Tom Hanks is at the forefront when it comes to the richest Hollywood actors, as his films generate over $9 billion in worldwide revenue. He has been around since the 1970s and can be remembered from movies like the controversial The Davinci Code. But he has also played funnier and more meaningful roles. These include Forest Gump in 1974, voice-overs in Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3 in 2009 and 2010.
Tom Hanks has won numerous awards, including two consecutive Best Actor Academy Awards for Philadelphia and Forrest Gump. In 2014, he even received an award from the Kennedy Center. Two years later, in 2016, President Barack Obama also presented him with a Presidential Medal of Freedom Award.
Tom Hanks Wiki, Height
Tom Hanks is 61 years old and was born in California on July 9, 1956, the son of Amos Mefford Hanks and Janet Marylyn. His mother was a hospital worker, while his father was a cook who liked to do his job on the streets. His family history states that Thomas Jeffery Hanks is of English, Portuguese, German and Cornish descent, although he is American, and that he has an impressive build standing at 6 feet (1.83 m). He is also distantly related to President Abraham Lincoln.
He began his education in his home state of California, where he attended Skyline High School. Hanks attended college for a while before dropping out to concentrate on his acting career. He first attended Chabot College in Hayward, where he studied theatre. He then moved to California State University in Sacramento, where he finally dropped out and moved to New York in 1979. He even made it onto Time Magazine’s “Top 10 College Dropout” list.
Tom Hanks Net Worth
In Tom Hanks’ illustrious career, he has starred in over fifty films, including acting and dubbing roles. According to Forbes, these statistics put him at an average of $31 million per film. In total, Tom Hanks has a net worth that put him at $390 million.
With this massive success, it’s funny that Tom Hanks wanted to become an astronaut at some point. His love for everything to do with space is still evident in his decision to produce HBO’s From The Earth To The Moon series. He is a member of the National Space Society and sits on the board of directors of a non-profit educational space organization founded by Dr. Wernher von Braun.
Children, Wife, Brother
Hanks has a sister and two brothers. Sandra Hanks, a writer; Larry Hanks, professor of entomology at the University of Illinois; and Jim Hanks, also an actor and filmmaker.
Tom Hanks has been to the altar twice in his life. His first marriage was to actress Samantha Lewes on January 24, 1978. They separated in 1987 after 9 years of marriage and two children. Colin Lewes Hanks, 40, is the first child of this union and a successful Hollywood actor. He was most recently known for his role as Alex Vreeke in the 2017 film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Tom’s second, Elizabeth Ann Hanks, 35, is a writer. Samantha Lewes died in March 2002.
It seems that Tom Hanks had a weakness for actresses when he made the Covenant for Life for the second time with another actress, Rita Wilson, on April 30, 1988. She starred with Hanks in the 1993 film Sleepless In Seattle and in 1996 in Jingle All The Way with Arnold Schwarzenegger. They have two children together. Chet Hanks, 27, who is also an actor. Chet has starred in some quite successful movies such as the teenager movie Bratz (2007), in which he played Dexter, and the Fantastic Four (2015), in which he had a small appearance as Ben’s older brother Jimmy Grimm. Tom Hanks’ second child by Rita Wilson is Truman Theodore Hanks, 22 years old. Tom also has two grandchildren from his eldest, Colin Hanks. His precious granddaughters Olivia Jane Hanks is 6 years old and Charlotte Bryant Hanks is 4 years old.
As usual, the rumor mills have been circulating their stories about almost every famous actor for years. It seems that once you have achieved fame and fortune, you become fresh fodder for gossip and all ugliness. 2016 was a particularly ugly year for Tom Hanks, as he sued several media publications for printing fake stories about this personal life and marriage. Hanks and his wife even received a rare apology from the National Enquirer for printing damaging and untrue stories about their relationship.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have since then separately spoken out against these divorce rumors. They are still happily married.
Quick Facts About Tom Hanks
|Date of Birth:||9 July 1956|
|Age:||63 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Birth Name||Thomas Jeffrey Hanks|
|Father||Amos Mefford Hanks|
|Mother||Janet Marylyn Frager|
|Birth Place/City||Concord, California|
|Net Worth||$ 390 million|
|Weight in KG||N/A|
|Famous for||Actor, filmmaker|
|Married to||Rita Wilson (m. 1988), Samantha Lewes (m. 1978)|
|Children||Colin Hanks, Chet Hanks, Elizabeth Ann Hanks, Truman Theodore Hanks|
|Divorce||Samantha Lewes (m. 1987)|
|Awards||Academy Award for Best Actor 1995|
|Movies||Forrest Gump 1994|