Joe Pesci Net Worth
Joe Pesci is a semi-retired Italian-American actor, musician and comedian who is known for playing tough and volatile characters in the movies. Pesci is popularly known for working with actor Robert De Niro and movie director Martin Scorsese, he has an estimated net worth of $50 million. In the entertainment industry, he is known for his roles from violent mobsters to comedic leads to quirky sidekicks. Born on February 9, 1943, in Newark, New Jersey, he is of Italian descent and had attended Belleville High School. Pesci started acting from the age of five, by appearing in plays in New York. When he was 10 years old, he appeared on regular on television variety show called Startime Kids which helped to increase his net worth since he was small.
Joe Pesci followed her mother footsteps by being a barber around 1960s. During the same time, he started to pursue his career in music as he started playing guitar with several bands including Joey Dee and the Starliters. Joe released his first album entitled “Little Joe Sure Can Sing!” which featured covers of contemporary songs. By selling the copies of the album, his portion of net worth was quite increased. In his pivotal stage, he worked with actor Frank Vincent, by performing in local clubs like Arlington Lounge and other venues around North Jersey. Apart from his singing career, the first debut movie of Pesci was 1976 low budget crime movie “The Death Collector”.
By his appearance in movie The Death Collector, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro were impressed, so they called Pesci to be the co-star in their movie entitled “Raging Bull”. He portrayed the role as Joey LaMotta and for the respective role in the movie Raging Bull, he won BAFTA Film Award for Newcomer to leading Film Roles in 1981. For the same role, he also got the nomination for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. With his breakthrough role in Raging Bull, he appeared in several movies including “Dear Mr. Wonderful”, “Easy Money”, “Eureka”, “Once Upon a Time in America” and “Lethal Weapon” sequels. In 1988, Pesci appeared in the Michael Jackson musical anthology movie “Moonwalker”. He also appeared in 1990s blockbuster movie “Home Alone” and its sequel “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”. Through his role as Harry Lime, his appearances in the movie was highly recognized. In the success portfolio of Joe Pesci, he has been successful to list high profile movie such as Easy Money, Once Upon a Time in America, Home Alone, Lethal Weapon 2, A Bronx Tale and many more. From all this movie, he was paid a salary from $2 million to $10 million which became the contributory factor for his net worth.
The total breakdown of Pesci in 2013 was reported to be around $35 million and it rose to $43 million in 2014. Through royalties from movies and his investment in different sector, he has been able to earn $50 million. About the personal life Pesci has shared to the media, he has been married and divorced three times. Known for playing volatile character and tough in variety of genres, his net worth is sure to be increased in coming years.
Things to know about Joe Pesci
Full Name: Joseph Frank Pesci
Date of Birth: 9th February, 1943
Joe Pesci Net Worth: $50 Million