Jason Statham is one of Hollywood’s biggest action stars. He’s best known for his roles in the Transporter and Fast & Furious franchises, and, most recently, The Meg franchise. And since starting his acting career in the 1990s, he’s appeared in over 50 movies and television series.
However, his success doesn’t just come from his work in front of the camera. Jason Statham’s net worth is also impacted by his work as a producer, stunt performer, and model, as well as his real estate investments.
Read on to discover Statham’s most successful projects and investments and trace his career from the start to the present day.
Early Life & Career
Jason Statham was born on July 26, 1967, in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, England. Statham grew up in the seaside town of Great Yarmouth. His mother, Eileen, was a dancer, and his father, Barry, sold street goods.
Growing up, Statham played football (also known as soccer) in his local grammar school. And before venturing into acting, Statham originally pursued a career in diving and was part of the British National Diving Squad for 12 years. He also competed as a diver for England at the 1990 Commonwealth Games.
“I wasn’t actually in the Olympic Games. But I spent 12 years on the national squad,” Statham told IGN. “It was a great experience, you know, to travel the world and compete at a certain level. It teaches you discipline and focus, and certainly keeps you out of trouble.”
But after some disappointing attempts at the Olympic Trials and Championships, Statham decided to pursue modeling and acting instead. In 1998, an agent spotted Jason Statham, and his acting and modeling career began. Even during his time as a swimmer, Statham pursued a modeling career, modeling for brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Lee, Levi’s, and the French Connection.
“We chose Jason because we wanted our model to look like a normal guy. His look is just for right now – very masculine and not too male-modely,” said a rep for the French Connection.
Statham also appeared in some music videos, including Erasure’s Run to the Sun. To make a living, Statham also followed in his father’s footsteps and sold goods on the street.
Acting and Modeling
Statham was a model for the French Connection when he was spotted by director Guy Ritchie. Ritchie would go on to cast Statham for his film Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. The film grossed over $80 million in box office sales, marking the start of Statham’s Hollywood career.
“I used to put money in my pocket while working on the street corners, selling perfume and jewelry, and other goods that were supposedly expensive,” Statham recalled to IGN about his struggles before Hollywood.
Statham would work with Ritchie again for his 2000 film Snatch alongside Brad Pitt and Benicio del Toro. Snatch would also earn over $80 million at the box office.
Statham would also appear in several more films, such as The One and Ghosts of Mars. And, in 2005, Ritchie would cast Statham yet again for his film Revolver. However, the film bombed at the box office, only grossing $7.2 million globally.
Statham shared that he wanted to model his film career after Sylvester Stallone’s and was honored to star in the 2013 movie Homefront. Stallone originally wrote the part for himself but asked Statham to star in it instead.
“If I could get five to 10 percent of what he had for a career and what he has done for the film industry, I’d be over the moon,” Statham told Men’s Journal. “I mean, he’s an exception – the Oscars for Best Director and Best Picture for Rocky!”
Jason Statham’s Known Roles & Salaries
Aside from his role in Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, Jason Statham is best known for his film The Transporter. Statham did his own stunts and even studied karate, Wing Chun kung fu, and kickboxing in preparation for his role. The Transporter would later have two more sequels, a reboot, and a TV movie. Statham earned $750,000 for the initial 2002 film.
Statham would then start in the 2003 film The Italian Job, earning a $450,000 salary. Followed by 2004’s Cellular, which grossed $58 million against its $25 million budget.
Another sizable role came with 2010’s The Expendables, where Statham would star opposite Sylvester Stallone and Mickey Rourke. The film was number one in the US, China, and India box offices, grossing more than $274 million against a $80 million budget. The movie’s success secured multiple sequels over the coming years.
Statham also got to try his hand at comedy when he starred in the film Spy alongside Jude Law, Melissa McCarthy, and Rose Byrne. His role in the movie would earn him a Critics Choice Awards nomination for Best Comedic Actor.
In 2016, Statham reprised his role in the sequel to The Mechanic, Mechanic: Resurrection. Statham also appeared in a Wix.com Super Bowl advertisement, in 2017 alongside Gal Gadot. The following year, in 2018, Statham appeared in The Meg as Captain Jonas Taylor.
Statham has since appeared in three Fast and the Furious movies and reprised his role in the sequel to Meg, Meg 2: The Trench for 2023.
Jason Statham has been dating Rosie Huntington-Whitely since 2010. The couple, who reside together in Beverly Hills, were engaged in 2016 and, in 2017, welcomed their first child. In 2022, they welcomed their second child. In his free time, Statham likes rock climbing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, and jet skiing.
Jason Statham’s net worth is also impacted by his real estate purchases over the years. In 2009, the actor purchased an oceanfront home in Malibu, California, for $10.6 million. The action star sold the house in 2020 for $18.5 million. He also purchased the Hollywood Hills home of Ben Stiller in 2011 for $7.3 billion and later sold it in 2015 for $9.2 million to The Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki.
In 2015, Statham and Huntington-Whitely a home above the Sunset Strip for $2.7 million. The couple listed the property in 2020 for $7 million. Their primary residence is now in Beverly Hills, which they purchased for $13 million.
Also worthy of note, Statham was inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame in 2014. The following year, in 2015, Statham advocated for stunt performers to have their own category at the Academy Awards.
Jason Statham Net Worth Today
Jason Statham’s net worth is estimated to be around around $90 million today. With his longtime partner Rosie Huntington-Whitely, the couple is estimated to have a combined net worth of around $120 million.
During Statham’s acting career, his films have grossed over $1.7 billion at the box office worldwide. Fans of Statham can look forward to seeing him next in Expend4bles, which releases on September 22, 2023.
Additionally, he’ll also star in 2024’s action-thriller The Beekeeper, alongside Josh Hutcherson and Jeremy Irons. And he’ll return to the Fast & Furious franchise in 2025’s Fast X: Part 2.