Who Is The Richest Film Star Of All Time?


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Working out the richest film star of all time is actually trickier than it sounds.

The following are all factors which make finding out who it is difficult:

  • Inflation distorts the amount of money film stars were paid in the past
  • Film stars often have sources of wealth away from their film career (such as advertising and investment)
  • Film stars often don't make their finances and fees public, so many of the figures that are banded about are just speculative.

The richest movie stars in the world It is probably safe to assume that today's Hollywood stars are probably the richest bunch of people in the history of the entertainment industry.

With the lucrative deals, and eye-watering fees that are offered to the best in the business, here is a list of Hollywood's richest film stars according to Forbes:

Will Smith- $80 million Will Smith usually tops most film star rich lists. His knack for knocking out blockbuster after blockbuster has seen him become one of the most in-demand actors in history.

Johnny Depp- $72 million Seeing as Johnny Depp has played everything from a drunk pirate to a demon barber, it might seem rather perplexing that he's become one of the best-paid actors about.

Eddie Murphy- $55 million It seems like Eddie Murphy has been churning out mediocre family-friendly films for an eternity. By some miracle, everything he touches turns to box office gold, which is probably the reason why his salary demands are so high.

To read about more reach film stars, why not check out forbes.com
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The wealthiest movie star is Mel Gibson. His fortune is estimated to be up to $900 millions but due to the worldwide recession in 2008, his personal fortune is reported to have declined from around $900 million to $650 million. He's the man.
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Heiress of French titled business family.

Has more wealth than the other movie stars mentioned here put together. Could buy Hollywood.
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Due to inflation rates, it is difficult to gauge who is the richest film star of all time, although stars of the last 30 years, with increased endorsement deals and earnings from film grosses, as well as huge salaries, are arguably the richest film stars in history, with Julia Roberts possessing a personal fortune of $212 million dollars.

Some of the highest paid stars currently working in Hollywood include Tom Cruise, Reese Witherspoon, Russell Crowe, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.

In cinema history, many actors amassed huge fortunes, as the studio marketing focus shifted onto performers in the 1920s and 1930s.

Figures such as Charlie Chaplin, Cary Grant, and Joan Crawford, among others, contributed to an image of Hollywood as the home of some of the richest members of the American entertainment industry.

In the 1950s and 60s, stars such as Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe and Paul Newman began commanding large salaries for their films, and by the 1990s stars were paid tens of millions for their performances.

Jim Carrey became the first actor to receive an upfront salary of $20 million for The Cable Guy in 1996, while in 2006 Reese Witherspoon is set to earn $30 million for Our Family Trouble.
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Diane Bart
Diane Bart commented
You are so right Blurto !
In fact , just heard Julia Roberts gets 25 Million per film ! WOW
Mark Brookshire
Mark Brookshire commented
She would not be in any of my movies. I see nothing special.
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Will Smith is the highest-paid actor in Hollywood, according to financial magazine Forbes.

The Hancock star cashed in around $80m (£50m) last year, ahead of Johnny Depp ($72m) and Eddie Murphy ($55m).

Overall, the top-10 male stars outpace their female colleagues two-to-one.

"In an era where risk-averse studio executives have declared men the more reliable movie stars -and the more desirable moviegoers - perhaps it's no surprise that they are also the medium's top earners," analyses Forbes.
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I would have to say Jennifer Anniston or the entire cast of Friends.

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