Nicole Kidman Net Worth

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman is an Australian actress who is best known for her roles in the films Moulin Rouge and Cold Mountain as well as her on the small screen in HBO’s Big Little Lies. Having started in the entertainment industry in the early 80s, Kidman has over 95 acting credits to her name.

However, it’s not just her work in front of the camera that has contributed to her financial success. Nicole Kidman’s net worth has also been impacted by her work as a producer (and her production company, Blossom Films) as well as her impressive real estate investments. Read on to learn about her most successful projects and trace her career from the early days until the present day.

Young Nicole Kidman
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Early Life

Nicole Kidman was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on June 20, 1967. Her mother was a nursing instructor. While Kidman’s father, Anthony Kidman, was a clinical psychologist, biochemist, and author.

Kidman, who says she was shy as a child, caught the acting bug at an early age after watching Margaret Hamilton in The Wizard of Oz. She attended the Phillip Street Theatre with fellow actress Naomi Watts during her teenage years. And she would study drama at the Australian Theatre for Young People. 

Nicole Kidman at 2017 Cannes Film Festival
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Acting Career

Kidman’s early acting credits included a number of Australian films, such as BMX Bandits and Bush Christmas. But it wasn’t until 1989’s Dead Calm, where she was the female lead, that she started gaining more attention. She starred alongside Sam Neill and Billy Zane in the film, which only grossed $7.8 million worldwide on its $10.4 million budget.

In 1990, she starred alongside her now ex-husband Tom Cruise in the sports action movie Days of Thunder. Tony Scott-directed, Jerry Bruckheimer-produced film grossed $157 million worldwide on its $60 million budget. It’s reported that Kidman made $200,000 for the film.

Kidman starred in Billy Bathgate the following year, earning her first Best Supporting Actress nomination from Golden Globes.

Nicole Kidman in a Christian Dior dress at the Academy Awards
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In 1992, Kidman starred alongside Tom Cruise again for Far and Away. The movie, which Ron Howard directed, earned over $137 million on its $60 million budget. Kidman is reported to have made $250,000 from the film.

The critically acclaimed dark comedy To Die For was released in 1995. The movie, which co-starred Matt Dillon and Joaquin Phoenix, wasn’t a big box office success, only grossing $21 million worldwide on its $20 million budget.

However, Kidman’s performance in the film did win her the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress (Comedy or Musical).

Batman Forever
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Batman Forever

One of the first major film salaries impacting Nicole Kidman’s net worth was Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever in 1995. The movie, which is Kidman’s fifth highest-grossing film, had a budget of $100 million and earned $337 million globally. It’s reported that Kidman received $2.5 million for her role as Dr. Chase Meridian.

Practical Magic

1998 brought Practical Magic, a film about two witch sisters who just want to find lasting love in their small town. Kidman co-starred with Sandra Bullock in the flick, which only grossed $46 million worldwide on its $75 million budget. 

Nicole Kidman
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Eyes Wide Shut

1999 brought Kidman’s first paycheck over $6 million. She was paid $6.5 million to star opposite then-husband Tom Cruise in the kinky Stanley Kubrick film.

The film grossed $162 million worldwide on its $65 million budget. It’s reported that Tom Cruise received $20 million for his role in the movie.

Moulin Rouge
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Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge premiered in 2001, and Kidman would earn a salary of $7 million for the role of Satine. The Baz Luhrmann-written and directed film was wildly successful at the box office. It earned $184.9 million globally on its $50 million budget.

Kidman won the Globe Award in 2002 for her work in the film.

Nicole Kidman
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Cold Mountain

In 2013, Kidman starred in the critically acclaimed Cold Mountain alongside Renée Zellweger and Jude Law. The film had a $79 million budget, including a $15 million salary for Kidman, and would earn $173 million globally.

Needless to say, Nicole Kidman’s net worth was starting to climb aggressively at this phase in her career.

Nicole Kidman at Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards

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Happy Feet

In 2006, Nicole Kidman lent her voice to Norma Jean in Happy Feet. The movie, which is her second highest-grossing film to date, earned $384 million on its $100 million budget.


Kidman signed on for another Baz Luhrmann movie, Australia. The 2008 film saw Kidman opposite fellow Aussie, Hugh Jackman. It would earn $211.7 million globally on its $130 million budget.

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2018 brought Kidman’s highest-grossing movie, Aquaman. The film grossed $1.15 billion on its $160 million budget. Kidman will reprise the role of Atlanna, Queen of Atlantis (and Aquaman’s mom) in the 2023 sequel Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.

Big Little Lies

Kidman hasn’t just found success on the big screen. She’s also found it on the small screen. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Kidman made $250,000 per episode of Big Little Lies Season 1. The second season of the Hulu series raised that number to $1 million per episode.

Nicole Kidman at the 83rd Academy Awards
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Nine Perfect Strangers

Hulu’s Nine Perfect Strangers premiered in 2021. Kidman stars opposite Melissa McCarthy and Michael Shannon in the series. 

Variety reports that Kidman earns $1 million per episode for the streaming series.

Nicole Kidman at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards
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Real Estate

Adding to Nicole Kidman’s net worth is an impressive real estate portfolio. A year after Kidman and Urban married, they bought their first home together in Franklin, Tennessee, for $2.45 million. The 36-acre property included a 5,086 main house and a separate guest cottage. In 2018, the couple sold the home for $2.7 million.

Also, in 2008, Kidman and Urban purchased a second property in Nashville for $3.47 million. This home was in the exclusive community of Northumberland. The couple still owns the nearly 11,000-square-foot home, and they consider it their primary residence.

Nicole Kidman arrives at the 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards

Kidman and Urban also purchased a Beverly Hills home in 2008 for $4.7 million, and they’re still believed to own the property as of writing this article.

It’s as if two residences are not enough; they have a handful more. The couple also bought a penthouse apartment in Sydney for $4.16 million, the neighboring penthouse apartment for $4.85 million, and a third smaller apartment in the same building for $1.85 million. Additionally, they also bought a couple of NYC properties, including a luxury apartment in West Chelsea for $10 million and a $3.5 million Tribeca apartment.

Other Ventures

Also impacting Nicole Kidman’s net worth are her numerous brand endorsements. She’s worked with Omega, Nintendo, and Neutrogena, to name a few. And most recently, she signed a deal with AMC Theaters for their $25 million ad campaign “We Make Movies Better”. 

In August of 2022, it was reported that Kidman’s contract with the theater chain had been renewed for another year. However, this renewal is only to extend the existing ad. There is no deal in place to create additional ad spots.

Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise
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Personal Life

Nicole Kidman’s first marriage was to Hollywood actor Tom Cruise, who she co-starred in multiple films with.  The two initially met in 1989 on the set of Days of Thunder, and they married not long after, on Christmas Eve 1990.

Within their marriage, which lasted for just shy of 11 years, Kidman and Cruise adopted a son and a daughter, Isabella Jane Cruise and Connor Cruise. However, the couple filed for divorce in 2001 due to irreconcilable differences.

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman at the HBO premiere of Big Little Lies
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Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban

Four years later, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban met for the first time at the 2005 G’Day USA Gala. On June 25, 2006, in Sydney, Kidman wed the New Zealand-Australian country singer. 

The pair welcomed their first child, a daughter, in 2008 in Nashville. Two years later, the couple had their second daughter through gestational surrogacy. 

Nicole Kidman
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Kidman also is deeply passionate about the welfare of children, and she has made that one of her missions. UNICEF appointed her as a Goodwill Ambassador in 1994 and the United Nations Development Fund for Women in 2006.

Kidman also devotes herself to generating funds and other philanthropic initiatives to counter violence against women. In 2014, before the release of Paddington, a film she co-starred in, Kidman made a gold-colored Paddington Bear. It’s one of the fifty bears auctioned to generate funds for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

Nicole Kidman Net Worth
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Nicole Kidman’s Net Worth 2022

As of 2022, Nicole Kidman’s net worth is estimated at $250 million. While her net worth comes largely from her on-screen work, it’s also impacted by her real estate investments along with various brand sponsorships.

Fans of Kidnamn can see her next in 2023’s Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. She’s also actively working on Spellbound for Apple TV+, where she’ll lend her voice to the character of Ellsmere. There’s also an untitled rom-com coming from Netflix, where she’ll star alongside Joey King, Zac Efron, and Kathy Bates.

Kidman will also appear in the TV series Expats for Amazon Prime Video, which is currently filming. And then in Faraway Downs, which is in pre-production, alongside Hugh Jackman for Disney+. If those projects weren’t enough for her schedule, she also has 19 other projects in various stages of development that she’ll either star in or produce.


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