Steven Seagal net worth: Steven Seagal is an American martial artist and action movie star who has a net worth of $16 million. Steven Seagal earned his net worth as one of the biggest action movie stars of the 1980s and 90s. Steven was born on April 10th, 1952 in Lansing, Michigan. He lived there until he was five years old with his father, a high school math teacher, and his mother who was a medical technician. Seagal began studying Shito-ryu karate and aikido as a child and when he was 17 he traveled to Japan for the first time. Steven wound up staying in Japan for 15 years where he became one of the first Americans to ever run a dojo. Seagal eventually returned to The U.S. where he opened his own dojo in New Mexico. Soon after, Seagal moved to California to open a new dojo in Burbank.
Seagal started making important Hollywood contacts who helped him land jobs as a martial arts co-coordinator for the films The Challenge and Never Say Never Again. He quickly jumped from behind the camera to starring in his first major motion picture, 1987's "Above the Law". Seagal followed that film up with three hit movies in a row. He was now considered one of Hollywood's leading action stars. Seagal would make his biggest hit with 1992's "Under Siege". The film would went on to earn $156.4 million worldwide. In 1994 Seagal made his directorial debut with the movie "On Deadly Ground". The film (which he also co-starred) was a departure for him because it dealt heavily with spiritual and environmental issues.
Steven's career has waned since his success in the 80s and 90s, but he has appeared in a steady stream of straight to DVD films and even a few international theatrical releases. In 2001 Seagal scored another big hit when he starred in "Exit Wounds". Exit Wounds was a huge success, grossing more than $80 million worldwide. In addition to acting and material arts, Seagal is also a guitarist. He has released two albums which have featured songs with artist such as Stevie Wonder and Tony Rebel. He can currently been seen on his reality show Steven Seagal: Lawman.