Steve McQueen Net Worth 2020, Biography, Early Life, Education, Career and Achievement
Steve McQueen Net Worth – Steve McQueen was an American actor who had a net worth of $30 million.
Born Terence Steven McQueen (March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980) in Beech Grove, Indiana, US. He was a shining Hollywood star throughout the 1960s and 1970s.
Early Life, Family, and Education
Steven McQueen (March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980) was born in Beech Grove, Indiana, US. He was abandoned both by his father and his mother and was primarily raised in Missouri by his Uncle Claude.
At the age of twelve, he returned to live with his mother and her new husband in Los Angeles, California.
His mother sent him to the California Junior Boys Republic in Chino Hills, California and he remained there for several years and joined the Marines in 1947.
After leaving the Marines in 1950, he began studying acting and was accepted into Lee Strasberg’s prestigious “Actor’s Studio”.
Steve auditioned along with 2000 other hopefuls but only he and Martin Landau (Mission Impossible) were accepted.
McQueen was married three times.
On November 2, 1956, he married actress Neile Adams, with whom he had a daughter, Terry Leslie who was born on June 5, 1959, and died on March 19, 1998, and a son, Chad who was born on December 28, 1960. McQueen and Adams divorced in 1972.
He was soon earning a modest living with guest appearances in television which led to the lead in the TV series Wanted: Dead or Alive.
He starred as Josh Randall, a bounty hunter who gave away as much money as he earned. He carried a sawed-off Winchester Rifle nicknamed the Mare’s Leg. The show was a huge success and Steve’s career took off.
His first leading role was in the 1958 horror movie The Blob. His big break came when he replaced Sammy Davis, Jr. in the film Never So Few which starred Frank Sinatra.
The always confident Sinatra took a liking to Steve and urged the director, John Sturges, to “Give the newcomer a break”.
Sturges recognizing McQueen’s raw talent offered him roles in The Magnificent Seven and The Great Escape.
Other classic McQueen films include Bullitt, Papillon, The Sand Pebbles, The Getaway, Le Mans, The Thomas Crown Affair, Junior Bonner, Tom Horn, and The Towering Inferno among others. His last film was The Hunter in 1980.
McQueen was a tremendous motorcyclist and racecar driver. When insurance companies for the films allowed, he would perform many of his own stunts.
His most famous stunts were performed in The Great Escape where he did much of the bike riding and Bullitt where he did much of the driving.
Much to his dismay, the insurance companies would not allow him to perform the most dangerous stunts in either film which he always regretted.
Contrary to popular belief, McQueen did not perform the famous fence jump in The Great Escape.
Instead, his good friend and stunt driver Bud Ekins made the jump. Steve always made a point to credit Bud Ekins for the jump whenever asked about it during interviews.
His love of racing led to movies and documentaries involving both car and motorcycle racing. He made the film Le Mans in 1971 which is considered one of the best “documentary” films about the racing world. He did much of his own driving in the film.
He wanted to enter the actual Le Mans race that year but again the insurance companies intervened.
He also made the documentary film On Any Sunday. It follows the lives of motorcycle racers and racing enthusiasts, including actor Steve McQueen.
First asking the question “Why do they do it?” this film looks at the people who devote (and sometimes risk) their lives to racing on tracks and off-road courses around the world.
It is considered one of the best documentaries of it’s kind to even now. It was funded by his own production company, Solar Productions.
He owned dozens of classic motorcycles and exotic sports cars worth millions. He was quite the “Man’s Man”, he rode bikes, flew planes, raced cars and was a 3rd-degree black belt in karate.
He trained under ninth degree black belt, Pat Johnson. He was also great friends with Martial Arts experts Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris.
He was a pallbearer at Bruce Lee’s funeral and both inspired and encouraged Chuck Norris to become an actor.
Incidentally, both Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris taught Steve’s son, Chad, various forms of martial arts in which he excels as well.
Іn thе уеаr 1967 Ѕtеvе МсQuееn wаѕ nоmіnаtеd bу Асаdеmу Аwаrdѕ аѕ Веѕt Асtоr іn а lеаdіng rоlе fоr hіѕ fіlm ‘Тhе Ѕаnd реbblеѕ’.
Іn thе уеаr 1964 hе wаѕ nоmіnаtеd Веѕt Асtоr-Моtіоn рісturе аnd Drаmа bу Gоldеn Glоbе Аwаrdѕ fоr thе fіlm ‘Іn lоvе wіth Рrореr ѕtrаngеr’.
Іn thе уеаr 1967 hе wаѕ nоmіnаtеd Веѕt Асtоr-Моtіоn рісturе аnd drаmа-bу Gоldеn Glоbе Аwаrdѕ fоr thе fіlm ‘Тhе Ѕаnd Реbblеѕ’.
Іn thе уеаr 1974 hе wаѕ nоmіnаtеd Веѕt Асtоr-Моtіоn рісturе аnd drаmа bу Gоldеn Glоbе Аwаrdѕ fоr thе fіlm ‘Раріllіоn’.
Ѕtеvе МсQuееn’ѕ nеt wоrth іѕ еѕtіmаtеd аѕ $30 mіllіоn. Ніѕ еаrnіngѕ mаіnlу саmе frоm hіѕ ѕеvеrаl арреаrаnсеѕ іn fіlmѕ mаnу оf whісh wеrе bох оffісе hіtѕ.
Ніѕ ТV арреаrаnсеѕ аddеd tо hіѕ nеt wоrth. Іn thе уеаr 1974 hе wаѕ ѕо рорulаr thаt hе bесаmе hіghеѕt раіd асtоr іn thе wоrld аnd соmmаndеd а vеrу hіgh rеmunеrаtіоn fоr hіѕ rоlеѕ.