Tom Hanks Net Worth: Early Life, Career, Assets, Quotes

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks, better known by his stage name Tom Hanks, is a well-known American actor. Tom Hanks net worth is listed below.

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks, better known by his stage name Tom Hanks, is a well-known American actor. Tom Hanks net worth is listed below.

Tom Hanks Net Worth: $400 Million

Tom Hanks has a net worth of $400 million as an actor, director, writer, and producer in the United States. Tom Hanks is without a doubt one of Hollywood’s most famous, well-liked, and well-paid actors. 

Hanks has a total domestic box office gross of more than $4.6 billion. As of this writing, his global box office gross totals are estimated to be at $9.7 billion. This is how Tom Hanks became one of the world’s most influential and revered figures, both now and throughout history. He’s also the world’s top-grossing and most consistent box office performer.

Early Life

Tom Hanks grew up in the San Francisco area. He majored in drama in community college and at California State University, Sacramento, until he was invited to join the Great Lakes Theater Festival for a three-year internship.

Tom Hanks Net Worth: Early Life, Career, Assets, Quotes
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 He came to New York City in 1980 and secured a co-starring part in the two-season cross-dressing sitcom Bosom Buddies. Following that, he had a string of modest cinema parts.


Tom Hanks began his acting career in 1978 with the film “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” for which he received Best Actor. He worked for a theatrical group in the winters and acted in several summer performances of Shakespeare’s plays in 1978. In 1980, he made his acting debut in the film ‘He Knows You’re Alone.’

The next year, Hanks landed a role in the TV sitcom ‘Bosom Buddies,’ for which he received critical acclaim. His portrayal in Penny Marshall’s ‘Big’ (1988) as a 13-year-old child trapped in the body of a 35-year-old man was praised, and he quickly began appearing in blockbuster hits.

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Hanks shed 37 pounds for the film and earned an Oscar and an MTV Movie Award for his performance. In 1994, Hanks earned an Academy Award for his performance as Forrest Gump in the film Forrest Gump.

In 1988, he worked with filmmaker Steven Spielberg for the first time in ‘Saving Private Ryan,’ in which he played a demanding part that earned him his fourth Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. When Tom Hanks was cast in HBO’s ‘Bad of Brothers’ and ‘A Tribute to Heroes,’ he drew a lot of attention.

A few years later, he reprised his part as Robert Langdon in ‘The Da Vinci Code: Angels and Demons,’ the sequel to ‘The Da Vinci Code.’ He was an executive producer on the film ‘Game Change,’ which was released in 2012 and is about the 2008 presidential campaign.


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In April 1991, Tom and Rita paid $2.95 million for a stunning beachfront home in the ultra-exclusive Malibu Colony. The buyer was John Frankenheimer, the director. This home is currently worth at least $20 million, if not more, in today’s market. In January 2010, Tom and Rita paid $26 million for their primary residence in Los Angeles’ Pacific Palisades district.

In May 2017, Tom and Rita sold two Palisades residences for $18 million each. The buyer demolished the two houses to create room for a massive single mansion, disguising their identities with the help of a San Francisco lawyer and an LLC. 

Tom and Rita own at least five more homes in the Pacific Palisades. In Sun Valley, Idaho, just outside of Los Angeles, Tom and Rita own a ski lodge. The real estate portfolio of Hanks and Wilson is estimated to be worth at least $150 million.

Famous Quotes of Tom Hanks

“There isn’t any great mystery about me. What I do is glamorous and has an awful lot of white-hot attention placed on it. But the actual work requires the same discipline and passion as any job you love doing, be it as a very good pipe fitter or a highly creative artist.”  – Tom Hanks

“I love what I do for a living, it’s the greatest job in the world, but you have to survive an awful lot of attention that you don’t truly deserve and you have to live up to your professional responsibilities and I’m always trying to balance that with what is really important.”     – Tom Hanks

“Some people are cowards… I think by and large a third of people are villains, a third are cowards, and a third are heroes. Now, a villain and a coward can choose to be a hero, but they’ve got to make that choice.”  – Tom Hanks

“Truth is, I’ll never know all there is to know about you just as you will never know all there is to know about me. Humans are by nature too complicated to be understood fully. So, we can choose either to approach our fellow human beings with suspicion or to approach them with an open mind, a dash of optimism and a great deal of candor.”  – ​Tom Hanks

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