Charlie Chaplin net worth: Charlie Chaplin was an English actor, comedian and filmmaker who had a net worth of $50 million dollars. Born in London, England on April 16, 1889, Charlie Chaplin is best known for being a pioneer of the silent film era and the movie industry in general. His world famous on-screen personality, known as "the Tramp", is an iconic figure in the history of cinema. Charlie's career spanned 75 years and prevailed through decades of radical change. Charlie grew up in extreme poverty. He began working before he was nine years old to help provide for the family. Charlie's work became especially important after his mother was committed to a mental asylum.
Charlie signed to the Fred Karno company when he was nineteen years old and made his first on-screen appearance in the 1914 film "Making a Living". He founded United Artists in 1919 which allowed him complete control over his entire career. His first major hit was 1921's The Kid. The 1940s proved to be a political controversial time for Charlie. Chaplin's satirical work during this era lessened his widespread popularity. He was a cinematic powerhouse during his career. He wrote, directed, produced, edited, acted in, and scored his own films. He received an Honorary Academy Award in 1972. Chaplin died on December 25, 1977 in his home in Corsier-sur-Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland of natural causes. His body was dug up for ransom in 1978 by two immigrants. It was later found in a field in Noville. He was married four separate times. His wives were Mildred Harris, Lita Grey, Paulette Goddard, and Oona O'Neill. Chaplin was recognized as one of TIME Magazine's "100 Most Important People of the 20th Century" for his classic comedic appeal. The London Film Museum hosts a permanent exhibition in honor of Charlie Chaplin's life and work. He directed a total of eleven feature films.