Heath Ledger was a popular actor and director from Australia who is best known for his role of Ennis Del Ma in the movie “Brokeback Mountain”.
He had worked in a total of nineteen movies including A Knight’s Tale, Lords of Dogtown, 10 Things I Hate About You, The Dark Knight and others. Keep reading to know more about the net worth of Heath Ledger in 2020.
Early Life & Biography:
Heath Andrew Ledger was born on 4 April 1979 in Perth, Western Australia to Kim Ledger and Sally Ledger. His father was a racecar driver and the founder of the “Ledger Engineering Foundry” while his mother was a French teacher.
When Ledger was 11 years of old his parents got divorced. He had an older sister “Kate” and two half-sisters Ashleigh Bell and Olivia Ledger.
Ledger went to the Mary’s Mount Primary School and later attended the Guildford Grammar School where he played the role of Peter Pan in one of the school’s play. He died in January 2008 due to cardiac arrest brought on by lethal intoxication.
Ledger started dating model and actress Michelle Williams in the year 2004. The couple broke up in the year 2007. Later he dated the supermodel and actress Helena Christensen from 2007 to 2008. He has a daughter whose name is Matilda Ledger.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Heath Ledger career started when he got a small role in the Australian television series “Clowning Around” which was released in 1992.
He made his feature film debut in the movie “Blackrock” in 1997. From 2000 to 2005 Ledger appeared in many successful movies including The Patriot (2000), Monster’s Ball (2001), A Knight’s Tale (2001), The Order (2003), Casanova (2005), Lords of Dogtown (2005), The Brothers Grimm (2005) and many more.
For his work in the movie “Brokeback Mountain,” Ledger received the “Best Actor Award” from the San Francisco Film Critics Circle and New York Film Critics Circle.
He was also nominated for the Golden Globe Awards and the Academy Awards in the category of “Best Actor”.
Ledger starred in the movie “Candy” along with Abbie Cornish which was released in the year 2006. His most popular performance was of Joker in the movie “The Dark Knight” by Christopher Nolan which was released six months after his death.
For his role of Joker, Ledger won the Academy and Golden Globe Award in the category of “Best Supporting Actor” which was accepted by his family on his behalf.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Heath Ledger had an estimated net worth of more than $16 million at the time of his death. He made most of the wealth through his successful career as an actor and director. According to Ledger’s will, most of his money and properties have been given to his daughter Matilda.
He has also directed and starred in many music videos including “Cause an Effect” (2006), “Morning Yearning” (2006), “Black Eyed Dog” (2007) and others.
Heath Ledger was one of the most renowned actors in the world who left the world at such a young age. In his short-lived career, he had done some extremely great work which would be remembered till ages to come.