Mel Gibson has returned to the public eye with the recent success of Daddy’s Home 2, playing Kurt Mayron, the father of Mark Wahlberg‘s character, Dusty. Of course, that was not Gibson’s first big role in the movies, with a career lasting from back when he grew up in Australia. Let’s take a look at his career through the years, not to mention his net worth.
Mel Gibson’s Net Worth as of 2019: $425 Million
Mel Gibson, an actor and director whose career has spanned decades, has an estimated net worth of $425 Million. Spanning roles in two different continents, Gibson has had a lot of work in front of and behind the camera.
The Early Years
Gibson was born in New York, the sixth of eleven children, although his family relocated to Australia when he was 12. It was in Australia that he first got his big break into acting, first appearing in the 1977 film, Summer City.
1970’s to 1980’s
It was in 1979 when he got his first big break in the film, Mad Max, which would become part of an ongoing series. The sequel, Mad Max 2, would become his first big hit in the United States. Gibson’s first American film was the 1984 drama The River.
1980’s to 1990’s
His role in Lethal Weapon helped to mark him as a Hollywood leading man. Building up his resume, he appeared in films like Forever Young, Maverick and Braveheart. He even gained exposure as a voice-artist as John Smith in Disney’s Pocahontas.
2000’s to 2010’s
In early 2000, Gibson proved he was a powerhouse by appearing in The Patriot, What Women Want and the animated film, Chicken Run. As the decade went on, he appeared in We Were Soldiers and Signs, the latter being the highest-grossing film of his career. Despite his success, Gibson announced at this time he would distance himself away from acting roles.
While Gibson had toyed with producing and directing earlier in his career, having from Icon Productions in the late 80’s, and having directed Braveheart, his biggest film as a director would be 2004’s The Passion of the Christ. Gibson also announced a sequel to the film in 2016, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In 2011, he appeared in the comedy-drama, The Beaver, where he portrayed a depressed man who speaks through a puppet. 2016 also saw him directed the war drama Hacksaw Ridge.
Mel Gibson’s ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva claims the domestic violence which she suffered at the hands of Gibson who left her with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Mel Gibson and girlfriend Rosalind Ross were seen enjoying a rare night out at the Art Of Elysium ‘Heaven’ Gala in Los Angeles.