Bruce Willis Net Worth: Movie & Music Career

Mr. Bruce Willis
Mr. Bruce Willis (Source: 7wallpapers.net)

“Yippie-Kai-Yay,…!!”

The man who coined this iconic catchphrase in the Die Hard movie, the one, and only Bruce Willis, has a net worth of a staggering $250 million.

Seriously this guy needs no introduction, the veteran actor has more than 114 credits to his name.

Bruce is technically the highest-paid actor in the world, and his films have grossed over $5 billion in the worldwide box office.

The guy who’s name is synonyms to action, Mr. Willis, is best known for his portrayal of John McClane in the Die Hard franchise.

Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis (Source: Wikipedia)

Nonetheless, despite having given tons of box office hits over the course of 40 years, Bruce is yet to receive the golden statuette (Oscars).

However, his contribution has been recognized by some of the other prestigious juries. Bruce has won two Primetime Emmy Awards, two People’s Choice Awards, and one Golden Globe Award.

Moreover, in 2006 Mr. Willis received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Bruce Willis | Quick Facts

Before getting to the details, let’s glance at Bruce Willis’ personal life:

Birth Name Walter Bruce Willis
Nickname Bruno
Known Professionally Bruce Willis
Birth Date 19 March 1955
Birth Place Idar-Oberstein, Rhineland-Palatinate, West Germany
Current Residence Brentwood Park, Los Angeles, United States
Age 67 Years Old
Nationality American
Ethnicity German-American
Gender Male
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Religion Christian
Siblings Florence Willis (Younger Sister), David Willis (Younger Brother), Robert Willis (Younger Brother)
Father’s Name David Willis
Mother’s Name Marlene Willis
Other Relatives Edgar George Willis (Paternal Grandfather), Martha Florence Tingle (Paternal Grandmother)
Relationship Status Married
Spouses Demi Moore (m. 1987-div. 2000)
Emma Heming (m. 2009-Present)
Children Rumer Willis, Scout Willis, Scout Willis, Evelyn Penn Willis, and Mabel Ray Willis
Build Athletic
Height 6′ 0″, 183 cm, 1.83 m
Weight 84 kg, 185 lbs.
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Formerly Dark Brown, Currently Bald
Distinctive Features Bald

Green eyes

Groggy Voice

Sexual Orientation Straight
First Film The First Deadly Sin
First TV Show Miami Vice
First Album The Return of Bruno
Education Penns Groove High School, Montclair State University
Profession Actor, Musician, Producer, Voice Actor, Composer, Blogger, Restaurateur, & Writer
Music Genre R&B, Pop
Label Motown Records
Instruments Vocals & Harmonica
Social Media Not Available
Net Worth $250 Million
Merchandise Signed Photo, Funko Pop!, Vinyl Record
Last Update June 2022

Bruce Willis Net Worth & Income

Bruce Willis’ Net Worth

An American actor, film producer, and musician Bruce Willis’ net worth is a whopping $250 million as of June 2022.

His net worth used to be much higher, but he had to give away a good chunk of his fortune as a divorce settlement to his ex-wife Demi Moore.

The man has consistently been one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood.

Bruce has earned hundreds of millions of dollars from his movie salary alone.

Bruce Willis’ Income

The most significant paycheck of Bruce’s career has to be the $100 million he earned from the 1999 thriller-horror film “The Sixth Sense.”

If adjusted inflation, that’s like earning $170 million in current money.

Despite the fact that his upfront salary was just $14 million on the film, he earned an additional $86 million from the generous cut of the film’s gross.

The 1999 film grossed over $672 million worldwide!

Bruce’s $100 million from the film is the highest in Hollywood history ever paid to an actor.

Moreover, Bruce basically earns around $20 million in a typical year today, which is nothing compared to what he used to earn during his peak.

In 2000 Bruce earned $55 million primarily from two films, “Unbreakable” and “The Kid,” for which he was paid $20 million upfront each.

Similarly, in 2001 Bruce earned a staggering $70 million and $46 million in 2002.

Movie Earnings

In 1989 Bruce starred in the comedy-romance film “Look Who’s Talking,” for which he earned $10 million, that’s the same as earning $20 million today.

For the film’s sequel, a year later, he earned another $10 million.

Similarly, for his role as Joe in the 1991 action comedy film “The Last Boy Scout”, Bruce earned $14 million.

Bruce Willis in a Movie
Bruce Willis in a Movie (Source: Showbiz Cheat Sheet)

Likewise, his role in the 1996 film “Last Man Standing” earned him $16.5 million, and the 1998 film “Armageddon” earned $14.8 million.

However, in 1994 Bruce accepted just $800,000 for his role of Butch Coolidge in Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction.”

Even though his pay was way too less than his at the time stature, Bruce earned the image of a dependable A-list movie star.

How could we forget his most successful Die Hard franchise?

Further cementing his status as a superstar, Bruce starred in the Die Hard film series earning a huge fortune.

The first “Die Hard” film released in 1988 earned Bruce a mere $5 million, while the second brought $7.5 million.

Similarly, the 1995 “Die Hard With a Vengeance” made the star $15 million, and the 2007 “Die Hard 4.0” earned a whopping $25 million.

So the film franchise earned Bruce $52 million in total before adjusting inflation and likely $70-$80 million after making adjustments.

Aside from film income, Bruce has made tons of money from his numerous endorsement deals and investments.

Bruce Willis’ Net Worth in Different Currencies

Let’s look into Bruce Willis’ net worth in different currencies, including the crypto Bitcoin.

Currency Net Worth
Euro € 229.58 Million
Pound Sterling £ 190.46 Million
Australian Dollar A$ 343.06 Million
Canadian Dollar C$ 321.24 Million
Indian Rupee ₹ 19,269,950,000
Bitcoin ฿ 6,457.88

Bruce Willis | Houses & Cars

Houses

Superstar Bruce Willis has owned numerous enormously valuable properties in different parts of the world over the decades.

Bruce, along with his then-wife Demi Moore, purchased a 7,000 square feet apartment penthouse in Central Park’s Rem building in 1990. The pair added two bedroom additional unit in the same building.

However, Bruce had to leave the apartment to Demi Moore as part of the divorce settlement, which Demi sold for $45 million in 2017. It was initially listed for mind-boggling $75 million.

Bruce Willis New York Mansion
Bruce Willis New York Mansion (Source: CNBC)

Moreover, Bruce sold his Beverly Hills mansion in 2014 for $16.5 million and his New York penthouse for $18 million in April 2018.

Similarly, Willis listed his 7.4 acres, 13,500 square feet Turks and Caicos property for $33 million in March of 2019, which he finally offloaded for $27 million.

During the same time, Willis invested in a home in Brentwood, California. Reportedly, he splashed $10 million for the home. The house serves as his current residence.

Furthermore, he sold his home in Idaho for $5 million and also listed an upstate New York home for $13 million in 2019.

Cars

Bruce Willis has owned numerous cars over the years. The action superstar is crazy about American muscle cars and has owned a number of these beasts.

Willis has owned 1968 Dodge Charger “Bullitt,” 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad, 1968 Shelby GT 500, 1954 Chevrolet 3100, 1957 Chevrolet Corvette, 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.

Similarly, the 1988 Lincoln Town Car Limousine, the 1968 Pontiac Firebird 400, and Bentley Continental GT Speed Le Mans Edition are also part of his massive collection.

Few of the above-mentioned cars have been auctioned off by the superstar, but we’ve mentioned them because he owned them at some point in his career.

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Bruce Willis | Lifestyle

Bruce Willis, one of the most renowned actors in Hollywood, currently lives with his wife Emma Heming in Brentwood, California.

Nonetheless, Bruce was married to actress Demi Moore for more than a decade. Together they share three daughters, namely Rumer, Tallulah, and Scout.

Bruce and Demi separated in 2000.

But when they separated, Bruce cut a massive paycheck of $90 million as part of the divorce settlement, which is why his net worth seems less than that of fellow Planet Hollywood stars Sylvester and Arnold.

Bruce With Demi and Their Daughters
Bruce With Demi and Their Daughters (Source: The Today Show)

Bruce married Emma in 2009. Together they have two daughters.

Despite the history between Demi and Bruce, the two have maintained a friendly relationship.

In fact, Bruce attended Demi’s wedding to Ashton Kutcher, and Demi attended Bruce’s wedding to Heming.

Aside from being a successful movie star, Bruce has released three rock albums to date.

Moreover, Bruce cites Robert De Niro, John Wayne, Gary Cooper, and Steve McQueen as his acting role models.

Bruce Willis | Charity

Most of the charitable deeds of Bruce are carried out through his foundation named Bruce Willis Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to uplifting young people.

Similarly, Bruce was appointed a national spokesman for Children in Foster Care in 2022 by George W. Bush.

Likewise, Bruce has auctioned off several of his personal belongings in favor of charitable organizations.

He once auctioned his precious bike collection for a booting campaign.

Moreover, Bruce and his ex-wife Demi Moore donated the Liberty Theater in downtown Hailey, Idaho, to a local theater troupe in 2017.

Every one of us is aware that Bruce appeared in three episodes of the popular NBC sitcom “Friends.”

But did you know that Bruce donated his Friends salary to five of his favorite charities?

The charities among Bruce’s paycheck were distributed include The American Foundation for AIDS Research, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, AIDS Project Los Angeles, UCLA Unicamp for underprivileged children, and the Rape Treatment Center.

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Bruce Willis | Music, Movies, Investments, and Endorsements

Music

Astonishingly, Bruce Willis has released three studio albums!

He released his debut studio album titled ‘The Return of Bruno’ in 1987 under Motown records.

Similarly, he released his second studio album in 1989 titled ‘If It Don’t Kill You, It Just Makes You Stronger’ under the same record label.

Bruce Willis Singing
Bruce Willis Singing (Source: DigitalSpy)

Likewise, ‘Classic Bruce Willis: The Universal Masters Collection,’ his third album, was released in 2001 under Polygram Int’l.

He has not released any new articles ever since but performs live on occasions.

Some of his famous songs include Respect Yourself, Young Blood, Soul Shake, Save The Last Dance For Me, and Down in Hollywood.

Interestingly, Bruce still has 123,000 monthly listeners in his Spotify as of this writing.

Movies

As mentioned before, Bruce Wills has starred in tons of box office hits throughout his career.

Bruce is most popularly known for his roles in the Die Hard series, Pulp Fiction, The Sixth Sense, and Armageddon.

Similarly, some of his other movies include 12 Monkeys, Hart’s War, for which he was paid a massive $22.5 million, Unbreakable, The Kid, the Siege, and The Bonfire of the Vanities.

Investments & Endorsements

Bruce Willis owns houses in New Jersey, Penns Grove, LA, and apartments in Trump Tower and Riverside South, Manhattan, all of which he rents.

Aside from numerous real estate, Bruce owns several businesses.

Back in 2000, Bruce teamed up with Arnold Rifkin and started a Production Company named Cheyenne Enterprises. Nonetheless, he left the company to start his own.

Moreover, Bruce owns several small businesses in Idaho, including a theater and The Mint Bar.

Willis is a co-founder of the restaurant company Planet Hollywood.

Furthermore, Bruce owns 3.3% ownership of Sobieski Vodka. He signed the deal with Belvedere SA in 2009 in exchange for a stake in the company.

Bruce Promoting Sobieski Vodka
Bruce Promoting Sobieski Vodka (Source: Fakt.pl)

Given the fact that Bruce has been consistently ruling the entertainment industry over the past few decades, his name has been associated with numerous brands.

The star started charging an eight-figure salary for brand promotion after the success of the Die Hard film.

Bruce was hired to promote Golden Wine Cooler in a series of advertisements by Seagrams, for which he was paid $7 million over two years.

He ended his contract with Seagrams after he gave up alcohol in 1988.

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Bruce Willis | Career

Bruce was born on 19 March 1955 in the town of Idar-Oberstein, West Germany.

His mother worked as a bank teller, and his father was an American serviceman.

Willis moved to the states when he was a kid. After high school graduation, he began working as security at a nuclear power plant.

Bruce Willis Early Days
Bruce Willis Early Days (Source: Pinterest)

He then did a handful of odd jobs such as driving and private investigator.

Similarly, he also tended the bar before making it big in Hollywood.

In 1984, he moved to LA and started getting bits and parts on TV shows like The Twilight Zone and Miami Vice.

He gained fame with his lead role in the comedy-drama TV series, “Moonlighting” and it has only been uphill since then!

As of June 2022, Bruce Willis’ net worth is a massive $250 million.

Unknown Facts About Bruce Willis

  • Bruce Willis suffered from severe stutter throughout his childhood.
  • Willis once bought 12,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies which were distributed to sailors abroad.
  • Willis actually wanted to join the military in 2003 but was unfortunately rejected for being too old.

FAQs

What kind of person is Bruce Willis?

Bruce Willis is of ESTP personality; exciting, energetic, and bold. Bruce loves partying and sometimes makes decisions too quickly without thinking.

What does Yippie-Kai-Yay mean?

Yippie-Kai-Yay means an exclamation used to startle or frighten an opponent.

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