Richest Actors in the World – See where’s your fav actor stand!

Richest Actor In The World? Ever searched on Google? It’s not easy to get the title of the richest actor in the world. It requires sheer hard work and dedication and definitely smartness! Some here are Highest-Paid Actors of All Time from Hollywood and some from Bollywood. It will be fun to know and some names will shock you even!

Actors have been known to make a fortune out of their jobs. The glitz and glam have always caught the eye of the public. And their extravagant lifestyles have added to the fact that they earn enough to afford that. But ‘how much is still a question.

Especially when we talk about celebrities from the world of movies and cinema we know they are one of the highest-paid ones. But what exactly is their net worth and who tops in the list of the richest actors? Let’s dive deep into the statistics to know

#20 Leonardo DiCaprio (USD 260 million)

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Leonardo DiCaprio is often seen in a biopics and period films who got international attention and fame as a star in the epic romance Titanic (1997). Being the world’s highest-paid actors, his films have earned USD 7.2 billion worldwide. He has been placed 8 times on Forbes’ annual list of highest-paid actors: 2008 and from 2010 to 2016 with respective earnings of USD 45 million, USD 28 million, USD 77 million, USD 37 million, USD 39 million, USD 29 million and USD 27 million.

#19 Akshay Kumar (USD 300 million)

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Akshay Kumar is the only Indians on Forbes list of world’s highest-paid celebrities2020. He is at the 52nd spot with estimated pre-tax earnings of USD 48.5 million during June 2019 to May 2020. Also popularly known as The ‘Khiladi of Bollywood’, he is in the filmy career for more than 29 years now and has appeared in over 100 films. He is also considered as a disciplined and punctual Bollywood celebrity.

#18 Brad Pitt (USD 300 million)

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Brad Pitt is one of the most powerful and influential people in the American entertainment industry. He was chosen as People’s Sexiest Man Alive and has been nominated at the Oscars 7 times. Reportedly, he is consistently earning a minimum of USD 20 million for major big releases. His primary source of income is huge film releases and production company, Plan B Entertainment.

#17 Michael Douglas (USD 330 million)

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Michael Douglas, the versatile actor, has been widely appreciated as a talented actor and for performances as a television and motion picture artist. He has received notice for his political activism and humanitarian as well as wide media attention for his marriage to Catherine Zeta-Jones who is a Welsh actress.

#16 Salman Khan (USD 350 million)

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Salman Khan, The Bhaijaan of the Bollywood registered himself as the most numerous 100-crore club films. He was ranked 82nd with earnings of USD 37.7 million, according to the Forbes Top-Paid 100 Celebrity Entertainers 2018 list in the world. He is in the filmy career for more than 30 years now and has gifted Bollywood with his successful action films. He is popularly known as a host of Bigg Boss, reality show since 2010.

#15 Dwayne Johnson (USD 350 million)

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Dwayne Johnson is not only an actor but also a retired professional wrestler, known by his ring name The Rock. Being the highest-grossing richest actor In the world of all time, his films have grossed over USD 3.5 billion in North America and over USD 10.5 billion worldwide. Central Intelligence and the HBO series Ballers has just wowed audiences with his fabulous appearances.

#14 Robert Downey Jr. (USD 350 million)

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Robert Downey Jr. has made his presence in the entertainment industry at the age of five and is popularly known for his roles in Marvel/Iron Man/Avengers franchise in Hollywood.  He is one of the versatile American actors and was named among the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine. His films have grossed over USD 14.4 billion worldwide and are listed as Hollywood’s highest-paid actor by Forbes from 2013-2015.

#13 Keanu Reeves (USD 360 million)

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Keanu Reeves has gained international fame, especially in action film genres and science fiction. He was given the title “Hollywood’s ultimate introvert” by Lev Grossman in a 2005 article for Time magazine. He is the highest-paid richest actor In the world, earning over USD 250 million from The Matrix franchise. He is also a Musician! His John Wick franchise has generated more than USD 500 million at the box office.

#12 Will Smith (USD 390 million)

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Will Smith ranked as the most bankable star worldwide by Forbes with eleven consecutive films gross over USD 150 million internationally and USD 100 million in the domestic box office. He achieved modest fame under the name The Fresh Prince as a rapper. His popularity increased on an NBC television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air which successfully ran for six seasons. He is the actor with small budgeted films earns the highest.

#11 Tom Hanks (USD 400 million)

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Tom Hanks is known for both his comedic and dramatic roles. He is widely regarded as an American cultural icon and his films have grossed over more than USD 9.96 billion worldwide. Also been frequently regarded to as “America’s Dad”.

#10 Sylvester Stallone (USD 400 million)

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Sylvester Stallone is also a screenwriter, director, producer and artist. He had a struggling life at the beginning but gradually rose to prominence with films like Daylight earning over USD 17.5 million, USD 20 million for “Driven” and another USD 20 million for “Eye See You”.

#9 Arnold Schwarzenegger (USD 400 million)

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is also an Austrian-American bodybuilder, businessman, model, and politician. According to sources, he earns USD 20-30 million per movie and also has a variety of investments, notably real estate under his hat. He is the most recent Republican governor of California as of 2020. People also know him as “the Austrian Oak,” “Terminator” “The Governator”.

#8 Johnny Depp (USD 450 million)

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Johnny Depp is the tenth highest-grossing actor worldwide as his films have grossed over USD 10 billion worldwide and USD 3.7 billion at the United States. Also, his name is written on the Guinness World Records as the world’s highest-paid actor, with earnings of USD 75 million.

#7 Amitabh Bachchan (USD 450 million)

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Amitabh Bachchan, also known as “Big – B” is one of the most influential actors and was widely known as a “One Man Industry” in the 1970s and 1980s. He became famous from his roles as the “angry young man” at the start of his career in the 70s in Hindi cinema. He even hosted several seasons of the popular game show Kaun Banega Crorepati which is a brand success.

#6 Jack Nicholson (USD 480 million)

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Jack Nicholson whose career spanned more than 60 years has done a variety of role including comedy, darkly comic portrayals of anti-heroes, romance, and villainous characters. He is one of the most-award-nominated actors and wealthiest in American history. He has USD 100 million real estate portfolio under his hat and USD 150 million art collection.

#5 Adam Sandler (USD 500 million)

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Adam Sandler is best known for his comedic roles and is the highest-paid entertainer in the world. He easily earns around USD 50 -60 million per year from his projects. Before making the jump to Hollywood, he got immense attention as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. He has also written and produced many films.

#4 Mel Gibson (USD 520 million)

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Mel Gibson is known for his action hero roles. He has his own production company, Icon Entertainment. He got the reputation as a serious, versatile actor from a role in World War I drama Gallipoli (1981). Also a filmmaker, he directed and produced the film The Passion of the Christ, a biblical drama that was financially successful and has highly contributed to his net worth.

#3 George Clooney (USD 550 million)

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George Clooney is the recipient of two Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards. He earned USD 40,000 per appearance for the 19 episodes of Sisters and USD 100,000 per episode of ER. He was listed as the “Most Influential People in the World” in Time’s annual Time 100 and served (since January 31, 2008) as one of the United Nations Messengers of Peace.

#2 Tom Cruise (USD 650 million)

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Tom Cruise is the highest-paid richest actor In the world in the world with his films grossed over USD 10.1 billion worldwide and USD 4 billion in North America. Being the heartthrob of around the world, he is a three-time Golden Globe Award winner. Mission Impossible Series has helped him to build an impressive net worth including high profile projects and endorsements.

#1 Shah Rukh Khan (USD 800 million)

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Shah Rukh Khan also is known as The Badshah of the Bollywood or King Khan has been making waves globally as an actor, television presenter, and stage performer. He is the most stylish and influential people in Indian culture and has a significant following in Asia and the Indian diaspora worldwide. According to a popularity survey, 3.2 billion people know Shah Rukh Khan around the world, more than who know Tom Cruise.

The OUTSIDERS – Who made their own stand in Bollywood!

Nowadays, it seems you need to be a celebrity to become a celebrity.

More often than not, Bollywood rolls out its red carpet to the children of big stars, directors with connections in B-town, or winners of beauty pageants. It’s rare that a complete unknown makes it big in tinseltown.

But that doesn’t mean we don’t have true-blue success stories – just like in the films! We take a look at some popular stars of today who made it big not because of sugar daddies or godfathers, but because they believed in their talent and grit.

#20 – Taapsee Pannu

The most talked about actress had started her career as a model and had also been famous for her incredible work in South Cinema. Coming from a regular family in New Delhi, popularity in Bollywood came over a period of time to her since her debut with Chashme Baddoor. Her breakthrough moment, however, was a small role as an agent in Neeraj Pandey’s Baby which suddenly made Bollywood take notice of her. The 2016 mega-hit PINK produced by Sujoy Ghosh escalated Taapsee and since then there’s been no looking back for this actress delivering several hits including Naam Shabana and Judwaa 2 in 2017.

#19 – Bhumi Pednekar

Bhumi is one of the most hardworking actresses we have seen in Bollywood. She has been working as assisting Casting Director in Yash Raj films for several years. After that, she tried her talent in Bollywood with her first movie Dum Laga Ke Haisha directed by Sharat Katariya along with Ayushmann Khurrana and earned recognition. Later, she got roles in many movies like Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Shubh Mangal Savdhaan, Pati Patni aur Voh and many more.

#18 – Pankaj Tripathi

In the last few years, Pankaj Tripathi has emerged as one of the most promising actors. Not just in films, Tripathi has made a mark in the web space as well and merging the two mediums, he will soon be seen in the supporting roles in Akshay’s Bacchan Pandey and Aamir’s Laal Singh Chaddha this year . Tripathi’s credible performances have often reminded the audience that it is not the length of the role, but its execution that makes a lasting impression.

#17 – Katrina Kaif

Born to a Kashmiri father and English mother in Hong Kong, Katrina spent most of her growing up years moving from country to country. She’s live in China, Japan, France and several European countries before settling down in England. Her striking looks caught the eye of agencies and she began modelling at the age of 14. Modelling also brought her to the notice of London-based filmmaker Kaizad Gustad, who cast her in Boom. The film was an abysmal flop, but that didn’t stop Katrina from moving to Mumbai. She faced a tough few years because no one wanted to cast an actress with such a poor command of Hindi. However, Ram Gopal Varma’s Sarkar and David Dhawan’s Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya brought her recognition. The 2007 Namastey London changed her fortunes, and today she is on the top of every producer’s list.

#16 – Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut was only 16 when she decided that she will take the big step towards her choice of career. She came to Delhi and got herself enrolled in a modelling agency. That agency, later on, sent her to Mumbai so that she can give auditions and try her luck in films. Her agent took her to Mahesh Bhatt’s office where she got rejected because she looked too young but later on Anurag Basu gave her an impactful role in ‘Gangster’. She has done projects like Queen, Tanu Weds Manu, Rangoon etc. She is also one of the highest-paid actresses in the industry today.

#15 – Sushant Singh Rajput

Sushant was born in Patna, Bihar where his father worked as a government official. He came to Mumbai and got himself a role in Ekta Kapoor’s daily soap ‘Pavitra Rishta. He worked in TV for years before he entered Bollywood with Abhishek Kapoor’s “Kai Po Che!” (2013) and this film won him several debut awards that year. The actor followed it up with films like “Shuddh Desi Romance”, “PK” and “Detective Byomkesh Bakshy”, all of which have won him appreciation but M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story increased his fan following overnight.

#14 – Rajkummar Rao

Rajkummar is one of the most talented actors of Bollywood. His journey of Bollywood started with his debut in an experimental anthology ‘Love, Sex Aur Dhoka’ as Adarsh which was released in 2010. The movie was directed by Dibakar Banerjee and since then Rao hasn’t stopped being seen in Bollywood films.  Later, he worked in many movies like Ragini MMS, Gangs of Wasseypur, Talaash, Kai Po Che!,Stree etc. However, it was in 2017 that things took a turn for the better, the talented actor finally was getting the worth of his talent and being recognized by the masses. She did films and incredible performances like Bareily Ki Barfi, the Indian Oscar selection Newton and others. The actors recently even were honored by Rising Asia Talent Award by Variety Magazine.

#13 – Anushka Sharma

Anushka once said in an interview that she wanted to make it big in the modelling world and had no aspiration for films. She was picked by fashion designer Wendell Rodricks as a model for Lakme Fashion Week in 2007. Since then, there has been no looking back for this young, bright ‘actress’. Anushka made her acting debut in Yash Raj Films’ “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi” opposite Shah Rukh Khan in 2008.

#12 – Ranveer Singh

Ranveer worked as a copywriter before coming into movies and also gave auditions for commercials, music videos, etc. till he got the project ‘Band Baaja Baraat’. After his first movie, Ranveer did not stop and gave hit films back to back and today is on the top of the Bollywood Industry. He did several movies like Padmaavat, Gully Boy, Bajirao Mastani, Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ramleela, Simmba and many more.

#11 – Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra won her first title as Miss World at the young age of 18. After that, she faced a lot of troubles leading her to almost quitting her dream. But at the same time, she landed herself a role in the film ‘Andaaz’ which turned out to be a super hit film. One of the most successful Bollywood actresses, Priyanka Chopra has now taken the world by storm and is on a roll. Now, Actress is making herself known in Hollywood as well.

#10 – Nawazuddin Siddiqui

An actor well-known for his acting skills, he came to Mumbai in 2004, and it was one of his bad times as he was unable to even pay rent. There was a time in the early 2000s when he was mostly out of work and shared a flat with four others. He did many small roles but did not become famous. Nawazuddin made his Bollywood debut in 1999, with a small role in the Aamir Khan-starrer “Sarfarosh”. He did several small roles, but was largely undiscovered but soon he was recognizable and famous by audiences when the film “Gangs Of Waseypur” came. This film was a milestone in his career. With his films having traveled around the world today — from the local festivals to the Cannes — he is a recognized face in India and globally.

#9 – Deepika Padukone

The eye candy of Bollywood was very young when she came to Mumbai in search of her dreams. That’s when she landed herself in some advertisement assignments. Later on, she was starred in Himesh Reshammiya’s music video. That’s when she caught the eyes of Farah Khan and got herself the lead role opposite Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Om Shanti Om’. In 2008, Maybelline made her its new international cover face. Subsequently, she won the ‘Model of the Year’ at the Kingfisher Fashion Awards and she is the highest paid actress in the industry today.

#8 – Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan is in the industry because of pure talent. She worked in almost 90 ads before she was cast in one of Euphoria’s music video. Vidya first faced the camera in a popular TV show “Hum Paanch” in 1995. Later, she got ‘Parineeta’ opposite Saif Ali Khan which made her what she is today. The face of woman-centric films in India today, Vidya is among the most sought-after Bollywood actresses.

#7 – Ayushmann Khurrana

Khurrana won the second season of reality television show MTV Roadies in 2004 and ventured into an anchoring career. He made his film debut in 2012 with the romantic comedy Vicky Donor, in which his performance as a sperm donor earned him the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. Following a brief setback, he starred in the commercially and critically successful romance Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015). Khurrana went on to establish himself with the comedies Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017), Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (2017), Badhaai Ho (2018), Dream Girl (2019), and Bala (2019); the thriller Andhadhun (2018); and the crime drama Article 15 (2019). Khurrana’s performances as a blind pianist in Andhadhun and an honest cop in Article 15 won him two consecutive Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor, and he also won the National Film Award for Best Actor.

#6 – Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Aishwarya Rai dropped out of college in the early nineties to pursue a career in modeling. She won the Miss World title in 1994.Three years later, the green-eyed beauty made her acting debut with the Tamil film “Iruvar”. The same year she starred in her first Bollywood film “Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya” opposite Bobby Deol.

#5 – Madhuri Dixit Nene

Born and raised in Bombay, Dixit initially aspired to study microbiology, but discontinued her studies when she received offers for film roles and made her acting debut in 1984 with a leading role in the drama Abodh. After a few commercially failed films, she had her breakthrough with the action romance Tezaab (1988). She won four Best Actress awards at the Filmfare Awards for her performances in them. Following a sabbatical from acting in 2002, Dixit starred in the musical Aaja Nachle (2007), and worked intermittently in the next decade, gaining appreciation for her starring roles in the black comedy Dedh Ishqiya (2014) and the Marathi comedy drama Bucket List (2018). Her highest-grossing release came with the adventure comedy Total Dhamaal (2019)

#4 – Manoj Bajpai

Manoj Bajpayee, the son of a farmer from Bihar, battled all odds to break into Bollywood. The recipient of two National Awards and a Padma Shri, he opened up about his journey and said that he once lost three roles in a single day adn now he is india most loved actor.

#3 – Irrfan Khan

Irrfan Khan is a well-known actor. He has done many Hollywood movies too, but before coming into films, he did not have any links in the Bollywood Industry. He struggled a lot but did not give up and worked in many tv serials before coming into films. He is a self-made celebrity. He has done movies like Thank you, Pan Singh Tomar, Madari, Hindi Medium,etc.

#2 – Akshay Kumar

The Khiladi Kumar is said to be a waiter before he came to Bollywood. Akshay Kumar made his debut in Bollywood with a small role in Mahesh Bhatt’s “Aaj” (1987). The star was seen in a lead in the film ‘Saugandh’ in the year 1991 and after that, he signed ‘Khiladi’ which was a super hit film and is his identity as well. He is one of the finest and down to earth actors Bollywood has ever seen.

#1 – Shah Rukh Khan

The Delhi born-and-bred actor, who trained under a city theatre group, came to Mumbai in the late eighties and Now He is the biggest movie star in the world, and made it thus far with no godfathers or filmi connections.

His father ran a transport company and his mother was a magistrate and a social worker. It was Shah Rukh’s dream to enter films and, after doing his masters in Mass Communications from Jamia Millia Islamia, he trained under theatre director Barry John.

SRK got his break in the 1988 with the television series Fauji. And after starring in serials like Dil Dariya and Circus, he made his entry into Bollywood with Deewana.

The rest of the story, as they say, is history.

Should celebrities be allowed to join politics

India is a democratic country so any individual of the country has the right to join the politics . Joining politics in India doesn’t even require a minimum level of education, any person from any background has the right to join the politics in our country. We have seen some really great politicians with good educational background where as some politicians who have never been to school and also some politicians who earlier belonged to entertainment industry.

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Almost everyone have their favourite celebrity whom they consider as their idol and love them for their talent and always support them in their work. But how many of we really support our favourite celebrity when they join politics ? I agree some of us support them because of the craze we have for them and some of us don’t support them because we feel that their job is to entertain people but not to rule as a leader.

Most of the people believe that celebrities should not be allowed to join politics because they belong from an entertainment background and they don’t have enough knowledge about politics . some celebrities join politics to become more popular or to acquire more fan followings. Since they already have a mass following it becomes very easy for them to influence people and they often misutilise their power to manipulate decisions. Many parties intentionally appoint celebrities to run campaign because they know their followers can get them a lot of votes. many believe since they don’t have real knowledge on how to run a country or how to handle political or economical crises they shouldn’t be allowed to join politics.

where as some believe like any other citizen, celebrities too have the right to join politics. Their influential image can be used to deal some real issues of our country such as child marriage, child labour, poverty and many more. Celebrities can use their power to make some good decisions for any good cause. Their voice can make fast changes than any other normal politician since they are already known by the people. Their popularity can be used to bring changes.

well no matter who ever becomes a politician but there should be some basic criteria to become one, like minimum educational qualification. Even if they are celebrities they should have enough knowledge about politics and then they should be allowed to join it.