The Australian actor is best known for his role in the iconic franchise Avatar. Read on to discover how much he is worth!
Sam Worthington, the actor playing Jake Sully in Avatar, has again become the spotlight of attention owing to the comeback of the film's season 2. With an important role in the billion-dollar blockbuster, fans keep questioning how much the celebrity earns.
Who is Sam Worthington?
Samuel Henry John Worthington was born on August 2, 1976, in Godalming, Surrey, England. He was born in England, but his family relocated to Perth, Western Australia when he was six months old. He grew raised in Warnbro, a Perth suburb, in Australia.
According to IDMB, Worthington was a student at Western Australia's John Curtin College of the Arts in Fremantle, where he studied drama but failed to graduate. After leaving school, he performed a variety of odd jobs, including construction, before settling in Sydney. He received a scholarship to the National Institute of Dramatic Art while working as a bricklayer in Sydney (NIDA).
First acting credit
According to TV Guide, Worthington's first acting job was in the Australian dance film Bootmen, alongside Adam Garcia (2000). He then appeared in the low-budget Australian comedy film Gettin' Square in 2003, which was nominated for multiple honors at Australian ceremonies.
In 2004, he followed up with the film Somersault, for which he won the AFI Award for Best Lead Actor. He then rose to prominence in Australia for his part as Howard, the main character's love interest, in the hit television series Love My Way (2004).
Worthington's worldwide acting career began in Hollywood with a role in the film The Great Raid (2005). Following that, he appears in the films Rogue (2007) and Terminator Salvation, the fourth part of the Terminator film series which stars Christian Bale, Anton Yelchin, and Bryce Dallas Howard, among others.
Major break in Avatar
Worthington's major break that finally launched him into enormous international stardom came in 2009 when he starred in James Cameron's sci-fi epic picture Avatar. Avatar became the highest-grossing film of all time, making more than $2.73 billion worldwide.
For a decade, it maintained the record for the highest-grossing film until Avengers: Endgame beat it in 2019, reports the TV Guide.
What is Sam Worthington's net worth?
According to IDMB, before landing his breakthrough role in Avatar, Worthington had sold most of his possessions for around $2,000 and was living in his car.
Therefore, it is not surprising that following his success from the film, the actor’s net worth has increased by leaps and bounds and is now approximately $30 million. It comes mostly from his acting contracts and brand endorsements.
Not only has a successful career, but the Avatar star also has a lovely family. He married Australian actress Lara Bingle in 2014 after a year of dating. The couple shares two sons together: Rocket Zot (born in 2015) and Racer (born in 2016).
Avatar: The Way of Water has already grossed more than $1 billion in a short period of time in theaters. The film is the long-awaited sequel to 2009's Avatar, which remains one of the most profitable films of all time.