Harrison Ford net worth

Harrison Ford’s net worth is estimated to be around $300 million, as at 2020.

He is the extremely popular actor well known for his characters as Han Solo in the “Original Star Wars Trilogy” and as the fearless and adventurous archaeologist Indiana Jones.

Over the years, Ford has appeared in many hit movies and series and he is easily considered one of Hollywood’s most iconic figures.

Harrison Ford is a top-earning actor and it’s not surprising that his years of experience in the industry have brought him a huge net worth and fortune.

In 2001, he was even listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the richest male actor in the world.

Apart from his financial achievements, he has garnered a lot of awards in his career He even received nominations for Academy Awards, BAFTA, and Golden Globes.

Ford has also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 

Source of Wealth

His main source of wealth is his massive paychecks from his acting career, spanning decades. He has been paid many millions of dollars in nearly all of the hit movies he has appeared in.

He is even said to receive up to $20 million per film with anywhere between 15 percent of the film’s gross take at the box office at his peak.

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Early Life

Harrison Ford was born on the 13th of July, 1942. His birthplace was at the Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.

He was born to an advertising executive and former actor known as Christopher Ford, and a former radio actress named Dorothy Ford.

His father was a Catholic while his mother was Jewish. His paternal grandfather and grandmother have Irish and German ancestry respectively.

His maternal grandfather and grandmother were Jewish emigrants from Belarus. That’s why he had roots in both Irish Catholic and Russian Jewish ancestry.

Ford has a younger brother named Terence who was born in 1945.

He attended Maine East High School in Park Ridge, Illinois. He became the school’s first student voice broadcast on the school’s new radio.

After he graduated from high school, Ford enrolled at Ripon College in Wisconsin. He majored in philosophy at this College.

He became fascinated with acting after he enrolled for a drama class in the final quarter of his senior year. Originally, the aim was to get over his shyness and then the acting bug bit him!

 

Career Highlights

1967: Ford started acting in a credited role in the film “Time for Killing”. He actually played the role of Harrison J. Ford to distinguish between him and a silent film actor named Harrison Ford who had appeared in movies in 1915 and 1930.

1968: He appeared in “Journey to Shiloh”.

1970: Ford played the role of an arrested student protester in the film “Zabriskie Point”.

1973: He played the role of Bob Falfa in “American Graffiti”.

1974: Director Francis Ford Coppola was impressed with the previous performances of Ford and hired him for a small role in the film “The Conversation”.

1977: Ford’s major role as an actor started when he was hired by George Lucas to star in “Star Wars”. In this film, he played the role of Hans Solo.

His role as Hans Solo actually brought him international limelight. Star Wars became one of the best successful films in that period.

With his successful role as Hans Solo, Ford reprised the role in the sequels of the film that follows over the years.

1978: He reprised his role as Hans Solo in “Star Wars Holiday Special”.

1979: Coppola also gave him a small role in “Apocalypse Now”.

1980: Ford reprised his role as Hans Solo in “The Empire Strikes Back” a sequel to the 1977 “Star Wars”.

1981: He played the role of the globe-trotting archeologist Indiana Jones in the film “Raiders of the Lost Ark“. This was a massively successful film that combined the talent and experience of top film directors, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg.

1982: Ford starred as Rick Deckard in the sci-fi film classic “Blade Runner”. His role as Indiana Jones won him the Best Actor award at the 9th Saturn Award.

1983: Ford returned to reprise his role as Hans Solo, a rogue smuggler, who aided the Rebellion against the Empire in the sequel of “Star Wars” titled “Return of the Jedi”.

1984:  “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” was a prequel to the Indian Jones series. Of course, Ford was the star actor in it. As always he played Indiana Jones.

1985: This year, Ford featured in Peter Weir’s film titled “Witness”.

1986: He was nominated for the Best Actor Award at the 58th Academy Awards for his role in the previous year’s film “Witness”. He starred in the “The Mosquito Coast”.

1987: He earned a nomination at the Golden Globes Awards for his role in “The Mosquito Coast”.

1988: Ford starred as Dr. Richard Walker in the mystery thriller film “Frantic”.

1989: He was the young Indiana Jones as a Life Scout in “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”

1990: He played a leading role in the legal drama film “Presumed Innocent”. He was cast as Rozat K. “Rusty” Sabich a prosecutor and the right-hand man of district attorney Raymond Horgan.

1991: Ford starred as Henry Turner in the drama film directed by Mike Nichols “Regarding Henry”.

1992: He played Jack Ryan in Tom Clancy’s spy thriller film “Patriot Games”.

1993: He reprised his role as Indiana Jones in TV series “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles”. This year, Ford also starred in “The Fugitive” an action thriller film also featuring Tommy Lee Jones.

1994: In the film adaptation of the political thriller “Clear and Present Danger” written by Tom Clancy, Ford reprised his role as Jack Ryan in the 1992 film “Patriot Games”.

He earned Golden Globe nomination for his performance in the action thriller “The Fugitive”.

1995: Ford starred in the remake of the 1954 romantic comedy-drama film “Sabrina”. The movie also starred Julia Ormond and Linus Larrabee.

1996: He earned a Golden Globe nomination for his role in “Sabrina”.

1997: Ford starred in a couple of films this year. These include “Air Force One” a political action-thriller film. He played U.S. President James Marshall in the movie.

Another film that Ford featured in this year was “The Devil’s Own”, an action-thriller film that also featured Brad Pitt, Ruben Blades, Julia Stiles, and others.

1998: Ford starred in “Six Days, Seven Nights”, an adventure comedy film. This also starred Anne Heche. However, this film received negative reviews.

1999: “Random Hearts” was a romantic drama film that Ford and Kristin Scot Thomas starred in.

2000: Harrison Ford starred in the supernatural horror film titled “What Lies Beneath”. He was cast as Dr. Norman Spencer, a successful college professor, and scientist.

This film grossed over $155 million in the United States and $291 million worldwide.

2001: Ford was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the richest male actor in the world.

2002: He starred as Captain 2nd Rank Alexei Vostrikov, Commanding Officer in “K-19: The Widowmaker” a historical submarine film.

2003: Ford appeared in the action-comedy film “Hollywood Homicide”.

2006: He played the role of Jack Stanfield, chief of security of Landrock Pacific Bank in the American-Australian crime thriller film “Firewall”.

2008: He reprised his role as Indiana Jones in “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”

2010: Ford featured in the medical drama film “Extraordinary Measures”. He played the role of Dr. Robert Stonehill.

2018: “Solo: A Star Wars Story” was released and even though he did not act in this film, it was reported that he gave the young actor Alden Ehrenreich advice on how to play his role as the Young Hans Solo.

 

Personal Life

Harrison Ford has been married three times. He married his first wife named Mary Marquardt (Mary Ford Becker) in 1964, and they divorced in 1979.

Harrison and Mary had two sons together. The first son is named Benjamin Ford, born in 1966. Benjamin is a chef-restaurateur and a businessman.

The second son is named Willard Ford, born in 1969. He is a clothier and a business owner.

Ford married screenwriter Melissa Mathison in March of 1983. They divorced in 2004. They had two children (a son and daughter) together.

The son is named Malcolm Ford, born in 1987. He is an actor and musician. The daughter is named Georgia Ford, born in 1990. She is an actress.

Harrison Ford started dating Calista Flockhart in 2002. They have an adopted son named Liam, born in 2001.

Ford and Flockhart married in 2010 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

He lives with his wife and Liam in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Harrison Ford has an interest in flying. He is a licensed pilot of both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. He has also been involved in a couple of planes crashes as a pilot.

He is an environmental activist and vice-chair of Conservation International.

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