Last Updated: March 19, 2024
Richest CelebritiesRichest Comedians
Net Worth:
$440 Million
$20 Million Per Movie
Sep 9, 1966 (57 years old)
5 ft 9 in (1.77 m)
Screenwriter, Film Producer, Actor, Television producer, Comedian, Musician, Songwriter, Voice Actor
United States of America
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Adam Sandler is an American actor, comedian, and producer who has a net worth of $440 million. Adam Sandler first rose to fame as a cast member on Saturday Night Live before making the jump to Hollywood. At various points during his career, Adam has been the highest-paid entertainer in the world. To this day, he easily makes $50 -60 million per year from his various endeavors. That's enough to make him one of the richest actors in the world, but he's still a long way from being one of the richest people in the world!

He first gained recognition as a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" from 1990 to 1995, where he created memorable characters and sketches that showcased his unique brand of humor. After leaving SNL, Sandler transitioned to a successful film career, starring in a string of popular comedies throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s. His early hits include "Happy Gilmore" (1996), "The Wedding Singer" (1998), "The Waterboy" (1998), and "Big Daddy" (1999). These films established Sandler as a leading comedic actor and helped define his on-screen persona as a lovable, quirky underdog.

In addition to his comedic roles, Sandler has demonstrated his versatility as an actor by taking on more serious and dramatic parts. He received critical acclaim for his performances in films such as "Punch-Drunk Love" (2002), "Spanglish" (2004), and "Reign Over Me" (2007). These roles showcased Sandler's ability to deliver nuanced, emotionally compelling performances.

Sandler has also found success as a producer, founding his production company, Happy Madison Productions, in 1999. The company has produced many of Sandler's films, as well as projects for other comedic actors. Some notable productions include "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo" (1999), "Joe Dirt" (2001), and "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" (2009).

Throughout his career, Sandler has collaborated with a core group of friends and fellow comedians, including David Spade, Chris Rock, Kevin James, and Rob Schneider. These collaborations have resulted in numerous successful comedies, such as "Grown Ups" (2010) and "Hotel Transylvania" (2012). In recent years, Sandler has continued to work on both comedic and dramatic projects, including the critically acclaimed thriller "Uncut Gems" (2019), which earned him widespread praise for his intense and compelling performance.

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Early Life

Adam Sandler was born on September 9, 1966, in Brooklyn, NY. The family moved to Manchester, New Hampshire, when Adam was six years old. He attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he graduated in 1988. Adam started acting professionally before graduating, making cameo appearances in The Cosby Show and on the MTV game show Remote Control. After graduating, he started landing sporadic film roles in movies like 1989's Going Overboard.

Around this time, he began performing standup comedy around the country. He was noticed by Saturday Night Live Weekend Update anchor Dennis Miller after a performance in Los Angeles. Miller recommended Sandler to SNL creator/executive producer Lorne Michaels. In 1990 Adam was hired as a writer on SNL. He joined as a cast member the following year and soon became famous for a variety of characters.

In the off-season, Adam continued to appear in films. He appeared in the 1993 movie Coneheads and the 1994 movie Airheads. In 1995, he starred in his first starring venture, the soon-to-be-classic Billy Madison. Billy Madison was a surprise hit, making $26 million on a budget of $10 million.

Also, in 1995, Adam and castmate Chris Farley were both fired from SNL. The producers' decision was unexpected and unexplained, but on the plus side, they were freed up to pursue film careers full-time.

Over the next decade, Adam appeared in a number of additional soon-to-be-classic Sandler comedies, including Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy, Big Daddy, Little Nicky, Mr. Deeds, 50 First Dates, and The Longest Yard, to name just a few. He also transitioned away from comedy with roles in movies like Spanglish and Punch-Drunk-Love.

Adam wrote and produced many of these films as well.

Through his Happy Madison Production company, Adam has produced several movies in which he did not appear, notably franchises for friends Rob Schneider, David Spade, and Nick Swardson.

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Salary Per Movie

Today, Adam Sandler is probably famous for two things: making funny movies and getting paid tons of money to make them. Through his acting and producing, Sandler has been able to demand some of the highest paychecks in the entertainment business. He is one of Hollywood's most bankable stars and consistently earns $25+ million per movie plus guaranteed percentages of a project's GROSS profits (as opposed to the more standard cut of NET profits).

Since leaving Saturday Night Live, Adam Sandler has starred in more than 50 major studio releases. He earned at least $20 million for roughly 20 of those movies, which is $400 million in pre-tax earnings.

Notable Paychecks

For 1995's Billy Madison, Adam earned $1.7 million. In 1996, he was paid $2 and $2.5 million, respectively, for the films Happy Gilmore and Bulletproof. After a year-long break, Sandler earned $5.5 million and $6 million for The Wedding Singer and The Water Boy, respectively. Next, he earned $8 million for the 1998 romantic comedy Big Daddy. In 2002, he earned $7 million for his role in Punch Drunk Love.

Following his role in the family-friendly film Big Daddy , Sandler scored a starring role as one of Satan's offspring in the film Little Nicky. Although reviews of the film were mixed, Sandler received $20 million plus 20% of the gross for his work. In 2002, he once again earned $20 million + 20% of the gross for Mr. Deeds. For 2003's Anger Management he earned $25 million + $25% of the film's gross profit.

He earned $20 million for 2004's Spanglish as well as 2006's Click. Sandler continued to earn $25 million base plus at least 20% of gross profits for the films 50 First Dates, The Longest Yard, and Grown Ups.

He accepted $10 million for his work in 2009's Funny People. He then made $25 million for his role in Just Go with It, $20 million for Jack and Jill, and $2 million for his voice-over work in the film Zookeeper.

Netflix Deal

In 2014, Adam signed a four-film $250 million production deal with Netflix. In 2017, he renewed the deal for four additional movies. Despite receiving universally terrible reviews, Adam's Netflix movies have been streamed more than 500 million hours since 2014.

Between June 2016 and June 2017, Adam earned $50 million. Between June 2017 and June 2018, he earned $40 million. Between June 2018 and June 2019, Adam earned $60 million. In 2023, he earned close to $80 million.


Real Estate

Adam and his family own a number of impressive houses around the country. In 2004, they paid $13 million for a mansion in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles. He bought the house from Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn. In 2001, he spent $3.1 million on a beachfront home in Malibu. Other California properties include a condo in West Hollywood's Sierra Towers building, a home in Brentwood, and a home in Calabasas. And in October 2022, the Sandlers paid $4.1 million for another Pacific Palisades mansion.

Outside of California, the Sandlers own homes in Hawaii, New York City, Long Island, and Manchester, New Hampshire.

All told Adam Sandler's real estate portfolio is likely worth $50-$60 million.

Personal Life

Adam has been married to model/actress Jacqueline Titone, AKA Jackie Sandler, since 2003. They have two children together, both daughters.

Adam Sandler Career Earnings

  • Jack and Jill
    includes producer fee
    $20 Million
  • Zookeeper
    $2 Million
  • Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
    $2.5 Million
  • Just Go with It
    includes producer fee
    $25 Million
  • Grown Ups
    $25 Million
  • Anger Management
    against 25% of the gross
    $25 Million
  • Punch-Drunk Love
    $7 Million
  • Little Nicky
    plus 20% backend
    $20 Million
  • Big Daddy
    $8 Million
  • The Wedding Singer
    $5.5 Million
  • Bulletproof
    $2.5 Million
  • Billy Madison
    $1.7 Million
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