Tom Hanks is an American actor, director, writer and producer who has a net worth of $400 million.
Tom Hanks is by far one of the most famous, highest-regarded, and best-paid actors in Hollywood.
In total, Hanks' domestic lifetime box office gross is more than $4.6 billion. As of this writing, his world total box office gross is approximately $9.7 billion.
Tom Hanks was born and raised near San Francisco. He studied drama in community college and at California State University at Sacramento until he was encouraged to join the Great Lakes Theater Festival, an internship that stretched into a three-year commitment.
In 1980, he moved to New York City and landed the co-starring role in the cross-dressing sitcom Bosom Buddies, which lasted two seasons. He quickly followed up with a series of minor film roles.
Rise to Stardom: Tom Hanks gained major recognition in 1988 for his role in the hit movie Big. From that point on he made a career of defying genre constraints.
He went on to appear in notably films such as Sleepless in Seattle, Apollo 13, Toy Story, You've Got Mail, Saving Private Ryan, Cast Away, The Da Vinci Code, and Angels and Demons, among others.
In 1993 and 1994, Hanks became the second actor in history to win back-to-back Academy Awards for Best Actor.