Brad Pitt is most commonly known for his role in Fight Club, but he is one of the best actors in Hollywood. He is a blockbuster name in Hollywood and he is known for some fantastic roles he has done in several films. He is also famous for “Brangelina”, the name given to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s relationship, which stole headlines for such a long time as they were considered a dream couple in Hollywood. Their break up left the world in shock! We will discuss Brad Pitt’s career and his life today along with his net worth and assets!
Brad Pitt has dated many Hollywood divas like Gwyneth Paltrow, Jill Schoelen, before marrying Jennifer Aniston in 2000. The couple later divorced but continue to stay in touch with each other. Brad Pitt later married Angelina Jolie in 2014 after being in a relationship for almost seven years. They also separated and later filed for divorce in 2016 before the court confirmed their single status in 2019.
Brad Pitt has six children, a mix of adopted and conceived.
It is unbelievable that an actor of Brad Pitt’s stature has switched to being a producer, mainly, now. Despite this slight career shift, Brad Pitt Oscar win came in 2019, only. This was the first time the American bombshell had won an Academy Award and it came in his role as a stunt double in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Brad Pitt’s career began with several television roles during the late 1980s, and his first major role in a film was not until 1989 when he starred in the black comedy horror film Cutting Class. He began making a name for his acting skills with his roles in Thelma & Louise and A River Runs Through It before landing his first major nomination in the Golden Globes for his epic performance in Legends of the Fall in 1994. This was the start of a glorious career for Brad Pitt as he was cast for David Fincher’s thriller Se7en in 1995 starring Kevin Spacey and Morgan Freeman. In the same year, his role as a mental patient in the science fiction film 12 Monkeys landed him another Academy Award nomination for Supporting Actor as he won his first Golden Globe in the same category.
Mainly, though, his career took off with his role as a soap salesman Tyler Durden in Fincher’s Fight Club, for which he had to learn taekwondo, boxing and grappling. The film has gone on to achieve cult status despite initially being a commercial disappointment. Brad Pitt also starred alongside George Clooney in the Ocean’s Trilogy. He has, since, featured in Troy, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and then earning himself another Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of an eponymous man who ages in reverse in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The Hollywood superstar was cast in Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, which was a box-office success along with Moneyball and The Tree of Life, both of which were produced by Brad Pitt, as well, and earned nominations for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Brad Pitt’s biggest commercial success came in 2013 with World War Z, and he landed his first Academy Award as a producer for 12 Years a Slave. Another box office success followed with Fury and then he finally won his first Academy Award for acting with his role of Cliff Booth, a stunt double, alongside Leonardo DiCaprio for Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Brad Pitt’s Net Worth and Assets:
Brad Pitt’s success, no doubt, comes along with a lot of financial perks. His net worth stands at a whopping $300 million and it is down to the fact that he has pocketed some big salaries from successful movies, over the years. From earning only $5000 for his role in Thelma & Louise to pocketing a base salary of $17.5 million only a decade later, his worth has continued to grow. He earned this base salary for Meet Joe Black, Fight Club, Spy Game, and Troy. He also earned $20 million for Mr. & Mrs. Smith and cut down his salary to half to feature in Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds.
He took another pay-cut to feature in the Ocean’s Eleven series, and still ended up pocketing more than $30 million. Apart from all of this, he also founded Plan B Entertainment in 2001. It has gone on to produce dozens of blockbusters including the likes of The Departed, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Troy, Moneyball, Eat Pray Love, World War Z, 12 Years a Slave, Ad Astra, etc.
Brad Pitt along with his ex-wife Angelina Jolie, has sold picture rights of their children to magazines; Peoples Magazine, and British rights to Hello! pocketing $7.5 million. After the birth of their twins, they sold the rights to the same magazines pocketing more than $15 million. This stands as the record for the most expensive celebrity photographs of all-time.
Not only is Brad Pitt a gifted actor, but he is also skilled in real estate. He has a property portfolio that adds up to more than $100 million, which includes houses in LA’s Los Feliz neighborhood, a beach house in Santa Barbara, a historic mansion in the French Quarter, and also a 1200-acre winery that he bought with Jolie in 2008 in South France for $67 million.
Brad Pitt’s Philanthropy:
All that success and financial success has allowed Brad Pitt to become a very charitable person. He has been actively involved in many humanitarian issues throughout his career. He has donated generously to the ONE campaign, Make It Right Foundation, global humanitarian aid fund, Jolie-Pitt Foundation, along with donating $1 million to Doctors Without Borders in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake.
With the help of the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, the ex-couple have donated generously to charity, with estimates taking the total charity to tens of millions of dollars.