Tom Cruise's net worth

By   |   Updated 25th March 2022

Tom Cruise Net Worth

The estimated net worth of Tom Cruise is $600 million.

The actor also nets a $50 million salary from his roles in movies.

Tom Cruise is an American actor and producer, and he is also one of the most famous members of the Church of Scientology. Cruise is one of Hollywood's leading A-list stars with a career spanning four decades.

Early life

Born on 3 July 1962, in Syracuse, New York, Thomas Cruise Mapother IV is the son of Thomas Cruise Mapother III and Mary Lee.

Tom's father earned his living as an electrical engineer, with his mom working as a special needs teacher. Tom has three sisters, and he grew up in a low-income household.


Tom Cruise attended Robert Hopkins Public School during his 4th and 5th-grade education. He started involving himself in school drama productions in the 4th grade, under the guidance of George Steinburg, his drama teacher.

Cruise earned a scholarship through the Catholic Church, attending St. Francis Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio. During his schooling, Cruise thought about becoming a Franciscan priest. However, the school expelled him after teachers caught him drinking.

Cruse is also an ambassador for the Church of Scientology, converting to the faith in 1986 after meeting his first wife, Mimi Rogers. The actor would conceal his association with Scientology until an interview with Barbara Walters in 1992.

How did Tom Cruise build his net worth?

Tom's debut acting role in the 1983 smash-hit "Risky Business." He earned $75,000 for his part in the movie. That salary bumped to $500,000 for his next role in the 1985 movie, "Legend."

The actor cemented his status on the Hollywood A-list with his role in the 1986 blockbuster, "Top Gun," earning $2 million for the role of the hot-shot pilot "Maverick."

From there, Tom kept increasing his pay, earning $3 million for the 1988 movie "Cocktail" and $9 million for his part in "Days of Thunder."

However, Tom would land his biggest payday with the "Mission: Impossible" franchise. He grossed $100 million for the second film in the franchise, comparable with his $100 million salary for 2005's War of the Worlds.

The top-10 all-time paychecks for actors see Tom mentioned in three of the ten films on the list. Between the years 1983 and 2011, Cruise earned $445 million in salary. He made another $300 million between 2011 and 2019, totaling $745 million in career earnings through his films.

Tom Cruise productivity habits and personal strengths

Tom is a strong advocate and ambassador for the Church of Scientology. The actor is well known for attempting to recruit people to the organization while working on movie sets.

He is a good personal fried

of David Miscavige, the leader of the church, and Miscavige presented him with the "Medal of Valor" in 2004. Tom claims he owes his success to the organization and Miscavige's mentorship.

How rich is Tom Cruise?

With a reported wealth of $600 million, Tom Cruise is one of the most successful male actors in Hollywood and a fixture on the celebrity A-list.

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