One of the famous actor in his times for his dashing looks was Cary Grant. He was one of the classic Hollywood actors. His full name is Archibald Alec Leach. He began his acting career in the early 1930s. He was then famous for his transatlantic accent.
The English-American actor, Cary, played many roles in different successful movies of his times. He is also regarded as the 2nd greatest male star of all time. If you think he made his fortune only through his acting career then, you are wrong. He was also into the business which made him rich in the early 1930s. Read more to know about Cary Grant’s net worth, salary, and his assets:
Cary Grants was born on January 18, 1904. He was born in Horfield, Bristol, United Kingdom. As an acting aspirant, he began performing with a troupe from the age of six. He toured the country as a stage performer and then decided to stay in New York City soon after he performed there.
Cary Grants in his movie LSD's Therapy
Source: NY Mag
Cary started his onscreen career with some crime movies, however, he gained fame for romantic comedies such as The Awful Truth, Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday and The Philadelphia Story. He is still praised for his acting in Charade which released in 1963.
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He has played in at least 43 movies.
Not only in acting world, but he also succeeded in the business world. He started investing in shares market which made him a wealthy man in his early years. Then he also invested in real estate development in Acapulco. His friend David Niven once said:
"Before computers went into general release, Cary had one in his brain"
Cary Grants as a style icon
Source: He Spoke Style
After Grant retired from the screen, he became active in his business. He was on the board of directors of Faberge. He grew the company so much that the annual revenue increased to $50 million. He, later on, was appointed as director of MGM. This way he was on board of MGM films as well as MGM Grand Hotels.
At the time of his death on November 29, 1986, his net worth was $10 million. He charged around $300,000 per movie. Although he earned pretty much as an actor, his fortune rose after he became active in the business. He even used the private planes to fly to see his daughter and her mother.
Cary Grants with his daughter and his then-wife
Even though the star is no more with us, his legacy lives forever. He became successful in both the sectors he stepped foot on.