Before he returned to cinema in a big way with Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Ad Astra in 2019, Brad Pitt’s most notable appearance on the big screen stretches back to 2016 when he played Max Vatan in the film, Allied, save for a cameo appearance as the Vanisher in the superhero film, Deadpool 2. Otherwise, his last significant role was as Glen McMahon in the Netflix film, War Machine. So, how do things look like for Brad Pitt’s net worth now he’s back in the leading seat? Let’s find out.
What is Brad Pitt’s Current Net Worth?
The release of Ad Astra signalled the return of Brad Pitt to the big screen as a lead actor, and along with it, a chance for him to improve his net worth. Produced on a budget within the $80 million range, the sci-fi made a total of $132.8 million at the box office. Critics and fans alike have praised the film and it’s only a matter of time before Brad Pitt gets himself into more lead roles.
Figures aren’t in yet as to how much Pitt has been able to earn from the movie. Barring that, his net worth is estimated to be a cool $300 million. This amount he has been able to accrue over the course of a career that had spanned more than three decades since he made his debut on-screen appearance on the TV show, Another World as Chris.
Since then, he has built a filmography with more than 80 credits to his name, Ad Astra being his 79th. Some of his popular titles over time include World War Z, Inglourious Basterds, Moneyball, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Ocean’s Thirteen, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and Fight Club.
How Brad Pitt Has Grown His Wealth
Though he got into the acting scene with an uncredited role for the 1987 movie Hunk, Pitt gained major prominence as the cowboy hitchhiker J.D. in 1991’s road movie, Thelma & Louise. Only just starting out in the industry, Pitt was paid $6,000 for the role. Slowly and surely, Pitt began making his way up the list, ending up in leading roles for movies like Legends of the Fall (1994) and Interview with the Vampire the same year. From there he continued to gain critical acclaim for his roles in movies like Seven (1995), Fight Club (1999), Ocean’s Eleven (2001) and even the ever-popular Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) where he starred alongside Angelina Jolie.
Brad Pitt’s $300 million net worth can be attributed to having one of the highest bankability indexes among modern actors, with a box office return of more than $5 billion when he played a leading role. As a member of a leading ensemble, a role he has played nine times, the movies have grossed over $1.5 billion in revenue at the global box office, and an extra $920+ million when he has played a supporting role, totalling more than $7 billion in box office returns when he had played a significant role in a film.
As a result, he became one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood, earning up to $20 million in salary for some of his roles, as well as bagging significant percentages through backend deals from box office profits. Even with how much he’s worth, Pitt is known to have cut his pay for a role to $10 million; which is what he did to appear in the movies Inglorious Basterds and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Earnings from His Production Company
While Brad Pitt undoubtedly earned and built a significant net worth as an actor, a larger percentage of his wealth comes from his career as a producer under his production company, Plan B Entertainment. He established the company in 2001, and through it, he has produced several of his notable projects, including Moneyball, War Machine, and his first major film in years, Ad Astra.
He has more than 50 production credits to his name, including movies where he did not play a significant on-screen role. From more than 28 projects as a producer, he has grossed over $2.3 billion at the global box office.
With the success of Ad Astra, which he starred in, and produced along with other production companies like New Regency, 20th Century Fox, and TSG Entertainment, he is expected to make more than $15 million in income. Brad Pitt’s net worth might be on the rise.
However, his exact net worth will remain unknown until the completion of his divorce from Angelina Jolie, as well as the end of the financial year, under which his income from Ad Astra is expected to be publicly declared.
Of course, with Brad Pitt set to appear in a sequel of World War Z and the film Babylon after the release of Ad Astra, as well as more than ten projects he is set to produce, including Kajillionaire, Blonde and Irresistible, it would not be a surprise if his $300 million net worth gets a considerable boost, even after the inevitable completion of his divorce from Angelina Jolie.
How Brad Pitt Spends His Net Worth
With a net worth of $300 million, Brad Pitt has more than a few options when it comes to the things he can spend on. He has acquired extravagant and luxurious assets like a villa in Mallorca which he bought for $3.1 million in 2016, a chateau he bought for $35 million with his wife in 2008, and several more.
Nevertheless, the actor isn’t without his charitable side. He has donated to and has been involved in several charities and humanitarian efforts like the ONE campaign, the Make It Right Foundation, and also the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, a global non-profit he co-founded with former wife Angelina Jolie. One notable donation he made was to the tune of $1 million to Doctors Without Borders in 2010 in the wake of the Haiti earthquake.
Outside of the many luxuries at the expense of Brad Pitt’s net worth, he has also spent more than $1.8 million on the cost of his divorce from Jolie.