Kevin Michael Costner was born on 18 January 1955, in Lynwood, California USA, from descent reaching back to the 1700s in Germany on his father’s side, and with British and Irish ancestry too. Kevin is a popular and respected actor, film and television producer, singer and musician, having been involved in the entertainment industry since the early ’80s.
So just how rich is Kevin Costner? Currently, Kevin’s net worth is estimated by sources to be a healthy $150 million, most of his wealth having been accumulated during his successful acting career now spanning more than 35 years.
Kevin Costner Net Worth $150 Million
Kevin Costner finished his secondary education in Villa Park High School, and later graduated from California State University in 1978 with a BA in marketing. However, inspired by an encounter with famous British actor Richard Burton, Costner decided to pursue his secret dream of becoming an actor himself, a career that soon enough significantly contributed to his net worth. He began his acting career by landing minor roles in movies, with his film debut in an independent film “Sizzle Beach, U.S.A” released in 1986. In 1982, Costner appeared in Ron Howard’s “Night Shift”, alongside Michael Keaton, Henry Winkler, and Shelley Long, but it wasn’t until 1987 that Kevin Costner gained public recognition and added a fair amount of money to his net worth, by starring in Brian De Palma’s highly acclaimed crime drama movie “The Untouchables”, together with Robert De Niro and Sean Connery. The movie was nominated for several Academy Awards, with Connery winning the award for the Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
Kevin Costner’s next successful performance came in 1990 with the movie “Dances with Wolves”, a movie he directed, produced and starred in. The movie turned out to be so successful that it was nominated for 12 Academy Awards, and won seven of them, including for Best Picture, and Best Director. Costner’s profitable acting career continued with such movies as “JFK”, “The Bodyguard” in which he starred with Whitney Houston, the film directed by Clint Eastwood entitled “A Perfect World”, and “Robin Hood – Prince of Theives” among others.
In total, Kevin Costner has appeared in over 50 films, and been nominated for almost 40 Awards, having won 15 times including for Best Director, Best Film, and Best Foreign Film (in France and Germany).
However, acting is not the only source for Costner’s net worth. Costner founded a country rock band named “Kevin Costner & Modern West”, and in 2007 began a worldwide tour, and performed at NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. In 2008, Costner released a country album entitled “Untold Truths”, which peaked at #61 on the Billboard Top Country Albums, and #35 on the Top Heatseekers chart. The band released its second album “Turn It On” in 2010, and followed it with a European Tour.
In addition to acting and music careers, Kevin Costner has ventured into other businesses as well. Costner was a co-owner of an independent baseball team “Zion” in the North American League. He also began developing oil separation machines, based on a patent which he bought from the US government. The machines became financially successful after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico.
In his personal life, Kevin Costner was married to Cindy Silva(1978-94) and they have three children. Kevin currently resides in Austin, Texas with his wife Christine Baumgartner who he married in 2004 – they have three children. Kevin Costner is an active supporter of philanthropic causes, plus e serves on an honorary board for The National World War I Museum in Kansas City.
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