Owen Wilson Net Worth – $70 Million
Owen Wilson has a net worth of $70 million as an American actor and screenwriter. Owen Wilson has an extensive number of film credits and is one of Hollywood’s most famous faces.
Owen Wilson’s films have grossed over $2.25 billion in the United States and Canada, on average $75 million each picture. Wilson has appeared in a number of Wes Anderson films. He also regularly appears in films with Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson, and Vince Vaughn, known as the “Frat Pack.”
On November 18th, 1968, in Dallas, Texas, Owen Cunningham Wilson was born. He grew up with two brothers, both of whom went on to be actors and directors. His creative parents pushed him and his brothers to read and prevented them from watching television.
Wilson’s life changed once he was expelled from school for stealing his Geometry textbook from his instructor. Wilson’s scheme to replicate the answers so that he could pass an upcoming exam backfired, and he was sent to military school in New Mexico. He returned to Texas and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Texas in Austin.
Owen Wilson met Wes Anderson through a fellow student at a military school. Wilson’s debut picture, Bottle Rocket, was made as a result of this friendship. Despite being a box office failure, the picture has a large cult following. Many of Wes Anderson’s subsequent films, such as Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums, included Wilson.
Director Ben Stiller cast Wilson in The Cable Guy after Bottle Rocket. Anaconda, Armageddon, The Haunting, Permanent Midnight, and The Minus Man were among the films in which he played additional parts. Owen Wilson’s star rose dramatically as a result of these films, demonstrating that he could play both humorous and tragic parts.
Wilson’s career took another big stride forward in the year 2000 when he co-starred in Shanghai Noon with Jackie Chan. On a budget of around $55 million, the picture earned excellent reviews and grossed a solid $100 million in theatres. A pivotal part in the 2001 picture Zoolander, which grossed $60 million at the box office, was another huge triumph. Wilson subsequently shifted gears and starred in the action flick Behind Enemy Lines, which grossed more than $92 million despite negative reviews.
Owen Wilson would go on to star in films such as Spy, Shanghai Knights, Starsky & Hutch, and Around the World in 80 Days during the next few years. Wilson’s performance in Meet the Fockers was significant, and he later appeared in Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic in a minor but essential part. Wedding Crashers, which was released in 2005 and grossed over $200 million at the box office, was another financial triumph.
Wilson joined the Cars animated film franchise in 2006 as the voice of Lightning McQueen. With Wes Anderson’s animated picture Fantastic Mr. Fox and the film Free Birds, he furthered his voice acting career. You, Me, and Dupree, Drillbit Taylor, No Escape, She’s Funny That Way, and Night at the Museum was among the other films in which he appeared during this time period (and later its sequels). In 2011, he was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris.
Sheryl Crowe, Kate Hudson, Gina Gershon, and a slew of other celebs have dated Owen Wilson. Owen Wilson and girlfriend Jade Duell had a kid in 2011, but their relationship terminated later that year. Wilson and Caroline Lindqvist, another ex-girlfriend, had a second child in 2014. In 2018, he had a daughter with another girlfriend, Varunie Vongsvirates, before calling it quits.
Wilson has never seen his daughter, according to Vongsvirates, who spoke in 2019. Wilson is also accused of paying her $35,000 in child support every month, or $435,000 per year. It’s unclear whether his other children’s moms receive similar child support.
Owen Wilson tried to take his own life in 2007. He was transported to the hospital for treatment after reports circulated that he had attempted to overdose on medication. Wilson allegedly suffered from depression as a result of a failed relationship.
Salaries in Hollywood
For the film Little Fockers, Owen received a career-high $15 million. In both Wedding Crashers and Starsky & Hutch, he was paid a whopping $10 million. Wilson has made roughly $90 million in film appearances alone throughout the course of his career, before taxes, management fees, and other expenses (as of 2020).
Over the years, Owen has put a significant portion of his fortune into a highly profitable real estate portfolio. Owen has a Malibu beach house and a big, double-lot property in Santa Monica, among other properties in the Los Angeles region. He bought the home next door for $1.6 million, demolished it, and replaced it with a lawn to enlarge his initial Santa Monica property acquired for $755,000 in 2000.