Harrison Ford Biography
|Celebrated Name:||Harrison Ford|
|Birth Name:||Harrison Ford|
|Birth Date:||July 13, 1942|
|Age:||77 Years Old|
|Birth Place:||Chicago, Illinois|
|Height:||6 ft 1 (185 cm)|
|Weight:||80 kg / 175 lbs|
|Spouse (Name):||Mary Marquardt (1964 -1979) ; Melissa Mathison (1983 – 2004) ; Calista Flockhart (2010 – present)|
|Children||5 ( chef-restaurateur Benjamin Ford, clothier Willard Ford, Malcolm Ford, Georgia Ford, and Liam)|
|Profession:||Professional actor, aviator, and environmental activist.|
|Net Worth:||$300 million|
|Last Updated:||March 2020|
Harrison Ford is an actor, environmental activist, and aviator who gained fame in 1977. He played the role of Han Solo in Star Wars Trilogy until 1983 and then again in 2015. Another movie he is actively known for is playing the lead role in the Indiana Jones film franchise and also appearing as Jack Ryan in the spy film Patriot Games back in 1992. Ever since his film debut till now, Harrison Ford net worth in 2020 is about $300 million.
This man has been described as one of the greatest actors of all time. He has collaborated with some big people in the industry. People like Mike Nichols, Steven Spielberg, Peter Weir, Francis Ford Coppola, and George Lukas. This great man has appeared in 7 films that have been inducted in the US National film registry. These films are “American Graffiti” in 1973, “The Conversation” in 1974, “Star Wars” in 1977, “Apocalypse Now” in 1979, “The Empire Strikes Back” in 1980, “Raiders of the Lost Ark” in 1981, and “Blade Runner” in 1990. Harrison Ford films have grossed more than $5.1 billion domestically and $9.3 billion worldwide. He is the 4th highest domestic grossing box office actor of all time.
In addition to that, his time on screen has earned him numerous awards. Some of these include the Cecil B. DeMille Award and AFI Life Achievement Award.
Harrison Ford Childhood
Harrison Ford was born on the 13th of June, 1942 to Dorothy Nidelman, a radio actress and John William Christopher Ford, a former actor in Chicago, Illinois. He has just a sibling, one younger brother Terence Ford. He is of Jewish and Irish descent. According to the actor, he and his brother were raised to be liberals.
Harrison graduated from Maine East High School in Illinois. While he was in school, he was the voice of the schools’ radio station, WMTH. After he left high school, he went to Ripon College in Wisconsin where he majored in philosophy and was also a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity. He started taking drama class in his senior year to get over shyness. However, he left university before he could graduate.
He was very active in the Boy Scouts of America and got to the 2nd highest rank of life scout. Then he worked a counselor at Napowan Adventure Base Scout Camp.
Harrison Ford Career
Huge part of Harrison Ford net worth came from his time onscreen as an actor. He appeared in various local theatres in Wisconsin when he decided to go into acting. Then in 1964, he went to Los Angeles to apply for a radio job but he could not get the job. Although he couldn’t land the job, he decided to stay back in L.A.
After some time, he was accepted into a program at Columbia Pictures and was being paid $150 per week. From 1966 and 1973, he was playing small uncredited roles in movies. He was already married with a family of his own, so he became a carpenter to support his family. His acting career had a turn around when he was cast to play the role of Bob Falfa in “American Graffiti”. The movie became the most profitable film of all time grossing more than $140 million with just a $770,000 budget.
In 1977, he featured in Star Wars and this gave Harrison international recognition. Also in 1979, he appeared in the film “Apocalypse Now”.
Age, Weight, and Height
Harrison Ford was born on the 13th of July 1943 and he is currently 77 years old. He is 6 ft 1 tall and weighs about 80 kg.
Harrison Ford Net Worth
Since he made his acting debut till date, Ford has made a huge wealth for himself. Back in the 1980s, he was paid $10,000 on Star Wars, and then he earned $100,000 in its sequel in 1980 and then $500,000 in the 1983 sequel. If compared to today’s inflation, the money he got on that set is about $1.6 million. When the film was renewed years later in 2015, the actor collected a base salary of about $15 million. His total earnings from the film is about $25 million. He has made a massive wealth for himself with his career as an actor. As of 2020, Harrison Ford net worth is approximately $300 million.
The actor also has several landed properties. He first bought his first in 1983 paying $1 million for the mansion located in Brentwood, Los Angeles. Harrison sold it in 2012 for $8.2 million. Then in 2011, he and his wife bought another home spending about $12.6 million. Additionally, Harrison Ford owns three more homes in Los Angeles. He also owns a penthouse which he purchased for $5.3 million in 2001.
With such huge net worth, Harrison Ford lives a luxury life. He has 10 planes and 1 helicopter. The most expensive of his planes cost about $18 million. His collections are at Santa Monica airport and very close to his residence. He uses his plane to fly around frequently.
Harrison Ford has five children and has been married 3 times. His first marriage was in 1964 to Mary Marquardt and they got divorced in 1979. However, their union produced two sons named Benjamin Ford who was born in 1966 and William Ford who was born in 1969.
Then he got married again to Melissa Mathison who is a screenwriter in 1983. Their marriage is blessed with two kids, Malcolm Ford and Georgia Ford. They got divorced in 2000.
In 2002, the actor started to date Calista Flockhart, an actress after they both met in an award ceremony. Calista has an adopted child, Liam which Ford has taken as his. They got engaged in 2009 and married on the 15th of June 2010 in New Mexico. Their family lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Harrison Ford tries as hard as he can to keep his family from the public.