Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone Net WorthReal Name: Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone
Date of Birth: 07/06/1946
Place of Birth: New York, New York
2017 Net Worth: $400 Million
Profession: Actor, Screenwriter, Boxing Promoter, Film Director
Sylvester Stallone Biography
Sylvester Stallone was born in 1946 in New York City. His father was a hairdresser, his mother a former dancer, sometimes astrologer, and promoter of women’s wrestling. Due to complications during labor, obstetricians misused forceps while delivering Stallone, which resulted in a severed nerve, leaving the lower left portion of his lips, tongue, and chin paralyzed. This gave Stallone a snarling kind of smile as well as slurred speech.
Stallone attended tap dancing school before he went to grade school, and when his family moved to Washington, D.C. in the early part of the 1950’s, his mother opened a gym called Barbella’s. Stallone attended Charlotte Hall Military Academy before going to both Miami Dade College and the University of Miami.
Homeless and desperate for money, Stallone first starred in a soft core porn film. He continued to audition for films and had a few minor roles, including an uncredited appearance in a Woody Allen film, as well as in the 1971 hit movie Klute.
After watching a Muhammad Ali/Chuck Wepner boxing match in 1975, Stallone was so inspired that he went home and spent the next three days writing a movie script. He attempted to sell his script to multiple film studios, with the intention of playing the lead. One company offered Stallone $350,000 for the script but they were not interested in him playing the lead. Stallone stuck to his guns, however, and after some budget cuts and compromises, Stallone got his wish.
Stallone’s movie, Rocky, was nominated for 10 Academy Awards. This extremely popular movie has since become a series with 6 installments, a total box office income of $70.3 million in America, $155 million worldwide. Stallone has since gone on to make multiple hit movies including First Blood and Rambo. These series have turned a homeless actor into a multimillion dollar movie star and one of Hollywood’s highest paid actors.
Stallone has a current net worth of $400 million. He lives in his $10 million mansion in Beverly Hills, a $5 million Lakeside, California home, as well as a fleet of expensive cars.