Jim Belushi Net Worth

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Jim Belushi Net Worth:
$50 Million

Jim Belushi Net Worth and salary: Jim Belushi is an American actor, comedian, singer and musician who has a net worth of $50 million dollars. As you likely know, Jim's brother is the late comedian John Belushi.

Belushi has had a long and successful career in the entertainment business, appearing in more than 150 films and television shows, including  "Saturday Night Live" (1983–1985), "According to Jim" (2001–2009), "Trading Places" (1983), "About Last Night" (1986), "K-9" (1989), and "Curly Sue" (1991). As you likely know, Jim's brother is the late comedian John Belushi of "Animal House" and "Saturday Night Live" fame. Belushi has written for "Saturday Night Live," earning a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program in 1984, and he wrote the 1986 TV movie "The Birthday Boy" and the 1987 film "Number One with a Bullet." He served as an executive producer on "According to Jim," and he also directed 30 episodes of the series and composed the theme music. In 1998, Jim was named Best Actor for "Retroactive" at the Málaga International Week of Fantastic Cinema.

Early Life: Jim Belushi was born James Adam Belushi on June 15, 1954, in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up with mother Agnes, father Adam, and siblings John, Marian, and Billy. John, who was known for starring in the film/"Saturday Night Live" sketch "The Blues Brothers," tragically died of a drug overdose in 1982, and Jim later began performing as Zee Blues in an updated version of the band. Belushi's father was from Albania, and his mother was born to Albanian immigrants in Ohio. Jim attended Wheaton Central High School, and after graduating in 1972, he enrolled at the College of DuPage. He later transferred to Southern Illinois University Carbondale, earning a bachelor's degree in Speech and Theater Arts.

Career: Belushi was a member of The Second City in Chicago from 1977 to 1980, a few years after John had worked with the improv comedy group. Jim made his onscreen acting debut in the late '70s with an uncredited role in the 1978 film "The Fury" and a role on NBC's "Who's Watching the Kids?" (1978–1979). In 1979, he played Ernie O'Rourke on the CBS sitcom "Working Stiffs" alongside Michael Keaton, then he appeared in the film "Thief" (1981) and the television show "Laverne & Shirley" (1982). In 1983, Jim co-starred with Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy in "Trading Places" and joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live." He appeared in the films "The Man with One Red Shoe" (1985), "Little Shop of Horrors" (1986), "Jumpin' Jack Flash" (1986), and "Real Men" (1987) and the TV movies "The Best Legs in the Eighth Grade" (1984) and "The Birthday Boy" (1986), then played Harry Wyckoff in the miniseries "Wild Palms" (1993) and voiced Simon The Monster Hunter" on "Aaahh!!! Real Monsters" (1994–1997) and Phil Palmfeather on "Mighty Ducks" (1996–1997). Belushi appeared in more than 30 films in the 1990s, including "Mr. Destiny" (1990), "Canadian Bacon" (1995), "Jingle All the Way" (1996), and "Wag the Dog" (1997).

From 2001 to 2009, Belushi played James "Jim" Orenthal on ABC's "According to Jim," which aired 182 episodes over eight seasons. While starring on the series, he also guest-starred on "I'm with Her" (2003), "Less than Perfect" (2004), and "George Lopez" (2005) and lent his voice to numerous animated projects, such as "Hoodwinked!" (2005), "The Wild" (2006), "Rugrats" (2002), "What's New, Scooby-Doo?" (2002), and "Casper's Scare School" (2006). In 2003, Jim released the album "Have Love, Will Travel" with his Blues Brothers bandmate Dan Aykroyd, and in 2006, he released the book "Real Men Don't Apologize." He played Nick Morelli on the CBS series "The Defenders" from 2010 to 2011, and he performed on Broadway as Harry Brock in "Born Yesterday" in 2011. Belushi appeared in the films "The Ghost Writer" (2010), "New Year's Eve" (2011), "Home Sweet Hell" (2015), and "The Whole Truth" (2016), and he had a recurring role as William 'Wick' McFadden on Amazon Prime Video's "Good Girls Revolt" from 2015 to 2016. He played Bradley Mitchum on the 2017 "Twin Peaks" revival (also known as "Twin Peaks: The Return"), and that year he also appeared in the films "A Change of Heart," "Sollers Point," and "Wonder Wheel."

Jim Belushi Net Worth

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Early Life: Jim Belushi was born James Adam Belushi on June 15, 1954, in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up with mother Agnes, father Adam, and siblings John, Marian, and Billy. John, who was known for starring in the film/"Saturday Night Live" sketch "The Blues Brothers," tragically died of a drug overdose in 1982, and Jim later began performing as Zee Blues in an updated version of the band. Belushi's father was from Albania, and his mother was born to Albanian immigrants in Ohio. Jim attended Wheaton Central High School, and after graduating in 1972, he enrolled at the College of DuPage. He later transferred to Southern Illinois University Carbondale, earning a bachelor's degree in Speech and Theater Arts.

Career: Belushi was a member of The Second City in Chicago from 1977 to 1980, a few years after John had worked with the improv comedy group. Jim made his onscreen acting debut in the late '70s with an uncredited role in the 1978 film "The Fury" and a role on NBC's "Who's Watching the Kids?" (1978–1979). In 1979, he played Ernie O'Rourke on the CBS sitcom "Working Stiffs" alongside Michael Keaton, then he appeared in the film "Thief" (1981) and the television show "Laverne & Shirley" (1982). In 1983, Jim co-starred with Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy in "Trading Places" and joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live." He appeared in the films "The Man with One Red Shoe" (1985), "Little Shop of Horrors" (1986), "Jumpin' Jack Flash" (1986), and "Real Men" (1987) and the TV movies "The Best Legs in the Eighth Grade" (1984) and "The Birthday Boy" (1986), then played Harry Wyckoff in the miniseries "Wild Palms" (1993) and voiced Simon The Monster Hunter" on "Aaahh!!! Real Monsters" (1994–1997) and Phil Palmfeather on "Mighty Ducks" (1996–1997). Belushi appeared in more than 30 films in the 1990s, including "Mr. Destiny" (1990), "Canadian Bacon" (1995), "Jingle All the Way" (1996), and "Wag the Dog" (1997).

Personal Life: Jim married Sandra Davenport on May 17, 1980, and they had son Robert (born October 23, 1980) before divorcing in 1988. Belushi then wed actress Marjorie Bransfield on September 22, 1990, and after they divorced in 1992, Jim married Jennifer Sloan on May 2, 1998. Jennifer filed for divorce in 2018, but the two reconciled the following year. In 2008, Belushi received honorary Albanian citizenship and the "Honor of the Nation" Decoration. Jim is a sports fan and supports the Chicago Bulls, Cubs, Bears, Blackhacks, and Fire. In 2004, Belushi filed a lawsuit against his neighbor, actress Julie Newmar, claiming that she destroyed his fence and "harassed and defamed" him after they had been feuding about the fact that Jim was building a second house on his lot. In 2006, they settled their differences and satirized their feud on an episode of "According to Jim." In 2011, Belushi, who suffers from gout, was hired by Savient Pharmaceuticals to star in their "Check Out Your Gout" campaign. Jim grows cannabis on his property in Eagle Point, Oregon, and he launched a cannabis company called Belushi's Farm, which includes the signature brands The Blues Brothers, Captain Jack's, and Belushi's Secret Stash. In 2020, he starred in the Discovery reality TV series "Growing Belushi."

Real Estate: In September 2017, Jim listed his 14,000 square foot mansion in Brentwood, California, for $38.5 million. The house, which was built in 2010, has six bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a sauna, screening room, pool house, and detached guest house.

Here's a video tour of the impressive property:

Belushi bought the property where the house was eventually built for $8.3 million. He reduced his asking price to $29.995 million in June 2018 and $27.995 million in April 2019. In May 2020, Jim relisted the home for $38 million, then dropped the asking price to $36.5 million a few months later. As of May 2021, the asking price was $33.5 million.

Jim Belushi Net Worth

Jim Belushi

Net Worth:$50 Million
Date of Birth:Jun 15, 1954 (67 years old)
Gender:Male
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
Profession:Actor, Comedian, Singer, Musician, Television producer, Screenwriter, Television Director, Voice Actor, Film Producer, Film Score Composer
Nationality:United States of America

Jim Belushi Earnings

  • According to Jim
    $500,000/episode
  • Saturday Night Live
    $15,000/week
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