Who is Pierce Brosnan and what is his net worth 2018? Pierce Brendan Brosnan OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) was born on 16 May 1953. He is an Irish actor, film producer, and environment activist. He completed his comprehensive school at a tender age of 16. He then went on to train for three years at the Drama Centre in London.
It wasn’t till 1994 that Pierce Brosnan landed the role of the famous British spy James Bond. He starred in 4 films from 1995 to 2002. He is the fifth James Bond. He was voted as the second most popular actor to play the secret agent. The 4 Bond movies are: Golden Eye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day.
He has many titles and won several accolades in his career. He is an ambassador for UNICEF of Ireland. He was also nominated for Saturn Award and won the Empire Award in the Best Actor category.
Brosnan married twice, his first wife was an Australian actress Cassandra Harris, who died of ovarian cancer leaving behind 3 children (two from previous marriage, later adopted by Pierce Brosnan). He later married Keely Shaye Smith, an American journalist. They have 2 sons Dylan Thomas Brosnan, born on 13 January 1997 and Paris Beckett Brosnan born on 27 February 2001. He has 5 children in total and 3 grandchildren.
Pierce Brosnan Net Worth
Pierce Brosnan has an estimated net worth of $95 million. He did not intend on being an actor initially. Instead he wanted to be an artist. Life took a different turn and in 1975, he graduated from Drama Centre in London. He did not receive a big and important role till he was 29, where he played a character Remington Steele, an action hero/ detective.
It was only after landing the role of James Bond did Brosnan start cashing in big money. Pierce Brosnan earned about $4,000,000 for Golden Eye film. He was then paid around $8,200,000 for Tomorrow Never Dies and $12,400,000 for The World Is Not Enough. Brosnan earned the highest for his last James Bond movie Die Another Day in 2002 for which he was paid about $16,500,000.
Playing Mr. Bond has its consequences and one of them are having the perfect car in “real” life is one of them. He has an Aston Martin, which he purchased in 2002. He loves it so much that he used his car in his own Bond movie. The car is fully equipped with rocket launchers and ejector seats.
Mr Brosnan seems to have a variety of cars. He owns a Maserati Gran Tourismo (it has a double-door coupe powered by a V8 engine), BMW Z3( a gorgeous silver automobile, which was again featured in his movie) and last but not least, he owns a BMW Hydrogen 7 (a magnificent hybrid car that is eco-friendly).
Pierce has always been associated with style and grandeur. Just like himself, his house speaks volume, he purchased a Mediterranean style Orchid house located in Malibu, a posh city in California. He purchased it in 2000 for more than $10 million, it spans over 13,000 sq ft that is fully equipped with spa, art-studio, swimming pool and sauna. As the man himself is an environmentalist, his house runs on solar heating and water recycling.
Pierce Brosnan has some of the greatest hits. His James Bond based movies have been considered the some of the best movies. Here are some; The World is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Golden Eye, Tomorrow Never Dies.
Other than playing the perfect Bond, he has other fantastic movies that he has been a part of. To name a few, we have- Mamma Mia, The Thomas Crown Affair, Laws of Attraction, Mrs Doubtfire.
Here’s a little trivia fact. Pierce Brosnan was born after the publication of the first Bond novel Casino Royale, making him the first actor to play James Bond. Toward the end of 2014, Pierce starred in an action/thriller movie called The November Man along with a Bond girl Olga Kurylenko. The film is the first of what will be numerous instalments based on spy books.
Although he has reached his 60’s, he still has a lot of talent left for us to see. He has been voted as the 2nd best James Bond. He’s charming ways and lovely British accent has all of us swooning. Plenty of work is coming his way and we will be seeing plenty of him in many years to come. He is and will always be our no.1 Bond.