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Actor Matt Bomer has an estimated net worth of $9 million as of 2015. His acting stint in hit television shows and him always being there for his friends in the movie fraternity has made Bomer a recognizable face, not to mention an A-list star.

The 38-year-old American sweetheart grew up in Spring, Texas with a formal cowboy upbringing, but Matt always had a thing for the performing arts, even in his schooling. After attending Klein High School with actor Lee Pace, both of them headed to Houston’s Alley Theater. In 2001, Bomer graduated from Carnegie Mellon with a Bachelor’s degree in fine arts, which ultimately paved his way to becoming a bona fide performer. After struggling in New York to nab prominent roles, Bomer had to settle for secondary roles in TV series. He appeared in shows like All My Children (2000), Guiding Light (2001-2003), and Tru Calling (2004), to name just a few.

Out of that lot, Bomer gained popularity playing Bryce Larkin in the comedy series Chuck from 2007 to 2009, and as leading character Neal Caffrey, a con artist-turned-FBI informant, in the hit series White Collar from 2009 to 2014. He also had a guest appearance on Glee in 2012, and his guest appearance on American Horror Story: Freak Show in 2014 turned into a leading role on the series’ current season, American Horror Story: Hotel, alongside Lady Gaga and Kathy Bates.

Matt Bomer’s net worth had major boosts from his television stint. His salary per episode of White Collar was reportedly around $125,000. Chances are his American Horror Story role came with just as big a paycheck, if not much bigger.

However, television isn’t the only way Matt Bomer’s net worth has multiplied. The actor has starred in stage shows since 1995 and he made his Broadway debut in 2012 playing Jeff Zarillo in Dustin Lance Black’s 8. And then there’s his lucrative film career—Bomer earned a Golden Globe last year for his role as Felix Turner in the HBO TV-movie The Normal Heart. Bomer was also a fellow stripper alongside his close friend Channing Tatum in the 2012 movie Magic Mike, as well as the 2015 sequel Magic Mike XXL.

On top of his earnings from acting, Bomer is estimated to earn at least $235,000 annually from sponsorships and endorsements.

However, in addition to expanding his career and building his net worth, the actor has also made it a point to attend many charity events, like last year’s 2015 Taste for a Cure Fundraiser in Beverly Hills and the annual amfAR gala in Hollywood back in October.

Bomer, who has been modestly working his way up the Hollywood ladder in recent years, owns a $3.1 million house in L.A.’s historic Hancock Park neighborhood. The 4,741-square-foot English county mansion boasts six bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms across two stories. The house has an ivy-covered fence, a plush garden, and a unique front archway leading to the home. The inside of the house features ebony hardwood floors, vintage lighting, and a beautifully carved wood staircase. Elegant 12-pane French doors open out to a terrace with lounging and sunbathing features. The terrace leads to the heated swimming pool and spa in the backyard area. And sitting in his garage, Bomer owns a sleek black Mercedes convertible.

From spending time with his group of A-list friends, which happens to include Adam Rodriguez, Channing Tatum, Ian Sommerhalder, and Nikki Reed, Bomer is also married with three children. The actor, who’s been open about being gay, married publicist Simon Halls in 2011. The couple has three surrogate kids: twins Henry and Walker, and Kit, the eldest.

Matt Bomer may be smoothly sailing into 2016 with an estimated net worth of $9 million, but that value is expected to rise, and fast.

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