John Belushi Net Worth
John Belushi Net Worth: John Belushi was an American actor, comedian, and musician who had a net worth of $2 million dollars. Born John Adam Belushi in January 24, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois to an Albanian family, he was raised in Wheaton along with his two brothers and sister. He studied at the Wheaton Central High School, where he would recognize his talent for comedy. As for his big break in the genre, he made it in 1971 when he was hired by the National Lampoons Radio Hour as a writer. Belushi became famous as part of the original cast of NBC´s hit sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live (SNL), which he joined in 1975. His notorious and vivacious character and ease of comedy made him recognized as a great actor and comedian. As for his style, it was deemed very energetic and raunchy. Wanting to pursue a more solid acting career, Belushi abandoned SNL in 1979 along with his friend and fellow actor Dan Aykroyd which became his close friend. He made a few movies including his most noticeable film: "The Blues Brother". The inspiration for this movie came from Belushi´s love for blues and soul music. Belushi started snorting cocaine in the middle 70s and he became addicted to it almost immediately. His addiction was a cause of friction between him and his high-school-sweetheart wife, Judy Jacklin whom he had married in 1976. In the beginning of 1982, Belushi was working on the screenplay of a movie that was going to be called "Noble Rot". This project was not concluded since he was found dead in his hotel room on March 5, 1982 due to an overdose of "speedball" (a mixture of cocaine and heroin) at the age of 33.