Brad Pitt is recently in the headlines for suing Angelina Jolie after selling her share of their winery, Château Miraval. This fortress is just one of the many things the Fight Club star owns, along with a huge net worth to his name.
So, amid an ongoing legal battle, which may again hurt Brad Pitt’s fortune, against Angelina Jolie, how really wealthy this 58-year-old star is? See how the A-list star rises to prominence, from the young boy who left his studies to become one of the richest stars of today.
The Rise of Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt is not only an actor. He’s also a producer with $300 million net worth to his name.
So, how does he acquire this? Well, aside from being one of the most famous actors, not to mention one of the highest-paid entertainers in the world, earning $20 million for a single motion picture is just a piece of cake for him.
He started in the late ‘80s, doing minor roles and guest appearances in different movies until he gained notoriety when he did a supporting role for Thelma & Louise in the early ‘90s. From one successful project to another, he did A River Runs Through It in 1992 and the critically-acclaimed Se7en in 1995.
His incredible dedication to his work had paid off and his career took off. He did several successful movies, like Ocean’s Eleven, Fight Club, World War Z and more.
Come 2001, Brad Pitt co-founded Plan B Entertainment with his then-wife Jennifer Aniston. He then bought his estranged wife’s company share when they divorced.
So, how much does he earn from his movie-making and producing projects?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, he only got $6,000 for his stint in Thelma & Louise. After two years, he earned a whopping $500,000 for Kalifornia.
It then shot up to $4 million when he did Se7en and dramatically increased when he received $10 million for Sleepers. From here, he earned $20 million for Mr. & Mrs. Smith and $30 million for Ocean’s Eleven.
However, his salary as a film producer isn’t revealed, though many believe he may have earned more than he can make as an actor.
Brad Pitt vs. Angelina Jolie
Meanwhile, Brad Pitt filed a lawsuit against Angelina Jolie after she sold her share of Château Miraval. The ex-couple purchased the property in 2012 for about €25 million and even held their wedding day there in 2014.
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After they divorced in 2016, the award-winning actor revealed they had a mutual understanding that no one would sell their shares without the other’s consent. Now, Wine Spectator reported the actress sold her stake to Tenute del Mondo without her ex-husband’s knowledge.
Tenute del Mondo is a division of the vodka company Stoli Group, owned by the Russian businessman Yuri Shefler. As the château includes a mansion and extensive vineyards, this only means the “sale deprives Brad Pitt of his right to enjoy his private home and to oversee the business he developed from scratch.”
The lawsuit claims Angelina Jolie intended to cause “gratuitous harm” to Brad Pitt and “undermine his investment” that’s why he sold her share.
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