Who is Steven Seagal and what is his net worth 2018? Steven Seagal is an actor and martial artist who has acted in several movies. He has also worked as a producer, director, and screenwriter. He holds a 7th Dan Black Belt in Aikido. Prior to become an actor, Seagal served as an instructor of martial arts in Japan. He has worked in several films like ‘On Deadly Ground’, ‘Under Siege’, ‘Under Siege 2: Dark Territory’, ‘Exit Wounds’, ‘Half Past Dead’, and ‘Above the Law’. He is also an animal rights activist and an environmentalist. Seagal maintains a very good friendship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Steven Frederic Seagal was born on April 10, 1952, in Lansing, Michigan. He was born to parents Patricia and Samuel Seagal. His mother was a medical technician and his father was a math teacher who used to work in high school. At the age of five years, his family relocated to Fullerton, California.
He went to the Buena Park High School in California. At the age of 13, he was employed as a dishwasher in a restaurant by lying about his age. He learned the basics of karate by one of the Japanese cooks in the restaurants. He then started to take Aikido training with master Harry Kiyoshi Ishisaka. When he was 19, Seagal went to Japan. He continued to train in Aikido and returned to California in 1974.
When he was in Japan, Seagal married Miyako Fujitani. With her, she has got two children named Kentaro Seagal and Ayako Fujitani. He left Miyako to come to America. In 1984, he married actress Adrienne La Russa. In 1987, he married model Kelly LeBrock and has got two children named Dominic and Arissa with her. He then married Erdenetuya Batsukh and have a son named Kunzang.
In 1987, he started to work on his first film called ‘Above the Law’. He was then seen as an action hero in the movies ‘Marked for Death’, ‘Out for Justice’, and ‘Hard to Kill’. He received wider fame after the release of the film ‘Under Siege’ in 1992. The movie grossed over $156.4 million globally. In 1994, he directed and starred in the movie ‘On Deadly Ground’. He was then seen in films like ‘Under Siege 2: Dark Territory’, ‘The Glimmer Man’, ‘Executive Decision’, and ‘Fire Down Below’.
In 1998, Seagal produced the film ‘The Patriot’. He then went on to produce ‘Prince of Central Park’. Following that he was seen in the 2001 movie ‘Exit Wounds’. He then went on to become either a producer or a writer for many movies like ‘Black Dawn’, Urban Justice’, ‘The Keeper’, ‘Driven to Kill’, ‘Belly of the Beast’, ‘Against the Dark’, ‘Born to Raise Hell’, and ‘Kill Switch’. He was seen in 7 movies (direct-to-video) in 2016. In 2009, the TV series ‘Steven Seagal: Lawman’ was premiered.
He became the producer of the TV series ‘True Justice’ in 2011. Seagal is also a guitarist and he released his first album in 2005 called ‘Songs from the Crystal Wave’. He has also done several endorsements and is the spokesperson of the video game ‘World of Warships MMOG’.
Steven Seagal was given the 2001 Bollywood Movie Award/Humanitarian Award.
Steven Seagal Net Worth
Steven Seagal has done several professions in his career. He has become a successful actor and is also a producer. Further, he has also ventured into other business and is also holding a public post. Seagal has also released his music album and endorsed other products. He has accumulated a good wealth by doing different businesses. Steven Seagal’s net worth is an estimated $18 million.
He has also marketed the energy drink called ‘Steven Seagal’s Lightning Bolt.’ He has produced several movies and was also associated with the company called ‘Young Living Essential Oils’. He also joined the firearms manufacturer called ORSIS which is a Russian company.
Steven Seagal is a Buddhist and follows Yabshi Pan Rinzinwangmo. He maintains a very good friendship with Russian President Vladimir Putin and has been granted with a Russian citizenship in 2016. Apart from holding the American citizenship, Seagal also holds Serbian citizenship.