Sylvester Stallone Net Worth and Income

birth date July 06, 1946 (76 years old)
Born in New York, United States
nationality USA
Marital status married to Jennifer Flavin (since 1997)
Profession Actor, director, screenwriter, producer
Full name Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone
nickname sly
Children 5 (Sage, Seargeoh, Sistine Rose, Sophia Rose, Scarlet Rose)
size 1.77 m

How rich is Sylvester Stallone?

The American screenwriter and actor Sylvester Stallone is one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood and became an A-list celebrity very early in his career thanks to his self-written Rocky films . Stallone’s current fortune is estimated by various sources at 375 million euros , which is mainly due to his above-average fees. Screenwriters usually don’t earn as well as one might think. On the other hand, since Stallone writes roles for himself in “his” films, he always makes himself an integral part of the film in his works, making him financially valuable to the project.

For example, the budget for The Expendables 3 was $90 million, with $ 15 million going to Stallone as a fee – that’s a respectable 17% of the total budget. Since the film is likely to gross much more than its budget, Stallone, as the screenwriter and supporting actor, will also receive a certain contractually stipulated share of the profits in addition to the approximately 17% fee . So the income is very significant.

His career from Sly

Sylvester Stallone was born on July 6, 1946 in New York City. He had a mixed childhood with ups and downs. During his childhood, the family relocated to Washington DC, where his father started a beauty school. When he was nine years old, his parents divorced, after which the boy was to live with his mother from then on. Stallone also had a mixed bag at school. His grades weren’t going anywhere, and in the absence of any rosy prospects for the future, his mother offered him a job at her beauty salon. After a brief stint at Charlotte Hall Military Academy, Stallone tried his hand at studying at Miami Dade College, which he soon dropped out of to devote himself entirely to his passion of writing screenplays.

Although Stallone’s career got under way very early compared to other stars and he was able to quickly achieve his first successes, his career began differently than he had imagined. At the age of 24, his life reached a financial low and he urgently needed money. When he was offered the opportunity to be part of a soft porn series, it was sheer desperation rather than genuine interest that ultimately made him accept. It may seem ridiculous today, but Stallone’s first salary was no more than $200. But further offers followed in the same year, so he played in various smaller productions in equally smaller roles, in which his name sometimes did not appear at all.


Stallone celebrated his breakthrough five years later. Inspired by the boxing match between Muhammed Ali vs. Chuck Wepner, Stallone wrote the screenplay for Rocky in just a few days and almost without a break, shortly afterwards offered it to different film studios, but insisted on being allowed to play the role of Rocky himself. Although other actors, much more popular at the time, were favored by the film studios – such as Burt Reynolds – Stallone prevailed, although he had to forego much of the money he was actually paid for the screenplay. Budgeted at well over a million dollars , the film has grossed well over $225 million to date and won upon release3 Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Editing .

In the following years, Stallone was to celebrate great success, especially with this action formula in other Rocky films and in a second franchise (Rambo). Again and again Stallone had the desire to leave the action profession temporarily and be able to win other roles for himself, although he had little success with it.

The Expendables

Since the Expendables franchise (from 2010), Stallone has experienced a second high point in his career, with his image changing from a young action hero to an “old warhorse”. He is currently expanding this image with numerous fellow actors who also appeared in numerous action films as young heroes or anti-heroes in the past, such as Bruce Willis , Mickey Rourke,  Arnold Schwarzenegger , Jason Statham, or Jean Claude Van Damme, just to name a few . Stallone is currently serving both the younger generations who are generally interested in action films and the older generation who want to see the heroes of their youth again on the big screen.

To date, there are three Expandables parts in which Sly wrote the scripts himself. He also proved quite clearly that he doesn’t let the action stars dance on his nose and for the third part he replaced Bruce Willis with Harrison Ford because of the excessive money demands . There was a cheeky tweet about it:

Sylvester Stallone’s property and net worth

Since 1998, Stallone has been the proud owner of a magnificent Californian villa in the heart of Beverly Hills, which he bought for a whopping 9 million dollars.

Until recently, the actor also enjoyed his sprawling luxury mansion in La Quinta, California, which boasts four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a pool, and an outdoor kitchen. However, he has now put it up for sale for $4.5 million.
Furthermore, Sylvester Stallone is an absolute car fan. He owns a black Porsche Panamera, a black Bentley Continental GTC, a black Aston Martin DBS, a silver Camaro SS (Custom Edition) and a Mercedes-Benz SL65. Anyone who likes to do math and rubs their eyes is welcome to add up the average fuel consumption of all vehicles over 100 km.

UFC stakes

By the way, Sylvester Stallone also owns shares in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). He himself bought a small stake for around $40 million in the 2016 UFC sale. Along with other celebrities such as Mark Wahlberg , Ben Affleck, Tom Brady , Jimmy Kimmel and the Williams sisters, he is also involved in the profits.

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