Divorce drama? If Tom ever needed some good news, it’s now – and it’s come… in the form of his pay cheques!
The Rock of Ages star – whose third wife, actress Katie Holmes filed for divorce from him last week after five years of marriage – topped the annual Forbes list after earning R605 million between May 2011 and May 2012. Wow!
Tom enjoyed a successful year after Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol earned more than R5.7 billion at global box offices.
Dreamy actor Leonardo DiCaprio – who was last year’s top earner – came joint second with funnyman Adam Sandler, who both earned R301 million.
Former professional wrestler Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson was in fourth, earning R293 million after one of his films, Fast Five, took in an impressive R5 billion at the box office.
Comedian Ben Stiller was at number five with R268 million, while Sacha Baron Cohen was just behind him, taking R245 million.
Others in the top 10 included Johnny Depp and Will Smith, while Taylor Lautner beat his Twilight Saga co-star Robert Pattinson into 11th place.
In compiling the list, Forbes considers factors including upfront pay, profit participation, residuals, endorsements and advertising work.
All we’re wondering, though, is how much of Tom’s gigantic fortune will Katie get in the divorce? It’ll be interesting to see how the whole drama unfolds!
Forbes’ top 10 highest earning actors from May 2011 to May 2012:
1 – Tom Cruise
2 – Leonardo DiCaprio
2 – Adam Sandler
4 – Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
5 – Ben Stiller
6 – Sacha Baron Cohen
7 – Johnny Depp
8 – Will Smith
9 – Mark Wahlberg
10 – Taylor Lautner