|Net Worth:||$625 million|
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What is Mel Gibson’s Net Worth?
Mel Gibson is a well known American actor, director and producer.
Gibson is now 64 and is recognised as a brilliant actor and director. He’s best known for movies such as Mad Max (1979), Braveheart (1995) and The Passion of the Christ (2000). Not only that, he’s one of the wealthiest actors in Hollywood.
Mel Gibson would have been the wealthiest actor in the world, with a net worth of around $1 billion dollars, if it wasn’t for his divorce settlement in 2011. According to ABC news, Gibson’s settlement cost him an absolute fortune; almost half of his $850 million dollar we.
There are claims that Gibson’s net worth is around $425 million, which it was in 2011 but sources tell us that, as of 2020, Gibson’s real net worth is closer to $625 million dollars.
Gibson currently ranks at second place on our list of 20 richest actors in Hollywood.
How is Mel Gibson worth so much?
If you’re wondering how Gibson is worth so much, we’ve done a quick summary of some of his earnings and investments.
We already know that Gibson is a very successful actor. He earns on average $20 million dollars per movie, of which he has done 57 in total.
Gibson’s movies and salaries include:
- We Were Soldiers (2002) $25,000,000
- Signs (2002) $25,000,000
- The Patriot (2000) $25,000,000
- Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) $25,000,000
- Conspiracy Theory (1997) $20,000,000
- Ransom (1996) $20,000,000
- Maverick (1994) $15,000,000
- Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) $10,000,000
Despite Gibson earning a considerable amount through acting, you may also be surprised to learn that he also acquired very generous earnings through his own production company, Icon Productions.
Icon Productions have grossed over $1.3 billion world-wide. One movie in particular, Passion of the Christ saw Gibson take home 50% of its gross earnings ($250 million dollars for a single movie).
Mel Gibson career portfolio
Gibson was a student at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. He got his first, major part in the film, I Never Promised You A Rose Garden. But it wasn’t until Gibson bagged a lead role in Mad Max a couple years later, did Gibson’s career really take off. In the same year, he was cast in his role in Tim (1979). Later, Gibson was secured for further Mad Max releases and Lethal Weapon.
Gibson has starred in 57 full movies and 14 TV series, for which he has received two Academy Awards (and three nominations) and 1 Global Golden Globe.
In 1989, Gibson was having difficulty getting funding to make the film Hamlet. It was at this point that Gibson joined forces with producer Bruce Davey, in order to create Icon Productions. This has been hugely successful with over 61 full length movies created.
What with him having a good grasp of the movie industry, Gibson decided to try his hand at directing his own movies. He did this in 1993 with The Man Without a Face, followed by Braveheart which Gibson received an Academy Award for (best director). Gibson has also directed The Passion of the Christ, Apocalypto and Hacksaw Ridge.
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Mel Gibson is an iconic name throughout Hollywood. He is a man who has mastered all aspects of the film industry. Gibson’s success has seen him earn close to $1 billion dollars, however – due to his divorce settlement, he has suffered a decline in fortune. Nevertheless, he still has a net worth of around $625 million.