Brad Pitt Introduction
William Bradley Pitt is a well-known American actor and film producer. He gained recognition when he played the famous role of a cowboy hitchhiker in the movie ‘Thelma & Louise.’ His net worth is $350 million as of April 2020. He is known as one of the best actors that ever existed on the earth. He played lead roles in top movies like the Fight Club, Seven and Ocean’s Eleven.
Net Worth : $350 million
Celebrity Name : Brad Pitt
Real Name : William Bradley Pitt
Date of Birth : December 18, 1963
Place of Birth : Oklahoma, United States
Height : 1.8 meters
Weight : 78 kg
Marital Status : Divorced
Wife : Jennifer Aniston (2000-2005) & Angelina Jolie (2014-2016)
Source of wealth : Film Actor and Producer
Details of net worth and salary
Brad Pitt regularly rakes in eight-figure salary for his blockbusters such as World War Z and Mr. and Mrs. Smith. He has now opened up his own production company and he is looking forward to releasing four movies that his production house has produced. He has amassed an impressive quantity of wealth from his production house Plan B and his major film roles. He made $4 million for his role in Seven. In the next year of the release of Seven, he bagged $10 million pay for Sleepers. His salary jumped to $17.5 million in the later 90s. For his role in Mr. and Mrs. Smith, he earned $20 million. Currently, he is earning the same amount for the movies that his production house is producing.
In 2015, Brad Pitt made $16 million. The same year he signed the sequel of World War Z that ranked 28th at the Forbes’ list of top-paid actors. In 2016, his earning almost doubled from the past year, and he took home $31.5 million. The movie ‘The Big Short’ brought hefty sums for Brad Pitt who had produced it and also acted in it. The movie won the Oscar as well. Plan B’s most successful movie is Deadpool 2 that was released in 2018. He also made a brief cameo in the film, which earned $785 billion across the world.
Notable Salaries of Pitt
Brad Pitt earned $500,000 from the movie Kalifornia. He got a $10 million paycheck for ‘Sleepers’ and another $10 million for ‘Seven Years in Tibet.’
Earnings from photographs
After the birth of Vivienne and Knox, the twins of Pitt and Angelina Jolie, the duo sold their photography rights to People and Hello! for $14 million, making the record the most costly celebrity photograph. However, the proceeds from those photographs went to charities.
Brad Pitt Early Life
William Bradly Pitt was born on 18th December 1963 in Oklahoma. He along with his younger siblings were raised in Springfield Missouri. Pitt went to the University of Missouri and did his major in Journalism, with a focus on advertising. During college, he realized that his passion and talent lay in the field of acting. After that, he moved to Los Angeles and left school just two weeks before the completion of his degree.
Pitt had been in a relationship with lots of women. Among the most notable are Jill Schoelen, Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, and Robin Givens. He got engaged with Angelina Jolie in 2012 and married her in 2014. However, they were divorced in 2016. He has six children.
Career and success story
He got his first film role in a movie named Hunk. You also can see him in the background of the 1987 Kevin Costner’s movie ‘No Way Out.’ After he made many guest appearances and did minor roles in movies, he gained fame for his role in Thelma and Louise, for which he was paid a meager $6,000. After that, he starred in the Oscar-winning movie A River Runs Through It. He also received praise for his performance in the successful crime drama Seven, which earned $327 million worldwide.
Pitt co-founded Plan B Entertainment with Jennifer Aniston. When he divorced his wife, he bought her out of his dream company. Plan B has produced many high-grossing movies such as the Chocolate Factory, Troy, Eat Pray Love, World War Z, Ad Astra, The Departed, The Time Traveler’s Wife, and Moneyball, to name a few.
Real Estate Investments
Brad Pitt owns a brilliant real estate portfolio which is worth $100 million. His longtime home in Los Angeles is a brilliant compound which he has built over years through multiple transactions. The property which is located in Los Feliz in Los Angeles consists of five parcels spread over two acres. It has four homes which also include a 6,600 sq-feet main house.
In 2000, he bought a $4 million beach house located in Santa Barbara. In late 2006, he spent around $3.5 million on a beautiful and historic mansion in the French Quarter. Pitt along with Jolie listed the mansion for sale for $6.5 million but removed the same from listing after it failed to attract a buyer. In 2008, both Pitt and Jolie spend $67 million on a winery in Southern France. The winery which spread over 1,200 acres was called Chateau Miraval. The main house on the property has 35 rooms, a recording studio, and many guest houses. The couple tied the knot in the same chateau.
The same property became a bone of contention when the couple separated and initiated the divorce proceedings. The final settlement on the issue dragged on for years. Ultimately, they settled that either they would sell the chateau or allow their kids to be primary heirs. In 2015, he bought a villa in Spain for $3.7 million.
Awards & Achievements
Brad Pitt enjoyed a brilliantly giant acting career. He is one of the most celebrated and awarded actors in Hollywood. He won 61 awards and has been nominated for 147 times. His most prestigious awards are Golden Globe Awards, American Film Institute, Producers Guild of America, People’s Choice Awards, British Academy Film Awards and People’s Choice Awards.
“I had a friend who worked at a hospice, and he said people in their final moments don’t discuss their successes, awards or what books they wrote or what they accomplished. They only talk about their loves and their regrets, and I think that’s very telling,” Brad Pitt
“What’s valuable to me has become clearer as I’ve got older. To me, it’s about the value of your time and your day and the value of the people you spend it with,” Brad Pitt