How much is Josh Brolin worth?
|Net Worth:||$40 Million
|Date of Birth:||February 12, 1968 (age 54)|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
About Josh Brolin
Few actors have been in as many high budget blockbuster movies as Josh Brolin has in the past few years. Brolin is a seasoned actor who has had a 35 year career working under some of the greatest film directors in American cinema history, along with starring the world’s highest grossing movies.
He is most well known for playing villains in movies such as Cable in Deadpool 2 and Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As well as one of my all time favorites, Detective Trupo in American Gangster (2007).
Brolin scored a leading role at a very young age in the Spielberg production, The Goonies, which was a huge success at the time and has continued to find new audiences in DVD sales and syndication sales for over 30 years. It paved the way for a ton of movies about adventures led by outcast children to see huge successes at the box office, but The Goonies was the original and there hasn’t been anything like it since.
Brolin took a long hiatus from acting in movies for several years after he had read a bad review of one of his movies, specifically criticizing his performance.
He did however continue acting in theater and television, and even starred in 67 episodes of The Young Riders. The actor was up for Johnny Depp’s role in 21 Jump Street, the was the role that shot Depp in to stardom, and if Brolin scored that role instead of Depp, we may have gotten a lot more classics out of Brolin.
Upon returning to movies after his hiatus, Brolin became an unstoppable force and in the 2000s he started getting leading roles in movies such as No Country For Old Men, directed by the Coen brothers, which swept up all the awards at The Oscars.
He soon after played George W. Bush in the Oliver Stone movie, W.. The amazing streak culminated in playing Dan White in the Gus Van Sant film, Milk, for which Brolin received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
For preparing for the movie, which is about the openly gay San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk, co-star Sean Penn planted a kiss on Brolin’s lips during the first cast meeting to settle any nerves the two might have had.
The 2010s saw the actor’s success catapult even further. He got his own leading titular role in Jonah Hex, the baton was passed to him to play Agent K in Men In Black 3, a role once occupied by Tommy Lee Jones, and Brolin was praised for expertly imitating Jones’ deadpan expressions. In the second half of the decade, Brolin starred as Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, the brooding giant purple alien, the villain that the Marvel Cinematic Universe had been building up to over twenty movies.
2018 was the biggest year of Brolin’s career and a year that significantly helped the actor reach his massive net worth. He starred in not one, but two movies in completely different billion dollar franchises. First in Avengers: Infinity War, which grossed over two billion dollars in the box office, and the second was Deadpool 2, which grossed $783.1 million.
For his role in Infinity War’ Brolin earned five million dollars, and though it isn’t clear exactly how much he made for the sequel, Avengers: Endgame, it’s sure to be a good amount more and he may have even earned more from the box-office intake, depending on his contract. It is estimated that the actor made $2 million to a possible $5 million for his role as the hardened gun-toting Cable in Deadpool 2.
Besides making his millions by starring as iconic comic-book villains, Brolin dabbled in stock trading at a young age and he was doing so well that he almost completely quit his acting career. He has said, “I love the competitive part of stocks. A lot of fear and greed, that’s all it is. All I see is green and red.”
Though it isn’t completely clear how much the actor made in his three year stint trading stock, he has explained that he made a lot of money but quit due to “fear and greed.” “I used to go to Vegas and play the horses, and then I realized how ridiculous that was. There is no winning in gambling, but there is on the stock market,” Brolin said.
Josh Brolin has been skilled enough to work with the greatest filmmakers in the industry. And in some cases not just once, but repeatedly. Brolin has a great and one of his oldest working relationships with the great American movie director Oliver Stone, having worked with him on both W. and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.
He has worked with Woody Allen twice, and with the Coen Brothers three times, in No Country For Old Men, True Grit, and Hail, Caesar!
Brolin has played in to the fact that he is type-cast as a villain and gone with it pedal to the floor, and because of that he has become the face of many pop culture icons. Not only is he the villain in the MCU and the Deadpool series, but he also plays the villain in Milk, Planet Terror, Milk, American Gangster, and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.
In the 2010s, after Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy had come to an end, Brolin was in consideration for the next Batman movie, playing the super hero. Brolin was close to being cast for the movie but Ben Affleck scored the role instead. However, Brolin had the last laugh as he was cast in the Avengers movies, and the DC cinematic universe continuously under-performed at the box office.
Brolin’s Total Net Worth
Josh Brolin was paid a reported $5-6 million to star as Thanos, in Avengers: Infinity War. In his career he has earned paychecks as high as $9 million for lead roles and many more smaller roles where he was paid $1-3 million dollars. In total, it is estimated that he has earned some $95 million dollar in total career earnings. That is, including his producing, directing and writing work, as well as all of the appearances that he has made as himself, including in advertising.
Having been born in Santa Monica, California, and lived and worked his entire career in the state, up until 2020. It is estimated that he has paid some 47% in taxes. After tax, it is estimated that Brolin’s career earnings are at around $50.35 million, having paid $44.65 million dollars in taxes.
Josh Brolin decided to leave the world of Los Angeles behind him buying a $1.1 million dollar Simi Valley home and relocating to a $3.5 million property in Atlanta. He sold his Brentwood, Los Angeles property that same year in 2020 for $6.55 million.
Brolin has been married three times. In 2016 he married Kathryn Boyd Brolin and they remain together. Previously he was married to Alice Adair between the years of 1988 and 1994. He was also married to Diane Lane between the years of 2004 and 2013. Considering he had two children, Trevor and Eden Brolin, with Alice Adair and he was high earning during his marriage with Diane Lane. It is estimated that around $15 million dollars of Brolin’s after tax earnings have gone in divorce settlements, including spousal and child support.
He has since had two more children, Westlyn Reign and Chapel Grace Brolin, with his new wife Kathryn and they appear happy and living peaceful lives as a family. This is good news for Josh because he had previously been having some troubles in his personal life. Including being arrested for public intoxication on New Year’s Day 2013 in Santa Monica, California.
In terms of investing his money, outside of real estate, it is known that Brolin has earned money in the stock market. Instead of longterm value investments, which he likely has too, he has earned an estimated $3-4 million in swing trading. All told, it is estimated that Brolin has already earned some $10 million dollars in his investments, including real estate and long hold securities, after deducting costs, losses and fees.
He will have likely also spent some $5 million dollars of his career earnings and that is not including the money that he has given to his ex wives and children. That means that, overall, it is estimated that Josh Brolin has a net worth of about $40 million dollars.
Thanks to his latest roles in box office destroying blockbuster movies, it is reported that Josh Brolin has an estimated net worth of $40 million. But it won’t end there, Brolin is still a part of several franchises; he will at some point return to the Deadpool series as he signed a contract to feature in four movies. There is also the yet to be announced third entry in the Sicario series, with both Brolin and his co-star Benecio Del Toro wanting to return. In 2021, Josh Brolin starred in the remake of the sci-fi movie Dune, and in the near future we’ll see him and Sean Penn team up once more in the drama movie, Flag Day, directed by Penn himself.