Tom Cruise is regarded as one of the greatest movie actors Hollywood has ever had with the many successful films he starred for since he started his career. Aside from acting, he is also into producing different movies through Cruise/Wagner Productions, the film production company he established together with his previous talent agent, Paula Wagner. Moreover, his marriages and breakups always put his name on the headlines of different newspapers, especially with his most recent controversial divorce with actress, Katie Holmes.
Net Worth: $480 million
Income Sources: Accumulating a tremendous amount of fortune seems just so easy for Hollywood’s A-list actor, Tom Cruise. The biggest chunk of his wealth comes from the earnings he gets from acting and producing different movies during the past years. His estimated earning is $60 million per film. Cruise actually made a record for starring in six consecutive movies that notably earned more than $100 million in box offices. To date, all of his films have grossed $7.9 billion plus worldwide.
Full Name: Thomas Cruise Mapother IV
Born: 3rd July, 1962
Marital Status: Tom Cruise has been married thrice. He married first with actress, Mimi Rogers, in 1987 but eventually got divorced in 1990. His next marriage was with actress, Nicole Kidman, in 1990. Later on, in 2001, Cruise pleaded for divorce from Kidman. In the year 2006, he again got married but now, with actress, Katie Holmes. This last marriage was the most controversial when Holmes filed for divorce from Cruise in 2012.
Height/Weight: He stands 5 feet and 11 inches, and weighs 67 kilograms.
Tom Cruise was born to parents, Mary Lee and Thomas Cruise Mapother III, a special education teacher and an electrical engineer, respectively. He has three sisters and all of them share Irish, German, and English ancestry. Their family originally lives in Ireland but sooner relocated to the US, specifically in New York. They were basically raised in near poverty with a Catholic upbringing. Not known to most people, Cruise actually grew up, together with his sisters, under the roof of an abusive father. He was even beaten by his father at some points of his childhood. Attending school was difficult for Cruise because like his mother and sisters, he suffered from dyslexia yet it did not stop him from excelling in athletics. He even planned to pursue a professional wrestling career but was denied the opportunity after he injured his knee during high school. Later, he went into a Franciscan seminary but left after a year and went back to school. This time, he began participating in school productions which is where he might have discovered his passion in acting.
Cruise had his first appearance in his acting career the 1981 film, Endless Love, which stars Brooke Shields. Then, he got a small role in Tap where he played the role of a crazed student of a military academy. Subsequently, he continued to star on one movie to another. His big break came after doing the movie, Risky Business, in 1983 which raked a gross amount of $65 million in the box office. In the next two years, he put his acting career into hold. After the long rest, his 1986 fantasy film, Legend, was released but did not fair good in the box office. However, the odds went to his side when his movie, Top Gun, was released later of the same year. The movie marked his A-list status and even became the top grossing film of the year. Many films were released starring him since then. Most of them garnered critical acclaims from the worldwide audience. Cruise has earned three Academy Award nods and has won three Golden Globe Awards. He is in the list of highest paid actors in 2016. The acclaims and awards that he continues to receive by playing different roles in movies only proves that Tom Cruise is indeed one of the greatest actors ever lived.