Tom Cruise – Net Worth, Money and More

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Net Worth: $500 million



Our very own Mission Impossible actor Tom Cruise with the real name Thomas Cruise Mapother IV was born on 3rd July, 1962. The 51 year old has done a whole lot of movies which have made him what he is today. He started his career at the age of 19 in 1981 with the film Endless Love. After which he gave many blockbusters. Owing to his versatility he has also been into production. Cruise partnered with his former talent agent Paula Wagner to form Cruise/Wagner Productions in 1993. The company produced many of Cruise’s movies, Mission Impossible being the first one which reached great heights of success.


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Tom was born to Thomas Cruise Mapother III, an electrical engineer and Mary Lee Pfeiffer, a special education teacher. His birth place was Syracuse, New York, USA but he spent his childhood at different places.  Tom didn’t seem to have really good relationship with his father. His father would beat him for anything wrong he did. Tom often described him as a ‘merchant of chaos’. His family was dominated by his abusive father who according to Tom was a bully and coward. He grew up in near poverty with a Catholic upbringing. Owing to his father’s profession Tom had switched a lot of schools which ended up in him having problem in reading text leading to learning disorder called dyslexia. So he rather concentrated on sports wherein he was quite good at wrestling.



Though Tom took specific interest in wrestling but it seemed like fate had other plans. When at school, he went through a terrible knee injury which changed his career. All his plans to become a professional wrestler burned down to ashes. He started to look for another field where he could fit in. Therefore, he joined school’s stage production. He developed an interest in acting and after graduation headed towards New York to make a career. Hard to believe but the incredibly talented actor has been a bus boy, porter, table cleaner just to earn a living. We can say he has had a hard time!!! With this money he learnt drama at the prestigious Neighbourhood Playhouse where the teachers were Sanford Neisner and Phil Gushee, the remarkable acting instructors. After this nothing topped him form achieving what he has now. His acting skills polished up and paved a way for his career. Ever since we have seen him in an enormous number of movies some being the Mission Impossible series, The Last Samurai, Endless love etc. His talent has won him awards like the Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards.



Well any celebrity’s love life gains maximum popularity no matter how secretive they intend to keep it. Same is the case with Cruise. He has been through three marriages and has three children, two adopted and one biological. Firstly he got married to Mimi Rogers on May 6,1987. The marriage just lasted for a couple of two years and separated. Later on he got married to Nicole Kidman whom he met on the sets of The Last thunder. They adopted two children Isabella Jane and Connor Antony. Cruise filed for a divorce while Nicole was unknowingly pregnant though this pregnancy ended up in miscarriage. He was next romantically linked with Penelope Cruz whom he dated for sometime. Talking on his recent love life, Cruise met Katie Holmes in April, 2005. In October 2005, they were expecting a baby. In November they got married which doesn’t seem to last too.  They are filing for a divorce as of now. This couple has attracted a great deal of publicity along with their daughter Suri.



This handsome guy has been rated by the People magazine among the 50 most beautiful people in the world. Empire magazine tagged him among the 100 sexiest stars. Premiere ranked him as the most powerful Hollywood actor. The Japanese seemed to be enthralled by this actor. They have a day known as the Tom Cruise Day in his honor because he has made the maximum trips to Japan. No doubt this guy has a huge fan following.



Having given a whole series of blockbusters Tom stands proud with a net worth of $500 million. One of his big hits The Top Gun grossed $356 million worldwide. The next in line was The Mission Impossible, an incredible movie indeed that grossed $457 million. Till date over 20 movies of Tom have grossed over $100 million which proves his richness. As of 2012 Cruise was the highest paid actor.Well this explains it all as to why is this guy so rich!!!



He along with his wife Katie Holmes bought the very famous Cruise Beverly Hills for $35 million. Tom Cruise owns the Porsche 911, a luxury sports coupe costing $100,000 along with a $1.3 million Bugatti Veyron. He is also known to own 3  luxurious airplanes Aviat-Pitts S-2b, North American Aviation P-51 Mustang and a $20 million-plus Gulfstream IV jet. This rich guy also owns 248 acres of land near Telluride,Colorado for which he paid $18 million and another house worth $10 million. Timothy Everest which is considered the most luxurious brand is the most worn by Cruise. When it comes to wealth he doesn’t fall behind.



This Greek God is of below average height. He is lover of his fans. He is a follower of an unorthodox religion. Despite his connections with the Church of Scientology, he was brought up a devout Catholic and as a boy he aspired to be a priest! Owing to his good looks there was an era in animated movies when all the heroes of such movies were modeled keeping Cruise in mind. He was the visual basis for Aladdin. Being a lover of speed, Cruise owns a pilot’s license; he was given flying lessons as a gift from Sydney Pollack.

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