Brad Pitt is an award-winning film actor and producer who has net worth of $300 million. Brad is one of the most-famous and highest-paid entertainers in the world, consistently earning a minimum of $20 million for major motion picture releases. He has been nominated for several Academy Awards. He won an Academy Award as a Producer in 2014 when that film took home the Best Picture award.
William Bradley Pitt was born on December 18, 1963 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Brad and his two younger siblings were raised in Springfield Missouri. He attended the University of Missouri where he majored in journalism with a focus on advertising. At some point in college he caught the acting bug and had the idea to move to Los Angeles. He up and left school just two weeks short of completing his degree and moved to California.
His first film role was a background part in a film called Hunk. He can also be seen in the background of the 1987 Kevin Costner movie No Way Out. After various guest appearances and minor roles, Pitt gained notoriety for his supporting role in Thelma and Louise before going on to star in the Academy-Award winning 1992 film A River Runs Through It. Pitt received tremendous praise for his performance in the highly successful 1995 crime drama Seven, which grossed $327 million worldwide. Pitt received a Golden Globe award as well as an Academy Award nomination for his next film, 12 Monkeys.
Pitt’s dedication to his roles has taken him up the Alps, in the boxing ring, and in the depths of startlingly accurate accents. Other noteworthy Pitt films include Oceans Eleven, Troy, Babel, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Fight Club, World War Z, Moneyball, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
In November 2001, Pitt co-found Plan B Entertainment with his wife at the time, Jennifer Aniston. Brad bought Jennifer out of the company upon their divorce. Plan B has produced dozens of successful films including Troy, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Departed, The Time Traveler’s Wife, Eat Pray Love, Moneyball, World War Z, Kick-Ass, 12 Years a Slave and Ad Astra.
In 1991 Brad earned just $6,000 for his bit part in Thelma & Louise. Just two years later he earned $500,000 for Kalifornia. That’s the same as just under $1 million after adjusting for inflation. Two years after Kalifornia, he earned a cool $4 million for Se7en. The following year he earned his first $10 million paycheck for Sleepers. He earned another $10 million for Seven Years in Tibet.
By the late 1990s, his base film salary had increased to $17.5 million, which he earned for Meet Joe Black, Fight Club, Spy Game and Troy. He earned $20 million for Mr. & Mrs. Smith and has earned $20 million for most starring roles that he is not producer. He cut his salary in half to $10 million to appear in the Tarantino movies Inglorious Basterds and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
In 2001 Brad accepted a lower base salary of $10 million in exchange for a percentage of backend receipts when he co-starred in Ocean’s Eleven. When it was all said and done, he ended up earning $30 million from the film.
As a film producer, Pitt has earned untold additional millions. Perhaps more than what he has earned during his career as an actor.
As we mentioned previously, Brad was previously married to actress Jennifer Aniston. They married in 2000 and divorced in 2005. There have always been rumors that they broke up after he began an affair with his Mr. and Mrs. Smith co-star Angelina Jolie. After being in a relationship for nearly a decade Brad and Angelina married in 2014. They divorced in 2019 but officially separated in 2016.
Pitt and Jolie have six children, a mix of adopted and conceived. After Jolie gave birth to their daughter Shiloh, the couple sold the North American photo rights to People Magazine for $4.1 million and the British rights to Hello! for $3.5 million, for a total payday of $7.6 million. After giving birth to their twins Knox and Vivienne, they again sold the rights to People and Hello! for a total of $15 million. That still stands as the record for most-expensive celebrity photographs of all time.
Pitt has been actively involved with a number of humanitarian causes throughout his career. He has donated generously to the ONE Campaign, Make It Right Foundation, and global humanitarian aid fund, Jolie-Pitt Foundation, which he co-founded with partner Angelina Jolie. In 2010, Pitt and Jolie donated $1 million to Doctors Without Borders in the wake of Haiti earthquake. Through the Jolie-Pitt Foundation the couple donated tens of millions of dollars to charity. Through the Make It Right Foundation he built 150 affordable homes in New Orleans’ Ninth Ward in the response to Hurricane Katrina.
Brad owns an impressive portfolio of real estate that is worth over $100 million. Brad’s longtime primary home in LA has been a veritable compound that he has pieced together over the years through multiple transactions. Located in LA’s Los Feliz neighborhood, today the property is actually made up of 5 contiguous parcels over nearly 2-acres. The property has four homes including a 6,600 square-foot main house. He bought his first parcel in the compound in 1994.
In 2000 he spent $4 million on a beach house in Santa Barbara.
In late 2006, around the time he was planning the construction of 150 of affordable homes in New Orleans, Pitt spent $3.5 million on a historic mansion in the city’s famous French Quarter. Pitt and Jolie listed the home for sale in 2015 for $6.5 million but ultimately took the property off the market after not finding a buyer.
In 2008, Pitt and Jolie spent a mouth-water $67 million on a 1,200-acre winery in the south of France called Chateau Miraval. The main house on the property reportedly has 35 rooms, several guest houses and a recording studio. They actually married at the chateau in 2014. This property became a major point of contention during their divorce proceedings and reportedly caused the final settlement to drag on for years. They did eventually reach a settlement that likely involved an agreement that they would either sell the property down the road or allow their children to be the primary heirs.
In 2015, Brad bought a villa on the Spanish island of Majorca for $3.7 million,
|Net Worth:||$300 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Dec 18, 1963 (58 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Film Producer, Voice Actor, Television producer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|