- Richest Celebrities › Actors
- Net Worth:
- $70 Million
- Date of Birth:
- Mar 28, 1970 (53 years old)
- Place of Birth:
- 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
- Actor, Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Television producer
- United States of America
What is Vince Vaughn's Net Worth and Salary?
Vince Vaughn is an American actor, screenwriter, comedian, and producer who has a net worth of $70 million. Vince Vaughn is not your typical Hollywood movie star. Handsome in sort of an off-beat way, the very tall actor, writer, producer, and comedian from Minnesota, first broke into mainstream consciousness with his role in the 1996 film, "Swingers" which was written by, and co-starred, his friend Jon Favreau. The film proved to be an independent hit, and it led to higher profile offers, including a role in "The Lost World: Jurassic Park", and more dramatic fare, such as "Return to Paradise", and "South of Heaven, West of Hell". However, it was 2003's "Old School" that finally made him a household name. Since then, he has gone on to appear in a string of hit comedies, including "Starsky & Hutch", "Dodgeball", "Wedding Crashers", "Fred Clause", "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" and "The Dilemma".
In the 2000s, Vince Vaughn was one of the key members of a group that was nicknamed the "Frat Pack." Other Frat Pack members included Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson and Owen Wilson, Steve Carell, and Jack Black.
At the peak of his career Vince was one of the highest-paid actors in the world, earning $15 – $20 million per movie. For example, he earned $20 million for 2007's "Fred Claus" and $17 million for 2011's "The Dilemma".
Vince Vaughn was born Vincent Anthony Vaughn on March 28, 1970, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His mother, Sharon, is a stockbroker and real estate agent who "Bloomberg Wealth Manager" once ranked as one of the top money managers in America, and his father, Vernon, worked as a toy company salesman. Both of Vince's parents (who divorced in 1991), appeared in "The Break-Up," and Vernon has appeared in six of his son's films. Vaughn grew up in a Catholic and Protestant household in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, with sisters Victoria and Valeri; Victoria grew up to become a producer and has produced several of Vince's films. Vince enjoyed baseball, football, and wrestling during his youth, and he attended Lake Forest High School, graduating in 1988. The year before graduation, Vaughn decided that he wanted to pursue an acting career, and in 1988, he landed a Chevrolet commercial and moved to Hollywood.
In 1989, Vince guest-starred on "China Beach" and "21 Jump Street," and in 1990 and 1991, he appeared in the CBS Schoolbreak Specials "Malcom Takes a Shot," "The Fourth Man," and "Lies of the Heart." Vaughn made his big screen debut with an uncredited role in 1991's "For the Boys, then appeared in the 1993 football drama "Rudy." He teamed up with Jon Favreau (who he'd met on the set of "Rudy") for 1996's "Swingers," a successful indie film that put him on the map, and he has been working steadily ever since. Vince's next film was the Steven Spielberg-directed "The Lost World: Jurassic Park," which grossed $618.6 million at the box office. By the end of the 1990s, Vaughn had starred in five more films: "The Locusts" (1997), "A Cool, Dry Place" (1998), "Return to Paradise" (1998), "Clay Pigeons" (1998), and Gus Van Sant's "Psycho" remake (1998). In 1998, he also hosted "Saturday Night Live" and guest-starred on "The Larry Sanders Show."
Vince co-starred with Jennifer Lopez in 2000's "The Cell" and in 2001, he reunited with Favreau for "Made," starred in "Domestic Disturbance," and had a cameo as Luke Zoolander in "Zoolander." In 2003, he teamed up with Will Ferrell and Luke Wilson for "Old School," and in 2004, he co-starred with Ben Stiller in "DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story" and "Starsky & Hutch" and appeared in "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" and "Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie." Vaughn starred in 2005's "Be Cool," "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," and "Wedding Crashers" and 2006's "The Break-Up" (which he also produced). "Wedding Crashers" and "The Break-Up" grossed $288.5 million and $205.7 million, respectively. Vince then starred in two Christmas movies, 2007's "Fred Claus" and 2008's "Four Christmases," as well as several films that he produced, including "Couples Retreat" (2009), "The Dilemma" (2011), "The Internship" (2013), and "Term Life" (2016).
In 2013, Vaughn hosted "SNL" again, and he played Frank Semyon on season two of HBO's "True Detective." In recent years, he has appeared in the films "Brawl in Cell Block 99" (2017), "Fighting with My Family" (2019), and "The Binge" (2020), voiced Chet Stevenson on the Netflix animated series "F is for Family" (2018), and guest-starred on HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (2020). Vince plays a serial killer in the slasher film "Freaky," which is set to be released in late 2020; after seeing the trailer, Stephen King tweeted "Vince Vaughn has GOT to get nominated for an Academy Award."
Vince dated "The Break-Up" co-star Jennifer Aniston from 2005 to late 2006. In October 2006, Vaughn sued the "New York Post," "The Sun," and the "Daily Mirror" for claiming that he had cheated on Aniston with a "mystery blonde." Vince went on to marry realtor Kyla Weber on January 2, 2010, and they welcomed daughter Locklyn on December 18, 2010, and son Vernon on August 7, 2013.
In June 2018, Vaughn was arrested for DUI and resisting arrest after he failed a sobriety test at a Manhattan Beach, California, police checkpoint. He pleaded no contest and was convicted of reckless driving, which came with a sentence of three years' probation, and he was ordered to complete an alcohol abuse program. Vince was previously arrested in April 2001 after getting involved in a brawl outside of the Firebelly Lounge in Wilmington, North Carolina. He was at the bar with screenwriter Scott Rosenberg and "Domestic Disturbance" co-star Steve Buscemi when two men began harassing him; Buscemi ended up getting stabbed in the fight, and Vaughn, Rosenberg, and the two instigators were arrested.
Awards and Nominations
In 2006, Vaughn and Owen Wilson shared an MTV Movie + TV Award for Best On-Screen Team and a People's Choice Award for Favorite On-Screen Match-Up for "Wedding Crashers," and Vince received a ShoWest Convention Award for Comedy Star of the Year. "The Break-Up" earned him a 2007 People's Choice Award for Favorite Leading Man and a 2006 Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie – Chemistry (shared with Jennifer Aniston). Vaughn has also won a Teen Choice Award for Choice Activist (2010) and a CinemaCon Award for Comedy Duo of the Year (shared with Owen Wilson) for "The Internship" (2013), and he has earned nominations from the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Golden Schmoes Awards, Gold Derby Awards, Saturn Awards, and the Australian Film Critics Association.
In 2013, Vaughn paid $3.925 million for a 5,563 square foot home in La Cañada Flintridge, California. He sold it to DreamWorks Studios CEO Michael Wright for $4.8 million in 2013. Vince also purchased a 7,300 square foot Manhattan Beach home for $6.5 million in 2014, and in 2006, he bought a 12,000 square foot Chicago penthouse from Hugh Hefner. He put the 3-story penthouse on the market for $13.9 million in 2015 but later split the sale into two properties, selling the 35th floor for $4.1 million and the 36th and 37th floors for $8.5 million.