Quick Facts of
- First NameMel
- Last NameGibson
- Net Worth$ 425 million
- CareerActor, Director
Actor Mel Gibson is mostly notable for his most triumphant project to date in 1995, directing, producing, and featuring as 13th-century Scottish nobleman Sir William Wallace in a historical epic mega-hit movie, Braveheart. His exceptional work in a project also garnered him numerous prestigious accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Director, Golden Globe Award for Best Director, and the Academy Award for Best Picture.
He also gained tremendous fame after his portrayal of a futuristic warrior in the acclaimed film Mad Max and playing Martin Riggs in the buddy cop film series Lethal Weapon, followed by other triumphant action movies.
Gibson was definitely the face of the new beginning of the Hollywood era. When everyone thought he was here to rule the industry, his legal issues and controversial statements made quite a stir among the public, and his image was never the same again.
Fortunately, it began to little flourish after his performance in The Beaver (2011). He gained further hype after his directorial comeback with a critically acclaimed 2016 drama Hacksaw Ridge, a biopic about Desmond T. Doss. The movie featuring A-listers like Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn, and Teresa Palmer got six Oscar nominations, winning two for Best Sound Mixing and Best Film Editing.
What Is Mel Gibson’s Net Worth In 2020?
As per Celebrity Net Worth, Mel Gibson owns $425 million net worth. He has mainly collected such a hefty figure from his numerous hit action films and as a property investor.
The actor was embarked in the industry as a child and made his silver-screen debut with a role in a 1977 movie Summer City. He was paid $400 from the project. Gradually, Gibson landed in many iconic roles and directorial jobs in dozens of critically acclaimed films.
Here is the exclusive detail of his salary,
|Mad Max (1979)||$15,000|
|The River (1984)||$500,000|
|Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)||$1.2 million|
|Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)||$10 million|
|Maverick (1994)||$15 million|
|Ranson (1996)||$20 million|
|Conspiracy Theory (1997)||$20 million|
|Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)||$25 million|
|The Patriot (2000)||$25 million|
|Chicken Run (2000)||$1.63 million|
Furthermore, sharing the credit along with Madeleine Stowe, Greg Kinnear, Sam Elliott, Chris Klein, and Keri Russell, the Mad Max star appeared in a 2000 Vietnam War drama We Were Soldiers. He received a $25 million pay cheque for his work in the movie.
The year 2000 was one of the most fruitful annum for the actor as the commercially successful horror film Signs was his fourth project in the same year. For which, Gibson was again paid $25 million.
Is A Property Investor
Mel Gibson also has racked the significant portion of his wealth from his investments in multiple properties most of them are based in Malibu, Californian. He sold his 300-acre farm in the Kiewa Valley, Australia, for $6 million, in Dec 2004 and following which, the actor dropped $15 million on his Mago Island in Fiji. The latter he bought from Tokyu Corporation of Japan.
Furthermore, Gibson also sold his 45,000-acre ranch nestled in Montana to a neighbor in early 2005. He plunked down $26 million on a 400-acre (1.6 km2) ranch in Costa Rica, in April 2007. In July of that year, the actor also sold his 76-acre in Connecticut for a staggering $40 million.
He originally bought the property back in 1994 for $9 million. Also, in July, Mel sold his sprawling estate located in Malibu, California, for $30 million. He bought it for $24 million back in 2005.
Mel Gibson’s Malibu Estate Back On The Market For $14.5 Million
Mel Gibson has been struggling to sell his celeb-pedigreed Malibu home since 2017. It was first on the market for $17.5 million back in July 2017. In June of the following year, its price was reduced to $16.5 million.
In early 2019, the actor again listed the property, but this time for a discounted price of $14.5 million. It has five-bedroom and five-bathroom.
In late 2019, the director Gibson sold his controversial redevelopment Greenwich home for $13.2 million.
Drives Most Exotic Cars
Mel Gibson has a huge luxurious car collection and is often seen driving pretty cars that include a 2006 Mercedes Benz CLS 500 ($210,800), a 2008 Maserati Quattroporte, a BMW 7-Series, a 2008 Range Rover Sport HSE, a 2008 Range Rover Sport HSE, and more.
Is A Strong Donor
Mel Gibson has pursued a number of philanthropic endeavors, donating a large amount of money individually to many charitable organizations. In October 2014, the actor gave $10 million to The Mattel Children’s Hospital and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for international charity care. The huge donation provided further medical care to needy children from foreign countries.
Gibson also has contributed a substantial amount of money to Healing the Children and NIDA. Furthermore, the actor donated $0.5 million to the El Mirador Basin Project, intending to protect the area of virgin rain forest in Central America.
The actor also supports the non-profit organization, Angels At Risk, that focuses on education and other issues of drug and alcohol use and abuse in kids.
In a 2011 interview, talking about his philanthropic works, Gibson said,
It gives you perspective. It’s one of my faults, you tend to focus on yourself a lot. Which is not always the healthiest thing for your psyche or anything else. If you take a little time out to think about other people, it’s good. It’s uplifting
Gibson’s $425 Million Divorce Settlement With Robyn Moore Marks One Of The Highest In Hollywood
Mel Gibson made the headlines after his years-long divorce proceeding with his former wife Robyn Moore came to an end for a hefty $400 million divorce settlement. He first met his then-future-spouse Moore when she was a dental nurse in the late 1970s. The couple tied the knot on 7th 1980, in a Catholic church in Forestville.
They also have seven children; a daughter Hannah Gibson, born in 1980, and six sons; Edward Gibson (b. 1982), Christian Gibson (born in 1982), William Gibson (born in 1985), Louis Gibson (born in 1988), Milo Gibson (born in 1990), and Thomas Gibson (born in 1999).
Despite their decade-long of togetherness, the two separated on 29th July 2006, and Moore filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences on 13th April 2009. It was finalized after a couple of years.
Gibson later briefly dated Oksana Grigorieva, a Russian pianist. They also share a daughter named Lucia, born on 30th October 2009. The couple also did not last long and split in the following year.
In July 2010, Grigorieva accused him of domestic violence, and it was settled in August 2011. As a result, Grigorieva was awarded $750,000, and the couple has joint legal custody of their daughter.
As of 2020, the actor is dating Rosalind Ross, a former champion equestrian vaulter, and writer. They welcomed their first child and Gibson’s ninth child, a son named Lars Gerard, on 20th Jan 2017.
Mel Gibson was born on 3rd January 1956, in Peekskill, New York to Hutto Gibson, a writer, and Anne Patricia. He is the sixth of eleven siblings. His brother Donal Gibson is also an actor.
Gibson obtained his educational classes under the Congregation of Christian Brothers members at St Leo’s Catholic College in Wahroonga, New South Wales.