Brad Pitt won his first-ever Oscar for acting at the Academy Awards on Sunday who earned a total of 106 awards and 186 nominations since his screen debut in the late 1980s. While there’s no verifiable net worth estimate for the American actor and film producer, his yearly earnings range in millions. Forbes assessed his total paycheck to be around $31.5 million in 2016 alone backed by his outstanding producing skills.
Soaring High: Pitt
The 1991 movie “Thelma and Louise” where Pitt had just seven minutes of screen time earned him $6,000, according to The Telegraph. Refinery29 reports, “Se7en” and “Sleepers,” fetched the star $4 million and $10 million respectively whose baseline paycheck turned around $17.5 million by the late 1990s. Today, Pitt’s movie appearances still yield multimillion-dollar paydays.
As The Sole Producer
Pitt is currently the sole owner of Plan B whose first movie grossed half a billion dollars worldwide and produced pictures like “The Departed,” “Eat, Pray, Love,” and “Moneyball.” The production house would go on to fund a number of culturally significant films, including “12 Years a Slave,” “Selma,” “Moonlight, “If Beale Street Could Talk,” and “The Last Black Man in San Francisco.”
Pitt was paid $20 million to star in “Mr. & Mrs. Smith,” where he met ex-wife, Jolie.
Commercializing Familial Bonds
The power couple of Pitt and his ex-wife, Angelina Jolie monetized their relationship selling never-before-seen photos of their growing family to media outlets. After the birth of their twins, Knox and Vivienne in 2008, Pitt and Jolie sold photo rights of the children to People and Hello! magazine for $14 million who then reportedly donated those earnings to charity.
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Both were involved in multiple philanthropic projects and created Jolie-Pitt Foundation in 2006 which donated $1 million for humanitarian efforts in Darfur in 2007 and $2 million toward wildlife protection in Namibia in 2011. Pitt has also given away part of his movie deal earnings to the foundation on a yearly basis personally.
According to Us Weekly, Chateau Miraval, a 1,200-acre estate in Correns, France, has been part of the Jolie-Pitt real-estate portfolio since 2012, who rented the property since 2008 valued around $67 million. The duo brought in the Perrins to produce wine in a 50-50 partnership, according to The Telegraph.
Pitt individually founded the Make It Right foundation in 2007 to rebuild homes in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina financing around $26 million and cofounded a humanitarian assistance organization called Not On Our Watch with “Ocean’s Eleven” castmates George Clooney, Matt Damon, and Don Cheadle. He has also teamed up with upscale brands like Breitling and Brioni, which outfit him in €7,000 ($9,000) wristwatches and tailored Italian suits as the brands’ spokesperson.
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