Tom Cruise Tops List of Highest Paid Actors
By Tomika Anderson, Special to CNN
(CNN) — Tom Cruise’s love life might not look so hot right now, but his bank account is on fire.
According to Forbes, the “Mission: Impossible” star tops its list of Hollywood’s highest paid actors.
The magazine estimates that Suri’s dad pulled in $75 million between May of 2011 and May of 2012, landing him a spot at the pinnacle of the Tinseltown feeding chain.
Leonardo DiCaprio enters the Forbes list at a distant second to Cruise, pulling in $37 million.
Rounding out the top five are Adam Sandler (who’s technically tied with DiCaprio at $37 million); Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson ($36 million); and funnyman Ben Stiller ($33 million).
Honorable mentions (better known as the rest of the top ten) are: Sacha Baron Cohen ($30 million); Johnny Depp ($30 million); Will Smith ($30 million); Mark Wahlberg ($27 million) and “Twilight” star Taylor Lautner ($26.5 million). He’s actually tied with his “Twilight Saga” co-star Robert Pattinson, who landed at No. 11 having also earned $26.5 million, according to Forbes.
The publication said they arrived at these figures by tabulating upfront pay, profit participation, residuals, endorsements and advertising work.