If you still love George of the Jungle, think Encino Man is a classic, and prefer the old Mummy over Tom Cruise’s rebooted version, you love Brendan Fraser. Once the biggest movie stars at the turn of the last century, the actor has since faded into oblivion. Brendan Fraser’s net worth in 2018 is estimated at $20.0 million and now he’s opening up about what brought about his decline.
Brendan Fraser is following the footsteps of Terry Crews and Anthony Edwards and spoke about experience sexual harassment. He once delivered the best cinema of the early aughts but turned reclusive. It’s only now that he spoke out about how his personal life took a toll on his movie career. Though he has been slowly reviving his career, it hasn’t been the same. His net worth, estimated at $20.0 million in 2018, would feel paltry to his fans who know he gave some of the biggest blockbusters in movie history. Learn all about this erstwhile box office star’s career in Brendan Fraser’s net worth.
How Rich Is Brendan Fraser?
- Born on December 3, 1968 in Indiana. His mother was a sales counselor and his father was a journalist who later worked as a Canadian foreign service officer for the Government Office of Tourism.
- His acting career began at a college in New York City. He put off graduate school to pursue acting in Hollywood.
- His first leading role came with Encino Man (1992). Though a modest box office success, it became a cult classic and catapulted Fraser to leading man status.
- He followed it with School Ties (1992) which was a critical success.
- His first blockbuster came with George of the Jungle (1997). He however, didn’t sign on for the direct-to-video sequel.
- He starred in back-to-back commercial successes in The Mummy trilogy.
- His subsequent movies like Gods and Monsters (1998), Dudley Do-Right (1999), Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003), Furry Vengeance (2010), and Inkheart (2008) didn’t meet the same commercial or critical standards he set in his early movies.
- His latest box office success include The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) and Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008). The movies were later rebooted and Fraser was recast.
- Fans looked forward to seeing him play Gung-Ho in G.I.Joe: The Rise of Cobra. But Paramount couldn’t clear the legalities to use the character, and Fraser only had a no-name cameo.
- Once a top-billing actor, he tripled his salary between the first two Mummy movies.
- His latest work includes a recurring role in The Affair. He has new TV shows and movies lined up for 2018.
Here’s an illustration of Brendan Fraser’s wealth from acting:
|Brendan Fraser’s net worth (2018)||$20.0 million|
|The Scout salary||$1.5 million|
|The Mummy salary||$4.0 million|
|Dudley Do-Right salary||$4.0 million|
|Bedazzled salary||$10.0 million|
|The Mummy Returns salary||$12.5 million|
|The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor salary||$14.0 million|
The Fall of Brendan Fraser
- In an interview with GQ, Fraser recounted all the factors that contributed to his declining career.
- He was famous for his willingness to do his stunts himself. But all that physical strain resulted in severe injuries. Though he threw his entire body in making movies, his later movies gave diminishing returns.
- In 2012, he lawyered up against the makers of The Legend of William Tell: 3D for $3.0 million in unpaid fees. The movie was never made, but it cost Fraser other projects.
- His divorce from Afton Smith further mounted his financial problems. They announced their separation in 2007 after selling their $3.0 million home.
- In 2013, Fraser petitioned the court for a reduction in child support and alimony payments. He then cited he had $25.0 million remaining out of his waning career.
- Smith accused Fraser of hiding his assets.
- He became a meme in 2016 because of his sad expression in an interview. He told GQ that he was mourning his mother’s death at the time.
- He said he was groped by Philip Berk, former president of Hollywood Foreign Press Association in 2003.
- The experience took a toll on him and he said he became “reclusive.” He did movies he wasn’t proud of.
- Berk gave him a written apology but denied any wrongdoing.
- Fraser says he fears the HFPA blacklisted him. The association hosts the Golden Globes and Fraser has rarely been invited to the event.
- He’s now bounced back with Trust, FX’s take on J. Paul Getty.
The following table lists Brendan Fraser’s financials in 2013 according to court documents:
|Value of assets (2013)||$25.0 million|
|Monthly income (2013)||$205,704|
|Monthly losses from alimony+mortgages+expenses||$87,000|
|Spousal+child support annual payment||$900,000|
|Investment income every month||$26,000|
|Professional expenses (lawyers, managers, agents)||$113,000|
|Monthly income before expenses||$118,000|