For a long time, he was the face of one of the most popular comedy shows on TV, Two and a Half Men, and his rising popularity via the show was compensated enough to make him one of the highest-paid TV cast of all time. Charlie Sheen’s net worth ever since has suffered in various ways, both through legal battles and his recklessness.
We took a closer look at the iconic actor’s net worth, how rich he used to be, and how much he is worth now. We also took a look at some of the movies and TV shows that made him the most money. Read on and learn all about Charlie Sheen’s financial journey.
What Is Charlie Sheen’s Net Worth?
Born Carlos Irwin Estevez but known as Charlie Sheen all over the world, the actor, today, has a net worth of $10 million. If that seems a lot, then you should know that he was once worth over $150 million.
Charlie Sheen began his career as a child when he made his debut appearance in the film, Badlands, nine years after he was born on the 3rd of September 1965 to Martin Sheen who is also a renowned actor and Janet Templeton, a renowned artist. Charlie Sheen was born and raised in a family of actors, as all his older siblings are active members of the profession. But except for his father, he has had the most successful career, forging a long career in film and TV through his comedic and dramatic skills.
He has appeared in over 85 movies and TV shows, several of which were commercially successful. Charlie Sheen’s net worth was built on the success of movies like The Three Musketeers, Scary Movie 3, Due Date, Being John Malkovich, and several others.
The New York City-born actor has made most of his appearances in film, where he has earned considerably for his roles. Aside from his earnings in movies, his work in television shows like Two and a Half Men cemented his iconic status and as well, contributed a great deal to his initial net worth of $150 million.
During the latter years of his time on the show, Charlie Sheen had a significant boost to his net worth through a salary of $1.8 million per episode. Another show, Anger Management, fetched him $2 million per episode.
Other than his earnings in movies and TV shows, Sheen also built his wealth via nationwide tours, endorsements and a clothing line for children, Sheen Kidz, which was launched in 2006. He earned $1 million from Twitter endorsements in 2011 and $7 million from his North American tour in the same year.
Despite earning from various means during the peak of his career and amassing a net worth of over $150 million, Charlie Sheen, through a series of reckless behaviors, including drug and alcohol abuse, poor financial management and health problems, saw his net worth dwindle from $150 million to $10 million.
The Movies That Made Him The Most Money
Charlie Sheen began to accumulate significant amounts when he earned $500,000 for his role in the film, Three for the Road in 1987. It marked the first major salary he earned for his role as an actor. In subsequent years and as his fame grew, he has been able to command a sizeable amount in salary and below are some of the movies that made Charlie the most money.
1. The Three Musketeers and Hot Shots! Part Deux in 1993 fetched him a total of $8 million. He was paid $4 million for each movie.
2. In 1994, the movie Terminal Velocity fetched him $6 million while he earned $5.2 million for his role in The Arrival. The Shadow Conspiracy also contributed $4 million to Charlie Sheen’s net worth.
3. Charlie Sheen’s biggest payday came in TV where he earned as much as $1.3 million in his final season on Two and a Half Men and an extra $600,000 in back-end deals. When his contract was terminated on the show, he reportedly earned $125 million in the buyout of his contract.
4. Anger Management is another show that made a huge contribution to his net worth, he made $2 million per episode from the show.