Nicolas Cage Net Worth, Movie Salaries, Annual Earnings

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Nicolas_Cage

Nicolas Cage

Net Worth: $15 million

Source of Wealth: films

Born: January 7, 1964 in Long Beach, California

Children: 2

Nicolas Cage began his acting career in 1980 as an extra in the film Brubaker starring Robert Redford. In 1982, he got a small role in the teenage comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High. After that, he appeared in Rumble Fish (1983), Birdy (1984, starring Matthew Modine), Francis Ford Coppola’s Peggy Sue Got Married (1986), the Coen Brothers’ comedy Raising Arizona (1987), Moonstruck (1987, starring Cher), David Lynch’s bizarre Wild at Heart (1990), and the comedy Honeymoon in Vegas (1992).

By 1994, Cage was valued at about $4 million per movie, but agreed to star in Mike Figgis’ Leaving Las Vegas (1995) for only $240,000 because of the strength of the role.

Since 1995, Nic Cage has starred in a¬† series of action thrillers, including The Rock (1996), Con Air (1997, John Malkovich), John Woo’s Face/Off (1997, opposite John Travolta), Martin Scorsese’s dark Bringing Out the Dead (1999), and City of Angels (1998) with Meg Ryan.

Cage’s other hit movies include National Treasure (2004), Lord of War (2005), Ghost Rider (2007), and Kick-Ass (2010).

How much money does Nicolas Cage make?

Salary:
Valley Girl (1983) $5,000
Vampire’s Kiss (1988) $40,000
Leaving Las Vegas (1995) $240,000
The Rock (1996) $4,000,000
Face/Off (1997) $6,000,000
Snake Eyes (1998) $16,000,000
Bringing Out the Dead (1999) $10,000,000
Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) $20,000,000
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (2001) $7,000,000
Windtalkers (2002) $20,000,000
Adaptation. (2002) $2,000,000
National Treasure (2004) $20,000,000
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans (2009) $2,000,000
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010) $12,000,000
Drive Angry (2011) $6,000,000
Seeking Justice (2011) $12,000,000
Trespass (2011) $7,000,000
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011) $7,500,000
The Croods (2013) $1,000,000

Annual earnings according to Forbes:
2009: $40 million
2008: $38 million
2001: $28.4 million
2000: $36 million

Financial problems

In 2010, Cage told People magazine that he owed $14 million in back taxes. He blamed his former manager, Samuel J. Levin, for losing millions of dollars to risky investments and filed a $20 million suit against the CPA.

To settle up accounts he sold his castle in Bavaria, Germany. Cage also put homes in Louisiana, Rhode Island, California, and Nevada, as well as a $7 million island in the Bahamas, up for sale.

In 2011, Cage also sold his “Action Comics #1″ comic book collectable in an online auction for a record-breaking $2.16 million dollars, to assist paying his debts. Cage purchased the comic in 1997 for $110,000.

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