Steve McQueen was a professional actor. McQueen was known as the King of Cool who made several hits for box-office in early 1960 and 1970. He received the nomination for the Academy Award for the appearance in The Sand Pebbles.
His career includes different movies where he was appeared such as Papillon, The Getaway, Bullitt, The Thomas Crown Affair and The Cincinnati Kid. After he appeared in other casts, including The Towering Inferno, The Great Escape and The Magnificent Seven. He was also the ‘highest paid’ actor in the entire world in the early 1974s. Keep reading to know more about the net worth of Steve McQueen in 2019.
Early Life and Biography
Terence Steven ‘Steve’ McQueen was born on March 24, 1930, in Beech Grove, Indiana. His father William was served as a stunt pilot and left his mother Julia because she was Alcoholic. Julia sent him to her parents to look after Steve as she didn’t know how to cooperate with a child.
Steve married Neile Adams when he was 30 years old. After, he dated Gia Scala at the time of School in New York. He married Neile Adams in 1956 and had a son Chad born on December 28, 1960, and a daughter Terry who born on 1959. In 1973, he married Ali MacGraw and divorced from her after five years.
Career Awards and Nominations
McQueen looks forward towards his career while joining Marine Corps of United States. He was promoted to private first class and demoted numerous times. His acting career was started in 1950 when he started learning the basics of acting. He appeared for the first time on television for the role in Molly Picon of Yiddish theatre production.
After, he decided to take part in motorcycle racing at Long Island city and having Triumph and Harley-Davidson motorcycles of its own. He appeared in the race and won with the amount price of $100 which is equal to $900 at the present time. Later, he appeared as the Judge of ABC’s Jukebox Jury which was telecasted in 1953.
In 1955, he appeared on the B-movies with her wife while working for Westinghouse Studio One. After, he appeared as Robert Wise in Somebody Up There Likes Me. He also starred in Tales of Wells Fargo series of NBC and also telecasted in western series Trackdown. His appearance was also considered in the movie The Magnificent Seven which was released in the early 1960s.
Steve was honor with the best lead role award nomination in Academy Awards. After, he got the best actor award for a motion picture in Love with Proper Stranger and also nominated for The Sand Pebbles. Later, he got a nomination for best actor in The Reivers and won the best actor award for The Great Escape in 1963.
Net Worth and Earnings
Steve earned the total net earnings of around $35 million. His earning was considered from his appearances in different cast roles and also considered as the most expensive and highest paid actor in the Hollywood industry. He earned double the number of normal actors in a single movie and having more popularity among the people.
McQueen was earned a huge respect in his entire life. He was nothing before starting his career and later learned the art of acting which helped him to grow instantly. Moreover, he also served as Marine Corps before joining the acting career.