Everybody likes to hear about vastly wealthy people failing, particularly during the credit crunch. That is why Forbes Magazine, well-known for its lists – including its lists of the richest Americans (the Forbes 400) and its list of billionaires – has made a list to see which actors are the most “overpaid”.

The magazine has done some research about how much money Hollywood actors are actually worth – not how much they are paid, but how much profit they generate, compared with how much they are paid.

Forbes got their figures by looking at the last three films each actor had made, and found that Nicole Kidman, whose films have made a dollar for every dollar she was paid, is therefore the “most overpaid” actor in Hollywood.



A bit further down the list comes miss Kidman’s former husband Tom Cruise, whose films make $4 for every dollar he makes. Cameron Diaz is fourth on the list of overpaid stars, while Jennifer Garner takes second place

1. Nicole Kidman – 1 dollar
2. Jennifer Garner – 3,60 dollars
3. Tom Cruise – 4 dollars
4. Cameron Diaz – 4 dollars
5. Jennifer Lopez – 4,10 dollars
6. Jim Carrey – 4,11 dollars
7. Nicolas Cage – 4,16 dollars
8. Drew Barrymore – 4,38 dollars
9. Will Ferrell – 4,67 dollars
10. Cate Blanchett – 4,97 dollars