Ryan Gosling is a Canadian-born actor who won the hearts of millions with his performance in The Notebook. He’s also known for his roles in La La Land, Blade Runner 2049, and Drive. Having started his career in Hollywood in the mid-90s, Gosling has over 48 acting credits to his name.
However, Ryan Gosling’s net worth doesn’t just come from his work in front of the camera. It’s also impacted by a restaurant he owns, brand partnerships, as well as his work as a producer. Read on to discover Gosling’s most profitable projects and trace his career from its start until now.
Ryan Thomas Gosling was born on November 12th, 1980, in Ontario, Canada. His father, Thomas Ray, was a traveling salesman, and his mother, Donna, worked as a secretary. Gosling also has an older sister named Mandi.
When Gosling was 13 years old, his parents divorced, and Gosling and his sister proceeded to live with their mother.
Even at an early age, Gosling was already used to performing. He occasionally sang at weddings with his sister. And he also performed with his uncle’s band, Elvis Perry, which was a tribute to Elvis Presley.
He attended Gladstone Public School and Lester B. Pearson High School. However, Gosling wouldn’t graduate. Instead, he would drop out at 17 and get serious about pursuing an acting career.
Ryan Gosling’s early roles were mainly on the small screen. He starred in a number of children’s television series, including Goosebumps, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, and Ready or Not.
Additionally, he also starred as Hercules in the series Young Hercules. The series lasted for 50 episodes, airing from 1998 to 1999.
In 2000, he was cast in Remember the Titans, a biopic that starred Denzel Washington. The film grossed $136 million worldwide on its $30 million budget.
A year later, he got his first starring role in The Believer. While the film was well-received by critics and fans, it did not perform well at the box office, earning only $416,925 in the US despite having a budget of $1.5 million.
Rise to Stardom
While Ryan Gosling’s net worth was still relatively small in comparison to what it would be two decades later, Gosling found himself with a number of memorable roles in the early 2000s.
2002 brought Murder by Numbers opposite Sandra Bullock. While not financially successful, making only $56 million worldwide on its $50 million budget, the film did bring Bullock and Gosling together. The two dated for a short period following the film’s release.
Ryan Gosling became a household name after starring in the 2004 film adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel, The Notebook. The film grossed over $118.2 million at the worldwide box office on its $29 million budget.
It also won Gosling a number of Teen Choice Awards, as well as the Best Kiss at the MTV Movie & TV Awards, which he shared with co-star and then-girlfriend Rachel McAdams.
Gosling received a reported salary of $1 million for his work in the film.
Following The Notebook
Ryan Gosling’s net worth and career were steadily rising after The Notebook. He starred in 2007’s Lars and the Real Girl, delivering a beautiful performance despite the film flopping at the box office, only grossing $11.2 million worldwide on its $12 million budget.
After doing Lars and the Real Girl, Gosling took a 3-year hiatus from acting. When he came back in 2010, it was not only as the star of a new film but also as one of its executive producers. The film was 2010’s Blue Valentine, where Gosling starred alongside Michelle Williams.
The film’s budget was only $1 million, but it went on to gross $15 million worldwide. Not to mention, the film was nominated for a slew of awards.
In 2011, Gosling starred in Drive alongside Carey Mulligan and Bryan Cranston. The film grossed $77 million worldwide on its $15 million budget.
The same year, Gosling starred in the rom-com Crazy, Stupid, Love opposite Steve Carell. With a budget of $50 million, the film earned $145 million worldwide. It’s reported that Gosling received $6 million for his work in the film.
Higher profile roles continued to come knocking at Gosling’s door over the upcoming years, including the George Clooney– written and directed The Ides of March, 2015’s The Big Short, and the 2016, Georgia-filmed The Nice Guys.
It’s reported that Gosling received $5 million for his role in The Big Short and $7 million for his work in The Nice Guys, opposite Russell Crowe. Needless to say, by this point in his career, Ryan Gosling’s net worth was rapidly rising.
La La Land
In 2016, Ryan Gosling starred in the critically acclaimed Damien Chazelle-directed La La Land. With a budget of just $30 million, the film earned just shy of $450 million worldwide.
The movie won 6 Oscars, took home another 237 honors at other award shows that year, and had an additional 297 nominations, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.
After the success of La La Land, Gosling signed on to star in director Damien Chazelle’s next project, First Man, where Gosling would take on the role of Neil Armstrong.
The film earned $105.7 million globally on its $59 million budget.
Gosling also starred in Blade Runner 2049, for which he received a $10 million salary. The movie went on to earn just shy of $260 million worldwide on its $150 million budget.
The Gray Man
Most recently, Gosling starred as Six in the Russo brothers’ The Gray Man. The James Bond/Jason Bourne-style film was made for Netflix, and as of 2022, it’s considered Netflix’s most expensive project to date.
After having wow’ed audiences in 2016’s La La Land, it’s not surprising to learn that Gosling is actually a talented guitarist and jazz singer. In 2009, Gosling’s band, Dead Man Bones, released their first album, where Gosling shared the spotlight with fellow band member Zach Shields.
Gosling, who goes by the name of “Baby Goose” when he performs, has also recorded songs for the soundtracks of his movies La La Land and Blue Valentine.
Real Estate & Other Ventures
Gosling co-owns a Beverly Hills restaurant named Tagine since 2004. It is a Moroccan-themed establishment that he co-owns with his friend, executive chef Ben Benameur. In 2021, Gosling signed a brand partnership to become an ambassador for TAG Heuer.
When it comes to real estate, Ryan Gosling and his family had been living in the Los Feliz neighborhood for more than a decade. However, they sold it just last year for $4.9 million. It’s been reported that the family intended to move to Gosling’s hometown in Ontario.
Ryan Gosling and his partner Eva Mendes have been a couple since 2011. They met on the set of The Place Beyond the Pines.
Gosling is very involved in a variety of charity organizations, including PETA, Invisible Children Inc., and volunteer groups that help in the aftermath of natural disasters.
Ryan Gosling’s Net Worth 2022
As of 2022, Ryan Gosling’s net worth is estimated at $70 million. While the majority of his net worth does come from his acting, his earnings are also impacted by his Beverly Hills restaurant as well as his ambassador deal with TAG Heuer.
Fans of Gosling can see him next in Barbie, where he’ll play the leading man, Ken. The film is due to be released in 2023 and will co-star Margot Robbie as Barbie. Following Barbie will be 2024’s The Fall Guy, which will be directed by David Leitch and will co-star Emily Blunt.
If that wasn’t enough, he currently has over five additional projects in various stages of development, including a sequel to Netflix’s The Gray Man.