Ben Affleck Net Worth, Money and More
Net Worth: $75 million
Profession: Actor, film director, producer and screen writer.
Be it ‘Armageddon,’ ‘The Town’ or ‘Argo,’ this man sure has caught our attention with his sheer sense of acting and directorial skills. The name, Ben Affleck, has become the name that could be associated with quintessential Hollywood movies that don’t just bowl you over but keep you wanting for more. Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt, is an American actor, film director, producer and screen writer. He first came into attention with his performances in the Kevin Smith films Mallrats (1995), Chasing Amy (1997) and Dogma (1999). In 1997, Affleck gained recognition as a writer when he won the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Screenplay for Good Will Hunting, which he co-wrote and co-starred with actor Matt Damon.
Family is the inspiration
Having born into a family that was associated with the theatre, Ben, was an aficionado when it came to acting and writing. His mother, Christine Anne Affleck (nee Boldt), was a freedom rider in the 1960s, and his father was a social worker, janitor, writer, director and actor at the Theater Company of Boston. Ben Affleck worked as a child actor in the children’s series The Voyage of the Mimi, as well as in several other television movies. In the mid-1990s Affleck appeared regularly as a news correspondent for Kidsworld, reporting on diverse issues such as lactose intolerance and the life of retired circus elephants.
Life is big when you earn big
The turnover of his movies without a doubt remains at all time high. Just a look at the following figures is enough to boggle your mind.
Chasing Amy -$12,021,272
Pearl Harbor- $198,542,554
The Town- $92,186,262
State of Play-$37,017,955
Good Will Hunting- $138,433,435
With all those big bucks, Ben Affleck sure does some desire for the big things. His collection of cars remains awe. His amazing set of collection of includes a Merc GL350, an Audi S8, a Mercedez Benz S63 AMG, a Lexus RX, a Tesla S and the coveted Land Rover LR4.
And not to forget the mansions that Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck own, that add to his ‘big’ things. The couple owns a mansion in Pacific Palisades, which they bought from Hollywood producer Brian Grazer for a whopping $17.55 million. However, by recent estimates, the mansion has been evaluated for around $27.5 million. Also, reportedly the couple moved into a newly furnished house in Holmby Hills area in Los Angeles, which is believed to be priced around $27.5 million.
The past never wears off
Well, did you know that this man of the bling and glitter had an entirely different side to him known as the philanthropist? Affleck’s support to the non-profit charitable organization, the A-T Children’s Project, began while he was filming ‘Forces of Nature.’ Affleck met a then nine-year-old child, Joe Kindregan, who has the rare disease ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T). The disease, described as like having muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis, immune deficiency and cancer all at once, is progressive; children with A-T usually do not live beyond their late teens. Affleck attends benefits and spoke to Congress to advocate for the charity, and in 2007 was the keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony of Falls Church High School in Fairfax, Virginia, from which Kindregan was graduating.
Romance is all he needs
Affleck had a high-profile romance with actress Gwyneth Paltrow in 1998, following her breakup with actor Brad Pitt. In 2002 he began dating actress/singer Jennifer Lopez, whom he had met while filming Gigli. The same year, his engagement to Lopez was announced, and the relationship between the two received much attention from the entertainment media, who dubbed the couple “Bennifer”.Despite a wedding planned for September 14, the couple broke up in 2004, both blaming the media attention—including an alleged incident in which Affleck partied with Christian Slater and some lap dancers in Vancouver. The negative publicity and media attention carried over to the 2003 film Gigli, which was a box-office failure.
He subsequently began seeing his Daredevil co‑star, actress Jennifer Garner, and the two were engaged after nine months of dating. Affleck and Garner were married on June 29, 2005, in Turks and Caicos, located in the Atlantic Ocean north of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
This man, though, tries his best to stay from controversy, the paparazzi clan and a few Iranian defenders just won’t let him live in peace. Apart from the controversy, involving his film Argo, in which the Iranian people were portrayed as terrorists and savages and that one teeny blooper during his time with Jennifer Lopez, when he was allegedly caught in some dirty acts, this guy has stayed clean and clean from controversies.
A humble soul:
Though success seems to be his everlasting love, the remnants of his past life, his humble beginnings always seem to stay with him. Well, at least that’s what he says:
“There’s something really great and romantic about being poor and sleeping on couches.”