How much is Eugenio Derbez worth?
|Net Worth:||$20 Million|
|Date of Birth:||September 2, 1961 (age 61)|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.79 m)|
About Eugenio Derbez
Eugenio Derbez, whose full name is Eugenio Alexandro Gonzalez Derbez, is a Mexican actor, comedian, director, and filmmaker. His career started in the early 1980s with various Mexican productions such as Cachun Cachun Ra Ra! and Por un Vestido de Novia. His career skyrocketed in the 2010s with the release of his feature film Instructions Not Included. The film, which was directed and co-written by him, became the best Spanish film both in the United States and worldwide.
He was born on September 2, 1961, in Mexico City, Mexico. His father, Eugenio, was a publicist, while his mother, Silvia, is an established Mexican film and television actress that competed in several television productions as well as the Miss Mexico 1952 competition, where she came in fourth place. He married actress and model Alessandra Rosaldo, with whom he has four children, Aislinn, Vadhir, Jose Eduardo, and Aitana, all of which are also associated with the entertainment business. He found a passion for acting in his early teen years, specifically when he was 12 years old.
During his time in high school, he landed several television and theatre roles as an extra in Mexican soap operas. He continued to act in his early twenties and eventually joined the Mexican Network Televisa’s Acting School. In the early 1980s, he graduated as a film director from the Mexican Institute of Cinematography and Theatre.
While attending the Mexican Institute, Eugenio began auditioning for television roles, which led to his television debut that came in the 1980 Mexican television show Cachun Cachun Ra Ra!. Three years later, he made his film debut in the drama Por un vested de Novia.
By the mid-1980s, he is estimated to have been able to earn an inflation-adjusted $1,500-2,500 from all of his roles on television. By the late years of the decade, he began receiving recurring roles in television series such as Tap Como Somos and Anabel. Around the same time, he joined the cast of Papa Soltero and Al Derecho y al Derbez. He remained on both shows for more than four years.
Towards the 1990s, Derbez began working as a voice actor and performed in several Spanish / Latin American film versions such as Dr. Dolittle, Shrek, 102 Dalmatians, and Mulan. After that he said, “I think I’m ready to bring my style to a comedic movie as a director.”
Concurrently with acting and using his voice for international projects, Derbez also transitioned into a director. His directing debut came in the 1997 soap opera No Tengo Madre. His name skyrocketed in the 2010s when he joined multiple comedies – Jack and Jill, Girl in Progress, and Underdogs, all of which were commercially successful.
In 2013, he released his own comedy-drama film titled Instructions Not Included, which was met with mixed reviews and became a box-office hit that accumulated more than $100 million worldwide. He has said about it, “it’s not easy to direct in another language, especially comedy.”
Shortly after, he starred in the likes of The Secret Life of Pets, Geostorm, and Overboard, all of which amassed $100 million at the box office. His most recent film, in which he starred and directed is the hit Dora and the Lost City of Gold.
These successful performances put Eugenio Derbez’s net worth at over an estimated $15 million. By the 1990s, Derbez became a Mexican household that starred and directed in numerous successful television series and films. One of his most reminiscent roles, prior to his international popularity, was in the family sitcom La Familia P. Luche. Towards the new millennium, after spending several years on the television series XHDRbZ and Vecinos, where he was both an actor, director, producer, and writer, he began acting in American films and series.
An actor, director, producer, and writer. These are all the professions in which Eugenio Derbez has excelled for the past three decades and continues to do so now. He’s known as one of the very few Mexican actors and stars in the show business to achieve international acclaim. Now, this comedian has an estimated net worth of $20 million and, thanks to his contribution to the film industry, he has earned international award recognition and has starred in commercial and box-office hits in America and Europe. Most recently, he even received his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.