Quick Facts of
- First NameHugh Grant
Hugh Grant is perhaps best-known as the frequent romantic lead and heartthrob in a slew of hit films in the 1990s and early 2000s. The star made himself immensely popular for his work on films like Notting Hill, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Love Actually, etc.
He is equally known for his comic roles as he is for his romantic turns in movies. His sarcastic and deadpan on-screen persona made him one of the biggest stars of the turn of the century.
The English actor has won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, a BAFTA, and a London Critics Circle Film Award.
What Is The Net Worth Of Hugh Grant As Of May 2020?
The net worth of Hugh Grant is $150 million as of data in May 2020. He gathered this net worth from a career in acting that has lasted almost 4 decades.
Grant has also worked in some of the biggest rom-coms of the past 3 decades. Starting out as an actor in 1982.
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Salary And Box Office Prowess
Grant was paid a hefty salary for his roles in various films, in fact, his work on ‘Mickey Blue Eyes’ got him $7,500,000. Similarly, he earned $7.5 Million for his role on Notting Hill.
In 2002, he was paid $12,500,000 for his work on Two Weeks Notice. Additionally, he has also worked in some blockbusters, his 29 theatrical films have grossed more than $3 billion combined. This means his average box office earnings is $103 Million.
Here is a table of his movies and their box office performance:
|$3,107,000||White Mischief (1988)|
|$1,189,315||The Lair of the White Worm (1988)|
|$63,954,968||The Remains of the Day (1993)|
|$242,895,809||Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)|
|$1,862,000||Bitter Moon (1992)|
|$10,904,930||The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill, But Came Down a Mountain (1995)|
|$138,486,431||Nine Months (1995)|
|$258,195||An Awfully Big Adventure (1995)|
|$134,993,774||Sense and Sensibility (1995)|
|$17,378,193||Extreme Measures (1996)|
|$363,718,196||Notting Hill (1999)|
|$53,864,342||Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)|
|$29,934,477||Small Time Crooks (2000)|
|$281,527,158||Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)|
|$130,759,651||About a Boy (2002)|
|$199,043,309||Two Weeks Notice (2002)|
|$248,360,482||Love Actually (2003)|
|$263,894,551||Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason (2004)|
|$16,510,971||American Dreamz (2006)|
|$146,196,885||Music and Lyrics (2007)|
|$80,480,566||Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009)|
|$136,143,605||The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)|
|$130,673,154||Cloud Atlas (2012)|
|$886,889||The Rewrite (2015)|
|$56,000,339||Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)|
|$193,594,074||Paddington 2 (2017)|
|$112,020,594||The Gentlemen (2019)|
Houses In Chelsea, France, And West London
The star has a property in West London that he and his then-girlfriend Anna Eberstein bought for around $12 million in 2016. They put it in the rental market in 2018 asking $8,655.26 (£7,000) per week which is $450,258 (£364,000).
Similarly, he also bought a $21 Million (€19.4 million) semi-detached home in 2019 and moved into the home in late 2018. He paid straight-up cash for the property which is located in the most exclusive streets in London.
He also bought a property in France, the house or rather the mansion is an old estate made in by stone and representing the quintessential French countryside.
Charity And Philanthropy
The star has worked with various organizations and also established a foundation on his late mother’s name called the Fynvola Foundation.
Some of the other organizations he has worked with are British Forces Foundation, Centrepoint, Charity Projects Entertainment Fund, Dennis Quaid Charity Weekend, Elton John AIDS Foundation, Greenpeace, Make Poverty History, Marie Curie, Pancreatic Cancer Action, Raisa Gorbachev Foundation, Save the Children, UNICEF, etc.
Trouble With The Law
Grant was arrested for receiving ‘oral pleasure’ from a sex worker in Hollywood in public. He did not resist arrest and also faced the subsequent controversy he caused. He pleaded no contest and paid a $1,180 fine.
The manner in which he owned up to his mistake was well-received by the media and audiences. He also said regarding the incident
“I think you know in life what’s a good thing to do and what’s a bad thing, and I did a bad thing. And there you have it.”
Another altercation of the star came in 2007 when he faced charges of assaulting Ian Whittaker. He did not comment on the incident and the charges were later dropped.
Hugh was also on the right side of the law when he filed a defamation lawsuit against News (UK) Ltd and their newspaper Today which published an article which was called “highly defamatory” by his lawyers.
The actor received a lot of money as damages from the company that remain undisclosed. The Daily Mail also had to pay him damages after the newspaper published articles with ‘false’ claims about his former girlfriends.
Exposed Newspaper Hacking Scandal
Grant made an incredible exposé after revealing that the newspapers, the star recorded secret conversations of Paul McMullan, a former journalist at News of the World said that the top brass of the company had directed them to hack into phones to get news.
He also alleged that the leaders of the news company had close relations with politicians who knew about the unethical hacking they had partaken in to get news but did nothing, even going so far as to accuse they had these kinds of relations with David Cameron.
Hugh Grant was born Hugh John Mungo Grant on 9 September 1960 in Hammersmith, London, England to Finvola Grant and James Murray Grant. He first went to Hogarth Primary School but was later transferred to St Peter’s Primary School.
He was then enrolled at Latymer Upper School From 1969 to 1978. He got his higher education at New College, Oxford, and joined the Oxford University Dramatic Society.
The leading man is married to Anna Elisabet Eberste on May 25, 2018. He has 3 children with Eberste. Before this, he was engaged to Jemima Khan from 2004 to 2007. He has also had a lot of other high-profile relationships.
Some of the girls he has dated in the past are Tinglan Hong (2011 to 2012), Catherine Fulmer (2009), Caroline Stanbury (2000 to 2001), Elisa Schmidt (2011), and Elizabeth Hurley (1987 to 2000).
The star has revealed that some of his co-stars did not get along with him. Drew Barrymore, Robert Downey Jr., Julianne Moore, and Rachel Weisz are some of the high-profile names that he says did not like him.