Top 5 Richest Actors In The World (2022 List)

It is really jaw-dropping to know the ridiculous amount each actor gets paid for a particular movie role. For instance, Vin Diesel was paid around 60 million dollars to give voice-over for the Marvel character Groot, which says nothing but a single dialogue ‘I am Groot’.

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Besides, they do get paid in between the acting roles, like endorsing a brand, appearing for an event, or promotions. Moreover, one study reveals that actors do get more money from endorsements than from films.

So imagine, what will be the net worth of the richest male actors in the world, as per Forbes’ 2022 estimation.

Believe it or not, an actor usually earns ten times the money they make a year for a single film. Since people are willing to pay to see their talented heroes on big screens, actors will always remain the richest profession in the world. 

Here are the top 3 richest male actors in the world according to a recent study, who earn a 6-figure paycheck at a single shot. 

Robert De Niro 

The Godfather of Hollywood has appeared in hundreds of movies. He basically formed a cult as an entertainer in American cinema, especially whenever one thinks of an Italian gangster.

Robert is not only a well-known Hollywood actor, but also a businessman, producer, and film director. He has won plentiful honorable awards, including two Oscars, and a Golden Globe award. 

He initially commenced his career through cameo appearances in several French movies. Finally, his real debut as the main lead was the film Greetings in 1968. His versatile performances and swift dialogue delivery assembled him to be one of the revered and richest actors in the world. 

Besides, he also earns from endorsing several top-notch brands, including automobile company Kia, and American Express, and most recently, alongside tennis player Roger Federer, he advertised for Switzerland’s tourism 

Robert’s performance level in the film ‘The Godfather Part II’ is unattainable by any actor up to now. A few of his best movies include 1905’s Heat, 2012’s Silver Linings Playbook, and 2018’s Bohemian Rhapsody. 

De Niro is the co-founder of the world’s successful Nobu restaurant chain. His net worth as of 2022 is estimated to be roughly around 500 million dollars. 

You can see Robert De Niro in his upcoming flick called Amsterdam, which is releasing on 7th October 2022. 

The King Khan: Shah Rukh Khan 

SRK started his acting career in a Doordarshan show called Fauji, where he was one among the soldiers. However, his debut movie Deewana itself was a major hit, so it is no wonder why Shah Rukh Khan is called the Badshah of Bollywood.

He in fact played the villain roles in his first few movies, Baazigar and Darr. However, soon after, his roles, mostly romantic ones, won many hearts, including mine!  From Raj to Rahul and to Tahir Taliyar Khan( a heart-throbbing cameo in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil), SRK has the world at his feet.

Besides being an actor, he is also a TV personality, film producer, entrepreneur,co-captain of the KKR IPL cricket team, and whatnot. His movies that smashed the box-office records include, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, K3G, My Name Is Khan, Chennai Express, Happy New Year, Chak De India!, Swades, and many more. 

His mansion Mannat has always been the talk of the industry since it is remarkably one of the most beautiful things anyone could possibly see before. He also owns a villa in Dubai, New Delhi, and London. And it is also true that SRK does own a piece of the moon.

On the other hand, Shah Rukh has a huge collection of luxury cars, including Audi A6, Rolls Royce, Bugatti Veyron, BMW 7 Series, Bentley Continental GT, and five more. He is a recipient of many prestigious awards, including UNESCO’s Pyramide con Marni award, Padma Shri award, the Government of France the Officer of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and Chevalier of the Legion of Honour. 

Shah Rukh Khan makes a whopping 20-25 crores per film. Shah Rukh’s net worth as of the year 2022 is estimated to be around 600 million dollars. 

According to the source, Shah Rukh Khan is likely to appear in Alia-Ranbir’s movie, Brahmastra: Part 1- Shiva. 

George Clooney: The Sexiest Man Alive

George Clooney is so rich that still some of his projects are around the corner. He is one of the strongest actors in Hollywood because, during filming for a movie, he suffered a severe spinal injury, which required two surgeries. However, he managed to come back much stronger. 

Clooney has been serving this industry since the 80s, not only as a fine actor but also as an impressive director. The Kentucky boy’s first stipend is from selling women’s shoes and cutting tobacco. He began his acting career in small television roles, like in The Facts of Life, Roseanna, and many more.

His real breakthrough was followed by his role in the movie, From Dusk Till Dawn. and thereafter, George Clooney developed himself as a cult classic leader, that no one can outperform but only himself.

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Some of his famous works include Batman & Robin, The American, Syriana(which won him an Academy and Golden Globe Award), The Ocean’s Eleven, and Gravity.

His ‘The Ocean’s Eleven’ is considered one of the most successful movies in his career, which grossed over 450 million dollars. 

He also owns BMW 3-Series Convertible, Audi A7, and Range Rover. He and his wife, Amal, alone have a real estate portfolio worth 100 million dollars.

The couple has a 15-bedroom villa valued at 30 million dollars in Italy, a 2.2 million dollar 6-bedroom mansion in California, and a 7 million dollar apartment in New York City. 

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On analyzing his assets and contributions to show business, we can just say George Clooney is extremely wealthy and has a net worth of 500 million dollars in 2022. 

His upcoming movie is a rom-com ‘Ticket To Paradise’, alongside Julie Roberts, which is releasing on 15th September 2022. 

The Impossible Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise’s net worth has always been in the news. Besides being an A-listed celebrity, he worked hard to be in the field for more than four decades. We all remember Tom Cruise for bringing his A-game in all films, no matter what his role was supposed to be.

But do you know that he is also one of the stars to appear in more than one highest-grossing film of all time? He began his career as a small artist in movies like Endless Love and The Outsiders.

However, it was Risky Business in 1983, which ignited Cruise’s career as the successful actor we see today. For this movie, he received his first-ever Golden Globe nomination, and it grossed over 65 million dollars.

And from then onwards, Tom made it a habit, and thereby, he did his own stunts in most of his movies and as a result, they instantly grossed six-figure profits.

And in 1986, Tom proved himself a worthy actor in the film Top Gun, in which he played the role of a ruthless US pilot. This film is still one of the highest-grossing movies on the list and earned 360 million dollars at the time of release. 

On the other hand, his Mission Impossible movie series is still an all-time favorite and grossed billions of dollars over the years. 

And last but not the least, the most recent and 2022’s billion-dollar-mark is also Tom Cruise’s movie, Top Gun: Maverick. The Top Gun’s sequel earned 1.3 billion dollars and was ranked as one of the biggest box office hits of all time. 

Tom’s net worth in the year 2022, considering all his massive hits throughout his career, is around 600 million dollars

Whatsoever, Tom Cruise is currently working on his next two movies under the Mission Impossible franchise, which are to release in the years 2023 and 2024. 

Seinfield’s star Jerry Seinfield

Are you a Friends TV show fan, if yes, then you might have come across the show called Seinfeld. As well, you may know that Seinfield is one of the highest and most-profitable shows in syndication television history, which has returned 4 billion dollars to date. He was the first actor to charge 1 million dollars for a single episode of a TV show. 

Jerry has taken 15 percent of the 90s show equity share. Seinfield was bought by Netflix in 2019, for which, Jerry received 500 million dollars. Besides, he is a television producer, comedian, and avid car collector.

He owns over 150 cars, each worth ranging between millions to billions. He is the biggest collector of Porches in the world, owning around 45 Porche cars. 

In addition to that, he owns substantial amounts of mansions worth millions in East Hampton, New York City, Colorado, and a warehouse in the Santa Monica Airport mainly to store his cars. On the whole, he is actively earning from the show’s global syndication sales and other royalties. 

The net worth of Jerry Seinfeld in 2022 is estimated at approximately 1 billion dollars. It is a pretty large portion to earn from a show’s syndication network. 


Here are the top three actors whose net worth exceeds their lifetimes, which means they won’t ever go bankrupt. However, their work is so phenomenal that one is willing to pay whatever the amount is, just to see them on the big screen as many times as possible. 

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