How much is Jared Leto worth?
|Net Worth:||$100 Million|
|Date of Birth:||December 26, 1971|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Jared Leto
Jared Leto is a multi-award winning musician and actor, and though he is more famous now for taking on roles in huge movies, he first became successful with his band, 30 Seconds To Mars. The band became popular in the late 1990s and they continue to release chart topping albums to this day. The actor is well known for method acting, living like his characters outside of shooting the movie, and he has starred in several blockbuster movies including Suicide Squadand Blade Runner 2049. Leto also often takes roles in indie movies including American Psycho, Requiem For A Dream, and Dallas Buyers Club, for which he won an Academy Award.
As of 2020, Jared Leto has a net worth of $100 million dollars.
How Did Jared Leto Get So Rich?
When it comes to the actor’s projects outside of movies, he has seen major financial success with Thirty Seconds To Mars. Though not all of the band’s albums are chart toppers, three of them became certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, including This Is War, which sold over four million copies. The band has also sold out several arena tours, including a co-headlining tour with Linkin Park.
Leto was paid $7 million to play The Joker, and he may have had an agreement in which he received a percentage of the profit, just like Jack Nicholson before him. And as the movie made a massive $750 million, despite how the film faired amongst critics, that would mean that the role is the most lucrative in Leto’s career. Though the actor’s other salaries remain undisclosed, he has made tens of millions of dollars if his box office success is anything to go by. Dallas Buyers Club had the biggest return on investment, as the movie made $55 million of a budget of just $5 million.
Why Is He So Famous?
In 1998, Leto started the rock band Thirty Seconds To Mars, and though their debut album was a sleeper hit, the band has gained more and more success with each consecutive album. Their third album, This Is War, is the first of the band’s album that made the top 20 albums in the Billboard 200. Their fourth album, Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams, peaked at number six, and their last album, America, was their highest charting album yet, reaching the second spot. The album also made headlines more than expected as the cover featured a list of sex positions.
Though his musical career is nothing to sniff at, Leto has found more success in his in acting, as he first rose to prominence with main roles in surreal movies such as Requiem for a Dream, where he played a delusional heroin addict, American Psycho, and Fight Club, where he joined a cult called Project Mayhem. Interestingly, some of Leto’s screen time was cut out as his smashed in face in a fight scene was too graphic to pass getting an R-rating.
Most famously, Leto is now known for being in a long line of actors who have portrayed the Batman villain The Joker on screen. Though he was supposed to play the antagonist in several movies in the DC cinematic universe and it was even planned for him to get his own movie, that didn’t go to plan as his take on the joker in Suicide Squad was despised by critics and fans alike. Fight Club wasn’t the only film that had his screen time cut as he only featured in Suicide Squad for ten minutes even though he was advertised as the lead actor. After this, Leto famously went on a witch hunt and tried to put a stop to the extremely successful and ultimately much better movie, Joker.
Though he is famous as much for his absurd activity and tirades, his still an extremely talented actor and he even went on to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Dallas Buyers Club. At the awards ceremony, he became an internet meme for resembling the likes of Jesus and spending the whole time on stage talking about his mom. The actor also starred in Blade Runner 2049, which is known more for being the most expensive R-rated movie production of all time.
What Makes Jared So Successful?
There are few actors like Leto working today as a lot of his success comes from his willingness to be openly weird, and though it sometimes gets him in to trouble (as he sent live rats to his co-stars during the production of Suicide Squad, and he walked through an airport wearing a pink hoodie with a list of supermodels and their salaries,) it usually works out for the best. Leto is a method actor, meaning that he will portray the character’s sensibilities and live as the character would in real life. He even lost 40 pounds for Dallas Buyers Club. He claimed that he didn’t go on any specific diet, he just literally stopped eating, just as the character would.
Leto has cornered an area of acting that has become his niche, as he often takes on roles in movies that are devastating and tragic, such as a transgender woman with aids in Dallas Buyers Club, a cultist with a death wish in Fight Club, and a heroin addict in Requiem for a Dream. Even the high concept movies he stars in such as Blade Runner, he wants plays an evil, blind recluse, and in Suicide Squad, he plays one of the most deranged versions of The Joker there has ever been.
Thanks to his high performing albums and his alternative work ethic on film sets, he has been granted the ability to work closely with some of the best directors in the industry and star in some of the most acclaimed movies in recent years. It’s because of this that Jared Leto reportedly has an estimated net worth of $80 million. The actor has a busy 2021, which is filled with not one, not two, but three feature films with him being the lead actor. He’ll be starring in The Little Things alongside Denzel Washington, Gucci, a biopic co-starring Lady Gaga, and Morbius, a superhero movie set in the same world as Venom.