What is Tom Hanks Net Worth 2021?

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks is an American filmmaker and actor from Concord. Tom Hanks has given many super hits in his career such as ‘Big’ (1988), ‘Apollo 13’ (1995), ‘The Green Mile’ (1999), ‘Cast Away’ (2000) and ‘Catch Me If You Can’ (2002). Hanks has worked with film director Steven Spielberg several times.

What is real name of Tom Hanks?

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks.

Tom Hanks Early Life

Tom Hanks was born in Concord, California on 1956, 9th July. Hanks’s father had English background and mother had Portuguese descent. His parents got divorced in 1960 and Tom went on to live his life with his father.

Tom, in his childhood, moved a lot and by the age of 10, he already had lived in 10 different houses. Tom studied theatre at Chabot College in California.

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Tom Hanks Career

Tom Hanks’s career began as an actor in 1978 when he starred in ‘The Two Gentlemen of Verona’, for which he won the Best Actor for. In 1978, he acted in various Shakespeare’s plays and worked for a theatre company. He made his first movie debut in 1980 when he starred in ‘He knows you’re alone’. Also, Hanks performed in a sitcom, which acclaimed him huge stardom, his performance of 13-year-old boy trapped in 35-year-old man in Penny Marshall’s ‘Big’ (1998), was lauded and he soon began appearing in blockbuster hits.

In that Hanks, lost almost 37 pounds for the role which landed him an Oscar and an MTV Movie Award.

In 1994, Hanks played the role Forrest Gump, for which he again won the Academy Award for his performance, my personal favourite!

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In 1988, Hanks worked for the first time with director Steven Spielberg, where he performed a challenging role in ‘Saving Private Ryan’ that got him an Oscar Award nomination for Best Actor.

What is Tom Hanks Net Worth?

Tom Hanks net worth is $400 million dollars.

How did Tom Hanks get so rich?

Tom Hanks net worth over his acting career has amassed a stellar net worth. Tom Hanks net worth is $400 million dollars. His career ranging from acting and film-making, which with his talents made a name in the film industry.

How did Tom Hanks net worth grow so much?

Tom’s acting has made him the most fortune. He got two of his most notable roles in close succession, with 1994 Forest Gump, and being the voice to many children books as Sheriff Woody in the Toy Story Franchise. Forest Gump raked over $678 million dollars in the box office, while Toy Story had few sequels. The Toy Story animated film series is the 20th highest grossing movie franchise of all time and fourth overall for an animated franchise. With over #3 billion earned in whole series.

One of the first big pay check for Tom was for movie Splash (1984), for which he earned $70,000 which translates to $172,000 after inflation. Then in 1988, Tom earned $1.75 million for movie Big. The same year he made $5 million for ‘Punchline’. Since then, Tom’s salary stayed in the stratosphere. Tom Hanks 80s and 90s was biggest success years in Hollywood.

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Tom Hanks Movies

During the shoot of famous Forrest Gump, Tom was supposed to earn a $7 million salary. But during production the movie had gone over the budget. Instead of seeing movie getting delayed, Tom offered his pay check in exchange for “first dollar” backend points. In that, he received a share of box office receipts owed to Paramount after the theatre owners take the cut and before expenses. With his first backend points translated to around $70 million, which is around $120 million today. Till now, its still holds for the largest acting pay checks in Hollywood history.


After its success, there was no looking at small pay checks. Hanks earned $40 million and then $20 million off Saving Private Ryan and You’ve Got Mail respectively. Another $20 million for each Cast Away and The Green Mile. He grabbed $18 million for “The Da Vinci Code” and $50 million for its sequel, Angel’s & Demons.

The Mega-Million Dollar Man

Hanks also tried direction with his film “That Thing You Do!” (1996) and soon after founded his own record and film production company, Playtone, with Gary Goetzman. Besides these, Hanks also took several behind-the-camera roles for HBO series From the Earth to the Moon. For which he was executive producer, co-wrote and co-directed the Emmy Award-winning 12-part series.

tom hanks net worth

Tom Hanks has earned many nominations throughout his career. For 1998 and 2000 Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan and Cast Away, which earned him two more Best Actor Academy Award nominations. In 2002, he became the youngest ever recipient of the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award. And the hits just kept coming. And the list keeps going on!

How old is Tom Hanks age?

Tom Hanks age is 64 years-old. 9th July, 1956.

The Funny, Green Man

Hanks is a family man, a husband, a father of four, an environmentalist and a history geek, he even looks like one. An honorary army ranger and has no qualms about discussing his cross-dressing role in Bosom Buddies. 

Tom Hanks wife

Tom Hanks is married to Rita Wilson since 1988. This is Tom’s second marriage. He was married to Samantha Lewes from 1977 to 1987.

Real Estate Assets:

In 1991, Tom and Rita bought a large mansion in Malibu Colony for $2.9 million. The previous owner was director John Frankenheimer. Today, the house value has risen to $20 million, if not more. In January 2010, Tom and Rita acquired a $26 million residence which became their primary home in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles.

In 2017, they sold two side by side homes in Palisades for $18 million, the buyer then demolishes both houses to create a single mansion. They own at least five other homes in the Pacific Palisades.

Also, outside of LA, they own a ski house in Sun Valley Idaho. In total, they both have at least $150 million worth of real estate asset

It was the role in Big, that allowed Tom to grow and become the powerful powerhouse in the film industry. The movie grossed over $151 million dollars in the box office and earned him first nomination for an Academy Award. After it, he established himself as an incredible talented actor and went on to do more great films and built upon his fame and reputation as one of the greatest actors in Hollywood.

So, this is the real Tom Hanks net worth 2021, do you think he is this much worth? I’m sure he does! Do check out some of his movies to see his magic works!

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