Benjamin Geza Affleck Boldt Net WorthReal Name: Benjamin Geza Affleck Boldt
Date of Birth: 08/15/1972
Place of Birth: Berkeley, California
2017 Net Worth: $75 Million
2016 Earnings: $35 Million
Profession: Actor, filmmaker
Ben Affleck Biography
Benjamin Geza Affleck Boldt was born in Berkley, California in August of 1972. Better known by his stage name, Ben Affleck, he was given the middle name Geza for a Hungarian friend who survived the Holocaust. When Affleck was two years old, the family moved to Massachusetts and lived in Falmouth. Affleck says that he was raised in a very politically active, very left wing household. His mother encouraged Affleck and his brother to make their own home movies and they frequently were taken to the theater.
Affleck did his first professional acting job when he was 7. His mother saved his money for college and hoped that he would become a teacher. Affleck filmed a television program in Mexico and spent a year traveling around the country with his mother and brother, where he learned to speak Spanish. Affleck grew up two blocks away from his friend Matt Damon and the pair was very close friends in high school. Affleck played some minor roles in several films as an adult until he began his long-term relationship with director Keven Smith. He began making popular films such as Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jersey Girl, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, and Daredevil. In 1997, Affleck won an Academy Award for Good Will Hunting. He directed Gone Baby Gone in 2007 and then produced, directed, and starred in Argo.
Affleck is well known for his personal life, as well as his professional one. He has dated Gwyneth Paltrow as well as Jennifer Lopez, to whom he was briefly engaged but then later broke it off. In fact, Affleck was so involved with Lopez at one point that the media dubbed him “Bennifer”. He later married actress Jennifer Garner in 2005. He loves to play poker but was recently banned from playing in Las Vegas for suspected card counting.
Affleck is still in high demand as an actor and is said to have a new movie in the works. Affleck has a current net worth of $75 million and lives in a Pacific Palisades, California mansion that has been valued at $27 million.