Brad Pitt needs no introduction. He is one of the most talented and jaw-droppingly handsome men of his generation. The A-list actor has worked on some incredible movies that have showcased his ability to mold himself into any character that he portrays. His recent divorce from ex-wife Angelina Jolie might have put a dent in Brad Pitt Net Worth. But, his dapper appearance with co-star Leonardo Dicaprio at the Cannes Film Festival got tongues wagging, with many wondering how wealthy Brad Pitt is in 2019, post-divorce.
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William Bradley Pitt was born on December 18, 1963, Shawnee, Oklahoma to Jane Etta and William Alvin Pitt. The couple later moved to Springfield, Missouri where they raised both Brad and his younger brother Douglas Pitt. The boys were raised as Baptists in a very conservative household.
Brad went to Kickapoo High School in Springfield, Missouri, where he was a part of the tennis, swimming and golf teams. Young Pitt dreamt of becoming a journalist; in 1982 he enrolled in University of Missouri to study journalism; however, his passion for the subject was cut short after he started taking acting lessons from Roy London. This is the time when he decided that he wanted to pursue a career in acting, and he headed off to Hollywood.
Given his good looks, charm, wit, and talent, Pitt was a hit with the ladies from an early age. He was a swoon-worthy jock in high school and became a certified heartthrob when he entered the Hollywood circle. Pitt dated slew of ‘it’ girls such as actress Gwyneth Paltrow who he dated for three years from 1994 to 1997. His next high-profile relationship was with Jennifer Aniston whom he later married.
Aniston and Pitt were the fairy tale couple everyone dreamt of becoming. The world’s media was obsessed with their relationship and every week they’d be on the cover of at least one tabloid. Sadly, the couple wasn’t destined to have a happy ending, and divorced in 2005, after five years of marriage. You could almost hear hearts shattering across the world; America’s favorite couple was no more. Many speculated Pitt had been unfaithful to his wife with Angelina Jolie on the set of their movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
At the time Angelina and Brad were subtle about their budding romance, and even when they felt comfortable enough to flaunt it, they always denied having an affair during his marriage with Aniston. The A-list actor developed a close bond with Jolie’s adopted son Maddox Chivan Jolie, whom he later adopted.
The Jolie-Pitt brood expanded when the actors adopted Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt adopted her from an orphanage in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 2005 when she just six months old. The couples’ relationship quickly escalated to the next level after announcing Jolie was pregnant with their first biological child. Angelina Jolie gave birth to Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt on May 27, 2006. Having three children in their family wasn’t enough for the Jolie-Pitts, in 2007 the Hollywood legends adopted Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt from an orphanage called Tam Binh Orphan Center in Vietnam.
After becoming a family of four, you’d think they’d think twice about adopting or procreating more babies, right? Well, you’re wrong! Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt’s then girlfriend, gave birth to twins Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt and Knox Léon Jolie-Pitt on July 12, 2008, in Nice, France although there have been speculations that the love birds were planning on either having more babies or adopting more children, that never happened.
After staying together for ten years, (which is forever in Hollywood standards) Brad Pitt and Angeline got married on August 23, 2014. Sadly, much to everyone’s shock the couple decided to separate in September 2016, after two years of marriage.
The Benjamin Button star started his career in 1987 with minor roles in movies such as Less Than Zero, No Man’s Land, and No Way Out. When he was just starting out in films such as Digital Spy and Thelma and Louise, he earned up to $6,000 for his roles. The handsome actor also appeared in a couple of episodes of NBC’s Another World.
After Another World, he had a small role in the movie 21 Jump Street, which caught the attention of Hollywood producers and directors. Next, he was signed up to play the lead in The Dark Side Of The Sun.
In 1994 he starred alongside Tom Cruise in the iconic movie Interview With The Vampire. This role solidified his presence in the industry and set him up for bigger and better roles. The film did exceptionally well at the box office, and critics lauded brad Pitt’s portrayal of Louis.
The following year he starred alongside big stars such as Morgan Freeman and Gwyneth Paltrow in Seven. The multi-starrer was a massive hit at the box-office, earning a whopping $327 million. And, that helped the actor to make his fortune and caused a rise in Brad Pitt Net Worth.
During the next few years, he appeared in numerous successful films such as Sleepers, the tearjerker Meet Joe Black, and also The Devil’s Own. In 1999, Brad was the cast in the Fight Club which is considered as one of his most popular movies.
In 2001, Pitt was part of Ocean’s Eleven starring alongside big stars such as Matt Damon, George Clooney, and Julia Roberts. The excellent plotline and slew of major actors helped to make the movie a major hit at the box office generating $450 million worldwide.
Fast forward to 2003, he dipped his toe into working on something different; he started lending his voice to animated movies. Some noteworthy animated movie he has worked on is Sinbad: The Legend of the Seven Seas’ and King of the Hill. Speaking of Brad Pitts iconic roles, one cannot forget 2004’s hit movie Troy, in which Pitt plays the role of Achilles.
Other noteworthy movies by the acclaimed actor include Fury, Inglorious Bastards, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Allied, World War Z, and Moneyball.
In September 2016, before they announced their separation, an “incident” reportedly went down on a private plane between Pitt and his kids. The Los Angeles Department of Child and Family Services and FBI had to get involved even though hardly any details were leaked to the press.
That “incident,” which allegedly involved Pitt and son Maddox Jolie-Pitt, is said to be what pushed Jolie to file for divorce from her husband. However, in an interview with Vanity Fair in 2017, she made it pretty obvious she didn’t want to talk on the record about what happened on the plane.
After three years of separation, the former couple’s divorce was finalized in May 2019. They reached an agreement on the custody of their six children without the need for a trial. The details of the divorce, spousal support, and the children’s custody have all been kept under wraps. According to reports both Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have put their grievances aside, and are focused on co-parenting their children in a healthy and supportive environment.
In 2015, Pitt earned $16 million. That year, he signed on to do the sequel for World War Z — and was listed as 28th on Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid actors, landing on the same spot as Jonah Hill.
He made $31.5 million in 2016. The following year his earnings nearly doubled from the previous year. The Big Short led to big a big payday for Pitt, who had acted and produced in the Academy Award-winning film. He barely made it onto Forbes’ list of the 100 highest-paid celebrities in 2016, landing on number 94.
When Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, Forbes calculated that since their marriage in 2014, they’d made a combined $117.5 million pre-tax. At the time, the magazine noted that Brad Pitt’s fortune, since Forbes’ first assessment in 1999, soars above a staggering $379.5 million.”
As of 2021, Brad Pitt Net Worth is reportedly $250 Million.
Between countless starring roles in blockbuster movies, and his production company Plan B, Pitt has accumulated quite an impressive bank account. And if the number of upcoming acting and producing credits are any indication, that monstrous net worth is going to get even higher.