Bill Paxton Net Worth is $40 Million (at death)
Paxton is quoted saying: „I’ve been so blessed to be able to get paid to do something I love to do.“ But in this context saying „he gets paid“ seems somewhat inadequate. Teachers and florists get paid for doing something they love, and Paxton is just being flooded with money! As for the day, Bill Paxton net worth is estimated at $30 million and he is getting even richer as I am writing. His fortunes come from acting, as well as directing movies. And how did he end up in film industry, the field that eventually boosted Bill Paxton net worth to tens of millions?
|Net Worth:||$40 Million|
|Age:||62 years old|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)|
|Date of birth:||May 17, 1955|
|Date of death:||Feb 25, 2017|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
|Occupation:||Film director, Actor, Film Producer|
According to the actor, it was his father, a big fan of Hollywood movies and theatre, who has first exposed to culture. The boy has grown in an atmosphere were all forms of art were highly respected. When he was still a kid, Bill already got his first camera: “I think I got an Instamatic camera when I was 8 years old, and ever since then, I’ve liked to record things. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s just to kind of try to leave some kind of record behind.” Some may say that this gift has actually been fatal or prophetic: up to this day, Paxton has spent most of his life at one side of the camera or another, performing in movies or pulling the strings of other actors as a director.
In one of his interviews the actor has claimed that he came to Hollywood when he was 18 years old, but a little is known about this earliest period of his career. Maybe, like many struggling young actors, he waited tables or did some other small jobs in order to pay the bills, while simultaneously trying his luck at castings. The first movie with Bill in it reached the cinemas in 1975, but the role he played in it was far from significant – he wasn’t even credited! It was only in the 1980s that Bill Paxton net worth began to grow, as he started to get a relatively steady flow of roles in movies and televisions shows. In 1984 the young actor has featured in The Terminator, but a much more significant supporting role came up in 1985 – that year he appeared on John Hughes movie Wierd Science, portraying a bully older brother.
A real breakthrough in Paxton’s career came up in the mid 1990s, as he started collaborating with a legendary director James Cameron on True Lies and Titanic. The later movie was built on a huge budget of $200 million and the investment did not go to waste: it grossed 2.186 billion, becoming the most profitable movie of all time! Needless to say, this movie has added a solid sum to Bill Paxton net worth!