Brad Pitt Net Worth, Biography, Movies, Awards, Marriage, Family, Children and other essential information about the popular American actor has been fully covered in this article. Brad Pitt net worth is estimated at about $300 million.
Who is Brad Pitt?
- Brad Pitt is an American actor and film producer.
- He was born in Shawnee Oklahoma, United States on December 18, 1963.
- He is best known for his roles in Troy, Mr & Mrs Smith, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button among others.
- Brad Pitt is a recipient of multiple awards and nominations including a Primetime Emmy Award and an Academy Award as an actor and also as a producer.
- He is the owner of the film production company, Plan B Entertainment.
Brad Pitt Biography
The talented, versatile Hollywood actor who played the role of Mr. Smith in the 2005 romance action film, Mr. & Mrs. Smith was born William “Bradley” Smith in Shawnee, Oklahoma on December 18, 1963 to Alvin Pitt and Jane Etta. His father Alvin was the owner of a trucking company while his mother, Jane, was a school counselor. His other siblings, Douglas Mitchell and Julie Neal were born in 1966 and 1969 respectively.
He was a member of the tennis, golf and swimming teams while in high school. Apart from doing sports, he also participated actively in the school’s musical, debates and forensics clubs.
In 1982 he enrolled into the University of Missouri to major in journalism with focus on advertising. Two weeks short of rounding up the coursework for his degree, Brad Pitt left school and moved to Los Angeles, to take acting lessons while working odd jobs.
Brad Pitt Career
Brad Pitt net worth of $300 million was built through hard work and perseverance. He took acting lessons while struggling to settle down and establish himself in Los Angeles. His career started in 1987 when he appeared in the films No Way Out, No Man’s Land and Less Than Zero all in the same year. His television debut came in may the same year when he appeared in Another World, an NBC soap opera. He went in to appear in other series and sitcoms between May – December 1997.
In 1988, he appeared as a guest on the police drama 21 Jump Street as well as starring in his first leading role in The Dark Side of the Sun.
After years of appearing in supporting roles in film and as guest on television, he gained wide recognition in the 1991 film Thelma & Louise, where he played a small-time criminal who befriends Thelma. He also starred in Johnny Suede, followed by Cool World in 1992.
Brad Pitt first gained major recognition as a cowboy hitchhiker in Thelma & Louise in 1991. He then featured in big-budget productions such as A River Runs Through It in 1992, Legends of the Fall in 1994, Interview with the Vampire in 1994, among other notable films. His critically acclaimed performance in the sci-fi film 12 Monkeys in 1995 earned him a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination.
He has starred in Fight Club, Money Ball, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve, Ocean’s Thirteen and his greatest commercial successes such as Troy, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, World War Z, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
As a film producer, he has produced The Departed and 12 Years a Slave, both of which won him the Academy Award for Best Picture. His other productions such as The Tree of Life, Moneyball, and The Big Short have all won award nominations.
As a public icon, Brad Pitt has been identified as one of the most powerful and influential people in the American entertainment industry, as well as being identified as the most attractive man in the world for a number of years by several media outlets.
Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt has been active as an actor from 1987 and running. The following are the films he has featured in as a professional actor.
- Thelma & Louise, in 1991.
- A River Runs Through, It, in 1992.
- Kalifornia, in 1993.
- True Romance, in 1993.
- Interview with the Vampire, in 1994.
- Legends of the Fall, in 1994.
- Seven, in 1995.
- 12 Monkeys, in 1995.
- Sleepers, in 1996.
- Seven Years in Tibet, in 1997.
- Meet Joe Black, in 1998.
- Fight Club, in 1999.
- Snatch, in 2000.
- The Mexican, 2001.
- Spy Game, 2001.
- Ocean’s Eleven, in 2001
- Troy, in 2004.
- Ocean’s Twelve, in 2004.
- Mr. & Mrs. Smith, 2005.
- Babel, in 2006.
- The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, in 2007.
- Ocean’s Thirteen, in 2007.
- Burn After Reading, in 2008.
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, in 2008.
- Inglourious Basterds, in 2009.
- The Tree of Life, in 2011.
- Moneyball, in 2011.
- Killing Them Softly, 2012.
- World War Z, in 2013.
- 12 Years a Slave, in 2013.
- Fury, in 2014.
- The Big Short, in 2015.
- Allied, in 2016.
- War Machine, in 2017.
- Ad Astra in 2019.
- Once Upon a Time in Hollywood in 2019.
Brad Pitt Awards and Nominations
Since his grand entrance into the acting business in 1987, the talented Brad Pitt has earned 154 award nominations, remarkably winning 65 of them. The following is a list of some awards received by the actor.
- Saturn Awards – 1
- Academy Awards – 1
- MTV Movie Awards – 6
- Teen Choice Awards – 2
- Golden Globe Awards – 2
- People’s Choice Awards – 4
- Primetime Emmy Awards – 1
- Screen Actors Guild Awards – 1
- British Academy Film Awards – 1
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Brad Pitt Marriage and Children
Brad Pitt married American actress Jennifer Aniston in 2000 but the couple divorced five years later in 2005.
In 2014, he married for the second time, this time to American actress Angelina Jolie who co-starred with him as Mrs. Smith in the 2005 film Mr. & Mrs. Smith. They have 6 children together, 3 of whom were adopted internationally.
His children include:
- Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt
- Knox Léon Jolie-Pitt
- Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt
- Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt
- Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt
- Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt
In 2016, Angelina Jolie filed for a divorce from Brad Pitt. The divorce was finalized in 2019.
Brad Pitt Net Worth
He is one of the richest actors in the world.
Brad Pitt net worth as of 2019 was estimated at $300,000,000 (Three Hundred Million US Dollars).
He built his fortune through starring in movies, as well as his film production company, Plan B entertainment, founded in 2001, along with Brad Grey and Jenifer Aniston as co-founders. He also earns from endorsements. Brands he has collaborated with include Chanel and Cadillac. According to E! News, his Cadillac deal earned him $3 million. In 2005 he reportedly earned $4.5 million from Heineken for a Superbowl advertisement.
In 2016, his now ex-wife and American actress Angelina Jolie filed for a divorce from him. The divorce was finalized in 2019. The ex-lovers had a combined net worth of around $500 million, or even more. The kind of prenuptial agreement they had (if they had one at all) is not clear, so there’s a mystery surrounding details of how their assets will be distributed.