Robert Redford is a well-known American actor who is also an environmentalist, businessman, producer, and director. He is best known to be the founder of ‘Sundance Film Festival’. He made his film debut by appearing in the 1962 movie ‘War Hunt’. Redford has won several awards and was featured on the list of “Most Influential People in the World” by Time magazine in April 2014. Let’s find out more about how much is Robert Redford’s net worth in 2018.
Robert Redford Early Life
Charles Robert Redford Jr. was born on August 18, 1936, in Santa Monica, California to his parents Charles Robert Redford Sr. and Martha W. Redford. His family later settled in Van Nuys, California.
He completed his schooling from Van Nuys High School in 1954. Following that, he went to the University of Colorado located in Boulder. He later went to Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute and also went to New York City’s American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
In 1958, Robert Redford got married to Lola Van Wagenen. The couple had four children named Scott Anthony, Amy Hart Redford, Shauna Jean, and David James “Jamie”. The couple divorced in 1985. In 2009, he got married to Sibylle Szaggars, who was his longtime partner. They have been staying with each other since the 1990s.’
Robert Redford Career, Awards & Achievement
Robert Redford started his career in the 1950s. In 1959, he was seen in the Broadway ‘Tall Story’. He also appeared in the 1963 Broadway ‘Barefoot in the Park’. He made his television debut by appearing in an episode of ‘Maverick’ in 1960. He has guest appeared in many TV shows like ‘Tate’, ‘Perry Mason’, ‘Route 66’, ‘Naked City’, and ‘The Virginian.
In 1962, Redford was seen in the film ‘War Hunt’. He was then seen in the 1965 film ‘Inside Daisy Clover’. His other film role includes ‘Barefoot in the Park’, ‘The Great Gatsby’, ‘All the President’s Men’, ‘The Sting’, ‘The Natural’, ‘Sneakers’, ‘Havana’, ‘Indecent Proposal’, ‘The Last Castle’, ‘Charlotte’s Web’, ‘Lions for Lambs’, and ‘Pete’s Dragon’.
Robert Redford has also directed many films and shows like ‘Ordinary People’, ‘The Conspirator’, ‘The Horse Whisperer’, ‘A River Runs Through It’, and ‘The Company You Keep’. He has produced or executive produced films like ‘The Motorcycle Diaries’, ‘People I Know’, ‘She’s the One’, ‘Our Souls at Night’, and ‘The March’.
He has also narrated many documentaries and is the founder of Sundance Channel, Sundance Cinemas, Sundance Institute, and Sundance Catalog.
Awards & Achievements
Robert Redford is the winner of two Academy Awards. He has won three Golden Globe Awards out of seven nominations. He is also the winner of BAFTA Awards in 1969. In 1995, he won the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Redford is the winner of the 1980 Director Guild of America Awards. He has received several other honors.
Net Worth of Robert Redford
Robert Redford has an estimated net worth of more than $175 million. He made his fortune by appearing in many films in his career. He is a successful director and producer. Part of this wealth also comes by venturing into other business like the creation of the Sundance Film Festival.
Robert Redford is considered one of the most popular actors in the world. His popularity made him won President Medal of Freedom in 2016. He has featured in films and has also directed films. He is also a philanthropist and has received several honorary doctorate degrees. For his contribution to films, Redford was conferred with the National Medal of Arts in 1996. He has been entertaining for over 57 years and continues to do so. Robert Redford has become a legend in the making and has also received international honors.