Sam Worthington is an Australian actor who has a net worth of $30 million as of 2023. He is best known for his roles in the films “Avatar”, “Terminator Salvation”, and “Clash of the Titans”. He has also appeared in other movies such as “The Debt”, “Everest”, “Hacksaw Ridge”, and “Fractured”. He has been nominated for several awards, including a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and an AACTA. He is also the voice of Captain Alex Mason in the video game series “Call of Duty: Black Ops”. In this article, we will look at his early life, career achievements, and real estate investments.
Who is Sam Worthington?
Samuel Henry John Worthington was born on August 2, 1976, in Godalming, Surrey, England. His parents, Jeanne and Ronald Worthington, moved the family to Perth, Western Australia, when he was six months old. He grew up in Warnbro, a suburb of Perth, with his sister Lucinda. He attended John Curtin College of the Arts, where he studied drama, but did not graduate. His father gave him $400 and sent him on a one-way trip to Cairns, Queensland, telling him to “work his way home”. He worked in construction and odd jobs, eventually settling in Sydney. At age 19, he auditioned for the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and was accepted with a scholarship.
Worthington made his acting debut in the Australian dance film “Bootmen” (2000), alongside Adam Garcia. He then starred in the comedy “Gettin’ Square” (2003), opposite David Wenham. His breakthrough role came in 2004, when he won the AFI Award for Best Lead Actor for his performance in the drama “Somersault”, opposite Abbie Cornish. He also gained popularity for his role as Howard in the TV series “Love My Way” (2004-2007). He then played the lead in a modern adaptation of “Macbeth” (2006), directed by Geoffrey Wright.
Career Achievements and Highlights
Success with “Avatar”
Worthington’s international fame skyrocketed when he was cast as Jake Sully in James Cameron’s sci-fi epic “Avatar” (2009). The film broke records as the highest-grossing film of all time, earning over $2.7 billion worldwide. Worthington received critical acclaim and a Golden Globe nomination for his performance as a paraplegic marine who joins an alien race on the planet Pandora. He also performed most of his own stunts and learned the Na’vi language for the role. He reprised his role in the sequels “Avatar 2” (2022) and “Avatar 3” (2024), which are expected to be released in December 2022 and December 2024 respectively.
Other notable roles
Worthington also starred as Marcus Wright, a cyborg who helps the human resistance against the machines, in “Terminator Salvation” (2009), co-starring Christian Bale and Bryce Dallas Howard. He then played Perseus, a demigod who battles mythical creatures, in “Clash of the Titans” (2010) and its sequel “Wrath of the Titans” (2012), co-starring Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes. He also took on other dramatic roles, such as a Mossad agent in “The Debt” (2010), a journalist in “Texas Killing Fields” (2011), a fugitive in “Man on a Ledge” (2012), a mountaineer in “Everest” (2015), a war hero in “Hacksaw Ridge” (2016), a grieving father in “The Shack” (2017), and a desperate husband in “Fractured” (2019). He also voiced Captain Alex Mason in the video game series “Call of Duty: Black Ops” (2010-2018). In 2021, he starred as Meyer Lansky, a notorious gangster, in the biopic “Lansky”. In 2022, he starred as Ron Lafferty, a religious fanatic who commits murder, in the true crime miniseries “Under the Banner of Heaven”.
Sam Worthington’s Net Worth
Growth over the years
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Worthington’s net worth was estimated at $12 million in 2010, $18 million in 2015, $26 million in 2020, and $30 million in 2023. His net worth has grown steadily over the years, thanks to his successful film career and lucrative contracts. For example, he reportedly earned $4-5 million for his role in “Avatar” (2009), which was a huge increase from his previous salary of $50,000 for “Terminator Salvation” (2009). He also received a percentage of the profits from “Avatar”, which could amount to tens of millions of dollars. He also earned $7.5 million for “Clash of the Titans” (2010) and $10 million for “Wrath of the Titans” (2012). He also has endorsement deals with brands such as Hugo Boss and David Jones.
Real estate investments
Worthington has also invested in several properties over the years. In 2013, he bought a penthouse in Dumbo, Brooklyn, for $3.5 million. He sold it in 2015 for $3.9 million. In 2014, he bought a beachfront home in Malibu, California, for $10.9 million. He sold it in 2018 for $11.5 million. In 2018, he bought a mansion in Los Angeles, California, for $7.9 million. He listed it for sale in 2020 for $9.25 million, but later reduced the price to $8.2 million. He also owns a home in Hawaii, which he bought in 2011 for $6.5 million.
Sam Worthington is one of the most successful and highest-paid actors in Hollywood. He has starred in some of the biggest blockbusters of all time, such as “Avatar”, “Terminator Salvation”, and “Clash of the Titans”. He has also shown his versatility and talent in other genres, such as drama, thriller, and biopic. He has a net worth of $30 million as of 2023, which reflects his hard work and dedication to his craft. He has also invested wisely in real estate, owning several properties across the US. He is married to model Lara Worthington, and they have three children together. He is set to return to the big screen with the upcoming “Avatar” sequels, which are expected to be another hit for him and his fans.