Who is Gerard Butler? What is net worth of Gerard Butler? Gerard Butler is one of the finest actors of our time, who primarily appears in films, television, and stages. A lawyer by education, Gerard Butler, turned to acting in the mid-90’s with 1997 released British film Mrs. Brown starring the sensational Judy Dench. At first in his career, he took minor roles in movies such as the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) and Tale of the Mummy (1998). It was in 2000; he landed his first role as a lead actor in the horror film Dracula 2000. Next year he landed his first television miniseries Atilla where he played Atilla the Hun. After that, he never had to look back.
Gerard Butler Biography and Family
Gerard Butler (born 13 November 1969) was born as Gerard James Butler at Paisley in Renfrewshire, Scotland, to Edward and Margaret Butler in a Catholic family with Scottish heritage. He was the youngest of their three children. When Butler was just 18 months old, Edward and Margaret got divorced, and Margaret moved out with baby Gerard. After that, he reunited with his father as 16 years old and remained close with him until his death. Edward died when Butler was 22.
As a teenager, he was bitten by the acting bug and attended Scottish Youth Theater. After Graduation, he got a position as a trainee lawyer at a law firm. However, he got fired from that job. Then he decided to shift his base to London to pursue his dream career as an actor. At first, he was unable to find his foothold as an actor and worked in various jobs as a waiter, telemarketer and toy demonstrator. At the age of 27, he landed his first professional role in the movie Mrs. Brown. As a 30-year-old, he moved to Los Angeles and never looked back.
Education: Butler was a student at St. Mirin’s & St. Margaret’s High School in Paisley. Due to his good grades, he secured a place at University of Glasgow School of Law. He even worked as a trainee lawyer at the Edinburgh Law firm. But he got fired just one week before qualifying as a permanent lawyer. That was the turning point of his life.
Gerard Butler Net Worth
Gerard Butler has a net worth of $36 million US dollars as of 2017. His annual earning is $5 million estimated. His love and passion for all these roles he plays make him different from the others. List of his highest earning movies are given below-
Gods of Egypt $1,875,000
London Has Fallen $1,714,286
Thunder Run $1,538,462
He also earned a massive amount of money by signing Chasing Maverick, 300, Gift of the Night Fury, Gods of Egypt, Olympus has fallen and its sequel London has fallen, How to Train your Dragon 2, Machine Gun Preacher, Playing for Keeps and some other movies. He earned $937,500 just from his sponsor ships and programs featuring him.
Gerard Butler Assets
He owns a $3,250,000 Los Feliz home and drives a $120,000 Mercedes- Benz SL550. He paid a whopping amount of £600,000 on a luxury apartment at Giffnock, Scotland. Apart from the apartments at Los Feliz and Scotland, he also owns a two-store 3000 square feet loft in Manhattan, New York.
Gerard Butler Business Model
Gerard Butler also has a reputation as a producer. He produced a 2006 documentary film Wrath of Gods, a 2009 thriller, Law Abiding Citizen starring Jamie Fox and himself, the 2011 biographical drama Machine Gun Preacher and two 2012 films namely Chasing Mavericks and Playing for Keeps. From 2013 he co-owns Jamaica Tallawahs, the CPL cricket team.
Butler had his first Leading role as Dracula in Dracula 2000. He acted alongside Christian Bale in Reign of Fire (2002) and co-starred with Angelina Jolie in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003). But it was the 2007 film 300, which has gained him worldwide recognition for the portrayal of King Leonidas. This role earned him an Empire Award and an MTV Movie Award. Some of his other famous movies are P.S. I love you, How to Train your Dragon, Gift of the Night Fury, How to Train your Dragon 2, and Olympus has fallen and its sequel London has fallen.
His upcoming movie Geostorm is currently in post-production. He will feature in another movie named Hunter Killer later this year. He recently signed an action thriller Snow ponies which is being directed by Darrin Prescott.
Amongst all the others, Gerard Butler is known for his passion for acting. Currently, he is the most famous actor with a Scottish descent. He is a supporter of a charity called Mary’s Meals. He visited Liberia to represent Mary’s Meals at International development charity’s program. Butler is said to be a private person who guards his personal life.