Though not as successful as her actor husband Bruce Willis, Emma Heming Willis is a top model who has been on the cover of several top-notch magazines and equally walked the runway for a good number of fashion designers. She has since attained millionaire status through her budding modeling career, as well as acting career. With her husband amassing millions of dollars from his plethora of careers, the two have racked up a combined net worth that has cemented their place among Hollywood’s power couples.
The pair also have a heartwarming love story as their relationship has endured many years in spite of the buzz about their huge age difference. The love between the celebrity couple is waxing stronger with each passing year. Interestingly, they are equally focused on their individual careers and are determined to take it to the next stratosphere. Here’s more on their age, as well as financial status.
Bruce Willis Has a Much More Higher Net Worth Than Emma Heming
Bruce Willis, who is widely recognized for playing action hero roles, has enjoyed a career that has lasted a few decades. Not only has he established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the movie industry, but he has equally made his presence felt in the music industry. It is no wonder that he has been estimated to have a net worth that is around $250 million. That of his beauteous wife Emma, on the other hand, is estimated at $5 million. Thus Bruce and Emma Heming Willis have a combined net worth of $255 million.
In his music career, Willis has released three studio albums. Several of his singles such as “Respect Yourself” and “Under the Boardwalk” charted on the US Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart. The movie star and accomplished film producer has also ventured into entrepreneurship. He is the co-founder of a motion picture production company called Cheyenne Enterprises, as well as Planet Hollywood which he launched along with Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. He also serves as the owner of The Liberty Theatres and The Mint Bar. As the international face of Belvedere SA’s Sobieski Vodka, Bruce Willis owns a 3.3 percent stake in the company.
The Hollywood Star Has Earned Outrageous Sums in Salary Throughout His Career
Over the course of Bruce Willis’ career that has lasted for over four decades, the actor has mostly pocketed eight-figure paychecks. His highest career earning came from the 1991 blockbuster, The Sixth Sense which grossed over $672 million on a budget of $40 million. He initially earned an upfront salary of $14 million for his role in the thriller movie before his successful negotiation for a percentage of the film’s backend profit ensured that he walked away with total earnings of $100 million just for starring in the movie. Thus, this became the second-highest money earned by an actor from a movie role, as Keanu Reeves holds the record with a staggering sum of $156 million for his role in two Matrix films.
From 1988 to 2013, Bruce Willis attained superstardom following his portrayal of John McClane in the Die Hard film series. He took home a paycheck of $5 million for the first installment of the film. His salary was then raised to $7.5 million for the second, followed by $15 million and $25 million paychecks for the third and fourth installments respectively. Furthermore, the multi-award-winning actor was paid a salary of $10 million for providing the voice of Mikey in the 1989 animated film, Look Who’s Talking and another $10 million for his work in the sequel, Look Who’s Talking Too (1990).
As an action film star, Willis has starred in numerous action-thriller movies of which many performed highly in the theatres worldwide. He featured alongside Brad Pitt and Madeleine Stowe in 12 Monkeys in 1995. The film earned $168.8 million in theatres worldwide on a budget of $29.5 million. He also starred in The Expendables with other action stars like Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone, Steve Austin, and Jet Li which grossed $274.5 million at the box office on a budget of $80 million. Other of Bruce Willis’ acting credits include Moonlighting (1985-1989), Pulp Fiction (1994), Bruno the Kid (1996-1997), Armageddon (1998), Friends (2000), Red (2010), G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013), Misery (2015-2016), The Orville (2019), and Cosmic Sin (2021).
In 2006, the accomplished actor received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was also inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2011. He has also received a Golden Globe Award, Primetime Emmy Awards, and People’s Choice Awards.
Emma Heming Willis Has Been Working as a Model and Actress Since 1994
At the age of sixteen, Emma Heming Willis competed in the Find Me a Supermodel competition on The Big Breakfast Show and won. Since then, her modeling career has had an upward trajectory as she has been associated with numerous fashion brands. Emma has appeared as a Covergirl on magazines such as US Glamour, Town and Country, French Elle, W Magazine, and Shape. She has also walked in many fashion shows for designers such as Christian Dior, Chanel, Valentino, John Galliano, Thierry Mugler, and Ralph Lauren. She previously worked as a spokesmodel for lingerie retailer La Senza and has went on to feature in ad campaigns for Gap, Palmers, Dior, Escada, Redken, and John Frieda.
In January 2021, Bruce Willis’ better half launched a body care line called Cocobaba. As an actress, she made her acting debut as Model #3 in the 2001 film, Perfume, starring Rita Wilson, Jeff Goldblum, and Michelle Williams. She subsequently had a minor role in an episode of Entourage (2006) before featuring in Perfect Stranger (2007), The Comebacks (2007), and Red 2 (2013). The latter grossed $148.1 million at the box office on a budget of $84 million.
The Two Realized They Were Meant For Each Other Just After a Date
Emma Heming and Bruce Willis first met at a gym in 2007 when they were introduced to each other by their fitness trainer who happened to be a mutual friend. Soon after, they became friends and later decided to go on a date. After one date, the two fell head over heels in love with each other and their friendship blossomed into romance. Bruce has cited that after meeting Emma that his entire outlook on love and everything instantly fell into place.
Realizing that they were destined for each other, Bruce and Emma Heming Willis tied the knot on March 21st, 2009 at their home in Turks and Caicos when they were 54 and 30 years old respectively. With the union not having a legal binding, the couple re-wedded six days later in a civil ceremony in Beverly Hills. They have since become proud parents to two daughters; Mabel (born in April 2012) and Evelyn (born in May 2014).
After ten years of being in a blissful marriage, the love birds renewed their vows in 2019. They have kept the sparks burning over the years by being super supportive of one another and going on a date every week. The pair have known each other for over 13 years. They have stated that their great respect for each other has enabled them to build a great foundation on which their long-standing marriage stands.
Emma Heming Willis is 23 Years Younger Than Her Film Producer Husband
While Bruce Willis was born on March 19th, 1955 in Idar-Oberstein, West Germany, Emma made an entrance into the world on June 18th, 1978 in Malta. Hence, the age difference between the lovely couple is 23 years. The model was born to a British father and Indo-Guyanese mother. Bruce, on the other hand, was raised by his German mother Kassie and American father David Willis. He attended Penns Grove High School and Montclair State University but didn’t graduate from the university as he dropped out in 1977.
Quick Comparison Between Emma and Bruce Willis
|Emma Heming Willis||Bruce Willis|
|Height||5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m)||6 feet (1.83 m)|
|Net Worth||$5 Million||$250 Million|
|No. of Acting Credits||5||100+|
|Highest-Grossing Film||Red 2 (2013) – Grossed $148.1 million||The Sixth Sense (1999) – Grossed $672.8 million|
|No. of Golden Globe Wins||Nil||1|
|Total Albums Released||–||3|