How much is Miles Teller worth?
|Net Worth:||$8 Million|
|Date of Birth:||February 20, 1987 (age 35)|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Height:||6 ft (1.85 m)
About Miles Teller
Miles Teller was very musical in his youth before transitioning into acting. He was a drummer for a church youth group band in high school and even today, he not only continues to drum in his personal life but also plays the piano, guitar and the saxophone. His father works as a nuclear power plant engineer and his mother is a real estate agent. His family are of Russian Jewish descent, originating from Ireland, Poland and England.
Before the age of twelve years old, he and his family lived between Pennsylvania and Delaware until they finally settled in Citrus County, Florida. While he was musical all through high school, he could not earn much money from it. Instead he worked as a waiter at Crackers, a local restaurant. He attended and graduated from Lecanto High School in 2005, a secondary school in Lecanto, Florida. While he had played baseball competitively his dreams of turning professional were surpassed by his aspiration to become an actor. After some consideration, he decided to invest his efforts into building an acting career and make his music and sports secondary to that.
Teller moved to New York City where he attended the New York University Tisch School of the Arts. He studied method acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and screen acting with Stonestreet Studios. He studied for four semesters as part of his NYU Tisch School of the Arts training program and received a BFA in Drama.
Before the young actor became known for movies like Whiplash, War Dogs, Spiderhead, and Top Gun: Maverick, Miles had a near-fatal car accident while sitting as a passenger. He was involved in a 80 mph auto accident flipping and rolling a total of eight times. While he has since made an astounding full recovery, for a while his hopes and dreams of becoming a movie star were dashed. He sustained multiple scars on his face and was in a traumatized state from the crash. While Miles narrowly escaped death, a close friend died in a fatal auto accident just one year later. Today, Miles can at times be seen wearing a green bracelet that says “Buckle up for Bo” as part of an awareness campaign to promote seatbelt use and prevent auto accidents in general.
After his debut appearances in multiple short films, Teller’s first feature length film was in the 2010 film Rabbit Hole. The budget for the movie was just $3 million but it was produced and co-starred legendary actress Nicole Kidman, which was a major step up for Teller. The film earned only a small profit at the box office but it was also met with critical acclaim. What is more, it had Teller working as a professional actor, something that he had been trying and preparing for. Kidman has commented that Miles blushed and quivered during his audition for the role of Jason, which got him the part, since “he was real”. For his portrayal, he was nominated for the “Discovery Award” at the Savannah Film Festival and Nicole Kidman has continued to help and support Teller in his career. She was very positive about his performances in The Spectacular Now (2013) and Whiplash (2014).
For his role as Andrew in Whiplash, despite his performance, Teller still wasn’t being paid very much. He has been quoted as saying “when I did Whiplash, after taxes, I made like $8,000.” However this is common for young up and coming actors, in order to make a name for themselves they must be prepared to be paid very little while delivering a lot.
In 2017, Page Six reported that the actor had turned down the role in La La Land as he has asked for $6 million and was being offered only $4 million. While he is still finding his feet as an actor and everything that goes with the business side of becoming a star, he has made up for what many consider to have been mistakes. He was paid $3.5 million for his role as Lieutenant Bradley ‘Rooster’ Bradshaw in Top Gun: Maverick which seems to have been a better fit for him in any case. Teller also earned a similar amount for his role as Jeff in Spiderhead.
Teller’s Total Net Worth
While it is still early in Miles Teller’s career and his net worth may be greater had he not lost out while in negotiations for appearing in massive box office success, La La Land. He has still earned estimated total career income of $16 million dollars.
Of that amount, $1-2 million is expected to have been paid in business related costs. The remainder, $14.5 million, will have been taxed at a rate of around 49% as Miles Teller has been residing in the state of California and earned large sums in a short period. After tax, it is estimated that his career earnings are at around $7.39 million dollars, having paid $7.11 million dollars in taxes.
Miles Teller married Keleigh Sperry in 2019 and they have no children. In 2016, Teller paid close to $3.1 million for a Spanish-style villa in Studio City, Los Angeles. In his personal, life Miles Teller has likely spent $1-2 million dollars of his career earnings but also probably possesses assets valued at around $850,000, not including investment assets. In his investments, he may have earned investment returns of over $1 million dollars. Therefore, it is estimated that Miles Teller has a net worth of a rounded up $8 million dollars.
Miles Teller caught the eye of Nicole Kidman back in 2010. He won her and others over in the audition for Rabbit Hole, by being authentic and genuine. Since then he has been diligently building his career, no doubt pulling courage and motivation from his near-fatal car accident and from his friend “Bo” who was killed just one year later in a similar auto accident. He married in 2019 and in his personal life has acted professionally, leading one to expect that he has earned well from his investments (despite low earnings) in the market conditions following his career’s financial growth. Most recently he has become more recognizable among audiences, both in America and abroad, from his appearance alongside Tom Cruise in, Top Gun: Maverick.