Mel Gibson Net Worth

January 23, 2024
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Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson was born on 3 January 1956, in Peekskill, New York City USA, of Irish and Irish-Australian (mother) and American descent. As Mel Gibson, he is known world-wide as an actor, director and producer who is probably best remembered for his appearances in the “Lethal Weapon” series of films, and the “Mad Max” series too. He has been active in the entertainment industry since 1976.

So just how rich is Mel Gibson? Sources estimate that Mel has an estimated net worth of $450 million. Mel has accumulated his wealth over a period of 40 years not only through his career as an actor but also other ventures like film directing and producing, screenwriting. He is the winner of several Academy Awards as well as the Golden Globe Award as the Best Director and an Australian Film Institute Award as the Best Actor which proves him to be an outstanding producer and actor. His wealth may also have been grester if not for an expensive divorce settlement.


Mel Gibson Net Worth $450 Million


In 1968 his family moved to Sydney, Australia, and Mel was educated at St Leo’s Catholic College in Sydney. Gibson then graduated from the Australian National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1977, after which his net worth accumulation began almost immediately in television series’ ‘The Sullivans’ created by Crawford Productions, ‘Cop Shop’ created by Terry Stapleton, and ‘Punishment’ made by the Reg Grundy Organisation. Moreover, Mel adored his work at the South Australia Theatre Company where he worked as an actor on the tours’ ‘Waiting for Godot’. In addition to this, in 1977 Mel appeared on the big screen for his first role of Scallop in the film directed by Christopher Fraser, ‘Summer City’.

In 1979 Gibson increased his net worth winning two Australian Film Institute Awards for the Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in the drama film ‘Tim’, written and directed by Michael Pate, and ‘Gallipoli’ directed by Peter Weir. Mel Gibson was a highly valued actor within Australia at that time, and following his starring in ‘Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior’ directed by George Miller, he became well known not only in the US as well but all over the world. Mel received a nomination at the Saturn Awards for the Best Actor in this particular film, which added to his international fame and the assisted his growing net worth too.

Later Gibson increased his net worth while starring in films like ‘The Year of Living Dangerously’ directed by Peter Weir, ‘Attack Force Z’ directed by Tim Burstall, ‘Mrs. Soffel’ directed by Gillian Armstrong, ‘The River’ directed by Mark Rydell, ‘The Bounty’ directed by Roger Donaldson, and ‘Lethal Weapon’ and its sequels directed by Richard Donner. However, he also somewhat surprisingly perhaps appeared in ‘Hamlet’ directed by Franco Zeffirelli, and other films.

Furthermore, in 1995 Mel Gibson established himself as a film director and producer with the film entitled ‘Braveheart’ after which Gibson was announced the winner of two Academy Awards for the Best Director and the Best Picture, a Golden Globe Award for the Best Director and National Board of Review Special Achievement in Filmmaking. Subsequently, Mel Gibson increased his net worth considerably after  producing the successful films ‘The Singing Detective’, ‘The Passion of the Christ’, ‘Apocalypto’, ‘Get the Gringo’, ‘Eliza Graves’ and others.

In his personal life, Mel Gibson married Robyn Denise Moore in 1980 with whom he had seven children. After thirty one year of marriage the couple divorced, with Mel having to settle for a reputed $450 million – effectively half his net worth. From 2009 Mel was dating Russian pianist Oksana Grigorieva who gave birth to one more child of Mel, however, they have since split somewhat acrimoniously. Mel has had periodic problems apparently caused by over-indulgence in alcohol, but now in remission. Of significance, he (with ex-wife Robyn) is also a philanthropist, particularly supporting children and environmental causes.

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