We are sure you know this handsome hunk from Hollywood that we are going to look up to today. Well, even if you don’t, you’ll guess it right if you know these facts. Do you know who America’s Dad is? Do you know who hosted “Saturday Night Live” eight times? Do you know who won the Oscar back to back in 1993 and 1994 for “Philadelphia” and “Forrest Gump”?
Do you know the youngest person to grab the ‘American Film Institute Life Achievement Award’? If you know the answers to all of these, then you definitely know we are talking about American actor and filmmaker, Tom Hanks. Keep reading to know more about the net worth of Tom Hanks in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Thomas Jeffery Hanks aka Tom Hanks was born on July 9, 1956, in Concord, California. His parents were Janet Marylyn, a hospital worker and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His father was English and mother was of Portuguese descent. In his childhood, the family moved quite often, and by the age of 10, he had lived in 10 different houses. The family was of Catholic and Mormon faith.
However, in 1960, his parents separated, and the elder three children including Tom went with their father and the youngest with their mother. He learned theatre from Chabot College, California. Tom is the alma mater of Chabot College, California State University, Sacramento (BFA). Times magazine also named him as one of the “top 10 college dropouts”.
Tom Hanks married American actress Samantha Lewes in 1978. They have two children Colin Hanks (actor) and Elizabeth Hanks. Tom and Samantha parted ways in 1987. In 1981, during TV comedy show ‘Bosom Buddies’ he met Rita Wilson. They worked together again in 1985 in ‘Volunteers’ and later got married in 1988. The couple is blessed with two sons, Chester Marlon Hanks and Truman Theodore. To marry Rita, he converted to the ‘Greek Orthodox Church,’ the religion followed by Rita’s family. In 2013, he announced that he has type 2 diabetes.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Tom commenced his career as a theatre artist and debuted in movies with “He Knows You Are Alone” in 1980. His lead role in “Splash” in 1984 made him a star overnight. The film was a major hit and earned $69 million. This success was followed by the successful ‘Bachelor Party.’ He received ‘Cleveland Critics Circle Award for Best Actor’ for his performance in Shakespeare’s “Two Gentlemen of Verona.” He won the BAFTA award, Oscar (twice), Kennedy Center Honor, Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama, French Legion of honor, 4 Golden Globes Awards, 7 Emmy Awards and many more. An asteroid 12818 Tom Hanks was named in his honor in 1996.
Net Worth & Earning
Tom’s films have made over $9 billion on the box office globally. Tom is one of the wealthiest celebrities of Hollywood with a net worth of $420 million. He earns $31 million annually and lives a lavish life. Most of his wealth is constituted of his earnings as a producer, screenwriter, actor, etc. Tom and his wife own two adjacent houses of 4000 sq. Feet and 7300 sq. Feet.
These are beautifully built in traditional style and located in Pacific Palisades with lawns, hedges, fountain sit, beamed ceilings, and wooden floors. The combined estimated cost of both houses is $17.5 million. His car collection is exquisite and small which includes Mercedes Benz S class, Chevy Tahoe, and Toyota Prius.
Tom Hanks, a dynamic personality, is dedicatedly active in various fields. Politics is also his field of interest. Fortune favors the brave and so has been his case. His dedication and remarkable work have made him a star in the entertainment industry from an introverted child. His various interviews show his strong faith in religion, God and his blessings along with love for his country. The life of this legend inspires us to fly high with roots deep in the ground.