How much was Patrick Swayze worth? $40 million
How did Patrick Swayze earn his money and wealth?
Patrick Swayze was an actor from the US, singer, songwriter and a dancer. He had a net worth of $40 million in the year 2009 when he died. He collected his net worth through his film and TV career. He was into movies and television for more than 30 years. Patrick was well known for tough guy performances. He used to also play the romantic lead in some movies. He was the main lead in Ghost and Dirty Dancing. Patrick Swayze was named the “Sexiest Man Alive” in 1991 by the People magazine.
He was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer in the pancreas. That was in January 2008. He expired from cancer on September 14th, 2009. His last role was in the A&E TV series, The Beast. The show was aired on January 15th, 2009. In high school, he was interested in athletics. Patrick shifted to NYC in the 1970s. He then received dance training at the ballet school in New York and later got his first professional gig with Disney on Parade. Swayze was then offered the role of Danny Zuko in the Broadway production “Grease”. In the late 1970s, he made his film debut in the movie Skatetown, USA. However, Patrick became really famous once he appeared in the 1983 film, “The Outsiders”. Over the years, Patrick Swayze has worked with stars such as Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise, Emilio Estevez, and Rob Lowe.
In 2001, he appeared in Donnie Darko, wherein he played a famous motivational speaker revealed to be a closeted pedophile. In 2002, he co-starred with Billy Bob Thornton and Charlize Theron in Waking Up in Reno, which focuses on two redneck couples taking a road trip from Little Rock to Reno to see a monster truck rally. In 2004, he played Allan Quatermain in King Solomon’s Mines and had a cameo appearance in the Dirty Dancing prequel, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, as an unnamed dance instructor.
Swayze made his West End theatre début in the musical Guys and Dolls as Nathan Detroit on July 27, 2006, alongside Neil Jerzak, and remained in the role until November 25, 2006. His previous appearances on the Broadway stage had included productions of Goodtime Charley (1975) and Chicago. Swayze also provided the voice for Cash the country music band dog in The Fox and the Hound 2 (2006), and in 2007 he starred in the film Christmas in Wonderland. Swayze played an aging rock star in Powder Blue (2008), co-starring his younger brother Don in their first film together. In his final role, Swayze starred in the A&E FBI drama The Beast, filmed in Chicago, as FBI Agent Charles Barker.
He got his well-deserved recognition after the appearance in the 1985 miniseries, North and South. Swayze then appeared in the 1987 low budget movie, Dirty Dancing. He was paired opposite Jennifer Grey in this movie. Dirty Dancing was a huge success.
What are the highest grossing movies of Patrick Swayze?
- Ghost: $217,631,306
- Dirty Dancing: $63,954,274
- Point Break: $43,218,387
- Red Dawn (1984): $38,376,497
- To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar: $36,474,193
- Uncommon Valor: $30,503,151
- Road House: $30,050,028
- Next of Kin: $15,942,628
- Youngblood: $15,448,384
- City of Joy: $14,683,921
- Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights: $14,161,590 (Cameo)
- Black Dog: $12,951,088
- Tall Tale: $8,247,627
- Three Wishes: $7,027,517
- Grandview, USA: $4,743,119
- Father Hood: $3,418,141
- Keeping Mum: $1,619,466
- Donnie Darko (2017 Re-Release): $1,478,493
- Steel Dawn: $562,187
- Tiger Warsaw: $422,667
- Green Dragon: $281,803
- Waking Up in Reno: $267,109
- Christmas in Wonderland: $689
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