Jack Nicholson Net Worth [2023]: Salary, Age, Height, Wife, Biography

Jack Nicholson Net Worth: $400 Million

Net Worth:$400 Million
Date of Birth:Apr 22, 1937
Age:85 years
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.77 m)
Profession:Actor, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film director
Nationality:United States of America

Jack Nicholson net worth is around $400 million. Jack Nicholson is a famous American actor. Nicholson is one of the richest and most-award-nominated actors in American history.

Jack Nicholson Net Worth
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Jack Nicholson has earned millions of dollars in salary and backend bonuses in his career. Apart from his movie salaries, a huge share of his net worth is made up of a $100 million real estate portfolio and $150 million art collection.

Jack Nicholson has appeared in over sixty films during his career and been nominated for twelve Academy Awards – a record for male actors. Jack Nicholson won the Academy Award for Best Actor twice, for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and another for As Good as It Gets.

Nicholson won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Terms of Endearment. Jack is tied with Walter Brennan for the most performance wins by a male actor (three), and second to only Katharine Hepburn for most acting wins overall (four).

Nicholson is also one of only two actors — the other being Michael Caine — who has been nominated for an Academy Award for acting, either lead or supporting, in every decade since the 1960s.

Jack Nicholson Salary:

One of Jack’s biggest early paydays came in 1974 when he earned $500,000 for Chinatown. That’s the same as around $2.6 million in today’s dollars. In 1975 Nicholson earned a base salary of $1 million for Cuckoo’s Nest. Jack was also given 15% of the gross which by 1978 brought his total payday from the movie to $15 million.

This is the same as earning $60 million today. Nicholson’s Cuckoo’s Nest earnings made him one of the wealthiest actors on the planet. This allowed him to choose roles he would take from that period onwards. Jack actually turned down what would have been epic starring roles in the movies Taxi Driver and Apocalypse Now.

In 1976 Nicholson starred alongside his idol Marlon Brando in The Missouri Breaks. Jack earned $1.25 million for the role and was given 10% of the film’s gross earnings above $12.5 million.

The movie only ended up earning $14 million so his bonus was not particularly impressive. Jack Nicholson earned another $1.25 for 1980’s The Shining and $1 million for 1981’s Terms of Endearment. by the late 1980s, Jack’s base salary had grown to $4-5 million.

By the 1990s and 2000s, Jack Nicholson base salary had grown to $10-15 million. Jack earned $15 million for As Good As It Gets, $10 million for About Schmidt, and $20 million for Anger Management. Jack Nicholson earned $10 million for 2006’s The Departed and 2007’s The Bucket List, his two most notable roles before retiring from acting in 2010.

Jack Nicholson Batman Salary:

In 1989, Jack Nicholson was offered $10 million to appear as the Joker in Tim Burton’s Batman (starring Michael Keaton). He famously offered to take just $6 million in exchange for a lucrative cut of not just the film’s box office gross but also the merchandise sales from toys featuring his likeness. Batman went on to gross $400 million at the worldwide box office.

Within the first few years of the movie’s release, Jack’s earnings crossed $40 million. By 1994 Jack had earned $60 million from the deal. This is the same as earning $110 million today.

Jack Nicholson Art Collection

Jack Nicholson is known for being one of the best art collectors in Hollywood. Nicholson has been collecting art since the 1960s. His collection includes works by Picasso, Matisse, Rodin, Botero, Bouguereau, Modigliani, and Magritte. Jack’s art collection is worth around $150 million.

Jack Nicholson Houses:

Jack Nicholson’s real estate portfolio is worth more than $100 million. Jack owns at least a dozen properties in the United States. Jack primary residence is a multi-property compound on Mulholland Drive in Beverly Hills.

Today his Mulholland compound covers 3-acres over at least four properties. Jack bought the first property in 1969. Nicholson added additional parcels in 1993 and 2005.

The property he added in 2005 was acquired from the estate of his good friend Marlon Brando. Nicholson bought the estate for $5 million in 2005 and razed the previous home.

Jack Nicholson owns many other houses around Los Angeles including a house in Santa Monica, a condo in Venice, and a 70-acre property in Malibu which he listed for $4.5 million in 2011 but ultimately took off the market.

Nicholson also owns a house in Shasta County in Northern California, and oceanfront home in Kailua, Hawaii, and at least one (perhaps two or three) properties in Aspen, Colorado. He sold a home in Aspen back in 2016 for $11 million, a year after listing it for $15 million.

Jack Nicholson Biography:

BornJohn Joseph Nicholson
April 22, 1937 (age 85)
Neptune City, New Jersey, U.S.
EducationManasquan High School
OccupationActor, filmmaker
Years active1955–2010
WifeSandra Knight​​(m. 1962; div. 1968)​
PartnersAnjelica Huston (1973–1990)Rebecca Broussard (1989–1994)Lara Flynn Boyle (1999–2004)
Children6, including Lorraine

Jack Nicholson was born on April 22, 1937, in Neptune, New Jersey. Jack’s mother June Francis Nicholson, a showgirl, was only 17 years old when she became pregnant with Jack. His father’s identity has never been clear.

Jack Nicholson Biography
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Nicholson was raised by his grandparents and actually thought they were his parents until after they had died. Jack believed June was his aunt. Jack believed June’s sister Lorraine was his sister when in fact she was his aunt. Jack Nicholson did not learn his family secret until 1974 when he was informed by researchers from Time magazine.

Jack moved to Hollywood in 1954 when he was 17 to visit his “sister”, Lorraine. His first job was as an office worker in Hanna Barbera’s animation department.

Jack temporarily considered pursuing a career as an animator but ultimately chose to focus on acting. Nicholson joined an acting group and eventually landed some bit parts on soap operas.

In 1957, then-20-year-old Jack Nicholson joined the California Air National Guard, in part to avoid being drafted into the Korean War.

Jack Nicholson Success:

Jack Nicholson first appeared onscreen in Roger Corman’s 1958 teen thriller The Cry Baby Killer. Over the next few years, Nicholson and Corman collaborated frequently. Nicholson also worked behind the camera, writing and directing. Nicholson also appeared in a number of low-budget westerns.

Jack Nicholson wrote the screenplay for the 1967 movie The Trip which was directed by Corman and starred Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda. Made for a budget of $100,000, The Trip went on to earn $10 million at the box office.

Two years later Nicholson was given a part in the Easy Rider which was written Hopper by and Fonda. Easy Rider budget was just $400,000 and earned $40 million worldwide.

The role earned Nicholson an Academy Award nomination. The success of praise from Easy Rider set Jack Nicholson on an A-list path that would continue for decades to come.

Other notable Jack Nicholson film roles include Five Easy Pieces, Chinatown, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Carnal Knowledge, The Shining, Reds, Terms of Endearment, Batman, A Few Good Men, As Good as It Gets, About Schmidt, Something’s Gotta Give, and The Departed.

Jack Nicholson Wife:

Jack Nicholson was married to Sandra Knight from 1962 to 1968. Nicholson was in a relationship with Anjelica Huston from 1973 to 1990.

Nicholson dated Rebecca Broussard from 1989 to 1994 (overlapping with Huston). Jack dated Lara Flynn Boyle from 1999 to 2004. Jack Nicholson has 6 children from various relationships.

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