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Bruce Willis' Acting Career Spans 4 Decades: Is his Net worth as Impressive?

Updated On 06 Mar, 2018 Published On

One of the most popular entertainers in Hollywood, Walter Bruce Willis, a.k.a. Bruce Willis, is an American actor, producer, and singer best known for his portrayal of David Addison Jr. from 1985 to 1989 in the TV series Moonlight. In the show, he appeared alongside Cybill Shepherd, Allyce Beasley, and many others. With appearances in more than two dozen films and TV shows, Willis has an estimated net worth of $180 million. 

Born on 19th March 1955, the 62-year-old started his acting career back in 1979, and as a producer, he has worked in films like Sunset, The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course and many others. He is married to English model and actress Emma Heming.  

Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis

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Here we are going to share some details about the actor cum producer's net worth, salary, career, and awards. 

Bruce Willis net worth and salary

As of 2018, Bruce Willis has an estimated net worth of $180 million. He is one of the highest-paid actors in the industry with the salary ranging from  $10 million to $30 million per movie. 

Bruce's biggest income was back in 1999 for his appearance in The Sixth Sense. He was paid a massive salary of $14 million for the film. In the year, he earned a jaw-dropping $100 million. Wikipedia has listed him second in the list of highest-earnings actors in films. He was succeeded by Keanu Reeves in the first place with an earning of $156 million in the year 2003. Likewise, following him in the third place is Tom Cruise with an earning of $100 million in the year 2000. 

 

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Meanwhile, his income from films like Magic City, Vice, Five Against a Bullet, and Labor of Love was $26 million, $12.4 million, $19.4 million and $31.4 million respectively. 

Moreover, sources also claim that the actor has an estimated yearly income of $21.17 million on average and he also earns almost $5 million through endorsement deals and sponsorships. 

Bruce Willis endorsing Donald Trump

Bruce Willis endorsing Donald Trump

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Moreover, The Richest claims that in the year 2008, he made a staggering $41 million and back in 2007, he received a pay cheque of $25 million for his portrayal of John McClane in film Live Free or Die Hard

Bruce Willis Properties

When it comes to real estate, Bruce is not the kind to get overly attached to a house. The actor is known to buy new while selling old ones. 

Recently, in January of 2018, the actor listed his New York City Delux up for sale. The duplex apartment covers 6,000 sq ft and features six bedrooms and 4.5 baths. He listed the apartment for $17.75 million. Bruce's wife purchased the apartment almost three years ago for $16.995 million. 

Bruce Willis' former NYC Apartment

Bruce Willis' former NYC Apartment

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In February 2018, it was reported that the actor and his wife were all set to buy a new apartment in New York City worth $7.9 million. The apartment features four bedrooms, four bathrooms and covers 3,055 sq ft. 

Bruce Willis $7.9 million New York City apartment

Bruce Willis' $7.9 million New York City apartment

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Likewise, the actor owns houses and properties in places around the world. His Parrot Cay, Idaho, mansion has a gym and is reportedly worth to the tune of $15 million. 

Bruce Willis Idaho Mansion

Bruce Willis Idaho Mansion

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Moving on to cars, Bruce has a collection of some old-school cars. He owns a 1957 Corvette which has a price tag ranging from $70,000 to $90,000. Another Chevrolet car he owns is a 1967 Corvette Roadster. It's price ranges from $110,000 to $150,000. 

Bruce Willis' 1967 Corvette Roadster

Bruce Willis' 1967 Corvette Roadster

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Some other cars he has been spotted driving in are a Bentley Continental GTC, price range: above $196,000, and a 1968 Shelby Mustang GT 500, priced between $150,000 to $175,000. 

Bruce Willis' Bentley Continental GTC

Bruce Willis' Bentley Continental GTC

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He also owns a 1968 Pontiac Firebird 400 worth over $30,000, 1969 Dodge Charger worth over $50,000 and a 1995 Bel Air Nomad worth over $40,000. 

Bruce Willis career and awards

Willis started his career as an actor through off-Broadway stages. He made his debut as a TV and film actor in 1980. In the year, he appeared as a minor character in TV show A Guru Comes followed by an uncredited role in the film The First Deadly Sin

He later appeared on film in 1982 which was a minor character in the film The Verdict. But on TV, he did not appear until 1984 which was also a minor role. 

But in the following year, he hit the jackpot as he was cast as a regular character in 1985's Moonlight as David Addison Jr. The role can be considered his breakthrough work as he won a Golden Globe Award, a People's Choice Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award for the role. Similarly, he was also nominated for other awards. He worked on the series till 1989 and appeared in a total of 65 episodes. 

Watch Bruce in his breakthrough TV show Moonlight

After the breakthrough, Willis became the center of attention and a mainstream actor. Following the success, he also made his debut as a producer. In 1988, he served as a co-executive producer for the movie Sunset in which he also portrayed the role of Tom Mix. 

Throughout the late 80's and early 90's, he appeared in numerous films and TV shows (including voice acting) like In Country, Mortal Thoughts, Hudson Hawk, The Return of Bruno, Roseanne, and many others. Among these works, one that sticks out the most is his portrayal of Eddie Hawkins in 1991's film Hudson Hawk. As he also served as a writer in the movie, he was awarded a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screenplay followed by a nomination for another one for Worst Actor

However, this did not hold him down as in the following years; he appeared in some award-winning hit films like The Sixth Sense, Live Free or Die Hard, Moonrise Kingdom, Friends, and many others. 

Watch Bruce Willis on Friends

Somewhere between these hit films, he again won some Golden Raspberry Award, but he is still an elite actor and is considered the best. As of 2018, four of his films are all set to release. The first films to release is Death Wish, and other three films The Bombing, Acts of Violence and Reprisal are under production and will soon release in 2018. 

Watch the trailer to Death Wish

Meanwhile, Bruce is currently working on movies that will release in 2018 and later, like Glass, Motherless Brooklyn and Die Hard: Year One

Bruce Willis awards

To date, Willis has won numerous awards. His first award was a Golden Globe  that he won in 1987. He has also won three Primetime Emmy Awards in 1986, 1987, and 2000; an American Cinematheque Award in 2000; and two Blockbuster Entertainment Awards in 1999 and 2000. 

Watch Bruce Willis receive his first Golden Globe Award

In 1987, he won a Sour Apple Award, an Online Film & Television Association in 2000, two People's Choice Awards in 1986 and 2000 and many others. 

The actor has also won awards for bad performances like a Golden Raspberry Award and The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards. 

Bruce Willis' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Bruce Willis' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Moreover, the actor was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and New Jersey Walk of Fame in 2006 and 2011 respectively.