Richard Gere is a successful film producer, actor, and an activist. He started his filming career in the 1970s, and he has played roles in a number of movies till now. He came into recognition with his movie titled American Gigolo which was released in the year 1980. He was the leading many in the movie, and it also portrayed him as a sex symbol. He gave back to back hit movies which made him get various awards in his career. If you are interested to know the net worth of Richard Gere in 2018, then don’t stop reading this article.
Early Life & Biography
He was born on 31st August in the year 1949 in Philadelphia. His father named Homer George was an insurance agent and his mother, Doris Ann was a housewife. His parents were the Mayflower descendants. In the year 1967, he completed graduation from North Syracuse High School.
In his high school, he was quite interested in music and gymnastics. He also used to play trumpet and then he took admission in the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a scholarship. He took admission to do majors in Philosophy from the University. After two years in college, he came out and didn’t graduate.
From the year 1971 to the year 1978, he was in a relationship with Penelope Milford who was an actress. In the year 1983, he also had affairs with actress Priscilla Presley, and then he was connected with Kim Basinger. In the year 1991, he got married to Supermodel Cindy and divorced her in the year 1995.
He got married to a model, Carey Lowell in the year 2002. Both of them had a son named Homer. Both of them separated after eleven years of their marriage, and their divorce got settled in the year 2016. In April in 2018, he got married to Alejandra Silva who is an activist. Now, they are expecting their first child.
Career, Awards & Nominations
From an early age, he had interests in music and acting. He worked as a professional actor at Seattle Repertory Theatre in the year 1969. In the year 1973, he played his major role in Grease which was a stage version. This earned him huge recognition in the Theatre world, and he also got the Theater World Award for this.
He started appearing in the movies from the mid-1970s and was cast in a film which was released in 1974, but another movie star replaced him at that time. He played a memorable and small role in the year 1977 in a famous movie with which he gained recognition. With a romantic’s drama movie in the year 1982, he was able to get nomination Golden Globe Award. He has also won Academy awards two times for this movie. He has also played roles in various movies and commercials also.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Richard Gere is around $135 million and this much wealth he has collected by working as an American actor from 1970s. He has given multiple hit movies with which he has been able to win nominations for awards many times. He has played leading roles in the movies like Primal Fear, Chicago and many more. Not only he has earned money with his movies, but he has also been able to earn money by working as a film producer and musician also.
Richard Gere is also a political activist and puts his thoughts among the public confidently. He has also worked for charities to help people and he was also the president of Jury in Film Festival at Moscow. He has received many honors and awards in his acting life.