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16. TIE: Tom Hanks
Net worth: $470 million
The commercial success of Tom Hanks, an actor and producer whose career spans four decades and close to 45 lead-role films, ranks him the fourth highest-grossing actor at the box office.
Hanks started with minor TV and film roles in the 1980s and gained worldwide recognition after starring in several critically acclaimed films, including “Philadelphia,” “Forrest Gump” (Hanks’ second-highest-grossing film of all time), “Apollo 13,” “Saving Private Ryan,” and Pixar’s multifilm megahit “Toy Story.”
In 1998, the Academy Award winner founded the production company Playtone, a coproducer of box-office successes “The Polar Express,” “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” and “Mamma Mia!” It also produced multiple Emmy-winning TV series in partnership with HBO, including “Band of Brothers” and “Big Love.”