Patrick Swayze Net Worth

February 17, 2023
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Patrick Wayne Swayze was born on 18 August 1952, in Houston, Texas USA, and was an actor, singer, dancer and also a songwriter, probably best known for appearing in such movies as “The Outsiders”, “Dirty Dancing” and “Ghost” among many others. During his career as an actor, Patrick was nominated for and won several awards; some of them include Golden Globe, Saturn, BMI Film & TV, MTV Movie Awards among others. Patrick gained a huge following during his career, and was highly respected by others in the industry. What is more, Patrick was even named the “Sexiest Man Alive” by People magazine.  Patrick passed away in 2009.

So how rich was Patrick Swayze? It is estimated by authoritative sources that Patrick’s net worth was over $45 million, the main source being  Patrick’s career as an actor, but his other talents of dancing, singing and songwriting also added to his wealth.

Patrick Swayze Net Worth $45 Million

There is perhaps no surprise that Patrick chose acting and dancing as his career, as his mother was a successful dancer and dance instructor. When Patrick attended school he became interested in extra curricula activities including martial arts, football – actually thinking of a career in the game – ballet, acting and even ice skating. He eventually concentrated on improving his dancing skills, as an injury put paid to football, and soon after matriculating he enrolled at the Harkness Ballet and Joffrey Ballet schools, then began his career as a professional dancer. His first appearance was while working together with “Disney on Parade”. Later he acted in the television M*A*S*H episode “Blood Brothers” in 1981, then received an invitation to act in the movie called “The Outsiders”. After this appearance, Patrick became more recognized in the movie industry, and of course it added to Patrick’s net worth. In 1987 Patrick acted in one of his most successful movies, called “Dirty Dancing”, together with Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes and others. From a low budget, this movie became popular all over the world, garnering $220 million at the box office, and having a huge impact on the growth of Patrick Swayze’s net worth as well as his reputation.

Two years later he appeared in “Road House”, gaining more fans, and subsequent movies and television shows that Patrick appeared in include “Three Wishes”, “Donnie Darko”, “The Beast”, “George and the Dragon”, “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights”, and particularly “Ghost” in 1990, with Whoopi Goldberg and Demi Moore, and the following year in “Point Break” with Keanu Reeves, all of which maintained his popularity, and steadily increased his net worth.

A fall from a horse in the late ’90s caused serious injuries including breaking both legs, but Swayze eventually recovered to be able to dance again, including making his London West End theatre début in 2006, playing Nathan Detroit in the musical “Guys and Dolls” for a six-month run, actually 30 years after first appearing on Broadway in productions of “Goodtime Charley” in 1975 and then “Chicago”.

Swayze’s last performances  were in “Powder Blue” in 2008) playing an aging rock star and co-starring with his younger brother Don in their first film together, and finally Swayze starred in “The Beast”, a TV drama  filmed in Chicago, as FBI Agent Charles Barker.

To talk about Patrick’s personal life, he married Lisa Niemi in 1975 and lived with her until his death, although they were childless. Patrick’s private life was not easy, as his father died when he was young, and later his sister committed suicide, which certainly effected Patrick. Sadly, in 2008 Patrick was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and in September 2009 he died at his ranch in New Mexico. Up to his death he was a heavy smoker, which he admitted didn’t help recovery from his disease, although somewhat conversely even campaigning for donations to support cancer research.

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