This famous dialogue from the movie Top Gun (1986) took Tom Cruise from nowhere to the top of the charts. One big breakthrough and your life changes. That’s what the American actor and producer Thomas “Tom” Cruise has shown us with his adventurous journey in Hollywood. Starting in the early 1980s from scratch, he has climbed such heights in his career that cannot go unnoticed.
No one can deny that they have known him from his phenomenal Mission Impossible series which gave him worldwide recognition. From rib-tickling comedy to heart-wrenching drama, Cruise has left no genre untouched but when it comes to his net worth, how much do you expect it to be?
Tom Cruise Net Worth 2021
With the number of blockbuster movies the actor has given us, you’ll deduce that he is one of the Highest-Paid Actors in the World. Recent reports show that Tom Cruise Net Worth is $570 million!
He has been paid quite extravagant for every film he was in. Up till 2019, his total career earnings have hit the $745 million mark. His films have grossed over $4 billion in North America and over $10.1 billion around the world making him one of the Highest-Grossing Box Office Stars of all time. Tom’s two highest-paid movies to date are Mission Impossible 2 (2000) and War of Worlds (2005) from which he earned $100 million each.
Some Notable Works by Tom Cruise
Tom put his first step in the film industry with a small role in the 1981 film Endless Love but it was 1983’s Generation X classic Risky Business that gave the boost to his career which was needed. His work in the academy award-winning film Rain Man was also much appreciated.
Later in 1989, he was nominated for many prestigious awards like the Academy Awards for his shining performance as Ron Kovic in Born on the Fourth of July.
Cruise then partnered with his former talent agent Paula Wagner to form the Cruise/Wagner Productions in 1933. His first project as a producer was Mission Impossible in 1996 which came out to be a great hit commercially. He has self-produced most of his films since then.
He even starred as a motivational speaker in Magnolia in 1999 which gave him another Golden Globe win and an Academy nomination. In 2000, the second installment of the Mission Impossible series was released and the third in 2006. The film grossed $400 million at Box Office. He has performed beside many great actors and actresses including Robert Downey Jr. and Nicole Kidman.
Cruise’s biggest commercial success was Mission Impossible- Fallout which came out in 2018 and grossed over $791 million worldwide.
The actor owns large assets as estates, many of which were sold heftily. Bringing out his best in every movie, the actor has moved forward and forward only for decades.
Insights into Tom’s Personal Life
Born on July 3, 1962, in New York, Thomas Cruise Mapother IV is of German, English, and Irish ancestry. He aspired to become a priest before pursuing his interest in acting. He graduated from Gien Ridge High School in New Jersey.
Professionally, Tom might be having a great time but his love life hasn’t seen many good days. He has been married 3 times. Married in 1987, his first wife was actress Mimi Rogers but the marriage lasted for 3 years only.
Then, on the set of Days of Thunder, he met and fell in love with co-actress Nicole Kidman. They separated in 2001 after being tied for 11 years. Tom had his first biological child with actress Katie Holmes in 2006 and got married to her a few months later but this too ended with an abrupt divorce in 2012.
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