Ben Stiller Net Worth 2020, Biography, Career and Awards.
Ben Stiller Net Worth 2020 – Not every comedian is a bankable star; not every bankable star can pull of a comic role. Ben Stiller is one such star who can rake in the laughs and keep the tills at the box office ringing.
For someone who would like to look at the numbers to believe, his films are reputed to have grossed an average of $75 million at the box office. It’s not just that his movies are hits or sleeper hits; they star a string of A-listers.
Ben Stiller Net Worth
Ben Stiller is an American actor, comedian, writer, film director, and producer who has a net worth of $200 million.
Ben Stiller was born to veteran comedians and actors, Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara and was inspired to pursue a career in acting by his parents.
His family followed both Judaism and Irish Catholicism – the Stillers celebrated both Hanukkah and Christmas, and Ben had a Bar Mitzvah.
In the 70s, he was a part of the New York City troupe’ NYC’s First All Children’s Theater’.
In 1983, he graduated from the Calhoun School in New York and enrolled at UCLA. Around that time, he also opened the act for cabaret siren Jadin Wong.
- His one-line appearance on ‘Guiding Light’ led to a casting in the Tony-award winning 1986 Broadway revival of John Guare’s ‘The House of Blue Leaves’. Around that time, he produced a satirical mockumentary on actor Mahoney.
- In 1987, he played a small part in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Empire of the Sun’.
- Starting 1992, Fox Network broadcast the 12-episode ‘Ben Stiller Show’ which failed to make a mark. However, it slowly received critical appreciation and won an ‘Emmy Outstanding Writing’ in a ‘Variety or Music Program’.
- In 1995, his parents joined him onscreen in Heavyweights. The following year, he starred in Adam Sandler’s ‘Happy Gilmore’.
- Next, he appeared in lead roles in ‘If Lucy Fell’ and ‘Flirting with Disaster’.
- ‘Cable Guy’, his second directorial effort starring Jim Carrey garnered mixed reviews.
- In 2001, he directed ‘Zoolander’, which was initially developed as a short skit for the VH1 Fashion Awards five years earlier. It featured multiple celebrity cameos.
- Over the next two years, he appeared in ‘Duplex’, ‘Orange County’, ‘Nobody Knows Anything!’ and ‘The King Of Queens’.
- From 2003 to 2004, he appeared in six blockbusters: ‘Starsky & Hutch’, ‘Envy’, ‘DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story’, ‘Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy’, ‘Along Came Polly’ and ‘Meet the Fockers’, all of which saw commercial and critical success.
- ‘Heartbreak Kid’, starring Malin Akerman, released in 2007, was critically panned but earned over $100 million worldwide.
- He co-wrote, co-produced, and directed ‘Tropic Thunder’ in 2008.
- The following year, the sequel ‘Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian’ was released.
- In 2010, he made a brief cameo in ‘I’m Still Here’ and played the lead role in the ‘Greenberg’.
- In 2011, he starred alongside Eddie Murphy and Alan Alda in ‘Tower Heist’.
- 2012 saw the release of the final movie in the ‘Madagascar’ franchise.
- In 2014, he will be seen in ‘Zoolander 2’.
This comedian par excellence has been nominated twelve times for the ‘Teen Choice Awards’ and won in the ‘Choice Hissy Fit’ category for ‘Zoolander’.
He has received thirteen ‘MTV Movie Award’ nominations and won in the categories ‘Best Fight’ (There’s Something About Mary), ‘Best Comedic Performance’ (Meet the Parents), and ‘Best Villain in DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story’.
Princeton University’s Class of 2005 inducted Stiller as an honorary member of the class during its Senior Week.
In 2007, he received the ‘Hasty Pudding Man of the Year’ award from ‘Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals’, in addition to the ‘Wannabe Award’ from the ‘Kids’ Choice Awards’.
MTV conferred its top honor—‘The MTV Generation Award’—on this remarkable actor in 2009.
He was the recipient of the 2011 ‘Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award’ for ‘Excellence in Comedy’.