Who is Liam Neeson and what is his net worth 2018? Liam Neeson is a famous Hollywood actor who was born in the year 7th June 1952 as Liam John Neeson. This actor hails from North Ireland and has made his path to Hollywood with his amazing acting skills and dedication. The former actor is in the hot list of top Hollywood celeb list and successfully continues to be there. The versatile actor is known for delivering many successful movies to his audience.
Liam Neeson started his acting career in the year 1976 by joining Lyric Players Theatre. After doing theatre for 2 years he acted in a film called Excalibur (1981). After that he acted in five movies in between 1982-1987, The Bounty (1984) where he starred with Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins, The Mission (1986), Next of Kin(1989) where he portrayed the leading role in the movie.
Liam Neeson hails from a poor family. His father Bernard Neeson was a caretaker by profession at Ballymena Boys All saints primary school and his mother Katherine Neeson was a cook. He was brought up as a Roman Catholic. He is the third child of his parents and has three sisters named Elizabeth, Bernadette, Rosaleen. Neeson started taking boxing lessons. He first appeared on stage at the age of 11 when he was offered a lead role in a play by his English teacher.
He agreed to act in the play because his childhood crush was starring in the same play. In 1971 Neeson he joined Queen’s university Belfast as a computer science and physics student. In the university he discovered his fondness for football and played few games there. After completing his education he returned to Ballymena and worked in several fields. In 1976 he finally joined Lyric Players Theatre and in 1977 he got his first experience in working in a film called Pilgrim’s Process(1978) where he portrayed the role of Jesus Christ and Evangelist.
After that he continued acting in several plays. In 1980 he was offered the character of Sir Gawain in the Arthurian movie Excalibur. After this he got his recognition as an actor and continued doing good films. Some of his memorable works are Rob Roy( 1995), Michael Collins (1996), the Haunting (1999), Star wars episode 1-The Phantom Menace.
In 2001 Neeson narrated documentaries Journey into amazing caves which won many film festival awards. In 2008 he was roped for an action film Taken, which was a big hit. Taken earned $223.9 million worldwide. In 2010 he starred in the remake of the clash of Titans. It was another highest grossing film of the year, it collected a worldwide $475 million. Taken 2, The Dark Knight Rises, A walk among the tombstones etc.
Liam got married to Natasha Richardson in the year 1994 and both of them were together till Natasha’s death in 2009. Liam has 2 sons Daniel and Michael.
Liam Neeson Net Worth
Liam Neeson has a net worth of $90 million. He is a famous Hollywood actor who has earned millions of dollars from his occupation acting. Taken(2008) is one of the biggest hit of his career. The movie grossed $223.9 million worldwide and he made $5 million from the movie. He made $15 million from Taken 2 and $20 million from Taken 3. Clash of Titans and Schindler’s list was big hits of his career and he got a huge paycheck for these movies.
Liam Neeson owns a 6116 square feet living mansion which was built in 1890. It is a huge and lavish 37 acre estate in New York worth $3.371 million. This was the primary living house of the couple where they stayed till Natasha’s death. The estate comprises swimming pool, tennis court, courtyard. The couple purchased another 16 acres just next to this estate on March 16, 2009.
Liam Neeson has a passion for classy and efficient car models which are known to equipped with modern features. He is often noticed driving his exclusive Ferrari F430.
Liam Neeson has made his net worth from the movie business. He has some highest grossing movies in his bag. The movie business has helped him earn his $85 million. From movies like taken franchise he earned $40 million. Other movies like Batman begins, clash of Titans, Schindler’s list also helped him earn million of dollars.
Despite of having a tough childhood, he has managed to establish himself in such stature. Now he is being counted as one of the most talented actor in Hollywood film fraternity. He has been a part of some of the superhit movies and has caught attention as a versatile actor who has the ability to do justice in different types of characters. The actor is still going strong by delivering great performances in movies.