Timing is everything.
Forbes released its list of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors on July 3, and thanks to the box office behemoth Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, birthday boy Tom Cruise leads the pack with $75 million — earned between May 2011 and May 2012.
Katie Holmes filed for divorce from Tom and demanded sole custody of their 6-year-old daughter, Suri, just last week; while it’s still to be determined how the divorce proceedings will impact him at the box office, if at all, one thing’s for sure: The A-list actor’s sizable fortune is protected by the couple’s prenup. However, that agreement doesn’t necessarily include restrictions on potential child support payments.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Adam Sandler are tied for second with $37 million each.
The full list:
1. Tom Cruise: $75 million
2-3. Leonardo DiCaprio and Adam Sandler: $37 million
4. Dwayne Johnson: $36 million
5. Ben Stiller: $33 million
6-8. Sacha Baron Cohen, Johnny Depp, and Will Smith: $30 million
9. Mark Wahlberg: $27 million
10-11. Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson: $26.5 million