Jack Nicholson net worth

Jack Nicholson’s net worth is at least $400 million dollars, as of 2020.

Born as John Joseph Nicholson, he is known as one of the richest actors in Hollywood and movie business!

It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t know and love Jack Nicholson. He’s made his face well-known all over Hollywood.

A legendary actor icon to many, he’s been in some well-known movies and has done excellently well in such movies for well over 6 decades!

He has had 12 Academy Award nominations and is one of Hollywood’s most nominated actors in the history of Academy Awards. He has won three Oscars in his career.

Net Worth: $400 Million (USD)
Source of Wealth: Actor, Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Full Name: John Joseph Nicholson
Also known as: Jack Nicholson
Date of Birth: April 22, 1937
Age: 82
Country of Origin: United States of America
Gender: Male
Height: 5’9”
Years Active: 1956–2010
Recent Update: 2020


Source of Wealth

Jack Nicholson’s source of wealth is mainly his massive film acting, directing, producing and screenwriting career spanning many years.

It’s not that difficult to understand how he has been able to accumulate over $400 million as his net worth, considering he has been actively performing for over 60 years.

During all this time, he has played several roles from comedy to romance and even darkly portrayals in comedy movies.

He’s often found playing sardonic drifter or eternal outsider roles. He is often seen playing roles that rebel against social structures.


Early Life

Born in Neptune, New Jersey, Jack Nicholson grew up with his grandparents and family of his mother who raised him as if he was their own.

His mother’s name was June Frances Nicholson and she was known as a showgirl at the time with the stage name of June Nilson.

He considered his mother as his elder sister. He was born April 22, 1937.

He spent most of his childhood in Neptune City. Often finding himself in trouble, Jack attended Manasquan High School.


Career Highlights

Jack began his soon-to-be famous debut as a stage actor. He was a B-star actor and this changed his career from then on. He’s delivered screenplay for movies such as Easy rider and The Trip.

Coming to Hollywood in the early 1950s, Jack visited his sister at the age of 17.

He found himself a job working in an office for Joseph Barbera and William Hanna who were animators. He was offered an animator job by them but declining as he wanted to become an actor.

With training from The players Ring Theater, Jack found himself working in small parts performing in soap operas. His first debut was a teen drama called The Cry Baby Killer which aired in 1956 as a low budget drama geared to teens.

For the following 10 years he would find himself a collaborator with Roger Corman.

Corman was Nicholson’s director for several parts and some of his most notable work was as a dental masochistic patient in The Little Shop of Horrors, The St Valentine’s Day Massacre, two episodes of the famous Andy Griffith Show, Ride in the Whirlwind and more.

In the late 1900s, Nicholson found his first big break in Easy Rider which earned him an Oscar nomination. This film cost $400,000 to make and grossed an astounding $400 million.

His greatest success came in 1975 with the hit film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. He played an anti-authoritarian patient found in a mental hospital.

He finds himself an aspiring leader for patients in the hospital. Danny DeVito was one patient. The film won itself 9 nominations for the Academy Awards and won 5 of them.

Nicholson won his first Best Actor Award for this movie.


Personal Life

Jack Nicholson was married to Sandra Knight from June 1962 to August 1968. They got separated two years before their divorce. They have one daughter named Jennifer who was born September 16, 1963.

From 1973 to 1990, Jack found himself with an on-again off-again girlfriend, Anjelica Huston. This period overlapped with other women including Danish model Winnie Hollman whom he had a baby with, Holly Hollman who was born 1981.

From 1989 through 1994, Jack was in a relationship with Rebecca Broussard which he had two children with. A daughter born in 1990 and a son born in 1992.

From 1999 through 2000 he dated Lara Flynn Boyle. They reunited later and permanently split in 2004.

In February of 1994, Robert Blank stated that Jack approached his Mercedes and accused him of cutting him off. He stated Jack used a golf club and bashed the roof if his car and windshield.

A witness confirmed these accusations and Jack was charged with assault and vandalism charges. Jack apologized, charges were dropped and there was a reported check for $500,000 to Blank.

Jack finds himself with 12 Academy Award nominations and has become one of Hollywood’s most nominated actors in the history of Academy Awards.

He ties Walter Brennan, Ingrid Bergman, and also Meryl Streep with three Oscar wins.

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