We have all undoubtedly been intrigued by the post-apocalyptic movie series called “Mad Max.” And we all, without exception actually, fell for Max Rockatansky. Don’t even try contradicting. Mel Gibson, who brought the character to life, is a well known American filmmaker and actor. Let’s look into the net worth of Mel Gibson in 2019!
Early Life & Biography
Mel Colmcille Gerald Gibson Les was born on 3rd January 1956 in Peekskill, New York, to a wealthy family from Irish as well as American descent. His father was Hutton Gibson who was a professional writer, and his mother was Anne Patricia, from whose side Mel got the Irish genes. When he just came to his teenage years, his parents shifted to Sydney, Australia. There he studied theatre and acting in the National Institute of Dramatic Art. During his high school years, Mel was taught by Congregation of Christian Brothers in a Catholic college of New South Wales.
Mel Gibson’s first wife was Robyn Denise Moore whom he married in 1980 and with whom he has 7 children, a daughter, and 6 sons. Although after 26 years of marriage, they got divorced in 2006 due to irreconcilable differences. The divorce was filed by Robyn after Mel was accused and arrested for drunk driving in Malibu. He then got associated with Grigorieva in 2009.
In October of the same year, she had a child with Mel whom they named Lucia. After a great ruckus, they separated finally agreeing on joint custody of the child after Mel paid the alimony to Grigorieva. In 2014, he came in a relationship with Rosalind Ross with whom he has a son named Lars Gerald, who was born in 2017. Mel is also an active philanthropist and has contributed to many charities along with his wife.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Mel Gibson has always been compared to various legendary figures when it comes to his acting. Due to his role in various dramas and movies as an action hero, he has been labeled as one. Before appearing in the “Mad Max” series, he had been a part of many classic dramas from his theatre days, including “Romeo and Juliet,” “Mid Summer Night’s Dream,” etc. When he graduated in 1977, he got the offer for “Mad Max,” and he immediately got engaged in the project. Although before “Mad Max” (1979) came his debut film “Summer City” (1977).
These movies were followed by an entirely different character of his in the film, “Tim.” Apart from movies, he also took up guest roles in various Australian television series. Mel then did a film (on World War II) called “Attack Force Z,” and a drama (on World War I) called “Gallipoli” which was well acclaimed by critics and for which he won the Best Actor Award. Apart from these, he has also appeared in movies, like “The Year of Living Dangerously,” “The Bounty,” etc.
Mel has gathered a lot of accolades under his name over time due to his remarkable acting skills and his knack of being diverse. Some of them include Academy Awards, Australian Film Institute Award, People’s Choice Awards, World’s Most Powerful Celebrity by Forbes, Innovator of the Year (2004), AACTA Awards, Hollywood Film Awards, etc.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Mel Gibson is not just an actor or a director, he is an investor as well as a philanthropist. He has quite some properties located in California, Malibu, Costa Rica and even a whole island that is privately his, on Fiji. Due to this, his net worth is a humongous $450 million. This includes his profits from his pictures as well as all his investments.
Mel has proven himself to be an iconic figure in the film industry that too with just a few roles. Critics always comment about him that they cannot pinpoint what it is but Mel possesses what it takes to be a real star.