Mel Gibson Net Worth
|$30 Million Per Year
|Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson
|Date of Birth:
|3rd January 1956
|68 years old
|6 ft 9 in (1.77 m)
|Actor, Director, Producer
|29th June 2023
Over the span of over 5 decades, Mel Gibson appeared in 43 films and won many awards, including Academy Awards, the Golden Globe awards, and People’s Choice Awards. In 2004 Mel Gibson was named the world’s most powerful celebrity by the US business magazine Forbes.
As of 2022, the Hollywood mega-star Mel Gibson has no plan on retiring anytime soon. He’s announced he’ll directing and starring in the fifth Sequel of Lethal Weapon and The Passion of the Christ with the sequel’s title Resurrection.
Mel Gibson is one of the wealthiest actors of all time, with an estimated net worth of over US $430 million; his net worth could have been much higher had he not paid over US$400 million in the divorce settlement to his first wife (Robyn) Robin Gibson. With combinations of starring and directing in upcoming films, Gibson’s personal net worth will undoubtedly set to increase.
Mel Gibson’s Net Worth
Mel Gibson has amassed a huge fortune in his career. Gibson’s net worth as of 2022 is US$430 million, largely thanks to these several box office hits, including The Passion of the Christ, Lethal Weapon series, Signs, What Women Want, and Ransom.
Mel Gibson earned his first million-dollar mark in 1985’s Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome. A big chunk of his earnings also came from producing and directing. He’s gained worldwide fame and is recognized for his talents. In the 1995’s epic historical film Braveheart, he starred, produced, and directed, taking home the Golden Globe award for best director and an Academy. award for best picture, he instantly became an international star.
The 2002 Vietnam war film, We Were Soldiers, in which Gibson was a co-director and starred, became his highest-grossing film. It was an international highly acclaimed film. Gibson’s contribution helped to pave the way for the popularity of war films. An American news magazine, Time compared Gibson’s superb acting skills to that of the legendary actor Sean Connery.
Who is Mel Gibson?
Mel Gibson’s full name is Mel Colmcille Gerard Gibson. As of 2022, Gibson is 66 years. He was born in Peekskill, New York, on January 3, 1956. Mel Gibson has dual citizenship in Ireland and the United States of America, he’s also an Australian permanent resident.
Mel Gibson is an actor, film director, and film producer. Mel Gibson had only married once. In 1980, he married an Australian dental nurse Robin Gibson in New South Wales, Australia. Together they had a daughter and six sons. After 26 years of marriage, they separated in 2006, and their divorce was finalized in 2011. The divorce settlement became the highest in Hollywood history at over US$400 million– (Robyn) Robin was entitled to 50% of what Gibson earned.
Gibson’s second relationship was with a Russian musician Oksana Grigorieva. They had a daughter in 2009 and split up shortly in 2010. During the legal custody, Oksana Grigorieva was awarded $750,000. In 2014 Gibson dated a champion equestrian vaulter, his current girlfriend Rosalind Ross, and they had a child together in 2017.
Mel Gibson Early Life
The actor Mel Gibson is an American born of Irish descent. Gibson is the sixth of eleven children in his family. His paternal grandfather was a millionaire businessman from the American South, the second son of a writer Hutton Gibson, and an Irish mother Anne Patricia.
After Gibson’s father won a work-related lawsuit of US$145,000, his family moved to Sydney, Australia, when Mel Gibson was 12 years old. The relocation was for economic reasons, and hoping his children could avoid being drafted during the Vietnam war.
Mel Gibson’s Career in the Film Business
In 1974Gibson attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney and studied acting. After he graduated in 1977, Gibson joined the State Theatre Company of South Australia as a stage actor. At that same period, it’s purely coincidental how Gibson was given the lead role in Mad Max. The then 23 years-old Gibson had a bar fight with rugby players the previous night, and his face was all bruised up from the beating. When he took his friend to an audition the next day, seeing his bruised-up face, the staff thought he’s the ‘perfect freak‘ for the role. According to Gibson’s statement, “I dropped a friend off because he’d been called into an audition. I drove him, dropped him, and waited for him in the waiting room with the girls at the casting agency – but I had had a very bad weekend.”
Gibson was paid $15,000 in the 1979’s Mad Max salary. The 1982’s Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior was Mel Gibson’s first movie hit in America.
In this period, Gibson’s other notable film roles include his first American film, 1984’s River, 1987’s Lethal Weapon, and Disney’s classic Pocahontas. The Mad Max series and Lethal Weapon had cemented his status as one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars.
Riding High: Act, Direct & Produce
It’s undeniable that Mel Gibson is multi-talented. In 1989, studio executives saw potential in Gibson; they encouraged him to try directing films, but Gibson brushed it off. However, in his 1995’s epic film Braveheart, he starred, produced, and directed the historical drama and won numerous accolades, including Golden Globe and Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture.
Mel Gibson’s career highest peak was in the 2000s. Many of his films grossed over US$100 million at the box office, including Chicken Run, What Women Want, The Patriot, The Passion of the Christ, Apocalypto, and many more.
Mel Gibson controversial 2004’s film The Passion of the Christ, which he produced, directed, and co-written, struggled to seek finance for movie production. Gibson had to chip in US$45 of his own money. The film turned out to be the highest-grossing R-rated film at that time, raking in US$612 million worldwide. Mel Gibson’s return on investment for this film paid big time at a staggering US$400 million plus.
After nearly a decade of hiatus, Mel Gibson received 14 award nominations for the 2016’s film Hacksaw Ridge he directed. The film received 14 award nominations.
Mel Gibson Legal Troubles & Alcoholism
Mel Gibson stated that he started drinking when he was 13. And during some time in his adult life, he drank pints of beer for breakfast, confided by Gibson. A pint of beer equals 1.3 standard cans or 568 ml.
In 1991, Mel Gibson was accused of homophobia by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation organization regarding his comments insulting homosexuals. Gibson defended his comments and later blamed it on alcohol as the culprit.
In 2006 Mel Gibson was sentenced to three years probation for DUI (driving under the influence). Gibson was arrested in LA while speeding in his car with an open container of alcohol. When the deputy Sheriff disallowed Gibson to drive home, he went into a rage and made slanderous remarks about Jewish in a peaked audio: “Fucking Jews… ” “The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world. Are you a Jew?”
Due to the string of controversies, Mel Gibson was blacklisted from Hollywood for nearly a decade. But from the support of some prominent actors, such as Robert Downey Jr., Gibson was welcomed back into the community and directed another blockbuster hit Hacksaw Ridge (2016).
Interesting Facts about Mel Gibson
- During Mel Gibson’s mid-life crisis in his mid-30s, he contemplated committing suicide.
- In 1985 he was named The Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine.
- Mel Gibson is a shrewd property investor. He made tens of millions from flipping properties. His current properties include multiple properties in LA, several in Costa Rica, a private island in Fiji, and properties in Australia.
- Though he was portrayed negatively by the media, Mel Gibson is generous when it comes to giving. As a philanthropist, he donated millions in lifesaving medical treatment to poverty-stricken children around the world and more.
- Even though he’s a Catholic, he rejects the Popes as supreme pontiff.
- To honor the now deceased director of the Lethal Weapon series Richard Donner, in 2021, Gibson announced he’ll direct the next sequel, Mad Max 5.
Mel Gibson FAQs
What is Mel Gibson Net Worth?
Mel Gibson net worth is currently $430 million USD.
How much money does Mel Gibson earn?
Mel Gibson earns $30 million per year from various sources.
How tall is Mel Gibson?
Mel Gibson is 6 ft 9 in (1.77 m)
How old is Mel Gibson?
Mel Gibson is currently 68 years old.
When is Mel Gibson birthday?
Mel Gibson birthday is on 3rd January.