Nicolas Cage Net Worth

March 14, 2023
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Born Nicolas Kim Coppola on the 7th January 1964, in Long Beach, California USA, Nic Cage is an Oscar and Golden Globe Award-winning actor, best known to the world for his work on such films as “The Cotton Club” (1984), “Raising Arizona” (1987), “Leaving Las Vegas” (1995) and “National Treasure” (2004), among many other motion pictures.

Have you ever wondered how rich his success has made Nic Cgae? According to authoritative sources, Cage’s net worth is as high as $25 million as of late 2017, mirrored in his assets, which include cars, mansions, islands, and other items, accumulated during a career which began in the 1980s.

Nicolas Cage Net Worth $25 Million

Nic is the youngest son of August Coppola, who was a professor of literature (and brother of director Francis Ford Coppola), and his wife Joy Vogelsang who was a dancer and choreographer. He has two brothers, Marc Coppola, a DJ and radio personality, and director Christopher Coppola. In order to avoid any instance of nepotism with his uncle, he changed his surname to Cage, after being inspired by the character Luke Cage, a superhero from the Marvel Comics.

He went to Beverly Hills High School, after which he enrolled at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. He chose acting as his vocation after he saw James Dean in “Rebel Without a Cause” and “East of Eden”.

Before launching his career, he begged Francis Ford Coppola to give him a screen test, but instead he found his place in the cast of the “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” in 1982, directed by Amy Heckerling, based on the book by Cameron Crowe. He then featured in several successful films, such as “Valley Girl”, but Coppola’s crime-drama “The Cotton Club” (1984) launched him to stardom, and since then Cage has been a go-to guy, no matter the genre of the film. Through the ‘80s, Cage had success with such films as “Peggy Sue Got Married” (1986), “Raising Arizona” (1987) and “Vampire’s Kiss” (1988), all of which added a considerable amount to his wealth.

In the ‘90s, Nicolas cemented his place among the top actors, thanks to the romantic drama “Leaving Las Vegas” in 1995, for which he won both Academy, and Golden Globe Award, while the following year he appeared in the cult film “The Rock”, starring next to Sean Connery. In 1997 had another smash hit – “Con Air” – also featuring John Cusack and John Malkovich, and the same year had a double role in the sci-fi action film “Face/Off”, with John Travolta and Joan Allen, increasing his net worth to a large degree, increased further still before the decade ended by appearing in the action-crime film “8mm”, which grossed close to $100 million at the box office.

He started the 2000s with the successful action thriller “Gone in Sixty Seconds”, which eventually earned more than $140 million at the box office, further increasing his net worth. Then Cage tried himself as a director, debuting with the crime-drama “Sonny” in 2002, starring James Franco, Brenda Blethyn and Mena Suvari, but it didn’t have much success. So he continued with his film roles, in 2004 playing Ben Gates in the action adventure “National Treasure”, and repeating the role in the sequel “National Treasure: Book of Secrets” in 2007, in between which Cage featured in “World Trade Center” (2006) and “Grindhouse” (2007), which also contributed to his net worth.

In recent years, Cage hasn’t had as much success as an actor, with none of his recent films achieving the success of his previous accomplishments, but such creations as “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” (2010), “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” (2011) and “Snowden” (2016) managed to spark attention. He has several projects that are still in the process of making, and scheduled for release in the years to come.

His overall wealth has suffered since the start of the 2000s, as he went on a shopping spree that included even an island, aside from mansions and cars. This resulted in tax problems, and a massive plunging in his net worth. However, it looks like Cage has managed to stop spending more money that he can earn, and maintains a steady $25 million.

When it comes to his personal life, Nicolas has one son with Alice Kim Cage, his third wife, whom he married in 2004.

Previously, he was married to Patricia Arquette from 1985 until 2001, and then in 2002 married Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis Presley. However, that marriage lasted less than two years.

Cage is also a well-known philanthropist and has given donations to such organizations and facilities as Amnesty International, ArtWorks, and is a UN ambassador for Global Justice, while he pledged $1 million to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, among many other philanthropic activities.

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