With an estimated net worth of more than $190 million USD in the year 2017, Robert Redford is one of the most famous multi-talented personality. His occupations are numerous such as actor, director, producer, businessman, environmentalist as well as philanthropist due to this he achieve lots of success in his life journey. Redford’s involvement in several occupation is the cause for his hefty net worth.
Robert Redford Biography
Born as Charles Robert Redford Jr. on 18 August 1936 and raised in Santa Monica, California, U.S., Robert Redford is an American native, who worked as an actor, director, producer, businessman and many more. He attended Van Nuys High School and after graduating from high school he joined collage in 1954 and enroll at University of Colorado in Boulder for a year and a half.
After few year later, he joined painting at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and took classes at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. In 1958, he married with Lola Van Wagenen, an American historian and environmental activist but unfortunately after a long relation got separated in 1985. Later after two decades break in 2009, Redford remarried with Sibylle Szaggars, who is an abstract artist. He in his early age worked as a theater artist and also in several TV shows and in numerous films as an actor. He also won several honors and awards in his extraordinary career. In May 2011, Alfred A. Knopf published Robert Redford: The Biography which is written by Michael Feeney Callan. He is the founder of Sundance Festival, one of the most famous movies events.
Robert Redford a top of the line director, actor, producer, businessman, environmentalist as well as philanthropist. In 1959, he debuted as theater artist later, started his career as an actor in 1960 as a TV show artist in a guest appearance and act in numerous shows such as Naked City, The Untouchables, The Americans, Whispering Smith and many more at that time. His last TV appearance as guest star was in the show Breaking Point in 1963. Redford made his big screen debut in 1960 from movie “Tall Story” in a minor role. He got second chance in 1962 from movie “War Hunt”.
Finally, in 1965 he worked in “Inside Daisy Clover”, which won him a Golden Globe award for best new star and got popularity at that time. After that he act in plenty of movies and won plenty of honors. In 1980, Redford started his career as a movie director and his first film as director was 1980’s Best Picture winner “Ordinary People”. He did not direct again until “The Milagro Beanfield War” in 1988 which was not a commercial success. Later, he directed several movies and won several awards for his outstanding directions. Redford produces couple of films and also termed as a businessman in past decade. He also known for his philanthropic work.
A multi-talented character, Robert Redford nominated in numerous categories and won several honors, awards for his remarkable achievement in acting and directing. In 1962, he earned an Emmy nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Voice of Charlie Pont. Redford’s role in Inside Daisy Clover in 1965 won him a Golden Globe award for best new star. In 1989, the Audubon Medal was awarded to him by the National Audubon Society which is its highest honor.
He collected an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Bard College in 1995. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1996. Redford was Lifetime Achievement Award Oscar recipient at the 74th Academy Awards in 2002. For his contributions to American culture, he got the Kennedy Center Honors in 2005. The richest prizes in the arts i.e. The Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, awarded to him in 2008. He received many honorary degrees from various institutes.
Robert Redford Net Worth and Income Profile in 2017
His net worth is more than $190 million US dollars as of 2017 which is a hefty amount for an honorary person. He got his hefty amount due to his dedicated work and numerous skills. He also make some money from business and film production as well as have some lavish properties which also contribute in his net worth.
Robert Redford started his journey as a guest actor but till now never lasting at the age of 80. He is a great personality, nowadays known for his philanthropic work. We hope from him to continue his remarkable work and we wish best of luck for his future endeavors.