How much is Chris Pontius worth?
|Net Worth:||$3 Million|
|Profession:||Professional Stunt Performer|
|Date of Birth:||July 16, 1974 (age 48)|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
About Chris Pontius
Chris Pontius, whose full name is Christopher Andrew Pontius, is an American television actor, host, reality star, and stunt performer. He first began acting and performing in the 1990s. He rose to national popularity in the early 2000s when he joined the cast of the MTV reality series Jackass, where he remained a series regular for two years. Since then, he has also taken part in multiple other Jackass productions such as the movies from 2002, 2006, and 2010, as well as the video game from 2007.
Chris Pontius became famous when he joined the cast of Jackass. He was born on July 16, 1974, in Pasadena, California. During his teenage years, he met his Jackass cast-mates and collaborators Johnny Knoxville, Jeff Tremaine, Steve-O, and Spike Jonze. The group spent a lot of time together as they shared the same passion for basketball and skateboarding. They appeared in multiple editions of the “Big Brother Skateboarding” magazine in the early 1990s.
After he graduated from the San Luis Obispo High School in 1992, Chris began working various jobs. Among one of the odd jobs that he had at the time was being a writer for the aforementioned Big Brother Skateboarding. In the early 2000s, Pontius teamed up with his friends for the creation of the reality comedy television show Jackass, which was renewed for three seasons on the MTV network, starting from October 2000 to February 2002.
Joining the Jackass family established Chris Pontius as one of the funniest and most liked reality television stars in the United States. After the series had ended, the group wrote and produced many other shows that are now part of the infamous franchise.
The comedy series was short-lived but commercially successful. In addition to earning millions of viewers, it also helped the actors and stunt performers like Chris Pontius gain international popularity. After it ended, in early 2002, Pontius starred in Jackass: The Movie. The movie, created with a budget of $5 million became a box-office hit that amassed $79.5 million. It was then followed by two more sequels – Jackass Number Two from 2002, and Jackass 3D from 2010. With $171.7 million in box office earnings, the last sequel became one of the best-selling movies of the year.
During those early years in the 2000s, Pontius was almost exclusively working with the Jackass cast and earned a small sub doing it. For his appearances as himself from 2002 to 2012, he earned an estimated $2 million.
In between all of the different Jackass projects that Pontius earned a small fortune from. The daredevil also took part in several television shows and films such as Charlie’s Angels, Raising Hope, What We Do Is Secret, and Somewhere. His most recent roles on television were in the Netflix originals Action Points and The Game’s Over, Man. Apart from finding prosperity as an actor and entertainer, the comedian also became a television host, director, and writer to several television shows, starting with Jackass and Wildboyz.
Pontius’ Total Net Worth
From his appearances as himself from 2010 to 2022, of which there have been over 40, including “Wildboyz,” it is estimated that Pontius earned revenues of about $3.7 million. In total his earnings are estimated at $5.7, that it includes the estimated $2 million he walked away with after the Jackass movies. After tax and anything else, his net worth is about $3 million. That is inclusive of more money being spent than your average performer because Pontius is kind of a party person, not that much losses are predicted and because he earned in small amounts over a period of twenty years. Pontius performed better on tax than those who earned large amounts in a single year, or over just two of three years.
While the total gross box office earnings from the Jackass movies has been over $400 million, and there have been many spinoffs that Pontius has been involved it. His earnings from these movies has been very little. After all, Johnny Knoxville has been the brains behind the brand and made tremendous business moves that not many people know about. While Knoxville has earned a net worth of about $45 million from the show, Pontius has earned far less than that. He has been able to earn a small fortune though, while mostly goofing off and doing stunts that don’t cause permanent damage, unlike Steve-O, for example.
Chris Pontius is an actor, comedian, and stunt performer. He started his career in the late 1990s. As of now, thanks to his comic skills, charisma, and crazy stunts, he remains one of the funniest personalities on television. Ever since he joined the Jackass family, his career has flourished. He has taken part in multiple crazy and dangerous stunts such as “poo cocktail”, “penis-breaking backflips”, and “anaconda ball pit” to name a few. Apart from the television shows, films, and video games all based on Jackass, he has also worked in the television projects Wildboyz and Totally Busted, in which he was a host. For the past two decades, he has also starred in a large number of television productions and continues to do so even now.