Ben Stiller is an American actor, producer, comedian, director, musician and writer. He is best known for movies like DodgeBall and Night at the Museum.
As of 2020, Ben Stiller has an estimated net worth of $200 million.
Ben Stiller’s Net Worth
|NET WORTH:||$200 MILLION|
|DATE OF BIRTH:||30 NOVEMBER 1965|
|PROFESSION:||ACTOR, PRODUCER, DIRECTOR, COMEDIAN|
|SOURCE OF WEALTH:||MOVIES, TELEVISION|
Ben Stiller’s full name is Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller and he was born on the 30th of November 1965 in NYC. He was raised on Upper West Side of NYC.
Both his parents were comedians and actors, and Ben is of various descents as his Jewish father was from Poland. His mother has an Irish Catholic background. His family also celebrated Hanukkah, Christmas and he had his own Bar Mitzvah.
Ben had a showbiz upbringing as he followed his parents around. He made his acting debut when he was 9 in the TV series Kate McShane. In high school, he also joined the band Capital Punishment and they released their studio album in 1982.
As a kid, Ben Stiller went to The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine and later attended Calhoun School. He then attended University of California as a film student, but left after 9 months.
Ben Stiller then did a lot of acting classes, auditioning and agent-hunting for his career.
Ben Stiller started acting very early in his life. When he was 15, he had a small role in Guiding Light, a soap opera. He was then cast in The House of Blue Leaves. He was also offered a role on Saturday Night Live (SNL) as a writer after seeing his 10-minute short where he parodied Tom Cruise.
Ben also appeared as a featured performer on SNL but left after a short time. He also put on a short film Elvis Stories, which starred John Cusack, Mike Myers and other actors.
MTV later allowed Ben to produce a show titled The Ben Stiller Show. It was canceled after a season by MTV but Fox took over and allowed him to use the same name. It was only broadcast later on Comedy Central. The cast featured Andy Dick, Janeane, Bob, Denise Richards and so on. It eventually won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program.
Debut as director
In the 90s, Ben acted in small roles in Stella and Highway to Hell. He was later asked to direct the show Reality Bites, which was produced by Danny DeVito.
Ben also acted in the films Duplex and Along Came Polly (starring Jennifer Aniston) which was produced by Danny.
He also acted in Heavyweights, Adam Sandler’s Happy Gilmore, If Lucy Fell and Flirting with Disaster. Ben then directed the film The Cable Guy, which starred Jim Carrey.
Ben Stiller continued to act in many movies, mainly those in the comedy genre. He acted in There’s Something About Mary (starring Cameron Diaz), Zero Effect, Mystery Men, Meet the Parents (with Robert De Niro), Zoolander and even The Royal Tenenbaums (with Owen Wilson).
Stiller also appeared in the TV series The King of Queens for an episode with Kevin James. He also appeared in Vince McMahon’s WWE Raw.
Ben continued to succeed in movies, with films like Starsky & Hutch, DodgeBall (with Vince Vaughn), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Meet the Fockers and the Madagascar series (with David Schwimmer and Chris Rock).
His lead role in Night at the Museum also did really well, as the film earned over $115 million in just 10 days.
Ben Stiller also directed, co-wrote and co-produced Tropic Thunder which featured Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr and Tom Cruise.
In 2009, he reprised his role in Night at the Museum with Amy Adams. He also appeared in Little Fockers and Tower Heist (with Eddie Murphy). In 2013, Ben directed, produced and acted in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
Here are some of the highlights of his career.
- He is the leader of the “frat pack” which consists of Jack Black, Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Steve Carell and Luke Wilson.
- Ben has been nominated for many awards including Emmy Award, MTV Movie Awards and the Teen Choice Awards.
- He also won some of the awards, including the Emmy Awards and the MTV Movie Awards.
- He held the Guinness World Record for longest selfie stick during the premiere of Zoolander 2 (starring Katy Perry).
Interesting Facts about Stiller
- In his movie Tower Heist, they used President Donald Trump’s tower.
- He acted with his parents in the film Heavyweights back in 1995.
- His favorite show is apparently There’s Something About Mary.
- The Greenland scenes in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty were shot in Iceland in reality.
What contributed to Ben Stiller’s wealth
Ben Stiller’s wealth can be attributed to his success in the movie industry, as an actor, director, writer and a producer.
He has starred in so many commercially successful films including Madagascar, Night at the Museum and DodgeBall.
As of 2020, he is estimated to be worth around $200 million.
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