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Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, known professionally as Tom Cruise, is an American actor and producer.
Cruise is One of the world’s highest-paid actors, he has received various accolades, including an Honorary Palme d’Or and three Golden Globe Awards, in addition to nominations for three Academy Awards.
There are a lot about Tom, Lets take you through his chilling livelihood.
|Net Worth:||$600 Million|
|Salary/Year||$50 Million Per Year|
|Date of Birth:|
Jul 3, 1962 (60 years old)
|Place of Birth:||Syracuse|
|Height:||5 ft 7 in (1.71 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Television Director|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Tom Cruise is considered to be one of the biggest movie stars in the United States and was Hollywood’s highest-paid actor in 2012.
Born in New York to an abusive father and brought up in near-poverty, there was nothing in his early life to suggest that one day he would become one of the most famous actors in the world.
Even as a teenager Cruise dreamed of becoming a priest, not an actor. However, destiny had other plans in store for him and he found himself playing a small role in a film ‘Endless Love’ as a 19 year old.
He realized that acting came naturally to him and decided to seriously pursue acting as a career.
Over the next few years he appeared in a lot of supporting roles before bagging his first major role in the romantic comedy ‘Risky Business’.
Tom spent his early stage in life always on the move, and by the time he was 14 he had attended 15 different schools in the U.S. and Canada.
He finally settled in Glen Ridge, New Jersey with his mother and her new husband. While in high school, Tom wanted to become a priest but pretty soon he developed an interest in acting and abandoned his plans of becoming a priest, dropped out of school, and at age 18 headed for New York and a possible acting career.
The next 15 years of his life are the stuff of legends. He made his film debut with a small part in Endless Love in 1981 and from the outset exhibited an undeniable box office appeal to both male and female audiences.
With his handsome movie star looks and a charismatic smile, within 5 years, Tom Cruise was starring in some of the top-grossing films of the 1980s including Top Gun in 1986.
The Color of Money in 1986, Rain Man 1988 and Born on the Fourth of July in 1989. By the 1990s he was one of the highest-paid actors in the world earning an average 15 million dollars a picture in such blockbuster hits as Interview with the Vampire.
The Vampire Chronicles in 1994, Mission Impossible in1996 and Jerry Maguire in 1996, for which he received an Academy Award Nomination for best actor.
Tom Cruise’s biggest franchise, Mission Impossible, has also earned a total of 3 billion dollars worldwide.
Tom Cruise has also shown lots of interest in producing, with his biggest producer credits being the Mission Impossible franchise.
Tom is the only son (among four children) of nomadic parents, Mary Lee (Pfeiffer), a special education teacher, and Thomas Cruise Mapother III, an electrical engineer.
His parents were both from Louisville, Kentucky, and he has German, Irish, and English ancestry.
In September 2015 he sold a multi-residence property in the Hollywood Hills for $11.4 million. The buyer was Eva Longoria.
In May 2016, Tom sold his longtime Beverly Hills estate to billionaire financier Leon Black for $40 million.
He purchased the house for $30.5 million in 2006 when he was still married to Katie Holmes.
In the mid 1990s when he was married to Nicole Kidman, Tom built a large mansion in Telluride, Colorado.
His Telluride property spans 320 acres. The main home is 10,000 square feet with seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, horse stables and a private helipad.
He spent years lobbying the local airport to expand its runway so larger private jets could arrive. His runway wish was granted in 2010.
In 2016 he listed this home for $59 million but ultimately did not find a buyer. He listed the home again in 2018 and again did not find a buyer.
He re-listed the home in March 2021 for $39.5 million. Tom finally sold the property in May 2021 for exactly $39.5 million.
Cruise has been married to actresses Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman, and Katie Holmes. He has three children, two of whom were adopted during his marriage to Kidman and the other of whom is a biological daughter he had with Holmes.
Before becoming a dad to Suri, Cruise was a father to two adopted children, Isabella and Connor, who he shares with Aussie actress Nicole Kidman. The couple adopted Isabella, simply known as Bella, in 1992, and Connor in 1995, after tying the knot in 1990.
Tom Cruise has one biological daughter who is called Suri, whom he shares with his other ex-wife, Katie Holmes.