Bradley Cooper is a handsome American actor and filmmaker who catapulted to mega-stardom after starring in movies such as American Sniper, Guardians of The Galaxy and more recently A Star is Born. In the last few months, Cooper’s love life and his alleged affair with Lady Gaga has been making headlines, almost eclipsing all the hard work he has done in the last couple of years. We’re revealing everything from Bradley Cooper’s early childhood days, high profile romances, career, and net worth. Keep on reading to dive deeper into Bradley Cooper Net Worth.
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The star was born (get it?) on 5th January 1975, to Charles Cooper and Gloria Campano in Philadelphia. He is the couples’ second child since they welcomed daughter Holly before him two years prior to his birth. His mother worked for the local NBC affiliate, while his father worked as a stockbroker.
Cooper graduated from Germantown Academy in 1993. As a student there, he worked at the Philadelphia Daily News. After high school, he went to Georgetown University from which he graduated in 1997 with a degree in English. Three years later, in 2000, he received a Masters of Fine Arts in acting from the prestigious Actors Studio Drama School.
Bradley Cooper debut into the world of acting came in the guise of a guest stint in Sex and the City in 1999. The actor also attracted a lot of attention for his minor roles in Jack and Bobby, Globe Trekker, and Nip/Tuck.
He finally got his breakthrough role when he starred in the comedy Wet Hot American Summer, which is now considered a cult classic. His star power after he got a role in the classic Wedding Crashers, which went on to do really well at the box office. In 2005, he starred in Fox’s sitcom called Kitchen Confidential.
2009 proved to be a very successful year for Bradley Cooper because he bagged major starring roles in four different movies. One of them was The Hangover, which went on to become a massive hit and collected $467 million at the box office. He was paid a measly (when compared to his salary now) $600,000 for his role in Hangover.
The success of the movie inspired its sequel two years later, which garnered rave reviews and generated a lot of moolah. He was paid around $5 million for Hangover 2. He also starred in the thriller called Limitless, which proved to be a hit as well. In the same year, the blonde actor also appeared on Saturday Night Live for the first time.
In the years that followed Bradley Coopers, net worth grew a substantial amount and he was pocketing $15 to $20 million per movie. When flipping through his career highs and lows, 2012 is another one worth highlighting because of Cooper’s highly acclaimed performance in Silver Linings Playbook. This film cemented his star power and showcased his raw acting capabilities. Silver Linings Playbook was nominated for numerous awards where Cooper and his co-star Jennifer Lawrence were the talks of the town.
In 2014, Cooper branched out and provided the voice of Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy. Rocket Raccoon is a character he has voiced in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Avengers: Infinity War.
By 2018, Bradley Cooper had already established that he was an A-list Hollywood star who wasn’t going to anywhere. A Star Is Born cemented his name in the group of Hollywood’s most iconic actors.
The film is a remake of Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson’s hit movie. The original was extremely successful at the box office, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper starrer is no exception.
The movie was directed and produced by Cooper for $36 million, but guess how much the movie made at the box office? The musical drama has raked in an extraordinary $425 million so far. A Star Is Born was a magnet when it came to winning to some of the prestigious awards in the industry, including eight Academy Award nominations.
The A-list actor dated a slew of beautiful models in the past, including a two-year relationship with Suki Waterhouse. Prior to dating the English model, he dated co-star Zoe Saldana for three years. According to the rumor mill, Cooper briefly dated Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz.
In December 2005, he began dating actress Jennifer Esposito before proposing to her in October 2006. The couple married in December 2006, and a year later they divorced to the surprise of the world.
One of the longest relationships he has had was with Russian model Irina Shayk with whom he shares a daughter, Lea De Seine Shayk Cooper. Their split came amid speculations of an affair with A Star is Born co-star Lady Gaga. Their chemistry in the movie and during their Academy Award performance had people convinced that there was more than just friendship there. At the time Lady Gaga had just broken up with fiancé Christian Carino, which had only added flame to the fire.
As of 2020, Bradley Cooper net worth is estimated to be $100 million.
Bradly Cooper’s net worth has increased exponentially by 2019 from when he first started as a struggling actor. He has also added director and producer to his resume, which has contributed to his net worth. The blue-eyed actor produced movies such as Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, and American Sniper. He also earned Oscar nominations for all three films. Thus far his directorial efforts only include A Star is Born, which made it to the list of top 10 movies released in 2018.