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Mel Gibson Biography and Net Worth

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Mel Gibson is a highly respected actor as well as a producer and filmmaker. He has been the leading man in several hit movies including Lethal Weapon. He has also directed some movies such as Braveheart and Apocalypto.

He has been in the movie business for over 40 years. With a career lasing this long, he is one of the richest actors of all time. As of 2018, Mel Gibson has a net worth or around $425 million dollars.

Before the Success

Mel Gibson was born in a small town in update New York. His family was not wealthy, but they were not dirt poor. Mel was the 6th of 11 children in this family. According to all accounts, he had a happy childhood and was well loved.

They were able to turn an unfortunate incident and get it to work for their advantage. Mel’s father was injured at work and sued his employer. This game the family enjoy money to move. Mel was born in New York but is also a permanent resident of Australia.

He lived in Australia during his school years and attended New South Wales St. Leo’s Catholic College. He was very well educated and took an interest in hearts at an early age. Mel was bitten by the acting bug at an early age.

His younger brother Daniel is also in the movie business. Mel was the voice of Captain John Smith in Disney’s Pocahontas. Daniel got to voice John Smith in the second part to his movie.

Early Acting

Before hitting it, big men appeared in a number of leading roles. He got the lead role in Romeo and Juliet and also got the role of Queen Titania in A Midsummer’s Night Dream.

He began working with Icon Entertainment and went on to star in a number of movies from this time on. He was also featured in a number of Australian TV shows as well as some of the smaller movies in Australia.


Mel did not always enjoy success in his movies. He had to struggle at one time just like many other actors. He began with low budget movies. His acting was really good, and he got the attention of film directors. He appeared on the TV service The Sullivans and further go noticed.

In 1979, Mel got his big break. He got the role of Max Rockatansky in the Mad Max series. During this time, he was also getting a number of other starring roles in movies. He made his first million by 1985 with the third Mad Max movie as well as landing the leading role in Lethal Weapon.

Mel Gibson became known as an action star, but he wanted to expand his acting career. He slowly began to get roles in other more serious movies such as Hamlet and The Man Without a Face.

The Man Without a Face was the first movie he directed, and it turned out to be a big hit and a well-done movie. In 1996, he directed and acted in his most successful movie which was Braveheart.

He won two Academy Awards for this movie. Since the year 2000, Mel has been doing more directing and producing than acting. He has done some movies during this time including The Patriot, and The Passion of Christ.

With the movies that he has directed he made $100 million alone. This does not count the money he has made as an actor in these movies and others throughout his career. In 2018, he was estimated to have made $425 million. He has some new movies coming out including War Pigs and Every Other Weekend which will add to his fortune.

Mel has enjoyed his success. He has a huge mansion completed with a swimming pool, gym, and anything else a person can want. He owns several more homes with an estimated value of $62 million. He also has a long list of luxury cars.

While Mel Gibson has faced a lot of criticism especially in the past couple of years, he is still well respected as an actor and a director. With all of this success, Mel Gibson is one of the richest actors in the world. Mel has been in over 15 major movies and produced many more.

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