How much is Sharon Stone worth?
|Net Worth:||$65 Million|
|Date of Birth:||March 10, 1958 (age 64)|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.76 m)|
About Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone is a Golden Globe Award winning actress and Oscar nominee, most famous for her breakout role in the controversial 1992 blockbuster hit Basic Instinct. In more than forty years of acting, her roles have comprised the entire spectrum of genres, from comedy to drama, from suspense to horror. She has starred with some of the most recognizable names in Hollywood, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci. Her performances have earned her the status of a leading lady and sex symbol, and her movies have grossed close to a billion dollars.
Stone had been in the movie business for twelve years before being cast in Basic Instinct with Michael Douglas. The film became known for its explicit sexual content, and quickly became a hit due to the controversial nature of Stone’s character, Catherine Tramell. This role contained an irresistible blend of sexuality, intrigue, daring and suspense, culminating in the now infamous interrogation scene in which Tramell is questioned as an alleged serial killer. The film earned over $350 million, and propelled Stone into stardom.
Interestingly, for her effort she won not only two MTV movie awards, for “Best Actress” and “Most Desirable Female”, but was also nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award for “Worst New Star”. This might be the best indication of just how contentious and polarizing the film ended up being, as it drew attention from those that loved Stone’s character and those that hated it. Either way, Stone’s stock went through the roof, and she was immediately sought after for more leading lady parts.
Prior to Basic Instinct, Sharon had been gaining momentum slowly in the movie business. Hard work and willingness to take on varying types of subject matter earned her a part early on in Wes Craven’s horror movie Deadly Blessing. Three years later, she found herself alongside Ryan O’Neal, Shelley Long and Drew Barrymore in Irreconcilable Differences. She ventured into comedy with a part in the Police Academy franchise, in Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol. Stone raised her stock even further by appearing in the action/crime thriller Above the Law with Steven Seagal.
In 1990, Stone was cast in the science fiction hit Total Recall with Schwarzenegger, which preceded her role in Basic Instinct. Those two films grossed over $600 million combined. On the strength of those roles, Stone became one of the most highly sought after actresses in Hollywood. At this point, she stood to command multi-million dollar offers for each high budget movie in which she was cast.
While there is no mistaking the appeal of Stone’s beauty as a major factor in her becoming one of the biggest movie stars in the world, there are other very important components in her rise to the top. Growing up in a blue collar family in Pennsylvania, her work ethic became a substantial asset on her way up the ranks in Hollywood. Stone also has an IQ if 154, making her among the most intelligent people on the planet. As we previously noted, Stone’s willingness to challenge herself in various types of roles became a significant asset in terms of casting. And oh, did I mention….she’s really, really good at her craft? She won a Golden Globe Award for 1995’s Casino, two MTV Movie Awards. She can also claim a Primetime Emmy for the TV drama The Practice along with a total of 41 nominations.
Stone’s Total Net Worth
Sharon Stone did not have an easy ride to becoming a leading lady in Hollywood. However she had stayed committed to her career since she was very young, even framing her first $100 dollar bill earned. For Basic Instinct (1992) she earned a reported $500,000, fourteen years later, she was paid over $13 million dollars for Basic Instinct 2. In the interim she appeared in Sliver, Intersection, The Specialist, Casino and many more, earning $2-5 million dollars each for her involvement. Her earnings increased in 1996 with Diabolique and Last Dance, for which she earned a reported $6 million dollars a piece.
After marrying American journalist, Phil Bronstein in 1998, she continued her career with paychecks for lead roles in the region of an estimated $4-10 million. Sharon has said on multiple occasions that she feels like she has been underpaid during her career. That said, it is estimated that Stone may have accrued total career earnings of around $100 million. That is, when including her endorsements. Deals with Dior have certainly added to her net worth.
Of that amount, $6.5-11 million is expected to have been paid in business related costs. The remainder, $91.25 million, will have been taxed at a rate of around 48% as Stone has been residing in the state of California. After tax, it is estimated that her career earnings are at around $47.45 million dollars, having paid $43.8 million dollars in taxes.
Sharon married Phil Bronstein in 1998 and they divorced six years later, in 2004. It seems that the couple had signed a prenuptial agreement allowing them to part ways with relative ease. Sharon had also previously been married to Michael Greenburg between the years of 1984 and 1987, and while there may have been some alimony support expected from Stone, this was early in her career and being considered negligible for this net worth calculation.
In her personal life, Sharon Stone is estimated to have spent $5-7 million dollars of her career earnings but also probably possesses assets valued at around $1-3 million, not including investment assets. Some of her career income will have been converted into investment assets, her returns from which are being estimated at $21-24 million dollars in value. Therefore, it is estimated that Sharon Stone has a net worth of around $65 million dollars. That said, her net worth has been estimated to be as low as £37 million pounds, that’s about $45 million. She also has memorabilia however, that I have read that she is selling.
Sharon Stone has been doing her thing for forty years, which is remarkable enough in any profession. But to succeed at such a high level consistently, it takes more than “luck” it takes a considerable amount invested in her profession. Stone’s beauty and intelligence have served her well in playing strong and capable women, and she has also served in that capacity as a role model for young women everywhere. She has the added advantage of being hardworking and ambitious, and such a diverse body of work is proof of her talent and staying power. Sharon is a true example of the American dream, living proof that a young girl from a blue collar background can achieve and attain anything they put their mind to. Her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame can attest to just that!