About Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks, full name Thomas Jeffrey Hanks, is an excellent American actor, film producer, director and writer, best known from such award winning movies like Apollo 13, The Green Mile, Sleepless in Seattle, Catch Me if You Cam, Forest Gump, The da Vinci Code, Angels and Daemons, Philadelphia and many others. During his career in movie industry Tom has won numerous accolades, including Golden Globe, People’s Choice, Screen Actors Guild, and Academy Awards for Best Actor. Tom Hanks net worth is currently estimated at $350 million.
Tom was born in California, in a family of Amos Mefford and Janet Marylyn Hanks. His father, a cook, was of British ancestry and his mom, a hospital worker, was of Portuguese decent. Tom’s parents divorced when he was only four year old, and a boy along with his two elder siblings stayed with their father. Only the youngest child, Jim, moved to live with their mother. Despite the unhappy marriage, it looks like Hanks managed to raise his children to be a great people. Sandra, the eldest sister of Tom, became a writer and his elder brother Larry earned a PhD in entomology.
As tom recalls, at school he was disliked by both his peers and his teachers. Classmates did not find Tom to be particularly fun because he was extremely shy and a bit geeky, teachers had no relish for Thomas for the exact opposite reason- because he used to make jokes when in their opinion it was time to be serious and study. Despite his general unpopularity, even back at school everyone would have had to admit that Hanks has a talent for acting. Looks like Tom has felt this too, as after graduation he decided to study theater at Chabot College.
Hanks made his film debut in 1980, in a low budget film entitled He Knows You’re Alone. The pay check for his first role added mare $800 dollars to Tom Hanks net worth. Although Tom’s salary soon started climbing up (he received $70 thousand for Splash in 1984, nearly two million for Big in 1988 and $3.5 million for The ‘burbs the next year), his success during the 8th decade was mixed. Some of the movies Hanks appeared in were evaluated positively, others turned out to be both financial and critical disasters. Everything changed in the 90s, with a movie A League of Their Own. By this time Hanks matured as an actor and started taking exquisite, dramatic roles. It might be said that his talent fully unfolded in the award winning drama Forrest Gump. This film alone added $70 million to Tom Hanks net worth. After this movie Tom’s salary rarely fell below $20 million.