Harrison Ford Net Worth in 2023: A Look at His Successful Career and Most Iconic Movies

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford is an American actor and producer who is well-known for portraying some of the most iconic roles on the big screen. Some of those roles include Han Solo in Star Wars, Rick Deckard in Blade Runner and of course, Indiana Jones.

With all that he has achieved, how much is Harrison Ford’s net worth? We take a look at his career over the years to see where he started and where is now, as well as what Ford’s net worth has grown to.

Harrison Ford in 2023
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Early Life

Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942, at the Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. His father Christopher was Catholic and was an executive in the field of advertising. He was also an actor during his time. And Ford’s mother, Dorothy Nidelman, was Jewish and also used to be an actress.

Ford has one brother named Terence, who was two years younger. He attended Maine East High School in Park Ridge IL and graduated in 1960. While in school, he often participated in radio shows. After graduation, he attended Ripon College in Wisconsin, where he took drama classes in his senior year to overcome his shyness.

Quite interestingly, the acting class did more than just help with Ford’s introverted nature. It actually made him realize his passion for acting and, as we now know, the rest is history.

Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones

Acting Career

Ford appeared in his very first movie in 1966, shortly after college. This movie was Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round. He actually played a bellhop and was not included in the credits. It is said that he offended the producer Jerry Tokofsky in the movie, which made it harder for him to get roles.

He finally made it to the credits in A Time for Killing, a Western film in 1967. He was credited as Harrison J. Ford in order to avoid confusion with a silent actor of the same name. Ford does not actually have a middle name.

His acting career didn’t exactly progress very smoothly. In fact, the good roles were quite few and far between. Ford had to work as a carpenter to make enough money while trying to build a career as an actor.

Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher

Collaboration with George Lucas

In 1973, Ford had a significant break when director George Lucas cast him in American Graffiti. The film was quite a big earner, having made more than $115 million to date. Lucas and Ford had a quite good rapport with each other and in 1977, they worked together again.

This time, Lucas directed Ford in the role of Han Solo for the movie Star Wars: A New Hope. The film did extremely well, making well over $307 million on its original release. This would be equivalent to around $1.5 billion today.

Because of the success of the film and the excellence of Ford’s performance, two additional films were initially made. The first was the first sequel The Empire Strikes Back (1980) which made $538.4 million against a budget of only $18 million. Return of the Jedi (1983) had a slightly bigger budget of $32.5 million. It earned over $475 million from theaters worldwide.

Little did we know but it would just be the beginning of the Star Wars universe, which is still massively growing today.

Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, George Lucas at the Mark Hamill Star Ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Collaboration with Steven Spielberg

Following 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope, another sizable boost to Harrison Ford’s net worth came with the role of Indiana Jones. In 1981, Steven Spielberg would direct Ford in the film Raiders of the Lost Ark. The first of a series of films, it was such a massive success that it cemented Ford’s status as a Hollywood superstar.

His earnings for this movie were not made public. What we do know is that it earned close to $390 million globally, compared to a relatively small budget of $18 million.

Indiana Jones 5

Reprised Roles

In 2008, Ford once again played the title role in the film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. He was actually already in semi-retirement at the time, preferring to live quietly out of the spotlight.

However, the producers managed to lure him into acting again. It turned out to be a really good thing as Ford ended up making $65 million from the movie, which is the same amount that executive producers Lucas and Spielberg also received. These salaries accounted for much of the $185 million budget of the film. No worries though, because it ended up raking in more than $790 million after its worldwide theater run.

Harrison Ford at the World premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Harrison Ford at the World premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens / Photo Credit: Tinseltown

In 2015, he reprised his role as Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, where he got a whopping $25 million acting salary, plus 0.5% of the gross earnings of the film. That was not a small amount at all, considering that the film grossed more than $2 billion at the box office.

In 2019, Ford appeared in an uncredited cameo in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. He also reprised his role as Deckard in Blade Runner 2049, where he co-starred with Ryan Gosling. The film generated gross revenue of more than $267 million against a budget of $150 million.

Ford is also returning for the fifth installment of the Indiana Jones films, which releases this summer. His salary for this latest film is reported to be $25 million. The below image was the first released teaser for the upcoming James Mangold-directed flick.

Indiana Jones 5

Notable Movie Salaries

During the 1990s, Harrison Ford’s net worth went on a steady rise as his status promoted him to a higher salary grade. In Presumed Innocent in 1990, he earned $12.5 million. For Patriot Games in 1992, he made $9 million. Two years later, the sequel, Clear and Present Danger, earned him $10 million.

As the decade came to a close, Harrison’s paycheck kept getting bigger. In 1997, he starred in two box office hits that earned him at least $20 million apiece. The first was The Devil’s Own where he co-starred with Brad Pitt and which made $140.8 million globally. The second was Air Force One, which made well over $315 million against a budget of $85 million.

The $20 million paychecks continued to come with Six Days Seven Nights in 1998, Random Hearts in 1999 and What Lies Beneath in 2000. After the turn of the millennium, Ford would receive a salary of $25 million for K-19: The Widowmaker. On top of this, he also struck a deal for 20% of the box office earnings of the movie.

By this time, Ford was no longer appearing in as many movies but when he does, his salaries are still consistently high. In 2006, he co-starred with Paul Bettany and Virginia Madsen in Firewall, earning a nice $15 million paycheck. The film was a modest success, earning $82.8 million globally.

For the sci-fi film Cowboys & Aliens in 2011, he would earn $10 million, and for the action film The Expendables 3, Ford would receive $6.9 million. His other commercially successful films at the time were Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, and The Age of Adaline.

Jason Segel and Harrison Ford at the 'Shrinking' Premiere
Jason Segel and Harrison Ford at the ‘Shrinking’ Los Angeles Premiere / Photo Credit: DFree

Recent Work

In addition to the much-awaited latest Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Ford also has a few other projects lined up. He is currently filming Captain America: New World Order where he plays Thunderbolt a.k.a. Red Hulk. Closely on the heels of this, he would portray the same character in Thunderbolts. Both of these Marvel films are scheduled for release in 2024.

Ford has not been known for TV acting saves for the occasional guest starring roles. But in 2022, he was cast as one of the main characters in the Western drama series on Paramount, 1923. Ford co-stars with Helen Mirren in this series, which is highly acclaimed by both critics and viewers. For his work, Ford receives a salary of $1 million per episode.

The following year, Ford was signed for Shrinking, another hit comedy drama series, this time for Apple TV+. He plays Dr. Paul Rhoades, a senior therapist who has Parkinson’s disease. The first season was a roaring success and it has already been renewed for a second season.

Harrison Ford

Personal Life

While Ford was still in college, he met Mary Marquardt, a professional chef and illustrator. They got married in 1964 and divorced 15 years later in 1979. During their marriage, they had two sons: restaurateur and chef, Benjamin, and clothier, Willard. Both became highly successful in their respective fields.

In 1983, Ford married the screenwriter, Melissa Mathison, who was notable for writing the screenplay for ET and The Black Stallion. They also had children together, Malcolm, who is an actor and musician, and a daughter, Georgia, who is an actress.

Ford and Mathison separated in 2000 and were officially divorced by 2004.

Harrison Ford and wife Calista Flockhart
Harrison Ford and wife Calista Flockhart / Photo Credit: Jaguar PS

On Valentine’s Day of 2009, Ford proposed to actress Calista Flockhart, whom he had been dating since 2002. They got married a year later and are now still happily together. They have an adopted son, Liam, who is now 21. The couple lives in Jackson WY, on a ranch that Ford has owned since the 1980s.

Being a very private individual, not much is known about Ford’s other relationships. However, actress and former co-star Carrie Fisher divulged in her recently published autobiography that she and Ford had dated briefly in 1976 while they were filming Star Wars. She had some less than flattering things to say about the star, which we recommend checking out her autobiography for if you want more details.

Harrison Ford arrives for the ‘Shrinking’ Los Angeles Premiere
Harrison Ford at the Shrinking Los Angeles Premiere / Photo Credit: DFree

Harrison Ford’s Net Worth Today

Even in recent years, Ford is still raking in quite a haul from the box office. In 2019, Harrison Ford net worth was valued at $230 million. And as of 2023, that number has grown to $300 million.

Fans of Ford can see him next in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, where he’ll star as the iconic Indiana Jones once more. Following that, he’ll star in 2024’s Captain America: New World Order, which is filming in Atlanta, Georgia. He’ll follow that film with Thunderbolts, where he’ll reprise his Captain America role of Thaddeus ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross.

Additionally, he’s in the early phases of development on The Miserable Adventures of Burt Squire. Ford will star in the comedy alongside Ed Helms.

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