Sylvester Stallone net worth is $400 million
Quick facts about Sylvester Stallone
Date of birth: July 6, 1946
Place of birth: New York, New York, U.S.
Occupation: actor, screenwriter and film director
Sylvester Stallone was born Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone on July 6, 1946, in New York, New York. At the age of 69, he is still thrilling audiences with his high intense, action-packed roles. Known as an actor, he is also a director and screenwriter. Stereotyped as the less than smart guy Rocky Balboa, the tough guy role is one that has made him a household name. Being a boxing icon, he was inducted into the boxing’s Hall of Fame simply for his betrayal as one of the most endeared boxers of all time. The thing that most people don’t know about him is that Rocky Balboa and the wildly famous Rambo sagas are not just something that he acted in, he wrote the screenplays for all of them. Nominated for two Academy Awards for both best actor and best screenplay, he is only the third actor of all time to achieve such an accomplishment.
Born to a hairdresser/beautician and an dancer, the arts were fostered throughout his childhood. Overcoming an accident at birth, he was never dissuaded from greatness by the paralysis caused to his facial muscles. Despite many obstacles Stallone found his talents on stage. His first role was in adult film The Party at Kitty and Studs. Not proud of it, he insisted that he had been desperate for money at the time.
Stallone’s big break came with his surprising hit Rocky. After watching the Muhammad Ali vs. Chuck Wepner fight, it inspired him to go home and write the famous Rocky screenplay. He was offered $350,000 for the rights to the screenplay, but only accepted with the stipulation that he had to be the lead character instead of other chosen actors such as Burt Reynolds and Robert Redford. Bringing him from small roles to something of greatness, he was nominated for ten Academy Awards that year including best screenplay and best actor. He won that year for best directing, best picture and best film editing.
The success of the first Rocky movie led to the sequels and positioned him to create the Rambo franchise. Taking on other roles along the way, he became the warrior of the movies. Trying his hand at other roles, his success was found as the tough guy. The Rocky franchise not only brought him fame from the movies, it broke him into the world of boxing. He opened his own boxing promotion company “Tiger Eye Productions” who represented greats such as Aaron Pryor and Sean O’Grady.
One of the wealthiest men in Hollywood, Stallone is worth an estimated $400 million. Not as dim-witted as the characters he plays in film, he is not only an actor, he is a successful writer. His screenplays have earned him millions over the years.