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.
Ford was born on July 13, 1942, at the Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago. 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.
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.
Collaboration with George Lucas
In 1973, Ford had a significant break when director George Lucas cast him in American Graffiti. They 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 so well (as did Ford), that two additional sequels were initially made, 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back and 1983’s Return of the Jedi. It was just the beginning of the Star Wars universe, that is still massively growing today.
Collaboration with Steven Spielberg
A few years after 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope, in 1981, Ford brought to life another famous film character, Indiana Jones, in a movie directed by Steven Spielberg. The first of the movie series, Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, was such a massive success that it cemented Ford’s status as a Hollywood superstar.
His earnings for this movie were not made public. But it’s fair to say that it sent Harrison Ford’s net worth on an unstoppable path into the millions of dollars.
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.
In 2015, he reprised his Han Solo role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. His character was killed off after Ford got injured while filming. 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.
Harrison Ford is also returning for Indiana Jones 5, which will release in 2023. The below image was the first released teaser for the upcoming James Mangold-directed flick.
Notable Movie Salaries
During 1990, Harrison Ford’s net worth went on a steady rise as he began earning upwards of $10 million for each movie that he starred in at the time. For Patriot Games in 1992, he made $9 million. The sequel, Clear and Present Danger, earned him $10 million.
Towards the end of the decade, he was making $20 million per movie. This was his salary for Air Six Days Seven Nights, Force One, What Lies Beneath and Random Hearts. After the turn of the millennium, he received a salary of $25 million for K-19 The Widowmaker. On top of this, he also got 20% of the box office earnings of the movie.
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.
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 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.
You would think his earnings would have slowed down at this late time in his career. But its quite the contrary, he is still making big money. Harrison Ford’s net worth was increased by $70 million in the last couple of years and as of today in 2022, Ford is worth a cool $300 million.Recommend0 recommendationsPublished in