Sylvester Stallone’s Net Worth
Sylvester Stallone is an American actor, screenwriter, producer and director. He has approximately $400 million in net worth. Sylvester goes down easily as one of the beloved action stars of all time. He rose to becoming one of the highest-paid action stars in the 1980s and 1990s.He has under his belt a handful of highly successful franchises such as “Rocky”, “Rambo” as well as the “Expendables”. As of this writing, his movies have grossed over $4billion in global revenue. Sylvester usually writes, produces and/or directs many of his franchise movies- a very rare ability.
Sylvester Stallone was born on 6th July, 1946 in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan. He was born Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone to Italian-born Francesco “Frank” Stallone Sr. and Jackie Stallone an astrologer and dancer. His younger brother, Frank Stallone is an actor and musician. His iconic “snarling” look and slightly slurred speech owes to complications at childbirth.
He spent a part of his childhood in foster as a result of his parents’ volatile relationship which finally lead to divorce later on. He studied drama at the American College in Switzerland before he moved to Miami. He dropped out of school while pursuing his degree and moved to New York City to pursue career in acting.
Sylvester Stallone’s debut role was in “The Party at Kitty” a softcore adult film which he said he did out desperation after being ejected from his apartment. He received $200 for his two days work. He cut his teeth in acting with minor and uncredited roles in a number of films. He had passion for screenwriting.
Drawing inspiration from Muhammad Ali versus Chuck Wepner fight, he couched a screenplay about a struggling underdog thug who had ambitions to become a professional boxer. He was fixated on being the star of the film for which reason he refused to sell the script unless he was made the star.
He later found Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff who were willing to allow him play the lead role of Rocky Balboa. The release of “Rocky ” in 1976, metamorphosed him into an A-list instantly. The film was a major box office breakthrough making a whopping $117 million as well as ten Academy Award nominations.
It won the Best Picture award as well as Best Directing and Best Film Editing. Rocky II was released in 1979 followed by two more which were all major box office successes. Sylvester Stallone hit another box office breakthrough playing John Rambo in “Rambo: First Blood”. Whiles preparing for his roles as Rocky and Rambo, he disciplined himself to a very strict training regime. This saw his body fat percentage drop significantly to an all-time low of 2.8%.
Stallone’s popularity took a downward spiral in 1987 after he starred in “Over the Top” which was a box office flop. His attempt to diversify into comedy was not successful. After a three-year hiatus, he made a comeback with the sixth “Rocky” film in which he starred. With a budget of $24 million, the film grossed $155.7 million worldwide.
Sylvester wrote, directed and starred in “The Expendables” which occupied the number one spot at the box office the opening weekend. He came out with “Creed” in 2015. He received his third Oscar nomination for Best Support Actor as well as widespread acclaim. Creed 2 released in 2018 also received positive reviews and $35.3 million in the opening week. In September 20, 2019, The fifth Rambo was released grossing $91 million worldwide.
Sylvester Stallone married Sasha Czack in 1974. They had two sons namely Sage Moonblood (died of heart disease at age 36) and Seargeoh. The couple divorced in 1985. He got married to Brigitte Nielson from 1985 to 1997.
Sylvester found love again in 1997. He married Jennifer Flavin. The couple had three daughters namely Sophie, Sistine and Scarlet.