- Full Name: Michael Kirk Douglas
- Net Worth: $300 Million
- Occupation: Actor, film producer, director
- Marital Status: Married to Catherine Zeta Jones
- Ethnicity: White
Michael Douglas Net Worth – How Wealthy Is Michael Douglas?
Michael Douglas net worth is said to be 300 million dollars. He is a successful actor in the film industry. Besides, Michael Douglas is also involved in the production and directing of movies. He started acting in the 70s and all the way, he has never disappointed. Due to his unmatched performance, he has acquired a number of awards. This together with his earnings from acting has made his net worth this massive.
His Rise To Fame And Riches
Michael Douglas was born to his parents Kirk Douglas and Diana Love Dill, who were both infamous actors. The mother is a household name, especially for the older people, since she appeared in television shows including Science Fiction Theatre, Loving Is a Many Splendored Thing, General Electric Theatre and Cold Heaven among others. She also appeared recently in the film “It Runs in the Family”. On the other hand, Michael Douglas father appeared in Lonely are the Brave and Tough Guys, The Bad and the Beautiful and Out of the Past. Even with his successful career, Kirk Douglas, did not have the net worth did not have a net worth, as the one for Michael.
Back to Michael, his acting career started in the 70s. His first role was in the show “The Streets of San Francisco”. He was in the television show for four years. This contributed a substantial amount of money to his net worth. In the show, there was also Karl Malden, who was his mentor. In 1975, he was already a producer and he released his first film One Flight Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. He acquired the rights of a novel, which carries the same title as his movie, from the father, who was very fond of Ken Kesey. In the film, he had thought of taking the leading role but he changed his mind later. Instead, he gave Jack Nicholson the role. Jack performed exemplarily. He even received Oscar award for the Best Actor. Douglas also grabbed Best Picture Academy Award.
In the 90s, he was already a popular producer and amongst the highest paid actors. For instance, his role in Basic Instinct added $15 million to his net worth. From 1997 to 1998, he earned $40 million for the films “Perfect Murder” and “The Game”. This is the reason, why Michael’s net worth is this high.
What Of His Personal Life
Michael Douglas has married twice and it seems, he always marry younger women. Diandra Luker was the first wife and she was 13 years younger than the actor was. Later on, he married Catherine Zeta Jones, who is 25 years younger than he is. Michael Douglas wife and Michael are parents to two children Carys Zeta and Dylan Michael.
There all you need to know, about Michael Douglas net worth.