The action movie star has amassed a fortune of $90 million throughout his three-decade acting career.
With martial arts and acting skills, Jason Statham has made his mark to become one of Hollywood’s most profitable stars. His earnings and net worth have charted a successful career as an action film actor.
According to The Richest , the British actor’s monthly income is estimated to be more than 3 million USD and his annual revenue is about 40 million USD, the salary for each movie is about 15-20 million USD.
Jason Statham is famous for his roles in action movies (Photo: Screen Rant)
Unexpected turn in career
The actor with an athletic body was born in 1967 in Shirebrook (Derbyshire, England). His father Barry was a street vendor and his mother Eileen was a dancer. The Transporter movie star found his passion for martial arts at a very young age. He practiced martial arts such as Wing Chun, kickboxing, karate and jiu-jitsu.
But initially, Jason Statham pursued a diving career and was a member of the British National Diving Team for 12 years. In a 2003 interview, Jason Statham admitted the experience “teaches you discipline, focus, and certainly keeps you out of trouble.” But unfortunately, his dream of winning an Olympic medal did not come true.
While practicing diving, he was discovered by a modeling agency and received the opportunity to become a model for the French Connection fashion brand. Jason Statham gave up his passion for diving and focused on modeling for top brands like Tommy Hilfiger and Levi’s. While on a fashion assignment with French Connection, he was introduced to director Guy Ritchie. Thanks to that, he started his career in Hollywood with the $80 million blockbuster Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels (1998).
Jason Statham once modeled in the catalog (Photo: Warped Factor)
Become a “billion dollar man”
For this first role, Jason Statham received $6,937 and he continued to work with director Guy Ritchie for the second time in 2000 in the movie Snatch . He starred alongside Brad Pitt star Dennis Farina and helped the film earn $80 million at the worldwide box office. At this time, his salary is estimated at 20,760 USD.
His commercial success in the Transporter franchise (2002-2008) earned him a permanent position as one of Hollywood’s highest-earning action stars, with earnings of $750,000. The series’ total gross was more than $310 million worldwide, creating a box office record. And The Italian Job (2003) brought him a salary of 450,000 USD.
However, his acting has been criticized for lacking depth and variety. But Jason Statham is still praised for leading the rise of the action movie genre in the 2000s and 2010s.
Jason Statham appeared many times in movies with luxury cars (Photo: The Richest)
Notably, The Mechanic film franchise added to his success with Mechanic: Resurrection (2011) when it grossed 109.4 million USD globally. Jason Statham’s role was also positively evaluated by critics in both the US and UK.
In 2012, Jason Statham was mentioned in the title of an article with the phrase “billion dollar man” with a record of $1.5 billion in ticket sales generated worldwide within 15 years (2002- 2017) in his career as an action superstar. This makes him one of the highest earning stars in the industry.
Surpassing those numbers, part 7 of Fast and the Furious (2015) has earned more than $1.5 billion in ticket sales globally. Jason Statham continued to participate in the spin-off Fast and the Furious: Hobbs and Shaw (2019) and pocketed $13 million from his role. The film received positive reviews from critics with praise for Jason Statham’s performance.
Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (Photo: Forbes)
Increase income through real estate business and advertising
Jason Statham also invested wisely in the real estate market. In 2009, he bought an exclusive beachfront home in Malibu for $10.6 million. After 11 years, he sold the house and made a profit of 20 million USD.
In 2011, he bought a luxury house in Malibu from Ben Stiller for $7.3 million and then sold it for $9.2 million to Big Bang star Johnny Galecki in 2015. The same year, he bought real estate. $2.7 million property on LA’s Sunset Strip with fiancee Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. After that, the house was listed on the market for nearly 7 million USD. The couple’s main residence in Beverly Hills costs up to $13 million.
During the social distancing period, the couple invested in a 4-story house worth about 10.4 million USD after renovation.
In addition, Jason Statham also signed advertising contracts with the brands Audi, Burton and French Connection, Kit Kat, Jaguar, Levis and Tommy Hilfiger. The Richest said Jason Statham pocketed millions of dollars per transaction.
According to The Little Facts, Jason Statham’s estimated salary in the period 2011-2022 is at least 10 million USD (Photo: The Little Facts)
Million dollar car collection
According to Car HP , his fleet of expensive cars is worth $3.5 million, including the McLaren Senna, which costs more than $1 million, the most expensive car in the garage. He also bought a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta worth more than 320,000 USD, a Porsche 911 (997) GT2 worth about 250,000 USD and a Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 worth 354,000 USD.
In addition, he also owns car models from famous manufacturers including Audi, Aston Martin, Jaguar or Mercedes-Benz.
Jason Statham drove the McLaren Senna supercar to the premiere of Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw (Photo: @jasonstatham)
According to The Richest