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 has a return to the big screen in 2019 affected Brad Pitt’s net worth? Scroll below to learn all you need to know.
Brad Pitt’s Net Worth
The release of Ad Astra signaled 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.
Prior to the release of the film, Brad Pitt had a net worth of $300 million, according to Celebrity NetWorth, which he had accrued over the course of a career that had spanned more than three decades since he made his debut on-screen appearance in 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.
Brad Pitt’s $300 million net worth before Ad Astra came from 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, totaling 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 earning significant percentages through backend deals from box office profits.
While Brad Pitt undoubtedly earned and built a significant net worth as an actor, a larger percentage of his wealth has come from his career as a producer under his production company, Plan B Entertainment.
He established his production 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 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, and 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 for 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 following the inevitable completion of his divorce from Angelina Jolie.
How He Spends His Money
With a net worth of $300 million, Brad Pitt has a few options when it comes to the things he can spend on, and he has spent on extravagant and luxurious items like a villa in Mallorca he bought for $3.1 million in 2016, a chateau he bought for $35 million with his wife in 2008, and several more.
He has also donated more than $10 million to various foundations and charity organizations, mainly through he and his former wife’s foundation, Jolie-Pitt
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 Angelina Jolie.