Shia LaBeouf Net Worth
Shia LaBeouf net worth: Shia LaBeouf is an American actor, performance artist, and director who has a net worth of $25 million. He became known as a child actor for his role of Louis Stevens on the Disney show "Even Stevens." As an adult, LaBeouf is known for his role in the Transformers movie franchise and for his work as a performance artist.
Early Life: Shia Saide LaBeouf was born on June 11, 1986 in Los Angeles, California. He is the only child of Shayna and Jeffrey LaBeouf. His mother is a ballerina turned visual artist and jewelry designer. His dad is a Vietnam War veteran who bounced from job to job. His mother is Jewish. His father is Christian of Cajun French descent. LaBeouf identifies as Jewish. His first name is derived from Szaja, the Polish version of the Hebrew Yeshayahu (Isaiah), meaning "God is salvation" and his middle name is his mother's maiden name.
LaBeouf has called his parents hippies. His father verbally and mentally abused LaBeouf and was a heroin addict. His parents divorced and LaBeouf grew up poor in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles with his mother. He attended the 32nd Street Visual and Performing Arts Magnet in Los Angeles and Alexander Hamilton High School, although he received most of his education from tutors on set. LaBeouf began performing stand-up at comedy clubs when he was 10-years-old. He found an agent through in the Yellow Pages and pretended to be his own manager in the initial phone call. LaBeouf initially became an actor because his family was broke, not because he wanted to pursue an acting career. Soon after he got an agent, LaBeouf was cast as Louis Stevens in the Disney Channel show Even Stevens.
Career: Even Stevens ran between 2000 and 2003 and aired 65 episodes during that time. He won a Daytime Emmy Award for his performance in Even Stevens. In 2007, then 21-year-old LaBeouf started to get noticed for his roles. in feature films. He received critical praise for the movie Disturbia. The movie that really launched Shia LaBeouf into A-List status was Transformers. Other notable roles include the 2008's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, and two more Transformers sequels.
In February 2014, Shia LaBeouf made several strange public appearances. One time he walked a red carpet wearing a paper bag over his face that was decorated with the words "I am not famous anymore." No one was quite sure what his intentions were. Some speculated it was part of a performance art piece. As it turns out, these actions were a performance art piece that LaBeouf created with British artist and author Luke Turner and Finnish artist Nastja Säde Rönkkö as a meditation on celebrity and vulnerability. Since then, LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner have engaged in numerous high-profile performance art projects, including #IAMSORRY (2014), #ALLMYMOVIES (2015), #TOUCHMYSOUL (2015), #TAKEMEANYWHERE (2016), and HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US (2017–present).
In 2017, he portrayed the legendary tennis player John McEnroe, in the Swedish sports drama Borg vs McEnroe. In 2019, he starred in the comedy-drama The Peanut Butter Falcon. In the same year, LaBeouf also wrote and starred in Honey Boy. He wrote the screenplay while in rehab, based upon his early career and upbringing with his father. The film and LaBeouf's performance were acclaimed by critics.
Plagiarism Issues: In late 2013, Shia was accused of plagiarism for his short film Howard Cantour.com, which he released on the internet. Shortly after he posted the film, several bloggers noticed how similar it was to a 2007 comic called Justin M. Damiano, by Ghost World creator Dan Clowes. One incidence of this was the fact that he opening monologue for LaBeouf's short film and the comic were identical. LaBeouf took the film off the internet and claimed that he did not intend to copy Clowes but was instead "inspired" by him and "got lost in the creative process." He followed this up with several apologies via Twitter.
Since the discovery of the plagiarism of Clowe's work, LaBeouf's other work has come under scrutiny. LaBeouf's graphic novels, Let's Fucking Party and Stale N Mate, were plagiarized from Benoît Duteurtre's The Little Girl and the Cigarette and Charles Bukowski's Assault.
In January 2014, LaBeouf spoke about the plagiarism accusations saying that he saw copyright laws as too restrictive and that it did not allow for ideas to flow freely. LaBeouf then tweeted a description of his next project, Daniel Boring (a reference to David Boring, another comic created by Clowes). The description of the project was also taken word-for-word from a description by Clowes of his comic. Clowes' attorney sent a cease-and-desist letter to LaBeouf's attorney, which LaBeouf posted on Twitter.
Personal Life: He met his co-star and later girlfriend, English actress Mia Goth, while filming Nymphomaniac in 2012. On October 10, 2016, LaBeouf and Goth appeared to get married in a Las Vegas ceremony officiated by an Elvis impersonator. Two days later, a local official said that the pair was not legally married. Later that month, LaBeouf confirmed that he was married on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. In September 2018, it was announced the couple had separated and filed for divorce.
After Donald Trump was elected, Shia became one of the most vocal anti-Trump celebrities. He set up an art installation to protest Trump, but the installations was taken down several times by opponents. In July 2017, Shia was arrested for being drunk in public in Georgia. While in custody he was recorded delivering a belligerent rant.
On June 26, 2014, LaBeouf was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespass at Studio 54 theater in New York City. He was reported to have been "acting disorderly, yelling and being loud." In the arrest report, it was stated that LaBeouf swore and spat at arresting officers. He was arrested and held at the Midtown North police station to later appear in court. Following this incident, LaBeouf voluntarily began seeking outpatient treatment for alcoholism.
On July 8, 2017, at around 4 a.m., LaBeouf was arrested in downtown Savannah, Georgia for public drunkenness, disorderly conduct. and obstruction. Bodycam footage was released of LaBeouf's tirade of profanity against the arresting officers following his arrest. In October 2017, LaBeouf pleaded no contest to the charge of disorderly conduct. He was sentenced to probation for one year, including time served, and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine. He was further ordered to get therapy to manage his anger and substance use issues.
Shia LaBeouf Salary Highlights: In 2006, Shia earned $400,000 for his role in the historical drama Bobby. He earned $400,000 for both Disturbia and Surf's Up. In 2010 he earned $8 million for Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.
Transformers Earnings: Shia earned $750,000 for the first Transformers movie. His paycheck was bumped to $5 million for the second installment and $15 million for the third. He gave up another $15 million when he chose not to star in the fourth installment. He reportedly demanded $18 million, which was denied. So in total, he earned $20.75 million from Transformers before taxes.
Real Estate: In March 2020, Shia paid $5.475 million for a gorgeous home in Pasadena, California. He previously owned a home in Sherman Oaks, California which he purchased for $1.9 million in 2009.
|Net Worth:||$25 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jun 11, 1986 (33 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.76 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Film director, Comedian, Voice Actor, Screenwriter, Film Producer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Shia LaBeouf Earnings
- Transformers: Dark of the Moon$15,000,000
- Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$8,000,000
- Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$5,000,000
- Surf's Up$400,000