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Bruce Willis net worth and his journey to becoming one of the Hollywood’s highest paid actors

Bruce Willis is undoubtedly one of the most well-known actors in the history of Hollywood. With a passion for acting, and his hard-working nature, Willis definitely deserves to be on the list of the highest-paid male actors of Hollywood. Today, Bruce Willis net worth is a whooping $250 Million. During his professional Career, Willis has featured in more than 70 movies. Let’s have a look at his Net Worth and his journey to becoming one of the highest-paid actors of Hollywood.  

Bruce Willis dropped out of University to try his luck in the acting world

Born on March 19, 1955, Bruce Willis is a famous American actor, singer and film producer. He was born in Germany to a German mother and American father. His mother worked as a bank customer representative, whereas his father was an American soldier. Bruce shifted to Penns Grove, New Jersey in his childhood, where he completed his high school studies. 

While he was completing his studies, Bruce worked hard to stay independent. In his teen years he worked jobs such as security person, driver, as well as a private investigator. Bruce had a passion for acting since childhood, and decided to follow his dreams.  

He got himself enrolled in Montclair State University to study drama, however dropped out in his junior year to try his luck in the Showbiz world. It took him quite some while to get into proper acting, however he did not give up and kept appearing for different auditions, while working as a bartender in New York. 

After his luck didn’t work in New York, he decided to move to Los Angeles in 1984. After he shifted to California, he was successful in landing some minor acting roles in TV shows such as Twilight Zone and Miami Vice. 

Bruce Willis has a total net worth of $250 Million

As for 2020, Bruce Willis is reported to have a whooping net worth of $250 Million. He is known to be one of the highest-paid male actors of Hollywood. His movie The Sixth Sense (1999) was one of his most successful projects, earning him a hefty paycheck of nearly $100 million. 

Willis had started earning some noteworthy roles even before The Sixth Sense got released, his comedy-drama series Moonlighting also got him quite a lot of limelight back in 1985. He went on to win Golden Globe awards and an Emmy for his outstanding performance. 

The movie that Willis got the most recognition was Die Hard, released in 1988. His earnings from the movie were first, second, third, and fourth installments of $5 million, $7.5 million, $15 million, and $25 million, respectively. Till the time that the Die Hard series ended, Willis had collected at least a sum of $52 million from the series alone. 

These are some of the movies that Willis earned huge bucks’ foe: 

  • Look Who’s Talking (1989) – $10 million for voiceover, and another $10 million from the movie’s sequel
    • The Last Boy Scout (1991) –  14 million,
    Pulp Fiction (1994) – $800,000.
    Last Man Standing (1996) –  $16.5 million, and
    Armageddon (1998) – $14.8 million

He owns several real estate properties around the world

Bruce owns several real estate properties in different parts of the world. The Die Hard actor was reported to have sold his Beverly Hills estate for $16.5 million back in 2014. He was reported to have bought a $75 million penthouse in New York City with his ex-wife, Demi, back in the 1990. 

Other than this it was also reported that Willis sold an NYC-based penthouse for $18 million. Furthermore, Bruce sold his five-bedroom mansion located in Turks and Caicos for $27 million, which is also reported to be the second-most expensive home sale in Turks and Caicos history. 

Other Ventures by Bruce Willis

In 1991, along with actors; Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Willis co-founded Planet Bollywood. In 1994, Willis and his ex-wife bought Liberty Theatre, which they later donated to the company of fool’s theater company. Bruce also owned nightclub under the name Mint Bar which he sold to local investors. 

Along with acting, Willis has also worked as a musician, however there is not much information available regarding what he earned from his music endeavors. Till date, he has released three rock albums. 


Bruce Willis has earned quite a lot of fame and wealth since he first set his foot in the Hollywood industry. His fans are certainly proud of the lesson that he has outlined for them: leverage your experience to grow, accept your mistakes and align your ambitions with your principles.

Bruce Willis Famous Quotes

“Too many children in foster care are falling through cracks. Be a hero, take the time learn about adoption today.” 

“Every day, I work at not taking this fame thing seriously. Fortunately, I have a great group of friends who help me do this.” 

“It doesn’t matter how many people I’ve killed. What matters is how I get along with the people who are still alive.” 

“I’m staggered by the question of what it’s like to be a multimillionaire. I always have to remind myself that I am.” 

“I’ve always had confidence. Before I was famous, that confidence got me into trouble. After I got famous, it just got me into more trouble.” 

“After I did the first Die Hard I said I’d never do another, same after I did the second one and the third. The whole genre was running itself into the ground.”