Karl Urban Net Worth

March 18, 2024
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Karl-Heinz Urban is a Wellington, New Zealand-born actor who has made a big name in Hollywood, particularly through his work in the “Star Trek” series and “The Lord Of The Rings” trilogy. Born on 7 June 1972, Karl is of German descent. One of the very popular actors in Hollywood today, Karl has been active in his profession since 1990.

A well-established actor in Hollywood, one may wonder how rich is Karl Urban at the present? As estimated by sources, Karl counts his net worth at an amount of $80 million as of mid-2016. He has managed to amass such an amount of wealth being very successful in his profession for more than 25 years now.


Karl Urban Net Worth $80 million


Raised in New Zealand by his German immigrant parents, Karl was drawn towards the film industry due to his mother’s craze for movies. While attending St. Mark’s Church School, he started to show his love for performing arts, and appeared in his first television role at the age of eight, in the TV series “Pioneer Woman” in which he had only one line. Karl continued performing in several school stage productions, and after matriculating from his high school, he went on to enroll at Wellington College and later attended Victoria University of Wellington, however, Karl dropped out from college before graduating in order to pursue his career as an actor.

He started his adult career by appearing in several commercials in New Zealand. He went on to star in the internationally syndicated television series “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” and “Xena: Warrior Princess”, in which he portrayed the roles of Cupid and Julius Caesar. In 2002, he starred in his first Hollywood movie, “Ghost Ship”, and was eventually chosen to star in the “The Lord Of The Rings” trilogy in 2003, which became a worldwide sensation, in the role of Ëomer. Since then, he has not looked back in his career, and has managed to stay on top of his profession and has worked with some high-profile productions. Of course, this was the pivotal point in his career when his net worth started to skyrocket.

During his career, Karl has worked with several A-list actors and directors, such as director Paul Greengrass and actors Matt Damon, Franka Potente and others in the movie “The Bourne Supremacy”. He has also shared the screen with Chris Pine and John Bo in the J.J. Abrams movie “Star Trek”. In addition, Karl has also worked with David Callaham, Dwayne Johnson and Wesley Strick in the 2005 science fiction action movie “Doom”, in which he appeared in the role of John Grimm. Obviously, being a part of all these successful movies and more has added significantly to Karl’s net worth during his career.

Given Karl’s prominence in Hollywood for quarter of a decade now, he has been honored with several prestigious awards and nominations. Notably, he won the 2003 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance for his role in the movie “The Lord of The Rings: The Return Of The King”. The role also won him Critics’Choice Movie Award in the same year.

Regarding his personal life, Karl Urban is in a relationship with actress Katee Sackhoff. He was married to Natalie Wihongi in 2004 and the couple lived together in New Zealand until they announced their separation in 2014; the couple has two sons. For now, the celebrity ambassador for KidsCan, a charitable firm, Karl enjoys his life as a successful actor while his present net worth of $80 million caters to his personal and family expenses

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