Best known for his role in numerous movies such as ‘Ghost Rider’, ‘Leaving Las Vegas’ and ‘National Treasure’, Nicholas Cage seems to appear as one of the highest-paid Hollywood actors alongside Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, Keanu Reeves and many more big names in the film industry.
Well, with nearly 40 years of experience in the film industry either as actor, producer or also director, Nicholas is likely to have gathered a large net worth as of 2021. Known, this 57-year-old is reported to have ‘blown’ much of his money on a variety of things. Surely, many fans really know Nicholas Cage’s net worth at this time.
What Is Nicholas Cage’s Net Worth?
CNBC has reported that Nicholas once has a net worth of $150 million, unfortunately, the number has now shrunk to $25 million, as of 2020. His net worth at one time was ever much higher, over$100 million, once earning at least $200 million from movie salaries alone. Nicholas was once a top earner in Hollywood who grossed around $150 million.
How Does Nicholas Cage Make Money?
Most of Nicholas’s worth comes from his acting career. He earned more than $150 million from acting salaries between 1996 and 2011 alone. His earnings from ‘Snake Eyes’ is roughly $16 million. He earned around $20 million for his acting salaries in Gone in Sixty Seconds’ movie. For his salary in the film ‘Windstalker’ and ‘National Treasure’, Nicholas earned $20 million each.
Aside from earning money from his acting career, Nicholas also made money through his directorial debut in Sonny (2002). Nicholas has produced ‘The Dresden Files’ and ‘Shadow of the Vampire’.
Nicholas was the voice actor for ‘Teen Titans Go! To the Movies’ and also ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Universe’. In 2019, he was the narrator of the film ‘Love, Antosha’, a documentary film which was made by Irina Yelchin and Viktor about their late son Anton Yelchin.
As an avid comic fan, Nicholas auctioned a collection of 400 vintage comics for over $1.6 million in 2002. Known, Nicholas and his son Wetson created a comic book named ‘Voodoo Child’ in 2007. He also collects Robert Williams’ works who was popular as an underground comic artist.
How Does Nicholas Cage Spend Money?
Once having a net worth of $ 150 million seemed to make Nicholas not want to waste his high spending cravings. Not surprisingly, as income increases, spending habits are also the same. Reportedly, Nick is not wise in spending his money. His extravagant spending is rather well known these days.
Unfortunately, Nick did not hold his fortune for long. He actually squandered it away on a string of expensive eccentric purchases which got him to face foreclosure on numerous properties and having the IRS $6.3 million in property taxes.
Here’s a glimpse at some of Nicholas’ craziest purchases, as noted in CNBC’s ‘The Filthy Rich Guide’!
- His 15 residences include a $15.7 million countryside estate in Newport, Rhode Island, a $25 million waterfront home in Newport Beach, California and an $8.5 million abode in Las Vegas.
- Nicholas also owned a $3.4 million infamous Lalaurie mansion in New Orleans which is known as one of the most haunted houses in America.
- He also purchased not one, but two castles over in Europe for $10 million and $2.3 million.
- Around $450,000, he spent for the late Shah of Iran’s Lamborghini.
- Nicholas spent yet another $150,000 on the first Superman comic.
- Around $150,000 on a pet octopus.
- About $3 million earned him a deserted island in the Bahamas.
- Nicholas purchased a 70-million-year-old dinosaur skull for $276,000. However, this artifact was stolen and he should return it to the Mongolian government.
- Known, he also bought shrunken pygmy heads.
Apart from his extravagant lifestyle, Nicholas is known as a very generous Hollywood star. He totally donated around $2 million to Amnesty International which accommodates and cares and rehabilitates children around the world who are forced to fight in conflict.
He also donated roughly $1 million to victims in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. He supports ArtWorks to raise the awareness of fundamental rights at work. Nicholas was then awarded the Humanitarian Award from the United Nations for his charitable acts.
Nicholas Cage’s Career
Nicholas began his acting career in 1982 when he starred on his film debut with the coming-of-age movie ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’. From that time, he worked well throughout the 80s and early 90s in numerous popular films, including:
- Valley Girl
- Raising Arizona
- Peggy Sue Got Married
- Honeymoon in Vegas
- Con Air
- Gone in Sixty Seconds
- The Rock
- The Family Man
His second-highest-grossing film was ‘National Treasure’ in 2004 to date. Regardless of his success in a lot of big-budget action films, most of his lower-profile movies have been box office letdowns compared to his action that tend to be massive successes.
In 2016, Nicholas starred in ‘World Trade Center’ and ‘Too Tough to Die’. The following year, he successfully appeared in some movies ‘The Dresden Files’ and its sequel, ‘Ghost Rider’ and ‘National Treasure: Book of Secrets’.
The year 2010 was a magical year for him when he starred in a historical film ‘Season of Witch’ which appeared as the witch, ‘Balthazar’. Between 2011 to 2013, Nicholas starred in plenty of films, they are the animated films, ‘The Croods’, ‘Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance’, ‘Seeking Justice’, and ‘Trespass’.
Nicholas Cage’s Achievement
Nicholas won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his starring role in 1996 for ‘Leaving Las Vegas’ film. That same year, he also won the Golden Globe Awards for his role. Nicholas was nominated for his portrayal as screenwriter of Charlie Kaufman in 2002’s Adaptation. Moreover, he has been nominated for BAFTAs, Screen Actors Guild Award and more.
Nicholas was named with the Toronto film Critics’ Association Award for Best Actor for ‘Adaptation’. He was also awarded with the Creative Coalition Spotlight Initiative Award for his work in Color Out of Space (2018) at the Toronto International Film Festival.
In 1998, Nicholas was granted a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was given an honorary doctorate in fine arts by California State University in 2001.