For anyone who is a fan of Adam Sandler as an actor, they would know that he owns his own production company called Happy Madison Productions. One of the films, his company produced was the 2010 film, Grown Ups. Imagine your dad’s old childhood friends reuniting one summer and they get into a lot of mischief, and that is what Grown Ups is all about.
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The plot for the film follows Lenny Feder (Adam Sandler) reuniting with his lifelong childhood friends, Eric Lamonsoff (Kevin James), Kurt McKenzie (Chris Rock), Marcus Higgins (David Spade) and Rob Hilliard (Rob Schneider). The crew reunites Fourth of July weekend after learning about the passing of their middle school basketball coach. While the film critics didn’t love the film it led to sequels, and to more money for the cast’s net worth.
11 Maya Rudolph ($4 Million)
Maya Rudolph played Deanne Mckenzie in Grown Ups and the sequel films. She is the wife to Kurt Mckenzie and the mother to their children Andre (Nadji Jeter) and Charlotte (China Anne McClain). Maya Rudolph became a cast member of SNL in 2000 and became more widely known.
She has become popular for appearing in various comedic roles including the films Bridesmaids (2011), The Nut Job (2014), Big Hero 6 (2014), Sisters (2015) and ChiPs (2017). Rudolph has also made a television appearance in Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2016), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2017) and plays Judge in The Good Place (2018). She also voices Diane Birch/ Connie the Hormone Mistress in the show Big Mouth (2017).
10 Maria Bello ($8 Million)
Maria Bello has accumulated a vast net worth besides her role as Sally Lamonsoff in the Grown Ups films. Her character is the wife of Eric Lamonsoff and is the mother of Donna (Ada-Nicole Sanger) and Bean (Frank and Morgan Gingerich). Bello is widely recognized for her role in the 2000s film Coyote Ugly.
She was also in the films Assault on Precinct 13 (2005), Towelhead (2007), The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) and The 5th Wave (2016). In 1996, she played the main role of Mrs. Smith in the show Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Bellow was Jane Timoney in the shows Prime Suspect (2011-12) and Lucy Robbins in Touch (2012-13). She also played Michelle McBride in Goliath (2016). On NCIS, she has a main role as Jacqueline “Jack” Sloane.
9 Rob Schneider ($15 Million)
Actor and friend of Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider played the role of Rob “Carrot” Hilliard. Hilliard lives a different lifestyle compared to his friends. He goes for the more organic, natural,and holistic approach. Schneider himself is also a comedian, screenwriter and director.
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He is also a veteran of SNL from 1990 until 1994. You would recognize him as the bellhop in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992). He was also in the films Judge Dredd (1995), Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999) and The Hot Chick (2002). Schneider has also appeared in many of Sandler’s produced films, including 50 First Dates (2004), The Longest Yard (2005), Click (2006), Grandma’s Boy (2006) and Don’t Mess with the Zohan (2008).
8 Tim Meadows ($16 Million)
When you’re a kid, there are always kids who are easy to make fun of who are not necessarily in your group. Tim Meadows played Malcolm in the Grown Ups films. Malcolm has a talent for saying “Whaaaaat!” in a very high pitched voice. Actor Tim Meadows played the role. Meadows is credited for being one of the longest-running cast members on SNL (1991-2000).
He is recognized for his role in the pop culture icon film Mean Girls (2004) as Ron Duvall. His film roles include Aliens in the Attic (2009), Jack & Jill (2011) and Trainwreck (2015). On television, he had a recurring role as P.K. Winsome on The Colbert Report (2006-14). Meadows was a series regular in the show The Bill Engvall Show (2007-09) and Mr.Box Office (2012-25). He also voices Mike the Mailman on Bob’s Burgers (2012).
7 Steve Buscemi ($35 Million)
Steve Buscemi’s character, Wiley, runs in the same crew as Malcolm and often likes to tease Lenny Feder and his friends. Buscemi has starred in many films, including Reservoir Dogs (1992), Desperado (1995), Con Air (1998) and Armageddon (1998). He is also recognized for his roles in Fargo (1996) and The Big Lebowski (1998).
Buscemi has a long filmography of works. He voices Wayne in the Adam Sandler production Hotel Transylvania (2012) and the sequels. He was in The Ridiculous 6 (2015) and The Dead Don’t Die (2019). Buscemi has had television roles in ER (2008), Boardwalk Empire (2010-14), Broad City (2017) and plays the main role in Miracle Workers (2019).
6 David Spade ($40 Million)
David Spade is another actor and friend of Adam Sandler that you will often see in his film productions. He plays Marcus Higgins, one of Lenny’s childhood friends. He can be described as the ‘hillbilly’ of the group. Spade was another actor who rose to recognition being a part of SNL from 1990 until 1996.
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In 1997 until 2003, he played the main role of Dennis Finch in the show Just Shoot Me!. He was also C.J. Barnes in 8 Simple Rules (2004-05) and Russell Dunbar in Rules of Engagement (2007-13). Spade voiced Emperor Kuzco in The Emperor’s New Groove (2000). He also had roles in Sandler’s films The Benchwarmers (2006), Jack & Jill (2011,) and voiced Griffin in the Hotel Transylvania (2012) films.
5 Kevin James ($80 Million)
Kevin James played the role of Eric Lamonsoff in the film, one of Lenny’s close friends who is shy about revealing his real financial issues to his friends. James is widely recognized for his role on the CBS sitcom The King of Queens (1998-2007) as Doug Heffernan.
On television, he played the lead role as Kevin Gable in Kevin Can Wait (2016-18). James was Albert Brennaman in Hitch (2005) and starred in Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009). Much like his other Grown Ups actors, he had a role in the films Hotel Transylvania as Frank. He also starred alongside Sandler in Pixels (2015) and I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007).
4 Salma Hayek ($85 Million)
It’s ironic that the second-highest net worth in Grown Ups happens to also play Lenny Feder’s wife in the film. Salma Hayek played Roxanne Feder, a hot and fiery Latina fashion designer. Everyone wonders how Lenny managed to score her as his wife. Hayek was first really recognized for her role in Quentin Tarantino’s film From Dusk Till Dawn (1996).
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She gained further recognition for her roles in the 1999 films, Wild Wild West and Dogma. She received praise for her role and as executive producer in In the Time of the Butterflies (2001). The same went for her portrayal of Frida Kahlo in Frida (2002). Hayek was also the executive producer and guest star in Ugly Betty (2006-10).
3 Chris Rock ($100 Million)
Chris Rock hits near the top of the list being an actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director. He played Kurt McKenzie in the Grown Ups films. Rock also rose to fame on SNL in the early 1990s. He gained recognition for writing the semi-autobiographical sitcom Everybody Hates Chris (2005-09) that was based on his young life.
Rock has taken part in many films, including Head of State (2003), Madagascar (2005) voicing Marty, The Longest Yard (2005), Death at a Funeral (2010) and What to Expect When You’re Expecting (2012). Rock gained popularity for his stand-up comedy, and he’s known for his stand-up specials Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker (1999), Chris Rock: Never Scared (2004), Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger (2008) and Chris Rock: Tamborine (2018).
1 Adam Sandler ($420 Million)
Making the big bucks is the star of the Grown Ups show, Adam Sandler. He played Lenny Feder, a big Hollywood talent agent married to the beautiful fashion designer, Roxanne. Grown Ups and its sequel films are a product of Sandler’s own production company, Happy Madison Productions.
Sandler was also a cast member of SNL before starring in a series of cult classic films. His well-known roles include Billy Madison (1995), Happy Gilmore (1996), The Waterboy (1996), The Wedding Singer (1998), 50 First Dates (2004) and The Longest Yard (2005). Many of these films were also produced by his company.
In a variety of his films, he includes his close actor friends that are also portrayed in his film Grown Ups. He has been the producer of the films The Master of Disguise (2002), Grandma’s Boy (2006), Click (2006), I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007), Just Go With It (2011), Here Comes the Boom (2012), The Ridiculous 6 (2015), Murder Mystery (2019) and Uncut Gems (2019). Sandler also voices Drac in his film Hotel Translyvania and its sequels along with the actors in Grown Ups.
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