Shia LaBeouf has come a long way since his debut role in Holes back in 2003, and his net worth has slowly risen throughout his time in other works, like Transformers. Since then, he has reached a net worth value of $25 million dollars.
Shia LaBeouf was born on June 11, 1986 in Los Angeles, California. Since he first began acting in 1996, he has been known as an American actor, performance artist, and director. After his parents divorced, he turned to acting to deal with his problems and started out performing stand-up at comedy clubs at age 10.
So how did he go from comedy clubs to roles in Transformers and Fury? Take a look back at his full career (so far) to see how he has ended up with a net worth value of $25 million in 2017:
In the beginning of 2000, LaBeouf made his television debut on the hit Disney Channel show, Even Stevens, as Louis Stevens. The show ran until 2003, covering 3 seasons, with 65 episodes in all. He also made a guest appearance of the Disney Channel show The Proud Family, as Johnny McBride, Penny’s classmate who was secretly in love with her. In 2003, he made his film debut in the popular Holes, based on the book of the same title by Louis Sachar. The movie earned $71.4 million after only operating with a $20 million budget.
In 2004, his only role was in the sci-fi thriller film I, Robot, as Farber, the main character’s friend who loves to swear. In 2005, he co-starred in Constantine, playing the role of Chas Kramer. Constantine tells the story of a supernatural detective who has literally been to hell and back. In 2006, LeBeouf starred in Bobby, based on the real-life events of the assassination of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
2007 was a big and pivotal year for LaBeouf. In 2007, LaBeouf starred in the thriller film Disturbia, as a teenager under house arrest who suspects that his neighbor is a serial killer. He was also featured in the animated movie Surf’s Up, about the annual Penguin World Surfing Championship, and its newest participant, up-and-comer Cody Maverick. 2007 was also the year the first Transformers movie was released, which he played Sam Witwicky.
In 2008, LaBeouf was in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull as greaser son Mutt Williams, who loves adventure and thrills. In 2008, he was also in the film New York, I Love You, taking on the rom-com genre as Jacob. The film covers several love stories that take place all throughout New York City.
In 2009, he was able to reprise his role as Sam Witwicky in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, the sequel to the first Transformers movie. In 2009, LaBeouf also made his music video directorial debut, directing the video for “I Never Knew You,” a single by American rapper Cage. The song is featured on his third album, Depart from Me.
Throughout 2010, he had a quieter acting life. In 2010, he was in only the drama Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, as Jake Moore. In 2011, his biggest role, again, was as Sam Witwicky in the third Transformers Sequel, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which would be the end of his time in the Transformers franchise. He also, in 2011, directed the short film mockumentary Maniac, about a camera crew that follows two serial killers.
In 2012, he starred in Lawless as young Jack Bondurant. Lawless was set in Depression-era Virginia, about a trio of bootlegging brothers who are threatened by the authorities wanting a cut of their profits. In 2012, he was also in The Company You Keep as Ben Shepard, a film about a former Weather Underground activist who goes on the run from the one who has discovered his identity.In 2013, he was actually supposed to be making his Broadway debut in Lyle Kessler’s play Orphans, but backed out because of creative differences with co-star Alec Baldwin. He was still able to star in the film Charlie Countryman, however, as the main character of the same name, who falls for a Romanian whose unreachable heart is still involved with her violent and charismatic ex-boyfriend.
In 2014, LaBeouf starred in the war drama Fury alongside Brad Pitt and Logan Lerman, as Boyd Swan. The film focuses on the Allies as they make their final push in the European Theatre where Army sergeant Wardaddy commands a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Wardaddy and his men make many heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany. In 2014, LaBeouf also also starred as himself in the 3 minute short titled after his own name. In it, we can choirs, classical musicians, dancers, aerialists, and performers of all kind perform live on a stage while Rob Cantor narrates a brutal scene about you, the viewer, being stalked through the woods by a blood-soaked and cannibalistic Shia LaBeouf.
In 2015, LaBeouf took a turn and worked with a London Art School on a student project. The 31 minute video, which took place at Central Saint Martins, was titled #INTRODUCTIONS. The role of LaBeouf was to read transcripts that students sent to him. One of the transcripts depicts LaBeouf screaming the words “DO IT!” at various points, which is where the internet sensation vid has come from. In 2015, he also made his music video debut and starred in Sia’s music video for “Elastic Heart” along with Dance Mom’s star Maddie Ziegler.
In 2016, Shia starred in American Honey, a comedy about a teenage girl who joins a traveling magazine sales crew and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying.
In 2017, Shia will play John McEnroe in Borg vs. McEnroe, which is a film about the famous rivalry between the two tennis legends.
Shia’s current net worth stands at $25 million, but as he has plenty of projects left in him, there is still time for an increase.
‘Borg/McEnroe’ starred by Shia LaBeouf leads this year’s Guldbagge Awards (Sweden’s equivalent to the Oscars) with 10 nominations.