Newly Single Tom Cruise Tops Forbes’ List of Highest-Earning Actors — Who Else Is Cashing In Big? (VIDEO)

Gabrielle Chung | July 13, 2012 - 9:00 am

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Forbes magazine recently released its annual list of the world’s highest-earning actors and Cruise, 50, dominated over his competitors with a whopping $75 million — almost twice what the first runner-up had raked in between May 2011 and May 2012.

Who else was on the list? Watch the video — above — to find out.

After Cruise, J. Edgar actor Leonardo DiCaprio and Jack & Jill star Adam Sandler came in second at $37 million, while Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson closed the gap with $36 million in third place.

Check out the full list, below.

Tom Cruise ($75 million)
Leonardo DiCaprio ($37 million)
Adam Sandler ($37 million)
Dwayne Johnson ($36 million)
Ben Stiller ($33 million)
Sacha Baron Cohen ($30 million)
Johnny Depp ($30 million)
Will Smith ($30 million)
Mark Wahlberg ($27 million)
Taylor Lautner ($26.5 million)
Robert Pattinson ($26.5 million)

In compiling this yearly list, Forbes considers factors such as upfront pay, profit participation, residuals, endorsements and advertising work.

The ranking comes shortly after news that Cruise’s third wife, actress Katie Holmes, filed for divorce.

The former couple has already signed a divorce settlement. Their only child — 6-year-old Suri Cruise — will be living with Holmes for the majority of the time while Cruise has agreed on supervised visits.

“The case has been settled and the agreement has been signed. We are thrilled for Katie and her family and are excited to watch as she embarks on the next chapter of her life,” Holmes’s attorney Jonathan Wolfe confirmed the deal on Monday. “We thank Tom’s counsel for their professionalism and diligence that helped bring about this speedy resolution.”

See below for more Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ divorce coverage.

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