Adam Sandler Net Worth – Income and Career

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adam sandler

One of the richest actors/producers/comedians in Hollywood, Adam Sandler Net Worth is $420 Million as of 2021.

Comedian turned into one of the richest actors in Hollywood. Adam Richard Sandler was born on the 9th of September 1996 in Benson Hurst, Brooklyn, New York.

When Adam was just six years old, the family moved to Manchester, New Hampshire. He graduated from Tisch School of Arts in 1988.

Adam started making an appearance in the shows on MTV before graduating.

Adam Sandler Early Standup
Adam Sandler Early Standup

After realizing comedy came naturally to him, his brother encouraged him to perform in clubs.

Eventually, in one of his shows, comedian Dennis Miller discovered Adam and later introduced him to Saturday Night Live producers.

Many people know him for making countless movies he has played in over the years.

His first movie Going Overboard, was a huge flop and never actually got a release in the theater where he played a struggling comedian working on a cruise ship trying to make it.

However, this was the star’s debut film where he was in a lead role, and it led to many more opportunities in the future.

Quick Facts

Born Name Adam Richard Sandler
Nickname Sandman
Date of Birth 9th September 1966
Height 5 feet 8 inches
Age 54 Years Old
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Benson Hurst, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Brother Scott Sandler
Profession Actor, Singer, and Comedian
Net Worth $420 Million
Body Measurements Chest-44 inch, Bicep-12 inch
Social Media InstagramFacebook
Shoe Size 38
Weight 86 Kg
Hair color Black
Hair type Curly
Last Update 2021

Adam Sandler Net Worth and Income

Adam Sandler is famous for making hilarious movies and getting paid loads of money.

Sandler has been able to demand some of the highest pays in showbiz through his acting and producing.

He not only earns $25 million per movie but also gets guaranteed percentages of the project’s gross profit, which makes him one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood.

Since leaving Saturday Night Live, Sandler has starred in more than 50 major releases.

Adam Sandler in movie Premiere
Adam Sandler in the movie Premiere

He earned approximately $20 million for 25 of those projects and even higher paychecks for the rest of them.

Notable Paychecks:

Name of the Movies Year Earnings
Billy Madison 1995 $1.7 Million
BulletProof 1996 $2.5 Million
Big Daddy 1999 $8 Million

Big Daddy grossed $230 million in the box office off a budget of $36 Million.

Besides that, Sandler signed a well-paid deal with Sony Pictures, which entitled him a base salary of $20 million per movie and 20-25% of a film’s gross profit on top of that.

For instance, in the movie Anger Management Adam charged $25 million for a movie and 25% of gross profit on top of that.

When it was all done, Adam took home $60 million with $37.5 million as a bonus.

His highest-grossing film is an animated film.

Hotel Transylvania 2, where he played an animated vampire, grossed a staggering $437 Million worldwide.

That box office gross beats all his previous films, which he is most known for.

Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler

Sandler signed a deal with Netflix in 2014 for 4 films. Seeing the success of those films, Netflix agreed to lengthen the deal for more films.

One of his films for Netflix, the Ridiculous 6, was not much-admired by the critics, but it quickly rose to be Netflix’s most-watched film at the time.

Netflix pays the actor $15 Million per movie and another $5 Million on top of that for production.

It’s safe to say that Sandman is beyond Rich. This man is literally rolling on cash at this point, which won’t be changing anytime soon.

When a star is as big as Adam, makes this much money, it makes us normal people wonder what he spends his millions on.

Sandman’s earnings per year :

Year Total Earnings
2011 $40 Million
May 2012 $37 Million
July 2013 $37million
June 2015 $41 Million
August  2016 $30 Million
2017 $50.5 Million
2018 $39.5 Million
August 2019 $57 Million
October 2020 $41 Million

Adam Sandler owns a production company. Happy Madison is a production company owned by the star, which was established back in 1999. The company has produced 39 films since its beginning.

Adam Sandler’s Houses, Cars & Watches

In 2007 a year after marrying model and actress Jacqueline Samantha, Adam Sandler bought a home in Los Angeles.

The house in the high profile pacific Palisade section of LA was formerly owned by actor Kurt Russell who reportedly sold the house to Adam Sandler for just under $13 Million.

The house was built in 1990 and sits on 2/3 of an acre. It has 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, spread over 13,000 sq. feet, and has a beautiful swimming pool in the yard.

Of course, the pacific Palisade property is not the only home the actor owns. He actually owns another one pretty close by, which he owned for $3.1 million all the way back in 2001.

Adam Sandler's LA house
Adam Sandler’s LA house

This Malibu beach house was built in 1947 and was remodeled shortly before Sandler purchased it.

It has 3 bedrooms and 3 baths and offers gorgeous oceanfront views from nearly every room.

Bel Air Mansion

Before getting married and becoming a family man, Sandler purchased the luxurious residence in Bel Air, California, in July 1999 after leasing it for 3 months.

The mansion that is worth a whopping $42.5 million these days has a large tennis court and a lavish outdoor swimming pool and offers standing ocean views.

Adam Sandler Bel Air Mansion
Adam Sandler Bel Air Mansion

The 3 level and 3,000 sq. ft. home is located well into the trees for maximum privacy and has been remodeled few years before the actor moved in.

This house boasts 25 feet glass walls. When moving in, Sandler paid an additional $6 50,000 for the furnishing and an art collection assembled by the former owner, an associate of Los Angeles county museum of art.

In addition to his house in Malibu, Pacific Palisades of LA, and Bel Air, Sandler also owns a home in New York City, Miami, and Florida.


It looks like Sandman is a big fan of Cadillac.

Even though he could afford any car on the planet with a net worth of $420 million, his taste in cars seems a little conservative.

Unlike other celebrities owning bank-breaking hypercars, our Sandman goes for modest ones equipped with luxury features.

Here are some of the cars owned by the actor.

Cadillac DTS, CTS and Escalade: Prices $41,690, $46,995 and $75,195 respectively

Adam Sandler at back of his Cadillac
Adam Sandler at the back of his Cadillac

Dodge Challenger SRT Price: $84,995

As seen above, most of the cars owned by the star are more family-oriented.

Sandler owns cars and loves to give them away as a present to friends and costars.

It is reported that the stars of the film Grown Ups costars Kevin James, David Spade, and Chris Rock, all received Maserati’s from Sandler as a gift for being in the film.


Adam has been seen wearing numerous timepieces in his movies, but Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date is best of all.

This watch has a red dial with Roman numerals and diamonds in a bezel set.

This watch costs right around $30,000 to $60,000.

Adam Sandler Lifestyle and Vacations

Just like conservative car choice, the choice of fashion of star is pretty straightforward.

Often Sandler is seen in a baggy graphic T-Shirt, basketball shorts, and pair of colorful sneakers.

Unlike other celebrities wearing Armani suits, Gucci belts, our Sandman keeps it cool and wears sweatsuits even in award shows, and to be frank, that’s what makes him cool.


Adam Sandler is a very charitable giver. Having a net worth of $420 million definitely gives you the means to donate for the causes.

Sandler likes to donate to causes that are very close and personal to him.

He donated $1 Million to the Boys and Girls Club in New Manchester, New Hampshire, also his hometown.

He also donated 400 PlayStation to Israel for victims of war.

Also, he gave PlayStation 3 to two teenagers struggling with cancer and also supported Toys for Tots.

He also performs in many charitable money-raising events.

-Chris Farley Foundation

-Autism Speaks

-Took part in 9/11 charity telethon

Movies, Endorsements and Book Publications

Adam Sandler has played at least 75 movies in his career, combined to gross more than $2 Billion in the box office.

Some of the most successful movies played by the actors are listed below:

Name of the Movie Released In Total Box Office Collection
The Hotel Transylvania Series 2012, 2015 and 2018  $1,361,751,376
Grown Ups 2010 $271,457,301
Grown Ups 2 2013 $246,984,278
Pixels 2015 $244,874,809


Over the years, Sandler appeared in several classic comedies, including The Wedding Singer, Happy Gilmore, Big Daddy, The Water boy, Mr. Deeds, 50 First Date, Little Nicky, The Longest Yard, to name a few.

Besides starring and acting, Adam produces moves as well.

His own production company Happy Madison has produced over 39 movies.

In movies produced by his production company, he stars himself, or sometimes he makes his friends star in them.

Adam has produced many films that he did not appear in.

Jumping from Saturday Night Live, a television show to the big screen does not seem bad now.

Adam Sandler is a multi-talented individual, and many people recognize him for different things.

It could be his standup where he started, the many movies he has made throughout his career, or some may regard him for his musical talent.

Adam Sandler has actually produced 7 albums throughout his career.

Adam Sandler singing
Adam Sandler singing

His debut album “They’re all gonna laugh at you” got double platinum-selling more than 2 million copies.

He was even nominated three separate times at the Grammy’s but never won.

Not just acting and producing the movies, but Sandman actually has earned from music as well.

His efforts never misfired. All the struggles he has done have contributed to his net worth of $420 Million over the years.

3 Facts about Adam Sandler

Adam was originally a writer on Saturday Night Live

Sandler met his wife on the set of Big Daddy

Sandman almost didn’t get into comedy


What is Adam Sandler’s favorite food?

Italian Food

Who is Adam Sandler’s favorite actor?

Tom Cruise

Who is Adam Sandler’s favorite actress?

Angelina Jolie

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