Harrison Ford was born on 13 July 1942, in Chicago, Illinois USA, of German (thru father) and Russian-Jewish (thru mother) descent. Also nicknamed Jethro the bus Driver, he is an actor, film producer and pilot, who was able to rise to fame thanks to his role in the very popular “Star Wars” trilogy in which he played Han Solo, but is also well known for his equally popular role as Indiana Jones in the film series of the same name.
Considered to be one of the highest-paid artists in the US, just how rich is Harrison Ford? Sources indicate that Harrison has an estimated net worth of over $210 million, accumulated during a career in films now spanning almost 50 years. His wealth could have been greater, except for a divorce settlement which eventually cost over $100 million.
Harrison Ford Net Worth $210 Million
As a kid Harrison Ford was raised in a middle-class family with both parents would-be actors, but otherwise actually had a really average childhood as an introvert and loner. After graduation from school, Ford studied Philosophy and English at Ripon College in Wisconsin, and about that time he made his debut as an actor and so started to get involved in show business. However, he was expelled from school only three days before graduation due to school requirements about thesis completion. Of course, it was a pity, but from that point Harrison Ford’s net worth started to rise because of his success in acting.
Ford’s professional debut was in 1966, in small film roles for Columbia Pictures, and then switched to Universal Studios, playing small parts in several popular TV series such as “The FBI’, “Ironside”, “The Virginian” and “Gunsmoke”. Over the next few years, he supported himself by doing carpentry work, including for stage productions, but then had small speaking roles in “American Graffiti” and “Apocalypse Now”. These very successful films got him noticed, and he was cast in “Star Wars” by director George Lucas, and his net worth then increased considerably. He reprised the role of Han Solo in three sequels, and his growing popularity with audiences saw him win a Saturn Award for Best Actor when cast as Indiana Jones in “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, co-produced/directed by Lucas and Steven Spielberg, which again led to sequels, five to date and all extremely popular at the box office, and with his net worth.
Although the foregoing are consistent stand-outs in Ford’s career, several other notable films appear on his CV in the 1990s, including “The Fugitive”, “Patriot Games”, and “Clear and Present Danger”. In more recent years, Harrison Ford has starred in “Crossing Over”, “Extraordinary Measures” and “Cowboys and Indians”, all adding steadily to his net worth. A quite common factor in Harrison Ford’s films is that he usually plays the role of an American hero, and it looks like people love this image, so Ford’s net worth has risen every year.
Because of his substantial net worth Harrison Ford has been able to buy eight private jets, as well as a 1929-vintage Waco Taperwing. His largest is a Cessna Sovereign 680, plus a Beechcraft B36TC Bonanza among others. In early 2015, he was forced to land his Ryan P-22 Recruit on a golf course in California after engine trouble, and suffered a fractured pelvis among other injuries. However, talking about vehicles which can not fly, Ford owns a 1966 Austin Healey 3000 – one of the most endearing British Sports Cars with a convertible top – as well as a collection of motorcycles: this man doesn’t sit still for very long.
In his personal life, Harrison Ford has married three times, firstly to Mary Marquardt(1964-79) with whom he has two sons. He was married to Melissa Mathison(1983-2004), and they have a son and a daughter: this divorce was expensive! He has been married to Calista Flockhart since 2010 – they have an adopted son. Because of his high net worth, Harrison Ford is able to support several foundations. One of these is called “David Over Violence” and its main aim is to build healthy families and relationships free from any form of violence.
As a well-known environmentalist Ford also supports Conservation International – one of the world’s leading environmental research groups. This famous actor is also a supporter of ARC (American Rain Forest Conservation) – this foundation restores African rain forests from the provided money. Politically he is a Democrat, and is a noted supporter and friend of ex-President Bill Clinton.
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