In the last few hours, famed British actor Roger Moore died. Moore was known well for many roles, but he was best known for his work as James Bond.
So how much was Roger Moore net worth when he died?
Roger Moore had an over 60 year career in acting. He started as a model in the 1950s. In the late 1950s, however, he got a deal with MGM that would change his life.
He did several relatively unknown films for MGM before moving to TV. Nevertheless, MGM pushed the obscure model into the limelight.
In the 60s and 70s, Moore did a bunch of TV series. Those included Ivanhoe, The Alaskans, and The Persuaders. By the time of The Persuaders, Moore was so well known that he was able to convince the producers to pay him $1 million per season. He became the highest paid actor of his time.
But what Roger Moore is remembered for is his work as James Bond. During the 1970s and 80s, Moore’s name became synonymous with James Bond.
The first movie that Moore played Bond in was Live and Let Die in the early 1970s. From then, he went on to play Bond several other films, until he retired in the mid 80s. He also appeared in several non-Bond films during that time.
While Moore made plenty of money over that time, he avoided paying taxes by leaving the UK and living in Monaco and Switzerland.
Roger Moore was one of the highest paid actors of his time. His James Bond films earned several billion dollars, for which he got significant royalties. In addition to making $1 million per season of his later shows, he made a few million dollars per Bond movie.
Moore also had money as a result of his marriage to Kiki Tholstrup. After divorcing Luisa Mattioli (and losing $10 million in the process), Moore married Tholstrup, who was part of a rich family worth around $50 million.
In total, we estimate Roger Moore net worth at the time of his passing to be around $100 million.