Richard Gere is one of the veteran American actors who is also popular as a humanitarian activist. His popularity started crossing the average level after his role in the movie ‘American Gigolo.’ He is the recipient of a Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award. Richard is actively involved in political affairs and spends most of his time in humanitarian works. Now let’s have a close look at Richard Gere’s net worth.
Richard Gere was born on 31st August 1949 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father was an insurance agent and had an interest in political matters while his mother was a housewife. Richard graduated from North Syracuse Central High Scholl in 1967. He possessed skills in gymnastics and music.
Gere’s personal life made news on several occasions. He had serious relationships with multiple actresses such as Penelope Milford, Priscilla Presley, and Kim Basinger. He married supermodel Cindy Crawford in 1991 and divorced in 1995. In 2002, he married Carey Lowell, and they have a son. They divorced in 2016.
Richard started as a stage actor, and he got noticed for his role at the London stage act of Grease in 1973. The first movie he was cast in, he had to be replaced for fighting with co-star Sylvester Stallone. Early in his career, he was cast in all the different genres of movies like crime drama ‘American Gigolo,’ romantic drama ‘An Officer and a Gentleman,’ and tragic drama ‘Days Of Heaven.’ All the movies did display his skills in acting but did not boost his career.
In 1990, movies like Internal Affairs, Pretty Woman provided the required boost, and he delivered some commercially successful movies. The year 2002 was a memorable year for Richard was all the movies were superhit like Mothman Prophecies, Unfaithful, and Chicago. But the downturn in his Hollywood career started from then onwards.
Richard is an activist and worked actively for Tibet. He was the support of the Dalai Lama and human rights in Tibet. He supports the rights and lands of tribal people worldwide. He actively holds awareness campaigns for AIDS and other such deadly diseases.
Awards & Achievements
Richard won the David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actor for the movie Days Of Heaven in 1979. In 2003, he won Golden Globe Award for Best Actor (Comedy), and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance for the movie Chicago. Apart from these, in 2008, he received Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award for the movie ‘Im Not There’.
As far as his achievements go, he was the President of the Jury at Moscow International Film Festival for the 19th Edition. He is the co-founder of the Tibet House and Gere Foundation which are dedicated to helping helpless people.
Net Worth of Richard Gere
Richard Gere has an estimated net worth of $100 million. He had a long career, but most of his earning has come from endorsing international brands. He was considered to be one of the sexiest men on the planet, and various multinational brands of all the different genres were after him to be the face of their company. He was always associated with big names like he endorsed Hilary Clinton and had relationships with supermodels all of which indirectly added to his brand value. He also wrote a few books whose royalty added to his wealth.
Richard Gere is a veteran actor, and he is respected by one and all for his contribution not only in the film industry but also for the human race. His Gere Foundation has made donations to several tribal communities for their welfare and betterment. He even donated all the royalties of his books for awareness campaigns. He is 68 years of age, yet he has shown no restraints in his humanitarian works as he keeps on traveling from place to place wherever his attention is required.