Born Daniel Michael DeVito, Jr. on November 17, 1944 in Neptune Township, New Jersey, near the Jersey Shore, Danny DeVito is an actor, director and producer whose career began in the 1970s. His parents were a small business owner and a homemaker. He married actress Rhea Perlman in 1982. They have three children together: Lucy Chet DeVito (1983), Grace Fan DeVito (1985), and Jacob Daniel DeVito (1987). Lucy DeVito is an actress. Danny DeVito is a well-known animal-lover, environmentalist and outspoken vegetarian. He owns the film company Jersey Films.
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2. Income & Salary
His career began with a a role in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1971), followed by widespread recognition for his role as Louie De Palma in the iconic television series Taxi (1978). During the next decade, his work was extremely varied, including many comedic roles as well as playing more sinister characters. He made his feature-length directorial debut with Throw Momma from the Train (1987). DeVito is perhaps best known to younger audiences for his portrayal of the Penguin in Batman Returns (1992) and his appearance in the now-classic children’s movie, Matilda (1996), for which he earned $5,000,000. In more recent years, DeVito has spent more time behind the camera and in roles as a character actor in such films as Big Fish (2003).
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Considered the highest paid actor in the world by some sources, DeVito is worth an estimated $145 million. His recent earnings coming from film and television production as well as very savvy business decisions. Last year (2013) alone DeVito earned $46 million. DeVito has his own brand of limoncello, an alcoholic beverage native to Southern Italy – Danny DeVito’s Limoncello. He also does product endorsements and owns restaurants in Washington. If that weren’t enough, he owns a football team, the Neptune Angels. DeVito definitely knows how to diversify.