What was Paul Walker’s net worth and salary?
Paul Walker was an American actor who had a net worth of $25 million at the time of his death in 2013. Paul Walker was best known for his starring role in the ‘Fast and Furious’ film franchise. Paul tragically died in a car accident on November 30, 2013, aged 40, while en route to a charity event.
Paul William Walker IV was born on September 12, 1973, in Glendale, California. Cheryl’s mother was a fashion model and her father, Paul William Walker III, was a former boxer who held the title of Golden Gloves champion twice. Walker began his acting career when he was two years old, starring in a commercial for Pampers. The oldest of five siblings (fun fact, he and his sister Ashlie were contestants on a show called I’m Telling! in 1989), Walker was raised Mormon. He attended high school in the San Fernando Valley and graduated from Sun Valley’s Village Christian School in 1991. Paul attended a community college in Southern California and majored in marine biology.
Before his big break, Walker worked steadily as a model. His first film role came in 1986 when he was cast in the horror comedy Monster in Your Closet. In 1987, Walker landed another gig in a low-budget cyborg action film, The Retaliator. Walker landed a short-lived but starring role as Brandon Collins on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. He starred alongside Heather Tom and the pair were nominated for Best Lead Actor and Actress at the Youth in Film Awards.
In 1998, Walker finally began to gain attention when he appeared in the feature film Me the Deedles. This led to other supporting roles in the late 90s and early 2000s, including appearances in the 1998 teen drama Pleasantville (alongside Reese Witherspoon and Tobey Maguire), the 1999 high school football drama Varsity Blues (with James Van Der Beek). ), “She’s All That” (with Freddie Prinze, Jr.), and “The Skulls” (2000). By this time, he had become a Hollywood heartthrob among his teenage fans.
Walker’s biggest breakthrough came in 2001 when he starred alongside Vin Diesel in the blockbuster action film The Fast and the Furious. After delivering a critically acclaimed performance in the entertaining street racing thriller, Paul landed roles in its 2003 sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious, as well as the fourth, fifth and sixth installments of the franchise. Walker won an MTV Movie Award in 2016 with Vin Diesel for Best On-Screen Duo.
After proving to be a bankable lead with his Fast and Furious role, he continued his career with starring roles in Joy Ride (2001), Timeline (2003) and Into the Blue (2005). He had a small supporting role. in Clint Eastwood’s Flags of our Fathers in 2006. Walker then went on to earn other notable roles in the chilling thriller Running Scared (2006), as well as the blockbusters Into the Blue (2005), 2006’s Eight . Below,” which opened at No. 1 at the box office and grossed over $20 million in its opening weekend, The Lazarus Project in 2008, and “Takers” (2010). Walker also appeared in the National Geographic Channel series “Expedition Great White.” In addition to roles big and small, Walker was the selling face of Davidoff’s Cool Water Men screen.
Tragically, Paul Walker died in a car accident on November 30, 2013 in Santa Clarita, California. Paul was only 40 years old. He completed a film based on Hurricane Katrina before his death, Hours, which was released on December 13, 2013. He had shot the seventh installment of the Fast and Furious franchise, Furious 7, and the film was completed by a mix. by CGI and enlisting his brothers Caleb and Cody for his voiceovers and replacements.
Paul Walker salary
Paul only earned $1 million for the first two Fast & Furious movies. For “Fast & Furious” (his third appearance in the franchise), his salary was increased to $7 million. He reportedly earned $15 million for “Fast Five,” “Fast & Furious 6” and “Furious 7” (posthumously), bringing his total salary from the franchise to $54 million.
Fast & Furious earnings
Paul Walker Fast & Furious Earnings The year Movie The wage 2001The Fast and Furious $1 million20032 Fast 2 Furious $1 million2009Fast & Furious $7 million2011Fast Five $15 million2013Fast & Furious 6 $15 million2015 $2015 million USD
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On November 30, 2013, at 3:30 pm Pacific Standard Time, Paul Walker and Roger Rodas, Paul’s financial advisor, left an event for Reach Out Worldwide, Walker’s charity event for victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Rodas was driving Walker’s Porsche Carrera somewhere between 80 mph and 93 mph in a 45 mph speed zone on Hercules Street in Valencia, Santa Clarita, California. Apparently the place was a popular spot for drifting cars. The car crashed into a concrete pillar and two trees before bursting into flames. Bystanders were unable to get the men out of the car. Rodas and Walker died of multiple burns and trauma. The car’s speed and old tires were primary reasons for the crash, as police found no alcohol or other drugs in either man’s system.
Walker’s father in December 2014 filed a wrongful death claim against Rodas’ estate. They reached an out-of-court inquiry. In September 2015, Walker’s daughter, Meadow, attempted a wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche. The lawsuit claimed that the car model had numerous design effects. In April 2016, the courts sided with Porsche.
Before his tragic death, Walker lived with his dogs in Santa Barbara. Walker had a daughter, Meadow Rain Walker, with girlfriend Rebecca Soteros. Meadow had lived in Hawaii with her mother for 13 years, but in 2011, she moved to California to live with Walker. Meadow’s godfather is Vin Diesel. Paul was dating Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell at the time of his death.
Walker had many interests and hobbies, including jiu-jitsu (he had a brown belt), marine biology, and racing cars. As a car enthusiast, he owned around 30 cars. Some of them he owned together with Roger Rodas.
Walker and his charity, Reach Out Worldwide, flew to Haiti to help after the 2010 earthquake that hit the country. Additionally, in March 2012, Walker offered his personal support to the people of Constitución, Chile after an 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck.