Tom Cruise is an American actor and producer who has a net worth of $600 million. Over the last three decades, Tom Cruise has starred in dozens of major blockbuster movies and today is generally considered one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. 

Tom Cruise spent his early years moving around the country, with a brief stint in Canada. His first taste of acting came in high school when, after a knee injury forced him off the wrestling team, Cruise joined the drama club and quickly won the lead role in their production of Guys and Dolls.

After high school, Cruise moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. It didn't take long for him to land a handful of minor and supporting roles. 

Cruise had his big break with 1983's Risky Business. The movie secured Cruise as an up and coming star and earned him his first Golden Globe nomination.

His next big hits were the 1986 film Top Gun, which grossed $356 million worldwide and 1989's Rain Man, which won four Academy Awards. 

Cruise's first Oscar nomination came a year later with Born on the Fourth of July, followed by a Golden Globe nomination for A Few Good Men.

Cruise simultaneously starred in and produced the blockbuster hit Mission: Impossible, which grossed worldwide at $457 million and produced two more successful sequels.

Other films produced by Cruise include The Last Samurai, The Others, and Shattered Glass. Cruise's second and third Academy Award nominations came with the critically and commercially successful films Jerry Maguire and Magnolia, for which he did earn a Golden Globe Award.