How Tom Hanks Net Worth Reached the $350M Mark

Tom Hanks’ net worth stands at an estimate of $350 million. The actor earns roughly around $15 million per movie and a total of approximately $26 million per year. Let us have a more in-depth look at his assets and bank balance.

Early Life

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord California on 9th July 1956. He took part in plays ever since he was in High School. Tom studied theatre from Chabot College but later transferred to California State University where he met Vincent Dowling who offered him a three-year internship in Great Lakes Theatre Festival where he learned all about production, management, design and lighting.

Earnings included in Tom Hanks net worth

His Movie and Television career

  • His debut in the movie industry was in the year 1980 in the movie ‘He Knows You’re Alone’ which led him straight to the lead role in the movie ‘Mazes and Monsters’
  • In 1981, he landed the lead role in the TV Series ‘Bosom Buddies’ which aired for two years
  • Hanks then landed the starring role in the movie ‘Splash’ in 1984 and earned $70,000

Other Famous movies of Tom Hanks include:

  • Bachelor Party in 1984
  • Nothing in Common in 1986
  • Dragnet in 1987
  • Punchline 1988- $5 million
  • Big was the movie that gained Tom a lot of fame in 1988 earning him $1.75 million
  • The Burbs in 1989- $3.5 million
  • The Bonfire of the Vanities in 1990- $5 million
  • A League of Their Own in 1992
  • Sleepless in Seattle in 1993
  • Philadelphia
  • In 1994, he had a major hit with the movie ‘Forest Gump’ which made around $600 million out of which his salary was $70 million
  • Tom partnered with Steven Spielberg for the movie ‘Saving Private Ryan’ and also acted in it earning $40 million
  • Apollo 13 in 1995
  • His Toy Story Franchise of three parts for which he provided the voice-over for the character of Woody earned him a total of $20.05 million
  • 1998’s You’ve Got Mail- $20 million
  • 1999’s ‘The Green Mile’ was a movie that touched many hearts- $20 million
  • Cast Away in 2000- $20 million
  • Road to Perdition
  • Catch Me if you Can
  • In 2004, Hanks made appearances in The Terminal, The Coen brothers’ The Ladykillers and The Polar Express
  • One of his best movies was ‘The Da Vinci Code’ which was released in 2006- $18 million
  • The War in 2007
  • Angels and Demons in 2009- $50 million
  • Captain Phillips and Saving Mr Banks in 2013 earned him $25 million together
  • In 2016 he starred in the movies ‘Sully’ and ‘Inferno.’
  • His latest movie was ‘The Circle’ alongside Emma Watson in 2017

Career as a Director and a Producer

  • His debut as a director was for the movie ‘That Thing You Do’ in 1996
  • He was the co-director and producer for ‘From the Earth to the Moon’ series
  • Hanks helped produce and direct the series ‘Band Of Brothers’ in 2001
  • He also produced the movie ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ with his wife
  • In 2006, Tom produced the movie ‘Starter For Ten’
  • He produced Mamma Mia, Where the Wild Things are and John Adams
  • He directed and at the same time starred in the 2011 movie ‘Larry Crowne’ alongside Julia Roberts

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  • Tom Hanks owns a home in Hollywood Hills that is said to be worth $8 million. The home sports a swimming pool and a spacious parking lot
  • He also owns a home in Malibu worth $2.95 million
  • He is said to have sold 2 of his properties for a whopping $23.5 million

Vehicle collection

  • Hanks owns a Toyota Prius worth $35,000
  • AC Propulsion eBox electric car
  • Toyota RAV4 EV
  • Chevrolet Tahoe
  • Mercedes Benz S-class


  • Hanks along with Gary Goetzman founded a record and film production company called ‘Playtone.’


  • Tom Hanks published a collection of short stories in the book ‘Uncommon Type’ in 2017

Social Work

  • Tom Hanks is the ‘Lifeline Energy’ Ambassador since 2003
  • In 2014, Tom donated his vintage typewriter of ‘Remington Rand’ Company for auction. The proceeds were given to ‘Lifeline Energy’ whose main aim is to provide Sub-Saharan Africa access to education
  • He has made a lot of donations to the Pearl Harbour Memorial Fund and Surfrider Foundation
  • He was a part of the Charity telethon ‘America: A Tribute to Heroes’ aimed at providing help to the victims of the 9/11 attack

Some of the Foundation and charities supported by Tom are:

  • Children’s Health Fund
  • American Foundation for AIDS research
  • Bid 2 Beat AIDS
  • Healthy Child Healthy World
  • Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center
  • Red Cross
  • Stand Up To cancer
  • Women in the World Foundation and many more
  • He also supports causes related to Abuse, Refugees, Slavery, Environment, Children, Youth, Disaster and Oceans


Tom Hanks is a fantastic artist and has made intelligent and intriguing movies. He is a creative and a funny actor and has been a part of films that stood out. He’s one of the highest grossers at the box office after Samuel Jackson and Harrison Ford


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