Joe Pesci Net Worth - The Legendary Actor's Income From His Acting Career
Any Home Alone fan would remember the burglar's hilarious attempts to trying to break in Kevin's house. The actors did really well at portraying their characters. Joseph Pesci, one of the burglars in the show is actually an Italian-American rapper, singer, comedian, and musician. Joe Pesci's net worth is estimated to be $50 million which he has primarily amassed from his career as a movie actor. His extensive involvement in the music industry contributed to Joe Pesci's fortune too.
Joe Pesci was born on February 9, 1943, in Newark, New Jersey, U.S to mother, Maria, and father, Angelo Pesci. Before appearing in movies, he followed his mother's footsteps to be a barber. He has been married and divorced three times before. Pesci's ex-wife, Angie Everhart was in a relationship with him for 8 years and welcomed a daughter named Tiffany.
Net Worth and Sources of Income
As mentioned above, the gifted actor, Joe Pesci's net worth is estimated to be $50 million. He has piled up this tremendous wealth from his acting and professional music career. Widely prominent for movies like Home Alone and Once Upon a Time in America, Joe Pesci is truly an inspiration to many around the world.
Income from Movies
You know you are really good at something when you start making money off it. It looks like Pesci had an innate talent for acting. By the time he was five, he started appearing in plays in New York. And when he was 10, he was already a regular on the television show named Startime Kids alongside Connie Francis. At this point, Joe Pesci's net worth was already skyrocketing.
The first film, Pesci ever starred in was a low-budget project crime movie named The Death Collector. His impeccable performance in that movie expanded his platform and helped him land a string of significant roles. He is also the winner of the BAFTA Film Award and was also nominated for other big titles too. Alongside having acted besides legends like Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Martin Scorsese, the acting prodigy himself is also widely known for, masterpieces like Casino and Raging Bull.
Moreover, the Oscar-winning actor, Pesci's most recent role has been in Netflix's The Irishman alongside big Hollywood names like Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. Taking the movie's popularity into consideration we can only imagine Joe Pesci's salary from it.
Prior to landing such a huge role, some of his previous noteworthy works were in movies, Once Upon a Time in America, Moonwalker, Goodfellas. These movies backed Joe's wealth by a gigantic amount and helped him get international prominence. According to The Richest, Joe Pesci's salary from Lethal Weapon 4 is approximated at $3 million and his salary from Jimmy Hollywood is a whopping $3.5 million.
Income from Television
Although not extensively, Joe has worked in a few television series. His amazing depiction of talent has helped him land roles even in TV. His most mention-worthy role was in Half Nelson where he was starred for 6 episodes and Tales from the Crypt for one episode.
The critically acclaimed performance earned Joe Pesci a great deal of cash during his lucrative career in the industry. And there is no reason to think that he'll halt here.
Used to do Music
Not many know this but a large portion of Pesci's wealth constitutes of his income from the sales of his albums. He released his debut album named Little Joe Sure Can Sing which was filled with covers of contemporary hits. He would also do duets with the Sopranos star, Frank Vincent.
Pesci's next album though was released 30 years later titled Vincent LaGuardia Gambini Sings Just for You which featured many other artists. It can be bought on Amazon for $9.99, only. This gained the actor a massive admiration, popularity and subsequently a handsome income.
Even after all this time, Joe is still very much active in Hollywood and is sure to bag in even more roles in the upcoming days. Until and unless he decides to retire, Joe's fortune will be rising even more in the future.