Ben Stiller Net Worth, Money & More

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Net Worth : $100 Million

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Benjamin Edward Stiller, popularly known as Ben Stiller was born on 30th November, 1965, In New York, To the family of legendary comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. Stiller is an American actor, Comedian, Voice actor, film director, producer and screenwriter.

Early Life & Career

Comedy is in genes of Ben Stiller, and it is not surprising that he followed in his family’s foot steps. His parents made no real effort to keep him away from the Hollywood lifestyle and like any other star kid, he grew up among the stars. Talking about his child hood he said in one of his interview that he consider his childhood unusual. According to him his was a show business upbringing which involved a lot of traveling, allot of late nights, and not what a normal american family would call traditional. Because of his family background and his upbringing, Stiller displayed an early interest in film making. He made Super 8 movies with his sister, Amy Stiller and friends. He and his sister would also perform plays at home, wearing Amy’s tights to perform Shakespeare. Stiller’s parents frequently took him on the sets of their show but at the age of 10, Stiller made his acting debut as a guest on his mother’s TV series,”Kate Mcshane”. When he was 15, Stiller got a small role on the television soap opera “Guiding Light”.He was later caste of  the 1986 Broadway revival of John Guare’s “The House of Blue Leaves”. At the same time Stiller produced a satirical mockumentary whose principal was actor Mahoney. His comedic work was appreciated by the cast and crew of the play, and he followed up with a 10-minute short called “The Hustler of Money”, a parody of the Martin Scorsese film “The Color of Money”. He then worked on ” Elvis stories” a short fiction film focused on Elvis Presley. The film was considered a success and allowed him to develop another film called “Back to brooklyn” for Mtv. The makers at MTv were so much impressed by stiller’s work that they offered him his own show, ” The Ben Stiller Show”, although the show got canceled after its first season the popularity of it let to another show ” The Ben Stiller Show” for Fox network in the year 1992. Throughout its run period the show appeared at the bottom of the ratings, but eventually managed to win Emmy Award for outstanding Writing in a variety or Music program.
Stiller appeared as cameo in films such as “stella, highway to hell” and “the nutt house” during the early 1990s. He devoted all his time to directing “Reality Bites”.now a cult classic which is looked upon favorably by the generation it depicted. Ben continued to work steadily for a time, particularly in independent productions where he was more at ease. However, he never quite managed to catch a big break. His first big budget directing job was Jim Carrey’s “The Cable Guy” in 1996. Although many critics were impressed, Jim Carrey’s fans were not.

Stiller put aside his directing ambition in 1998 and stared in ” There’s Something About Mary” which accelerated his acting career. From then, there was no stopping him. In 1999 he stared in three films including, “Mystery Men” and “Heat Vision and Jack” In 2000 Stiller gave one of his biggest hit “Meet the Parents” which grossed around $330Million worldwide. In 2004 stiller appeared in six films, which includes, “DodgeBall: A True Underdog story”, “Anchroman”, “Along came Polly”, “Meet the Fockers”, “starky and Hutch” and “Envy”. While his biggest flop “envy only grossed $14.5million Worldwide, “Meet the fockers” grossed over $500million worldwide the same year making it the biggest hit of his career. In 2013 Stiller directed, Produced and starred In ” The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty”.

Relationship

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Stiller Enjoyed perks of being from a Popular family. During his early Tv and film career, he dated several Hollywood beauties, including Amanda Peet, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Calista Flockhart.
In May 2000, he married Christine Taylor at a beautiful ocean wedding ceremony in Hawaii. Stiller met her during the filming of “Heat Vision and Jack”. The couple have 2 children, daughter Ella Olivia and a son, Quinlin Dempsey.

Wealth

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Stiller earns by acting, directing and producing films. Stiller’s films have earned a total $2 billion in the U.S. alone, helping make him one of Hollywood’s highest-paid stars. He received an upfront paycheck for the third installment of the “Meet the Parents” series. Stiller is also a prolific producer, helping create films like “Mega mind” from Dream Works Animation.
Stiller charged a whopping $15million fee for action comedy “Tower Heist”. And over $1million for producing “Owen Winson” comedy show. Stiller charges over $20,000,000 to do a film and over $10,000,000 to do a TV series. His Wealth has shown as exceptional spurt over the years from $38 million in 2007, $40million in 2008, $53 million in 2010, $34 million in 2011 to over $100 million in 2013.
Stiller owned a Ocean style estate in Hollywood hills which he had bought for $1.852 million in 1999 which he later sold for $7million making a handsome profit of $6million. Stiller also owns a beautiful vacation home on the Island of Kauai, Hawai worth $5million. Stiller loves to ride his Audi Q7 and jaguar XF10 worth over $2000000.

 

quote: I have a lot of nervous energy. Work is my best way of channeling that into something productive unless I want to wind up assaulting the postman or gardener.

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