5. MEL GIBSON – $425 MILLION
Mel Gibson has been an action star since his Mad Max days. He was considered one of the sexiest men alive and was a huge box office draw. He later started directing, which earned him Best Picture and Best Director Academy Awards for Braveheart. More recent endeavors included The Passion of the Christ and Apocalypto. His 2009 divorce settlement set Hollywood records, and came in at an unheard of $425 million.
6. JACK NICHOLSON – $400 MILLION
While Jack Nicholson may not be the first name people think when they think of big name actors, he really should be. He has won three Academy Awards for acting, and has been nominated for an Academy award every decade since the 1960s. He has been in over 60 films and has been nominated for more Academy Awards than anyone in history. He is without a doubt one of the best actors of his time.
7. JOHNNY DEPP – $400 MILLION
There’s no denying that Johnny Depp has talent: The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has netted billions, with much of its success owed to Depp’s portrayal of Jack Sparrow. It is rumored that he was paid as much as $300 million for the movies, and his usual salary per film is $20 million. There is no doubt that Johnny Depp will continue to be a major success and influence in Hollywood.