Daniel Wroughton Craig was born on March 2, 1968 in Chester, Cheshire, England. His mother was an art teacher, and his father was the landlord of a pub in Frodsham. He started acting in his school plays at the age of six. When he was sixteen, he moved to London and enrolled in the National Youth Theatre.
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2. Income & Salary
Craig began his true rise to fame after the millennium playing opposite Angelina Jolie in Tomb Raider (2001). He then starred opposite Tom Hanks and Jude Law in the film Road to Perdition (2002). Craig did not start to make the major Hollywood bucks until he was chosen to take Pierce Brosnan’s place as the new James Bond in 2006. He has been in three Bond films thus far. He was paid $2.6 million for Casino Royal (2006), $6.1 million for Quantum of Solace (2008), and $14.8 million for Skyfall (2012). The paycheck from Skyfall put him at the top of the list of highest paid Bonds ever, since the film franchise launched over 50 years ago. He is one of the top Hollywood earners today. In 2011, Craig starred in David Fincher’s adaptation of The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo. Although his salary is not published for that film, the budget was over $90 million, so reports may estimate he earned somewhere in the high seven figures for Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
In 2012, Craig starred in his most recent Bond film, Skyfall. He made the reported $14.8 million. That was his only role in 2012. That same year Heineken paid him a whopping $45 million to endorse their beer. After the success of Skyfall, Craig signed a deal that will earn him over $43 million for the next two Bond films. Craig’s business deals add up to over $100 million for the year 2012. He was not in any films in 2013. Although sources put his estimated net worth at $45 million, given his current trajectory, Craig could be worth over $100 million within the next few years.