Clint Eastwood is an actor, producer, director, musician and political figure. The veteran actor has acted, directed and produced over 50 films throughout his career. His successes have made him one of the richest Hollywood stars. Clint Eastwood has a net worth of $375 million.
Clint Eastwood Net Worth: Brief History
Eastwood was born on May 31, 1930 in San Francisco. his dad was a steelworker and migrant worker and the family moved often. When they finally settled in Piedmont, California, he attended Oakland high school where the teachers encouraged him to take up roles in school plays. However, he turned a deaf ear and worked other jobs instead. Among these jobs included life guard, grocery clerk, golf caddy, forest firefighter and paper carrier. Eastwood was drafted into the US army in 1951 and was appointed as a life guard and swimming instructor. His swimming skills saved his life when a war plane he was flying in from Seattle to California crashed into the sea, he had to swim 5 km to the shore to save his life.
Clint Eastwood Net Worth: Acting Career
Eastwood’s debut acting was in 1955 film “Revenge of the Creature” in an uncredited role, he took up several other uncredited roles before a Universal studio assistant noticed him. Eastwood would later meet Chuck Hill who with his connections to the entertainment industry helped to land him an audition at the Universal studio. He eventually landed a role as Rowdy Yates in CBS series Rawhide in 1958 which would become his breakthrough role.
He later landed a role in western Italian-made movie “A Fistful of Dollars” playing the character of “the man with no name”. The movie’s huge success established him as a movie star in Italy. It grossed $14.5 million in 1967 netting Eastwood $15,000. He went on to reprise his role in the sequels that followed; “For a Few More Dollars”, and “The Good, the Bad, the Ugly”. His stardom landed him roles in blockbuster movies.
His next movie after the Dollars Trilogy was in American revisionist western “Hand Em High” (1968), Eastwood earned $400,000, 25% of the movie’s net success at the box office. He earned $750,000 for 1968 war epic “Where Angels Dare”.
His successes continued through the 1970’s and 1980’s, with movies like “Every Which Way But Loose” (1978) which became his most commercially successful movie, grossing almost $300 million in today’s money, its sequel “Any Which Way You Can” was also successful. His 1992 movie “Unforgiven” grossed $102 million and brought him an Academy award nomination for best actor.
His 2014 film “American Sniper” grossed $349.4 million in the US and was nominated for an Academy Award for best picture. As a musician, Eastwood has composed film scores for some of his movies.
Clint Eastwood Net Worth: Directing and Production
Following his success with the Dollar series, Eastwood launched his own production company Malpaso Productions in 1967. He made his directional debut with the film, “Play Misty for Me” (1971). The film which grossed $10.6 million established him as a successful director. Eastwood has earned more awards for directing than acting. He earned Oscar awards for best picture for his movies “Unforgiven” and “Million Dollar Baby” (2004).
His other directional roles include “Mystic River” (2003) , “Letters from Iwo Jima” (2006) which were both nominated for Oscars. In total, every movie that has featured Eastwood have grossed $1.7 billion domestically alone.
Eastwood was awarded the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial in 1994 for consistently producing high quality pictures. In 2007, he was awarded the Italian Venice Film Festival Golden Lion for lifetime Achievement. Clint Eastwood served as mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California from 1986-1988.
Clint Eastwood Net Worth: Other Ventures
Clint owns Mission Ranch Hotel and Restaurant in Carmel-by-the-Sea, The Tehàma Golf Club and also has investments in Pebble Beach Golf Course, California. A certified pilot, Eastwood frequently flies his helicopter to work.