Tom Cruise Net Worth and Facts About His Wife and Kids

What is Tom Cruise’s net worth?

Net Worth:
$570 million
Salary:$25 million
Income Sources:Acting
Age/Date of Birth:
61 years old (July 3, 1962)
5 feet, 7 inches (1.70m)
Last Updated:

Telling a fourteen-year-old Franciscan seminary student that he would one day, be among the top 100 movie stars in the whole world would sound like a bluff. Nevertheless, Thomas Cruise Mapother IV went from that teenager whose only dream at the time was to become a priest to Tom Cruise, the drop-dead gorgeous Hollywood superstar.

Today, he’s one of the highest-paid and most sought-after actors in the history of screen acting. Tom Cruise is an American actor, producer, and entrepreneur. As of 2021, Tom Cruise’s net worth is $570 million

Tom Cruise’s Early Life and How He Began

Born on July 3, 1962, in Syracuse, New York, Cruise is the only son among four children. He has German, Irish, and English ancestry. His nomadic parents, Mary Lee, a special education teacher, and Thomas Cruise Mapother III, an electrical engineer brought him up in a Catholic background. Due to the constant relocation by his family, by the time he was 14, Cruise had attended 15 different schools in the U.S. and Canada. He also grew up in an abusive home.

At some point in his prime, Cruise decided he doesn’t want to become a priest. Subsequently, he developed an interest in acting and dropped out of school. At age 18, he headed for New York in search of a possible acting career. He made his film debut with a small part in “Endless Love” (1981). His big break came when he took up a role in ‘Risky Business’ for which he received a Golden Globe nomination.

Five years later, Tom Cruise was already established in the industry, starring in some of the top-grossing films of the 1980s including: “Top Gun” (1986); “The Color of Money” (1986), “Rain Man” (1988) and “Born on the Fourth of July” (1989). Likewise, the 1990s showed him even more love as he was one of the highest-paid actors in the world. He was earning an average $15 million a picture in such blockbuster hits as “Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles” (1994), “Mission: Impossible” (1996) and “Jerry Maguire” (1996). The latter scored him an Academy Award Nomination for best actor.

Cruise is popularly known for performing his own hair-raising stunts and has been injured many times while at it. After so many years in the industry, he’s still one of the A-listers in Hollywood.

Details of His Net Worth: Film Salary and Earnings

One of the biggest stars in Hollywood with his wealth estimated at $570 million, Tom Cruise has a career that spans 3 decades. He received the 2nd and 3rd Academy nominations from “Jerry Maguire” and “Magnolia” and won a Golden Globe Award. Over 20 of his films have grossed over $100 million each. In 2012, he was named the highest-paid actor in Hollywood. He has been nominated 3 times for the Academy Awards and has received 3 Golden Globe Awards.

One of his most successful movies was “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” which grossed $694.7 million globally. He has also made $290 million from the “Mission: Impossible” series. Cruise signs profit participation deals for his movies and earn an average of $60 million per film.

Some of his top-grossing movies:

  • Top Gun – over $180 million in the U.S and $356 million worldwide. This is 12 times its budget. It won him an Oscar.
  • Mission: Impossible – $181 million in box office.
  • Mission: Impossible II – $215 million in the U.S. It had a budget of $125 million.
  • Minority Report – $132 million in the U.S.
  • The Last Samurai – $111 million in the U.S.

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  • Collateral – $100 million in the U.S. It had a budget of $65 million.
  • War of the Worlds – $234 million in the U.S.
  • Mission: Impossible III – $397 million in the U.S. Its budget was $150 million. The profits were largely from overseas audiences.
  • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol – $695 million. The movie was successful all around the world.
  • Jack Reacher – $80 million in the U.S.
  • Oblivion – $286 million at the box office. Its budget was $120 million.

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Meet Tom Cruise’s Wife and Kids

Mimi Rogers

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Cruise has been married and divorced three times with three children. His first marriage was to actress Mimi Rogers on May 9, 1987. The marriage which ended in divorce on February 4, 1990, produced no kids. Mimi who introduced him to the infamous church of Scientology was older than Cruise by 6 years which came as not so much of a surprise to many as Cruise had become famous in the 80s for romancing older women, among whom was American singer Cher who is older than Cruise with 16 years making her the oldest woman he has ever dated.

Nicole Kidman

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Tom Cruise’s next marriage was to another actress, Nicole Kidman whom he met on the set of the 1990 film Days of Thunder. They married on December 24, 1990. Though their marriage produced no biological children, the couple adopted two kids Isabella and Connor Antony born in 1992 and 1995 respectively. The couple could have had a biological child but Kidman had an ectopic pregnancy leading to the loss of the pregnancy. Cruise reportedly filed for divorce from Kidman in 2001 unaware of her pregnancy. He was given full custody of the kids.

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Cruise’s daughter Isabela has largely stayed away from the public eye. In 2015, word got out that she married a certain Max Parker, an IT consultant. Mirror in 2019 reported that she lives her quiet life in a semi-detached house valued at £535,000 in Croydon. Like her father, she is a firm believer in the church of Scientology and is given to the study of the religion. She started a clothing line in 2018 called BKC (Bella Kidman Cruise).

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Cruise’s son and Bella brother Connor like his sister shies away from the spotlight. He initially followed in his father’s footsteps to appear in two films – Seven Pounds (2008) and Red Dawn (2012) but would later abandon acting to pursue his passion for deep-sea fishing in Clearwater, Florida where he resides. Unlike his sister Bella, he openly runs an Instagram account @theconnorcruise where he has over 26K followers, however, he posts only occasionally. Connor is also a believer in the church of Scientology. Mirror reported in 2019 that he was engaged to his Scientology girlfriend.

Katie Holmes

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Actress Katie Holmes became Cruise’s third wife following their fancy celebrity wedding on November 18, 2006, five years later in June 2012 Holmes filed divorce papers and in July 2012 the divorce was finalized with Holmes receiving full custody of their daughter Suri who was born before their marriage on 18 April 2006. According to their prenup, Katie received $400,000 as child support for their daughter Suri whom she raised in New York. Holmes’ divorce from Cruise put a strain on his relationship with daughter Suri from whom he is seemingly estranged. The former couple reportedly cut ties with each other after the divorce. The actor is said to have a tumultuous relationship with his daughter Suri compared to his adopted kids. The last time Cruise was spotted out with his daughter was on a trip to Disneyland on January 25, 2012. Her mother Holmes has been doing a great job raising her away from the media light. Following Holmes’ divorce from Cruise, she dated actor, musician Jamie Foxx from 2013 to 2019.

His Relationship With Church of Scientology

His first wife Rogers introduced him to the Church of Scientology. In 1990, Cruise renounced his Catholic beliefs and embraced The Church Of Scientology, claiming that its teachings had cured him of dyslexia that had plagued his life. Rumor has it that the movement which Cruise is a dedicated member of did not allow him to see Suri, his only biological daughter. There were also rumors that he tried to ‘brainwash’ Holmes into joining the cult-like religion. The religion is to be blamed for his failed marriages to both Holmes and Kidman.

Is Tom Cruise Gay?

Despite several speculations and questions about his sexuality, the actor has never come out as gay. In fact, he couldn’t qualify as gay if you put into consideration, the fact that he married three among the sexiest women in Hollywood.

Notably, Cruise and John Travolta have been roped in rumors in the past, claiming that the “Mission Impossible” actor and the “Grease” star shared a secret gay romance that has secretly lasted for three decades.

What Happened To His Teeth?

While he now has what many may describe as the perfect smile, thanks to dental surgery, Tom Cruise is left with one tooth right in the exact center of his face.

The actor who stands at 1.7m has reportedly had so much dental surgery, the entire top row of his dentition is completely different from what it used to be.

Profile Summary
First Name:Thomas
Last Name:Mapother IV
Estimated Net Worth:
$570 million
Salary:$25 million
Source of Wealth:Acting
Last Updated:
Also Known As:
Tom Cruise, TC
Actor, Producer
Famous For:known for his roles in iconic films throughout the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s
Colleges/Universities Attended:
Not Available
Educational Qualifications:
High School Dropout
Devoted to the Church of Scientology
Birthday & Zodiac
Age/Date of Birth:
61 years old (July 3, 1962)
Zodiac Sign:Cancer
Birth Place:
Syracuse, New York, U.S.
Mixed (Irish, German, English and Welsh)
Country of Residence:
The United States of American (USA)
Physical Attributes
5 feet, 7 inches (1.70 m)
68 kg (150 lbs)
Eye Colour:
Hair Color:
Dark Brown
Other Body Measurements:
Chest: 44 inches
Waist: 32 inches
Bicep: 16 inches
Marital Status:
Previously Married: Mimi Rogers (m. 1987; div. 1990)
Nicole Kidman (m. 1990; div. 2001)
Katie Holmes (m. 2006; div. 2012)
Family and Relatives
Thomas Cruise Mapother III
Mother:Mary Lee (née Pfeiffer)
3 children: Isabella Jane (born 1992), Connor Antony (born 1995)
Suri Cruise ( April 2006)
Siblings:Marian Mapother (Sister)
Cass Mapother (Sister)
Lee Ann Mapother (Sister)
Other Relatives:
Katherine Mapother (Cousin)
William Reibert Mapother, Sr. (Uncle)


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