Tom Cruise Net Worth 2021 – Biography, Wiki, Career & Facts

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Tom Cruise is a famous 57-year-old award-winning American actor and producer. He is from Syracuse, New York state.

He started his film career at the age of 19 years when he succeeded in a small role in one feature film, Endless Love, in 1981, but he became a superstar from the drama action film “Top Gun” and “Mission impossible” film series.

This film made him the highest-paid actor in Hollywood. There was nothing in his early life that one could predict that this guy would be the best actor in the future. Even during teenage, Tom Cruise dreamed of becoming a priest, not an actor.

Tom Cruise, besides the solo performance in the films, also worked together with other world-famous actors like Nichole Kidman and Jack Nicholson, etc. The net worth of Tom Cruise is now 650 million dollars.

Tom Cruise

Early Life

The early life of Tom Cruise was not virtuous. He spent some years in Canada during his childhood when his father got a job in the Canadian Armed forces. Tom Cruise, with his three sisters, Lee Anne, Marian, and Cass Mapother, lived at various places due to his father’s occupation.

This family lived in Ottawa, Louisville, Kentucky, and Wayne. Finally, this family settled in New Jersey. His father was an abusive man and made his family life miserable. By this time, his parent broke up, and his mother remarried another man named Joseph South. The early years of his experience were very problematic. He grew up in near poverty.

Tom Cruise attended many schools because he encountered difficulties in reading text. He soon realized that he had a learning disorder.

Once due to this problem, he focused his attention on sports. One day he got an injury, and he had to leave the competition. In school life, he involved in drama, and soon his teachers recognized that boy has naturally gifted with acting abilities.


Tom Cruise started acting during his school education by taking part in school drama. He realized that acting came naturally to him. He decided to pursue his career in acting. He got a small role in the film “Endless Love” when he was just nineteen years old. It was not a breakthrough, but he continued to pursue filmmakers.

Nest few years he appeared in small roles in different films which could not make him a star. He begged and got significant roles in the romantic movie “Risky Business.”

His boyish and charming personality made him among the star among the young girls of the United States.

His success in film as an actor continued in the 1980s. He gave famous films like Color of Money (1986), Cocktail (1988), Rain Man (1988), and Born on the Fourth of July (1989).

After doing a solo role in the films, he shared the cinema screen with world-famous actors and actresses in different film projects like “Days of thunder” (1990) and “Far and away” (1992).

The next turn in his career came when he got the heroic role of a secret agent in the “Mission Impossible” film series. He achieved unprecedented success in 1996 because of this film series.

In the 1990s and 2000s, the films “Eyes Wide Shut” (1999), “Vanilla Sky” (2001), Minority Report (2002), the Last Samurai (2003), Collateral (2004), War of the World (2005) and Lions for Lambs (2007) made him highly bankable and popular star among the film lovers.

Some recent films are Rock of ages (2012), Jack Reacher (2012), Oblivion (2013), and Edge of Tomorrow (2014), and Fallout (2018).

Tom Cruise Career

Film Award

Tom Cruise achieved three major film awards at different times

  • Golden Globe award in 1990
  • Best performance award in 1997 for Jerry Maguire
  • David di Donatello Award in 2005
  • He was also awarded a humanitarian award from the Museum of Tolerance in 2011.

Personal Life

The personal life of Tom Cruise is not considered to be a happy life. He married three-time and divorced. He first married Mimi Rogers in May 1987 but divorced in February 1990.

He got second marriage with Nicole Kidman in December 1990, but this marriage too ended in divorce. In November 2006, the third time married to Katie Holmes. They have one daughter, but after five years, Holmes filed for divorce in 2012. Tom Cruise was also about some actresses.

Tom Cruise Net Worth and How he Makes his Money

As of 2021, Tom Cruise has an estimated net worth of $650 million, Tom Cruise makes most of his money from his acting career. He is one of the highest-paid actors of Hollywood with impressive hits like “Mission Impossible Franchise” and “Top Gun.”

Apart from acting, Tom Cruise has been a brand ambassador of high-end companies that includes Ray-Ban. His presence increased the success rate of this company which how through becoming a prominent brand identity in several companies.


Tom Cruise spends a lot of his money on different businesses. He is found of becoming a licensed pilot. He has his private jet that cost $38,000,000.

He has always been eager to donate and help the people in need. He has helped several charity organizations along with supporting people victims of AIDS.