Before returning to the big screen in 2019 with Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Ad Astra, Brad Pitt’s most notable appearance on the big screen dates back to 2016 when he played Max Vatan in the movie Allied, apart from a cameo appearance as Vanisher in the superhero movie Deadpool 2, and his last major role as Glen McMahon in the Netflix movie War Machine. So how has a return to the silver screen in 2019 affected Brad Pitt’s fortune? Scroll down to find out everything you need to know.
Brad Pitt’s net worth
The release of Ad Astra signaled the return of Brad Pitt to the silver screen as the leading actor and with it the chance to improve his fortune.
Prior to the film’s release, Brad Pitt had net assets of $300 million, according to Celebrity NetWorth, which he had accumulated over the course of his career, which had spanned more than three decades since his debut on the television show Another World as Chris.
Since then he has built a filmography of more than 80 credits, Ad Astra is his 79th, and some of his popular titles over the years include World War Z, Inglourious Basterds, Moneyball, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Ocean’s Thirteen, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and Fight Club.
Brad Pitt’s $300 million net worth before Ad Astra was created by one of the highest bankability indexes among modern actors, with a box office hit of more than $5 billion when he played a leading role. As a member of a leading ensemble, a role he has played nine times, the films have generated over $1.5 billion in box office revenue worldwide and over $920 million in additional revenue when he has played a supporting role, for a total of over $7 billion in box office revenue when he has played a major role in a film.
This made him one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood, earning up to $20 million in pay for some of his roles and earning significant percentages of box office revenue through back-end deals.
While Brad Pitt undoubtedly made and built a considerable fortune as an actor, a larger percentage of his fortune came from his career as a producer under his production company Plan B Entertainment.
He founded his production company in 2001 and through it produced several of his remarkable projects, including Moneyball, War Machine and his first major film in years, Ad Astra.
He has produced more than 50 productions, including films that he has not played a significant role in on-screen. With more than 28 projects as a producer, he has made more than $2.3 billion at the box office worldwide.
With the success of Ad Astra, in which he played the lead role and which was produced with other production companies such as New Regency, 20th Century Fox, and TSG Entertainment, and which he expects to generate income in excess of $15 million, Brad Pitt’s net worth could be on the rise.
However, his exact assets remain unknown until the completion of his divorce from Angelina Jolie and until the end of the financial year in which his income for Ad Astra is expected to be declared publicly.
Since Brad Pitt will appear in a sequel to World War Z and the film Babylon after the release of Ad Astra, as well as more than ten projects he will produce, including Kajillionaire, Blonde and Irresistible, it would naturally come as no surprise if his net worth of $300 million were to increase significantly after the inevitable completion of his divorce from Angelina Jolie.
How he spends his money
With a net value of $300 million, Brad Pitt has a few options when it comes to the things he can spend on, and he has spent on extravagant and luxurious things, such as a villa in Mallorca that he bought in 2016 for $3.1 million, a chateau that he bought with his wife in 2008 for $35 million, and a few more.
He has also donated more than $10 million to various foundations and charities, mainly through him and the foundation of his former wife, Jolie-Pitt
Aside from the many luxuries at the expense of Brad Pitt’s fortune, he has also spent more than $1.8 million on the cost of his divorce from Angelina Jolie.