Walter Bruce Willis is the eighth highest grossing actor in America, known best for his performance in the Die Hard series as John McClane. Born in West Germany on March 19, 1955, Willis was one of four children born to David Willis and Marlene K. After his father left the American military, the family moved to New Jersey where he began performing in Penns Grove High School productions. Afterward, he worked briefly as a security guard, bartender and private investigator. In the 1980s, he relocated to New York City and performed in a variety of off Broadway productions before relocating to California. Originally married to Demi Moore for thirteen years, the couple had three daughters before they officially divorced in 2000. In 2009, he married Emma Heming, and together, they had two daughters.
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2. Income & Salary
After moving to California, Willis was featured in a number of television shows, including Miami Vice, The Twilight Zone and Moonlighting, for which he won an Emmy and Golden Globe. The success earned him a two year contract as the face of Seagram’s Golden Wine Coolers, for which he earned $7 million. After starring in 1987‰Ûªs Blind Date and 1988‰Ûªs Sunset, Willis had his first major success with 1988‰Ûªs Die Hard, a franchise that has since grossed over $1.1 billion. In 1998, Armageddon became his highest grossing single movie, reaching $553 million worldwide at the box office. For 1999‰Ûªs Sixth Sense, he earned a $14 million salary. By 2007‰Ûªs Live Free or Die Hard, Willis was earning $25 million per movie. He is also a successful musician and producer with several albums to his name. He helped establish the Cheyenne Enterprise production company and is co-owner of Planet Hollywood.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
While his divorce in 2000 cost him $90 million, Bruce Willis continues to be one of richest actors with an estimated worth of $180 million in 2015. This number has continued a steadily climb over the last two years, from $150 million in 2013 to $163 million in 2014. He is currently in production for eight movies with an estimated income of $21 million for the year.
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