Richard Gere Net Worth: $150 Million (approx.)
|Net Worth:||$150 Million (approx.)|
|Date of Birth:||1949-08-31|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Film Producer, Pianist, Musician, Composer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Richard Gere net worth is estimated to be around $150 million. Richard Gere is a popular American actor.
Richard Gere started his career in the 70s and is probably well known for his work in such films as “Pretty Woman”, “An Officer and a Gentleman”, and “Chicago”. Richard Gere has been nominated for many Golden Globe and SAG Awards, among other acting honors, and he also campaigns for human rights in Tibet.
Richard Gere Houses:
In 2005, Richard Gere shelled out $6.9 million for a home in Sag Harbor, NY (in the Southampton), called Strongheart Manor. The 6-acre home has 300 feet of bay frontage and expansive lawns. Over the next few years he extensively renovated the property, primarily the 14,000 square-foot main house. Richard sold the property for $36.5 million to TV host Matt Lauer.
Richard Gere’s primary home is a 50+ acre compound estate in Pound Ridge, New York. Richard Gere originally bought the property in 1987 for $1.5 million. In June 2022 Richard Gere accepted an offer of $24.15 million for this property.
Richard Gere also co-owns the Bedford Post Inn. In 2020 Richard Gere and his wife Silva paid $10.5 million over two transactions (one of the transactions was $9.8 million) to put together a new 35-acre estate in the New York town of North Salem.Richard Gere also owns an apartment in New York City.
Richard Gere Biography:
|Born||August 31, 1949 (age 72)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Cindy Crawford (m. 1991; div. 1995)
Carey Lowell(m. 2002; div. 2016)
Alejandra Silva (m. 2018)
Richard Gere is a versatile actor who is regarded as one of the most bankable actors in Hollywood. Richard Gere was born Richard Tiffany Gere on August 31, 1949, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Richard Gere’s mother, Doris Ann was a housewife and his father, Homer George Gere, worked as an insurance agent for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.
Richard Gere Education:
Gere graduated from North Syracuse Central High School in 1967, where he had excelled at trumpet, music, and gymnastics. Gere went to the University of Massachusetts Amherst on a gymnastics scholarship and majored in philosophy, however, he left after two years and didn’t graduate.
Richard Gere Movies Career:
In his early days, Richard Gere emerged as an up-and-coming talent in plays both on and off-Broadway. Gere first worked professionally in 1969 at the Seattle Repertory Theatre and at Cape Cod’s Provincetown Playhouse.
Gere’s first major theater role was in 1973, in the original West End in London stage version of Grease. Richard Gere was one of the first actors to feature as a homosexual character when he starred as a gay Holocaust victim in Bent, a 1979 Broadway production. His performance got him his first Theater World Award.
Richard Gere started appearing in Hollywood films in the mid-to-late ’70s. Ricahrd was cast in 1974’s The Lords of Flatbush in a starring role, but was replaced after fighting with his would-be co-star, Sylvester Stallone. Gere quickly garnered attention from roles in small films like the drama Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) and Terence Malick’s Days of Heaven (1978).
However, Richard Gere really entered the limelight in 1980 for his role in the film American Gigolo, which established him as a leading man and a sex symbol.
Ricahrd further solidified his status as a top leading actor starring in many hit films, including An Officer and a Gentleman starring opposite Debra Winger in 1982. Richard Gere’s role in both of these films shot him to superstardom when they grossed $130 million and earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor and a Screen Actor’s Guild Award for being part of the Best Cast.
Ricahrd Gere resurfaced with the release of Internal Affairs in 1990 after a quiet decade in 80s. In 1990 itself, Gere played high-powered businessman Edward Lewis opposite Julie Roberts in groundbreaking Pretty Woman. The film was enormously popular and a box office smash, and earned Richard his second Golden Globe nomination.
Richard Gere continued his success into the nineties with Sommersby, Primal Fear in 1996, and 1999’s Runaway Bride. Later in 1999, Richard Gere was named People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive. He began the new decade by appearing in hit films The Mothman Prophecies and co-starring with Diane Lane in Unfaithful (both 2002 releases).
Later in 2002, Richard Gere won his first Golden Globe Award when he starred in the musical film adaptation Chicago. Gere got to put his ballroom dancing skills to the test in 2004’s drama Shall We Dance? The film went on to gross $170 million worldwide.
Richard Gere’s next big hit was in 2007’s semi-biographical film I’m Not There, where he was one of six actors to portray a version of Bob Dylan. Gere teamed up with Diane Lane yet again in 2008’s romantic drama Nights in Rodanthe, which was was a commercial hit (grossing $84 million worldwide), but widely panned by critics.
Nights in Rodanthe was Gere’s most recent to have been produced by a major film studio. It has been said that Richard Gere has been somewhat exiled from Hollywood due to his politics regarding China, which is an important financial resource for major studios. He has appeared in numerous independent features since.
Richard Gere earned his fourth Golden Globe nomination for 2012’s indie film Arbitrage. Richard Gere also made a notable departure from the type of character he usually depicts when he starred in Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer in 2016. His portrayal of Norman Oppenheimer was called “consistently, completely fascinating” by RogerEbert.com.
Over a four-decade career, Richard Gere has maintained a consistent film presence, frequently surprising audiences with new craft skills and charm.
Richard Gere is a multitalented and well-rounded performer, Gere is also an accomplished musician. Richard Gere composed and performed the Pretty Woman piano theme, as well as a guitar solo in Runaway Bride.
Richard Gere also learned tap dance for his role in Chicago, and studied karate extensively for An Officer and a Gentleman.
Richard Gere Wife:
Richard Gere has also made headlines away from the cameras thanks to his high profile yet brief marriage to supermodel Cindy Crawford from 1991-1995, his spiritual convictions to Buddhism, and his political support for Tibet.
Richard Gere was in a relationship with Penelope Milford from 1971-1978. Richard Gere also had brief relationships with both Priscilla Presley and Kim Basinger. Richard Gere married Cindy Crawford in 1991 and divorced in 1995.
In November 2002, Richard Gere married model and actress Cary Lowell. They have a son, Homer James Jigme Gere, born in February 2000. They divorced in 2013, in a highly contested legal battle in the New York County Supreme Court. The case was settled in October 2016.
Richard Gere married Spanish activist Alejandra Silva in early April 2018 and the two had a baby boy in February 2019.
In August 2018, Richard Gere and his wife announced that they were expecting their first child. Their son, Alexander, was born in February 2019. In April 2020, their second son was born.
Richard Gere Philanthropy
Gere, as previously mentioned, an advocate for human rights in Tibet. Ricahrd Gere is the co-founder of Tibet House U.S., creator of the Gere Foundation and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the International Campaign of Tibet. Ricahrd Gere supports the Tibetan Independence Movement, therefore he is permanently banned from entering The People’s Republic of China.
Ricahrd Gere supports Survival International, an organization that aims to protect the lands and rights of tribal peoples around the world.
Ricahrd Gere wrote a book in 2009, We Are One: A Celebration of Tribal Peoples, and the royalties and sales from the book go to Survival International.
Ricahrd Gere also campaigns for ecological causes as well as AIDS awareness. Ricahrd Gere helped establish AIDS Care Home, a residential facility in India for women and children living with AIDS. Ricahrd Gere created the Gere Foundation India Trust in 1999.
In 2016, Ricahrd Gere supported and campaigned for Hilary Clinton for president, and donated $2,700 to her campaign.