How much is Ben Stiller worth?
|Net Worth:||$200 Million
|Date of Birth:||November 30, 1965|
|Country:||United States of America|
You’ve seen him perfecting blue steel in Zoolander before he got to Meet the Parents and spend a Night at the Museum.
Who Is Ben Stiller
He’s fought crime, had sperm hanging from his ear, been terrorized by museum exhibits (including a spunky T-Rex) and showed us that there’s “more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good-looking” (usually with his BFF Owen Wilson at his side). With the massive amount of comedic roles that Ben Stiller has on his résumé, he still manages to surprise audiences with new ways to shock, offend and, most of all, make them bust out laughing.
Given his upbringing, Ben seemed destined to become a star. Born in the Upper East Side of New York, his parents were the famous comedy duo Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. At the age of 10, he was already shooting his own comic shorts and made his acting debut with an appearance on his mother’s show Kate McShane. After graduating from the Calhoun School in 1983, he enrolled in UCLA to study film, but he left after nine months and headed back to the Big Apple determined to break into acting.
We calculate Ben Stiller has a net worth ballparking $200 million dollars, as of 2020.
How Did He Find Fame?
Ben found moderate success while interning at the prestigious Actors Studio, making his film debut in Empire of the Sun in 1987 and directing a comedy short “The Hustler of Money,” which aired on Saturday Night Live. That short eventually led to his big break. His infamous Tom Cruise impression in the Color of Money spoof won him a spot on SNL as a featured star and writer. His stink on the show only lasted a year, but opened the door to his own show, The Ben Stiller Show, on MTV, which moved to FOX two years later. The sketch comedy show was soon cancelled due to low ratings, but as a testament to Ben’s talent, he and his team won a writing Emmy for the show in 1993.
The Director’s Seat
Hot off the heels of his show, Ben released his directorial debut Reality Bites in 1994, which he also starred in alongside Winona Ryder and Ethan Hawke. The positive reviews prompted him to direct 1996’s The Cable Guy starring Jim Carrey and Matthew Broderick. Although the film was a dud, it developed a cult following, and Ben followed it up with Flirting with Disaster and a small, but memorable, cameo in Happy Gilmore.
There’s Something About Ben
In 1998, Ben solidified himself as a serious star with a three-part punch to the public. The first was hysterical Farrelly brothers’ comedy There’s Something about Mary as a dorky sweetheart in love with Cameron Diaz. Long after the movie was released, people would still approached him to ask about the wellbeing of his crotch. The second hit was his role as a flirty theater instructor in Your Friends and Neighbors and the drama Permanent Midnight. Ben was praised for his role as a heroin-addicted writer, proving that, while comedy was his forte, it wasn’t the only hat he could wear.
A whole slew of blockbuster films followed.In the new millennium, Ben starred in wildly successful movies like Meet the Parents, which expanded into a franchise, Zoolander, which he wrote, directed and released through his own production company Red Hour Productions, The Royal Tenenbaums, a critic’s favorite, and Along Came Polly with Jennifer Aniston.
His 2008 film (which he also wrote and directed), Tropic Thunder, was a critical and commercial success and arguably responsible for revamping Tom Cruise’s image post-Oprah-couch-jumping fiasco. Some of his other work during the time included acting in the off-Broadway show This is How It Goes and writing a book called Feel this Book. Ben’s was also been featured in the TIME 100 for his charity, StillerStrong, for disadvantaged schools in Haiti.
While building this incredible list of achievements, Ben also has had a successful run in the romance department. Following a six-year relationship with Jeanne Tripplehorn that ended in 1996, Ben dated sexy stars like Amanda Peet and Claire Forlani. But he became a one-woman man in 1999, when he met Christine Taylor on the set of Heat, Vision and Jack. The couple married a year later and had a daughter, Ella, in 2002 and a son, Quinlin, in 2005.
Comedic superstar, director, writer, family man, really, really ridiculously good-looking—whatever Ben Stiller decides to be, he’s one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood.
Defining Quote “I just studied Tom Cruise running in all the Mission: Impossibles. I think he’s one of the best screen runners and I just wanted to emulate that.”