- Full Name: Thomas Jeffrey Hanks
- Born: 07/09/1956
- Place of Birth: Concord, CA
- Occupation: Actor, Filmmaker
- Marital Status: Married
Tom Hanks Net Worth History
Tom Hanks is worth what he is today because of his extensive acting and filmmaking history. He is ranked #2 all time in box office earnings, bringing in an average of $100 million per film. He has been part of 17 movies that took in more than $100 million each. He has acted in nearly 90 separate plays, films and television shows and has produced 27 films, series and shows. He also directs, narrates and screenwrites for movies and TV shows. He has been awarded by the Golden Globes, Academy, Screen Actors Guild, People’s Choice and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts for various roles throughout his career, and he is considered one of the most talented actors of his time. Thanks to his prolific work in theater, film and television over the last 38 years, his value as a member of the Hollywood elite is well earned.
About Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks may be one of the most well-known actors in the world now, but his film career started humbly in 1980 with the low-budget slasher He Knows You’re Alone and a lead role in the made-for-TV movie Mazes and Monsters. After working way off Broadway, in 1981 Hanks landed his first critically acclaimed role, that of Kip Wilson in Bosom Buddies. Hanks’ exposure there led to Ron Howard casting him opposite Darryl Hannah in the box office smash Splash. From there, Hanks expanded his range from comedies such as Bachelor Party to dramatic pieces such as Nothing in Common.
Hanks had a series of box office failures before his role in Big catapulted him to Hollywood stardom. But, for the most part, he suffered a box office slump for years, until A League of Their Own turned his career around. Once he honed his acting skills, he became the Tom Hanks the world knows and loves today. From Sleepless in Seattle to Philadelphia, Forrest Gump to Saving Private Ryan, Apollo 13 to That Thing You Do, Hanks continued to grow as an actor and starred in too many hits to count – You’ve Got Mail, The Green Mile, the Toy Story franchise and Cast Away, to name a few.
Hanks also developed his filmmaking prowess starting in the early 1990s, and he was involved in the direction of such monumental works as the HBO series Band of Brothers and the film My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Still, his love for acting kept him in front of the camera as well. Hits such as The Polar Express, The Terminal and blockbuster The Da Vinci Code solidified Tom Hanks as a household name for generations of movie goers. He continues to portray memorable characters and garner critical acclaim, more recently in roles in Captain Phillips and Saving Mr. Banks.
Tom Hanks also is known for his active participation in politics and involvement with the National Space Society. He also is an honorary U.S. Army Ranger.