Australia’s Highest-Paid Actors

January 23, 2014

Australia has produced some of the finest actors in Hollywood and international film and TV industry. These actors have also raked in the moolah for their years of perseverance and devotion to the film industry.

This is a list of the nation’s 8 richest actors.

1. Nicole Kidman


The gorgeous and highly talented Nicole Kidman features on top of the list of Australia’s highest paid actors. She was Hollywood’s highest paid actress in 2006, and featured in high grossing films like Australia, Bewitched, Cold Mountain etc.

Kidman’s estimated net worth is a staggering $130 million, that keeps her one-step ahead from her male counterpart, Hugh Jackman.

2. Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman

Australia’s most beloved male actor Hugh Jackman is also the nation’s richest male celebrity. With an estimated net worth of over $100 million dollars, Jackman is the second most paid Australian actor.

3. Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe

The veteran Australian actor Russell Crowe is one of the most successful actors in Hollywood. He shot to fame with his award winning performances in blockbusters like Gladiator, L.A. Confidential, Les Misérables, Robin Hood etc.

He recently finished shooting for Darren Aronofksy’s forthcoming Biblical epic, Noah. The actor’s current net worth is estimated to be around $75 million.

4. Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett

The exceedingly talented and multifaceted Cate Blanchett has is considered the best female actor from Australia after Nicole Kidman.

Her award winning roles in blockbusters like The Aviator, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Lord of the Rings and Elizabeth have brought her unprecedented fame and success.

Her estimated net worth is around $45 million.

5. Simon Baker

Simon Baker

Simon Baker is a successful TV actor who’s first shot to fame was the cult classic L.A. Confidential. Presently he is best known for his role of Patrick Jane on the hit TV show The Mentalist.

Baker charges a hefty sum of $350,000 per episode, and his estimated net worth is close to $25 million.

6. Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts

The charming British-Australian actress Naomi Watts is best known for her role in the Hollywood horror film The Ring.

Lately, she has established herself as successful TV actor with popular shows like Brides of Christ, Hey Dad and Home and Away.

Her remarkable work in the Australian television industry has helped significantly in fetching her $15 million net worth.

7. Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth

Best known for portraying the Norse God of Thunder, Thor, in the self-titled Marvels epic and The Avengers, Chris Hemsworth has quickly escalated to the ranks of Australia’s most sought after actors in Hollywood.

His current net worth is estimated to be around $12 million.

8. Yvonne Strahovski

Yvonne Strahovski

Ranked among the most beautiful actresses of Australia, the talented Yvonne Strahovski has garnered an admirable fan following in the country and abroad.

Although she won accolades for her breakthrough performance in the cult TV series Chuck, Strahovski’s fame reached epic proportions with the record-breaking American drama Dexter.

She also appeared alongside Clive Owens and Robert De Niro in the Hollywood thriller Killer Elite.

Strahovski’s estimated net worth is around $8 million dollars, mainly because of her appearances in Dexter and Chuck.