Tom Hanks might be one of the best actors alive, but he is also a screenwriter, director as well as a producer. As of 2017, Tom Hanks is the 3rd highest grossing actor in North America with his films grossing globally with over $9 billion.
With such fame, he is among the highest paid actors in the Hollywood circles earning almost $100 million per film. With such success and high salary, one might wonder who Tom Hanks is and what’s on his portfolio? Here is tom Hanks journey in amassing for himself a net worth figure of $350 million. Let’s find out more about how much is Tom Hanks’s net worth in 2018.
Born Thomas Jeffrey Hanks to Amos Mefford and Janet Marylyn who gave birth to him in 1956. The parents divorced after in 1960 and their father went with three oldest children while the mother moved out with him and Jim also a filmmaker.
Hank went to Chabot College and later on joined California State University to study theatre. During his time in school, he won the Cleveland Critics Award for Best Actor.
Hanks has married several women among them Samantha Lewes whom they had two children with from 1978 to 1987. He remarried Rita Wilson again and with did have two sons. He is also a descendant of Abraham Lincoln.
Hanks career kicked off in 1979 when he appeared in the film He Knows You’re Alone (1980) and Mazes and Monsters. He then landed a leading role in ABC television show Bosom Buddies, Splash 1984, and Bachelors Party 1984.
Hanks stature in the box office industry rose when he appeared in Dragnet a comedy film, Big 1988, Punchline and Turner & Hooch. His legacy of success as an actor continued with him appearing in films such as A League of Their Own 1992, Philadelphia 1993, Apollo 13 1995, Saving Private Ryan 1998, The Green Mile 1999, among others.
Hanks international recognition as an actor, screenwriter and a producer was achieved when he produced My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2002 and acted on Catch Me If You Can 2002 followed by The Ladykillers 2004. His latest works in filmography are films such as Small Fry 2011, Cloud Atlas 2012, Captain Phillips 2013, Bridge of Spies 2015, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 2016, The Circle 2017 among many others.
Other than films Hanks is a supporter of space programs by NASA and has even released an iOS app Hanx Writer.
Awards & Achievements
Inducted the United States Army Rangers Hall of Fame, received a Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award from Space Foundation, Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016, Kennedy Center Honors Medallion 2014, French Legion of Honor 2016. Other awards Tom Hanks has received are 2 Academy Awards, 4 Golden Globe Awards, 8 Primetime Emmy Awards, 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards, and 36 nominations.
Net Worth of Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks net worth is considered to be at $350 million, and currently, he earns millions of dollar per film. Tom Hanks net worth figures have been contributed to his numerous number of films he has appeared all grossing to over $9 billion making him the 3rd highest grossing actors in the Hollywood circles. His success, especially in comedy films, have made him become one of the most sought-after actors in the world.
Tom Hank net worth figures just prove how this man is good with what he does. He has been brought out as a man who is really good at what he does. Considering he has yet to retire, we are still waiting to see what more Tom Hanks has in store that might entertain us and in return boost his net worth fortune.