Macaulay Culkin Net worth

Macaulay Culkin Net Worth 2024: How Rich is The Movie Icon?

Macaulay Macaulay Culkin Culkin (born Macaulay Carson Culkin) is an American actor. Most notably known for his role in family comedy films of the Home Alone (franchise), Culkin is often regarded as one of the most successful child actors of the 1990s. 

He is also one of the highest-paid child actors of that time. Culkin took a break from the entertainment industry in 1994. Let us know what the Home Alone star is, his early life, earnings, and education. Also, we know many of you would be curious about Macaulay Culkin’s net worth and what he is up to these days. 

Macaulay Culkin Net Worth

As of 2024, Macaulay Culkin’s net worth is estimated to be around $18 million. During the peak of his career, Macaulay was among the highest-paid child actors in the entire industry. 

Macaulay Culkin’s Main income

Culkin began acting at the age of four and this was his main income source for the next ten years. Between 1989 and 1994, he starred in seven movies which earned Macaulay a total of $23.5 million which comes to be around $40 million by adjusting for inflation. This has been one of the major contributors to Macaulay Culkin’s net worth. 

Culkin also starred in the series’ tenth season, American Horror Story: Double Feature in 2021. 

However, today Culkin’s primary source of income comes from being the publisher and CEO of a satirical pop culture website and podcast, a parody of Goop, called Bunny Ears. 

Macaulay Culkin’s Other income

Macaulay co-founded a band called The Pizza Underground, a parody band of The Velvet Underground. He was a part of the band until 2014.

Later, Culkin used to produce web content and appeared in various TV ads.  One of the most notable television ads was the one he did for Google Assistant in 2018 in which he recreated scenes from the movie Home Alone. He also made some guest appearances in music videos and various sitcoms. His work as a creator and podcaster has further boosted Macaulay Culkin’s net worth.

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Macaulay Culkin Personal Life, Stats & Facts

Culkin was earlier married to actress Rachel Miner. Culkin also dated actress Mila Kunis. Currently, Culkin is in a relationship with his Changeland co-star Brenda Song. The couple also welcomed their child Dakota Song Culkin on April 5, 2021.

Macaulay Culkin’s Rise to Fame

Culkin was just four years old when he started working in the entertainment industry. Initially, he took part in small theatre productions and worked in movies that were made for television. During this time, his most remarkable performance was when he starred alongside John Candy in Uncle Buck in 1989. 

However, he became a household name only when he was cast as Kevin McCallister in another John Hughes movie- Home Alone in 1990. Culkin received a lot of fame and recognition for his role and was even nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Actor. Macaulay also won an American Comedy Award and Young Artist Award. Other than gaining lots of recognition, Macaulay Culkin’s net worth has also increased significantly. 

In 2020, on his 40th birthday, Culkin tweeted, “Hey guys, wanna feel old? I’m 40. You’re welcome.” His tweet became the ninth most-liked tweet of all time. This tells us a lot about how famous the Home Alone actor is.  

Macaulay Culkin’s Early Life & Education

Macaulay Culkin was born Macaulay Carson Culkin on August 26, 1980, in New York City. His father, Christopher Cornelius “Kit” Culkin is a former stage and voice actor. His mother Patricia Brentrup is a native of North Dakota. His parents met in 1974 in Sundance, Wyoming. 

Although the couple never got married, they did give birth to seven children-  Shane, Dakota, Kieran, Macaulay, Quinn, Christian, and Rory. 

Other than six siblings, Culkin also had a paternal half-sister named Jennifer. Unfortunately, she passed away in 2000. Also, Dakota, Macaulay’s elder sister also passed away in a tragic car accident in 2008. 

During the early years of Culkin’s life, his family used to live together in a small apartment in a neighborhood of Manhattan. His father was a sacristan at a local Catholic church while his mother worked as a telephone operator. Macaulay was raised Roman Catholic. He also attended St. Joseph’s School of Yorkville before transferring to the Professional Children’s School.

However, Culkin did not share a close bond with his father. According to him, his father was cruel and violent. He even stated that his father was jealous of his achievements.  

His parents split up while Culkin was still a teenager. Patricia, his mother then filed for custody and has been estranged from Christopher since.

A few years back, Culkin announced that he wishes to change his middle name legally. He even held a poll through his website to help him choose a new middle name. “Macaulay Culkin” won the vote over four other candidates, making the actor change his name “Macaulay Macaulay Culkin Culkin” legally. 

Stats & Facts

  • DOB: August 26, 1980 (42 years old)
  • Location: Los Angeles, California 
  • Height: 5 feet 5 inches (168 cm)
  • Marital status: Divorced

Macaulay Culkin’s Net Worth in 2025?

Macaulay Culkin is still one of the most renowned faces in the entertainment industry. And while his earnings as a child actor have helped him lead a comfortable lifestyle, he still acts occasionally. 

Culkin is also working as a web content creator and podcaster and is also doing quite well. However, there are no reports of his financial investments that might boost Macaulay Culkin’s net worth in the coming years.