Brad Pitt Net Worth

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt is an American actor that happens to be one of the most recognizable, most successful, and highest paid actors in Hollywood. His acting resume includes a diverse list of movies, from comedy to action to drama and everything in between.

In addition to his work in Hollywood, Brad Pitt’s net worth is impacted by a massive real estate portfolio. Having owned properties in Carmel, Los Angeles, New Orleans, the south of France, and more, it’s clear to see Pitt’s love for design and architecture. Read on to discover how Pitt became one of the highest paid Hollywood actors and follow his career from start til present day.

Young Brad Pitt
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Early Life

William Bradley Pitt was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, on December 18, 1963. But he grew up in Springfield, Missouri. His parents were William Alvin Pitt and Jane Etta. He has a younger brother named Douglass Mitchell and a younger sister named Julie Neal. He graduated from Kickapoo High School and later majored in journalism at the University of Missouri.

Barely two weeks until completing his degree requirements, Pitt decided he wanted to be an actor instead. He left university and relocated to Los Angeles. Once there, he worked a variety of jobs while taking acting lessons.

Brad Pitt in the 2000s
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Acting Career

Pitt started acting professionally in 1987, taking uncredited roles in movies. He also appeared sporadically in TV shows like Growing Pains and Trial and Error. Additionally, he had a rather prolonged stint in the primetime show, Dallas, appearing for four episodes.

In 1991, Brad Pitt’s net worth finally began to see real growth when he joined the cast of Thelma & Louise. He earned just $6,000 for the film, but the movie officially put him in the map.

After a couple of years, his salary per movie was up to half a million, as he received $500,000 for Kalifornia. Another two years later and he was already receiving a $4 million paycheck for the movie Se7en.

Seven Years in Tibet
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Series of Successful Films

By this time, Brad Pitt’s net worth was on a steady rise along with his fame. He did 12 Monkeys in 1995 and was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes. It wasn’t time for him to win the Oscar yet, but he did go home with the Globe.

Sleepers in 1996 earned him $10 million and Seven Years in Tibet in 1997 earned him another $10 million. As the millennium came to a close, Pitt finished up with a bang. He made a cool $17.5 million each for Meet Joe Black, Spy Game, Fight Club and Troy.

In 2002, Pitt appeared in a cameo in his friend George Clooney’s directorial debut, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. This was shortly after they did Ocean’s Eleven together.

Oceans Eleven enjoyed so much commercial success that two more sequels followed. Brad got a $10 million paycheck for the first Ocean’s movie, plus a commission on backend earnings. This brought his total revenue from the movie to more than $30 million.

In 2005, Pitt earned $20 million for his role in Mr. & Mrs. Smith. This was also when he met Angelina Jolie, who he would later marry and start a family with.

In 2009, Pitt’s salary was averaging at $20 million per movie. However, he agreed to take a pay cut to star in Inglourious Basterds and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood by Quentin Tarantino.

Brad Pitt Awards
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Awards and Recognitions

Pitt has been nominated seven times for the Academy Awards, and won twice. In 2013, his produced film, 12 Years a Slave, where he also played a leading role, won the much sought after Best Picture award. A few years later, he won his first individual Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Brad Pitt Red Carpet
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Notable Roles

Brad Pitt has played numerous memorable roles during his more than 30 year career in Hollywood. However, there are some characters that really stand out. Take the vampire Louis in Interview with the Vampire, for instance. The movie adaptation of the 1976 Anne Rice novel is one of Pitt’s most memorable roles to date. With a $60 million budget, the film grossed more than $223 worldwide, not to mention that critics and fans alike gave the movie raving reviews. 

Pitt also stood out in his performance as Tristan Ludlow in Legends of the Fall, which with budget of $30 million, went on to make 160 million at the box office. He was also notable as Joe Black in Meet Joe Black and as Tyler Durden in Fight Club. And of course, who would forget his portrayal of Benjamin in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and of Achilles in Troy?

Brad Pitt Film Festival
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Plan B Entertainment

Not surprisingly, Pitt has made a considerable amount from producing as well. During their married years, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston founded their own production company called Plan B Entertainment. Upon their divorce, Pitt bought out the company. He now has full control and has already produced dozens of high-grossing films through the production outfit.

Some of the most popular films to come out of Plan B Entertainment are Pitt’s own movies Troy, Moneyball, World War Z, the critically acclaimed 12 Years a Slave and the recent sci-fi film Ad Astra. Pitt is also the producer for Martin Scorsese’s The Departed, the Julia Roberts starrer Eat, Pray, Love and the highly awaited Blonde that is based on the life of Marilyn Monroe.

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston
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Personal Life

It is common knowledge that Brad Pitt used to be married to Friends actress Jennifer Aniston. The marriage lasted 5 years, and ended when Pitt fell for Angelina Jolie. While filming Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Pitt and co-star Jolie had undeniable chemistry, which transitioned from the big screen to the real world. They dated for about 10 years before finally tying the knot in 2014.

However, the Hollywood power couple separated just two years after making it official. Their divorce was finalized in 2019. The couple do share six kids – three biological and three adopted.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
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Real Estate

A considerable portion of Brad Pitt’s net worth can be found in the form of real estate. In fact, it is reported that his total real estate assets are worth more than $100 million. His primary residence is in Los Angeles. It consists of separately acquired properties that he has developed into a single sprawling estate.

In addition, he also has a $4 million beach house in the Santa Barbara neighborhood. While he was with Angelina Jolie, the couple purchased Chateau Miraval, a $67 million winery in the south of France. They would eventually get married in the chateau a few years down the line.

Over the years, Pitt has owned $40 million dollar home in Carmel, Calforina, a $4 million dollar mansion in the French Quarter of New Orleans, and a mid-century beach house in Malibu, which Ellen DeGeneres would buy in 2011 for $12 million.

Brad Pitt Net Worth
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Brad Pitt’s Net Worth 2022

Combining all his assets, Brad Pitt’s net worth is estimated at $300 million. All of his acting and producing work along with his impressive real estate portfolio have made a large impact on Pitt’s financial worth. But the star isn’t slowing down any time soon. 

Fans of Pitt can see him in the recently released Bullet Train, and next in Damien Chazelle’s Babylon along size Margot Robbie and Olivia Wilde. Pitt is also in pre-production on a currently untitled film with George Clooney with director and writer Jon Watts.

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