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John Holmes Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is John Holmes worth? $10,000

How did John Holmes earn his money and wealth?

John Holmes was born on 8th August 1944 in Ashville, Ohio. Holmes left his home at the age of 16 and joined U.S Army. He was honorably discharged from the army in 1963. In 1971, Holmes appeared in a porn series built around private investigator Johnny Ward, in the film Johnny Wadd by Bob Chinn. It was a take-off on his career. The film was a huge success and Chinn started creating the next installments. The same year he made Flesh of Lotus featuring Holmes.

In 1972, he appeared in The Blonde in Black Lace in which he was credited as John Duval. He continued acting in porn movies like Tropic of Passion (1973), The Danish Connection (1974), Around the World with Johnny Wadd (1975), Here Comes Johnny Wadd (1975), Liquid Lips (1976), Tell Them Johnny Wadd is Here (1976), Tapestry Of Passion (1976) and so on.

In 1977, he starred in the pornographic movie The Jade Pussycat by Bob Chinn. The film was a huge hit and was set in San Francisco’s Chinatown. He still continued acting in a number of films. In 1980, he acted in Insatiable, a classic pornographic movie and was highly popular. It’s sequel Insatiable 2 was released in 1984. The feature documentary Exhausted, John C. Holmes, The Real Story, was made on his life and career by director Julia St. Vincent. In the documentary, he claimed that he had intercourse with 14000 women.

In 1986, Holmes was diagnosed as HIV positive. The last films in career were Italian film The Rise of the Roman Empress, Rise of Rama (1986)  and Saturday Night Beaver (1986). He died on 13th March 1988 due to AIDS-related complications. In 1989, his biography named “The Devil and John Holmes was written by Mike Sager.

In 1985, he became the first person to be inducted into the X-Rated Critic’s Organization (XRCO) Hall of Fame and received the XBIZ Award Lifetime Achievement (Male Performer) in 2008. Holmes was widely popular among the adult-movie watching audience for being exceptionally well endowed in his reproductive areas. He has been a subject of inspiration for several books and Hollywood movies that include Boogie Nights and Wonderland.

What are the highest grossing movies of John Holmes?

  • Boogie Nights (1997): $43,100,000
  • Wonderland (2003): $2,466,444

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