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Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando Net Worth Was $21, 6 Million

How rich was Marlon Brando?

Nickname: Marlon Brando, Jr.

Date of birth: the 3rd of April, 1924

Date of death: the 1st of July, 2004

Reason of death: respiratory failure

Profession: actor, film director

Nationality: United States of America

Source of wealth: television, movies

How Much was Marlon Brando Worth?

Modern movie stars such as Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence and many others are keen on a healthy lifestyle and good deeds. But the previous generation of Hollywood celebrities has always kept fans in suspense – by their on-air drunken pranks, fights in public places, star whims and numerous love affairs – both with men and women.

Of course, Marlon Brando belonged to the brightest stars of Golden Hollywood. His beauty and insolence were endless, his ego was huge, and his wealth was filthy.

Marlon Brando net worth

He left to his heirs $21, 6 million fortune, although during his life he was rumored to own at least $100 million. He spent cash like crazy – on girls, luxurious houses and even on … sand. The actor paid $18, 000 for the sand from Tahiti, which he put in an enormous aquarium in his LA mansion.

Marlon Brando in early 2000s

His net worth came from Brando salary for his movie roles. He started from modest earnings in early 1950s, but then rose to fame – due to his damn charm and male charisma – and his wages jumped up immediately. Just have a look, how Marlon Brando salary was changing with years.

Marlon Brando Salary for Some of His Films:

“The Men” in 1950

$50, 000

“A Streetcar Named Desire” in 1951

$75, 000

“Mutiny on the Bounty” in 1962

$1, 3 million

“The Godfather” in 1972

$50, 000 and % of fee

“Christopher Columbus: The Discovery” in 1992

$5 million

The holder of two Oscars, several Golden Globes and other awards, Marlon Brando earned more money he could spend. But how did he start his way on top?

Marlon Brando’s Way On Top

Marlon Brando young

He hated actors and considered this profession as pointless. He had never hid that his only motive to become an actor was cash. But viewers got crazy on him – and he had known it.

Marlon Brando, Jr was born in a family of an Irish father and American mother. In his early years the boy lived like any other small American – in a cozy house with his parents and two sisters. But everything had changed, when Dorothy Brando – his mother – started drinking. After that Marlon Brando lost his home – not in the traditional sense of words, but home in his soul. Probably that’s why he spent millions of dollars for his LA house many years later, when his earnings reached high level.

He left school and tried his hand in a number of odd jobs. The boy wanted the only thing in the world – money. He heard that actors made lots of cash. That inspired him to visit acting lessons.

Occasionally he met Elia Kazan in the Actor’s Studio, which Brando visited. The young impudent guy caught attention of a popular film director. He was so uninterested in acting and at the same time managed to become the best in his group.

Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh in "A Streetcat Named Desire"

It was Kazan, who gave Brando his winning ticket. He gave him a job, which catapulted young upstart to stardom. That was famous “A Streetcar Named Desire”. There Marlon Brando portrayed rude Stanley Kowalski. He acted opposite legendary filigreed actress Vivien Leigh and their tandem hit the jackpot.

After that Marlon Brando created a number of cult male heroes on the screen in the movies “The Godfather”, “Ultimo tango a Parigi”, “Apocalypse Now”, “Don Juan DeMarco” etc.

Marlon Brando in "The Godfather"

He retired in 1980 and after that was a rare guest in big screen movies. The actor was married three times, but each his marriage ended with a divorce. He passed away in summer, 2004 because of respiratory failure.

Till now Marlon Brando remains one of the most talented Hollywood stars. His lifestyle is copied by young actors. The actor owned several luxurious mansions in various parts of our planet. Have a look at his first home, which he bought at the age of 29, when he had just gained international popularity.

Marlon Brando First House

Marlon Brando first house

Marlon Brando lived in this house in 1953 to 1965. Currently its value is estimated at $3, 5 million.

The residence is built of white stone and consists or 2 floors. At the first floor there’s a roomy living-room and a chef kitchen. On the upper floor there are a master’s bedroom and several bathrooms. In general the house can boast with 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.

The building is surrounded by a bamboo forest. In the back part of the estate there’s a big swimming pool.

Marlon Brando first house

The place served as the personal paradise for the legendary actor, who could earn cash, but couldn’t find peace in his soul. 

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