Today is Daniel Craig’s birthday and the Casino Royale actor turns 49! Daniel Craig’s net worth is estimated to be $95.0 million, thanks to his 25 year career. We have the details of Daniel Craig’s movies, wife, and workout right here.
With his role as James Bond, Daniel Craig became a household name. The actor turned 49 today and we decided to find details on Daniel Craig’s net worth. We have all the details on Daniel Craig’s endorsements, house, cars and more.
It has been known for some time now that Daniel Craig’s movies will no longer feature the British actor as James Bond. Speculation has been rife over the last year, with fans dropping names like Idris Elba and Tom Hiddleston as contenders for the next Bond. Although there has been no word on a new 007 film, we can certainly expect exotic locations, beautiful girls and tons of action. To celebrate Daniel Craig’s birthday, here are details about the actor’s income.
Childhood and Introduction to Acting
Daniel Craig was born on March 2, 1968 in Chester, Cheshire. His father, Timothy John Wroughton Craig was the landlord of the Boot Inn and Ring O’ Bells in Cheshire, as well as a midshipman in the Merchant Navy. His mother, Carol Olivia was an art teacher. Daniel Craig’s ancestors include Huguenot minister, Daniel Chaimier and Sir William Burnaby. He and his older sister, Lea Craig attended Hilbre High School in West Kirby, Merseyside. After their parents divorced, Daniel, his mother, and his sister moved to Liverpool.
At the age of 16, Craig went to Calday Grange Grammar School and played rugby for Hoylake RFC. From a very young age, Daniel Craig wanted to act and began doing so in school plays at the age of six. He was accepted to the National Youth Theatre, so he dropped out of school and moved to London. While there, he worked part-time in restaurants. Craig auditioned for the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and, after numerous attempts, was finally accepted. He graduated in 1991, after studying for three years under the guidance of Colin McCormack.
Daniel Craig’s Net Worth is a Whopping $95.0 Million!
Daniel Craig’s net worth has been skyrocketing, ever since he landed the role of James Bond. Like other actors, he also earns an enormous amount of money from endorsements and sponsorships. It has been estimated that Daniel Craig’s endorsements with brands like Omega and Dior earn the star around $1.0 million each year. His yearly income is estimated to be $7.0 million. We have a breakdown of Daniel Craig’s net worth throughout the years below:
In 2008, Craig paid approximately $4.0 million for an old converted apartment in Primrose Hill near Regent’s park, London. Another one of Daniel Craig’s houses is in Sunninghill, outside Ascot.
His first film portraying James Bond was in 2006’s Casino Royale, which was the highest grossing Bond film to date, earning $594,239,066. The latest Bond film, Spectre earned Craig a salary of $39.0 million, which is the highest salary earned by any James Bond actor. Much like Bond himself, Daniel Craig seems to be a fan of fast cars! The Bond actor has two cars: an Aston Martin V12 Vantage Roadster and an Audi S6.
Daniel Craig’s Movies
Daniel Craig started his acting career in 1992. Other than his latest James Bond movies, his film credits include: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Road to Perdition, Sylvia, Enduring Love, The Golden Compass, Defiance, Cowboys & Aliens, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Craig is set to appear in two movies this year: Logan Lucky and Kings.
The actor has also appeared in several TV shows and short films such as Between the Lines, Sharpe’s Eagle, Saint-Ex, Kiss and Tell, The Ice House, and Archangel.
Awards and Recognition
For his acting, Daniel Craig won loads of accolades and awards. In 2000, he won the British Independent Film Award as Best Actor in Some Voices. He won the Empire Award as well as Evening Standard British Film Awards as Best Actor for his role in Casino Royale in 2006. The following year, he bagged a Sant Jordi Award for his performance in Casino Royale. In 2012, he won the British Artist of the Year and Best Actor in an Action Movie for Skyfall.
Daniel Craig’s Wife and Kids
Daniel Craig married actress Fiona Loudon in 1992 and had one daughter named Ella. However, the couple divorced two years later. After his divorce from Loudon, he started dating German actress Heike Makatsch for seven years, before parting ways in 2001.
He then dated producer Satsuki Mitchell in 2005, before breaking up in 2010. Daniel Craig and actress Rachel Weisz were friends for a long time and started dating in 2010. Before their relationship blossomed, the couple worked together in Dream House. After dating for six months, the pair got married in June 2011.
Their marriage was not a huge affair as the two had a small ceremony in upstate New York, with four witnesses present, including Craig’s 18-year-old daughter Ella and Weisz’s 5-year-old son, Henry.
Daniel Craig’s Love for Football and Charity
Craig is crazy about British Premier League’s Liverpool F.C. and watching rugby —probably because he once played the sport himself. In 2009, the actor raised approximately $1.5 million for the Equity Fights AIDS fundraiser. Daniel Craig also helps charities like S.A.F.E. Kenya, that uses street theatre to discuss social issues. He is also a part of the Opportunity Network, which offers educational access to low-income students in New York. It has even been rumored that Daniel Craig was knighted by the Queen of England in 2012, though Buckingham Palace never confirmed nor denied it.
In 2011, for International Women’s Day, Craig teamed up with Judi Dench to promote gender equality. The United Nations panel selected Daniel Craig as the first global advocate for the removal of mines and other explosive hazards in 2015. During his appointment, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Craig, “You have been given a licence to kill, I’m now giving you a licence to save.”