Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago. åÊFord is the grandson of jewish immigrants from the Russian Empire. åÊThe definition of an A-list actor, Ford was not on any sports teams and was never above a C average as a student yet he has certainly had an above average adult career. åÊEven though he signed a hollywood contract with Columbia and later Universal, he famously turned to carpentry afteråÊbecaming discouraged with only receiving minor roles. åÊAt onetime Ford was a one of the most sought after cabinet makers in Los Angeles. åÊA master carpenter, a craft he still practices today as a hobby, Ford built the white painted ranch house on his 800 acre Jackson Hole property. åÊmany know Ford was a carpenter but few know that he was self taught from library books practicing in an abandoned house until he felt comfortable taking on clients. åÊFord is an extremely active conservationist. åÊAs a result of his conservation efforts, several species have been named after the actor. åÊFord is also known for having quiet charm, and doing his own stunts. åÊHe once scared Steven Spielberg by running across a rope bridge in Indian Jones, Temple of Doom film to test its safety.
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Ford has had an incredible string hit successes with incredible consistency. åÊin 1973 he was Bob Falfa inåÊAmerian Graffiti,åÊ4 years later, in 1977, Ford played the famous space mercenary, Hans Solo, in the mega-hitåÊStar Wars. åÊAnother 4 years later he apprised his role as Indiana Jones, and yet another 4 years later he won a Golden Globe for his part inåÊThe Witness. åÊCharacters Ford plays are known for using wit and intelligence rather than physical strength.
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No other actor in history has box-office grosses as large as Ford. åÊWorldwide feature length films Ford has starred in, have grossed almost $6 billion. åÊThat kind of Hollywood pedigree has netted Ford a net worth of approximately $210 million. åÊFord has enjoyed his success acquiring an 800 acre ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. åÊUpon purchasing the property he immediately ceased raising cattle and let the land return to it’s natural wild state. åÊNow elk graze on the property where cattle once did. åÊFord also owns a loft in the Tribeca neighborhood in New York City. åÊThe Tribeca home has a private elevator with a vestibule that opens into a vast living room. åÊThe dining room is an enormous 50 feet long and 30 feet wide. åÊRecently Ford and his wife Calista Flockhart put the home up for sale for $16 million. åÊTo travel between his New York and Wyoming home, Ford flies himself. åÊAn avid aviator, Ford has both his fixed wing private pilot’s license and helicopter private pilot’s license. åÊ It can not be confirmed but Ford may even have a commercial license and most certainly has an IFR (instrument flight rules) rating to fly at night and in less than good visibility due to weather. åÊA real life Indiana Jones, Ford has famously rescued stranded hikers in his Bell helicopter and delivered medical supplies to Haiti in his Cessna 208B Grand Caravan. åÊIn all Ford has a massive plane collection. åÊHe owns the Mercedes Benz of private single engine planes – the Beechcraft Bonanza as well as the Rolls Royce of private jets, a Gulfstream IV which is painted dark green and named “Hans”. åÊFord’s aircraft collection includes such aviation icons as a DeHavilland Beaver, a Bell 407 Helicopter, a Cessna Citation, and an Aviat A-1B Husky. åÊVintage aircraft Ford owns include a 1929 Waco Taperwing Bi-Wing plane with an open air cockpit.When in California Ford has been associated with 2 homes both in the exclusive Brentwood area. åÊOne a 13,767 square foot mansion with 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms and 6 fireplaces. åÊThe other, a Gerard Colcord designed home, was acquired in 1983 for $1,000,000 and recently was put on the market for $8,295,000. åÊIt is 7,164 square feet with 4 bedroom suites, a long gated drive that terminates in a circular driveway, and terraced gardens. åÊRecently Ford picked up a waterfront property on Bowen Island in Vancouver, British Columbia for $13,000,000.
How much is Harrison Ford’s Net Worth? $210 Million!
Video Transcript:Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois. His mother Dorothy was a radio actress and his father John was a former actor turned advertising executive. He has a younger brother named Terrance that came along in 1945. Ford was very active in the boy scouts throughout his childhood, which played a part in his relationship with director Steven Spielberg. Ford has been married three times. He has two children, Willard and Benjamin, with his first wife Mary Marquardt. He also has two children with his second wife Melissa Mathison, named Malcolm and Georgia. He married his third and current wife, Calista Flockhart, in 2010.Harrison Ford has had quite the storied career. He is most known for his role as Han Solo in the Star Wars franchise. A close second to this role was Indiana Jones. He wasn’t always a big star, though. He got his start as a radio voice actor and eventually worked his way to minor speaking roles on television shows. His big break came when, after becoming a carpenter to have a day job to support his family, he got a job doing carpentry work for George Lucas. This chance encounter ended up helping Ford get the role for Han Solo, which in turn catapulted him into stardom. He has since had a career that at one point, had a character of his in 4 of the top 6 grossing movies of all time.Harrison Ford’s current net worth is estimated to be around $210 million.He owns several houses around the world. He’s a car and airplane collector. He’s been seen around Los Angeles in vintage cars such as his $150,000 Jaguar. He also frequents Santa Monica airport where his private collection of planes are stored along with other big name celebrities. In March 2015, Harrison was involved in a airplane crash that occurred at Santa Monica airport while flying one of his single prop vintage planes.Video Credit: AlphaLife.me on YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoN9_Hh_UFw