Tom Cruise’s fortunes rank him higher than Mick Jagger, George Clooney AND Stephen King | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

The star celebrates his 60th birthday today, and has garnered a net worth of $600million (£492million) over his 41 years in the industry. His first movie to gross over a billion was Top Gun: Maverick — released just this year. So, how exactly did he earn his vast fortune?

The American actor and producer has a long list of film credits and is one of the most well-known names in the entertainment industry. 

He ranks number 37 in the richest people in Hollywood, higher than the likes of Mick Jagger, George Clooney and acclaimed author Stephen King. 

Cruise is also the third richest actor in Hollywood, falling $200million (£164million) behind Dwayne Johnson and $400million (£328million) short of Jerry Seinfield. 

He is well known for his action movies and some of his roles have become undeniably iconic such as Ethan Hunt from the Mission Impossible film series.

In total, Cruise’s films have grossed the global box office $9.5billion (£7.8billion) over the course of his career. 

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However, Cruise did not arrive in Hollywood with this fortune as his childhood was turbulent and marred by financial issues. 

He went to 15 different schools in 14 years and would end up living with his mother and stepfather in 1978, and had a very different career path in mind for himself while growing up.

He took a Catholic Church scholarship and aspired to become a Franciscan priest but was ultimately expelled from the St. Francis Seminary for drinking. 

He returned to high school and graduated in 1980 before moving to New York City with the permission of his mother and stepfather. 

By 1986 he was earning $2million (£1.64million) for his role in Top Gun. 

The long awaited follow up, Top Gun: Maverick, was rumoured to be in the making years before it actually was. 

When fans finally received confirmation that the movie would in fact be made, COVID-19 delayed the release by two years. 

Cruise is both the star and primary producer of Top Gun: Maverick, with his base salary at $13million (£10million), more than six times his original salary in 1983. 



This is not all he takes home though, earning 10 to 20 percent of revenue on the film thanks to his producer credit. 

It is evident that Cruise’s wealth cannot simply be attributed to his acting roles — he also sources a large sum of his wealth from Cruise/Wagner Productions. 

Cruise and Paula Wagner co-founded the company in 1993, and had an exclusive deal with entertainment giant Paramount for a number of years.

Wagner had originally attempted to persuade Michael Ovitz, managing partner of talent agency CAA, to sign Cruise in 1981 — and this is exactly what happened. 

Shortly after, he became globally famous almost overnight following his role in Risky Business in 1983, which was just the fourth film role of his career. 

It would also provide him with his first big award nomination, putting him in the running for a Golden Globe for Best Actor. 

This was followed by a string of successful movies including Rainman, Interview with the Vampire and A Few Good Men. 

During this same time, the new Hollywood heartthrob also found himself in a handful of relationships, including a short fling with singer Cher. 

How Physical Addresses Misconceptions About Eating Disorders

Naturally, a lot of the lessons Weisman learned have been put into the show. Like Sheila, Weisman understands that binging and purging isn’t necessarily about appearances, it’s more like she’s “being compelled to do a series of increasingly destructive behaviors.”

“When I would enter a binge and purge cycle, it felt totally out of my control,” she explained. “It was as if I was walking down the street and someone pulled up in a car, put a blanket over my head, and pushed me into the backseat. I was going for a ride, whether I liked it or not.”

So, while it’s sometimes difficult to see eating disorders and generational trauma dissected on-screen, it’s important to be honest about the subjects that impact people every day and Physical does just that.

Stranger Things: Where Demobats Fall in Our Monsters Ranking

Warning: This story includes spoilers for Stranger Things season four, volume two.

The Duffer Brothers have given us another monster to fear.

In Stranger Things season four, volume two, viewers watched as Demobats—part-demon, part-bat creatures—attacked and killed Eddie Munson (Joseph Quinn). Though Eddie purposefully put himself in harm’s way to help his friends—played by Gaten Matarazzo, Natalia Dyer, Joe Keery and Maya Hawke—in the Upside Down, it didn’t make the battle any less frightening. The massive, flying monsters attacked Eddie from all angles, leaving him a bloody mess by the end.

Bone-chilling stuff, right?

So, we find ourselves wondering where the Demobats rank among the other terrifying beasts of Stranger Things. Specifically, could the Demobats be more deadly than season two’s Demodogs? How would they fair against the OG big bad, the Demogorgon? They have to be more vicious than season three’s The Flayed, right?

Lucky for you, we’ve thought all of this through and have ranked all the bad guys from your favorite Netflix series.

Coach Outlet 4th of July Sale: Score a $430 Best-Selling Tote for $96

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The best 4th of July sales aren’t just happening in home, furniture and appliances. In fact, 4th of July is a great time to shop summer fashion, especially if you’re big on designer bags and accessories. 

Coach Outlet is currently holding a huge 4th of July sitewide deal where everything is on sale for an extra 15% off. It’s a can’t-miss sale that includes new summer arrivals, the Coach Pride 2022 collection and the recently dropped Disney Mickey Mouse x Keith Haring Collection, which features cool stylized Mickey designs that are on sale now for 60% off.

If you want to score the best deals of them all, be sure to check out Coach Outlet’s clearance section where every item is on sale for 75% off. You can find some serious jaw-dropping deals like this sophisticated and sleek $430 tote bag for just $96 or a perfect-for-gifting $130 magnetic Signature card case for $30

We’ve rounded up some of the best deals you can find during Coach Outlet’s 4th of July sale. Check those out below.

How G Flip is Flipping the Script on Being a LGBTQ+ Role Model

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When G Flip performs, they aren’t just taking the stage but taking the reins on being something—or better yet, someone—that was missing from their personal journey.

Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, G Flip has started a new chapter in their story as a music artist, including a leg of U.S. shows and freshly-released music. But one thing that has remained the same amongst all these new milestones? Their goal to “fill the gap” when it comes to being a LGBTQ+ role model.

“Growing up, I didn’t have many queer figures in my life,” G Flip exclusively shared with E! News. “I went to a Catholic primary school and high school—an all-girls high school—and being queer was never talked about. It was never around me and it wasn’t really in the media that I was consuming either.”

Lindsay Lohan and Bader Shammas Are Married

Surprise! Lindsay Lohan is a married woman.

On July 2, her 36th birthday, the Mean Girls actress shared an Instagram tribute to her longtime partner Bader Shammas, calling him her “husband.” Her rep later confirmed to E! News that Lindsay is married.

In her post, with contained a selfie of the couple, the star wrote, “I am the luckiest woman in the world. You found me and knew that I wanted to find happiness and grace, all at the same time. I am stunned that you are my husband. My life and my everything. Every woman should feel like this everyday.”

Lindsay had announced last November that she was engaged to Bader, with her rep adding that the two have been together for three years.

“My love. My life. My family. My future,” the actress wrote on Instagram at the time, showing off her diamond engagement ring. “@bader.shammas #love.”

Bader, the son of a Lebanese mom and Kuwaiti dad, resides in Dubai, where Lohan has lived for the past few years.

How Brooke Shields Teaches Her Daughters to Handle “Nasty” Critics

Brooke Shields wants to keep the negativity away from her family.

Especially when it comes to her daughters Rowan Francis Henchy, 19, and Grier Hammond Henchy, 16 (with husband Chris Henchy), navigating social media.

“I try to not preach too much,” the supermodel exclusively told E! News. “They have been privy to me as an example their whole lives. So rather than it being ‘you should do this, you should do that,’ if I’m faced with something, I speak to them about it.”

Though she doesn’t read comments on social media, her kids do. “They’ll say, ‘Mom, it’s amazing how nasty people can be,'” she explained. “That’s a moment for a conversation rather than dictating to them.”

And she leads by example. As the founder of Beginning Is Now, an online platform and lifestyle brand for women, “they’re seeing me start my own company,” the 57-year-old told E!.

Anthropologie’s 4th of July Sale: Score $200 Dresses for Under $50

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By now you’ve likely seen all kinds of incredible 4th of July sales and deals from J.Crew’s Red, White & Crew Sale offering sitewide deals up to 90% off to Pottery Barn and West Elm’s can’t-miss Warehouse Sales with thousands of items discounted up to 70% off. While we definitely think you should take advantage of all the savings you can this holiday weekend, if we had to choose just one place to shop, it would have to be Anthropologie

This 4th of July, Anthropologie is throwing a major clearance sale where nearly everything (furniture is excluded) is on sale for an extra 50% off. With savings like that, you can score a gorgeous Farm Rio jumpsuit, which typically costs around $200, for just $60. You can even find other $150+ dresses that are on sale for $50 or less.

Not only can you score great deals on summer fashion, you can also save on cute new products for your home like candles, throw pillows, blankets, mugs and more. Again, nearly everything included in the sale section is an extra 50% off. Needless to say, we recommend shopping ASAP as items tend to sell out fast. 

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite deals and styles from Anthropologie’s 4th of July Clearance Sale. Check those out below.

Adele’s BF Rich Paul and Ex Simon Konecki Watch Her Concert Together

Adele‘s music brings people together, including the loves of her life, past and present.

On July 1, the British pop star performed a show in Hyde Park, London, which marked her first public concert in five years. Standing in a VIP section together were none other than her boyfriend, sports agent Rich Paul, and her ex-husband, Simon Konecki. Their son Angelo, 9, was also in attendance, the singer herself told the crowd during her show, which also marked her first major gig since the release of her 30 “divorce” album.

Simon and Rich were spotted chatting with married Hollywood couple Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden. Also in attendance at the concert: Tom Cruise, James Corden, Niall Horan and Stranger ThingsMillie Bobby Brown.

During the show, Adele sang hits including “Rumour Has It,” “Rolling In the Deep” and “Someone Like You.” While performing the latter song, she got emotional after members of the crowd, which totaled about 65,000 people, sang along at her request.

Joey King Pays Tribute to Fiancé Steven Piet With Sweet TikTok Video

Joey King has found her prince.

Four months after getting engaged to fiancé Steven Piet, the actress took to TikTok to pay tribute to her future husband with a heartwarming video montage.

“This is my fiancé, Steven,” she wrote on July 1. “I love him with my whole heart, and i wanted to show him off a lil.”

Highlighting some of the couple’s cutest moments together, the video included clips of the two dancing in the car, snow tubing, cuddling with their dogs, laughing over coffee, cooking and more, set to the song “Become a Mountain” by Dan Deacon.

The Kissing Booth star added, “Just felt like making a video showing merely a fraction of how wonderful life is with you.”

The post’s comment section quickly filled up with TikTok users gushing over the pair’s chemistry. “He matches your vibe perfectly, so happy you found your other half,” one user wrote, while another remarked, “You can feel the happiness & love.”