In 1977 if you would have approached Thomas Cruise Mapother IV who was then 15 years old then and a schoolboy at the Franciscan seminary, and articulated to him that someday in future his name would go down in the books of history as a legendary movie star of all time certainly:
Tom Cruise would have laughed off your statement, smirk and informed you his dream was to be a Catholic priest. However, this profoundly advocates for the Church of Scientology born in New York Syracuse on July 3, 1962, to Thomas Mapother and Mary and fated to grow into Hollywood superstar, rich and among the highest earning and also the most coveted actor in the film industry.
During his preteen and teen years, young Tom Cruise attended more than fifteen institutions of learning both in Canada and US due to the nature of his father’s job who was an engineer. While at high school Tom became enthusiastic on issues revolving acting after he got an injury to his knee that forced him off the wrestling team, abandoned his ambitions of turning to a Catholic priest and dropped out of high school to pursue a career in acting in New York at the age of 18. In 1981 Tom made his acting debut in the film career by playing a minor role in the film endless love 1981 and later on starring in the 1983 film “Risky Business”, and since then he has become the household name he is today.
Tom has been married and divorced three times, and the most recent divorce was in 2012 with actress Katie Holmes who they married in 2006 a wedding that was reported to cost $3.5 million. His other former wives are actress Mimi Rogers (1987-1990) and Nicole Kidman (1990-2001). Out of the three marriages, Cruise has three children two adopted ones (Isabella Jane Cruise and Connor Cruise from Nicole Kidman) and one biological daughter named “Suri Cruise.
Net Worth of Tom Cruise
Hollywood superstar actor and a film producer net worth is $570 million. In 2011 and 2012 Tom topped the list of Forbes as the highest paid actor in Hollywood earning around $75 million, but today he is said to be earning at least $50 million in salary annually making him among the top 5 highest paid actors in the world today. Being one of the most sought-after actor and the best in the industry which can be accredited by his total earning per film you can make a conclusion that his name spells gold at the box office. Some of Tom’s highest earnings per film are as below.
Top Gun $2 million
Days of Thunder $9 million
Interview with the Vampire $15 million
Mission Impossible $70 million of gross
Mission Impossible II, III $150 million of gross
Edge of Tomorrow $23 million
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation $25 million
Tom acting success has made him a star in the industry and even holds the record of acting in six films that have made greater than $100 million in collections and in addition he is the leading star in box office today based on the total credits from Cruise films which have grossed more than $7.8 billion. With such statistics and the fact that his career is on its prime his net worth is projected to rise and in the near future, he might even make more.
Apart from acting career cruise is also a producer. He made a partnership with Paul Wagner a longtime friend and a talent agent to form Cruise/Wagner productions in 1993, and since then the company has been able to produce several films among them the mission: impossible franchise movies. He also owns 30% of United Artists film studio.
The father of three children is said to own a Bugatti Veyron which is considered the worlds most fastest car and a Porche 911 which will cost you nearly $250k in the market today. In addition to luxurious cars, Tom Cruise doesn’t fly commercially as he owns several private jets the most notable ones are Gulfstream-IV SP aircraft which is said to cost $35 million and Aviat-Pitts S-2B (P-51 Mustang Fighter) among others.
He also owns a home in Telluride Colorado that is going for $59 million, East Grinstead home in England that is about $7 million, and a condo apartment in New York which is about $3 million among other properties.
Cruise resume has plenty of films since he has starred in many films but some of his most recent ones are Jack Reacher: Never Go Back 2016, ,Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation 2015, Edge of Tomorrow 2014, Oblivion 2013, Jack Reacher 2012, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol 2011, Knight and Day 2010, Mission: Impossible II 2000 , Valkyrie 2008, Lions for Lambs 2007, Mission: Impossible III 2006, Collateral 2004, The Last Samurai 2003 War of the Worlds 2005 Minority Report 2002, Vanilla Sky 2001 among many others.
This man deserves the crown of the king when it comes to acting. He has achieved much success in his career and yet he is not looking as if he is retiring anytime soon. We look forward to his upcoming and perhaps most awaited film the Mission Impossible 6.