Tom Cruise is one of the top American actors and he has also ventured into film production. He is known for many roles, including in Mission: Impossible, Top Gun and A Few Good Men.
As of 2020, Tom Cruise is estimated to have a net worth of $570 million.
Tom Cruise Net Worth
|NET WORTH:||$570 MILLION|
|DATE OF BIRTH:||3 JULY 1962|
|SOURCE OF WEALTH:||MOVIES|
Tom Cruise was born on the 3rd of July 1962 in Syracuse, New York. His mother was a special education teacher while his father was an electrical engineer.
He is of English, German and Irish ancestry. Tom apparently grew up in very poor conditions and was Catholic. He however has leaned towards scientology as an adult.
Tom spent most of his childhood in Canada as his family moved to Ottawa, because his father took a position of defense consultant with the Canadian Armed Forces. Tom schooled at the Robert Hopkins Public School and was already involved in drama.
He later attended Henry Munro Middle School but went back to the US after his mother left his father. Tom initially attended a seminary and aspired to become a Catholic priest prior to his interest in acting.
Tom attended 15 different schools in just 14 years and he finally graduated from Glen Ridge High School.
Tom Cruise began acting at the age of 18 when he moved to NYC. He first worked as a busboy there and went to LA to try out television roles. He then signed with CAA to bein acting.
In 1981, he appeared in a small part of Endless Love, and later had a big supporting role in Taps. He also appeared and acted in other movies including All the Right Moves and Risky Business.
His career breakthrough was in Top Gun back in 1986 which made him a superstar. He then acted in more films including Legend, The Color of Money, Rain Man, Born on the Fourth of July, Days of Thunder and Far and Away.
He landed many award nominations during this time and even won the Academy Award for Best Film with Rain Man, and the Golden Globes for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for Born on the Fourth of July.
Tom Cruise also acted in Interview with the Vampire, a gothic horror or drama film based on a best selling novel.
Mission: Impossible and after
Another huge success came in 1996 when he acted as Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible. It became a huge success.
He then proceeded to act in Jerry Maguire, Eyes Wide Shut, Magnolia, Mission: Impossible 2, Vanilla Sky, Minority Report, Collateral and even The Last Samurai. They landed him many more award nominations and some wins.
In 2005, he acted in War of the Worlds, directed by Steven Spielberg, which was the fourth highest grossing movie of the year.
Tom Cruise went on to act in Valkyrie, Knight and Day and even Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, which starred Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner and Lea Seydoux. It may have been his biggest commercial success to that date.
Tom proceeded to act in Rock of Ages, two Jack Reacher movies (with Cobie Smulders among others), Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, The Mummy reboot and Mission: Impossible – Fallout. The latest Mission: Impossible movie became his biggest commercial success to date, not including inflation.
Tom Cruise also did some production. He co-formed Cruise/Wagner Productions in 1993 and they released movies like Mission: Impossible in 1996.
Other movies include Without Limits, Vanilla Sky and Mission: Impossible 2.
They ended their relationship with Paramount Pictures back in 2006, but in the same year, they took over the film studio United Artists.
Here are some of the highlights of his career.
- He has been nominated for so many awards, which totals at least 86 nominations. Tom also won at least 30 of these awards.
- Cruise has won the Golden Globe Awards 3 times, the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards twice and the People’s Choice Awards twice, among others.
- Most of his movies have been huge commercial successes.
Interesting Facts about Tom Cruise
- He has attended 15 schools in his 14 years of schooling life.
- At one point, he was a devout Catholic, but as a grown up, he promoted scientology instead.
- He apparently does his own stunts, including his helicopter stunt in Mission: Impossible – Fallout.
- He was apparently supposed to act in Marvel’s Iron Man but chose to walk away.
- Tom married three times but split with his wives (Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes) when they turned 33.
What contributed to Tom Cruise’s wealth
Tom Cruise’s wealth can be attributed to his success in movies mostly. He’s one of the top actors in Hollywood and most of his movies have succeeded in the box office.
Apart from that, he also owns a production company that produces some of the films he has acted in.
As of 2020, he is estimated to be worth $570 million.
Source: Wikipedia, Celebrity Net Worth