Paul Walker was an American actor who is best known for his performance in the Fast and Furious movie franchise. He claimed worldwide fame through the Fast and Furious movie series, a film series that falls under the category of street racing and heist genre. Paul had a love for cars and racing, and the whole world mourned for his death in a car crash in 2013 when Paul was just 40 years old. Let us have a brief look at the life, career, and net worth of Paul Walker in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Paul William Walker IV was born on September 12, 1973, in Glendale, California, the United States. His father Paul William Walker III was a two-time Golden Glove boxing champion and his mother Cheryl was a fashion model. Paul attended the San Fernando Valley high school and graduated from the Sun Valley’s Christian School. Paul studies marine biology at various community colleges.
Paul Walker was in a relationship with Rebecca McBrain, and the couple has a daughter Meadow Rain Walker. Meadow was living with her mother Rebecca in Hawaii till she turned 13. Meadow opted to reside with her father after that and moved to California in the year 2011. After the death of Paul Walker, actor Vin Diesel, a close friend of Paul became the godfather of Meadow. Paul was in a relationship with Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell at the time of his death. He was a black belt holder in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and also an avid car racing enthusiast.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Paul appeared for the television ad of Pampers when he was a child and became a model when he was two years old. From the age of 12, he started to appear in television shows such as Who’s the Boss?, Touched by an Angel, and Highway to Heaven.
Paul debuted in movies through the film Monster in the Closet in 1986, and he participated along with his sister in the game show I’m Telling in 1988. In 1993 he acted in the soap opera The Young and the Restless for which he received an Outstanding Lead actor nomination at the Youth Film Awards.
In 1998, Walker gained popularity through the film Meet the Deedles and went on to take up prominent roles in the films Pleasantville, and She’s All That, and The Skulls. He landed himself in the role of Brian O’ Conner starring alongside Vin Diesel in the 2001 film Fast and Furious which became a huge commercial success all over the world.
While continuing to star in the Fast and the Furious franchise, Paul also starred in movies such as Joy Ride, Timeline, and Flags of Our Fathers. So far he has acted in five parts of the Fast and Furious series, the last being the Furious seven that released in 2015, two years after his death. Paul along with Vin Diesel was named the Best On-Screen Team at the MTV Movie Awards in 2002 and 2014. In 2015, he won the Teen Choice Award for his role in Furious 7.
Net Worth & Earnings
He was car enthusiast who owned many cars including a Nissan Skyline GTR with a right-hand drive, many BMWs, Fords, Mustangs, and Ferraris. It is said that he was planning to conduct an exhibition of his car collection before his death. He owned more than 30 cars that had a collective worth of more than $4 million. His net worth at the time of his death was estimated to be $25 million.
The whole world mourned for the tragic death of Paul Walker in 2013. Wiz Khalifa made the song See You Again with Charlie Puth as a dedication to Paul and the song featured at number one position in the US charts for 12 weeks. Some people live even after their death, and Paul Walker is one among them.