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Top 50 Richest Actors in Hollywood 2014

Updated on May 26, 2014

The gods have certainly favoured the actors in this list.

Representation for the vast sum of money, the actors in this list have earned.
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Hollywood has become iconic for the great movies in which have been produced there over the years, with its large studios which sit comfortably in sunny California. However in the list today we are looking more specifically at the Hollywood actors who have shone in glory, earning the most money within the home of movies (Hollywood). So without further ado, I present the 'Top 50 Richest Actors in Hollywood';

Hollywood- Home of Movies
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Hollywood Actors, Rich List (Highest-Lowest)

Total Sum ($)= Total Net Worth

List Sources- therichest.com, celebritynetworth.com, IMDb.com.

List - Updated 2014


#1- Mel Gibson- $800 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Action/Adventure, Thriller

Best Known Movie- Lethal Weapon (Franchise)

Mel Gibson is an American and an Australian actor, director, producer, screenwriter and investor with a net worth of $800 million. Mel Gibson is best known as an actor playing the leading man in such movies as lethal weapon, brave heart and the patriot. However Mel is also known for other other areas in the movie industry with his most recent addition to his work as a director with Apocalypto (2006). Mel is a personal favourite actor of mine as I loved some of his earlier movies which include; the patriot, signs and brave heart in which he starred in.

#2- William Shatner- $650 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Sci-Fi, Comedy

Best Known Movie- Star Trek (1966)

William Shatner is a Canadian actor, writer, director and producer with a net worth of $650 million. William Shatner is best known as an actor starring in such famous movies as star trek (1966), star trek II: the wrath of Khan (1982) and star trek IV: the voyage home (1986). If you are some what shocked by the vast amount of earnings which William Shatner has made then threat no more. William earned a substantial amount from appearing in the advertisements for the online travel company 'Priceline.com', which came to an estimated $600 million. He is a fascinating man who also sold a kidney in 2006 for $25,000 to 'Goldenpalace.com'.

#3- Tom Cruise- $500 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Action/Adventure

Best Known Movie- Mission Impossible (Franchise)

Tom Cruise is an American actor, director, producer and writer with a net worth of $500 million. Tom Cruise is best known as an actor and a divorcee starring in such movies as top gun, mission impossible and minority report. Tom Cruise is an A-Lister in Hollywood which is seemed to propel straight to the top after his role as the fighter maverick in Top Gun (1986), then getting into some big budget movies like Mission Impossible (1996), War of the Worlds (2005) and Jack Reacher (2012). Tom Cruise can't go wrong in Hollywood even with his issues in his personal life, it doesn't seem to have effected his career as a Hollywood A-Lister with a total 2013 earning of $35 million. With a Mission Impossible 5 (2015), Top Gun 2 and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back in the pipe line it is likely Tom Cruise's earnings are going to increase even further in the next couple of years fairly substantially.

#4- Jack Nicholson- $400 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Comedy, Drama/Romance

Best Known Movie- The Shining (1980)

Jack Nicholson is an American actor, director, producer and writer with a net worth of $400 million. Jack Nicholson is best known as an actor starring in such movies as The Shining (1980), Batman (1989) and The Departed (2006). The estimated value of Jack's art collection which includes the work of Matisse, Warhol, Tamara De Lempicka and Picasso stands at $100 million (valued, 2010).

#5- Johnny Depp- $350 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Action/Adventure, Thriller, Family

Best Known Movie- Pirates of the Caribbean (Franchise)

Johnny Depp is an American actor, director, producer and writer with a net worth of $350 million. Johnny Depp is best known as an actor starring in such movies as Edward Scissorhands (1990), Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) and Alice in Wonderland (2010). Johnny Depp is known for starring in Tim Burton's (director) movies playing an eccentric leading role as this is his strong suit and Tim knows it. There is no doubt that the overwhelming popularity of Johnny Depp will increase, with this the number of hit movies he will star in, then with this the net worth will increase with a hopeful increase on this list in the upcoming years. Just a few movies in the pipeline for Johnny Depp include; London Fields (2014), Into the Woods (2014), Mortdecai (2015), Through the Looking Glass (2016) and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2016).

#6- Tom Hanks- $350 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Drama, Thriller

Best Known Movie- The Da Vinci Code

Tom Hanks is an American actor, director, producer and writer with a net worth of $350 million. Tom Hanks is best known as an actor starring in such movies as Big (1988), Toy Story (voice of Woody, 1995) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). Tom Hanks is an incredible actor moving in all kinds of directions when picking his roles as an A-Lister actor in Hollywood. Starring in some very memorable movies which include; Saving Private Ryan (1998) which was a war epic, The Da Vinci Code (2006) and Angels and Demons (2009) both playing the same character (Robert Langdon). It is hard to imagine how this actor could progress any more than he already has as an actor but one thing is for sure, he won't cease to impress.

#7- Arnold Schwarzenegger- $300 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Action/Adventure

Best Known Movie- The Terminator (Franchise, 1-3)

Arnold Schwarzenegger is an American/Austrian actor, director and producer with a net worth of $300 million. Mr Schwarzenegger is best known as an actor and the ex-governor of California starring in such movies as The Terminator (1984), Predator (1987) and Jingle all the Way (1996). Mr Schwarzenegger was an action hero throughout the 80's and the 90's with his furious muscles, deep voice and cool catch phrase, ''I'll be back'', which at some point popped up in almost all of his movies. However since the end of his time as the governor of California, Mr Schwarzenegger has made a comeback starring in movies which include; The Expendables (2010), The Last Stand (2013) and Escape Plan (2013). The come back seems to have proved a success with the Expendables franchise doing well on the box office as well as the other movies which Mr Schwarzenegger has starred in more recently, it would seem audiences can't get enough of the chiselled man.

#8- Adam Sandler- $300 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Comedy

Best Known Movie- Grown Ups (Franchise)

Adam Sandler is an American actor, producer and writer with a net worth of $300 million. Adam Sandler is best known as an actor starring in such movies as Big Daddy (1999), 50 First Dates (2004) and Grown Ups (2010). Adam Sandler is a wacky/nutty actor starring in some ludicrously crazy movies. For example, You Do't Mess With the Zohan (2008) which had a plot which was dry but it seemed to work as an entertaining movie because of Adam Sandler's crazy personality which certainly came across throughout the movie. A final example of a nutty movie starring Adam Sandler as the main character is Jack and Jill (2011), which had Sandler playing both the twin brother and the twin sister which sounds crazy but it seemed to work. The point is that Sandler's movies are almost always crazy but that is what makes them so funny, possibly even having a few Sandler movies being some of the funniest in the comedy genre category. Adam Sandler doesn't seem to have yet got appraisal from the critics with a horrendous 10/100 score on the movie review site Rotten Tomatoes for the Grown Ups movie, however the box office seems to say otherwise with Grown Ups being Sandlers highest grossing movie to date (2010). Plus Adam Sandler earned a respectable $37 million in 2013, which means he is laughing all the way to the bank, which equals the same amount he earned in 2012.

#9- Sylvester Stallone- $275 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Action/Adventure

Best Known Movie- Rambo (Franchise)

Sylvester Stallone is an American actor, director, producer and writer with a net worth of $275 million. Sylvester Stallone is best known as an actor starring in such movies as Rocky (1976), Rambo: First Blood (1982) and The Expendables (2010). Stallone was an action star back in the 80's and 90's alongside two of the greats, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis. Stallone's comeback was fierce as he starred in Rambo (2008) which was a direct follow on from where it had left of previously. After Rambo Stallone began starring in a lot of great movies including; The Expendables (2010), Escape Plan (2013) and Grudge Match (2013). Stallone seems to have a steady stream of money coming from the Expendables franchise which doesn't seem to end with the next being released in 2015 (The Expendables 4). In 2014 Stallone has so far earned $15 million salary from his role in The Expendables 3 isn't bad at all considering he has a fourth expendables which has recently been announced.

#10- Patrick Wilson- $275 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Horror

Best Known Movie- Incidius (Franchise)

Patrick Wilson is an American singer, actor and producer with a net worth of $275 million. Patrick Wilson is best known as an actor starring in such movies as Watchmen (2009), Insidious (2010) and The Conjuring (2013). Patrick Wilson spent most of his life performing in Broadway musicals but soon turned to a TV acting career and then became a Hollywood actor in the movies. Patrick Wilson has gained substantial success recently from his role in the Insidious franchise (Part 1 and Part 2) and his role in The Conjuring (2013) which is due to have a sequel, The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist which is due for release in 2015. Patrick Wilson also has a lot of promising movies in the pipeline including such titles as; North of Hell (2014), Zipper (2014), Big Stone Gap (2014), Ant-Man (2015) and The Conjuring 2 (2015).

#11- Leon Thomas III- $245 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Children's TV Series

Best Known TV Show- Victorious

Leon Thomas III is an American actor, dancer and singer with a net worth of $245 million. Thomas is best known as an actor starring in such TV series as Just for Kicks (2006), iCarly (2008-2011) and Victorious (2010-2013). Although Thomas debuted at the age of 10 onto Broadway when he played the role as young Simba in The Lion King. This was Thomas's first taste of fame after this performing in two other Broadway productions titled The Colored Purple and Caroline, or Change. Thomas then later went on to pursue his career as a singer later landing roles on TV series, most recently creating the most success being Victorious.

#12- Jake T. Austin- $245 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Family

Best Known TV Show- Wizards of Waverly Place

Jake T. Austin is an American actor with a net worth of $245 million. Austin is best known as an actor starring in such TV Series as Happy Monster Band (2008), Go, Diego, Go! (2005-2009) and Wizards of Waverly Place (2007-2012). However Austin is also known for starring in movies like, Hotels for Dogs (2009), The Perfect Game (2009) and Rio (voice of Fernando, 2011).

#13- Scott Speedman- $245 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Action/Adventure, Thriller

Best Known Movie- Underworld (Franchise)

Scott Speedman is a Canadian actor with a net worth of $245 million. Speedman is best known as an actor starring in such movies as Underworld (2003), The Strangers (2008) and The Vow (2012). Speedman first found success in Hollywood as an actor when he starred in the TV series Felicity which ran from 1998- 2002 when soon after Speedman found himself in a leading role in the hit movie Underworld (2003). It wasn't long after he found movies coming to him with the Underworld movie sequel (Underworld: Evolution) in 2006 not long after starring in the hit horror movie, The Strangers (2008). It is certain Scott Speedman has left his print in Hollywood with the excitement now, as to what we shall be seeing this talented actor in next.

#14- Brad Pitt- $240 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Thriller, Drama/Romance

Best Known Movie- World War Z

Brad Pitt is an American actor and producer with a net worth of $240 million. Brad Pitt is best known as an actor and the guy married to Angelina Jolie, starring in such movies as Se7en (1995), Fight Club (1999) and Inglourious Basterds (2009). Pitt is certainly a talented actor with charms which seem to carry his performances along smoothly, wooing the ladies and then through his seamlessly never ending talent on screen keeping men appeased with the movie. Some of my personal favourite movies have starred Brad Pitt as the leading character which includes; Troy (2004), Inglourious Basterds (2009) and World War Z (2013) which did not cease to amaze. Pitt's earnings seem to flow endlessly as he gets into box office movies, like World War Z (2013) and 12 Years a Slave (2013). As well as the endorsement deals which Pitt has made in 2012 with Chanel No.5 (salary- $7 million) and then in 2013 with Cadillac (Salary- $3 million) the money is great with a lot less work involved than acting.

#15- Will Smith- $215 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Action/Adventure, Thriller, Drama, Fa

Best Known Movie- I am Legend

Will Smith is an American actor, producer and rapper with a net worth of $215. Will Smith is best known as an actor starring in such movies as Bad Boys (1995), Men in Black (1997) and I,Robot (2004). There is no surprise Will Smith is on the list, however it is surprising how low down he is as I would have expected Will Smith to be in the top 10 rather than in the No.15 spot. Will Smith is occasionally seen starring in some of his movies alongside his son Jaden Smith in such movies as The Pursuit of Happiness (2006) and After Earth (2013). Will Smith consistently stars in great movies and is one of few actors to bring out consistent $100 million+ grossing movies. Will is always surprising audiences with the movies he stars in with some brilliant performances in some now timeless greats including; Independence Day (1996), Men in Black (1997) and I am Legend (2007). Will Smith's 2013 earnings were good but not amazing considering his A-Lister fame at just $23 million. Although with the upcoming movies starring Will Smith in 2014 and 2015 which have been announced, his earnings will most likely be back to the good old days with the following movies set for release including; Hancock 2 (N/A), Brilliance (N/A) and Bad Boys 3 (2015).

#16- Michael Shanks- $215 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Sci-Fi

Best Known TV Show- Stargate SG-1

Michael Shanks is a Canadian actor, director and writer with a net worth of $215 million. Shanks is best known as an actor starring in such movies as Tactical Force (2011), Faces in the Crowd (2011) and Elysium (2013). Shanks is still well known for the role as Dr. Daniel Jackson in the TV Series Stargate SG-1. Since Stargate Shanks has starred in 24 (TV Series), Burn Notice (TV Series) and Red Riding Hood (movie).

#17- Justin Chambers- $215 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Drama

Best Known TV Show- Greys Anatomy

Justin Chambers is an American actor and former model with a net worth of $215 million. Chambers is best known as an actor starring in such movies as Liberty Heights (1999), The Wedding Planner (2001) and The Musketeer (2001). As well as this Chambers is also known as an actor starring TV Series including; Another World (1995), New York Undercover (1996) and Greys Anatomy (2005-2014). As a model, Chambers modelled for designer brands which included Dolce and Gabbana, Armani and Calvin Klein.

#18- Amaury Nolasco- $215 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Action/Adventure, Drama

Best Known TV Show- Prison Break

Amaury Nolasco is a Puerto Rican actor with a net worth of $215 million. Nolasco is best known as an actor starring in such movies as 2 fast 2 furious (2003), Transformers (2007) and Street Kings (2008). However Nolasco is probably still best known for his role as Fernando Sucre in the hit US TV Series Prison Break (2005-2009).

#19- Traylor Howard- $215 Million

Best Know For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Drama, Comedy

Best Known TV Show- Monk

Traylor Howard is an American actress with a net worth of $215 million. Traylor is best known as an actress in such TV Series as Boston Common (1996-1997), Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (1998-2001) and Monk (2005-2009). Although she has starred in some movies, a few of which include; Dirty Work (1998), Me, Myself and Irene (2000), and Son of the Mask (2005).

#20- Peter Stormare- $215 Million

Best Know For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Action/Adventure, Thriller

Best Known Movie- Bad Boys II

Peter Stormare is a Swedish actor, producer, play writer and musician with a net worth of $215 million. Stormare is best known as an actor in such movies as Jurassic Park: The Lost World (1997), The Big Lebowski (1998) and Windtalkers (2002). Stormare is known for playing the bad guy in the movies in such roles as Alexei in Bad Boys II (2003), Satan in Constantine (2005) and Burrell in The Last Stand (2013). Stormare has been a working actor active in Hollywood for quite some time now and from the looks of things, he will be there for quite some time to come. Stormare has a fair few movies in the pipeline which include some of the following titles; 22 Jump Street (2014), Clown (2014), I Am Here (2014), Dark Summer (2014) and Dweller (2014).

#21- Wesley Jonathan- $215 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Drama

Best Known TV Series- City Guys

Wesley Jonathan is an American actor, singer and businessman with a net worth of $215 million. Jonathan is best known as an actor with a career in acting since 1990 in the TV Series 21 Jump Street up until the present day starring currently in the TV Series, The Soul Man (2012-2014). Still best known as Jamal Grant from the TV Series City Guys (1997-2001) Jonathan is a Hollywood star with a lot of money to his name.

#22- Leonardo Dicaprio- $200 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Thriller, Drama/Romance

Best Known Movie- Titanic

Leonardo Dicaprio is an American actor and producer with a net worth of $200 million. Dicaprio is best known as an Actor and a heartthrob among many people who take an active interest in Hollywood movies starring in such movies as Titanic (1997), Catch Me If You Can (2002) and Inception (2010). There is no stopping Dicaprio and the reign of talent which he brings with his performances in his movies helping to create some of the best movies in Hollywood history. This includes such movies as Titanic (highest grossing movie. Ever! updated 2014), Catch Me If You Can (2002) and Django Unchained (2012) plus many more. Dicaprio is one of few actors in Hollywood who simply stars in all the great movies which may not have been terrible without his presence, but damn well helped having him in it. Dicaprio's earnings have definitely done well in 2013 with a near spectacular $39 million having only starred in two movies that year. Not bad for a handsome Hollywood talent!

#23- Harrison Ford- $200 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Action/Adventure, Thriller

Best Known Movie- Indiana Jones (Franchise)

Harrison Ford is an American actor and producer with a net worth of $200 million. Ford is best known as an actor starring in such movies as Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Blade Runner (1982) and Air Force One (1997). Ford has built up a long career in the acting business with a whole line of great, timeless classics to prove it, some more so timeless than others including the Indiana Jones franchise, Star Wars franchise (Episode IV, V, VI,) and Tom Clancy's Patriot games (1992) and Clear and Present Danger (1994). One thing is for sure, Ford's career is not ending at any point in the foreseeable future as there is great few movies in the pipeline for this timeless wonder including; a Blade Runner sequel (Untitled as this time), Star Wars: Episode VII (2015) and Indiana Jones 5.

#24- Michael Douglas- $188 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Thriller, Drama

Best Known Movie- Wall street (Franchise)

Michael Douglas is an American actor, director and producer with a net worth of $188 million. Douglas is best known as an actor starring in such movies as Wall Street (1987), The Game (1997) and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010). Douglas has certainly been a surprise over the years with some superb movies which are like no other among their genre's including Wall Street (1987) which is by far one of the best movies ever created. Wall Street was a perfect portrayal of the Wall Street crash with a perfect performance from Douglas which is why I was pleased to see a sequel in 2010 (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps).

#25- Robert De Niro- $185 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Crime/Thriller

Best Known Movie- Goodfellas

Robert De Niro is an American actor, director and producer with a net worth of $185 million. Robert is best known as an actor starring in such movies as The Godfather: Part II (1974), Goodfellas (1990) and Righteous Kill (2008). Robert portray's the mobster, the detective and the over protective father perfectly which is why there are so many roles up for grabs for this multi talented actor who is by no means tight cast to any specific genre. Although it is more likely to see Robert in a thriller or action movie, it is not unknown to see Robert in a drama like Silver Linings Playbook (2012) or a comedy like Meet the Parents (2000).

#26- Jorge Garcia- $185 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- genre- Drama

Best Known TV Series- Lost

Jorge Garcia is an actor and producer with a net worth of $185 million. Garcia is best known as an actor in such TV Series as Becker (2003-2004), Lost (2004-2010) and Hawaii Five-0 (2013-2014). However Garcia is still best known as Hugo Reyes from Lost (TV Series) even with all of the other TV series in which he has starred in since then. Garcia's fortune is not necessarily all from his earnings as an actor as a lot was earner from smart stock investments, property holdings, endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. As well as earnings from several restaurants he owns, a top selling perfume (''with love from Jorge'') and a fashion line (''Jorge Garcia Seduction'').

#27- Robert Conrad- $185 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Action/Adventure, Drama

Best Known TV Series- The Wild Wild West (1965)

Robert Conrad is an American actor with a net worth of $185 million. Conrad is best known as an actor starring in such movies as Sudden Death (1977), The Lady in Red (1979) and Jingle all the Way (1996). However Conrad is best known in the TV Series The Wild Wild West (1965) playing the role of James T. West. For younger audiences, people will most likely remember his as Officer Hummell in Jingle all the Way (1996).

#28- Al Pacino- $185 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Crime/Thriller

Best Known Movie- Scarface

Al Pacino is an American actor, director and producer with a net worth of $185 million. Pacino is best known as an actor in such movies as The Godfather (1972), Scarface (1983) and Heat (1995). Pacino has the tough voice which demands to be heard which I find to be an appealing quality when it comes to the tough thrillers with a lot of hard talk and gun shooting. Pacino is no stranger when it comes to the American gangster style movies although he is also familiar with playing on the other side of the law as well in characters who are detectives. Pacino has over time become a familiar face in thriller movies but it doesn't make those movies any less appealing no matter how many he winds up in. Pacino is a great actor having played some great roles which have really stretched his abilities but he has always made them work. Pacino is one of the best actors in Hollywood purely due to his ability to bring depth to a character which other actors seem to struggle to do.

#29- David Gallagher- $185 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Drama

Best Known Movie- Look Who's Talking Now

David Gallagher is an American actor and producer with a net worth of $185 million. Gallagher is best known as an actor in such movies as Look Who's Talking Now (1993), Little Secrets (2001) and Super 8 (2011). Gallagher went from being a child star playing Mikey Ubriacco in Look Who's Talking Now (1993) to becoming an adult actor playing in the TV Series Numb3rs (2006-2009).

#30- Mike Myers- $175 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Comedy, Family

Best Known Movie- Shrek (Voice of Shrek)

Mike Myers is a Canadian actor and writer with a net worth of $175 million. Myers has slowly become a beloved actor in Hollywood best known as an actor starring in such movies as Wayne's World (1992), Shrek (voice of Shrek, 2001) and The Cat in the Hat (2003). The funny Myers is a great actor with a bright future especially with the Austin Powers 4 movie in the pipeline.

#31- Robert Redford- $170 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Action/Adventure

Best Known Movie- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Robert Redford is an American actor, director and producer with a net worth of $170 million. Redford is best known as an actor in such movies as The Great Gatsby (1974), All the President's Men (1976) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014). Redford has also starred in a few TV Series in the past which include a few which I will now list with the following; Play of the Week (1960-1961), The Americans (1961) and Route 66 (1961).

#32- George Clooney- $160 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Thriller, Drama/romance

Best Known Movie- Oceans 11 (12 and 13)

George Clooney is an American actor, director and producer with a net worth of $160 million. Clooney is best known as an actor starring in such movies as Oceans Eleven (2001), Burn After Reading (2008) and Gravity (2013). Clooney is also well known for having stared in TV Series like Bodies of Evidence (1992-1993) and more so for ER (1994-2009). A funny, serious, handsome actor who seems to have captured audiences everywhere for at least one of these attributes.

#33- Bruce Willis- $150 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Action/Adventure, Thriller, Comedy, Family

Best Known Movie- Die Hard (Franchise)

Bruce Willis is an American actor and producer with a net worth of $150 million. Willis is best known as an actor starring in such movies as Die Hard (1988), Armageddon (1998) and The Sixth Sense (1999). However Willis is still best known as John McClane in the Die Hard franchise. Willis comes across as a wise ass with an ever seen grin but it seems to work as this approach has gained him more than just a few roles as an actor. Willis seems to have a nag for getting into all of the best movies which include a few of the following; Die Hard franchise, The Expendables franchise and the RED franchise.

#34- Samuel L. Jackson- $150 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Action/Adventure, Thriller

Best Known Movie- The Avengers (Franchise)

Samuel L. Jackson is an American actor and producer with a net worth of $150 million. Jackson is best known as an actor starring in such movies as Jurassic Park (1993), Pulp Fiction (1994) and Avengers Assemble (2012). Jackson pops up all over the place in the movies, which are usually the big budget movies with a lot at steak to ensure that everything goes to plan. This is surely proof that Jackson is one of the greatest actors in Hollywood starring in great big budget movies like Avengers Assemble (2012), Django Unchained (2012), RoboCop (remake, 2014). With a great line up of movies in the pipeline starring Jackson which include; Big Game (2015), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Tarzan (2016). Can't wait!

#35- Denzel Washington- $150 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Action/Adventure, Thriller

Best Known Movie- Man on Fire

Denzel Washington is an American actor, director and producer with a net worth of $150 million. Denzel is best known as an actor in such movies as Training Day (2001), Man on Fire (2004) and American Gangster (2007). Denzel is an unstoppable man in Hollywood getting into some of the most anticipated movies which include; Safe House (2012), Flight (2012) and 2 Guns (2013). Denzel is running through Hollywood taking names and moving on with his long line of great movies which I'm sure is only going to increase as time moves forward. As the amount of movies starring Denzel increases so should his net worth leaving it anyone's guess as to how much he will have in the years to come.

#36- Mark Wahlberg- $150 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Action/Adventure, Thriller, Drama, Comedy

Best Known Movie- Ted

Mark Wahlberg is an American actor and producer with a net worth of $150 million. Wahlberg has certainly captured the attention of audiences everywhere with his wide array of talents starring in great movies from all sorts of categories including action/adventure, thriller, drama and comedy. Wahlberg is best known as an actor starring in such movies as Three Kings (1999), Planet of the Apes (2001) and Lone Survivor (2013). Wahlberg has used his charming Boston accent to make audiences laugh, gasp, scream hurray and generally have a good time at the theatres. Wahlberg has certainly made his way into some of the greatest 21st Century movies including; The Fighter (2010), Ted (2012), 2 Guns (2013) and Lone Survivor (2013). With what seems like a great line up of great movies in the pipeline for Wahlberg including; Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014), The Gambler (2015), Entourage (2015) and Ted 2 (2015).

#37- Sean Penn- $150 Million

Best known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Thriller, Drama

Best Known Movie- Mystic River

Sean Penn is an American actor, director and producer with a net worth of $150 million. Penn is best known as an actor starring in such movies as Casualties of War (1989), Carlito's Way (1993) and Gangster Squad (2013). Penn is perfect at bringing emotion to the screens with some interesting character portrayals with the personal favourite of mine Mickey Cohen from Gangster Squad in which I thought he played the part superbly. So far there is only one movie Penn is due to play in for 2014 called The Gunman which sounds interesting.

#38- John Slattery- $145 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Drama, Thriller

Best Known TV Series- Mad Men

John Slattery is an American actor, director and writer with a net worth of $145 million. Slattery is best known as an actor starring in such movies as Bad Company (2002), Mona Lisa Smile (2003) and Iron Man 2 (2010). Slattery however landed the role as Roger Sterling in Mad Men which is a hit TV Series in America which has been running since 2007-2014. Slattery seems to be a talented as well as lucky actor landing some great roles which really bring out the best of him.

#39- Robin Williams- $130 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Comedy, Thriller, Family

Best Known Movie- Good Will Hunting

Robin Williams is an American actor and writer with a net worth of $130 million. Williams is best known as an actor starring in such movies as Good Will Hunting (1997), Insomnia (2002) and Night at the Museum (2006). Williams has landed some great roles which at one stage were mainly among the family genre which really seemed to suit Williams which included such titles as; Popeye (1980), Hook (1991), Jumanji (1995) and Flubber (1997). Williams is known for the lighthearted comedy in which he brings to the screens with his performances and I am glad to still see his face pop up in family movies as I feel this is his strong suit. Williams line up of movies for 2014 and 2015 include; Merry Friggin' Christmas (2014), Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014), Absolutely Anything (2015) and Mrs. Doubtfire 2 (2015).

#40- Jackie Chan- $130 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Action/Adventure, Comedy, Family

Best Known Movie- Rush Hour (Franchise)

Jackie Chan is a Chinese actor, producer and stuntman with a net worth of $130 million. Chan is best known as an actor starring in such movies as Police Story (1985), Rush Hour (1998) and The Karate Kid (2010). Chan does all of his own stunts within his movies and he is known all around the world as an actor. Chan offers a small touch of comedy, a small touch of serious action, and a small touch of drama/romance to his movies to create a worth while viewing for audiences to take the time to watch the movies. Chan is a talented actor and a talented stuntman which has allowed him to focus on these elements within the movies he finds his way into with apparent success if his net worth is anything to go by. Chan's upcoming movies which are in the pipeline include; Skiptrace (2015), The Karate Kid 2 (announced) and Rush Hour 4 (announced).

#41- Charlie Sheen- $125 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Comedy, Drama

Best Known TV Series- Two and a Half Men

Charlie Sheen is an American actor, producer and writer with a net worth of $125 million. Sheen is best known as an actor starring in such movies as Wall Street (1987), Young Guns (1988) and Scary Movie 3 (2003). However Charlie Sheen is best known as Charlie Harper in the hit US TV Series Two and Half Men (2003-2011) and more recently Charlie Goodson in Anger Management (2012-2014). Charlie is a little bit of a goof in Hollywood but that hasn't prevented him from making some great money as an actor and getting into this list with the top 50 richest actors.

#42- Kelsey Grammer- $120 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Drama, Comedy

Best Known TV Series- Frasier

Kelsey Grammer is an American actor and producer with a net worth of $120 million. Grammer is best known as an actor starring in such movies as Toy Story 2 (voice of Stinky Pete the prospector, 1999), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) and Fame (2009). However Grammer is still best known as Dr. Frasier Crane from the TV Series Frasier (1993-2004). Grammer's upcoming movies in the pipeline include; Think Like a Man Too (2014), Reach Me (2014) and Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014).

#43- Sean Connery- $120 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Action/Adventure, Thriller

Best Known Movie- From Russia With Love (Starring as James Bond, 1963)

Sean Connery is a Scottish actor and producer with a net worth of $120 million. Connery is best known as an actor starring in such movies as Dr. No (1962), The Hunt For Red October (1990) and The Rock (1996). Connery is still best known for his role as James Bond in the following movies; Dr. No (1962), From Russia With Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), You Only Live Twice (1967), Diamonds Are Forever (1971) and Never Say Never Again (1983). Although using the English accent as Connery did in the James Bond movies landed him some great Hollywood roles playing in the following movies; Rising Sun (1993), The Rock (1996) and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003).

#44- Steve Martin- $110 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Comedy, Family

Best Known Movie- Cheaper by the Dozen (Franchise)

Steve Martin is an American actor and writer with a net worth of $110 million. Martin is known best as an actor starring in such movies as Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987), Father of the Bride (1991) and Cheaper by the Dozen (2003). Martin is one of the funniest actors in Hollywood with a track record to prove this statement is true. However these days Martin isn't acting quite as much but then again who knows, maybe Martin will do a big come back into the comedy movies.

#45- David Hasselhoff- $110 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Action/Adventure, Drama

Best Known TV Series- Knight Rider

David Hasselhoff is an American actor, producer, singer and businessman with a net worth of $110 million. David Hasselhoff is best known as an actor starring in such TV Series as Knight Rider (1982-1986), Baywatch Nights (1995-1997) and Baywatch (1989-2000). Hasselhoff seems to have had a successful long running career thanks to the success of the two hit shows Knight Rider and Baywatch. Plus to put the icing on the cake he also stared in the long and successful TV Series The Young and the Restless (1980-2010).

#46- Martin Lawrence- $110 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Action/Adventure, Comedy

Best Known Movie- Bad Boys

Martin Lawrence is an American actor, producer and writer with a net worth of $110 million. Lawrence is best known as an actor in such movies as Bod Boys (1995), Nothing to Lose (1997) and Big Mommas House (2000). Lawrence has had a steady career as an actor since he stared alongside Will Smith in the hit movie Bad Boys (1995) which soon had a sequel staring both of the two stars, Martin Lawrence and Will Smith called Bad Boys 2 (2003). Lawrence has a seemingly dry year ahead in terms of acting with just one movie in the pipeline but luckily for him, this could be a great movie to kick the year off with Bad Boys 3 (2015).

#47- Rowan Atkinson- $105 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Comedy

Best Known Movie- Johnny English

Rowan Atkinson is an English actor and writer with a net worth of $105 million. Atkinson is best known as an actor in such movies as Bean (1997), Johnny English (2003) and Love Actually (2003). Rowan is tight cast in comedy movies but it seems to have worked out alright for the actor as proven by his enormous net worth.

#48- Bob Saget- $100 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Drama, Comedy

Best Known TV Series- Full House

Bob Saget is an American actor and director with a net worth of $100 million. Saget is best known as an actor starring in such TV Series as Full House (1987-1995), Raising Dad (2001-2002) and Surviving Suburbia (2009). Although more lately within TV Series Saget was the narrator for the hit US TV Series How I Met Your Mother (2005-2014).

#49- Ben Stiller- $100 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Comedy, Drama, Family

Best Known Movie- Meet the Parents (Franchise)

Ben Stiller is an American is an actor, director, producer and writer with a net worth of $100 million. Stiller is best known as an actor starring in such movies as Zoolander (2001), Madagascar (voice of Alex the lion, 2005) and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013). Stiller has been in some starred in some very popular comedies over the years including There's Something About Mary (1998), Meet the Parents (2000) and Night at the Museum (2006). Two of these movies went on to have sequels which were Meet the Focker's (sequel to Meet the Parents, 2004), and Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian (sequel to Night at the Museum). Ben Stiller is also known for acting and directing in his movies with his most recent being The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (actor and director).

#50- Alexander Ludwig- $97 Million

Best Known For- Acting

Best Known For- Genre- Action/Adventure, Drama, Family

Best Known Movie- The Hunger Games (Ludwig's character dies)

Alexander Ludwig is a Canadian actor, model and singer with a net worth of $97 million. Ludwig is best known as an actor starring in such movies as The Hunger Games (2012), Grown Ups 2 (2013) and The Lone Survivor (2013). Ludwig is known for being in fantasy movies with his performance in the following titles; The Seeker: The dark is Rising, Race to Witch Mountain and The Hunger Games (2012). Ludwig has a few movies in the pipeline which include; When the Game Stands Tall (2014), Final Girl (2014) and The Final Girls (2015). From first appearances Ludwig seems to be playing his cards right in Hollywood with some good movies behind him and a tone of cash in the bank so all there is now for the actor to do is look forward and keep performing at a high standard helping to create some great movies.

Wow! Mel Gibson is the Richest Actor in Hollywood.

Did You Know Mel Gibson's Net Worth Was $800 Million Before Seeing This List?

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A Few of Mel Gibson's Earnings (Source-IMDb.com)

Movie (Title)
Amount Earned
Movies Release Year
Lethal Weapon 3
$10,000,000
1992
Lethal Weapon 4
$25,000,000
1998
The Patriot
$25,000,000
2000
We Were Soldiers
$25,000,000
2002
Signs
$25,000,000
2002

Final Thoughts

Thank you for checking out this list of the 'Top 50 Richest Actors in Hollywood'. I was certainly surprised to see the amount that some of these actors were worth, especially those younger among the list. However I am sure like myself you were not surprised to see the amount that some of these actors had earned.

If there were any actors you were surprised not to see on this list or in fact were surprised to see on the list then leave a comment below. I am interested to hear your thoughts on this list so get involved and leave your comments below.

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      Debra moore 2 years ago

      Baloney! Mel Gibsons big moneymaker was THE PASSION and you left it out.

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      Dreammore 2 years ago from Great England

      Hi Debra:

      You are most certainly correct, Mel Gibson made his biggest amount of money when he made The Passion of the Christ, adding more than $300 million to his bank account. I must confess that I did forget to mention this in the hub, so I must apologise. Thank you for leaving a comment Debra, good or bad, I always appreciate them.

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      Jamie from Scotland 2 years ago

      Sean Connery is SCOTTISH!! And so is his accent. Doesn't sound anything like an English accent.

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      Dreammore 2 years ago from Great England

      Hello Jamie from Scotland,

      I may be wrong, but I could be sure that Connery back in the days when he starred in big budget Hollywood movies like Rising Sun, The Rock and The League of Extraordinary gentlemen, used to use an English accent. If I am right, then I can't think of a solid reason why Hollywood film studios wouldn't allow him to use his Scottish accent, other than for the fact that it is a well known fact that Americans' like the traditional English accent.

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      Brenda 15 months ago

      Michael Shanks is worth 2 million.

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      Bratt 2 months ago

      Really? Who is Jake T. Austin and Leon Thomas III? Some 20 something year olds have are worth that much from acting?? Baloney!

      Scott Speedman I know from Felicity and Underworld. No way this guy is worth more than Will Smith and Brad Pitt.

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