It’s not much of a surprise to learn that TV and movie stars like Tom Cruise has a net worth of approximately $600 million, or that other A-list celebs like Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, and Julia Roberts boast equally impressive bank accounts. But there are some actors doing very well for themselves that may have you exclaiming “No way!” or something a bit less PG as you find out what their net worth actually is today. Keep reading to discover a baker’s dozen listing of thirteen surprisingly rich actors you might not expect to see on this list.
Professor Pee-Pee Diahreeahstein Poopypants Esq. is worth a whole lotta dough. This is one of several characters Nick Kroll has voiced over the years. Also known for his roles in Kroll Show, The League, and the adult animated Netflix series Big Mouth, Kroll has an estimated net worth of $2 billion. It largely comes from family money related to a company founded by his father called Kroll, Inc., a corporate investigation firm based in New York City.
The original Freddy Krueger, Robert Englund, has an estimated net worth of $16 million. What may surprise you, however, is that another horror/scary movie star has accumulated a total estimated wealth that greatly dwarfs Mr. Englund. Known to today’s audiences for his fictional depiction of the real Ed Warren in The Conjuring movies and the related Annabelle Comes Home movie, Wilson has an estimate net worth just shy of $300 million. Even Halloween franchise star Jamie Lee Curtis can’t compete with a net worth estimated at $60 million.
Scott Speedman is not exactly a household name, which is why his net worth may be a complete surprise to you. The British-Canadian actor, who had an early role in the popular TV drama Facility, is better known for his role in the Underworld films. More recently, he returned to Grey’s Anatomy as the recurring character Matthew Engler. Even though he failed to land the role of Robin in the 1995 box office hit Batman Forever, Speedman has done very well for himself with an estimated net worth of $245 million.
This multi-talented Swedish actor has dipped his toe into multiple fields, including music, theater direction, and playwriting. He’s best known for his bad guy roles in the Fox TV series Prison Break and a series of movies that includes ’90s favorite Fargo, Minority Report, 22 Jump Street, and Until Dawn. Multiple sources cite Stormare’s net worth at more than $200 million.
Widely known by ’90s TV fans as Gretchen Witter on Dawson’s Creek, Sasha Alexander has a net worth that may shock even the most devoted fans. She has also had meaty roles on NCIS and the TNT series Rizzoli & Isles. Alexander’s numerous roles, primarily in television, have helped build up a reported net worth of more than $200 million.
Mr. Bean may not be a spiffy dresser, but the British actor behind this iconic character can afford to dress very well if prefers to do so. In addition to his recurring role as Mr. Bean, Rowan Atkinson has done some notable voice and theater work over the years. A car enthusiast and occasional driver, the actor has an estimated net worth of around $130 million.
After starting his career at legendary New York comedy spot The Improv, Martin Lawrence appeared on the popular talent show Star Search. His star continued to rise with leading and prominent roles in the TV sitcom Martin and the Bad Boys film franchise. Lawrence comes from humble beginnings, but his hard work has paid off with an estimated net worth that now exceeds $100 million. Martin’s most recent role was in 2020’s Bad Boys for Life.
After garnering attention for his breakout role in Private Parts in 1997, Paul Giamatti has upped his stature as an actor with notable and acclaimed roles in HBO’s John Adams miniseries and movies such as Saving Private Ryan. He also played the title role in the holiday comedy Fred Claus. Currently starring in Showtime’s Billions, Giamatti has a net worth estimate that falls within the $25 to 30 million range.
Sacha Baron Cohen
The British comedian best known for his roles as Borat and Brüno has starred in movies that have earned in excess of $3 billion at the box office. Cohen boasts a net worth estimated at around $170 million. However, he does seriously give back to worthwhile causes. He previously donated, for example, a million bucks to war victims in Syria.
Kate Winslet, known to many as Rose from the box office blockbuster Titanic, has a net worth of $65 to $95 million, according to various sources. However, you may be surprised to learn that Rose’s mother is even richer. Frances Fisher, who played the mom in that film, has amassed an estimated fortune of nearly $150 million.
This Canadian actor and singer got an early start as a child actor in movies that included Air Bud: World Pup and MXP: Most Xtreme Primate. But Alexander Ludwig’s claim to fame was as Cato in the box office smash Hunger Games. More recently, the actor appeared in the vampire thriller Night Teeth. While Ludwig’s net worth is somewhat disputed, it’s been estimated by some sources to be close to $100 million.
Elliot is all grown up now and worth a lot of money. Thomas, known to many generations from his childhood role in the early 1980s mega-blockbuster E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, never stopped in acting. In fact, he has appeared in a couple dozen or so movies since first appearing in E.T. in 1982. He even reprised his iconic role in a popular holiday commercial for Xfinity a few years back. Thomas has a total net worth today of more than $80 million.
When not working as a fashion model, Devon Aoki has occasionally dabbled in acting. She’s best known to American audiences for her role as Miho in the 2005 neo-noir crime film Sin City. Aoki clearly hasn’t earned the bulk of her estimated net worth of $30 million from acting given her sparse listing of credited roles on IMDB. She actually inherited a big chunk of change from her dad’s Japanese-styled hibachi chain fortune when he passed away in 2008, which she splits with her brother Steve.