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Mel Gibson Net Worth: $425M
Who is Mel Gibson?
Mel Gibson is an American actor who has a net worth of $425M. He is now also a screenwriter, director, producer, and investor.
A sometimes controversial figure in Hollywood, he is widely recognized as one of the most successful actors of his era during his illustrious career.
The Early Years
Mel Gibson was born in Peekskill, New York on January 3, 1956. He moved to Australia with his family when he was still a boy at 12 years old.
Gibson is the sixth of eleven children. His father Hutton Gibson was a writer and his mother Anne Patricia passed away in 1990.
He moved to Australia when he was 12 due to various economic reasons. His grandmother is a native Australian.
Gibson’s education was overseen by the Christian Brothers. He attended the Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney and initially worked on stage before moving into the Australian film scene.
Mel Gibson’s first major roles were the Mad Max series. He began working on these immediately after graduating from college in 1977.
Gibson earned his first-ever £1M paycheck in 1985 from Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (the third film in the Mad Max franchise).
During this time he was still working as a stage actor and appeared in many plays with the State Theatre Company of South Australia in Adelaide.
He has appeared on stage in lots of well-known plays such as Waiting for Godot and Death of a Salesman.
Mel’s first American film was The River in 1984, where he played a struggling Tennessee farmer.
From 1985 he took two years off acting before returning in 1987 to play Martin Riggs in Lethal Weapon, star in Tequila Sunrise in 1988, and Lethal Weapon 2 in 1989.
In the 90s Gibson starred in many blockbuster action films such as Braveheart, Maverick, Ransom, and Payback.
The next decade saw Mel Gibson star in many films that all grossed over $100M at the Box Office. Some include Chicken Run, The Patriot, and What Women Want.
He also starred in M. Night Shyamalan’s Signs, which at the time of writing is his highest-grossing film ever.
Some other notable films he has appeared in include The Mad Max Series, The Passion of The Christ, We Were Soldiers and Edge of Darkness.
|We Were Soldiers||$25,000,000|
|Lethal Weapon 4||$25,000,000|
|Lethal Weapon 3||$10,000,000|
In 1989, Gibson started to move into producing and directing. He formed Icon Productions and produced his first film, Hamlet.
In 1993, he made his directorial debut with The Man Without a Face. He later filmed Braveheart which won him an Oscar for Best Director.
Gibson’s most controversial film was to come in 2004 when he directed and funded The Passion of The Christ.
It became the highest grossing film with an R rating of all time, making more than $370M at the box office.
In 2016 he directed Hacksaw Ridge which received an incredible 14 award nominations including an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Directing and a Golden Globe for Best Director – Motion Picture.
Mel won six awards for the film, including a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Director and a Hollywood Film Award for Director of the Year.
Mel Gibson has a large real estate empire. He has invested in multiple properties in Malibu Fiji, Costa Rica and Australia.
In December 2004 he sold his Kiewa Valley farm for $6M. In the same month he purchased his own private island, Mago Island in Fiji for $15M.
Gibson bought a 400-acre ranch in Costa Rica in 2007 for $26M. Since then he has tried to sell it for $35M but hasn’t been successful in doing do.
In 2007 he sold a Tudor style estate in Connecticut for $40M. A good investment as he bought it for $9M in 1994.
Mel bought a 5.5-acre home in Malibu for $11.5M in 2008. He bought it from the then-married couple David Duchovny and Tea Leoni. He has tried to sell it since then, listing it in March 2019 for $14.5M.
Top 5 Mel Gibson Quotes
“Pain is the precursor to change.” – Mel Gibson
“I’ve never treated anyone badly or in a discriminatory way based on their gender, race, religion or sexuality – period.” – Mel Gibson
“I don’t make things complicated, that’s the way they get all by themselves.” – Mel Gibson
“A good conspiracy is unprovable. I mean, if you can prove it, it means they screwed up somewhere along the line.” – Mel Gibson
“The only way to maintain a moderate sum of happiness in this life is not to worry about the future or regret the past too much” – Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson is an internationally renowned actor, director, and producer and his net worth stands at $425M.
He has starred in multiple Hollywood blockbusters, some notable ones being Braveheart, Mad Max, and Lethal Weapon.
Gibson has won two Academy Awards for best director and best picture, both for Braveheart.
As of 2021, Mel Gibson’s net worth is $425M.
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