Tom Hanks net worth: Tom Hanks is an American actor, director, writer and producer who has a net worth of $350 million. Tom Hanks is by far one of the most famous, highest-regarded, and best-paid actors in Hollywood. In total, Hanks' domestic lifetime box office gross is more than $4.1 billion. As of December 2013, his world total box office gross is approximately $8.3 billion. He is also the number-one, most consistent box office money making star in the world. Tom Hanks was born and raised near San Francisco, and studied drama in community college and at California State University at Sacramento until he was encouraged to join the Great Lakes Theater Festival, an internship that stretched into a three-year commitment. In 1980, he moved to New York City and landed the cross-dressing sitcom Bosom Buddies, which lasted two seasons, and which he followed up with a series of minor film roles.
Tom Hanks gained major recognition in 1988 for his role in the hit movie Big, and has since made a career of defying genre constraints: he went on to appear in Sleepless in Seattle, Apollo 13, Toy Story, You've Got Mail, Saving Private Ryan, Cast Away, The Da Vinci Code, and Angels and Demons, among others. In 1993 and 1994, Hanks became the second actor in history to win back-to-back Academy Awards for Best Actor: in 1993 for Philadelphia, in which he played an HIV-positive attorney, and in 1994 for Forrest Gump, in which he played the title role. In 1996, Hanks wrote and directed That Thing You Do!, kicking off his career behind the camera; he has since directed and/or produced several more movies, including Cast Away and The Polar Express. Hanks was married to Samantha Lewes from 1978 – 1987, and he married actress Rita Wilson in 1988. He has four children, including actor Colin Hanks and rapper Chet Haze.