Good looks paired with an extraordinary gift in acting is the most adequate way to describe Golden globe and Academy Award winner William Bradley Pitt. Which leaves us to wonder what is actor Brad Pitt net worth?
Father of six, and the most sought after actor has a made a prepotent profile in the Entertainment industry. Although good looks were already on his side when he set for Los Angeles to pursue his desired career in performing arts , Brad Pitt has worked hard to pave his way to a lasting career, now worth a hefty $300 million as of 2019
Majority of this sum attributes to his many successful Movies like Twelve monkeys, Fight club, The curious case of Benjamin button and Interview with the vampire: Vampire chronicles.
Mr and Mrs Smith star undeniably owes some of his popularity to his very controversial personal life. Over the years Brad Pitt has been associated with some of the most attractive Hollywood actresses like Gwyneth Paltrow and Christina Applegate who’s infamous MTV movie award ditch only brought attention to Pitt’s personal life. The most controversial of his love life was unquestionably his marriage to first Jenifer Anniston and then his notorious cheating scandal, second marriage to actress Angelina Jolie and their split in 2016.
Actor and producer Brad Pitt was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma to a trucking company owner William Alvin Pitt and school counsellor Jane Etta. He attended Kickapoo high school and took part in various clubs like golf and tennis. He studied journalism from the University of Missouri but two weeks short of graduation he decided to leave for Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. Films had been a portal to a different world for Pitt.
His television career didn’t spring into action as soon as he moved to Los Angeles. He started of as a struggling actor working a limousine driver, furniture mover and a customed mascot before landing His debut role in 1987 Soap opera the “Another world “. His big break didn’t happen till he landed a successful supporting role in the Rode film Thelma and Louise as the dubious petty criminal and hitchhiker.
Pitt has made guest appearances in a CBS production Dallas, ABC sitcom Growing pains, and fox featured 21 jump Street.
Brad Pitt net worth is generated mainly by his successful Television career. Pitt landed his first lead role in a 1998 drama film “The dark side of the sun” this followed by two more supporting roles in first the American comedy “Happy together”, then in the Horror “Cutting Class”. Pitt received praise for his casing performance a drug addict child abuser in NBC’s “Too young to die”.
Brad Pitt has probably done a good number of supporting roles, but one of his most notable performances as a supporting actor was in 1991 Ridley Scott’s “Thelma and Louise”. He went on to star in movies like “Johnny suede” and “Cool world” but they didn’t seem to earn him any recognition.
In the 1992 Robert Redford directed “A river runs through it “ Pitt delivered a “career-making performance” as described by people’s magazine reporter Janet mock. In 1993, he won the ShoWest award for male star of tomorrow.
1994 marked a turning point for Pitt’s career. He starred in the Gothic horror film “ Interview with the vampire” opposite stars like Tom Cruise and Kristen Dunst. Following year Pitt was named ‘sexiest man alive’ on the people’s magazine cover. The same year he landed Main roles in “Seven” alongside
Gwyneth Paltrow and Morgan Freeman. The film made $327 million on the international box office, however, it was the complex psychological thriller “Twelve Monkeys” that earned him his first ever Oscar nomination and a golden globe win. Pitt also starred he starred in American west themed “legends of the Fall” which gained him praises for his performance despite the failure of the movie itself.
In 1997 pit delivered a not so well-received “Seven years in Tibet “although the actor had had months of training in the European Alps for the role. In the following few years Pitt delivered quite a few performances in films like “The Mexican” with co-star Julia Roberts, “Fight club” and “Snatch” where-in he played an Irish boxer. Most reviews for the movie suggested that Pitt might have ‘over performed ’ for his Irish character, his accent was so thick it was barely comprehensible. In 2004 Brad Pitt starred in well-received Mr and Mrs Smith alongside Angelina Jolie. The two supposedly fell in love on the set.
Pitt has moved on to greater performances still and his Career only seems to grow by the day. Some of his honourable mentions include “Babel”, “Burning after reading”, “The curious case of Benjamin button” and “ Moneyball”.
Having such a vast experience in the entertainment industry it was only fair that Pitt’s production house Plan B entertainment produced some of the most Applaudable pieces which only added to Brad Pitt Net Worth. Plan B was founded in 2001 and has produced movies like “Charlie and the chocolate factory”, “ World war Z” and Oscar winning “12 years a slave”.
The personal life of Hollywood limelight Brad Pitt is a rather interesting one. It is a highly presumed opinion that Pitt owes part of his popularity to his contentious private life particularly His martial journey with Jenifer Anniston and Angelina Jolie.
Jennifer Anniston and Brad Pitt were set up on a blind date in 1998 and married two years later in a lavish private ceremony in Malibu. In 2005 the Star Hollywood couple decided to separate.
Brad Pitt started dating Angelina Jolie two months later, after they supposedly fell in love on set. The couple married seven years after in 2014 and had 6 children together. In 2016 for unknown reasons the couple decided to split and now co-parent their 6 children under an ongoing legal agreement.
Pitt has made substantial contributions to Social organizations for example he supports the ONE campaign that combats AIDS. In 2007 Pitt and Jolie donated $1 million in chad and Sudan sympathizing with the Darfur crisis. In 2006, he founded the ‘Make it right foundation’ to aid those affected by Hurricane Katrina.