Who is Hugh Grant and what is his net worth 2018? Hugh Grant is a popular actor and producer who has given many hits. He is known for his romantic roles and is a critically acclaimed star. The British actor is known for his performance in the movies Maurice, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, Mickey Blue Eyes, American Dreamz and Bridget Jones’s Diary. Before becoming an actor, he tried for different jobs like writing commercials, tutoring and writing book reviews. Throughout a career span of over three decades, Grant has achieved quite a popularity and have a built a fortune for himself. He is one of the richest celebrities in the United States.
Hugh Grant was born on September 9, 1960, as Hugh John Mungo Grant. He was born in Hammersmith, London to parents Fynvola Susan Maclean, a teacher, and Captain James Murray Grant. His grandfather was Colonel James Murray Grant who was appreciated for his leadership and bravery in World War II. He spent his childhood in Scotland where he used to hunt and shoot with his grandfather. He has an elder brother James who lives in Portugal. Hugh Grant attended the Hogarth Primary School and later went to St Peter’s Primary School in Hammersmith.
He earned a scholarship and played cricket, football, and rugby when he attended Latymer Upper School. After completing his school, he went to New College in Oxford and appeared in his debut film ‘Privileged’. He then joined the Oxford University Dramatic Society and starred in the Twelfth Night. He used to do small roles in regional theatres and later created his own comedy called The Jockeys of Norfolk.At this time he appeared in plays like Coriolanus, Lady Windermere’s Fan and An Inspector Calls.
Grant was romantically involved with actress Elizabeth Hurley for 13 years. They separated in 2000, and he is known to be her son’s Godfather. In 2011, Grant had a daughter with Tinglan Hong who worked as a receptionist in a restaurant in London. This was also followed by another child named Felix Grant in 2013. His second child was named John Mungo Grant was born in September 2012 with Swedish TV producer Anna Eberstein. He also had another child with her in December 2015.
In 1987, Hugh Grant appeared in his first leading role in the film Maurice. He then appeared in small roles in television. He was seen in the film Bitter Moon in 1992 and then he did his first script writing for the film ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’. He became an international star as the film grossed over $244 million. He signed a two year deal with Castle Rock Entertainment and became the founder of Simian Films Limited.
In 1999, he paired with Julia Roberts in the film ‘Notting Hill’. It was soon followed by ‘Mickey Blue Eyes’. In 2001, he appeared in the movie Bridget Jones’s Diary which went to gross on $281 million. His screenplay was again seen in the movie ‘About a Boy’ in 2002. In the movie ‘Two Weeks Notice’, he was paired with Sandra Bullock. It was then followed by Love Actually and Music and Lyrics in 2007. In 2016, he was seen in the critically acclaimed movie Florence Foster Jenkins which also starred Meryl Streep.
Hugh Grant has won several awards in his life. In 1987, he won the Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival. For the movie ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ he won five awards including the Golden Globe Awards. He has also won various other awards like British Academy Film Awards, MTV Movie Awards, London Critics Circle Film Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards. In 2003, he was bestowed with a BAFTA for Excellence in Film.
Net Worth of Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant has given many hits. His films have grossed over $2.4 billion worldwide. Most of his films have grossed over $150 million on average. Hugh Grant’s net worth is an estimated $90 million. He loves buying places and owns about 17 houses in London. He owns many cars and lives a luxurious life. Hugh Grant also has done other business endeavours which have helped him to accrue his fortune. He loves to go on vacations with his family and is known to play games like golf and tennis.
Apart from earning huge, Grant also likes doing charity works. He supports several charity institutions like Marie Curie Cancer Care, Pancreatic Cancer Action, Lady Dane Farmhouse and DIPEx Charity. He is the patron of Fynvola Foundation.