- Full Name: John William “Will” Ferrell
- Born: 07/16/1967
- Place of Birth: Irvine, California, U.S.
- Occupation: American actor, comedian, producer, and writer
- Marital Status: Married with 3 children
Will Farrel’s Net Worth History
Will Farrel is considered one of the best comedians in Hollywood. He has been acting for about 20 years. Farrel started to get noticed when he appeared on Saturday Night Live (SNL) between 1995 and 2002. During his time on SNL he appeared in various films and movies which included Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery in 1997 and this film earned $67 million dollars. Will Farrel also starred in the movie Austin Powes: The Spy who Shagged Me and this sequel earned $312 million. His next big box office hit after the Spy who Shagged Me was Old School. This filmed earned $87 million dollars.
In 2003 Will Farrel made Elf which was his breakout film. This film was incredibly successful and it earned him well over $220 million dollars. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy was released in 2004 and it earned close to $91 million dollars. Ferrel went on to do Starsky and Hutch in 2004 as well and it earned $170 million dollars. After Starksy and Hutch, Ferrel appeared in films such as Wedding Crashers which earned $285 million.
Ferrel did Bewitched in 2005 and this filmed earned $131 million and he made Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby in 2006. This film generated $163 million. |Other films by Ferrel includes Blades of Glory which earned close to $145 million. Step |Brothers did well earning $128 million.
Films such as the Other Guys ($170 million) and Anchorman 2 ($173 million) were both big earners at the box office. However, it was the 2010 animated film Mega Mind that ended up being Farrel’s second biggest money making film. The filmed grossed $321 million dollars in sales. Ferrel went on to do the Lego movie in 2014 and it amassed $468 million dollars. His latest film Get Hard earned $106 million in sales. No one really knows for sure how much Farrel earns for his films but he is estimated to bring in at least $15 to $20 million per picture.
Some critics argue that Farrel should not earn as much as they believe he gets per film. While he has had many box office hits, Farrel has many box office bombs. It goes with the territory. However, his fan base is so large and they are loyal to Farrel. So, he is usually able to generate positive turnouts at movie theaters.
About Will Farrel
Long before Farrel became a box office sensation he worked a series of regular jobs which included a bank teller, as a valet and in broadcasting. Farrel actually had a degree as a broadcasting but found out that he did not like the job. Farrel was also bombing out as a comedic performer early on in his career. It was not until he started to create characters and impersonate people that he started to find success. He was able to get his start after joining the Groundlings which was a school for actors and improvisations. His Fans really love his characters.