|Salary:||$50 Million Per Year|
|Date of Birth:||Jul 3, 1962 (60 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 7 in (1.71 m)
|Profession:||Actor, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Television Director
|Nationality:||United States of America
Tom Cruise’s net worth is $ 600 million. Tom Cruise has starred in dozens of blockbuster movies over the last three decades and is one of Hollywood’s biggest stars. He’s one of the world’s highest-paid celebrities. Tom Cruise movies have made $9.5 billion worldwide. Tom’s films rarely grossed above $1 billion during his career. “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” generated $800 million internationally before June 2022. “Top Gun: Maverick” helped Tom surpass $1 billion after June 25/26, 2022.
Thomas Cruise Mapother IV was born in Syracuse, NY, on 7/3/1962. His father was an electrical engineer, while his mother taught special ed. Three sisters are Tom’s. His first cousin William Mapother also became an actor and has worked with Tom.
Tom Cruise spent his childhood traveling throughout the country after his father joined the Canadian Armed Forces. Tom claimed his father beat him and his brothers. Fourteen years and 15 schools.
Tom didn’t always want to act. After a knee injury in high school, he switched to acting. Cruise joined the drama club and got the lead in Guys and Dolls.
He attended Cincinnati’s St. Francis Seminary to become a Franciscan priest. He got expelled for drinking.
1980 Glen Ridge High School graduate Tom.
Cruise moved to New York after high school to act. He moved to L.A. to audition for T.V. parts.
In 1981, Tom made his film debut in “Endless Love” and was signed by CAA for his appearance in “Taps” Paula Wagner, a CAA agent, lobbied Michael Ovitz for Tom. In the early 1990s, Tom and Paula formed Cruise/Wagner Productions.
Tom’s “The Outsiders” won praise.
Risky Business grossed $64 million on a $6 million budget and inspired several cultural touchstones. The film gave Cruise his first Golden Globe nomination. Tom Cruise’s net worth is $600 million.
“Top Gun” made $360 million worldwide in 1986, making Tom Cruise one of the world’s most recognized actors.
The same year, he starred in “The Color of Money.”
“Cocktail” and “Rainman” were 1988 successes. It won four Oscars. “Born on the Fourth of July” was Cruise’s first Oscar nomination.
“Days of Thunder,” “Far and Away,” “A Few Good Men,” “The Firm,” and “Interview with the Vampire” followed.
Tom Cruise starred in and produced the 1996 movie “Mission: Impossible,” which made $457 million worldwide. Tom starred in “Jerry Maguire,” which earned $275 million on a $50 million budget and won him an Oscar nomination. His co-star won Best Supporting Actor.
Tom kept making hits for a decade+. Other Tom projects:
Top 6 Tom Cruise movies
The Last Samurai (2003): $456 million ($716 million with inflation)
#5: War of the Worlds (2005) – $606 million (inflation-adjusted).
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015): $690 million
Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018) $800 million
$1 billion+ for Top Gun: Maverick (2022)
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011) $700 million
Other Cruise films’ global grosses:
- The Firm (1993) – $158m (350m with inflation).
- Mission: Impossible II (2000): $550 million (inflation-adjusted: $923 million).
- Mission: Impossible (1996) – $460m (850m with inflation).
- Rain Man (1988): $354 million ($865 million with inflation).
- Top Gun (1986): $360 million (inflation-adjusted $445 million).
- Twenty of Cruise’s films have grossed over $100 million. Without inflation, his global box office is $9.5 billion.
- Tom Cruise’s fortune
- Money milestones
- Taps paid Tom $50,000.
- Tom got $75,000 for Risky Business
- For Legend, he made $500,000
- 1986’s Top Gun made Tom Cruise $2 million.
- Days of Thunder: $9 million
- Far & Away’s $13 million
- A Few Good Me’s $12 million
- The firm gets $12 million.
- $15 million for Vampire Interview
- Tom received $70 million for Mission Impossible thanks to his producer credit. Mission Impossible 3 earned $75 million.
High Paid movies
Tom’s two highest-paid movies are MI2 and War of the Worlds. Backend points helped him make $100 million for every film. Tom Cruise has three of the ten biggest acting payouts (for a single movie). Bruce Willis’ $105 million Sixth Sense payout and Keanu Reeves’ $156 million Matrix payday are larger.
Tom made $445 million from 1983 to 2011. Between 2011 and 2019, he likely made $300 million, increasing his career earnings (pay and incentives) to $745 million.
Top Gun Income
Tom Cruise’s “Top Gun” compensation was $2 million. Inflation-adjusted, that’s $5.4 million now. Top Gun’s $15 million budget included $2 million. Top Gun was a big hit, generating $360 million in 1986.
Now it’s 2018/2019. David Ellison, son of Larry Ellison and founder of Skydance, developed a Top Gun sequel after years of rumors and fan aspirations.
COVID forced the delay of “Top Gun: Maverick” by two years. Tom stars and produces the sequel. Top Gun: Maverick paid him $13 million. Tom is entitled to 10-20% of the film’s “first dollar” gross earnings as producer. No other Hollywood star can get that.
If Top Gun: Maverick grosses $1 billion, Tom will make $60 million. 20% means $120 million. If he has 20% and streaming sales in the future, Tom may earn $200 million, or 100x his Top Gun contract.
Tom Cruise’s height. 5’7″ Tom Cruise. He’s 3 inches shorter than Nicole Kidman and 2 inches shorter than Katie Holmes (5 foot 9).
Tom was married to Mimi Rogers from 1987 to 1990. From 1990-2001, Tom was married to Nicole Kidman.
2006-2012: He was married to Katie Holmes.
Katie Holmes Split
Their marriage produced Suri. Tom wanted a solid prenup to secure his assets. Tom must pay Suri’s medical, educational, insurance, and extracurricular expenses. Katie has complete custody of Suri and won’t raise her in Scientology. She didn’t receive alimony or a lump sum. Katie reportedly did not seek spousal support to get full custody of Suri.
- Tom owns and has owned many excellent U.S. properties.
- Tom sold his East Village condo for $3 million in 2013.
- He sold a Hollywood Hills multi-home complex for $11.4 million in September 2015. Eva Longoria purchased.
- Tom sold his Beverly Hills home to Leon Black for $40 million in May 2016.
His 320-acre Telluride estate. The 10,000-square-foot main house has seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, horse stables, and a helipad. He lobbied for years to enlarge the airport’s runway for larger private jets. 2010 granted him a runway request. In 2018, he re-recorded the home without success. He relisted it for $39.5 million in March 2021. Tom sold the house for $39.5 million in May 2021.
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In 2018, he paid $11.8 million for condos near Scientology’s world headquarters in Clearwater, Florida.
Tom’s extraordinary riches are due in part to his many self-produced films. He co-founded Cruise/Wagner Productions with Paula Wagner in 1993. Their movies have made $3 billion globally. Their company was Paramount’s exclusive distributor for years. Tom’s inflammatory views on psychiatry and anti-depressants scuttled the deal in 2006. Tom Cruise’s net worth is $600 million.