Tom Cruise Named Forbes Highest Paid Actor Are you surprised?
Tom Cruise Earned $75 Million Last Year
With Tom Cruise's divorce from Katie Holmes the major headline of the summer, there's a glimmer of good news for Cruise.
He tops the Forbes list of highest paid actors.
Can money buy you happiness?
No doubt, things are about to get even more shaky for Cruise, with a custody battle brewing over their daughter, Suri.
Cruise is the highest paid actor, so he's got that going for him --
having earned $75 million between May 2011 and May 2012, so at least he
has a steady paycheck to keep him company as his personal life falls
Among Cruise's big payouts for the year was Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, which earned $700 million worldwide. He was reportedly paid well for his role in the upcoming Oblivion, which will be in theaters in April 2013.
Who else made the list of highest paid actors?
No surprise that Leonardo DiCaprio follows Cruise, but perhaps more
of a shock is that Adam Sandler tied with DiCaprio! Both earned $37
Dwayne Johnson lands in third place, having earned $36 million, while
Ben Stiller ($33 million) takes fourth place, and Sacha Baron Cohen
rounds out the top five, earning $30 million.
It'll be interesting to see if Cruise's star power fades with media
attention focused on his divorce and the Church of Scientology.
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