Macaulay Culkin is an American actor and musician from New York. He became famous for portraying the role of ‘Kevin McCallister’ in the movie ‘Home Alone’ and ‘Home Alone 2: Lost in New York’. By the way, how much is Macaulay Culkin’s net worth? Let us find out that information here.
Macaulay Culkin’s net worth
Macaulay Culkin is a retired actor who has a net worth of $18 million dollars. He became popular after starring in a string of early 1990s hit films, most notably “Home Alone”. At the peak of Culkin’s career, he was one of the highest-paid in the world, and most powerful actors, child or adult, in the entire movie business. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Culkin took time off from acting, but since that, he begun appearing again in television and film roles and independent films.
Over the years, Macaulay Culkin has been the subject of many erroneous tabloid stories about his life. The media cannot seem to understand that he is a fairly normal adult who has selected to live his life privately away from magazine front pages and Hollywood. His fellow actor and childhood named friend Seth Green is a defender of Macaulay (aka Mac). In an interview on Marc Maron’s podcast, Seth Green said that Macaulay simply does not care about what the news media says related to him. Macaulay is apparently happy to live a life with millions of dollars in the bank away from the spotlight.
In the text below, we are going to share Macaulay Culkin’s salary per movie.
- Uncle Buck (1989): $40 thousand
- Home Alone (1990): $100 thousand
- My Girl (1991): $1 million
- Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992): $4.5 million
- The Good Son (1993): $1.5 million
- Getting Even with Dad (1994): $8 million
- Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1994): $8 million
Total: $23.5 million
For note: Earning $23.5 million between 1989 and 1994 is the same as earning $40 million right now after adjusting for inflation.
Does Culkin get royalties for Home Alone?
Macaulay Culkin reportedly does not make any money from Home Alone as he is not entitled to royalties. Need to know that royalties are payments to owners of the property for use of that property, however they are not usually given to actors, unless stated otherwise in the contract. Because Macaulay Culkin was 10 years old at the time, and the triumph of Home Alone was not appraised fully before the release, he is likely to not still get paid for his incredible role.
For Home Alone, Macaulay Culkin got $100,000 to play the role of Kevin McCallister, a little kid who is left home alone during the Christmas holidays. The film “Home Alone” reached a total gross of $476.7 million, and also it held the record for the highest-grossing live-action comedy ever until 2011.
Macaulay Culkin’s Career
At age four, Macaulay Culkin began working in the entertainment industry, taking parts in small theatre productions and TV movies, as well as small television and film roles. One of his performances which is still-memorable from this time was starring with John Candy in comedy film “Uncle Buck” that was directed by John Hughes” in 1989.
In the year of 1990, his breakthrough came, when he was cast as Kevin McCallister in another John Hughes film, Home Alone. He was nominated for a Golden Globe award for the Best Actor. Also, he won an American Comedy Award and Young Artist Award. The next year, Macaulay Culkin starred in a Saturday morning cartoon series “Wish Kid.” Also, he hosted Saturday Night Live and made an appearance in Michael’s Jackson’s Black or White music video. Later, in 1991, Culkin starred opposite Anna Chlumsky in My Girl.
In the year of 1992, Macaulay Culkin was paid $4.5 million dollars to reprise his role of Kevin in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. He was compensated around $110,000 for the original film “Home Alone.” In 1993, he turned to another role, when he starred as Henry in the drama “The Good Son.” Culkin was nominated for an MTV Movie Award for the Best Villian for his role. In addition, he had been a student at the School of American Ballet and also starred in a filmed version of “The Nutcracker.” In the year of 1994, after he had a string of poor box office performers with “The Pagemaster,” “Getting Even with Dad,” and “Richie Rich,” he took a 4-year hiatus from acting and eventually attended a private high school in New York City.
Here are some of the best highlights from his career:
- Home Alone (Movie, 1990)
- My Girl (Movie, 1991)
- American Comedy Awards (1991)
- Home Alone 2 (1992)
- The Nutcracker (Movie, 1993)
- Kids Choice Awards (1993)
- Party Monster (Movie, 2003)
- Saved! (Movie, 2004)
- Adam Green’s Aladdin (Movie, 2015)
- Changeland (Movie, 2018)
Macaulay Culkin’s Early Life and Personal Life
After we talk about Macaulay Culkin’s net worth and career, now you may want to know information about Culkin’s early life and personal life. Just continue the following text to find out that information.
On August 26, 1980, Macaulay Culkin was born in Manhattan, New York City. His father (Christopher Culkin) is a former Broadway actor. In fact, his mother (Patricia Brentrup) and his father never married. Macaulay Culkin was named after Thomas Babington Macaulay. Macaulay Culkin is one of seven children and some his siblings are actors too. He went to a Catholic school, St. Joseph’s School of Yorkville, for 5 years before attending the Professional Children’s School.
For his personal life, previously Macaulay Culkin was engaged to Mila Kunis. Then, he was married to actress Rachel Miner from 1998 – 2002. Since 2017, he has been in a relationship with Changeland co-star Brenda Song. Also, Macualay Culkin reportedly has apartments in Paris and New York City. Culkin has owned his New York City apartment since the early 2000s.