Lights, Camera, Wealth: Meet the 15 Richest Screen Stars Worldwide

Acting and stardom not only give fame but also wealth. Actors earn significant amounts of money through various movies and ad endorsements. This article looks at some of the richest actors in the world according to their net worth.

Jami Gertz

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Jami Gertz is famous for her roles in films from the ‘80s and ‘90s. She starred in “The Lost Boys” and “Twister,” which brought her to the limelight. Surprisingly, she is one of the wealthiest actresses in the world. However, a major part of her wealth is also through her marriage to billionaire Tony Ressler.

Oprah Winfrey


Oprah Winfrey has an inspirational journey as an actor. She rose from poverty to the first African American female billionaire. She made her fortune through decades of acting, hosting, and producing movies. She also has her own ownership called the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).

Brock Pierce

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Brock Pierce is a lesser-known name in the acting world. He starred in a few movies as a child but made his way to investing in cryptocurrency. He built his fortune through investments in EOS and the Bitcoin Foundation. Today, he is a major personality in the world of digital currency.

Shah Rukh Khan

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Shah Rukh Khan is a famous actor in the Indian entertainment industry. He is well-known as the King of Bollywood and has started in multiple films. His wealth also comes from his production company, “Red Chillies Entertainment.” His massive fan base across the world has made him a global icon.

Simon Cowell

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Simon Cowell is popular as the judge on shows like American Idol and Britain’s Got Talent. His wealth comes from a combination of television production and music publishing. Simon’s knack for identifying talent pushed him into the reality TV space. He is one of the most successful and wealthiest actors on TV.

Tom Cruise

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Tom Cruise is one of Hollywood’s most iconic actors. He has a career spanning over three decades with countless blockbusters. Tom is well-known for his roles in movies like “Top Gun,” and “Mission: Impossible.” His wealth comes from his acting fees and also from backend profits from his films.

George Clooney

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George Clooney is famous for his roles in “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Up in the Air,” and “Syriana.” He is a good actor but also a great businessman. His tequila company, Casamigos, went up for $1 billion. This sale significantly boosted his net worth.

Robert De Niro

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Robert De Niro has a career filled with critically acclaimed movies. He starred in movies like “Taxi Driver,” “Raging Bull,” and “The Godfather Part II.” Beyond acting, De Niro has invested in the Nobu restaurant chain. His investments earn him significant profits, boosting his net worth.

The Olsen Twins

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are famous as the Olsen twins. They transitioned from child stars in “Full House” to fashion moguls. They own a luxury brand called The Row. This profitable brand helped them amass a large amount of wealth.

Dr. Phil

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Dr. Phil McGraw is not exactly an actor but a television show host. His show “Dr. Phil” became extremely popular. He went on to star in its spin-off and also has tie-in books. Apart from popularity, these shows earned Dr. Phil a large amount of money.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Arnold Schwarzenegger started his journey as Mr. Universe. From there, he moved on to become a Hollywood star. He has also been the Governor of California. This diversely talented person is one of the richest actors in the world, thanks to his fame.

Ryan Seacrest

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Ryan Seacrest is a household name due to his role as the host of “American Idol.” He is the head of a media empire that hosts radio shows and produces reality TV shows. The show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” is under Ryan’s media house. His acting career and production house made him one of the wealthiest actors in the world.

Mel Gibson

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Mel Gibson is famous for his roles in “Braveheart” and “Lethal Weapon.” He also worked as a director for films like “The Passion of the Christ.” He amassed significant wealth through his film and direction career. His work both in front of and behind the camera, has earned him substantial fame.

Bill Cosby

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Bill Cosby was once well-known as “America’s Dad.” However, his legacy changed due to numerous allegations and convictions of sexual assault. Despite this, he remains one of the wealthiest actors in the world. The majority of his wealth comes from Cosby’s work in television shows.

Brad Pitt

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Brad Pitt is a Hollywood sweetheart who starred in multiple movies. His roles in “Fight Club,” “Ocean’s Eleven,” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” earned him a place in his fans’ hearts. This also contributed to his fortune, which is in millions. He also owns his production company, Plan B.

Jack Nicholson

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Jack Nicholson is one of Hollywood’s most esteemed actors. His career includes iconic roles in “The Shining” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” His long career and smart investments have secured his place as one of the richest actors in the world.

Jackie Chan

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Jackie Chan is a beloved martial artist and actor in Hollywood. He is famous for his acrobatic fighting style and comedic timing in his roles. He starred in movies like “Rush Hour” and “Police Story.” He is also highly successful in the Eastern film markets.

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