|Net Worth||$570 Million|
|Born||July 3, 1962|
|Country of Origin||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth||Professional Actor|
What is Tom Cruise’s net worth? We have some answers. Born as Thomas Cruise Mapother IV in 1962 on July 3, Tom Cruise got the acting bug from his mother who worked as both a school teacher and amateur actress. His father was an electrical engineer and they often moved around a lot, to accommodate his father’s job.
His parents divorced when Tom Cruise was 11. After the family split, he lived with his mother in Kentucky. When her mother remarried, the family relocated to New Jersey.
Cruise suffered from dyslexia as a kid and struggled in school because of it. He was great at sports but unlike Lebron James and Michael Jordan, Cruise did not survive high school sports. A severe knee injury made him reevaluate his career option, including becoming a priest.
As we all know, Tom Cruise did not become a priest, he is a famous movie star with a fortune that tops Forbes’ list. Tom Cruise’s net worth is big.
When he was 16, his mother encouraged him to participate in his school’s production of Guys and Dolls. He took her advice and landed the lead role of Nathan Detroit. He discovered he loved being onstage and started to pursue acting as a profession.
Tom Cruise moved to New York and set a strict 10-year deadline for himself. If he didn’t find success in 10 years, he’d give it up and found something more reliable.
He landed audition after audition but wasn’t getting a lot of callbacks. In 1981, he had small roles in Endless Love with Brooke Shields and Taps with Sean Penn. His role in Taps was actually expanded after the director fell in love with his performance.
After that, the auditions got a little easier for Cruise, and in 1983 he landed a role in the film The Outsiders. He followed that up with a starring role in Risky Business. The film made him star, thanks in large part to him dancing around in the movie in his underwear.
In 1986, Cruise found even more success with Top Gun. The action/romance film was a commercial success and became the highest grossing movie of 1986. It made over $170 million at the box office. And then in 1992, Cruise had success with the critics with his performance in A Few Good Men.
He earned a Golden Globe nomination for his work in the film. In the mid-90s, Cruise’s career hit an extremely high note with the release of Mission: Impossible in 1996 and Jerry Maguire.
Tom Cruise has starred in over 50 movies throughout his career and has made millions and millions of dollars at the box office. As of 2019, Tom Cruise’ net worth stands at $570 million, which makes him the second wealthiest actor in the world.
Oh, and there’s also the whole Scientology thing, but we’re too afraid to talk about it. WE KNOW NOTHING. WE SWEAR! On the other hand, we do know he is as wealthy as Jay Z, Kim Kardashian, and Dr. Dre. However, he has a ways to go before his wealth is comparable to Bill Gates or Jerry Seinfeld.