Name: Tom Cruise Mapother IV
Born: 3 July 1962
Occupation: Actor, Producer
Although Tom Cruise may now be one of the sexiest and most powerful actors alive, his life started as simple as anyone else. Tom was born in Syracuse, New York and raised in a Catholic upbringing with German, Irish, and English influences. He and his family would later move to Canada, where Tom would spend the rest of his early life. It was during this time at grade school in Canada where Tom got his first taste of acting, an improvised play to music called IT.
Cruise entered the television scene in 1981 with his first appearance in the 1981 film, Endless Love. It was a very small role and Tom went essentially unnoticed. After a significant supporting role in Taps and cast ensemble in The Outsiders, Cruise began to catch the eye of many producers. Tom’s full-fledged stardom hit with his roles in Risky Business, Legend, and Top Gun. Not only did Cruise’s star power shine, but his bank account sparkled like diamonds too. Those three roles alone are estimated to have produced $2,575,000 USD in income for him.
It was during these early years that Tom met his first wife — no, not Nicole Kidman. Tom’s first wife was Mimi Rogers and they were married in May of 1987. Although their marriage was short-lived, Mimi is referenced as Tom’s first introduction into Scientology. The famous marriage of Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise took place in 1990 after their on-the-set romance in Days of Thunder. Their marriage lasted until February of 2001, considered quite long for a Hollywood marriage. Katie Holmes became the third wife of Tom Cruise in November of 2006; however, they had their first child, Suri, together earlier in the year in April of 2006. Having been recently divorced, Tom still professes his love for Katie and Suri.
Tom’s long list of accomplishments and achievements is impressive. His roles in Mission:Impossible, Jerry Maguire, A Few Good Men, Days of Thunder, and Rain Man are only few in comparison to his long and successful track record. It’s with roles like these that you can understand his net worth, an amazing $270 million dollars (169,449,030 GBP).
How much exactly is $270 million dollars?
Because Tom is so hip on Scientology, he could spread the word with 16,081,000 copies of The Church of Scientology: A History of a New Religion. That’s right! With Amazon’s price of $16.79, he could convert a small country.
Hmm, but maybe that’s a little off course. What we really need are some real-life tech gadgets like in Mission:Impossible. The Microsoft Surface table sounds like the perfect tool, but with a price tag of $10,000-15,000, it seems like Tom’s spy world wouldn’t last. He could only pay for 18,000 new fancy tables. How would they afford their ‘sticky’ gloves?