Tom Holland is an English actor who is most well known for playing Spider-Man. But what a lot of people don’t realize is that Holland was actually a dancer before he became an actor. And as a young boy, he performed in numerous musicals and TV shows.
However, it was his earnings from the Marvel movies that really made Tom Holland net worth skyrocket into the millions. Let’s take a look at Holland’s career and how his net worth has increased with his success.
Thomas Stanley Holland was born in Kingston on the Thames in London on June 1, 1996. He seemed destined to go into the arts because both his parents are also in the industry. His father, Dominic, is an author as well as a comedian. And his mother, named Nicola Elizabeth, is a photographer. Holland has three younger brothers – Sam, Harry, and Patrick.
Holland attended Donhead Preparatory School, Wimbledon as a child. It was during these early years that he learned to dance at Nifty Feet Dance School, which taught him hip hop. Eventually, he continued his education at Wimbledon College. Upon graduating, he joined the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in Croydon.
In 2006, while at Wimbledon, Holland participated in the Richmond Dance Festival with his class. Choreographer Lynne Page was in the audience and noticed his talent. Page was working with choreographer Peter Darling at the time for Billy Elliot the Musical.
Two years later, after numerous auditions and intensive training, Holland debuted on stage as part of the cast of Billy Elliot the Musical. He played Michael, the lead character’s best friend. Critics raved at his amazing performance on opening night. He was 12 years old then, and he continued playing the role until he was 14.
Film Acting Career
Holland’s debut in the film industry was actually in a voice acting role. In 2011, he voiced Shô in the English adaptation of Studio Ghibli’s The Secret World of Arrietty. A year later, he finally had his first on-screen movie role in The Impossible, along with Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts. The film made over $180 million at the box office, and Holland started to grab the attention of film dans.
By this time, Tom Holland’s net worth was starting to noticeably increase. It didn’t hurt either that he got multiple awards for his performance in the movie. Among the most notable was the London Film Critics Circle Award for Young British Performer of the Year, and the Award for Breakthrough Performance from the National Board of Review.
After the immense success of The Impossible, Holland didn’t have a hard time getting great roles. He subsequently appeared in Locke in a supporting role with Tom Hardy. Also, he played the lead in How I Live Now and In the Heart of the Sea.
But it was in mid-2015 that Holland’s career would change forever. Marvel had chosen him to be the new Peter Parker and signed him for a 6-movie contract with Marvel Studios. The first film in which he played the iconic superhero is Captain America: Civil War in 2016. His second foray into the Marvel Cinematic Universe was Spider-Man: Homecoming one year later.
Homecoming earned over $117 million in ticket sales over the first weekend alone. Later on, global sales surpassed $800 million. The movie also earned Holland a Guinness Book of World Records title for being the youngest actor at 20 to play a lead MCU role. The British Academy Film Awards also took notice and gave him the BAFTA Rising Star Award for his performance.
Holland has appeared in four more Spider-Man films since. Avengers: Infinity War came out in 2018 and Avengers: Endgame in 2019. Soon afterward, the Spider-Man sequels Spider-Man: Far from Home and Spider-Man: No Way Home were also released in 2019 and 2021, respectively. Both movies earned over $1 billion at the box office.
The young actor did not only gain instant global fame by playing Spider-Man, but Tom Holland net worth also shot up dramatically. For the first Spider-Man movie, he received a salary of $500,000. But with the massive commercial success of the film, he got a substantial bonus, earning a total of over $1.5 million. For the latter Marvel movies that Holland made, his salary has reportedly increased to $5 million per movie.
Although he will always be known best for his Marvel role, Holland did deliver great performances in other films. Some of these more notable works are in Edge of Winter, The Lost City of Z, Pilgrimage, The Current War, and Uncharted.
And on the TV side of things, he even performed a dance number to the tune of Umbrella in Lip Sync Battle, a moment that has become a fan favorite.
In addition to acting, Holland is also starting to take endorsement deals. Early this year, Holland partnered with luxury brand Prada, fronting the In the Mood collection of menswear. In 2021, Holland also did a series of ads for the Christmas food specials of Marks & Spencer.
When he was 7 years old, Holland was diagnosed with dyslexia. This prompted his family to transfer him to a private school so he could get better attention. Holland and his brothers sponsor a non-profit charity called The Brothers Trust, which does a lot of fund-raising for various causes.
Holland likes his privacy and tends to keep personal matters out of the public eye. Nevertheless, he is quite active on Instagram and as of this writing, has more than 67 million followers.
When it comes to romance, Holland is currently dating actress Zendaya, who was also his co-star in the Spider-Man movies.
Tom Holland Net Worth Today
Tom Holland’s net worth is estimated at $18 million today, which is especially impressive considering his age. As he plays the lead in more commercially successful films, there is no doubt that number will continue to grow.
Next up for Holland, is the Apple TV+ series The Crowded Room, which is currently expected to premiere in 2023. IMDB’s describes the project as a series that explores the true stories of individuals struggling and living with mental illness.