Gene Hackman net worth: Gene Hackman is a retired American actor and novelist who has a net worth of $80 million. Gene Hackman rose to fame in 1971, when he played the role of impudent New York detective Popeye Doyle in The French Connection. Ever since, he has performed various leading and supporting roles, often portraying silky villains or rough-and-regular heroes. Hackman is best remembered for his memorable films The Conversation (1974, directed by Francis Ford Coppola), Hoosiers (1986), Get Shorty (1995, with John Travolta) and Enemy of State (1998). This California-born actor has won two Oscars, three Golden Globes, and two BAFTA awards in his career. In 2004 he announced his retirement after 40 years of active acting career. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his second wife Betsy Arakawa. He is a father of three (who has with his first wife Faye Maltese) and an avid fan of the Jacksonville Jaguars.