Brad Pitt Life History, Success Story, and Net Worth
Brad Pitt is one of the legendary actors in America. He has a rakish personality and has garnered a lot of fame in his life career. One of the most important events that occur in his life is his marriage to Angelina Jolie. He is an award-winning film actor who has acted as a producer of many films. He is one of the highest-paid actors in the industry and has a net worth of about $300 million.
Brad Pitt is one of the most renowned and famous entertainers earning about a minimum of $20 million for major motion picture releases. He has also been nominated and won numerous Academy Awards. The prominent one of all awards is that he had won in 2014 for producing a film that took home the best picture award.
Brad Pitt (Highlighted info)
|Net Worth||$300 Million|
|Date of Birth||Dec 18, 1963 (57 years old)|
|Height||5 ft. 10 Inches ( 1.8m or 179.2 cm)|
|Profession||Film Actor, Producer, Voice Actor, and Television Producer|
His full name is William Bradley Pitt and was born on December 18, 1963, in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Brad had two younger siblings and they stayed and were brought up together in Springfield Missouri. He joined the University of Missouri where he studied Journalism and mastered it with a focus on advertising. While paving his career in journalism, he attempted to step into the acting field and caught an idea to move to Los Angeles, America. Just two weeks after completing his degree, he moved to California.
His first role as an actor was a background part in a film called Hunk. He also did his job perfectly in the background of the 1987 Kevin Costner Movie No Way Out. After having many guest appearances and short roles, Brad Pitt garnered huge disrepute for his supporting role in Thelma and Louise before stepping into the Academy Award-winning 1992 film “A River runs through it”.
Pitt had a big round of appreciation and praise from the public for his marvelous performance in the Drama “Seven”- A highly successful crime drama of 1995 with earning a figure of $327 million worldwide.
After that, Pitt continued to grab new opportunities. For the best depiction of his character in “12 Monkeys”, he received Golden Globe awards and Academy Award Nomination for this film. Pitt gave best in his characters and his dedication to his roles took his fame to the sky. Some other worth-mentioning films of Brad Pitt include;
- Oceans Eleven
- Mr. and Mrs. Smith
- Fight Club
- World War Z
- Money Ball
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
- Once upon a time in Hollywood
In November 2001, Along with his wife ‘Jennifer Aniston’ Pitt cofound another side of entertainment known as Plan B. Pitt made a lucrative deal with Jennifer out of the company upon their divorce. Plan B of Brad resulted in innumerable successes in the film industry. That plan gave Pitt successful films like;
- Charlie and The Chocolate Factory
- The Departed
- The Time Traveler’s wife
- Eat Pray Love
- World War Z
- 12 Years A Slave
- Ad Astra
Brad Pitt under the money roof:
From the very beginning, Brad never made a cheap deal or compromise upon his role in the industry when it comes to money. He had always been an expensive actor. But to step forward, he had to have a start kick so in 1991 he started by earning $6,000 for his mini part in Thelma and Louise. But only two years later that, he earned about 500,000 dollars for Kalifornia.
Then, he earned a cool pack of $4 million for his role in Se7en, two years later to Kalifornia. In the year next to Se7en, he earned his paycheck of $10 million for sleepers. He earned again the same paycheck of $10 million for seven years in Tibet.
His base film salary got increased up to $17.5 million by the late 1990s. He earned this lucre for his work in Meet Joe Black, Fight Club, Spy Game, and Troy. For one of his highly-rated films – Mr. and Mrs. Smith, he earned $20 million for that and another 20 million dollars for most of his starring roles.
But then counting on his interest in the Tarantino movies, he cut his base film salary to half i.e. 10 million dollars for performing in Inglorious Bastards and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Once again in 2001 after appearing in Tarantino Movies, Brad Pitt again reduced his salary to half i.e. $10 million for working in Ocean’s Eleven in exchange for a percentage of backend receipts. After having the contract done with Ocean’s Eleven, he ended up earning $30 million from it.
It’s not only limited to that, Pitt has also played his role in the industry as a producer. While working as a producer, he has earned a huge number of millions – you can say an untold percentage!
The personal life of Pitt has been somewhat charming and cheerful. He had two marriages along with his whole life till now. His first marriage was with Jennifer Anniston. He married her in 2000 and divorced her in 2005. But there’s a secret of their breaking up or you can say as the other people it a rumor. There were gossips in public that he left Jennifer after starting an affair with his Mr. and Mrs. Smith Co-star “Angelina Jolie”.
He remained in a relationship with Jolie for nearly 10 years and then married her in 2014. Brad once again departed out of this bond and divorced Jolie in 2019. However, they official y separated in 2016.
Pitt and Jolie had six children together having some as adopted ones and others as conceived. When Jolie gave birth to their daughter Shiloh, the couple sold the pictures of their newly born daughter with 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.
They also sold the Photo rights of their twins Knox and Vivienne to “People and Hello!” for a total of $15 Million. That is still an un-breaking record of the most expensive celebrity photos of all time.
Pitt has come up with a courteous heart and had been involved in many humanitarian causes throughout his career. He generously donated to ONE Campaign, Make it Right Foundation, Global humanitarian aid fund, and Jolie-Pitt Foundation which he co-founded with his ex-wife Angelina Jolie.
In the year of 2010, Pitt and Jolie donated $1 million to Doctors without distinction in the wake of the Haiti earthquake. The couple together donated millions of dollars to charity to their own Jolie-Pitt Foundation.
While donating to the “Make It Right Foundation”, he built 150 affordable houses in New Orlean’s Ninth Ward in response to Hurricane Katrina.
Brad Pitt has a very impressive range of investments. He usually owns an expensive portfolio of real estate that is worth over $100 Million. The very first home or had been in LA for a long time. This property has been such a veritable compound that he has gathered together over a long period of time through several transactions.
The property while standing in the neighborhood of LA’s Los Feliz, it actually covers 2 acres of the area having about 5 contiguous parcels. This property contains about 4 homes including a 66,000 sq. ft. main house. The first parcel that he bought was in 1994. Later in 2000, he bought a beach house in Santa Barbara for about $4 Million.
After that late in the year 2006, when he determined and planned to build about 150 houses in New Orleans in response to Hurricane Katrina, he spent about $3.5 million on a historic mansion that was situated in City’s Famous French Quarter. Brad and his second wife Jolie decided to sell that mansion in 2015 and listed it for sale for the price of $6.5 million. But soon they removed the property from sale in the market upon not finding a buyer.
For buying a 1200 acre winery in the south of France known as Chateau Miraval, the couple spent $67 million in 2008. The property is surprisingly spacious and beautiful. It has 35 rooms in the main house of the property, several guest rooms, and a recording studio. In 2014, Jolie and Pitt bonded themselves in the relation of marriage in the Chateau.
Then when they get departed upon their divorce, this property became a root of contention and between both and caused the final settlement to drag on for years. Then the decision which came out was that they would either sell the property or allow their children to be the primary heirs. In 2015, brad again bought a mega property as Villa on the Spanish land of Majorca for $3.7 Million.
In the light of the above discussion, Brad Pitt had been a famous actor in American Showbiz. He had earned a huge amount of lucre throughout his career. Firstly, he started with a narrow range of salary but then broadened it to million dollars later on. Now, he has currently a net worth of $300 Million.