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Tom Hanks Net Worth: $350 Million

Full NameThomas Jeffrey Hanks
ProfessionActor, Producer, Director, Writer
Birth PlaceConcord, California, U.S.A.
Height6' (1.83 m)
Marital StatusMarried (Rita Wilson)
NationalityUnited States
Date of BirthJuly 9, 1956
EthnicityAnglo-American, Portuguese
Weight184 lbs (83 kg)
Children4 (Samantha, Colin, Chester, Truman)

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks is one of the most popular actors in the world – an icon that many people have loved for his movies. His net worth stands at $350 Million.

He was born on July 9, 1956 in Concord, California (United States). Son of Janet Marylyn Frager, a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, a traveling cook. His progenitor was of Portuguese origin (the family surname was originally Fraga). His parents divorced in 1960. The three oldest children, Sandra, Larry and Tom stayed with their father in Oakland, while the youngest, Jim, who would also become an actor and film director, remained with his mother.

He became interested in theater and performed his first roles in school plays while attending Skyline High School in Oakland, California. He studied at California State University in Sacramento and worked for buttons at the Hilton Hotel in Oakland, also sold popcorn at the Oakland Coliseum.

His professional debut was in Cleveland, with The Taming of the Shrew. In 1981, he made his debut in the cinema with Know You’re Alone. He began to appear in television in the series Bosom Buddies, of the ABC and especially in Happy Days, directed by Ron Howard.

The movie 1, 2, 3 … Splash was the one that made him one of Hollywood’s most blockbuster actors. He worked in films like Bachelor Party (1984) This house is a ruin (1986) or Partners and hounds (1989). Nominated for the best actor Oscar for his role as Joshua Baskin in Big, he won the Academy Award for his performances in Philadelphia and Forrest Gump.

In 1998 he was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor with Steven Spielberg’s film Save Private Ryan. He received the Distinguished Public Service Award, the highest civilian honor of the United States Navy, on Veterans Day in 1999 for his work on the film. In 2000 he got a new Oscar nomination for Castaway. For his role in Angels and Demons (2009), he became the second highest paid actor in history after collecting fifty million dollars.

He was married to actress Samantha Lewes from 1978 to 1987 and was the father of Colin, born in 1977, and Elizabeth. In 1988, he married actress Rita Wilson, who co-starred in the film Volunteers and had two children, Chester Marlon, who had a role as a student in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and, Truman Theodore, who was born in 1995. Before getting married with his second wife, he converted to the Greek Orthodox Church, Wilson’s religion.

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