Nicholas Cage net worth: Nicholas Cage is a versatile American actor who has a net worth of $18 million. Nicholas Cage was born on January 7, 1964 in Long Beach, California. His birth name is Nicholas Kim Coppola. Nick changed his name when he embarked on an acting career because his uncle, famed director Francis Ford Coppola was already using the family surname. After graduating from high school, Cage enrolled in the UCLA School of Theater and in time, landed his first acting job. It didn't take too long before he was nominated for – and won – the Best Actor Oscar for his starring role in the film Leaving Las Vegas. Cage has also been honored with the Toronto Film Critics' Association Award for Best Actor for his staring role in a more recent film – the 2002 release of Adaptation. While still a young man, Nicholas Cage has already appeared in sixty films. He continues to read scripts that he regularly receives from producers and film studios interested in his services.