Tom Cruise Tops Forbes' List of Highest Paid Actors

Posted on July 10, 2012

Tom Cruise tops Forbes' list of the highest paid actors. Forbes estimates that Tom Cruise made $75 million between May 2011 and May 2012. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and Oblivion contributed to Cruise's huge take. Cruise earned over twice as much as Leonardo DiCaprio and Adam Sandler, who both made $37 million. Cruise's earning power appeared to be in danger with the divorce drama with Katie Holmes, but may have been saved with the quick settlement. Here are the top 10 earning actors according to Forbes:
  1. Tom Cruise - $75 million
  2. Leonardo DiCaprio - $37 million
  3. Adam Sandler - $37 million
  4. Dwayne Johnson - $36 million
  5. Ben Stiller - $33 million
  6. Sacha Baron Colbert - $30 million
  7. Johnny Depp - $30 million
  8. Will Smith - $30 million
  9. Mark Wahlberg - $27 million
  10. Taylor Lautner - $26.5 million
  11. Robert Pattinson - $26.5 million
Take a look: