Nicholas Cage's net worth

By   |   Updated 25th March 2022

Nicolas Cage Net Worth

The estimated net worth of Nicolas Cage is $25 million.

Cage is an American actor and producer, and he has total career earnings well above the $200 million mark during his career.

Like Johnny Depp, Cage has a reputation as a big spender, leading a lavish lifestyle.

Early life

Born on January 7, 1964, in Long Beach, California, Nicolas Kim Coppola is the son of August Coppola and the nephew of legendary director Francis Ford Coppola. Nicolas has two brothers, and he is the cousin of directors Roman and Sofia Coppola and Jason Schwartzman.

Nicolas changed his name to Cage to avoid the appearance of nepotism, landing him his career in Hollywood. Nick got the inspiration for his name change from the Marvel Superhero, Luke Cage.

Education

Nicolas attended Beverly Hills High School and UCLA's School of Theatre before moving to LA to chase a career as an actor.

How did Nicolas Cage build his net worth?

Nicolas Cage made his film debut in the 1982 smash hit "Fast Times at Ridgemont High." He landed steady roles in films throughout the 80s and 90s, in classics like the comedy "Raising Arizona" and "Face Off." However, his breakthrough role came in the 2004 film "National Treasure," his second-highest-grossing film to date behind the smash hit "National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets."

Between 1996 and 2011, Cage would earn over $150 million in salaries from his movies. The actor received $16 million for "Snake Eyes," $20 million for "Gone in Sixty Seconds," and $20 million for "Windtalkers."

While Nick's income surged in the 2000’s, his spending habits increased in tandem with his success.

Between the years 2000 and 2007, Cage went on a spending spree that included purchasing 13 personal homes, two castles, a private island, four yachts, a private jet, a fleet of luxury cars, dozens of artworks, and high-end jewelry pieces. He also famously bought a dinosaur skull dating back 67 million years and cryptic funeral plots for his family in Louisiana.

Cage wound up in some trouble with the IRS in 2009, with his business manager failing to report Cage's responsibility of owing $6.2 million in taxes. Cage would fire his business manager, and he is reportedly working on paying off the debt.

Nicolas Cage productivity habits and personal strengths

Nicolas Cage is one of Hollywood's leading A-list celebrities. He reportedly commands anywhere up to $20 million for a film, and he is one of the hardest working men in the industry.

Cage says he owes his success to his hard work and willingness to take roles that others didn't want during the early days of his career.

How rich is Nicolas Cage?

With a reported fortune of $25 million, Nicolas Cage is one of the richest men in Hollywood, with career earnings totaling more than $200 million.

However, his outlandish spending habits and tax avoidance mean that he has far less money in the bank than expected. Still, Cage is a sought-after talent in Hollywood, and we expect him to land many more leading roles in the future.

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