The Home Alone Child Star: Macaulay Culkin Net Worth

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There was once a time when Christmas reminded us of Home Alone and mischievous Kevin. Macaulay Culkin, who rose to fame from his role as Kevin in Home Alone is worth $15 million as on Feb 2018. The actor, who is currently residing in Paris, earns around $392,000 only from his endorsement deals. He’s been earning big bucks even after his return from the acting break that he had taken in 1994 up until 2003.

Early Life

Macaulay Carson Culkin was born in New York City. He attended a Catholic school for five years after which he moved to Professional Children’s School. However, he dropped out of the school before he completed his schooling. Culkin also studied ballet from School of American Ballet.

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Culkin was married to actress Rachael Miner but got divorced within four years of marriage. He later was in a long-term relationship with actress Mila Kunis, which came to an end in 2011. Currently, he is in a relationship with actress Brenda Song.

Culkin became close friends with pop singer Michael Jackson and is also the godfather to MJ’s first child, Paris Jackson. The actor, who is a big fan of professional wrestling, attended WWF’s WrestleMania in 1991.

Career

Acting

Culkin began acting from the age of four. He appeared on various stage productions, television shows and in minor roles in movies like TV Movie, The Equalizer and See you in the Morning.

He became a prominent child artist after he appeared as Kevin McCallister in the blockbuster movie Home Alone. After the success of Home Alone, he starred in a number of TV series, movies and music albums up to 1994.

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He took a break from acting for over five years and made a guest appearance in a sitcom Will & Grace in 2003. Macaulay soon began to work in movies like Party Monster, Saved, Sex and Breakfast, Kings and Poppy de Villeneuve’s online series The Park.

Culkin has also appeared on various music videos. He first appeared in Michael Jackson’s Black or white music video. In 2011 he appeared in an experimental film The Wrong Ferrari which was entirely shot on an iPhone.

Books, Promotion & Awards

Culkin published a semi-autobiographical novel Junior in 2006.

In 2013, Culkin became the vocalist of his pizza-themed comedy rock band the Pizza Underground. He directed and appeared on a YouTube Video, in which he is eating a cheese pizza to promote his band. The video quickly went viral. However, the band split in 2016.

The 37 years old actor has appeared in more than 30 films and TV shows and has won American Comedy Awards, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, Kids’ choice awards, MTV Movie Awards and Young Artist Awards for his performance in Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York and My Girl including

Culkin was ranked #2 in VH1’s list of the “100 Greatest Kid Stars”.

In 2005, Culkin made to the second spot in E’s cutest child stars all grown up.

Macaulay Culkin Net Worth

The 37-year-old actor is worth $15 million today. The actor, who has acted in over 20 movies, makes his big bucks not only from films but also from TV shows and endorsement deals. He has also invested his money in some luxurious properties.

Earnings

Culkin earns an average of $1.8 million annually. Macaulay was paid $100,000 for his part in Home Alone that made him famous and around $1 million for starring in My Girl. Culkin became the first child artist to receive a million dollars for one film- My Girl and that too for a supporting role.

He earned $8 million each for Getting Even with Dad and Richie Rich. His earnings from endorsements alone count up to $392,000.

House property and cars

The Home Alone star has been residing in Paris since 2013. Before relocating to Europe, he lived in a $2 million New York City house, which he has converted into an art studio. The 5,100 square foot luxurious house was shared with his close friends Toby Goodshank and Adam Green.

People have spotted Culkin in his black Lexus SC430 on various occasions.

In 1999, Culkin along with his wife Rachael Miner bought a 5,200-foot loft on lower Broadway in Manhattan for $1.7 million.

Endorsements

Culkin even appears on the commercials to endorse the products like Aviva Insurance and Compare the Market.

Conclusion

Macaulay Culkin who began to act when he was just four, rose to fame overnight because of his role in Home Alone. This, he was able to achieve for his talent that he has within him in abundance. He has signed to star in more movies currently, and we definitely can expect an upward movement in his net worth for the coming years. 

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