James Dean Net Worth
James Dean Net Worth and Salary: James Dean was an American actor who had a net worth equal to $2 million at the time of his death, after adjusting for inflation. According to reports at the time, Dean's estate was worth $96,000 which is the same as around $920,000 today. His checking account had a balance of $3,256.48.
In the months before his death, James signed a 9-movie $900,000 contract with Warner Brothers. Had he lived to make those movies, he would have earned the inflation-adjusted equivalent of $860,000 per movie, a total of $8.6 million.
Today James Dean is one of the highest-earning dead celebrities on the planet. Every year his estate earns around $5 million from various licensing arrangements.
James Dean was born in Marion, Indiana in February 1931 and passed away in September 1955. Dean is looked at as a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment. Although he is well known, Dean only had leading roles in three films during his brief career. In 1955 he starred as Cal Trask in "East of Eden", for which he won a Golden Globe Special Achievement Award for Best Dramatic Actor and a Jussi Award for Best Foreign Actor. He was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor and a BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor. One of his best known roles was rebellious teenager Jim Stark in 1955's "Rebel Without a Cause". His final picture was 1956's "Giant", in which he starred as Jett Rink and was nominated for a second Academy Award for Best Actor. His first appearance was in a commercial for Pepsi Cola. He appeared in many television series and appeared in four films uncredited.
Dean enjoyed cars and was an auto racing driver outside of acting. James Dean passed away on September 30, 1955 at the age of 24 in a car crash. He was listed as the 18th best male movie star by the American Film Institute in 1999.
|Net Worth:||$2 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Feb 8, 1931 - Sep 30, 1955 (24 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Nationality:||United States of America|