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Brad Pitt's Net Worth: How a Background Actor Becomes One of the highest-paying Entertainers in the World.

December 23

Introduction

From background roles to becoming an A-listed actor in Hollywood and a successful producer, Brad Pitt has come a long way. With his acting skills, and willingness to rule the Hollywood industry, he inspired more than one generation. Brad Pitt makes massive money from not only his acting career but also as a successful producer and from his business acumen. In this article, we’re going to break down the net worth of this legendary personality along with his early life struggles.

Introduction to Brad Pitt’s Early Life:

William Bradley Pitt is an A-listed actor, successful film producer, voice actor, and TV producer. He was born on December 18, 1963 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. His father, William Alvin Pitt, held a trucking company, and his mother, Jane Etta Pitt, worked as a school counselor. Later, they moved to Springfield, Missouri, where he lived with his parents and two younger siblings.

Education:

He pursued his high school education at Kickapoo High School and the Missouri School of Journalism. After that, he attended the University of Missouri with journalism and advertising. Just two weeks before completing his graduation, he shifted to California, where he joined many acting classes to pursue acting as a career. He holds the nationality of the USA.

Married Life and Relationships:

Brad Pitt married American actress Jennifer Aniston in 2000, and in 2005 they got divorced. In 2014, he married another famous personality, Angelina Jolie, who is also an American actress, and they also got divorced in 2019. In late 2022, Pitt started dating jewelry designer Ines de Ramon, and they have been in an official relationship with each other for the previous year.

How did Brad Pitt Become So Rich?

As of now, Brad Pitt has featured in more than 100 movies and also received some prestigious awards like the “Oscar,” “Golden Globe,” and several other awards as an actor and as a film producer. He made a lot of money throughout his career. But this wasn't how Brad Pitt's career started.

In the initial phase of his career, he worked for TV shows such as “Growing Pains,” “Head of the Class,” and many more. After that, he was cast in films like “No Way Out,” “Hunk,” “Less Than Zero,” and many other films for minor, uncredited roles.

Brad Pitt’s earnings from movies:

His career’s turning point was the movie “Thelma and Louise” in 1991. The supporting role of Brad Pitt was very impressive in this movie. He earned just $6,000 for this role. After two years, he earned around $500,000 for the movie “Kalifornia.”

In these two movies, Pitt demonstrated that he had an immense amount of skills that needed to fit into the Hollywood industry, and who knew that he came here not to fit in but to dominate this industry?

In 1995, he acquired immense acclaim for his movie “Seven,” which was a successful crime drama that grossed $327 million worldwide, and he got $4 million for this movie. In 1996, when "The Sleepers” movie was released, it also hit the box office, and he got his first-ever $10 million paycheck. And after that, he never looked back.

Some of his outstanding movies with his earnings are:

  • “Ocean’s Eleven” (2001): a total of $30 million.
     
  • “Troy” (2004): a total of $17.5 million
     
  • For “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” (2005), he earned a total of $30 million.
     
  • “Fight Club” (1999): $17.5 million.

 

Note that these estimates were based on the earnings of Brad Pitt from these movies, not a box-office collection of the movies.

Instead of these movies, many more movies reflect the ability of Brad Pitt. Some of them are:

  • “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (2019)

 

  • “World War Z” (2013)

 

  • “Ocean’s Twelve” (2004)

 

  • “Seven” (1995)

 

  • “The Lost City” (2022)

 

  • “Babylon” (2022)

 

  • “Bullet Train” (2022).

 

He gets an honor with the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” in 2020. For his movie “12 Monkeys,” he gets an honorary Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination.

Now he has earned his career-high $30 million upfront salary for an upcoming movie about “Formula One,” starring alongside English actor Damon Idris and directed by Joseph Kosinski.

He is currently charged an average salary of around $20 million to $25 million per movie.

Brad Pitt’s earnings as a film producer:

As we discussed above, Brad Pitt made a huge amount of money from his acting career and established himself as an A-listed actor. He makes even more money as a producer.

In November 2001, he co-founded a production company with his contemporary wife Jennifer Aniston, and movie producer Brad Grey named “Plan B Entertainment.” After his divorce and Grey’s death, he became the sole shareholder in the company.

Over the years, Plan B has captured a worldwide audience with its diverse range of films. As of August 2023, it generated more than $3 billion in global box office revenue. For his movie “12 Years A Slave,” he received an “Academy Award” as a producer in 2014. Plan B Entertainment’s “The Departed” and “Moonlight” also won the Best Picture Academy Award.

Some of its remarkable movies with a huge worldwide collection are:

  • “World War Z” (2013): $531 million

 

  • “Troy” (2004): $483 million

 

  • “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (2005): $475 million

 

  • “The Departed” (2006): $289 million

 

  • “Eat, Pray, Love” (2010): $206 million

 

  • “12 Years A Slave” (2013): $180 million

 

  • “Ad Astra” (2019): $135 million

 

  • “The Big Short” (2015): $132 million and many more movies.

 

In late 2022, Brad Pitt sold 60% of his production company, Plan B, to Mediawan. Mediawan is a French content studio that produces movies and other media content in the US and Europe. Because of this deal, which was reported to be worth around $300 million, Brad Pitt earned around $113 million. That resulted in his appearance on the Forbes 2023 list of the top 10 highest-paid entertainers in the world.

Brad Pitt’s Business Ventures:

Except for acting and film production, Brad Pitt is also very active in new business opportunities. His brands are “Le Domaine” and “Chateau Miraval.”

After his divorce from Angelina Jolie, in 2022 he inclined toward wellness and launched a gender-neutral skincare product, “Le Domaine,” on top of his “Cashmere Line,” “God’s True Cashmere.”

This was developed in partnership with the Perrin family, the winemakers behind Chateau Miraval Wine. Le Domaine is available on Bluemercury, which is a shopping website for luxury cosmetics. Because of its easy availability, it expanded to the UK, Spain, and the US.

His other brand is “Chateau Miraval,” the winery in the south of France. In 2021, the revenue of Miraval Rose wines reached $50 million.

Brand Endorsements:

We all know the stardom of Brad Pitt, and every Hollywood fan agrees on how attractive he is. With his high-profile personality, he gained very lucrative endorsements that made him even richer than before. You know Cash Money Baby!!

Some of his endorsements are:

  • “Chanel”
  • “TAG Heuer”
  • “Brioni”
  • “Honda Integra”
  • “Edwin Jeans”
  • “SoftBank”
  • “Cadillac” and many more brands.
     

How Does Brad Pitt Spend His Enormous Wealth?

Brad Pitt lives a very lavish lifestyle and owns some luxury items such as cars, motorbikes, branded watches, and a superyacht as well. His real estate investment is also very impressive.

Car Collection:

His total car collection is around $3.7 million. As per SCMP Style, he is privileged with a “Tesla Model S,” “Mercedes Benz G-Wagon,” “Audi R8 Spyder,” “Audi Q7,” “Bentley Continental,” “Chevrolet Jeep Cherokee,” “Chevrolet Tahoe,” and the list goes on!

Bike Collection:

In addition to luxury cars, Brad Pitt also has a very keen interest in motorcycles. His fleet of bikes includes an “Indian Larry,” a custom “BMW Bobber,” a “Ducati Monster,” and many more bikes.

Art Collection and Antiques:

It's quite obvious when an artist likes to collect artwork and antique things. Brad Pitt owns a “Neo Rauch piece” at the “Art Basel Fair” in Switzerland that was worth around $960,000 in 2009. In 2015, a report by Wealth-X named him as Hollywood’s top art collector, as his estimated art reserve was around $25 million.

In 2013, according to the Daily Mail (via Flying magazine), a historic Spitfire jet owned by Brad Pitt was worth around $3 million. This jet was used in World War Second.

Luxury Watches and SuperYachts:

It seems like Brad Pitt is the owner of all the fine things. He has luxurious watches such as “Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711” and “Cartier’s Tank A Guichet” that reflect his lavish lifestyle.

He also purchased a superyacht with his ex-wife Julie for around USD 322 million, and he spent an additional USD 200,000 on the development of this superyacht.

Real Estate Investments:

Brad Pitt has owned several real estate properties in the world that are worth around $100 million. Some of his notable real estate properties are:

  • One of the most expensive real estate properties is “Chateau Miraval,” which he bought with his ex-wife Jolie in 2012 for an estimated $60 million.

 

  • In July 2023, he purchased a mansion in California for $40 million.

 

  • In 2015, he owned a villa in Majorca, Spain, for $3.7 million, and in April 2023, he bought a property in Los Feliz from the Getty Oil Heiress for US$5.5 million.

 

  • He owns a mansion in the French Quarter along with his ex-wife Jolie, which is worth around $3.5 million.

 

What is the net worth of Brad Pitt?

According to “Celebrity Net Worth,” it's estimated to be around $400 million. There has been a 60% hike in his net worth in the past few years.

According to Forbes, the net worth of Brad Pitt in 2016 was around $200 million because he earned $100 million in just a year; his net worth in 2023 climbed to somewhere around $400 million. Also, he was in sixth place on the Forbes 2023 list of the highest-paid entertainers in the world.

As of 2023, it seems like an even greater version of Brad Pitt has yet to come. His fantastic career and net worth are set to take off even further.

Wrap-Up: Brad Pitt’s Net Worth:

Two-time “Oscar” winner, two-time “Golden Globe Award” winner, and a “Primetime Emmy Award” winner have also been recognized as “The Sexiest Man Alive” by “People Magazine” in 1995 and 2000.

With the leverage of several brand endorsements, architectural properties, a production house, and Brad Pitt’s acting skills, he managed his wealth to reach the point of $400 million, and who knows where it will go?

What is your opinion on Brad Pitt’s future net worth?

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