What is Ben Affleck's net worth? Actor who was paid just $250K for ‘Pearl Harbor’ bought swanky $20M LA home
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Ex-fiancés Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez were seen at the same event in the City of Angels just two days after Affleck was spotted hanging out at Lopez's Los Angeles home. The 'Batman vs. Superman' star attended the show, along with his pal Jimmy Kimmel, who was dressed as Robin. Here's what you need to know about how much Affleck is worth.
What is Ben Affleck's net worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the actor, screenwriter, producer, and director has a net worth of $150 million. Born Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt on August 15, 1972, in Berkeley, California, Affleck's mother was a schoolteacher, and his father was an aspiring playwright who also worked as an electrician, janitor, carpenter, and bookie to make ends meet. The family eventually made their home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where his parents eventually separated.
Affleck met Matt Damon at the age of eight and the two hit it off together and remain lifelong friends, taking acting classes and launching their Hollywood careers together. The duo co-wrote and acted in 'Good Will Hunting' in 1997, thus moving from smaller background roles into the forefront where they could make bigger creative decisions. The film was released to wide acclaim both for the screenplay and the acting, making Affleck and Damon overnight stars. Pearl Street Films, a production company established by the two, was founded in 1998. Later, they would form LivePlanet, a new production company.
Ben Affleck has been commanding big paychecks as a leading man since the beginning of his career. He and Matt Damon split $300,000 from the selling of the screenplay for 'Good Will Hunting'. The actor was paid $6 million for 'Reindeer Games,' but just $250,000 for 'Pearl Harbor'. He received $10 million for both 'Changing Lanes' and 'The Sum of All Fears'. Affleck made $11.5 million and $12.5 million from the films 'Daredevil' and 'Gigli,' none of which was a box office success, Celebrity Net Worth reports.
Some of the charities the actor has backed include the Paralyzed Veterans of America, Eastern Congo Initiative, the A-T Children's Project, and Feeding America. He reportedly makes about $15 million to $20 million per year, according to Born Rich.
For 'Good Will Hunting', Affleck won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, co-written with Matt Damon. The actor picked up another Academy Award for 2012's 'Argo', for which he won Best Picture. He also received two BAFTA awards, three Golden Globes, and two Screen Actors Guild awards for those two films.
He also won the Favorite Humanitarian Award during The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theater LA Live on January 7, 2015.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck bought a house in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles for $17.55 million in 2009. Lopez stayed in this house until the end of 2018, following which Affleck sold the house to Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine for $32 million in January 2019, after she and the kids had moved out.
In 2020, Affleck began to live next door to LeBron James in Brentwood, according to Digs. Other celebrities who live in the Pacific Palisades include Jim Carrey, Tom Hanks, and Steven Spielberg; the icons live within a few doors of one another, which is perhaps unsurprising. The $20 million property on Napoli Drive has a living room with a fireplace.
The formal dining room has a butler's pantry, and the study has built-ins and a bar. The gourmet chef's kitchen opens to a wide family room with a fireplace and oversized sliding doors leading to the outdoor entertainment area. The house is complete with a full bar, temperature-controlled walk-in wine cellar, maid’s room, pool, spa, outdoor bbq and guest house, the report stated.
Affleck also has a beautiful Georgia house, considered to be one of the crown jewels of Georgia, according to Homes and Gardens. The 'Big House,' as the main mansion is called, is a remarkable plantation house that sits on 35 hectares of land on Hampton Island, Georgia, overlooking the North Newport River. Complete with special pinewood flooring, massive arched fireplaces and four-meter high ceilings, the house remains for sale for $7.6 million, as of January 2021. You can buy it through Engel & Völkers Savannah in Georgia.