The acting game is big business with box office sales for movies reaching hundreds of millions of dollars around the world. Actors make money from endeavours such as their movies, but also from the sales when the film is released for purchase and other sponsorship deals. Actors literally have hundreds of revenue sources, if they so desire to front a product or service or be part of a project or cause. Here is a countdown of the top 10 richest celebrities.
10 – Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler is worth $29.5million from his successful hits Big Daddy, Click, Mr Deeds and Happy Gilmore. He is one of the world’s best known comedy actors and a strong entrant into the top 10.
9 – Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell has an estimated net worth of $31million for his comedy roles in smash hits such as Blades of Glory and Anchorman. The slapstick actor has done really well for himself making this list, and there is no wonder because it is clear that he is super talented.
8 – Nicolas Cage
Nicolas has been acting for a number of years and has accumulated $38million so far in his career. He has starred in a number of high action thrillers such as Face Off, Gone in 60 Seconds and Ghost Rider. He has created an extraordinary number of films which is one of the reasons he has made number 8.
7 – Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller is the 3rd comedy actor to reach this list, and he is reported to be worth $39.5million from his successful films Dodge ball, Zoolander, Night at the Museum and Meet the Parents. His comedy repertoire is impressive and he is also a great stand-up comedian with a huge range of achievements under his belt.
6 – Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis is worth a rough $41million from films such as the Whole Nine Yards and Die Hard. He has been in a number of well-known action and comedy films, as well as a brief stint in TV sitcom, Friends.
5 – Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo is roughly worth $43million after being launched into fame by Titanic. Since then he has starred in huge films such as the Departed, Shutter Island and Inception. A very talented actor and it won’t be long before he wins an Oscar.
4 – Mike Myers
Mike Myers has accumulated $55million over his career for his work on films such as Austin Powers and his voice-over work on Shrek. He is also an accomplished director which contributes to his whopping worth.
3 – Eddie Murphy
Eddie is worth $56million making him the richest comedy actor around. He has starred in films such as the Nutty Professor, Coming to America and Beverly Hills Cop. These films have launched him into the big league as number 3. He certainly doesn’t have a problem paying for what he wants on his credit cards.
2 – Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp is worth $72million bringing him in at number 2. He is a great character actor, playing roles in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland, Sweeney Todd and Pirates of the Caribbean. One of the most loved and recognised faces in the industry.
1 – Will Smith
Will Smith tops the list with $80million of earnings from huge success stories such as Men in Black, Independence Day, I am Legend and iRobot. These films, and his starring role in the Fresh Prince of Bellair have propelled him to the number 1 spot.
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