Nick Nolte Net Worth

How much is Nick Nolte worth?

Net Worth:$80 Million
Profession:Professional Actor
Date of Birth:February 8, 1941
Country:United States of America
1.85 m

About Nick Nolte

Nick Nolte, whose full name is Nicholas King Nolte, is an American film actor, author, producer, and former model. He is best known for his over one hundred appearances on films and television series such as “The Deep”, “Teachers”, “Down and Out in Beverly Hills”, “Cape Fear”, “The Good Thief”, “Hotel Rwanda”, and “Tropic Thunder”. Since the 1970s, he has won multiple awards and nominations for prestigious awards like Primetime Emmys, Golden Globes, New York Film Critics Circle, and Academy Awards.

American actor, producer, author, and former model Nick Nolte has a net worth of $80 million dollars, as of 2021. Nolte won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 1991 film The Prince of Tides.

How Did Nick Nolte Get So Rich?

The actor became rich right after his acting career began in the 1970s and when he landed leading roles in films and television series. Prior to his rise to popularity and breakthrough in the film industry, Nolte worked as a model in the late 1960s and early 1970s. One of his most notable appearances on a magazine was in a national advertisement for the Clairol’s “Summer Blonde” campaign. After failing to win more than $1.500 from all of his modeling work, he decided to become a full-time actor.

His television debut came on an episode of “Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color”, which aired in 1969. Three years, later he made his film debut in the 1972 Western film “Dirty Little Billy”. Although he landed an uncredited role in the film, he did make $500 from his participation. Throughout the next few years, he continued to land supporting roles in the likes of “Return to Macon City”, “The Deep”, “Who Will Stop the Rain’ and “Heart Beat”, with his role in the latter being his first leading.

Why is he so famous?

Nicholas Nolte became famous after his many film appearances. He was born on February 8, 1941, in Omaha, Nebraska to Franklin and Helen Nolte. His father was a farmer’s son that ran away from home and was a three-time letter winner in football at the Iowa State University. His mother worked as a department store buyer and then an expert antique dealer. Nicholas attended the Kinglsey Elementary School and then moved on to the Westside High School.

Beginning his teenage years, he developed an interest in sports, especially football. After his graduation from high school in 1959, he moved to California and enrolled at the Pasadena City College. He also attended the Arizona State University on a football scholarship, as well as the Eastern Arizona, and Phoenix Colleges. Concurrently with playing baseball, being a defensive end and tight end in football, he later in basketball as a forward and catcher. Despite his passion for sports and his attendances in many colleges/universities, in the late 1960, he dropped out and began pursuing a career in acting.

What Makes Him So Successful?

The main reason why this Academy Award winner is so successful is his ability to star in various film genres, starting from action, drama, and comedies to thrillers. Starting in the 1980s, Nick Nolte began receiving a lot more acting opportunities. Among some of his most notable appearances in films are in “48 Hours”, “Teachers”, “Down and Out in Beverly Hills”, “Everybody Wins”, “Cape Fear”, and “I Love Trouble” among many others. Some of the appearances in these films helped him earn nominations for awards such as Primetime Emmys, Golden Globe Awards, Boston Society of Film Critics, and Academy Awards.

Besides his work as an actor, he also became an executive producer of two films – “Affliction” from 1997 and “Intimate Affairs” from 2001. Simultaneously with his acting, he also became a regular cast member of “Charlie Rose”, “Ultimate Rush”, “Today”, and “Made in Hollywood” among many other television projects. Most recently, in January 2018, he published his first book titled “Rebel: My Life Outside the Lines”.


Nicholas Nolte is a Golden Globe Award winner that has found plenty of success in the entertainment business. The often dubbed “bad boy” is known for highly praised acting skills and performances in action films, dramas, comedies, and thrillers. He first began his career as a model and quickly transitioned into an actor in the 1970s.

Since then, the talented actor and director has participated in more than one hundred films and television series. Thanks to his outstanding performances, besides winning himself multiple prestigious awards and nominations, he has also won more than $80 million.

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