Gerard Butler Net Worth, Money and More

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NET WORTH: $15 Million

PROFESSION: Actor, Producer

Gerard  James Butler is famous worldwide for his role in the movie P.S. I Love You and stole the hearts of a lot of women all around the globe. His handsome looks and Scottish charms can work their magic anywhere. Surprisingly, Butler was trained to be a lawyer, where he learned how to use his words and mannerisms. The law school polished him and made him the person that he is today- sharp.

CHILDHOOD

Butler was born in Scotland, in 1969, to the proud parents Margaret and Edward Butler. He completed his law degree at the University of Glasgow.

Butler’s parents went through a bitter divorce when Butler was merely 18 months old. He always held positions of responsibility in school, being a prefect and later, a head boy.

When Butler was 22, his father was found to be suffering from the deadly disease that is cancer, and he died. His father’s death greatly changed Butler’s outlook on life. He went from caring about every little thing to not caring even if he dies in his sleep.

CAREER

Gerard was basically trained for being a lawyer and he was successful enough in law school to be able to get a job as a trainee lawyer at a law firm in Edinburgh. Butler had a very wild attitude back then, which got him into a lot of trouble. Just one week before the official declaration of him being a lawyer, he was fired from his job. This was mainly because of his high absence from the office.

Butler always had the dream of being famous and so, to fulfill his dream, he went to London. He worked hard but got no success for quite some time. He worked as a waiter too! Butler got his first acting job at the age of 27.

Butler’s two major roles in the beginning of his career were in the movies Attila and Dracula 2000. Following these two movies, he appeared in movies like Reign of Fire, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, Timelines, The Phantom of the Opera, Dear Frankie, Beowulf & Grendel and the list goes on.

In 2007, the movie 300 brought him a lot of fame and critical acclaim. His acting was well appreciated. This roles is often called his breakthrough into the acting industry.

   

Some major movies in Gerard Butler’s career are The Ugly Truth, Playing For Keeps, P.S. I Love You, Law Abiding Citizen, and 300.

PERSONAL LIFE

Butler has lead a wild life, involving partying and boozing. He is known to be pretty open about the fact that he is struggling with this nasty habit of alcohol consumption. In 2012, it was reported that Butler had completed a course for substance abuse at a rehabilitation center.

Butler is a big fan of the Celtics. In 2013, Butler invested in a cricket team called Jamaica Tallawahs Cricket Team, which is a part of Limacol Caribbean Premiere League, also known as CPL.

Butler has a long list of women that he has dated over the past ten years. Some of the beautiful women that he has date are Chiara Conti, Jasmine Burgess, Madalina Diana Ghenea and Alesia Riabenkova. This luck man sure has been surrounded by a lot of gorgeous women!

ASSETS

Even though some of Butler’s habits are a little extravagant, he isn’t one to splurge on things that don’t really matter. He is a smart mind and all his investments are practical and well thought. Most of his purchases include those things that are basic necessities and daily requirements.

– Los Feliz Home

– Manhattan Apartment

– Mercedes Benz SL550

– Range Rover

FUN FACTS

– He used to sing in school.

–  He hated wearing suits for office hours.

– He is frank and straightforward even in interviews.

– He starred in an award winning short film called Please!

– His best pick up line is “Have you seen 300?”

– He regrets wearing really wide flared pants in his youth.

– Christian Bale is his favorite actor.

FUN QUOTES

– “Funnily enough, when I originally went in for my screen test, that set was already built.”

– “Choosing the right mask helps you… We went through many masks. It was very particular leather that as soon as you smudged it, you had to get a new one. We went through about 55 masks.”

– “I always find stuff in my characters to relate to.”

– “I had to prove myself to a lot of different people.”

– “I went from somebody who didn’t sing to somebody who didn’t speak.”

– “The chance to be both artistically appreciated and commercially appreciated… That’s what you hope for.”

– “I was getting to bed about 10 PM so wound up and not getting to sleep by 11, and because I was putting the prosthetics on for five hours, I had to be up at 3 in the morning.”

– “I was amazed and upset by the looks I got just walking around the studio… It illuminated the ugliness and the beauty that exists within each of us, and that’s what this story represents to me.”

– “I sang in a rock band when I was training as a lawyer. You know, not professional, we just did it for fun. We just did gigs all over Edinburgh and some in Glasgow and some at festivals.”

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