The Most Exclusive And Expensive Bodyguards In the World

47. Tom Cruise

Star’s Net Worth: $600 million*
Annual Protection Cost: $50,000 per week*

Though Tom Cruise might do all his own stunts, that doesn’t mean that he’s exempt from needing a bodyguard to watch his back. The famous actor’s bodyguard is Billy Billingham, who worked with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Cruise also previously worked with Sean Ringgold, though the two had personal disagreements and went their separate ways.

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As you can imagine, many people are willing to pay big bucks for a tell-all after a bodyguard quits working for Tom Cruise. Billingham, true to form, had nothing negative to say about the actor, other than an amusing anecdote where he thought he was defending him from an assailant—until that “assailant” turned out to be Penelope Cruz.