Steven Seagal, Net worth, Money and More

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Net worth : $25 million

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Actor,martial artist, producer and director

Probably one of the best martial artist Hollywood saw after Jean Claude Van Damme, Steven Seagal  reigned supreme in his heydays with his mixed martial art moves and a no nonsense husky tone. He has a long family history that  traces itself all the way back to Mongolia, along with that of Irish and Mongolian. A Michigan born Seagal was into martial arts since the time he got a job.

Seagal is adept in Aikido, a martial art which is very similar to jiu-jitsu. One can even say that most of his money came from martial arts other than cinema and  Hollywood Most of his films combine spiritual concepts and social/environmental consciousness with high-voltage violence.

Privy life

Seagal did his schooling in Buena Park High School,Fullerton in California. His first job was a dishwasher in a hotel, where he learnt martial arts from a chef.He later opened his own martial art academy at Osaka,Japan.His movie career began in 1990′s when the Warner Brothers saw his aikido demonstration and  offered him quite a number of scripts. He is best known for his roles as Casey Ryback in the movies Under Siege 1 and 2 .In addition to  movies, direction and martial artist, Seagal is also a guitarist.

His personal life wasn’t as successful as his movie career though, as his relationships with four wives and seven children was not  smooth. People termed as a play boy despite his disciplined attitude that he claimed to carry from  his relationship with martial arts.

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How did he make the big bucks?

Simply put, Steven Seagal is a man of many talents. Martial arts, movies and now a Sheriff of a local town. So it is no surprise that Seagal has his money pouring from various sources,not to forget the aikido academy he opened in Osaka. His movies were primarily action packed and one of its kind in America in terms of using the concept of martial arts in movies.Let us take a look at the movies which raked in the moolah

Under siege 1 and 2 were the movies that grossed more than any other Seagal movies. The first part almost single handedly bought in 156.8 million and the second bought up to 80 million. With his introduction in Hollywood, Seagal also made new friends to whom he helped in movies such as ‘Never say Never again’ and ;The challenge’. This added extra revenue thus increasing his net worth.He recently bought a six bedroom hill top property in  Scottsdale, Arizona. It is also said to describe the  softer side of Seagal.

To top it up he also has his investments  in stocks and substantial holdings of property and  lucrative deal endorsements. The magazine ‘People with money’ mentioned him as one of the highest paid actors in between January 2013 and 2014, and his net earning  in detail was  approximately $82  million.He also has his own chain of  restaurants (The Fat seagal burger), a Vodka brand called Pure Wonder Seagal his very own football team! His next investment is in the fashion industry by introducing a new collection of perfumes called ‘The Steven Seagal Seduction’.Although his music career was never what one could call a chart buster,but in some way it helped him raise enough for charity.

The net grossing of his movies are mentioned at the celebnumbers website which traces the time line on Steven Seagals achievements as an actor and the amount of money he made;

  1. Under Siege (1992): $83,363,139
  2. Executive Decision (1996): $68,750,000
  3. Exit Wounds (2001): $51,758,599
  4. Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995): $50,024,083
  5. Hard to Kill (1990): $47,410,000
  6. Marked for Death (1990): $46,044,400
  7. Out for Justice (1991) $39,673,161
  8. On Deadly Ground (1994): $38,590,500
  9. The Glimmer Man (1996): $20,400,913
  10. Above the Law (1988): $18,869,631
  11. Fire Down Below (1997): $16,228,448
  12. Half Past Dead (2002): $15,361,537

Controversies As much success as he encountered in  in his reel life, his real life was a messy affair. Seagal was  involved in several lawsuits and sexual harassment cases. He was filed in for racial discrimination, sexual harassment and breach of contract.  He had three lawsuits filed against him and the recent of it being in 2011 for his TV show called Steven Seagal: Law man. A pet animal had died during the show  and the owner sued him for almost $50,000. The humanitarian Money, fame and controversy aside, Seagal was also known to be humanitarian whose qualities went unnoticed during his heydays.He was involved in a lot of charity and his concert against discrimination in Burma,2008 earned him a lot of respect from those who accused him to be a racist.He also extends his hand to various philanthropic causes. He was involved in running campaigns for environmental causes. In 2003, Seagal wrote an open letter to the leadership of Thailand, urging them to enact a law to prevent the torture of baby elephants. He has worked with PETA to discourage the trade of fur, and has also written to the Prime Minister of India to seek increased  legal protection of cows. Seagal worked effectively towards saving dogs otherwise destined to drown in Taiwan. Awards Some of the awards Seagal received over the years are as listed below:

ere are just a few awards that Steven has been honoured with over the years;

  • First Annual Environmental Media Awards September 30, 1991

  • PETA Humanitarian Award in 1999

  • Sashi 2001 Humanitarian Award

  • Honoured as the first private citizen to destroy a Nuclear Device

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