How Much is Elijah Wood Worth?
His name is known to both, fans and non-fans. Of course, most of people on the planet know him as Frodo from “The Lord of the Rings”. But this role is not the only one in Elijah Wood film list, which is considered as successful and talented. He played Matt Buckner in “Hooligans”, Kevin in “Sin City” and Dolan 37th in “The Last Witch Hunter”.
His work of an actor brought Elijah Wood the major part of his $18 million net worth. His salary per each movie role varies between $250, 000 and $1 million. But acting is not the only source of Wood wealth.
The star made some cash through his activity of a musician too. He used to work as a DJ, and had even gone for tour over Europe and USA with his friend and colleague Zach Cowie. Elijah has also founded his own record label, named “Simian Records”.
After the success of Lord of the Rings trilogy, Elijah Wood has become a desirable celebrity for various kinds of endorsements. That opened another source of wealth for him – commercials. The actor advertised Intel Laptops, Tommy Jeans etc.
For many other actors Elijah Wood earnings seem unbelievable. But they are not too high, if to take into consideration his natural acting talent. Numerous times Elijah Wood was named as “the most talented actor of his generation”. He is the holder of numerous professional awards, including MTV Movie Award, Saturn Award, Screen Actors Guild Awards etc.
In spite of his wide popularity, Elijah Wood is not a frequent guest at various talk shows and very rarely appears in the headlines. Wood explains this fact by his too ordinary lifestyle. “I am not even married”, he tells.
Elijah Wood Bio and Career
All of us, ordinary people, like to read bios of celebrities in order to understand, when the ordinary boy or girl started to turn into a legend.
Elijah Wood bio proves that his talent of an actor was obvious from the earliest years.
He was born in the family of two pious Catholics, who have already given a birth to one boy – Elijah older brother Zachariah. Warren and Debbie Wood liked their kids. Very soon they welcomed the third child – Elijah sister Hannah.
Elijah Wood parents operated Delicatessen. They were the representatives of middle class of the society.
The future star Elijah felt the taste of acting in his primary school years. He played in a school play “The Wizard of Oz”, and this experience turned to be really positive. After that he begged his parents to support him in his idea to become an actor.
Elijah’s mother decided to help her son to follow his dream. She took the boy for auditions, and soon Wood earned his first salary through participating in commercials.
Elijah Wood turned to be so talented, that soon he was invited to LA as a child model and a musician – the boy had already demonstrated his music talent to that moment.
In the city of dreams he started career of an actor. The first Elijah Wood movie was “Back to the Future Part II”. He had a small role in the movie, but his obvious talent helped him to move to other, more complicated roles.
Elijah Wood big break was the work in the movie “Paradise”, where he acted with Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson.
Since then Elijah Wood is one of the highest-paid actors in the world, the star of the films “The Good Son”, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”, “The Trust” etc.
A millionaire Elijah Wood deserves to have a cozy home. In 2012 he bought a huge white mansion in Austen, TX. He paid $1 million for the property. His house has about 3, 3 sq.ft of living space. There are 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in the house.
The mansion is designed in calm colors – white, brown, blue etc. It was built at the end of 19th century, and looks classically beautiful and comfortable.
The famous ring-bearer Elijah Wood is the car lover – and with his millions he can get and enjoy really great vehicles. He is usually seen behind the wheel of Audi A4, which costs around $50, 000. Wood also owns an elegant mini Cooper, which cost him around $35, 000.