Commercials, once just the reserve of our radios, billboards and TVs, have now extended on to our phones and desktops, podcasts and streaming videos Daily we are exposed to literally hundreds of adverts and the models and actors in them. But do we ever know their names? Most likely not. When it comes to making it big as an actor in Hollywood, hopefuls quickly learn that it’s a very tough business to break into – and adverts are rarely a ‘big break’.
When an actor is first starting out, the first thing they’re likely to do is get an agent so they can get in on as many big auditions as possible. In the meantime, until the fame and fortune starts paying the bills these aspiring actors are usually working day and night jobs while taking classes and making contacts. The term rich is defined by having a great deal of wealth and or assets as well as resources. Being born into families with such opportunity can allow for a higher chance of becoming rich. Many celebrities on this list were born to parents who were already famous, acting or singing their way to big paydays.
5 Richest Commercial Actors in the World 2016
Stephanie Courtney :- “Flo”
Stephanie Courtney (born February 8, 1970) is an American actress and comedian, best known for playing the advertising character Flo in television and radio commercials for Progressive Insurance, and noted for her recurring roles on several television series, including the voices of Renee the Receptionist and Joy Peters on the Adult Swim comedy Tom Goes to the Mayor (2004–2006) Marge on the AMC drama Mad Men (2007) and Diane on the ABC comedy Cavemen (2007). She also appeared in the season 2 premiere of Men of a Certain Age. Courtney is a member of The Groundlings an improvisational and sketch comedy theater in Los Angeles, California.
- Net Worth :- $1 Million
- Born: February 8, 1970 (age 44), Stony Point, New York, United States
- Height: 1.73 m
- Nationality: American
- Spouse: Scott Kolanach (m. 2008)
- Siblings: Jennifer Courtney
Diane Amos :- “The Pine-Sol Lady”
Diane Amos net worth: Diane Amos is an American actress and stand-up comedian who has a net worth of $2.5 million dollars. Diane Amos was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and relocated to San Francisco with her mother, sister, and her mother’s partner and two children. She began performing improvisational theater while at Washington High School. From there, she joined the National Theater of the Deranged, a professional improv group.
- Net Worth :- $2.5 Million
Carly Foulkes :- “The T-Mobile Girl”
Carly Foulkes, also known colloquially as The T-Mobile Girl, is a Canadian model and actress who became known for appearing in a series of T-Mobile myTouch 4G television commercials, in which she often wore pink/magenta and white summer dresses. This Canadian model made quite an impact when she became the T-Mobile spokesperson in the fall of 2010 and she became known as the girl in pink who told the world about a better cell phone service. Catherine Zeta-Jones was the spokesperson before Foulkes, which meant that she had some pretty big shoes to fill but she filled them well as it led to Foulkes’ long term contract with T-Mobile with a salary of about $1 million a year.
- Net Worth ;- $3 Million
- Born: August 4, 1988 (age 25), Toronto, Canada
- Full name: Carly Foulkes
- Nationality: Canadian
- Education: Loretto Abbey Catholic Secondary School
- Movies: Powers
Dean Winters :- “Mayhem”
Dean Winters is an American actor, who has appeared on such television series as Oz, Rescue Me, 30 Rock, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as well as the character “Mayhem” in a series of Allstate Insurance commercials. Dean Winters is best known as playing “Mayhem” in the Allstate commercials, in which he portrays different catastrophic situations that result in damage to your vehicle. Him ‘mayhem’ demonstrates the consequences of drivers who have insurance plans with other companies and lose benefits because they didn’t want to pay too much. Before he stepped into the role of Mayhem in 2010, Winters made numerous guest appearances in television shows such as “Oz”, “30 Rock”, “Law & Order: SVU”, “Sex and the City”, just to name a few.
- Net Worth :- $4 Million
- Born: July 20, 1964 (age 49), New York City, New York, United States
- Height: 1.87 m
- Nationality: American
- Siblings: Scott William Winters, Bradford Winters, Blair Winters
- Education: Brophy College Preparatory (1982), Colorado College
Jonathan Goldsmith :- “The Most Interesting Man in the World”
Jonathan Goldsmith is an American actor. He began his career on the New York stage, then started a career in film and television. He appeared in several TV shows from the 1960s to the 1990s. At the time Goldsmith was living on a boat in Beverly Hills and was able to improvise in the audition, telling stories of boat life sneaking into dinners with ambassadors, and using homing pigeons. Not only that, but the actor (now in his 70’s) removed his sock and shoe, which made a lasting impression with casting directors.
Dos Equis beer made a good decision in casting Goldsmith in the role as his presence helped double the profits of the brand. This was probably because viewers enjoyed the character and his bragging about his accomplishments. Before he took on “The Most Interesting Man in the World” role, the actor played the bad guy in numerous television shows in the nineties, but his role as the Dos Equis guy is largely responsible for his huge net worth.
- Net Worth :- $8 Million
- Born: September 26, 1938 (age 75), New York City, New York, United States
- Height: 1.71 m
- Nationality: American
- Spouse: Barbara Goldsmith (m. 2006)
- Children: David Goldsmith