With every directorial credit and leading acting role that he takes, Ben Afleck’s net worth keeps increasing and it seems like that won’t stop anytime soon. Born in 1977, the talented actor and director has had his feet deep in the entertainment market from a young age and his success is evident. Ben is the son of a school teacher, while his dad was an aspiring playwright working different odd jobs.
Despite his humble background, Ben Affleck started his acting career at only 7 years old and he made an appearance in an independent film released in 1979. Affleck later appeared in an educational series called The Voyage of Mimi and another sequel to the movie at only nine years old. His acting career continued advancing and his appearance in shows like Dazed and Confused put him in the spotlight that has spanned over three decades.
During the early years of his career in the entertainment industry, Ben Affleck befriended actor Matt Damon and their friendship progressed over the years. Matt and Affleck met while taking acting classes for years and they created the script for the movie Good Will Hunting, which they sold to Miramax and starred in its launch in 1997. The movie was an instant hit in the entertainment industry, winning the Academy and Golden Globes awards for Best Original Screenplay. The movie also made Affleck the youngest actor to win this award after taking it at 25 years.
After the success of this movie, Ben Affleck went ahead to make his name popular in the entertainment industry with films like 1998’s Shakespeare in Love and Armageddon. However, the talented actor wasn’t immune to occasionally flopping like in the 2003 movie Gigli. Nonetheless, Ben Affleck has never let such moments derail him.
Over the years, the actor leveled up to make his emergence as a film director. He also engages in other extra-curricular activities like playing poker for real money during his free time. Ben Affleck has been known to play poker for many years. He first gained attention for his poker skills in the mid-2000s when he participated in several high-profile poker tournaments. One of his notable achievements came in 2004 when he won the California State Poker Championship, taking home a substantial cash prize. Affleck is also a successful director who has recorded best performances in movies like Argo, a historical drama that premiered in 2012.
Given his success in the film industry, Ben Affleck reportedly has a $150 million net worth as of 2023. His impressive net worth is thanks to his work as an actor, director, producer, and screenwriter throughout his three-decade-spanning career. The talented actor has also signed several lucrative deals with different organizations during his career, including Dunkin’ Donuts.
Afleck’s deal with Dunkin’ Donuts was reportedly worth several million dollars. The deal was quite important to the actor as he recently revealed that donuts earned his first paycheck as he was a dishwasher in Boston’s doughnut shop Croissant du Jour. Affleck was also paid a pretty penny for his role as Gotham’s hero, the Batman.
While Affleck joked that he only took Batman’s role to impress his kids, he was compensated about $20 million for the role. Affleck went ahead to recapture this character in the Suicide Squad, Justice League, and The Flash.