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May 23, 2018
First published on:May 23, 2018
by Sam Smith

The longtime Hollywood actor Kirk Douglas has earned a lot from his career in the filming industry. Kirk Douglas's net worth is around $60 million as of December 2016, but what about now? 

 

Even if the actor is more than a 100 years' old, he is still active in the Hollywood industry. His personal life is not a mystery to anyone as we all know that he is married twice and has three children. He has a successful married life with Anne Buydens as he is married for more than 60 years' now. But, many of us don't know about his professional life. Let's look at some of his professional details such as his career earnings, his lifestyle, and many more. 

Kirk Douglas' Net Worth

As we have already discussed, the net worth of the actor Kirk Douglas was estimated to have around $60 million as of December 2016.

But, according to a recent report, the actor is worth more. But, as we looked into one of his famed children's account, we found out that he has around $300 million to his name.  

CAPTION: Kirk Douglas SOURCE: Famous People

Almost all of his earnings are from his career in the filming industry, but he has also earned a lot from his sponsorship and ad campaigns. The start to his big and successful filming industry was in 1946 when he was cast as Walter O'Neil in the movie, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

Later, he went on to play in a number of hit movies, such as Out of the Past, I Walk Alone, A Letter to Three Wives, The Bad and the Beautiful, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, The Vikings, Strangers When We Meet and many others. 

Let's look at some of the salaries Kirk received from his movies. 

Movies Salary
Out of the Past $25 thousand
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea $175 thousand
Paths of Glory $350 thousand
Last Train from Gun Hill $325 thousand
In Harm's Way  $400 thousand

Kirk Douglas as a Philanthropist

Now, let's talk about the contributions made by Kirk Douglas in the social development sector. Douglas has contributed around $2 million to build a specialized unit for people suffering from Dementia and Alzheimer's.

CAPTION: Kirk Douglas SOURCE: Bankrate

The organization was named Harry's Haven after his father's name. They also added another amount to their name as he donated around $15 for its expansion. In 2012, he donated around $20 million to the MPTF. 

Ten Facts about Kirk Douglas

1. Kirk Douglas was born on December 9, 1916, in Amsterdam.
2. He is the son of Bertha and Harry Danielovitch.
3. He changed his name legally before entering into US Navy. 
4. He currently resides in LA, California with his wife, Anne Buydens.
5. The only star of the Hollywood industry's to reach the Golden Age.
6. He also worked as the US Navy for around three years.
7. He is of the Democratic party.
8. He blogs from time to time and is known as one of the oldest celebrity bloggers in the world.
9. Even being at the age of 101, he is still working and has maintained himself physically.
10. Once he also worked as a gardener to pay back his loan.


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