The action star has amassed a fortune of $90 million over the course of his three-decade acting career.
With martial arts and acting skills, Jason Statham has made his mark to become one of Hollywood’s highest-paid stars. His earnings and net worth have charted a successful career as an action movie actor.
According to The Richest, the British actor’s monthly income is estimated to be more than 3 million USD and his annual revenue is about 40 million USD, the remuneration per film is about 15-20 million USD.
Unexpected turn in career
The actor with a muscular body was born in 1967 in Shirebrook (Derbyshire, England). His father, Barry, is a street vendor and his mother Eileen is a dancer. The “Transporter” star found a passion for martial arts at a very young age. He has practiced martial arts such as Wing Chun, kickboxing, karate and jiu-jitsu.
But initially, Jason Statham initially pursued a career in diving, having been a member of the British National Diving Team for 12 years. In a 2003 interview, Jason Statham admitted the experience “taught you discipline, focus, and definitely kept you out of trouble”. But unfortunately, his dream of winning an Olympic medal did not come true.
During a diving practice, he was discovered by a modeling agency and received the opportunity to become a model for fashion brand French Connection. Jason Statham gave up his passion for diving and focused on modeling for top brands like Tommy Hilfiger and Levi’s. While on a fashion assignment with French Connection, he was introduced to director Guy Ritchie. As a result, he began his Hollywood career with the $80 million blockbuster “Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels” (1998).
Become a “billion dollar man”
For this first role, Jason Statham received $ 6,937 and he continued to work with director Guy Ritchie for a second time in 2000 in the film “Snatch”. He co-starred with Brad Pitt star Dennis Farina and helped the film earn $80 million at the worldwide box office. At this time, his salary is estimated at 20,760 USD.
His commercial success in the “Transporter” series (2002-2008) earned him a permanent position as one of Hollywood’s highest-earning action stars with an income of 750,000. USD. The series’ total gross was over $310 million worldwide, setting a box office record. And “The Italian Job” (2003) brought him a salary of 450,000 USD.
However, his acting has been criticized for lacking depth and variety. But Jason Statham is still lauded for leading the rise of the action genre in the 2000s and 2010s.
Notably, the movie franchise “The Mechanic” added to his success with “Mechanic: Resurrection” (2011) which grossed $109.4 million worldwide. Jason Statham’s performance was also well received by critics in both the US and UK.
In 2012, Jason Statham was mentioned in the title of an article with the phrase “billion dollar man” with a record $1.5 billion in ticket sales generated worldwide within 15 years (2002-2017). ) in her career as an action superstar. This makes him one of the highest earning stars in the industry.
Exceeding those numbers, the 7th installment of “Fast and the Furious” (2015) has earned more than $1.5 billion in ticket sales globally. Jason Statham continued to participate in the spin-off “Fast and the Furious: Hobbs and Shaw” (2019) and pocketed 13 million USD from the role. The film received generally positive reviews from critics, with praise for Jason Statham’s performance.
Increase income through real estate business and advertising
Jason Statham also invests wisely in the real estate market. In 2009, he bought an exclusive beachfront home in Malibu for $10.6 million. After 11 years, he put the house up for sale and made a profit of $20 million.
In 2011, he bought a luxury home in Malibu from Ben Stiller for $7.3 million and then sold it for $9.2 million to Big Bang star Johnny Galecki in 2015. The same year, he bought a property. $2.7 million property on the Sunset Strip in LA with fiancée Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. After that, the house was put on the market for nearly 7 million USD. The couple’s main residence in Beverly Hills costs up to 13 million USD.
During the time of social distancing, the couple invested in a 4-storey house that cost about 10.4 million USD after renovation.
In addition, Jason Statham also signed advertising contracts with brands Audi, Burton and French Connection, Kit Kat, Jaguar, Levis and Tommy Hilfiger. The Richest reported that Jason Statham pocketed millions of dollars per transaction.
Million dollar car collection
According to Car HP, his fleet of expensive cars worth $3.5 million, including a McLaren Senna that costs more than $1 million, is the most expensive car in the garage. He also bought a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta worth more than $ 320,000, a Porsche 911 (997) GT2 for about $ 250,000 and a Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 for $ 354,000.
In addition, he also owns models from famous manufacturers including Audi, Aston Martin, Jaguar or Mercedes-Benz.