What is the net worth of Edward Norton?
Edward Norton is an American actor and producer who has a net worth of $300 million. He also earned a small to have outside of acting, probably more than his acting salary, offers extreme understandable (and early) investment in technology. More details about these investments later in this article.
Edward Harrison Norton was born in Boston, Massachusetts on August 18, 1969. His father, Edward Mower Norton Jr., is a former Marine lieutenant who later became an environmental lawyer and federal prosecutor, and his mother, Lydia Robinson “Robin ” Rouse, was an English teacher. He and his two younger brothers were raised in Columbia, Maryland. His mother’s father was James Rouse, founder of The Rouse Company and co-founder of real estate developer Enterprise Community Partners. Since it was founded in 1982, Enterprise has spent tens of billions of dollars developing tens of thousands of homes and developments in and around Maryland. James Rouse actually pioneered the suburban enclosed mall concept.
Rouse graduated from Wilde Lake High School in 1987 and continued his education at Yale University. In college, he studied history and Japanese. Immediately after graduation in 1991, he worked as a representative for his grandfather’s company in Osaka, Japan for five months. He then moved to New York City, where he worked a series of odd jobs while trying to pursue an acting career.
Norton landed a number of theater jobs and wrote scripts for plays at the Signature Theater Company. He starred in a production of Brian Friel’s Lovers and was also a cast member for the world premiere of playwright Edward Albee’s Fragments. In 1995, after being discovered by a casting agent, Norton landed his first role in the film Primal Fear (1996). He went on to earn an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination for that role. In 1996 he starred in two more films, Woody Allen’s Everyone Says I Love You and Milos Forman’s controversial The People Vs. Larry Flynt”. In 1998, he starred alongside Matt Damon in the film ‘Rounders’, but overall both the film and his performance failed to impress. It was redeemed later that year in “
Norton’s career really reached new heights in 1999 when he teamed up with Brad Pitt in ‘Fight Club’, a role for which he prepared by taking boxing, taekwondo and grappling lessons. For his role in “Fight Club,” Norton was widely praised and even nominated for Best Actor by the Online Film Critics Society. He went on to star in and/or produce films such as the romantic comedy Keeping the Faith (2000), which he also directed in his directorial debut; the heist film “The Score” (2001); “Death to Smoochy” (2002), which received widely negative reviews; the biopic “Frida” (2002); the horror film “The Red Dragon” (2002); “The 25th Hour” (2002), a film about New York City after 9/11; “The Italian Job” (2003), which was a film in which Paramount Pictures forced Norton to appear after threatening to sue him for breaching a three-film contract with the studio; “Kingdom of Heaven” (2005), an epic historical film in which he played Baldwin IV, the leper king of Jerusalem; “Down in the Valley” (2005), a neo-western film in which he played a delusional man; “The Painted Veil” (2006), in which he plays bacteriologist Walter Fane; “The Illusionist” (2006), in which he plays Eisenheim the magician; “Brando” (2007), a documentary following the life and career of Marlon Brando; “Man from Plains” (2007), another documentary, follows the post-presidential activities of President Jimmy Carter; Marvel’s The Incredible Hulk (2008), portraying Bruce Banner and his alter ego, the Hulk; and “Pride and Glory” (2008), a crime drama that was criticized for an overly clichéd plot.
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After 2010, Norton’s first major starring role was in Wes Anderson’s coming-of-age film Moonrise Kingdom (2012). The film was critically acclaimed and well received by audiences, grossing over $68 million. His second lead role in 2012 was in the action thriller The Bourne Legacy, portraying retired Air Force Colonel Eric Byer. Although “The Bourne Legacy,” the fourth film in the “Bourne” series, received only average reviews from critics, it ended up being Norton’s highest-grossing film at that point in his career, grossing over $276 million . dollars globally. He also has his own production company, Class 5 Films, under which he produced the comedy-drama Thanks for Sharing (2012).
2014 was a very successful year for Norton. He starred in not one, but two different Oscar-winning films: “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).” “The Grand Budapest Hotel” was directed by Wes Anderson and won four Oscars. “Birdman” won the Academy Award for Best Picture and earned Norton a nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He then directed, wrote and produced the crime film Motherless Brooklyn (2019).
In addition to his acting efforts on stage, Norton has engaged in several voice acting projects, including the animated film “Sausage Party” (2016), the English dubbed version of the Chinese film “Little Door Gods” (2017), and when reunited. again with Wes Anderson in the stop motion film Isle of Dogs in 2018.
Investment in technology
Norton has developed, somewhat secretly, into a highly savvy technology investor. He was a very early investor in Uber and was actually the first person other than Uber founder Travis Kalanick’s parents to take an Uber in Los Angeles.
Norton also funded analytics companies Kensho and EDO. Norton was the largest individual owner of Kensho shares when it sold S&P Global for $550 million in 2018.
In the 1990s, Norton was romantically linked to Salma Hayek and Courtney Love. He later started dating Canadian film producer Shauna Robertson and proposed to her in 2011. They married in 2012 and had a son together in 2013.