‘Han Solo’ and ‘Indiana Jones’ do these names ring a bell in your head? Yes, they do. They remind you of the “legen..” wait for it “dary”, yes, “legendary,” Harrison Ford. Harrison Ford is a widely acclaimed film actor known for his remarkable portrayal of Han Solo in “Star Wars”. He has been in the industry for decades working quite diligently.
His fans have watched his rise from the dust of his carpentry workshop to the heights of the stars in the space. Harrison has been rightly called one of the wealthiest guys in the business. Let us try and explore the net worth and source of earning of this actor cum producer, Harrison Ford in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Harrison Ford was born in Chicago, Illinois on the 13th of July 1942. His parents were Christopher Ford and Dorothy Ford. He regularly attended Maine East High School located in Park Ridge, Illinois. He went to Ripon College, Wisconsin for his higher education in philosophy. He grew up in a Jewish and Catholic background.
Harrison is very sensitive towards his personal life and protective about his private affairs. He married Mary Marquardt in 1964, but the marriage lasted till 1979. From Mary, he has two children: Benjamin and Willard. He then exchanged wedding vows with Melissa Mathison in 1983 but got divorced in 2001. He has Georgia and Malcolm from his second marriage. Harrison began a relationship with Calista Flockhart, and they got married in 2002. He is the father of Calista’s adopted son Liam.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Harrison Ford moved to Los Angeles in the hope to get some work in radio voice-overs but could not get it. He was signed by Columbia Pictures for $150 a week doing small roles. His first character in a film was of a bellhop in “Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round”.
Soon he was offered work by Universal Studios where he played small roles in “The Virginia”, “The F.B.I.” and many more. Harrison shot to fame when Lucas cast him to play Han Solo in “Star Wars”. This move led to his casting as Indiana Jones in “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, a Steven Spielberg movie. He reprised his roles in the sequels of both films.
Harrison also saw lows in his life with movies like “Six Days, Seven Nights” and “Hollywood Homicide”. He also voiced the narration made on Dalai Lama.
Harrison has too many feathers in his hat to count. He has won the Academy Award and a BAFTA for best actor. He has a number of Golden Globe nominations and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Net Worth & Earning
Harrison was given the title of the richest male actor in 2001 by Guinness Book of World Records. He has amassed a net worth of $250 million. Movies like “Star Wars”, “Indiana Jones” and “Blade Runner” proved to be money spinners for him. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” acquired $2 billion out of which Harrison got almost $15 million in his account. Through various calculations, it has been estimated that his movies have earned over $6 billion. No wonder why he has been hailed as the richest male actor once. He owns a 7,100 square foot real estate located in Los Angeles whose worth is approximately around $12 million.
Harrison Ford is one of the few people who never lost faith in hope. Though he got smaller and unnoticed roles; he never turned them down and played them in the hope that someday bigger ones would come his way. He was right, more significant roles did come his way, and he pounced over them and played them to their fullest to outshine the rest.