How much was Paul Walker worth? $25 Million
How did Paul Walker earn his money and wealth?
Paul Walker, a name that will always remain in our minds for his role in the flick The Fast and Furious Series rose to the stardom with this movie and gained international fame in a very short span of time. Born in September 1973 in Glendale, California, Paul Walker began his career in 1986 from the TV shows such as The Young and the Restless, Throb and Touched by an Angel. After struggling for many years, he finally came into limelight with his movie Pleasantville released in 1998 where he portrayed the role of town stud. It was his first hit and opened the doors to his success.
He did many supporting roles in movies Pleasantville (1998), Varsity Blues (1999), She’s All That (1999), and The Skulls (2000). But the walker’s breakthrough role arrived in 2001 when he was signed opposite Vin Diesel in the Fast and Furious. With this movie, he became a household name and a notable star. He continued to gain fame by acting in the movies Joy Ride (2001), Timeline (2003), and Into the Blue (2005). His movie Eight Below released in 2006 opened the weekend with US$20 million. He won the 2014 MTV Movie Award along with Vin Diesel for the best on-screen duo.
Paul Walker was not only a talented actor but was a good human being. He founded the charity “Reach out Worldwide (ROWW), an organization providing relief funds to the people and the areas affected by natural disasters. He was chosen as one of the youngest stars to be featured on the cover of Vanity Fair’s annual Hollywood issue in April (2000). Walker died on November 13, 2013, in a car accident along with his friend and driver Roger Rodas. It is reported that the old age of tires was the cause of his death and both Walker and the driver were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Numerous Hollywood stars paid tribute to Walker on Social Media.
Walker had wrapped up the shooting of Brick Mansions while working on Fast & Furious 7 still on. Both movies went on to premiere in 2014 and 2015 respectively and proved to be commercial successes. As a tribute, Wiz Khalifa, written and composed the song “See you Again”.The song appeared on Fast and Furious 7 soundtrack. The song was nominated for Golden Globe Awards in the category of the Best Original Song. It had the highest number of views for any video on YouTube for a long time before “Despacito” took over.
His three movies Hours (2013), Brick Mansions (2014) and Furious 7 (2015) that he was doing at that time were released after his death. Paul Walker dated Rebecca McBrain for few years and both have one daughter, Meadow Rain Walker. At the time of death, he was dating Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell.
What are the highest grossing movies of Paul Walker?
- Meet the Deedles (1998): $4.31 million
- Pleasantville (1998): $40.57 million
- Varsity Blues (1999): $52.89 million
- The Fast and the Furious (2001): $144.53 million
- 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003): $127.15 million
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