Ben Affleck is an award-winning Hollywood actor and film director, with two Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards.
He is most famous for writing and starring in “Good Will Hunting” and starring as Bruce Wayne in the 2016 comic film “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Ben began his career at a very young age and has starred in over 50 films.
Ben Affleck net worth is estimated at $150 million as of September 2020.
- Net worth: $150 million
- Full Name: Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt
- Date of birth: 48 years (15th August 1972)
- Nationality: American
- Occupation: Actor, director, producer, and writer
- Gender: Male
- Marital status: divorced
- Years active: 1984 – present
Ben Affleck Age
Ben Affleck was born on 15th August 1972 as Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt, in Berkeley, California. His mother, Christopher Anne Boldt, was an elementary school teacher at Harvard.
While his father, Timothy Byers Affleck, was an actor in the mid-1960s before settling in Cambridge, he later worked at Harvard. Ben is currently 48 years old.
Ben Affleck Early life
When Ben was three years old, his family moved to Massachusetts and settled in Falmouth; his brother, Casey, was born there before they relocated to Cambridge. His father was a chronic alcoholic, and his addiction made him difficult to live with.
Ben’s parents got divorced when he was eleven; his father left the family behind and continued with his habitual drunkenness until he entered a rehabilitation facility in Indio, California, after living on the streets of Cambridge for two years. Ben’s father started working for the rehab facility as an addiction counselor and lived there for twelve years.
According to David Wheeler, a family friend to the Afflecks, Ben was bright and very curious as a child. Growing up around people who worked in the arts, Ben and his brother often had the opportunity to attend theater performances with their mother and were motivated to create their movie.
The brothers also auditioned for roles in films and local commercials production, as their mother was a close friend to the Cambridge-area casting director. Ben started his professional acting career at the age of seven and starred in a children’s television program in Mexico, where he learned Spanish.
Ben Affleck Education
Ben Affleck attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin high school; he was much inspired by drama teacher Gerry Speca during high school, and also acted in theater productions.
He became close friends with Matt Damon in high school. The childhood friends shared a lot in common, including pursuing a career in acting. The friends saved money for airline and train tickets in a joint account and also traveled to New York for acting auditions.
Ben spent a few months studying Spanish at the University of Vermont; his then-girlfriend influenced his choice.
However, he had to leave after an accident during a basketball game, where he sustained several injuries, including a fractured hip. When Ben turned eighteen, he moved to Los Angeles to study Middle Eastern affairs at Occidental College for one year and six months.
Ben Affleck Career
Ben began his professional acting career at the age of seven when he starred in the movie “Dark side of the street.“ He also features in the 1984 debut children blockbuster, “The Voyage of the Mimi,” which first made him famous in the Hollywood scene. In 1992, he starred and directed the movie “Vampire Slayer” while he was in high school.
His breakthrough in the movie industry came in 1997, with the film “Good Will Hunting,” which he starred and co-wrote alongside his friend Matt Damon.
The movie’s success made them Hollywood superstars and got them featured in many other films. “Good Will Hunting” earned them an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Golden Globe Award.
Ben appeared in dozens of other films like “Armageddon” in 1998, “The Sum Of All Tears” in 2002, “The Town” in 2010, “Runner Runner” in 2013, “Girl” in 2014, “Suicide Squad” in 2016, and “ Justice League” in 2017.
As a director and scriptwriter, Ben also takes credit for producing movies like “Argo” in 2012.
Ben Affleck Personal life
Ben Affleck had a relationship with Gwyneth Paltrow in 1997, a fellow actress who starred in the movie “Shakespeare in Love,” the relationship wasn’t all rosy as the couple separated in 2010 second time. He also dated the famous singer Jennifer Lopez.
In 2005, Ben got married to his ex-wife Jennifer Garner, who was also an actress. They had two daughters and a son together. The couple divorced in early 2020.
Awards and achievements
As a writer and film director, Ben has won the Academy Award for the outstanding screenplay and two Golden Globe Awards. He has also gained the Directors Guild and a Golden Globe selection as a thespian.
Ben Affleck Net worth
Ben Affleck’s net worth is estimated at $150 million as of September 2020. He was among the top 100 in Forbes list, peaking at number 58 in 2016. Ben Affleck net worth was accumulated from acting, brand endorsements, film production, gambling, and his Eastern Congo charity company.