Mel Gibson net worth
Mel Gibson net worth
According To Uswhispers Australian/American actor Mel Gibson has a net worth of $425 million; he is also an actor, screenwriter, director, producer and investor. Mel Brooks has a reputation for being a controversial figure, but he's also been a hugely successful actor and director over the course of his career.
It wasn't long after graduating college in 1977 that Gibson started working on the Mad Max series; it was one of his first major roles. Mel's first $1 million payday came in 1985 from the third Mad Max film, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. While working as a stage actor in Adelaide, Gibson appeared in several plays with the State Theatre Company of South Australia. Actors such as Waiting for Godot and Death of a Salesman have appeared on stage with him.
It was 1984 when Mel starred in his first U.S. film, The River, alongside Sissy Spacek, as a struggling Tennessee farm owner. His acting career took a two-year hiatus beginning in 1985 before he was cast as Martin Riggs in 1987's Lethal Weapon and returned for 1989's Tequila Sunrise and Lethal Weapon 2 (1989.) It wasn't until the second half of the 1990s that he starred in such big-budget action films as Maverick and Braveheart. The Patriot, Chicken Run, and What Women Want were all box office hits for Mel Gibson in the early 2000s. M. Night Shyamalan's Signs was his most financially successful film to date, and he starred in it.
Mel's passion project, "Passion of the Christ," took him years to raise the money for. In the end, a dejected Mel decided to put up $30 million of his own money to help fund the endeavour. In addition, he invested $15 million in marketing, bringing the total amount of money he invested to $45 million.
As a result, Mel was entitled to half of the film's earnings. Newmarket Films, the company that distributed the film, received the other half. Mel's share of the movie's profits was $300 million when everything was said and done.
But there's more. It wasn't just the music that made Passion a household name. Mel's merchandise brought in an additional $50-100 million. Finally, there are DVD sales, which peaked in 2004 and have since fallen. A whopping $75 million was Mel's share of the profits from DVD sales.