Thomas William “Tom” Hiddleston is an English actor born on February 9, 1981 and has an estimated net worth of $20 million. After joining a theater production at Cambridge University, he decided continue his studies in dramatic art. In the early 2000s while acting in school theater, he started getting small roles in TV productions. After graduating in 2006, he got his first film role in Unrelated. Next he landed leading roles in two theater productions, with his performance in Shakespeare’s Cymbeline in 2007 winning him the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Newcomer in a Play. The late 200s saw him in many BBC TV shows and doing voice over work.
His big break came when Kenneth Branagh, a director he worked with previously, was set to direct Marvel’s first Thor film in 2011. Branagh originally wanted him to play the title character, but decided Chris Hemsworth was a better fit. He then cast Hiddleston as the villain Loki, with his performance a big hit with fans and critics. He’s played Loki in Thor’s sequel and the two Avengers films, along with being set to continue the role in future Marvel films. His most recent lead role has been in the 2017 film Kong: Skull Island, co-starring Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman and Brie Larson. He has also been rumored to be a front-runner to replace Daniel Craig in the James Bond film series.