Who is Michael Douglas and what is his net worth 2018? The man who could achieve three consecutive nominations for the Emmy Words by virtue of his role in the TV series, The Streets of San Francisco, Michael Douglas, is both an actor and a producer. Michael is the son of the movie star Kirk Douglas and it seems that acting runs in his blood. The current net worth of Michael Douglas results from a long yet successful career and his humanitarian activities.
Michael was one of the four children of Kirk Douglas and Diana Dill and he was born on 25 September, 1944. The father son duo shared a not-so-good relationship which worsened as he grew up. He went to pursue his studies in drama at the University of California, Santa Barbara and practised at the Neighbourhood Playhouse School of Theatre and the American Place Thatre in New York.
Michael started his work in Hollywood as an assistant director in some of his father’s movies. He had already acted in a number of TV dramas before he made his appearance in The Streets of San Francisco alongside Karl Malden. He remained on the show for a period of 5 years from 1972 to 1977 and in the mean time directed two of its episodes as well. On his father’s failure to convert the novel by Ken Kesey into a movie, he took it up and served as the executive producer of the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. The film was a dramatic success and went on to win 5 Oscars.
His first movie role as a lead actor was in the movie by the title Romancing the Stone which released in 1984. The success of the movie fetched him more projects under the same director. Douglas acted in a movie called Wall Street and played the role of Gordon Gekko which fetched him an Oscar under the Best Actor category. He chose dark roles over the traditional ones which helped him unleash his true acting potential. Basic Instinct is one such movie he starred in opposite to Sharon Stone which released in 1992 and gained much appreciation.
In 1988 he formed his own production company titles Stonebridge Entertainment, Inc. and produced a number of successful movies. Douglas is known to have chosen movie roles with a different taste which earned him critical acclaims. Some of his acting ventures include Wonderboys, A Perfect Murder, The Game etc.
In 2004, Douglas was bestowed with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for his immense contribution towards the industry. In the recent years Douglas has made appearance in Ant Man in 2015, Last Vegas in 2013 and Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps in 2010.
Douglas was initially married to Diandra Luker but they separated in 1995. Currently he is married to Catherine Zeta-Jones and their marriage is one of the longest marriages in the history of the industry. They have a son and daughter. In August 2010, Douglas was diagnosed with throat cancer. He has a number of prestigious awards and nominations to his name for his contributions to the industry both in acting and producing movies.
Michael Douglas net worth
Owing to a bright career to stand on, Michael Douglas has a current net worth of about $350 million. The salary he receives from his movies, sponsorships, brand endorsements and so on account for his whooping $350 million net worth. The movies that significantly contributed for the rise of his net worth include Unlocked, Ant Man, Reykjavik, Beyond the Reach, And So It Goes, Behind the Candelabra. It has been estimated that Douglas has earned about $191 million dollars from all these movies combined.
Apart from the jubilant career in the film industry, Michael Douglas is also known for his humanitarian activities. He is a promoter of Human Rights and has also served as a messenger of Peace under United Nations.