He was one of the most sought-after actors, but he hurt himself a lot with the bad decisions he made throughout his life. It’s about Charlie Sheen, 57 years old, the one who prematurely ended his career in Hollywood. In 2010, Charlie Sheen was one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood, earning $1.25 million per episode of “Two and a Half Men”. But everything came crashing down after he found out he was infected with HIV, which made him seek solace in alcohol and substances.
What is Charlie Sheen’s net worth?
At the time this article is written the American actor and producer Charlie Sheen has a net worth of $10 million. He was the highest-paid actor on television during his time on “Two and a Half Men” as he earned $1.25 million per episode. Moreover, in the later season, he earned almost $2 million per episode (including backend points). This means that Charlie Sheen would earn around $48 million in a 24 episodes season.
Charlie Sheen is well known not only for his acting career but also for his turbulent life that involved different inflammatory statements, substance abuse, conspiracy theories, and domestic violence. Actually, this lifestyle made him lose his impressive fortune. Charlie Sheen had a net worth of $150 million at his absolute peak.
Childhood and teenage years
Actor Charlie Sheen, whose real name is Carlos Irwin Estévez, was born on September 3, 1965, in New York. Son of actor Martin Sheen and artist Janet Templeton, both him and his siblings, Emilio Estévez, Ramon Estévez, and Renée Estévez, were encouraged from an early age to pursue an acting career.
Charlie Sheen’s first appearance as an actor was at the age of 9, in a small role in the TV movie “The Execution of Private Slovik” (1974), in which his father also played. He was a student at Santa Monica High School, where he had two major interests: acting and baseball. During this time, Charlie Sheen produced and directed several low-budget short films with his brother Emilio, schoolmates Rob and Chad Lowe, and his childhood friend Chris Penn.
He played baseball for a time, successfully, with the Vikings team. His passion and talent for baseball influenced several roles he would play throughout his career. A few weeks before graduation, Charlie was expelled for absences and inappropriate behavior.
Charlie Sheen’s acting career began in 1984, with the role in the Cold War drama “Red Dawn”, in which he played alongside C. Thomas Howell, Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, and Lea Thompson. His first important role was in the movie “Platoon” (1986, directed by Oliver Stone), in which he played Chris, a soldier caught in the Vietnam War. Small roles followed in several television films, but also on the big screen, such as “Silence of the Heart” (1984), “Out of the Darkness” (1985), “The Fourth Wise Man” (1985), “The Boys Next Door” (1985), “The Wraith” (1986), “Amazing Stories” (1986), “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (1986), “Lucas” (1986).
He was particularly noted for his roles in various television series, the most successful being: “Spin City” (2000-2003), “Two and a Half Men” (2003-2011), “Anger Management” (2012-2014). For his role in “Spin City,” he received the Golden Globe Award in 2002. In 2010, Charlie Sheen was the highest-paid TV actor, for the episodes of the series “Two and a Half Men”: $1.25 million per episode.
Other TV appearances: “Friends” (1996), “The Big Bang Theory” (2008), “The Goldbergs” (2015), “Typical Rick” (2017), “#Cybriety” (2017), “Saturday Night Live: Cut for Time” (2018).
On September 23, 1994, the actor was awarded a star (number 7021), located on the famous Walk of Fame in Hollywood, for his contribution to cinema.
Charlie Sheen was earning $1.25 million for each episode at the peak of his time on “Two and a Half Men”. Including the back-end syndication points that would be around $2 million per episode. So, at his absolute peak, Charlie’s annual salary was around $48 million.
This amount made him the highest-paid person on TV at that time. The only actors who have earned so much money per episode are Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, who both were paid $2 million for their roles in the “Morning Show”. Also, between 2001 and 2004, Sara Jessica Parker earned $3.2 million per episode ($4.3 million in today’s dollars) for “Sex and the City”.
Charlie Sheen bought a 9,000-square-foot house in Beverly Hills, California for $7.2 million in 2006. In 2018 he listed this house for sale for $10 million. However, he had to sell it in 2020 for only $6.6 million.
In 2011 Charlie purchased a similar house in the same area for $7 million. He sold this as well in 2015 for $6.6 million.
In 2012 the actor purchased another house in the Mulholland Estates for $4.8 million and sold it for $5.4 million in 2016. Several years later, Kendall Jenner purchased his house for $8.5 million from a different seller.
Loss of money
Charlie Sheen always had a very expensive and erratic life. He was paying $110,000 per month to two ex-wives, before September 2016. Due to his financial status, Sheen sued to have the payments reduced, so a judge changed his monthly payments to $25,000 per ex-wife. However, he still has to pay $500,000 per year to support his children.
Charlie claims to have $12 million in debts, in court filings. Most of these debts are made of different mortgages. Also, he claims that his monthly income has dropped from $600,000 to $167,000. Moreover, his medical expenses are $25,000 per month. As this is not enough, he has spent $10 million settling with people who were threatening to make his HIV status public. Finally, Charlie Spent millions of dollars on substance abuse and romantic affairs.
In 2019 Charlie Sheen almost lost his primary house in Los Angeles to foreclosure. He purchased the house in 2006 for $7.2 million and put it on sale in 2018 for $10 million. Though, in 2019 he lowered the price and asked for $7.99 million.
He was married and divorced three times. His first wife was Donna Peele (1995-1996), the second, the actress Denise Richards (2002-2006), with whom he has two children, and finally, his third wife was Brooke Mueller (2008 -2011), with whom he has twins, Bob and Max, born in March 2009.
The actor’s private life was littered with numerous problems caused by substance abuse and alcohol consumption, violent behavior, and parties with paid ladies, and he was also accused of assaulting one of his ex-wives. In 2011, amid these many problems, he was fired by the producers of the highly successful TV series “Two and a Half Men”, CBS Studios, and Warner Bros. In November 2015, Charlie Sheen publicly announced that he was HIV positive and confirmed in the same announcement that he had been diagnosed with HIV several years ago.