in New Brunswick, United States.

Won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the 1987 film Wall Street. He reprised his role in the 2010 sequel Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. His other notable film credits include The Game, Traffic, Ant-Man, Basic Instinct, Falling Down and Wonder Boys. He is the son of legendary actor Kirk Douglas.

Net Worth 2020: $350 Million

19. Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. net worth 2020
Robert Downey Jr. was born on April 4, 1965 in New York City, United States.
He is a martial artist and he devotes much of his free time to his practice of Wing Chun. 

Net Worth 2020: $300 Million

20. Edward Norton

Edward Norton net worth 2020
Edward Norton was born on August 18, 1969 in Boston, United States.
He made his directorial debut in 2000 with the film Keeping the Faith, which he also starred in.

Net Worth 2020: $300 Million