Hayden Christensen has been a household name after playing the role of Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars movie series. However, there is more to this actor than being the Chosen One.
He has established a successful career out of the Star Wars universe. In fact, he’s also an accomplished writer and producer. Now that he’s set to return to the George Lucas franchise with the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi and Ahsoka, this will surely add up to his millions of net worth.
Hayden Christensen’s Successful Acting Career
The 41-year-old already showed interest in acting when he was just a child. He would usually visit his grandmother in Long Island, New York, which eventually led him to the Actors Studio, where he trained as a professional actor.
His sister’s acting agency then noticed him, and he started doing commercials. Come the early 1990s, he officially began his acting career with the German-Canadian series Family Passions.
His film debut then happened in In the Mouth of Madness, followed by roles in Harrison Bergeron, The Virgin Suicides, Goosebumps, Forever Knight and Are You Afraid of the Dark?
In the 2000s, he became known to many through Higher Ground and earned acclaim in the movie Life as a House. He also joined the theatre world and became part of the production of This is Our Youth.
In the resurrection of the Star Wars franchise with Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, he became a cast member of Star Wars Episodes II and III, playing the role of the adult Anakin Skywalker. From there, the rest is history.
This defined Hayden Christensen’s entire career, gaining him more notoriety. He then did Shattered Glass, Awake, Jumper, Factory Girl, Virgin Territory and New York, I Love You.
Although he was out of the limelight after that, he made noise again when he did 90 Minutes in Heaven, First Kill and The Last Man in the middle of the 2010s.
Hayden Christensen’s Other Ventures
Hayden Christensen has put his fortune into good use. He and his brother, Tove, collaborated with a production company, Enjoy Movies, to create Glacier Films in 2013.
It is set to create micro-budget movies with a budget of $1.5 million each film.
The actor also has several endorsements to his name. In fact, this adds up to his fortune, considering he has done it over the years.
He partnered with luxurious brand Louis Vuitton, acting as its model for the label’s advertising campaigns. He also used to be Lacoste’s brand ambassador, promoting its new fragrance.
He then invested in a farm and purchased a lot that inspired him to create 20-piece clothing for RW&Co based on his new agricultural lifestyle.
Elsewhere, the producer has also worked with various non-profit and charity organizations, like DoSomething and RED.
With this list of work, Hayden Christensen is now $12 million rich, per Celebrity Net Worth.
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