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Mel Gibson Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Mel Gibson worth? $425 million

How did Mel Gibson earn his money and wealth?

Mel Gibson is a filmmaker/actor who was born in the year 1956 at Peekskill, NY, U.S. on 3rd January. He is well known as an action hero. His major success came from the movie series named “Mad Max post-apocalyptic”. Apart from that, his success also sore high with his role as “Martin Riggs” in the movie named “Lethal Weapon”. The movie was followed by two sequels Lethal Weapon 2 and Lethal Weapon 3 in 1989 and 1992 respectively and had an extremely successful at the box office.

After Gibson turned 12, his parents moved to Australia where he studied the skills of acting at “National Institute of Dramatic Art”. In the 1980s, the actor became a founder of the production company named “Icon Entertainment” which was quoted as an “alternative to the studio system” by Atom Egoyan, a film director. Gibson was also cast as one of the leads in a critically acclaimed movie about World War I named “Gallipoli” which was released in the year 1981. He was cast for this crucial role by the director of the movie Peter Weir. The movie bagged Gibson the award for best actor given by the Australian Film Institute. With this film, his reputation as an action hero changed to a versatile and serious actor.

Mel Gibson starred as well as produced and directed the historical drama film named Braveheart which was released in the year 1995. He received an Academy Award as Best Director along with the Golden Globe Award for the movie. He was also a director of the controversial yet financially successful drama movie named “The Passion of the Christ” which was released in the year 2004. His action based adventure movie named “Apocalypto” also received appreciation from the critics which were released in 2006. The film was set in the Mesoamerica around the early half of the 16th century. He also starred in the movie What Women Want in 2000 which went on to become the second highest grossing movie of his career. 

Following this, Gibson took a break from directing movies. Later on, Gibson came back with a bang with his financially successful and critically acclaimed movie named “Hacksaw Ridge” in the year 2016. The movie bagged 2 Academy Awards with nominations for four more which included awards like Best Picture as well as Best Director. 

During his initial entry to the cinema, Gibson received notices from movie critics for his great acting skills in comparison to other stars in that era. Gibson is also a property based investor. He owns numerous properties located at Malibu and many locations in Costa Rica along with a private island that is located in Fiji. He also owns many properties in Australia. Mel Gibson was also tagged as the “Sexiest Man Alive” by the magazine named People. He was the first man to receive this tag.

What are the highest grossing movies of Mel Gibson?

1-Signs (2002): $227,966,634

2-What Women Want (2000): $182,811,707

3-Lethal Weapon 2 (1989): $147,253,986

4-Lethal Weapon 3 (1992): $144,731,527

5-Ransom (1996): $136,492,681

Read More: Best Movies of Mel Gibson

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