|birth date||March 19, 1955 (67 years old)|
|Born in||Idar-Obestein / Germany|
|Marital status||married to Emma Heming-Willis (since 2009)|
|Profession||Actor, producer, screenwriter|
|Full name||Walter Bruce Willis|
|Children||5 (Rumer, Tallulah Belle, Scout LaRue, Evelyn Penn, Mabel Ray)|
How much money does Bruce Willis have?
Born on March 19, 1955 in Idar-Oberstein, Bruce Willis has become one of the most successful American actors – and also one of the richest – thanks to films and franchises such as “Die Hard”. According to estimates by various US magazines, his fortune is estimated at 230 million euros . Unfortunately, in early 2022, it was announced that Bruce Willis had officially ended his acting career due to aphasia (speech disorder caused by brain damage).
The young Bruce grew up in Germany as the son of a US soldier and a German mother. His career as a successful actor was primarily initiated by a limitation. Willis was a notorious stutterer. That’s why his parents signed him up for an acting school in order to train his fluent speech in this way.
As with most of his fellow actors, Willis initially acted in smaller productions. So he took on various roles at the New York theater, but also played smaller roles in various commercials to ensure his financial survival. Noticing his talent during the large number of auditions and appearances, he got a first supporting role in the crime series “Moonlighting”, which was extremely well received by the critics, and both the Emmy Award, which is important for US series, and the Golden Globe could win.
Through other minor roles, he met Blake Edwards, who eventually accepted him for his production of Die Hard, a role that seemed tailor-made for Willis. Since Die Hard , he would go on to star in numerous other big action movies, including the sequels, which have grossed a total of $1 billion to date . Then, however, there was a brief career break in the 1990s because Willis consciously wanted to break away from the action genre, which he never managed to do successfully.
It was only through a collaboration with the successful director Quentin Tarantino in “Pulp Fiction” that he again achieved a great screen success, which was well received by critics and viewers alike. Other highly successful films include The Sixth Sense, which was nominated for six Academy Awards (Oscars), The Fifth Element and Armageddon.
The “Expendables” series is also an absolute success, where Bruce Willis fights in parts 1 and 2 alongside many other action heroes such as Sylvester Stallone , Mickey Rourke, Arnold Schwarzenegger , Jason Statham, Jean Claude Van Damme and Co. However, The Expandables 3 had to do without Bruce Wills, as the actor reportedly wanted to collect $ 4 million for 4 days of shooting. Sylvester Stallone then recast him as Harrison Ford .
As is tradition in Los Angeles in such cases, Willis received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his life’s work. If you take a look at the fees Bruce Willis receives for his films, he is one of the highest paid American actors. Between 2007 and 2008 alone , he earned $41 million for his acting achievements . But he doesn’t just earn money as an actor. Bruce Willis is also a film producer, screenwriter and musician himself .
Bruce Willis’ property and net worth
Bruce Willis apparently never stays in one and the same property for long. Since last year he has been trying to sell his luxury property in Beverly Hills (near Los Angeles) for 22 million US dollars. He also owns a ranch in Idaho that he initially sought to sell for $15 million, which has since dropped to $8.8 million due to lack of demand. Due to the still difficult real estate market, it is still not easy to sell luxury properties at a good price in the United States.
According to various sources, Willis owns numerous other top properties in the Los Angeles area and in New York, while regularly commuting from the West Coast to the East Coast. In New York he owns a very lavish apartment, in the kitchen of which he made a wall look like a famous New York subway station.
Willis also owns a whole collection of old and rare car models, some of which he has already auctioned off, such as a 1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. This classy muscle car changed hands for around 160,000 US dollars. No one is silent about the exact amount. With a fortune of 230 million euros probably not a problem either.
Bruce Willis Film Fees:
Bruce Willis earned the following fees in some of his films:
- Die Hard (1988) $5,000,000
- Look who’s talking! (1989) $10,000,000
- Die Hard 2 (1990) $7,500,000
- Look Who’s Talking 2 (1990) $10,000,000
- Purgatory of Vanities (1990) $3,000,000
- The Last Boy Scout (1991) $14,000,000
- Pulp Fiction (1994) $800,000
- Die Hard: More Now (1995) $15,000,000
- Last Man Standing (1996) $16,500,000
- Armageddon (1998) $14,800,000
- State of Emergency (1998) $5,000,000
- The Sixth Sense (1999) $14,000,000
- The Kid – Image is Everything (2000) $20,000,000
- Unbreakable (2000) $20,000,000
- The Tribunal (2002) $22,500,000
- Die Hard 4.0 (2007) $25,000,000