Tom Cruise was born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV in Syracuse, New York on July 3, 1962. Long before being considered in the top 100 movie celebrities of all time, Tom Cruise was a Franciscan seminary student. Formerly a school wrestler, he got a taste of acting in high school and has pursued it ever since. Tom Cruise has been married and divorced three times. He has two adopted children, Isabella Jane and Connor Antony, from when he was married to actress Nicole Kidman, and a daughter, Suri, from his previous marriage to Katie Holmes.
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2. Income & Salary
The first time that Tom Cruise appeared in a feature film was a bit part he obtained for the 1980s movie “Endless Love”. His first major breakthrough came with his lead role in “Risky Business”, for which he earned $75,000. Making $2,000,000 for “Top Gun” turned Cruise into a multi-million dollar actor. He earned $9,000,000 for “Days of Thunder”, $15,000,000 for “Interview with the Vampire”, and $25,000,000 plus a percentage of profits for “The Last Samurai”. For the “Mission Impossible” trilogy, Cruise received a percentage of profits rather than a set salary, clearing more than $75,000,000 per movie for his combined roles as actor and producer.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
For 2013, Tom Cruise made $5,000,000 for “Rock of Ages” and $7,500,000 for his role in “Jack Reacher”. This is down from his previous year, when he topped the list of highest paid actors for 2011 to 2012 by making $76,000,000 that year. It is estimated that Tom Cruise averages approximately $65,000,000 per year with a total net worth of over $270,000,000. This amount may continue to rise as Tom Cruise remains one of the most sought after actors of all time.