How did tom cruise make his money?

From doing his own stunts to producing most of his movies, the Top Gun star does it all. Most of Cruise's wealth comes from his many films. The beginning of his career began with smaller roles in films such as Endless Love and The Outsiders. However, it was the movie Risky Business that boosted Cruise's career.

Like Scott Disick from the acclaimed movie Flip It Like a Disick, Tom Cruise buys and sells a lot of houses. Tom Cruise spent his early years moving around the country, with a brief stay in Canada after his father got a job in the Canadian Armed Forces. Over the past three decades, Tom Cruise has starred in dozens of blockbuster movies and is now generally considered one of Hollywood's biggest stars. When you look at a list of the 10 biggest performance paychecks of all time (for a single movie), Tom Cruise ranks three times the ranking.