Brad Pitt. The name alone has been a conversation starter since the late ’90s. He thawed our hearts as a humble hitchhiker in the critically successful Thelma & Louise. He riled us up in Kalifornia, Seven, and Fight Club before leaving us on the edge of our seats in Inglorious Basterds, The Oceans Trilogy, and Babel. Charming, ridiculously talented, and a name that is practically known worldwide let alone in the acting industry. This begs the question: How much is Brad Pitt worth now?
Brad Pitt’s Net Worth As Of 2016: $240 Million
1991 – 1995
Pitt’s love scene with Geena Davis in Thelma & Louise defined him as a sex icon by film critics. From then on, he was handed roles of roguish men from rock stars to cowboys. They all received a lukewarm reception. It was not until 1993 when the spotlight came back. This time, for Pitt’s menacing charm as a serial killer in the film, Kalifornia.
Following a successful portrayal of a villain, Pitt went on to star as more complex roles, including a human turned vampire in Interview with the Vampire that received cult status attention and the cautious son of an outlaw in Legends of the Fall (a role for which he received his first Golden Globe nomination). Fame only kept coming. In 1995, critics praised Pitt for his acting alongside Morgan Freeman and Gwyneth Paltrow in the cult thriller film Seven. The film made 327 million at the international box office. In 1995, Pitt received his first Golden Globe in the category of Best Supporting Actor in 12 Monkeys. After that, a slump of mediocre films followed: The Devil’s Own, Meet Joe Black and Seven Years in Tibet.
1999 – 2005
In 1999, Pit got the spotlight back for his turn in the role of Tyler Durden in Fight Club. Pitt received wide critical acclaim. For the next two years, Pitt went on to play well-received roles as fighters and brawlers. In 2001, he starred alongside George Clooney, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia and Julia Roberts. in the highly successful Ocean’s Eleven remake. The film made $450 million worldwide and its sequel, Ocean’s Twelve, made $362 million. Pitt later starred in other box office hits Troy and Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
2006 – 2009
In 2006 Pitt starred in Babel for which he earned high critical praise. Babel received several nominations and was awarded Best Drama at the Golden Globes. In 2007, Pitt starred again in Ocean’s Thirteen which performed average at the box office. In 2008, Pitt starred alongside George Clooney again in Burn After Reading, for which box office performance was low. Later that year Pitt took on a much more serious role in the very successfully and critically acclaimed film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Pitt received many performance nominations including the Screen Actors Guild. Benjamin Button received 13 nominations from the Academy Awards.
2009 – 2015
The next successful leading role for Pitt was his portrayal of a Nazi hunter in Inglorious Basterds. The film accumulated $311 million worldwide at the box office and received eight Academy Award nominations. Pitt’s performance was highly regarded. Later in 2012, Pitt took on a secondary role of a mob boss in Killing Them Softly. His performance was critically praised. In 2013, Pitt then starred in the science fiction horror film World War Z . The film made $540 million at the box office worldwide. One year later Pitt starred as a US Army Staff Sargent in Fury alongside Shia LaBeouf. The film was critically praised and grossed $211 million worldwide. While Pitt is known for his astounding acting performances, Pitt has also received praise for his work as a producer. In 2015, Pitt produced the film The Big Short, which grossed $102 million worldwide and earned five Academy Awards.
The wait to see Pitt on the screen in 2016 is almost up. Pitt’s future appearances for 2016 include a spy assassin in the upcoming thriller Allied, set for a U.S. release on November 23. Pitt will also be playing a lead character in an upcoming Netflix original film War Machine.
For more than 30 years, Brad Pitt has continued to grow more and more in the acting industry. His performances, whether as an actor or through his own creative vision as a director and producer-astound audiences. Pitt’s array of talent has made it to films of many themes and worlds and even when it slows down a bit- it just keeps growing. For Brad Pitt, the numbers should continue to grow.