Tom Cruise tops list of highest paid actors
July 3rd, 2012
03:09 PM ET

Tom Cruise tops list of highest paid actors

Tom Cruise’s love life might not look so hot right now, but his bank account is on fire.

According to Forbes, the “Mission: Impossible” star tops its list of Hollywood’s highest paid actors.

The magazine estimates that Suri’s dad pulled in $75 million between May of 2011 and May of 2012, landing him a spot at the pinnacle of the Tinseltown feeding chain.

That's great news for Cruise, but he's also headed for an impending divorce from ex Katie Holmes. There's plenty of speculation that Cruise and his soon-to-be ex-wife have a prenuptial agreement.

Leonardo DiCaprio enters the Forbes list at a far distant second to Cruise, pulling in $37 million.

Rounding out the top five are Adam Sandler (who’s technically tied with DiCaprio at $37 million); Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson ($36 million); and funnyman Ben Stiller ($33 million).

Honorable mentions (better known as the rest of the top ten) are: Sacha Baron Cohen ($30 million); Johnny Depp ($30 million); Will Smith ($30 million); Mark Wahlberg ($27 million) and "Twilight" star Taylor Lautner ($26.5 million). He’s actually tied with his "Twilight Saga" co-star Robert Pattinson, who landed at No. 11 having also earned $26.5 million, according to Forbes.

The publication said they arrived at these figures by tabulating upfront pay, profit participation, residuals, endorsements and advertising work.


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  1. Dhow Cruise

    Tom you are always great,...I linked you very much,....

    February 15, 2013 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Dhow Cruise Dinner in Dubai

    its all about tom. enough already. I do know of anyone who is a fan of Tom Cruise.

    January 26, 2013 at 3:27 am | Report abuse |
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    September 14, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Tom Cruise Is A Joke

    I don't believe this. I don't know of anyone who is a fan of Tom Cruise. Perhaps his Cult tops his pay up just to bump up his wage bracket for celebrities to insinuate his popularity which does not exist. He is a has been and needs to retire already.

    July 18, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Smack

    Why do people hate on Tom. Never heard of him ranting like Christian bell or beating up people like jack n and Russel crow. And if he is gay why no real evidence? I just don't get haters.

    July 13, 2012 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  6. Seth

    Tom Cruise is one of the best actors. I nor anyone else has any legitmate grievances against him but, as it is with all successful people, there are those filled with envy and jealousy consumed by their own failures who choose to create lies and speculation bred by fantasy instead of truth and facts in order to try and tear down someone they could never be. Under the guise of presenting the news, organizations are attempting to question and tarnish his beliefs which, by the way, is a right we all have in this country (at least so far). I think everyone should focus on the religion which supports the acts of 911 and the daily murder of innocent people around the world. Too bad more people don't aspire to be more like Mr. Tom Cruise instead of being the worthless liars and haters they are.

    July 11, 2012 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
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    July 4, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
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      July 4, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
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    July 4, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • CHEATER...

      TOM IS RUMORED TO HAVE CHEATED ON HIS WIFE ALSO...

      July 4, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • CHEAT....

      TOM IS RUMORED TO HAVE CHEATED ON HIS WIFE ALSO...GEE I HOPE NOTE

      July 4, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
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      July 4, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • TO A GREAT END OF THE BARBEQUE

      Tom would never ever cheat on his wife, he is a loyal husband and would never take a gamble in the relationship or take any tips on cheating from others. why hang out with a hamburger when he had a steak at home...i think tomorrow will be "over easy"
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      July 4, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. WHO CARES ABOUT TOM CRUISE AND HIS MONEY

    who cares if he has money..i have money....he looks botoxed in this photo, i've seen a ton of pictures of him and he looks under pressure and looks 50 years old... rock of ages bombed which should not have...

    katie holmes did the right thing he's aooears annoying and she's protecting her daughter and getting away from his "beliefs" its all about tom. enough already.

    July 4, 2012 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
    • As if

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      July 4, 2012 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
    • WHO CARES ABOUT TOME CRUISE AND HIS MONEY

      YEA BUT I'M SOBER AND RICH AND IN REAL ESTATE. STUPID

      July 4, 2012 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
    • WHO CARES ABOUT TOM CRUISE AND HIS MONEY

      my basement? has been on river road for 4 years now.– i have masters degree, realestate license now and make $170K now..you oh yea... 2 eggs over easy, home fries and toast.

      July 4, 2012 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
    • IP ADDRESS THREAT ON PERSONAL BUSINESS

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      July 4, 2012 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  12. tindy

    Her career faltering, until they divorced and she won an Oscar. I just want to know if Katie may go something she did not want their own little girl to see.http://www.800-shoes.com/nikeblazershoes-c-4.html

    July 3, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
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    July 3, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Diamond Dave

    Tom Cruise = highest paid fudge wrangler

    July 3, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Smack

      Diamond Dave has the integrity of aluminum foil what a small minded, comment

      July 13, 2012 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  15. Tanya

    There is no disputing that he is a good actor. He keeps his young boy good looks even at fifty, but off camera he comes across as a man with way too much ego. Nicole Kidman said that in his world, it is all about him. Her career faltered until they divorced and she went on to win an Oscar. I just wonder if Katie maybe walked in on something that she doesn't want their little girl to see.

    July 3, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |

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