People Magazine has been naming the Sexiest Man Alive for years since 1985. It is one thing to be on the cover of the coveted yearly issue, but to be one of the richest men on the list is a story that no one often tells.
If you’d like to know who’s been having the best of both worlds, read through our list of the 10 wealthiest Sexiest Men Alive to hold the title.
10. Pierce Brosnan ($200 million)
Brosnan came in 10th place with a net worth of $200 million. Pierce is as timeless as the films he appeared in, including “James Bond” and “Mamma Mia.” The 69-year-old Irish actor also surprised Marvel fans by landing the role of Kent Nelson or Doctor Fate in “Black Adam,” which premiered on Oct. 21.
9. Denzel Washington ($280 million)
Aside from his undeniable talent, sex appeal and spectacular filmography, Denzel Washington is also worth $280 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. His career as a Hollywood actor is undoubtedly still in its prime because of such classics as “Cry Freedom,” “Philadelphia,” “Training Day,” “American Gangster,” “Fences” and “Malcolm X.” He is said to make a staggering $20 million for every film he is featured in.
8. Brad Pitt ($300 million)
Brad Pitt was named People’s Sexiest Man Alive in 1995 and 2000. The actor-producer pockets about $300 million from his career. According to Men’s Health, his base salary rose to $17.5 million in the late 1990s but was slashed to $10 million when he appeared in “Inglourious Basterds” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”
However, he also received seven- to eight-figure earnings from his renowned films, such as David Fincher’s psychothriller film “Se7en,” the action comedy film “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” and the box-office hit “World War Z.”
He entered the 28th spot on Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid actors in 2015.
7. Harrison Ford ($300 million)
The legendary actor Harrison Ford has a net worth of $300 million. Parade reported that Ford collects $12 million to $65 million per film and $20 million per year. Ford is known for his films “Indiana Jones” and “Star Wars,” and yes, both of these franchises earned the most among his other films.
The film “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” came first place, grossing $2.06 billion. “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” his subsequent highest-grossing movie, brought in $787 million.
6. Richard Gere ($120 million) and Cindy Crawford ($400 million)
The ex-couple Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford defied the standards as they were hailed as the Sexiest Couple Alive in 1993. The pair was worth $520 million combined. Crawford, however, eclipsed her ex-husband with a $400 million net worth. But it’s a win-win situation with Gere’s $120 million net worth.
Crawford’s fortune isn’t from modeling alone, as per Forbes. Crawford owns 50% of a skincare company that markets anti-aging products called “Meaningful Beauty,” which led her to bag a nine-figure net worth.
5. Mel Gibson ($425 million)
In 1985, Mel Gibson became the first man to claim the title of the Sexiest Man Alive. Fame and fortune flow in the same vein as Gibson holds around $425 million.
Gibson had a slate of distinguished films such as the “Mad Max” franchise, the “Lethal Weapon” franchise and “The Year of Living Dangerously.” His total earnings as a film actor were approximately $168,298,465, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
He’s also known for directing “The Passion of Christ” (2004), “Hacksaw Ridge” (2016), and “Braveheart” (1995), which won him an Oscar for Best Director.
4. David Beckham ($450 million)
David Beckham’s innate charisma, off-the-scale talent and massive $450 million net worth never fail to astound everyone. The former Manchester United Midfielder’s net worth is combined with that of his wife, the singer and fashion designer Victoria Beckham.
Beckham amassed an estimated $225 million from Major League Soccer throughout his final six seasons, according to Celebrity Net Worth. He also makes earnings from endorsement deals and real estate.
3. George Clooney ($500 million)
George Clooney is a walking half-a-billion net-worth owner, who’s also one of the top-billed actors in Hollywood.
Clooney kept his hands on the wheel from the ’80s until the present, which is why he managed to build this large net worth. He starred in famed movies, including “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Ocean’s Twelve,” “Burn After Reading.” Additionally, he just made his return to the big screen for “Ticket to Paradise” alongside Julia Roberts, his longtime cinematic muse.
2. Tom Cruise ($600 million)
The longtime A-lister Tom Cruise is worth $600 million, and we are not surprised.
Tom has been in show business for over 40 years, making successful films here and there that served as his safety net. The 60-year-old action star known for the “Mission Impossible” franchise earned the following revenues: “Mission Impossible” ($70 million), “Mission Impossible” ($100 million) and “Mission Impossible 3” ($75 million).
And it doesn’t stop there, since according to Cinemablend, Tom gets paid $7,091 for every word he speaks during a dialogue!
1. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson ($800 million)
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has a lot on his plate for a reason, as he is now the highest-paid actor in Hollywood with an $800 million net worth.
From the WWE ring to the action-packed jungle films, Dwayne has the same rush and command when he’s in the spotlight. Dwayne made his theatrical debut in “Mummy Returns” (2001), followed by his first major role in “The Scorpion King” (2002), for which he got paid $5.5 million. Celebrity Net Worth said Dwayne began making $125 million around June 2017 to 2018.
A few of his movie hits include “Tooth Fairy,” “Furious 7,” “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” “Baywatch” and the latest DC film “Black Adam.”
Dwayne is also an entrepreneur making waves as the owner of a production company (with his ex-wife) called Seven Bucks Productions and the tequila brand Teremana Tequila.