|Net Worth in $||$600 million|
|Date of Birth||3rd July 1962|
|Place of Birth||Syracuse, New York, US|
|Wife/Spouse Name||Katie Holmes (2006-2012)|
Nicole Kidman (1990-2001)
Mimi Rogers (1987-1990)
Tom Cruise has been acting since 1981 up to now. Risky Business (1983) and Top Gun (1986) had Tom establish himself while still in his early youth. In 1988 he featured in Rain Man and pulled another excellent performance in 1989 in the movie Born on the Fourth of July.
Cruise started winning big awards even before hitting the 30-year-old mark. The actor cum producer became a big shot while still young with a whole bright future ahead of him. Cruise bore a daughter with Holmes and adopted the other two.
Tom Cruise’s Early Life
As a child, Cruise spent some time in Canada. The then-upcoming actor went to Robert Hopkins Public School, where he did his fourth and fifth-grade education. While in the fourth grade, Tom Cruise joined drama. He was in a group of energetic individuals who lit up the Carleton Elementary School drama festival. When Cruise entered the sixth grade, his parents separated. The mother remarried in 1978, and his father, unfortunately, died 6 years later.
During his formative years, Cruise once undertook a church scholarship, which convinced him perhaps he should try priesthood. Tom attended a total of 15 schools in just 14 years. Cruise has also played football for his high school. Unfortunately for him, his soccer star didn’t shine. He was kicked out of the football team after he was once caught drinking alcohol before a football match. Perhaps he lacked self-discipline and awareness of the don’ts of a successful footballer.
Before graduating from Glen Ridge High School in 1980, Cruise had featured for his school in several productions. One notable show is Guys and Dolls. His career had just started. The journey to grow Tom Cruise’s net worth had just begun.
Tom Cruise Net Worth and Career
Tom made his acting career in 1981 as he featured in the movie Endless Love. In the same year, Cruise again appeared in the film Taps. His career had just started glittering. Two years later, Tom Cruise was cast in the movie The Outsiders. He also appeared for two other hit movies the same year. This was Tom Cruise’s breakthrough year. By the time he was featured in the movie Top Gun in 1986, Tom Cruise had established himself as a Hollywood star and a household name.
After Top Gun, Cruise did another movie in the name of The Color of Money. He paired up with Paul Newman to reassert themselves as Hollywood’s greats. 1988 was another successful year in Tom Cruise’s acting career. He played a leading role in the movie Cocktail. That performance earned him a Razzie Award for Worst Actor nomination. That success did not stop him from working harder.
Cruise went on to feature in other great movies. In fact, the star has been mentioned several in music songs and other movies from the world over appreciating his greatness. At one point, he became the epitome of how a movie actor should be. In 1990 and 1992, he acted alongside his then spouse called Nicole Kidman. The movies were Days of Thunder (1990) and Far and Away (1992).
Cruise also featured in movies that included fellow big shots Brad Pitt and Antonio Banderas alongside the famous Christian Slater. They did a movie together in 1994, which again proved how great he was. The horror movie was based on a book Alice Rice had authored. Apparently, Rice had dismissed Tom Cruise as not the perfect fit for the role but changed her mind after watching Cruise act. Tom’s performance was so fine that Rice spent thousands on an ad to apologize for dismissing Cruise.
Tom Cruise net worth was increasing rapidly, and it seemed his followers too. 1996 saw Tom Cruise act in a movie he produced himself- Mission: Impossible. The movie was a box office success despite attracting all sorts of criticism. He won the Golden Globe award the same year and an Academy Award. His net worth is $600 million every year now.
Tom Cruise’s Awards and Achievements
Tom Cruise has won awards in around 24 different categories with nominations in 30 various awards. Overall, he has scooped 36 awards out of the 101 nominations he’s received. Other than US awards, he’s also been recognized in Mexico, Britain, Italy and other leading entertainment production countries. Notable awards include; three Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, three Golden Globe awards, three MTV Movie awards and one Britannia award. He is one of the highly decorated entertainers in the US and the world.
Although Cruise has never won an Academy Award, he has been nominated thrice for the same. He’s also been unlucky with the Teen Choice Awards. Despite receiving eight nominations, Cruise has never won even a single of the award. He’s also received three nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards and one for the Rembrandt Award without successfully clinching the awards.
Other than awards, Tom has been able to rise through the ranks from just an actor to a producer and a lead at the Management of United Artists.
Tom Cruise Net Worth and Salary
Tom cruise net worth is $570 Million. He earns around $50 Million annually. At 57 years, he has achieved almost everything an actor would wish for. The male star has acted and produced blockbuster movies that have topped charts and earned him quite a fortune. For a long time, he has been one of the highest-paid actors in the world, with movies featuring him also attracting high revenues.
The Bottom Line
Tom Cruise is one of the most popular actors in the world. Besides being rich, he is a family man and has other endorsements. The 1.7 m tall actor has been for a long time been and will remain one of the influential American public figures.