How much was Paul Newman worth? $80 million
How did Paul Newman earn his money and wealth?
Paul Newman (American film director, race car driver, car racing enthusiast, entrepreneur and actor) has an estimated net worth of $50 million previously in 2013. Paul Leonard Newman was born on January 26, 1925 in Shaker Heights, Ohio USA. Newman died of lung cancer on September 26, 2008 in Westport, Connecticut at the age of 83. He was a graduate of Kenyon College and Ohio University. From 1958 until his death in 2008, Newman was married to Joanne Woodward. He had six children named Allan, Stephanie, Susan, Elinor, Melissa, and Claire.
Throughout his entire career as an actor, Newman won an Academy award for his appearance in Martin Scorsese’s The Color of Money. He also earned eight Academy Award nominations, a BAFTA Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award, an Emmy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and six Golden Globe Awards.
Some of his famous projects among many as an actor include Somebody Up There Likes Me, The Long, Hot Summer, The Hustler, Sweet Bird of Youth, Hemingway’s Adventures of a Young Man, Hud, Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Once Upon a Wheel (1971- TV program), Absence of Malice, The Verdict, The Color of Money, Nobody’s Fool, Message in a Bottle, Road to Perdition, Our Town and Empire Falls.
Newman’s last movie appearance was as a conflicted mob boss in the 2002 film Road to Perdition opposite Tom Hanks, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. His last appearance overall, although he continued to provide voice work for films, was in 2005 in the HBO mini-series Empire Falls (based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Richard Russo) in which he played the dissolute father of the protagonist, Miles Roby, and for which he won a Golden Globe and a Primetime Emmy. In 2006, in keeping with his strong interest in car racing, he provided the voice of Doc Hudson, a retired race car, in Disney/Pixar’s Cars.
He was also one of the founders of the food company Newman’s Own whose royalties and all tax-profits are donated to charities. Newman retired from acting in May 2007, “You start to lose your memory, you start to lose your confidence, and you start to lose your invention. So I think that’s pretty much a closed book for me.”
What are the highest grossing movies of Paul Newman?
1. Cars (Voice): $244,082,982
2. The Sting: $156,000,000
3. The Towering Inferno: $116,000,000
4. Road to Perdition: $104,454,762
5. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: $102,308,889
6. The Verdict: $53,977,250
7. Message in a Bottle: $52,880,016
8. The Color of Money: $52,293,982
9. Absence of Malice: $40,716,963
10. Nobody’s Fool: $39,491,975
11. Fort Apache, The Bronx: $29,200,000
12. Slap Shot: $28,000,000
13. Twilight: $15,055,091
14. Mr. & Mrs. Bridge: $7,698,010
15. Where the Money Is: $5,661,798
16. Harry and Son: $4,864,980
17. When Time Ran Out: $3,763,988
18. Fat Man and Little Boy: $3,563,162
19. The Hudsucker Proxy: $2,816,518
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