How Much is Patrick Swayze Worth?

Patrick Swayze was an American actor and songwriter who had an estimated net worth of $40 million.

Born in the family of distinguished ballet master in Houston, Texas, 1952, he studied music and dancing since childhood. He managed to become an eminent dancer after taking part in a few Broadway’s musicals. He was forced to give up his dance dream due to plentiful serious bruises. In 1979, he made his first step in cinema with a cameo role in Skatetown picture.

He has also come into view in episodes of the TV shows The Renegades (1983), Pigs vs. Freaks (1984) and the acclaimed North and South (1985-86). From there on, he began acting in full-length motion pictures like The Outsiders (1983), Red Dawn (1984). Swayze’s most significant role was when he portrayed the character of a young dancer Johnny Castle in legendary and critically acclaimed picture Dirty Dancing (1987). Swayze’s salary for that role was $200,000.

His accolades include 1988′ Bravo Otto award, Houston Film Critics Society award, the Golden Globe Award nominations and more. As a professional dancer and owner of a kung-fu black belt, he never used the substitute actors.

He has worked in over 50 movies made up of Tiger Warsaw (1988), Ghost (1990), City of Joy (1992), Tall Tale (1995), Donnie Darko (2001), Jump! (2008) and more. Aside from acting, he is the author of such songs as Time Of My Life, She’s Like The Wind. In the face of his disease, Swayze carried on acting in films and writing memoirs, his final picture became Powder Blue (2009).