How much is Charlie Sheen worth?

Net Worth:$10 Million
Profession:Professional Actor
Date of Birth:September 3, 1965
Country:United States of America
Height:
1.78 m

Even with high-profile roles in Platoon and Wall Street and his successful move to prime-time television on Two and a Half Men, his penchant for drugs, prostitutes and violent arguments with his ex-wives are how fans really know him.

Who Is Charlie Sheen

He’s played everyone from the money-hungry stock broker in Wall Street to the lovable uncle on Two and Half Men, but you probably know Charlie Sheen best as the domestically argumentative, prostitute-loving, occasionally drug-addicted bad boy. Even with publicized forays with famed Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss, his messy split from a Bond girl, or threatening to kill his wife on Christmas Day, Sheen’s managed to make “bad” a normal thing and still enjoys a wildly successful career.

We calculate Charlie Sheen has a net worth of only $10 million dollars, as of 2020. Down from $150 million at the height of his career.

All In The Family

While the public is currently best acquainted with this version of Charlie, he has had a long career and comes from a celebrated Hollywood family. Sheen was born Carlos Irwin Estevez to actor, Martin Sheen (The West Wing) and Janet Templeton in New York City in 1965. With three siblings — Emilio (a member of the famed “Brat Pack”), Ramon and Renee — who all became actors, Charlie’s first foray into film was as a child in The Execution of Private Slovik, a movie his father starred in.

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After moving from New York City to California, Sheen enrolled in Santa Monica High School and eventually pursued acting. With a role alongside Patrick Swayze in 1984’s Red Dawn, Sheen’s career was on the rise. He went on to play the prolific character Bud Fox in Oliver Stone’s Wall Street and starred in hits like Platoon, Eight Men Out, Major League and Hot Shots.  

After acting in dozens of films, Sheen began his move to television with Spin City in 2000. However the role famous for making him so much money began in 2003 on CBS’ Two and a Half Men. Sheen started making nearly $2 million per episode playing jingle-writer Charlie Harper and became one of the highest paid actors on television. In comparison his co-star, Jon Cryer, only ever made $650,000 per episode.

Hollywood’s Resident Bad Boy

After moving from New York to California, Charlie spent his time slumming around with his neighbors, Sean Penn and Rob Lowe, in addition to his parents’ friends the Coppolas. With this royal Hollywood family background, it’s no surprise Sheen has been able to maintain a dual image as the highest paid actor on television and the most irresponsible sexual deviant on the block.

Although his early days were not without their fair share of debauchery, it was the more than adult Charlie that pushed the envelope for bad boy behavior. In 2010, following a reportedly fun weekend in New York with his daughters and ex-wife Denise Richards, Sheen went on a wild coke-fueled rampage that ended with a prostitute locked in his wardrobe, a destroyed hotel room, and a visit to the hospital. With a history of domestic abuse against both Richards and most recent ex-wife, Brooke Mueller, Sheen does not have the best track record with women. He even accidentally shot his then-fiancée Kelly Preston in the arm in 1990.

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Warlock On The Loose

But an accidental shooting seemed to be the least of his problems when Charlie starred in a slew of videotaped tirades that eventually landed him a pink-slip from Two and a Half Men. So what’s an unemployed sex addict to do? Call himself a “warlock,” coin the phrase “winning,” invite two “goddesses” to live with him and go on a national tour (‘My Violent Torpedo Of Truth/Defeat Is Not An Option Tour’) to let the entire country in on the madness. Now that’s #winning.

Defining Quote “Fame is empowering. My mistake was that I thought I would instinctively know how to handle it. But suddenly when it’s you, you realize there’s no manual, no training course.”

Charlie Sheen’s TV Career

In the mid-to-late ’90s, Sheen’s star waned, and he made appearances in smaller genre films and direct-to-video projects as he struggled with personal problems, including heading to rehab for substance-abuse issues. His name was revealed as one of the clients of Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss in 1993, which garnered more attention than did many of his movie roles of the period.

‘Spin City’

In 2000, Sheen began a career turnaround by replacing Michael J. Fox on ABC’s political sitcom Spin City. When Fox left the show for health reasons, Sheen stepped in to play a new deputy to Barry Bostwick’s mayor of New York City. Spin City went off the air after two more seasons, but it established Sheen’s sitcom chops and strong presence on TV.

‘Two and a Half Men’

Thanks in part to his Spin City role, Sheen was cast as the lead in this sitcom about a womanizing bachelor whose life is changed when his brother (Jon Cryer) and nephew (Angus T. Jones) move in with him. Men reigned as one of CBS’s top-rated shows, and Sheen became the highest paid star in scripted television, earning $1.8 million per episode in 2010. In 2011, Sheen’s high-profile troubles with substance abuse and his public derogatory comments about the show led to Warner Bros. firing him from Two and a Half Men.

‘Anger Management’:

After leaving Two and a Half Men, Sheen had a highly public battle with his former employers and gave a number of seemingly unstable and antagonistic interviews and public performances. He nevertheless signed on to another sitcom, FX’s Anger Management, based loosely on the 2003 Adam Sandler/Jack Nicholson movie of the same name. He plays Charlie Goodson, an anger-management therapist dealing with his own anger issues.

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Summing-Up

The son of actor Martin Sheen, Sheen started in small roles as a child, eventually making his mark in the ’80s and ’90s in Oliver Stone’s Vietnam War drama Platoon and capitalist ode Wall Street; the baseball comedy Major League and its sequel; the youth-oriented Western Young Guns; and the action-movie parodies Hot Shots! and Hot Shots! Part Deux. He also co-starred with Clint Eastwood in The Rookie and appeared as part of the ensemble in John Sayles’ acclaimed period drama Eight Men Out, about the 1919 Chicago Black Sox scandal.

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