Alec Baldwin Net Worth

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin is an American actor best known for his roles onSaturday Night Live, 30 Rock, and It’s Complicated. Having started his on-camera acting career in 1982, Baldwin has appeared in more than 153 projects, including Tár, which just opened in theaters.

But it’s not just Baldwin’s work in front of the camera that has contributed to his financial success. Alec Baldwin’s net worth is also impacted by his work as a producer, as he has producing credits on 25 projects since 1996’s Heaven’s Prisoners. His net worth has also been affected by a handful of controversies, most recently with the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set ofRust.

Read on to discover Baldwin’s most successful projects and trace his career from its start until now.

Young Alec Baldwin
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Early Life

Alexander Rae Baldwin III, who is the oldest among his four brothers, was born on April 3, 1958, in Amityville, New York. He was raised in Nassau Shores by his mother, Carol Newcomb, and his father, Alexander Rae Baldwin Jr..

The family, who practiced the Roman Catholic faith since they were young, are descended from Mayflower passenger John Howland. Making Baldwin and his brothers the 13th generation of their family to be born in the States.

Baldwin studied at Alfred G. Berner High School before he attended George Washington University from 1976 to 1979, and he would transfer to New York University’s Tisch School Of The Arts. Eventually, he completed his degree in Fine Arts in 1994.

Alec Baldwin
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Acting Career

Alec Baldwin got his start in the TV series The Doctors, where he played Bill Aldrich for a total of six episodes. Next, he would join another series, Cutter to Houston, where he would play Dr. Hal Wexler. He’d appear in an additional handful of TV movies and series over the coming years, including Knots Landing where he played Joshua Rush from 1984 through 1985 for a total of 40 episodes.

Alec Baldwin’s Broadway Roles

Broadway also aided in the early growth of Alec Baldwin’s net worth. He debuted on stage in 1986. His first show was the revival of Loot, and he’s starred in several plays since, including Serious Money, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Orphans. In fact, in 1992, he won a Tony Award for his performance of Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire.

Alec Baldwin
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Beetlejuice & Working Girl

1988 brought Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice, where Baldwin played Adam, starring aside Geena Davis and Michael Keaton. The film, with a budget of $15 million, grossed $74 million worldwide.

Following Beetlejuice was 1988’s Working Girl, where Baldwin starred alongside Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, and Sigourney Weaver. With a budget of just $28 million, the film went on to gross $102 million worldwide.

The Hunt for Red October
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The Hunt for Red October and Other 90s Films

1990 brought The Hunt for Red October, where Baldwin would take on the role of Jack Ryan. The movie, which was based on the Tom Clancy novel of the same name, was incredibly successful, grossing $200 million worldwide on its $30 million budget.

In 1995, he would revisit the role of Stanley Kowalski in the TV movie adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire. He’d star opposite Jessica Lange, John Goodman, and Diane Lane in the project and receive a Screen Actors Guild nomination for his performance.

A number of additional films followed throughout the remainder of the 90s, and Baldwin even returned to the stage for an off-Broadway production of Macbeth in 1998. That same here, he also lent his voice to Storytime with Thomas as a narrator and also explored writing, penning an episode of Law & Order titled Tabloid. Unfortunately, it seems the experience led Baldwin to decide that writing wasn’t for him, as it’s his only writing credit to date (for film and television).

Pearl Harbor

Alec Baldwin’s net worth was already steadily climbing by the time 2000 arrived, and the new century brought no shortage of new work for Baldwin. In 2001, He portrayed Lt. Col. James Doolittle in Pearl Harbor. The movie was a hit and became Baldwin’s fifth highest-grossing film to date, earning $49 million on $140 million.

The Departed

In 2006, Baldwin starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon in Martin Scorsese’s The Departed, his ninth highest-grossing film to date. The movie made just over $291 million on its original budget of $90 million. The film was nominated for over 200 awards, and it would win 93 of those, including four Oscars. One of those four was for Best Picture.

30 Rock
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30 Rock

From 2006 until 2013, Baldwin starred in the hit NBC comedy 30 Rock. Playing the character Jack Donaghy for 138 episodes, Baldwin starred alongside Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jack McBrayer, and Jane Krakowski. The series is one of the most significant contributors to Alec Baldwin’s net worth, as it’s reported he made $300,000 per episode.

It’s Complicated

In 2009, Baldwin starred opposite Meryl Streep and Steve Martin in the rom-com It’s Complicated. To date, it’s Baldwin’s tenth highest-grossing film, earning $219 million on its $85 million budget.

Alec Baldwin
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Mission: Impossible – Rouge Nation

In 2015, Baldwin took on the role of Alan Hunley in Mission: Impossible – Rouge Nation. Starring alongside Tom Cruise, the movie became Baldwin’s second highest-grossing film to date, earning $683 million against its budget of $150 million.

The Boss Baby

In 2017, Baldwin lent his voice to the titular character in The Boss Baby. To date, it’s Baldwin’s fifth highest-grossing movie, earning $528 million off a budget of $125 million.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout

In 2018, he reprised the role of Alan Hunley for what would be Baldwin’s highest-grossing film to date. The movie grossed $792 million on its $178 million budget.

Alec Baldwin impression of Donald Trump
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Saturday Night Live

Alec Baldwin, who is also a comedian, holds the record for hosting SNL more than anyone else. With 17 times under his belt, Baldwin’s most famous skits on the series have been those depicting Donald Trump. The New York Times has reported that Baldwin made $1,400 every time he did the portrayal on the series. Also of note, Baldwin won multiple awards for his characterization of Trump, including a Critics’ Choice Award and a Primetime Emmy in 2017.

Alec Baldwin at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
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Podcasts & Books

In 2008, Baldwin co-authored a book with Mark Tabb entitled A Promise to Ourselves: A Journey Through Fatherhood and Divorce. Additionally, nine years later, Baldwin’s memoir Nevertheless reached No.5 on The New York Times nonfiction best-seller list.

Also adding to Alec Baldwin’s net worth is his podcast, Here’s the Thing, which has recorded more than 200 episodes. It’s a podcast showcasing a series of interviews with policymakers, artists, and performers. Since its launch, Baldwin has recorded hundreds of interviews, including Wynton Marsalis, David Letterman, Chris Rock, and Jerry Seinfeld, to name a few.

Alec Baldwin Books
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Alec Baldwin’s Production Company

Alec Baldwin also started the production company El Dorado Pictures, which he named after the El Dorado, a building on New York City’s Upper West Side. Baldwin had lived in the building for a time before relocating downtown.

The company has produced a number of films. The most profitable was 2000’s State and Main, which grossed $9.2 million. They’re also producing the upcoming film Rust, which is expected to go back into production in early 2023 after 2021’s shooting incident. The $7 million budget film was said to be cutting corners to keep costs down. The film’s cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins, died when a bullet was fired from a prop gun Baldwin was working with.

Alec Baldwin
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Real Estate

While decades of work both in front of and behind the camera account for most of Alec Baldwin’s net worth, Baldwin’s real estate portfolio also adds a sizable chunk.

In 2011, Baldwin purchased a Manhattan penthouse for $11.7 million. The following year, he also bought the adjacent unit for $1.21 million. Additional records show he also bought and an apartment on another floor in the building.

Baldwin just recently listed his Hampton home for sale at a whopping $29 million. He had purchased the 10,000-square-foot home in 1996 for just $1.75 million.

And after he shooting incident on the set of Rust in October 2021, Baldwin purchased a massive farm in Vermont for $2.5 million.

Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin
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Personal Life

In 1990, Alec Baldwin first met actress Kim Basinger on the set of The Marrying Man. They eventually got married in 1993. The former couple had a daughter named Ireland. However, they divorced in 2002.

Close to a decade later, Baldwin started dating yoga instructor Hillary ‘Hilaria’ Thomas. They moved in together to a home in Greenwich Village in August 2011. A year later, they were engaged and married in June 2012 in New York City.

The couple has seven children together, including their newest addition, Ilaria Catalina Irena, who was born on September 22, 2022.

Alec Baldwin and Hilaria
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Controversies

While Baldwin’s career as an actor, comedian, producer, and host has been immensely successful, there’s also been some controversy over the years. This includes the 1995 incident where he allegedly assaulted a photographer. It was reported that the said photographer videotaped his then three-day-old daughter, Ireland, with his then-wife, Basinger.

In 2011, he was kicked out of the aircraft after having words with a flight attendant. And then there was 2021’s most recent incident, which was fatal. During the filming of the movie Rust, which Baldwin was producing and starring in, a prop gun he was holding discharged. The incident injured director Joel Souza and killed Halyna Hutchins, who was the film’s cinematographer.

In October 2022, Baldwin reached an undisclosed settlement with Hutchins’ family. The family had filed a lawsuit against Baldwin in February 2022, alleging several violations of industry standards on the film’s set. However, now all parties believe Hutchins’ death was an accident. 

New Mexico’s worker safety agency had also fined Rust Movie Productions LLC $137,000 for the incident, which was the maximum amount possible.

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Alec Baldwin’s Net Worth 2022

As of 2022, Alec Baldwin’s net worth is estimated at $70 million. And that number will only continue to grow with all the projects he currently has in development.

Fans can see Baldwin currently in Tár, where he stars opposite Cate Blanchett. Next will be 97 Minutes, where he’ll play Hawkins. The film, which tells the story of a hijacked 767 that will crash in just 97 minutes when it runs out of fuel, is expected for release in 2023.

Baldwin is also in post-production on Supercell, a movie that follows a young boy who runs away to follow in his storm chaser father’s footsteps. That project, which wrapped in spring 2021, also stars the late Anne Heche.

With four projects in pre-production, two projects currently filming, and Rust expected to start back up in the new year, Baldwin’s career shows no signs of slowing down.

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