Brad Pitt is an American actor, known both for his versatility and for his beautiful looks. He is one of the best actors in Hollywood as well as one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood. Brad Pitt is also a film producer.
What is Brad Pitt’s net worth?
At the time this article is written, the award-winning movie actor and producer Brad Pitt has a net worth of $300 million. He is one of the highest-paid actors in the world, consistently making at least $20 million for the release of major motion pictures.
Childhood and teenage years
William Bradley Pitt was born on December 18, 1963, in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and grew up in Springfield, Missouri. His mother was a school counselor, and his father was the manager of a transport company. He also has a brother and a sister, both younger than him.
Brad Pitt graduated from the University of Missouri, majoring in journalism. Before becoming an actor, he made a living as a limousine driver for strippers, delivering refrigerators and dressing up in a giant chicken costume for “El Pollo Loco” restaurants.
Career beginning and success
Pitt’s movie career began in 1987 with minor roles in the films such as “No Way Out, No Man’s Land” and “Less Than Zero”. His debut on television was in November of the same year, with a special appearance in the sitcom “Growing Pains”, on ABC. He got his first leading role in 1988, in the movie “The Dark Side of the Sun”, for which he was paid $1,500. He attracted the attention of the public in 1991, with a minor role in the film “Thelma and Louise”, and three years later came a celebrity, after playing the role of a vampire in the film “Interview with a Vampire”.
In 1995, he was appreciated for the thriller “Se7en” and the sci-fi “Twelve Monkeys”, the latter of which brought him the Golden Globe for “Best Supporting Actor” and an Oscar nomination. In the same year, he starred alongside Anthony Hopkins in “Legends of Autumn”. Four years later, in 1999, Pitt starred in one of his most appreciated films “Fight Club “, and in 2001 it was distributed in the series “Oceans”.
One of his popular roles remains Achilles from the film “Troy” and his success continues with the role of Rusty Ryan in the sequel to the film “Ocean’s Twelve”. In the following years, he released films such as “The Tree of Life”, “Moneyball”, “The Counselor”, “12 Years a Slave” and “World War Z”. With a gross of $540 million worldwide, “World War Z” remains Pitt’s biggest commercial success.
In 1995, People magazine named Brad Pitt the “Sexiest Man Alive”.
In 2000, People magazine named him Sexiest Man Alive again, Pitt becoming the first man to receive the title twice. And also in the same year, he plays in another movie signed by Guy Ritchie, “Snatch”.
In 2020, Brad Pitt won an Oscar for his supporting role in Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
- 1991: $6,000 for “Thelma and Louise”
- 1993: $500,000 for “Kalifornia”, if adjusting inflation that is almost $1 million
- 1995: $4 million for “Se7en”
- 1996: $10 million for “Sleepers”
- 1997: $10 million for “Seven Years in Tibet”
- 2001: $30 million (including backend points) for “Ocean’s Eleven”
- 2005: $20 million for “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”
Brad Pitt has an impressive real estate portfolio that is worth more than $100 million.
In 2000 he bought a beach house in Santa Barbara for $4 million.
In 2006 Brad purchased a historic mansion in New Orleans for $3.5 million.
In 2008 Brad and his wife at that time, Angelina Jolie, bought a 1,200-acre winery in the south of France called Chateau Miraval for $67 million.
In 2015 Brad Pitt paid $3.7 million for a house in Majorca, Spain.
The actor is also active in the position of producer within the company Plan B, which he founded, and used to create three of “his” films winning Oscars: “The Departed”, “Twelve Years a Slave” and “Moonlight”.
Brad’s love life was quite turbulent. He was married for five years, between July 2000 and October 2005, to Jennifer Aniston, another famous Hollywood actress, known for her roles in the series “Friends” and many other comedy films. In 2005, however, on the set of “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”, Brad Pitt met Angelina Jolie, whom he would marry in August 2014.
One of the most famous Hollywood couples, dubbed “Brangelina” by the press, has been on the front pages of the tabloids many times. Pitt and Jolie have six children together, three of whom joined the family through international adoptions.
Though, the two stars later on separated. Angelina Jolie filed divorce papers in 2016, but the proceedings were finalized in 2019, due to disagreements regarding the division of wealth or alimony. Apparently, the biggest issue was dividing Chateau Miraval, the historic property in the south of France where they got married.
In September 2006, Pitt and Jolie founded a charity, the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, to help humanitarian causes around the world. The foundation made initial donations of $1 million each to Global Action for Children and Doctors Without Borders, followed by a donation in October 2006 of $100,000 to the Daniel Pearl Foundation, an organization created in memory of the late American journalist Daniel Perla.
According to federal filings, Pitt and Jolie invested $8.5 million in the foundation in 2006; donated $2.4 million in 2006 and $3.4 million in 2007. In June 2009, the Jolie-Pitt Foundation donated $1 million to a UN refugee agency to help Pakistanis displaced by fighting between troops and Taliban militants.
With a fortune estimated at more than $300 million, Pitt starred in important films such as “Thelma and Louise”, “A River Runs Through It”, “Interview with a Vampire”, “Ocean’s Eleven” or “Moneyball”. And he moved into the area of production through projects like “12 Years a Slave” or “Moonlight”. But in addition to success at the box office, Golden Globes, and Oscar nominations, Pitt also stood out through the relationships he had with important Hollywood names – Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, and Angelina Jolie.