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Highest-Paid Actors & Actresses in The World [Updated 2021]

Richest actors & actresses

We made a list of the richest actors & actresses in 2021. Please have a look at the top and tell us what you think of it in the comments below.

#1 Jami Gertz Net Worth: $2 Billion

  • Jami Gertz is an American actress and investor. She is not probably that popular to you, but she is the richest on this list, not due to acting but for being a part-owner of the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA. Her net worth as of February 2021 is around $2 Million
  • She had roles in films such as Crossroads, The Lost Boys, Less Than Zero and Quicksilver, the 1980s TV series Square Pegs and 1996's Twister, the CBS sitcom Still Standing (as Judy Miller) and the ABC sitcom The Neighbors (as Debbie Weaver).

#2 Tyler Perry Net Worth: $1 Billion

Tyler Perry is an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter who was listed by Forbes as the highest-paid man in entertainment, earning US$130 million between May 2010 and May 2011. Perry created and performs the Madea character, a tough elderly woman, based on his mother and his aunt. He wrote and produced lots of stage plays during the 1990s and early 2000s. In 2012 he signed an exclusive partnership with the Oprah Winfrey Network. He was included in Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2020. Owner of a 330-acre studio, Tyler is among the richest entertainers in the whole wide world, with a net worth of $1 Billion.

#3 Jerry Seinfeld Net Worth: $950 Million

Jerome Allen Seinfeld, known to the general public as Jerry Seinfeld, is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer. He is widely known for the sitcom that bears his name: Seinfeld, and where he played the main character. He wrote the show with Larry David. It aired on NBC from 1989 until 1998. In 2004, he was named the 12th-greatest stand-up comedian of all time by Comedy Central. Seinfeld produced, co-wrote, and starred in the 2007 film Bee Movie, which was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film. In 2010, he premiered a reality series called The Marriage Ref, which aired for two seasons on NBC. Seinfeld is the creator and host of the series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee on Netflix. Most sources estimate Jerry Seinfeld's net worth to be $950 million.

#4 Shah Rukh Khan Net Worth: $600 Million

Shah Rukh Khan is an Indian actor, film producer, and TV star who is called by the media the "Baadshah of Bollywood" (in reference to his 1999 film Baadshah), "King of Bollywood" and "King Khan". He had roles in more than 80 Hindi films and earned numerous accolades, including 14 Filmfare Awards. The Government of India has awarded him the Padma Shri, and the Government of France has awarded him the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and the Legion of Honour. He is one of the most successful and rich film actors in the world, his net worth is estimated to reach $600 Million. “Yes I have made a lot of money and I have a lot of respect, my films have done well, and I know there are loads of loads of people who look up to me and really love me. I really just thought this is like a strange dream. I have never thought this is a success – I don’t have a standard.” – Shah Rukh Khan 

#5 Tom Cruise Net Worth: $570 Million

Tom Cruise is an American actor and producer who is very praised for his work, winning three Golden Globe Awards and three nominations for Academy Awards. He is one of the highest-paid actors in the world, his net worth reaching $570 Million as of 2021. His films have grossed over $4 billion in North America and over $10.1 billion worldwide, making him one of the highest-grossing box office stars of all time.Famous roles:

  •  Risky Business (1983)
  • Top Gun (1986)
  • The Color of Money (1986)
  • Rain Man (1988)
  • Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
  • Mission: Impossible (1996) and its sequels
  • Jerry Maguire (1996)
  • Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
  • Minority Report (2002)
  • Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

#6 George Clooney Net Worth: $500 Million

George Clooney is an American actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter. He got three Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, one for acting in Syriana (2006) and the other for co-producing Argo (2012). In 2018, he won the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award. He made his acting debut on television in 1978 and later rose to fame with his role on the medical drama ER from 1994 to 1999 as Dr. Doug Ross, for which he received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Many lead roles followed:

  • From Dusk till Dawn (1996)
  • Out of Sight (1998)
  • Three Kings
  • Ocean's Eleven

He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the Middle East thriller Syriana (2005), and subsequently earned Best Actor nominations for the legal thriller Michael Clayton (2007) and the comedy-dramas Up in the Air (2009) and The Descendants (2011). George Clooney was included on Time's annual Time 100 list, which identifies the most influential people in the world, every year from 2006 to 2009. Forbes estimate Clooney'snet worth at $500 Million.

#7 Robert De Niro Net Worth: $500 Million

Robert De Niro is an American actor, producer, and director who is mostly known for his collaborations with filmmaker Martin Scorsese. He won two Academy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. In 2009, he received the Kennedy Center Honor and in 2016, he received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from U.S. President Barack Obama. De Niro's top movies:

  • The Godfather (1972)
  • Taxi Driver (1976)
  • Midnight Run (1988)
  • Goodfellas (1990)
  • Heat (1995)
  • The Intern (2015)

Robert de Niro's net worth is estimated at $500 Million by specialized website CelebrityNetworth.

#8 Mel Gibson Net Worth: $425 Million

Mel Gibson is an American actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter known for his action hero roles, such as Mad Max. He was one of the leads in the World War I drama Gallipoli (1981), which earned Gibson a Best Actor Award from the Australian Film Institute. In 1995, Gibson produced, directed, and starred in Braveheart, for which he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Director, the Academy Award for Best Director, and the Academy Award for Best Picture. He later directed and produced The Passion of the Christ, a financially successful but highly controversial movie. Mel Gibson's net worth is $425 Million, according to celebrity website wikiFame.

#9 Adam Sandler Net Worth: $420 million

Adam Sandler is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker who rose to fame as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1990 to 1995. He had roles in many Hollywood films, which have combined to earn more than $2 billion at the box office. He is widely known for his comedic roles: Billy Madison (1995), Happy Gilmore (1996), The Waterboy (1998), The Wedding Singer (1998), Big Daddy (1999), Mr. Deeds (2002), 50 First Dates (2004), The Longest Yard (2005), Click (2006), Grown Ups (2010), Just Go with It (2011), Grown Ups 2 (2013), Blended (2014), Murder Mystery (2019) and Hubie Halloween (2020). Adam Sandler's net worth as of February 2021 is listed at $420 million.

#10 Jack Nicholson Net Worth: $400 Million

Jack Nicholson is an American actor and filmmaker with a very long career - more than 60 years. He is the eternal rebel, playing roles against the social structure. His top films include: Easy Rider (1969), Five Easy Pieces (1970), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Carnal Knowledge (1971), The Last Detail (1973), Terms of Endearment (1983), Prizzi's Honor (1985), As Good as It Gets (1997), and About Schmidt (2002), A Few Good Men (1992), Anger Management (2003), Something's Gotta Give (2003). He is the most nominated male actor in the Academy's history (12 nominations). Jack Nicholson's net worth reaches $400 Million as of 2021.

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