Kevin Costner is a well known American actor and a producer who is known for his appearances in Dances with Wolves, The Untouchables, Thirteen Days. The actor who followed his passion for acting by accepting minor roles in the early years of his careers is worth $250 million today.

His major earnings have been from his films and TV shows and also from other ventures including sales of his music albums, musical tours and endorsement deals. He also has invested his earnings in luxurious properties.

Early Life

Kevin Michael Costner was born in Lynwood, California and raised in Compton, California. He did not excel in academics; however, Costner developed an interest in sports, piano and poetry. During the last year of his college, Costner decided to have a career in acting. Costner was married to Cindy Silva and filed for divorce after 16 years of their married life. Currently, he is married to Christine Baumgartner.

Career

Acting

Costner began his career as a marketing executive and took up acting classes on the side. Within 30 days he quit the job and took up works that would allow him to develop his acting skills and go for auditions, including working on boats and as a truck driver.

Kevin Costner began to appear in smaller roles in movies including The Touch, Night Shift and Testament while his debut movie was Sizzle Beach, U.S.A.

Kevin’s huge break came to him in the form of Silverado, directed by his friend Lawrence Kasdan. Slowly he started getting offers to act in leading roles in various hit movies like The Untouchables, No Way Out, Dances with Wolves, and Message in the Bottle and many others which became a commercial success.  

He even starred in TV shows like Amazing Stories, The Earth Day Special and Yellowstone. Costner has acted in more than 50 movies and TV shows. He has also produced various films that he has starred in.

Throughout his career, he has won two Oscars and over 50 other various awards for his movies including the Golden Globes and the Emmy.

Music

Costner is a founder of his country rock band Kevin Costner & Modern West. The band has released two albums up till now – Untold Truths and Turn it on.

Business

Costner owns an interest in Ocean Therapy Solutions.

With the hope of edifying people about America’s westward expansion, Costner in 2004 opened Tatanka: The Story of Bison on US Route 85. This unique spot features bison and native American history exhibits, life-size sculptures and a gift shop.

Politics

Costner was a supporter and a good friend of former US president Ronald Reagan. Costner financially supported various democratic politicians and even made contributions to Republican. He campaigned for Barack Obama during the 2008 elections. Although he has extended much support to the politicians, he expressed that he had no intention to run for political office.

Kevin Costner Net Worth – $250 Million

Kevin Costner’s net worth is estimated to be around $250 million. The highest grossed movie of Kevin Costner was Dances with the Wolves ($401 million), followed by Robin Hood: The Prince of Thieves ($360 million) and Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice ($351 million). The actor/producer earns millions from his movies and endorsement deals. His other source of earning is his music tours and album sales.

House, Property, and Drive

He has a luxurious house in Aspen and lives in Hollywood Hills in a $4.2 million home. The actor has been spotted on a black Audi Q7 and Audi S8 on various occasions.

In the year 2017, he listed his Montecito house, with a 500-feet private beach and a Pacific Ocean view for $60 million which he bought for $30 million ten years ago.

He also owns a 165-acre ranch outside of Aspen.

Endorsements

Kevin Costner also endorses few products including Apple and Jacques Lemans.

Philanthropy

He supports various charity foundations including Celebrity Fight Night Foundation, Celebs for Kids, Lopez Family Foundation and Lupus Canada. Kevin is also an environmentalist. In the year 2009, he joined forces to develop a system to clean up oil and gas produced water and was a co-founder of Water Planet.

Kevin donated his items and movie memorabilia to a charity auction that was organised to benefit a Lakota interpreter.

He serves as an honorary board for National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Missouri.

Kevin Costner has given some incredible performances in most of his movies which is undoubtedly a treat for his fan’s eyes. Kevin has developed himself in every activity that interests him including singing and acting. He is also an avid Baseball player too!

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