British heartthrob and bad ass Tom Hardy ranking at number 2 on IMDB’s top celebrities is worth an estimated $30 million. His most recent role in the 2013 blockbuster Batman The Dark Knight Rises he earned $4 million. The actor packed on 30 lbs and played a hardcore villain. But the role was not his first that required heavy physical alteration. In 2008 he starred in his breakout role Bronson. Tom Hardy played a man locked up initially for 7 years but ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement with his alter ego being his only accompaniment.
Tom Hardy’s dark character roles are reflective of his struggles he faced in his twenties. The actor abused alcohol and drugs and suffered a number of mental and psychological disorders as a result. His life has changed dramatically since then. His acting abilities and bad boy looks have landed him on Hollywood’s best and most influential list of actors including Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch. In 2010 he starred alongside Leonard Dicaprio in one of the highest grossing films of all time Inception.
He is currently working on the dark thriller Child 44 which he is paid $2 million and three other films, The Everest, Outsider and Locke due out in 2014 with a cumulative salary of $15 million.
The sexy star has been married 3 times! His first marriage with Sarah Ward for 5 years ended in 2004 and his second with Rachel Speed for another 5 years ended in 2009. The heart throb has once again chosen to settle down married to Charlotte Riley who he proposed to just days before his divorce with Rachel Speed was official. Charlotte Riley is another British transplant. She made her first red carpet appearance with her husband during the LA movie premiere of This Means War starring Tom Hardy and Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon.
The couple maybe expecting their first child according to a slue of British tabloids!!