William Bradley Pitt, better known to movie fans as Brad Pitt, was born in Oklahoma on December 18, 1963. He grew up in Springfield, Missouri before attending the University of Missouri in Columbia. Pitt moved to California two weeks before graduating to pursue an acting career. After a five year marriage to Jennifer Anniston ended in divorce, Pitt married Angelina Jolie. The couple has six children together; Maddox,Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne.
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2. Income & Salary
Pitt has been nominated for three academy awards. He was nominated for his work in 12 Monkeys (Best Supporting Actor), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Best Actor), and Moneyball (Best Actor). His supporting role in 12 Monkeys earned him a Golden Globe Award. Pitt has starred in some of the most high profile films over the last ten years. Some of his starring roles include Ocean’s Eleven (and its sequels), Troy, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Inglorious Basterds, Fight Club and World War Z. His success includes both blockbuster summer movies and movies that are considered more “artistic.” Smaller roles in films such as 12 Monkeys, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, and Snatch received high praise. Pitt has also taken on the role of producer. He has produced films such as Moneyball, Kick Ass 2, and World War Z. Taking on this role has helped him keep greater control over his films.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
Brad Pitt commands one of the highest salaries in Hollywood. He frequently earns between $10 million and $30 million per film. On some films, Pitt is known to accept a lower salary in exchange for a percentage of the film’s earnings. On average, Pitt has earned in excess of $20 million per year since 2006. In 2012, Pitt made an estimated $35.5 million. 2013 should prove to be an even better year for him as his zombie thriller, World War Z, grossed over $500 million. He current estimated net worth is approximately $200 million.