Facts of Sam Worthington
|Full Name||Sam Worthington|
How Much Is Sam Worthington’s Net Worth?
The 2010 Saturn Award-winner Sam Worthington is an English-born Australian actor, popular for portraying Jake Sully in the 2009 film Avatar which hit the world record of box office collection with $2.788 billion. Professional since 2000, Worthington’s career began after he won a scholarship for National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).
Making his breakthrough in the 2004 movie Somersault, Worthington has earned numerous acting credits alongside fame and money with his career success. As of 2019, Sam owns the net worth of around $26 million, lives a lavish lifestyle and owns millions of dollars’ worth residence.
Some notable acting credits of Sam Worthington are Terminator Salvation (2009), Clash of the Titans (2010), Wrath of the Titans (2012), Everest (2015) and Hacksaw Ridge (2016).
Net Worth Details: Income Sources, Career & Earnings
Following his drop-out from college, Sam Worthington began to work in construction as a bricklayer. Sam’s acting career came by chance as he had gone to NIDA to support his friend. But instead of his friend, Worthington was pushed through the audition and got a scholarship.
Sam made his TV debut with a small role in Aussie dance film Bootmen (2000) alongside Adam Garcia. The actor’s major breakthrough came after he portrayed the role of Joe in Somersault (2004) followed by his work in Macbeth (2006).
Not only Worthington won the 2004 IF Award for working in Somersault, but also huge fame with an awaiting opportunity in the future.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Sam Worthington has an estimated net worth of $26 million as of June 2019. Back in the early 2010s, The Richest reported his fortune to be around $12 million.
The main source of Sam’s income is his acting career, and obviously, his career prominence of 19 years turned him into a millionaire celebrity.
For a fact, the year 2009 proved to a career turning point as he was a cast in the hit movies: as Marcus Wright in Terminator Salvation and as Jake Sully in Avatar. The movies grossed $371.4 million and $2.788 billion respectively.
In comparison, Sam’s fortune is more than that of fellow Australian actors like Chloe Bayliss ($16 million) and Gia Carides ($600,000). Often, his worth is compared with other American actors like John Krasinski ($30 million) and James Franco ($30 million).
TV Shows & Movie Box Office Collection
Till date, the Australian actor has made 8 TV appearances and over 30 movie appearances. Some notable TV credits of Sam Worthington are:
- Blue Heelers (2000)
- Love My Way (2004)
- The Surgeon (2005)
- Deadline Gallipoli (2015)
Here is the list of Sam’s movie box office collections:
|Terminator Salvation (2009)||Marcus Wright||$200 million||$371.4 million|
|Avatar (2009)||Jake Sully||$246 million||$2.788 billion|
|Clash of the Titans (2010)||Perseus||$125 million||$493.2 million|
|The Debt (2011)||Young David Peretz||$20 million||$45.6 million|
|Wrath of the Titans (2012)||Perseus||$150 million||$305.3 million|
|Everest (2015)||Guy Cotter||$55 million||$203.4 million|
|Hacksaw Ridge (2016)||Captain Glover||$40 million||$175.3 million|
|The Shack (2017)||Mack Philips||$20 million||$96.9 million|
Even now, the Australian actor is yet to open up about his salary or earnings from movie credits, though is claimed to have pocketed hundreds of thousand dollars and even million dollars.
The average salary of an actor in the United States is around $50,000.
Career Update: New Movies
Meanwhile, Sam’s 2019 movie Fracture in under post-production. Moreover, the to-be-produced movies like Dreamland (2020), Avatar 2 (2021) and Avatar 3 (2023) are on the way.
Endorsements, Instagram Earnings & Charity
Probably with the rising fame, the influencing face of the Hollywood, Sam lures brands for promotions and endorsements. Though, for now, the details on his sponsorships and earnings is not out. No doubt that the actor can command a hefty payroll for endorsement deals.
Unlike his model wife Lara, Sam is not active on Instagram. Well, Worthington’s wife with over 907K followers on her Instagram can sum up to $2,700-$4,500 per sponsored post.
The English-born Australian actor is also active in charity works and has associations with numerous non-profit organizations. However, he prefers to involve in low-key social works.
Assets, Lifestyle & Expenses
Currently, Sam lives with his wife and children in his Hollywood Hills mansion in Los Angeles, California. Along with his wife, the actor bought the 6, 128 sq. ft. spanning property in late 2018 for $7.87 million (AUD $10.9 million).
The 2-story abode features 5-bedrooms and 8-bathrooms with additional feature including a guest house, state-of-the-art cinema, spa, and fire pit.
For a fact, the former owner of the lavish mansion, director Simon Kinberg had put a tag of $14 million (AUD $19.71 million), surely it was a nice bargain for the Avatar actor.
As reported, back in July 2015, Worthington had sold his Kealia Makai, Hawaii house for $4.2 million; it featured 3-bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. Moreover, the same day, he shed off his another nearby property for $700,000.
Sources claim that the actor bought the properties (now former) in 2011 in separate transactions; it totaled a combined $6.1 million.
Well, Sam Worthington also owns many lavish cars like Range Rover, Mercedes G-Wagon, Audi, Ford and many others. In December 2017, the actor gifted his wife brand new $200,000 luxury black Porsche as a Christmas present.
Surely, the actor lives a lavish lifestyle and automatically makes huge expenses. Seems Sam is fond of spending on costly clothes, travels, and daily life luxury. Along with his wife, Worthington is often goes outing and date nights.
Payments On Taxes
Anyone living in the United States and owning a property is liable to tax payments, so is the same for the Australian actor Sam Worthington. As per Smartasset.com, his Los Angeles house seeks 0.793% of its assessed value as income tax, which is accompanied by the house insurance premium of $1,360 per year.
In addition to that, Sam also to pay massive tax for his income, which takes away $423,600 upon the annual revenue of $1 million. The income tax is inclusive of 30.5% Federal tax, 2.92% FICA and 9.39% State tax.
Sam Worthington’s Personal Life: Age, Height, Family, Education, Married Life, Wife & Children
Born on August 2, 1976, in Godalming, Surrey, England, The UK, Sam's birth name is Samuel Henry J. Worthington to Ronald W. Worthington, a worker in power plant and Jeanne Worthington, a housewife. He has a sister named Lucinda.
His moved to Perth, Western Australia when he was six months old. There, Sam Worthington attended local high school and later enrolled at John Curtin College of the Arts but dropped-out. Later, he won a scholarship for National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) and graduated in 1998.
Well, Sam holds Australian nationality and is of white ethnicity; currently, he lives in Los Angeles, the United States.
As of June 2019, Sam Worthington’s age is 42 and has a height of 5 ft. 9 inches (175 cm).
Married Life, Wife, Children & Relationships
Worthington is a happily married man and enjoys a blissful relationship with his wife Lara Bingle, an Australian model. The duo confirmed their relationship on October 18, 2013, and later married on December 28, 2014.
Sam and Lara are together for over 4 years without any relationship mishaps and share 2 children.
The couple welcomed their son Rocket Zot in 2015 and second son Racer in October 2016.
Long before his marriage, Sam was dating actress Maeve Dermody, though ended their relationship after 3 years in 2007. Reportedly, the Australian actor dated Natalie Mark (2008-2011), Crystal Humphries (2011-2012) and Sophie Monk (2013).
Some on-screen match-ups of Sam Worthington were with Abbie Cornish in Somersault (2004), Moon Bloodgood in Terminator Salvation (2009), Eva Mendes in Last Night (2010), Keira Knightley in Last Night (2010) and Rosamund Pike in Wrath of the Titans (2012).
Controversy & Lawsuit
While the dating rumors of Sam and his present-wife Lara were going on in 2014, the actor got caught in a controversy after he punched a paparazzi, Sheng Li. Sam Worthington was arrested on February 23, 2014, though was released on a desk appearance ticket.
On the other hand, Sheng was charged with reckless endangerment, assault, and harassment.
Later, Sheng filed a lawsuit of $3.7 million against Sam but was settled out of court ahead of the trial in September 2015.
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