John Joseph Nicholson Net WorthReal Name: John Joseph Nicholson
Date of Birth: 04/22/1937
Place of Birth: Neptune City, New Jersey
2017 Net Worth: $400 Million
Profession: Actor, filmmaker
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John Joseph Nicholson, known everywhere as Jack Nicholson, was born in April of 1937 in Neptune City, New Jersey. His mother had married a man she didn’t know was already married. He was brought up by his grandparents, whom he believed were his parents, and told that his mother was his sister. He was raised Roman Catholic, but has stated several times that he is an atheist. Nicholson was voted “Class Clown” in 1954 by his high school friends and got into trouble so often that he spent every day in detention after school for an entire year.
Nicholson came to Hollywood when he was only 17, looking to become an actor. Although he was offered a job as an animator by Hanna and Barbera, he wasn’t interested. After landing a few small parts in television soap operas and stage plays, he became friends with film producer Roger Corman, who put Nicholson to work in movies such as The Raven, Little Shop of Horrors, and The Terror.
His big break came, however, when he was cast in the 1969 movie Easy Rider. His role as a hard drinking lawyer earned him his first Oscar nomination. After working several other films, he was again nominated for Best Actor for Chinatown. But it was his role as Randal McMurphy in the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest in 1975 that catapulted Nicholson to fame and fortune. The film was nominated for 9 Academy Awards, and Nicholson earned his first Oscar for Best Actor. Nicholson now has 3 Academy Awards to his credit, along with 12 nominations, which is more than any other male actor in history. Some of Nicholson’s best known movies are Reds, The Shining, as the Joker in Batman, Terms of Endearment, A Few Good Men, As Good As It Gets, and The Bucket List.
This multi-talented actor has been married only once and has 4 children. He owns a lavish estate on Mulholland Drive in Beverly Hills and has neighbors such as Marlon Brando and Warren Beatty. He owns a large estate in Aspen, Colorado, currently on the market for $15 million, a beach home in Malibu, California, worth an estimated $4.25 million, as well as an impressive art collection, worth an estimated $100 million.
Nicholson, himself, has a net worth of $400 million. In 2013, Nicholson had stated that he was “retiring” from acting, but now states that he is simply bored and has not found a suitable project. If he should return to the big screen, there is no doubt his net worth would skyrocket.