Sylvester Stallone is an American actor, singer and filmmaker who excelled in acting, direction, scriptwriting and production of films. He has produced or acted in many blockbusters in his long career. Now let’s have a close look on Sylvester Stallone’s net worth in 2018.
Sylvester Stallone Early Life
Sylvester Stallone was born on July 6, 1946, in Manhattan, New York City. His father Frank Stallone was a Hairdresser and beautician and his mother Jacqueline Stallone was an astrologer and promoter of women’s wrestling.
Sylvester Stallone’s education was in Lincoln High School in Philadelphia, and he attended the University of Miami for higher studies. He has a younger brother Frank Stallone, a singer. He married Jennifer Flavin in 1997 after earlier two divorces. He has five children.
Sylvester Stallone Career
In his early roles, he acted in the sports drama “Downhill Racer” (1969) and “No place to hide” (1970). He also did minor roles in films like ‘Pigeons’(1970), ‘Bananas’(1979) and ‘Klute’ (1971).
His first hit movie was ‘Rocky’ in 1976. It was nominated for 10 Academy Awards. His first film as a director was ‘Paradise Alley’ in which he was also an actor. His film ‘Rocky II’ was a hit and grossed $200 million. In 1981 he starred in ‘Escape to victory’ a sports drama. He also starred in a movie ‘Nighthawks’ in which he played a New York Cop.
Another major success of Sylvester Stallone was ‘First blood’ (1982) a war action film in which he starred as John Rambo, a former Vietnam war veteran. His subsequent Rambo series films were all big hits like his Rocky series films. His films like ‘Cobra’ (1986) ‘Tango and cash’ (1989) were also hits doing solid business.
After ‘Rocky V’ a box office flop he made a grand comeback with ‘Cliff-hanger’ (1993) which was a major success in the US and worldwide. In 1995, ‘Demolition Man’ and ‘Specialist’ were also successful and did good business worldwide.
From 2000 onwards, except for ‘Spy Kids’ his films were by and large not doing as well as earlier films. However, from 2006 onwards he again revisited ‘Rocky’ and “Rambo’ series with success. The ‘Expendables’, another hit by Sylvester Stallone broke the box office records of Stallone himself when it grossed $43,825,135 in the first week itself, and it topped as the US number one film.
Sylvester Stallone wrote all six ‘Rocky’ films along with ‘Cobra’ ‘Driven’ and ‘Rambo’. He co-wrote several other films. He also appeared in “Kambakht Ishq ‘a Bollywood film. Sylvester Stallone sang for a number of films particularly ‘Rocky Series’. His brother Frank Stallone also sang in many of his films.
Awards & Achievements
Sylvester Stallone has been nominated and has won many awards during his long career. Some of the awards won by him are:
In 1984 won “Hollywood walk of fame” awarded by Star walk of fame.
In 1985 won People’s Choice award for ‘Rocky IV’ and ‘Rambo first blood part II.
In 1985 won David di Donatello Award for ‘Sour Apple’.
In 1992 won ‘Honorary Cesar’ from Cesar Award.
In 1997 won ‘Stockholm International Film festival’ Award- ‘Best Actor’ for ‘Cop land’.
In 2004 won Golder Camera Award “Best International actor’.
In 2010 won Hollywood film festival ‘Lifetime achievement award’.
In 2015 won Golden Globe Award – best-supporting actor for film ‘Creed’.
In 2015 won Critic’s Choice Movie Awards-Best supporting actor for film ‘Creed’.
Net Worth of Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone net worth is $400 million. He has been Hollywood’s highest paid actor and has created value for many other stakeholders besides himself by his many superhit films that netted billions of dollars.
He wrote eight scripts that eventually were big hits grossing millions in the US and worldwide. His theme of the underdog going on to win has caught the imagination of his ardent fans. His movies have generated more than $4 billion in Global revenue.
His Beverly Hills house is worth $10 million, and his Lakeside home in California is worth $4.85 million.
A most versatile actor his rag to riches life story is a saga of talent and hard work combining into a winning formula of success. He had experienced many ups and downs in his career including serious injuries and flop films, but every time he rose to make another superhit film. He is a Republican and a supporter of Gun control.