Daniel Craig Net Worth

Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig is a British actor who is best known for his starring role in the James Bond movies. His top films include SpectreSkyfallNo Time To Die, and Casino Royale. In addition to the Bond movies, he starred in Knives Out. He has been active in Hollywood since 1992 and has over 70 acting credits to his name.

While his acting career is impressive, Daniel Craig’s net worth comes from more than just his films. He has also starred on the stage, done voice acting in several video games, appeared in a handful of commercials, and has an impressive real estate portfolio. Read on to learn more about Craig’s career.

Young Daniel Craig
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Early Life

Daniel Craig was born in Chester, Cheshire (in the United Kingdom), on March 2, 1968. His mother, Carol Olivia, was an art teacher. And his father, Timothy John, was a midshipman in the Merchant Navy. Craig also has an older sister, Lea, born in 1965.

The family also became the landlord of two pubs in Cheshire. However, Craig’s parents divorced in 1972. He moved with his sister to the Wirral Peninsula, where he lived with his mother. And he attended primary school in Hoylake before finishing his education in West Kirby.

Craig became interested in acting at the young age of six. He acted in school plays and debuted in the Frodsham Primary School’s rendition of Oliver. He acted in various plays before being accepted at the National Youth Theatre, in London, in 1984. And in 1988, Craig joined the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating in 1991.

Acting Career

Daniel Crag made his big screen debut on the screen in 1992. First, he played an Afrikaner in The Power of One. From there, he played a handful of minor roles in shows such as Boon and Covington Cross. Then, in 1993, he returned to the stage, playing Joe in Angels in America, which the Royal National Theatre put on.

In 1993, Daniel Craig was a guest star in two episodes of the United States show, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. That same year, he guest starred in various British TV shows, such as Sharpe’s Eagle and Between the Lines.

In 1994, he appeared in another stage production called Les Grandes Horizontales. The National Theatre Studio put it on, and he would meet his second wife, Rachel Weisz, there. 

In 1998, Daniel Craig appeared in a handful of films, garnering him more recognition, including Love and Rage Elizabeth, and Love is the Devil

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The James Bond Franchise

Without question, Daniel Craig is best known for playing James Bond. His involvement with the James Bond film franchise started in 2005. Initially, Eon Productions reached out and inquired about his interest in playing the character. However, Craig wasn’t sold on taking the role and reached out to friends and colleagues for their advice.

Eventually, Craig agreed to take on the role of the iconic MI6 agent. He was the first actor to play Bond, that had been born after the series started in 1968. Other actors to play James Bond include Roger Moore, Sean Connery, Timothy Dalton, and Pierce Brosnan.

Casino Royale
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Casino Royale Through Spectre

His first Bond film, Casino Royale, debuted on November 14th, 2006. It had a budget of $150 million and grossed more than $600 million worldwide. It’s reported that Craig made $3.2 million for his work in the film.

His second Bond film was Quantum of Solace. Released in 2008, it earned $589 million worldwide on its budget of $200 million. Craig reportedly received a bit of a pay bump for this one, making $7.2 million for the film.

Then came 2012’s Skyfall. The film had a budget of $200 million and earned more than $1.1 billion worldwide. Receiving another pay raise for this film, Craig reportedly made a $17 million base salary with $3 million in box office bonuses.

2015 brought Spectre. The Sam Mendes-directed film earned over $880 million on an initial budget of $245 million. Craig earned a base salary of $25 million for the movie, with an additional backend deal worth $5 million, bringing his total earned from the film to $30 million.

Berenice Marlohe, Sam Mendes, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig attend the Germany premiere of Skyfall
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No Time To Die

In 2021, Daniel Craig starred as James Bond for the finale time in No Time To Die. While the pandemic originally delayed the film, the October 2021 release was a huge success for MGM. The film grossed more than $770 million worldwide on its $250 million budget.

No Time to Die earned $20 million on its opening night alone. And Craig was paid a massive $25 million salary upfront for the film. It’s also expected that he received backend points on the film, earning additional income from the movie’s net profits at the box office.

Other Film Projects

Daniel Craig has worked on a handful of other films while starring in the James Bond franchise, including The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Cowboys & Aliens.

Craig starred in 2011’s Cowboys & Aliens alongside Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde. The film wasn’t well-received by fans or film critics, and it didn’t perform well at the box office either. The movie grossed $174 million worldwide on its $163 million budget.

The same year, Craig also starred in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which was much more successful, earning $232 million on its $90 million budget.

Knives Out Premiere
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One of Craig’s most notable films is 2019’s Knives Out, where he played detective, Benoit Blanc. The film had a budget of $40 million and earned more than $310 million globally.

When combined with his other work that year, it has been reported that he would make more than $100 million for the year.

Olivia Wilde, Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford arriving for the UK premiere of Cowboys and Aliens
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Other Ventures

Daniel Craig is also involved in several other ventures, notably charity work. In 2007, he partnered with British Prime Minister Tony Blair at a Comic Relief charity fundraiser. The money was donated to a wide variety of charitable causes overseas.

Craig is also closely involved with SAFE Kenya. The charity uses theatre productions to address social networks within the country. Craig also works closely with Opportunity Network, providing access to quality education for low-income students.

Craig has also been appointed a global advocate for eliminating mines and explosive hazards by the United Nations. He works to raise awareness for the UN Mine Action Service, the main political arm supporting the case. He has appeared in several videos with UN officials, urging people to convert mines into playing fields.

Daniel Craig presents The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
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Video Games

In addition to acting in front of the camera, Daniel Craig has lent his voice to a number of video games. He voices James Bond in a handful of games, including Quantum of Solace, GoldenEye 007, James Bond 007: Blood Stone, and James Bond: World of Espionage.

Daniel Craig
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Real Estate

Daniel Craig has owned a variety of New York City residences throughout the years. In 2018, he and his wife purchased a brownstone in Brooklyn for a reported $6.75 million. It used to be owned by British novelist Martin Amis.

Craig and his wife also had a Manhattan apartment in the East Village. In 2019, the couple sold it for $6 million. They broke even on the property, having purchased it for the same price several years prior.

aniel Craig and Rachel Weisz
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Personal Life

Craig married Fiona London, who was also an actress, in 1992. They had a daughter together, Ella Craig, before divorcing in 1994. He dated a few other entertainment professionals before eventually marrying Rachel Weisz, in 2011.

Weisz also had a son, Henry Aronofsky, from her previous relationship with filmmaker, Darren Aronofsky.

Craig and Weisz also have one child together. In 2018, the couple welcomed a daughter.

aniel Craig and Rachel Weisz
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Daniel Craig’s Net Worth 2022

As of 2022, Daniel Craig’s net worth is estimated to be $160 million. Between his work on the big screen, on stage, and in video games, Daniel Craig has a variety of income streams. 

Fans can expect to see Craig next in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. The film is set to premiere in December 2022 on Netflix. Knives Out 3 has also been announced for a 2024 release. Not much is known about the movie yet, but IMDB does report it will have a $40 million budget.

Craig is also attached to Todd Field’s The Creed of Violence as the character Rawbone. But as of writing this, the project’s development status is unknown.

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