5 Insanely Rich Hollywood Celebrities Who Are Nowhere as Wealthy as Billionaire Tiger Woods

Published 06/18/2022, 5:30 PM EDT
Golf – PNC Championship – The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Florida, U.S. – December 19, 2021 Tiger Woods of the U.S. on the 12th hole during the Pro-Am REUTERS/Joe Skipper

High-end Hollywood actors receive eight-digit deals per movie. They also make millions from their endorsements. Yet, the 15-time major-winning Tiger Woods overpowers them with his 2022 net worth!

According to Forbes, Tiger Woods ‘ net worth surpassed $1 billion in 2022. Notably, he is only the third athlete to achieve this feat after former Chicago Bulls shooting guard Michael Jordan and LA Lakers small position LeBron James.

How does Tiger Woods earn his income? 


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Woods make most of his earnings from endorsement deals from sponsors like Nike. Interestingly, the 82-time PGA Tour title winner has earned only 10% of his current net worth from tournaments.

The golfer is also a successful entrepreneur with different ventures under the brand name TGR. Notably, he turned down a high nine-digit offer from LIV Golf, the rivals of the PGA Tour, which would have only increased his net worth.

Since turning professional in 1996, Woods has made over $1 billion throughout his career. Let’s see how much five of the wealthiest Hollywood actors make compared to the golf legend!

1. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

Dwayne Johnson ranks closest to the golfer on our list with a reported net worth of $800 million in 2022. 

MIAMI GARDENS, FL – APRIL 1: Dwayne ”The Rock” Johnson looks on during his match against John Cena during WrestleMania XXVIII at Sun Life Stadium on April 1, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Ron Elkman/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)

Johnson made $125 million from his acting career from 2017 to 2018, making him the highest-paid actor in the world. He also earned $20 million for the high-budget movie Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw for playing the title character, Hobbs. 


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Although a movie buff would only know him as the gigantic Hollywood actor, Johnson began his career as a professional wrestler. Celebrity Net worth named the richest wrestler in 2012. Additionally, The Rock is also a successful businessman with multi-million investments in real estate. 

2. Tom Cruise

According to reports, Tom Cruise has an estimated net worth of about $600 million in 2022. He is also one of the highest-paid actors in the world. 

The actor is famous for starring in the Mission: Impossible franchise. Although, none of his movies have surpassed $1 billion at the box office, he has made over $8 billion from his movies. 

3. Tom Hanks

The world’s most consistent box office money-making star has a net worth of $400 million. Tom Hanks is an American actor, director, writer, and producer. 

The Academy-winning actor is famous for his roles in films like Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, and Saving Private Ryan. Notably, his voice created the character Woody from the animated movie franchise Toy Story. 

4. Will Smith

The American actor, film producer, and rapper Will Smith has a net worth of $350 million. According to celebrity net worth, he earns over $40 million to $80 million per year from different ventures.


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Reportedly, Smith earned $20 million upfront and $80 million later for the Men in Black movie in 2013. It is considered the biggest paycheck he has ever received as an actor. The actor is famous for his roles in movies, including the ‘Men in Black’ movie franchise and Pursuit of Happiness.

5. Johnny Depp

The ‘Pirates of Caribbean’ movie franchise star Johnny Depp has a net worth of $150 million. According to reports, Johnny Depp earns $20 million per movie. Moreover, his movies have crossed $8 billion worldwide at the box office.

As one of the most talented actors, he has earned a spot on the top paid actors list in the world. Famous for his role as Captain Jack Sparrow, Depp has made over $600 million from 2003 to 2016 from movies and endorsement deals. Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and The Tourist are some of the actor’s highest-paid movies. 

The difference between the net worth of actors and Tiger Woods is more than one would expect! 


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According to the list, Dwayne Johnson ‘The Rock’ has earned the closest to the golfer. Yet, he fell short of at least $200 million.

Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 6, 2022 Tiger Woods of the U.S. on the 16th green during a practice round REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Notably, The Rock became the highest-paid actor in the world with $125 million, which is less than the difference between his and Woods’ net worth.


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America’s favorite actors have accumulated millions from their entertainment. Yet, none of them have managed to get close to the golf legend Tiger Woods. 

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Anjana Prabhakaran

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Anjana Prabhakaran is a Golf content writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Master's degree in Public Administration and considers researching as one of her hobbies. As her family is interested in sports, Anjana grew up watching every sport on television.