Jack Nicholson Net Worth: Career & Art Collection

An American artist, director, and producer who has been in the movie industry for over six decades, Jack Nicholson has a net worth of $400 million.

Jack Nicholson is one of the most renowned actors who simply exemplify the class of Hollywood stars with his undisputed charisma.

A classic villain or anti-hero, Nicholson is also distinguished for his reckless attitude and flexible portals of eternal outsiders, someone who rebels against the social structure.

Nicholson has been in showbiz for 60 years.

He is well known for his roles in Chinatown, As Good As It Gets, The Departed, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and the 1980s horror film The Shining.

Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson

He is also the most nominated male actor in Academy Awards history with his 12 nominations. He has won the Academy Awards for best actor twice during the course of his career.

Not only that, but he was also one of two actors to be nominated for an Academy Awards for acting in every decade starting from the 1960s to the 2000s.

Similarly, he has won six Golden Globe awards and also received the Kennedy Center Honor in 2001. Likewise, he became one of the youngest actors to be awarded the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Awards in 1994.

Early Life

Jack Nicholson, originally John Joseph Nicholson, was born on April the 22nd, 1937, in Neptune City, New Jersey, Unites States.

His mother, June Frances Nicholson, was a showgirl of Irish, German, English, and Welsh descent.

His mother was married to an Italian-American showman without realizing he was already married.

The true identity of his biological father is unknown, but some speculations have been made that he might have been the son of his mother’s manager during her time as a showgirl.

Jack Nicholson as a Child
Jack Nicholson as a Child

As she was only seventeen years of age and unmarried, his parents agreed to raise Jack as their own child, not revealing his true background, and his mother would act as his sister.

He was unknown about his relations with his mother and aunt, but in 1974 Time magazine researchers told him that his sister June’s true relation was his mother and his other sister was really his aunt.

But by this time, his mother and grandmother had died.

Growing up in Neptune City, Jack was raised in his mother’s Roman Catholic Church. Jack went to close Manasquan High School. He was declared “Class Clown” by the class of 1954.

Quick Facts

Full Name John Joseph Nicholson
Birth Date April 22, 1937
Birth Place Neptune City, New Jersey, USA
Nick Name Jack Nicholson
Religion Christian
Nationality American
Ethnicity Irish
Education Manasquan High School
Horoscope Taurus
Father’s Name Not Available
Mother’s Name June Frances Nicholson
Siblings No
Age 84  years old
Height 5 ft. 9 inches, 1.77 m
Weight 172 lbs., 78 Kg
Shoe Size 11 US
Hair Color Grey
Eye Color Hazel
Profession Actor, Director & Producer
Active Years 1953-2013
Marital Status Divorced
Wife Sandra Knight (1962-1968)
Kids Five
Net Worth $400 million
Social Media InstagramTwitter
Last Update October, 2021

Net Worth and Income

Net Worth

Nicholson has appeared in more than 60 movies throughout his career. He is one of the highest-paid actors in history, with an astounding net worth of $400 million.

Nicholson has made hundreds of millions of dollars in salary as well as backend bonuses in his career from movies.

Apart from acting, Mr. Nicholson has a massive real estate portfolio. The superstar has left a mark not just in the movie industry but also in the real estate industry.

His real estate portfolio of $100 million has certainly played a significant role in contributing to his net worth.

Similarly, it seems like the superstar is also an art enthusiast. He started collecting art since the 1960s. His collection of art includes Picasso, Rodin, Modigliani, and Botero.

The value of his art collection has been estimated to be more than $150 million.

Income

You get showered by dollar bills when you are a successful start in Hollywood as Jack Nicholson. Jack was into showbiz for more than six decades before he retired.

He appeared in 60 movies and attained some notable paychecks.

Movies Salary
Anger Management (2003) $20,000,000
About Schmidt (2002) $10,000,000
The Pledge (2001) $10,000,000
As Good as It Gets (1997) $15,000,000
Wolf (1994) $13,000,000
Hoffa (1992) $10,000,000
A Few Good Men (1992) $5,000,000
The Two Jakes (1990) $5,000,000
Batman (1989) $6,000,000
Ironweed (1987) $5,000,000
The Witches of Eastwick (1987) $6,000,000
Heartburn (1986) $4,000,000
Terms of Endearment (1983) $1,000,000 + profit percentage (totalling $9,000,000)
The Shining (1980) $1,250,000
The Missouri Breaks (1976) $1,250,000 + 10% of all gross receipts above $12.5m
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) $1,000,000 + 15% gross
Tommy (1975) $75,000
Chinatown (1974) $500,000
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970) $12,500

Most Notable Paychecks

Out of all the salaries, earning from batman is rather interesting. Jack was offered to appear as the Joker in Tim Burton’s Batman for a mere $10 million in 1989.

However, he was offered to take just $6 million, and the remaining $4 million would exchange for film gross and the merchandise sales from toys.

Jack Nicholson ad a Joker
Jack Nicholson ad a Joker in Batman

The movie was a massive hit with a total box office collection of $411 million worldwide. In the end, Jack bagged $60 million from Batman alone.

If we adjust inflation, it would be the same as earning $110 million today, which would break all the records in Hollywood history.

$60 million from a single movie is still the 12th largest paycheck in Hollywood history.

Net Worth of Jack Nicholson in Different Currencies

Let’s have a look into Jack Nicholson’s net worth in different currencies as of October, 2021

Currency Net Worth
Euro € 337,126,080
Pound Sterling £ 289,383,240
Australian Dollar A$ 531,490,800
Canadian Dollar C$ 492,862,000
Indian Rupee ₹ 29,807,400,000
BitCoin ฿ 11,560.69

Houses, Cars, and Art Collection

Houses

The superstar has numerous properties across the United States. These luxury mansions and villas will surely make people drool.

Malibu Home

Superstar bought this single-story Malibu home for a high price. The home featured stunning interior design and spectacular views of the mountains and ocean.

The house sited on 2,313 square feet and covered 70 acres of land. It had three bedrooms and three bathrooms and also a basketball court, and a huge dining area.

It also offered a tennis court, private hiking trails, and a caretaker’s home.

The house was listed for sale in February 2013 for $4.25 million.

Mulholland Drive, Beverly Hills, California

The actor owns several properties in Mulholland Drive, Beverly Hills. Reportedly, all the homes owned by the superstar are combined with an excellent design, making them the hottest property in that area.

The properties are stretched over 2.92 acres in total. The first property he bought was in 1969. It was a house on a 3,303 square foot, built on 0.53 acres of land. This house was built in 1957.

Another house he owns sits on 3,197 square feet. He purchased the property in 1993. However, the house was built in 1947.

Similarly, a 1947 built 2,117 home which he acquired in late 1993. The property sits on exactly 1-acre land.

Lastly, this one is vacant property owned by the superstar. He purchased this property for $5 million in March 2005. The 39,997 square property was owned by Marlon Brando previously.

Newberry House, Colorado

This house was built in 1895 and sits on 5,780 square feet. The house had five comfortable bedrooms and six full and two partial bathrooms.

Nicholson House In Newberry, Colorado
Jack Nicholson House In Newberry, Colorado

Also, a dining room, massive living room, screening room, fireplace, and a Jacuzzi are other house features. Located at Aspen, Colorado, the house overlooked a stunning view of Hallam Lake.

The house was listed for sale in March 2013 for $15 million but ultimately sold for $11 million.

Kailua home, Hawaii

The house spreads over 15,419 square feet with a gorgeous ocean view. The house is located at 626 Kaimalino Street in Kailua, Hawaii.

Hollywood hills house

Superstar purchased this house in 1973 at an undisclosed price. The 0.41-acre house in Hollywood Hills is located at 7300 block of Woodrow Wilson Drive in Los Angeles.

The house offers 1,301 square feet of living space. The actor has owned the house since 1973 and was bought for $49,000. The property was built in 1950 and has enveloped by dense bush.

Cars

The superstar has numerous luxurious cars in his garage. But few of them are worth noting.

 Mercedes 600 Pullman

Superstar owns a 1972 Mercedes 600 Pullman limo. The car is equipped with a V8 engine which boasts a pure performance. The car has a spacious interior, and air suspension smoothes the bumpy roads.

Nicholson's Mercedes Pullman 600 Limousine
Jack Nicholson’s Mercedes Pullman 600 Limousine

Other interesting features of this classic limo are hydraulic-powered windows and a commanding braking system.

This is a rare car and does not comes cheap. The collector car price can be as high as $5 00,000.

Range Rover

The shining lead drives a matte black Range Rover and has been spotted several times on it. The SUV has gained iconic status among global celebrities.

The SUV comes with a price tag of $70,000, but with the alterations he’s done with the vehicle, it might cost a fortune. He has lined the seats with Nappa leather and fitted a powerful air conditioning along with an ultra-high-end sound system.

Besides that, the actor, who is well known for his temper, once got into road rage. Reportedly, he smacked a windshield of a person’s car with his golf club.

Consequently, he had to write a check of $5 00,000 to close his legal case in court. He got triggered because the guy cut him off in the traffic, and Nicholson was mourning the death of a friend.

Art Collection

Jack Nicholson is a huge admirer of contemporary art and owns different priceless collections of masterpieces from world-renowned artists, including Picasso, Rodin, Botero, Modigliani, and Magritte.

He has been into arts and started collecting in 1960. He is well known for being one of the best art collectors in Hollywood. Reportedly Mr. Nicholson has an art collection worth $150 million.

Likewise, Nicholson acquired the collection from artist “Jack Vettriano” from his work exhibited in London, Edinburgh, and Johannesburg.

Did you know Alic Walton has $500 million worth of Art Collection

Lifestyle and Vacations

Lifestyle

Jack Nicholson has been known for his acting for over six decades-long careers in Hollywood and also for his ferocity. His road rage with strangers proves the point.

He had to quit his job because of his anger issues, obviously before he was a big star in Hollywood.

Besides that, he is also famous for some other stuff, such as a huge basketball fan, especially the Los Angeles Lakers. He has held courtside seats for more than 25 years now.

Moreover, the superstar does not believe in god and lives alone in the house at Mulholland drive.

Having lived a luxurious life, he loves spending his money. Rumors have it that Mr. jack sent a staggering $75,000 on a set of golf clubs made out of carbon fabric, 24-carat gold, and platinum.

 Nicholson Golfing in his House
Jack Nicholson Golfing in his House

Similarly, he was friends with the member of the rock band Monkees Davy Jones in the 1960s. He and Bob Rafelson actually co-wrote their 1968 film “Head.”

The media has called him ‘Jack the Jumper’ and ‘The Great Seducer’ in reply to his rather boring list of sexual partners.

Reportedly, Mr. Nicholson wandered around his house fully naked for several months.

In terms of his day-to-day routine, he wakes up around 11 Am.

His housekeeper Gloria brings his breakfast to the bed. For breakfast, he likes orange juice, coffee, diet chocolate pudding, and his daily pills.

He takes baby aspirin, Lipitor, and Celebrex to get rid of the pain of arthritis. He usually does not go to sleep until 4 in the morning and likes reading books such as The Genesis Code.

As for his fashion, he loves Ray-ban sunglasses, Lacoste, and Crocs shoes.

Vacations

Superstar used to go for a luxurious vacation in some of the exotic places around the world in his days.

He was spotted with his actress friend Lara Flynn Boyle at St. Tropez in French Rivera, a perfect entertainment destination for visitors. The place is famous for celebrity vacations.

Similarly, the actor was also spotted enjoying his time with his family on the Caribbean island of St Bart’s.

Likewise, the actor went on vacation to Monaco with his children Lorraine Nicholson and Raymond Nicholson.

He was spotted basking in the water with his children and taking a snap.

Charity

Mr. Nicholson is known for his philanthropic acts and is a generous giver.

He is actively involved in multiple charitable foundations and supports numerous causes.

He supports Action Aid, a foundation that targets poverty and injustice around the world. The foundation also supports granting disaster relief to support victim families.

Similarly, the actor also Casey Lee Ball Foundation, a foundation accumulating funds for pediatric Kidney research.

Jack Nicholson in a Telethon
Jack Nicholson in a Telethon

He also participated in a telethon for victims of 9/11.

Likewise, another foundation he supports is Hole in Wang Gang, the world’s biggest family camp that provides medical assistance free of cost to children with cancer and other severe illnesses.

Nicholson offers help to children as families around the globe to eradicate pediatric AIDS by supporting the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

Apart from that, Mr. Nicholson hosted the celebrity golf classic to raise money for children’s charity.

Movies, Investments and Book Publications

Movies

Jack Nicholson has appeared in more than 60 films during the course of his career. He earned hundreds of millions of dollars from movies.

According to IMDB, he has 79 credits as an actor, 8 credits as a producer and 7 as a writer, and 4 as a director.

He is best known for his roles in movies such as The Bucket List, The Departed, Anger Management, Batman, The Shining, Chinatown, As Good As It Gets, and One Flew Over Cuckoo’s Nest.

Total Box Office Collection of Jack Nicholson

As An Movies Worldwide Box Office
Leading 30 $2,416,819,326
Supporting Role 8 $725,874,277
Technical Roles 2 $10,005,969

Here is the box office collection of the 10 most successful movies of Jack Nicholson

Year Movie Collection
1989 Batman $411,556,825
1997 As Good As It Gets $314,178,011
2006 The Departed $291,465,034
2003 Something’s Gotta Give $265,382,738
1992 Few Good Men $243,240,178
2003 Anger Management $195,745,823
2007 The Bucket list $175,372,502
1994 Wolf $131,002,597
1975 One Flew Over Cuckoo’s Nest $108,997,629
1983 Terms of Endearment $108,423,489

Investments

Apart from his investments in his residential homes, luxurious cars, Jack Nicholson has invested in some sick real estate which earned him a million besides movies.

His real estate portfolio is over $100 million. He has owned over at least a dozen properties across the United States throughout his career.

He purchased a property in Mulholland drive, which covers more than three-acre which includes at least four properties.

Purchased from his good friend Marlon Brando after his death in 1969, he added more plots in 1993 and 2005.

He purchased the estate for $5 million in 2005 and demolished the previous home, and planted “Frangipani” as a tribute to his friend Marlon Brando.

Besides that, he owns several houses around Los Angeles, including a condo in Venice, a house in Santa Monica, and property in Malibu, which stretches over 70 acres. He listed the property for sale in 2011 for $4.5 million but took off the market.

He also has $150 million worth of art collection from different recognized artists.

Book Publications

Throughout his career, Jack Nicholson has authored three books.

Rabbit Ears Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories

This is a fictional book written by Jack Nicholson along with Danny Glover and Rudyard Kipling. The book has a 3.7 out of 5 ratings by Goodreads.

Similarly, he has been part of two other books: The Elephant’s Child: Told by Jack Nicholson with Music by Bobby Mcferrin and How the Camel Got His Hump: Told by Jack Nicholson with Music by Bobby Mcferrin.

Career

Since we already know how dramatic and movie-like his childhood was. He did not learn that his sisters were his own mother and aunt until, in 1974, researchers from Time magazine told him.

Mr. Nicholson moved to Hollywood in 1954 to visit his “sister” Lorraine, who was actually his aunt when he was just 17 years of age.

Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson in LA Lakers Game

He first worked as an office worker in Hanna Barbara’s animation department. He considered pursuing his career as an animator but eventually chose acting.

In 1957 to avoid the draft into Korean War, Jack joined the California Air National Guard.

Facts about Jack Nicholson

  • Jack Nicholson apparently had secret access to the Playboy Mansion.
  • He once partied with the Former Prime Minister of Cuba, Fidel Castro.
  • He never misses a LA Lakers game.
  • Mr. Nicholson never does an interview.
  • Jack Nicholson actually grew up with another veteran actor Danny DeVito.

FAQs

What disease does Jack Nicholson have?

Veteran actor Jack Nicholson has a memory loss and cannot remember his lines.

Why does Jack Nicholson wear sunglasses all the time?

Convinced by the fellow actor Fred Astaire that the practice is the epitome of cool. Jack also has stated that it gives him little privacy in public.

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