What is Mike Myers net worth and salary?
Mike Myers is a Canadian-born actor, comedian, writer, and producer who has a net worth of $200 million. He began his career as a child actor in commercials and is best known for his work on Saturday Night Live and the film franchises Wayne’s World, Austin Powers, and Shrek.
Michael Joh Myers was born in Scarborough, Ontario on May 25, 1963. His father Eric Myers was an insurance agent and his mother Alice “Bunny” E. Myers (née Hind) was an office supervisor and Royal Air veteran Force. . They had immigrated to Canada from Liverpool, England. Myers has two older brothers, Paul and Peter. He grew up in suburban Toronto, where he attended Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute and graduated from Stephen Leacock Collegiate Institute in 1982.
Myers began appearing in commercials at the age of two. When he was ten, he starred in a commercial for British Columbia Hydro alongside Gilda Radner. After graduating from high school, he joined the Canadian touring company The Second City. He later moved to the United Kingdom, where he was a founding member of the improv group The Comedy Store Players. Around the same time, Mike joined comedian Neil Mullarkey on the British children’s program Wide Awake Club. In 1986 he moved back to Toronto where he joined the cast of The Second City Toronto in their headlining show. In 1988, he moved to Chicago, where he trained, performed and taught at Improv Olympic.
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In 1989, Myers joined the cast of NBC’s Saturday Night Live. On SNL, Mike played legendary characters like Linda Richman, Dieter, Wayne Campbell and more. The Wayne character earned Myers and SNL co-star Dana Carvey their own film adaptation, which was titled “Wayne’s World” (1992). “Wayne’s World” was both a critical and commercial success, grossing $183 million worldwide. After two more films, “Wayne’s World 2” (1993) and “So I married an Ax Murderer” (1993), and three more years on “Saturday Night Live,” Myers took a temporary hiatus from the show.
Myers reappeared in 1997 with the film Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. It was followed by the sequel Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002). The sequels were wildly successful, grossing $312 million and $296.6 million, respectively. In the Austin Powers franchise, Myers played not only the lead role of Austin Powers, but also the roles of Dr. Evil, Fat Bastard and Goldmember.
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Another highly successful franchise Myers was a part of was DreamWorks’ animated series “Shrek,” in which he voiced the titular ogre Shrek. Films in the franchise include “Shrek” (2001), “Shrek 2” (2004), “Shrek the Third” (2007), “Shrek the Halls” (2007) and “Shrek Forever After” (2010). He also provided his voice for Shrek 4-D, a theme park ride at Universal Parks and Resorts. The Shrek films have been some of the most successful for DreamWorks; the first grossed $484.4 million worldwide, the second grossed $919.8 million, and the third grossed $798.9 million.
In June 2000, Universal Pictures sued Myers for $3.8 million to back out of a contract to make a feature film. The original project was to be based on his SNL character Dieter, and the original contract was for $20 million. Myers countersued, saying he did not honor the original contract because his script was not ready, and eventually he and Universal reached a settlement in which he agreed to make another film with them. The resulting film was The Cat in the Hat (2003).
One of his rare non-comedy projects was the 1998 film ’54’. Although not a critical or commercial success, Myers received positive attention for his efforts. Other projects he has been involved with include “The Love Guru”, which he co-wrote, co-produced and starred in; “Inglourious Basterds” by Quentin Tarantino (2009); and supporting roles in “Terminal” (2018) and “Bohemian Rhapsody” (2018). Myers’ awards include four MTV Movie Awards, an Emmy Award and two Canadian Comedy Awards.
Mike earned $1 million for 1992’s Wayne’s World. He earned $3.5 million for the sequel.
He earned $3.5 million for the first “Austin Powers” movie, $7 million for the second, and $25 million for the third.
He earned $3 million for the first “Shrek” movie, $10 million for the second, and $15 million for the third and fourth installments.
The salaries above only cover her acting duties in the respective films. Make has earned hundreds of millions of dollars as a producer and creator of his various franchises, most notably Shrek.
The film “Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon” (2013), was Myers’ directorial debut. It screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Myers is a member of the band Ming Tea with Susanna Hoffs and Matthew Sweet. Together they performed the songs “BBC” and “Daddy Wasn’t There” for the Austin Power films. As an avid fan of the comedy troupe Monty Python, Myers appears in the TV documentary “Monty Python: The Meaning of Live”; he also appeared on stage on the last night of their live show ‘Monty Python Live (Mostly)’ at the O2 Arena.
Myers met actress and comedy writer Robin Ruzan in the late 1980s after they met at an ice hockey game in Chicago. They married in May 1993, eventually divorcing in December 2005. In 2006, he began dating Kelly Tisdale. The couple married in New York City in late 2010 and have three children together.
In January 2017, Mike paid $14.675 million for a 4-bedroom apartment in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York. For some reason, he wasn’t happy with the property, selling it just four months later for $14 million. It’s a good deal to burn around $700,000.
In 2014, he bought an 8-acre lakefront home in Colchester, Vermont for $1.65 million.
In 2007, he paid $8 million for a house in New York’s SoHo neighborhood. At one point, he listed the property for sale for $17 million, but eventually took it off the market.