tom hanks net worth
  • Net Worth:  $350 Million
  • Age: 64 yrs
  • Born: July 9, 1956
  • Country of Origin: Concord, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Writer


Tom Hanks is a famous American actor, director, writer, and producer. He is famous for his comedies and dramatic roles. Honk has two brothers and four children. He started his career from theatre and then moved towards films. The net worth of Tom Hanks is more than $400 Million, which pulls him into the category of most highly paid actors. Tom Hanks has produced a series of great films, including Big, Apollo 13, The Green Mile, Catch me if you can, etc. He has played versatile roles and earned his name so much that he became the world’s second actor to win the Academy Award, back-to-back.

Apart from films, he has also appeared in different plays and Sitcom Bosom Buddies. For his tremendous performance, he has won many different awards that include Screen Actors Guild award, Empire Award, Golden Globe award, and obviously the Academy Award, back-to-back.

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Early Life

Tom Hanks was born on 9th July 1956, in Concordia California. His father was from English ancestors while his mother belonged to Portuguese. Only when he was four years old, his parents got divorced in 1960, and he moved with his father. Later on, he was raised near San Francisco. Tom Hanks was eager about acting since his childhood. That is why he started studying drama at Community College and at the University of California. From there, he started into the practical performances and joined the Great Lakes Theatre Festival.

His joining with Great Lakes Theatre festival as an internee and later the extension up-to three years made him one of the Top 10 College Dropouts, according to Time magazine. At the same time, he gained experience and continued with his ambition. Later on, he moved to New York, where he tried his luck in acting. In 1980, he got the role of co-star in Sitcom Bosom Buddies. Also, he started doing some of the background and minor roles during this time period.


The start of Tom Hank’s career was a good one. He started in 1978 from ‘The Two Gentlemen of Verona.’ He also won the best actor award for this one. Later, he started acting in Shakespeare’s plays. His actual film life started in 1980 when he debuts in ‘He Knows You are alone.’

It was the career’s beginning, and Honk was trying his chance everywhere. Later in 1988, he appeared in television Sitcom, Bosom Buddies. The ratings were not very high, but his acting skills were praised. The major jump in his career appeared after ‘Big’, a film where he appeared as a 13 years old boy who was trapped in a 35 years old body. After this one, he started appearing in blockbuster movies.

His acting career went from one high to another, later with the role of Forrest Gump for which he earned the Academy Award. He later appeared in different successful hits including Bad of Brothers, The Da Vinci Code. He also produced a movie named ‘Game Change.’

Out of these movies, Tom Hanks net worth raised to $400 Million.

Lifetime Achievements Of Tom Hanks

Here are some of his best performances in the industry and the awards he win during his outstanding career:


  • Oscar – Best Actor for Philadelphia (1994)
  • Oscar – Best Actor for Forrest Gump (1995)
  • Golden Globe – Cast Away (2000)
  • Primetime Emmy – Olive Kitteridge (2014)
  • Saturn Award – Best Actor Big (1988)

Tom Hank’s Best Movies

  • Big (Movie, 1988)
  • Forrest Gump (Movie, 1994)
  • Academy Awards (Best Actor ‘Forrest Gump’, 1994) – Won
  • The Green Mile (Movie, 1999)
  • Catch Me If You Can (Movie, 2002)
  • The Terminal (Movie, 2004)
  • The Da Vinci Code (Movie, 2006)
  • Captain Phillips (Movie, 2013)
  • Inferno (Movie, 2016)
  • The Post (Movie, 2017)

Tom Hanks’s Famous Quotes

  • “If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. It’s the hard that makes it great.” – Tom Hanks
  • “It’s just as hard… staying happily married as it is doing movies.” – Tom Hanks Quotes
  • “Everybody has something that chews them up and, for me, that thing was always loneliness. The cinema has the power to make you not feel lonely, even when you are.” – Tom Hanks
  • “From now on we live in a world where man has walked on the Moon. It’s not a miracle; we just decided to go.” – Tom Hanks
  • “Some people go to bed at night thinking, ‘That was a good day.’ I am one of those who worries and asks, ‘How did I screw up today?’ “ – Tom Hanks
  • “I will entertain anything; it doesn’t matter. You know, it’s not obviously about the price, it’s not about who, it’s kind of about when and what. It’s material, that’s all.” – Tom Hanks
  • “My job has always been to hold a mirror up to nature.” – Tom Hanks

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