Forbes has ranked the richest actors and actresses in Hollywood. The publication considered the combined net worth of an actor or actress and their ownership of property—ranging from shares in production companies to property—before estimating their lifetime earnings.
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The list includes actors, actresses, and other famous people from the world of entertainment. It is based on a calculation of the combined net worth of an individual, which is either estimated or determined using publicly available income figures and a life expectancy of 82 years.
The top spot goes to Leonardo DiCaprio, whose estimated net worth is $12.5 billion.
“Dicaprio has long been considered the top dog in the dog house,” Forbes says, noting that the actor’s estimated fortune places him atop the richest list of all time. “The 41-year-old has had an incredible run as one of Hollywood’s most popular and influential stars. His performance in The Wolf of Wall Street is now considered one of the greatest of all time.
“Still, there’s been a steady stream of excellent performances since DiCaprio first graced the silver screen in 1992’s Last Boy Scout. His role as Rick Aster in 2016’s The Wolf of Wall Street earned him his first Academy Award nomination.
Behind DiCaprio, the second- and third-richest actors are Robert Pattinson and Johnny Depp. The former’s estimated fortune is $10 billion, while the latter’s is $8.5 billion.
Other stars on the list include Tom Hanks, Will Smith, and Meryl Streep. Check out the full list here.
The Forbes list of the richest actors and actresses is headed by Dora Milaje, an Algerian-French actress whose estimated fortune is $12.5 billion.
It was once believed that Milaje amassed her fortune working as a hairdresser and manic
But in 2018, Forbes changed its tune, recognizing Milaje’s acting talent and the success of her films, starting with 2000’s Black Book.
“The 69-year-old has been hailed as one of the greatest actresses of all time for her portrayal of a strong, intelligent woman who defies traditional gender stereotypes,” the publication says. She is one of the few actresses whose films have consistently made money, with her 2018 movie, The Insatiable, being her 20th consecutive box office hit. The film earned her seven Academy Award nominations, winning three.
Most Powerful Actor
Forbes has also compiled a list of the most powerful actors in Hollywood. Its rankings are based on an analysis of the combined economic value of an actor’s career, estimated ownership of property, and social media influence.
The publication has ranked the following five actors as most powerful:
- Leo Dicaprio (Rank #1)
- Robert Pattinson (Rank #2)
- Johnny Depp (Rank #3)
- Will Smith (Rank #5)
- Tom Hanks (Rank #6)
The list includes many of Hollywood’s biggest stars as well as the behind-the-scenes figures who influence their work.
Most Powerful Actress
Forbes has also ranked the most powerful actresses in Hollywood. The publication considered the combined net worth of an actress and her ownership of property—ranging from shares in production companies to property—before estimating their lifetime earnings.
The publication has ranked the following five actresses as most powerful:
- Dora Milaje (Rank #1)
- Margot Robbie (Rank #2)
- Reese Witherspoon (Rank #3)
- Angelina Jolie (Rank #4)
- Meryl Streep (Rank #5)
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