|birth date||July 13, 1942 (80 years old)|
|Born in||Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|Marital status||married to Calista Flockhart (since 2010)|
|Profession||Actor and Producer|
|Children||5 (Liam, Malcolm, Georgia, Benjamin, Willard)|
How rich is Harrison Ford?
If Harrison Ford had been told at the age of 25 that he would be a filthy rich Hollywood star with a net worth of €265 million by now , he would have laughed heartily and gotten back to work. And this was more down-to-earth than glamorous in the 1960s. During this time, Harrison Ford earned a living for himself and his family as a carpenter, security guard and waiter at festivals. Although he already had a few smaller roles as an actor, a great career was far from in sight. It wasn’t until George Lucas cast him in a major supporting role in the hit 1973 film American Graffiti that his success as an actor began. The one Gage was only $535 , but it would be another four years before he could really make money from acting.
The career as an actor
From Han Solo to Indiana Jones
In 1977, George Lucas released the first Star Wars film. Harrison Ford was eventually chosen to play space pilot Han Solo from among hundreds of actors who applied for the role. In addition to a proud fee of $ 650,000, this role also brought him worldwide fame and thousands of fans. In the two subsequent parts in 1980 and 1983 he received a profit share of 2%.
The role that is still inseparable from Harrison Ford, he played for the first time in 1981: he became Indiana Jones. This is an adventure film, also produced by George Lucas and directed by Steven Spielberg. Indiana Jones is a daring archaeologist who fights the Nazis and uncovers long-lost treasures along the way. The first part “Raiders of the Lost Ark” alone grossed 400 million dollars worldwide. Three more Indiana Jones films followed in 1984, 1989 and 2008, all of which were also very successful.
Great film roles with even bigger fees
But not everything Harrison Ford touched turned to gold. There have been quite a few films that have received at most critical acclaim but have not been a huge hit at the box office. These include 1988’s “Frantic,” 1995’s “Sabrina,” and 2009’s “Crossing Over.” Luckily, those failures have been made up for by numerous other productions. In films such as “Women’s Weapons” in 1988, “On the Run” in 1993 and in “Cowboys and Aliens” alongside Daniel Craig in 2011, the charismatic actor’s usual success was also reflected in the income. In the third part of the action series Expendables he replaced Bruce Willis, because he made demands that were too high. He stood alongside other action superstars such as Arnold Schwarzenegger , Sylvester Stallone , Wesley Snipes, Jason Statham and Mel Gibson . The film earned less than a million dollars, but I guess that was just a matter of necessary prestige.
Harrison Ford Net Worth and Holdings
Harrison Ford has been married to actress Calista Flockhart since 2010. The couple is one of Hollywood’s top earners. Their combined fortune is currently estimated at $224 million.
Ford has invested part of his fortune in real estate . In addition to a house in Los Angeles, he also owns a property in Wyoming and a penthouse in Manhattan, New York. The penthouse alone is 5,500 square feet and has eleven rooms, including four bedrooms and four and a half baths. Mr. Ford has a wonderful view of Manhattan and the Hudson River from a 2,300 square meter roof terrace.
The great passion of the actor is flying. This almost ended in his undoing in the spring of 2015 when he crashed a small plane on a golf course near Los Angeles. He sustained moderate injuries from which he fully recovered. According to his own statement, he will continue to pursue his favorite hobby. Financially he can definitely afford it. He was also able to increase his fortune through some smart stock investments and some endorsement deals. Among other things, he has already advertised Japanese beer and the Lancia Lybra.
Harrison Ford uses part of his wealth to support conservation projects such as Plant-for-the-Planet. In 2014 he acted as a correspondent for the TV series “Years of living dangerously” and reported from Indonesia on the cultivation of oil palms and the consequences for the global climate.
Star Wars 7 – The Force Awakens
At the end of 2015, Harrison Ford was seen again as Han Solo in the seventh part of Star Wars “The Force Awakens”. Together with the “old colleagues” Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) he once again fought against the dark side of the force.