“One of the things about acting is it allows you to live other people’s lives without having to pay the price.”- Robert De Niro
Robert Anthony De Niro is one of the legendary American actor, producer and writer, having an estimated net worth of about $220 million. This tremendous actor is placed in the list of the world richest actor around the world. He is best known for his incredible work in blockbuster hit films like The Godfather Part II, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Cape Fear and The Deer Hunter.
As a result, he was rewarded with numerous of awards and nominations. He is one of the Hollywood actors who hold the citizenship of American as well as Italian. In 2016, he was awarded with “The Presidential Medal of Freedom Award” from president of America Barack Obama.
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Biography & Wiki
Robert De Niro is the son of famous painters Virginia Admiral and Robert De Niro Sr was born on August 17, 1943 in Manhattan, New York, U.S. He is English, Irish, Italian, Dutch German, and French parentage. His parents were divorced, when he was just 2 years old. Later his father announced that he was a gay. De Niro was brought up by his mother in the Greenwich Village. De Niro went to different schools of Manhattan like Public School 41, Elisabeth Irwin High School, Little Red School House, McBurney School and Rhodes Preparatory School. At the age of 10, he played the role of Cowardly Lion in a school production show based on The Wizard of Oz. For pursuing his acting studies he also went to one most famous acting studio like HB Studio, the Stella Adler Conservatory and the Lee Strasberg.
De Niro was married to his first wife actor and singer Diahnne Abbott in 1976. The couple were blessed with a son named Raphael. De Niro also adopted Diahnne’s daughter Drena De Niro who was from her previous relationship. In 1988, the couple get divorced. De Niro shared a long relationship with model Toukie Smith and blessed with twin sons Aaron Kendrick and Julian Henry de Niro who was born via a gestational surrogate in 1995. De Niro then married to his second wife Grace Hightower in 1997 and blessed with another son named Elliot in 1998. In 2011, their second child Helen Grace was born via a gestational surrogate. De Niro also has four grandchildren. In 2003, De Niro was diagnosed with prostate cancer which was later treated at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre.
Robert De Niro is one of the cinema’s greatest actors of all time. He is nearly appeared in over 100 films and continuous to be very active in film industry starring and or producing in several films per year. He has given many classic hits to film industry. He is perhaps best known for playing tough characters. His endless list of impressive movies includes The Godfather: Part II, The Deer Hunter, Silver Linings Playbook, Meet the Parents, Analyze This, New York, New York, The Wizard of Lies and list goes on.
Awards & Achievements
Robert De Niro has achieved a successful carrier in film business. He has received many prestigious awards for his incredible work as an actor. So far he has won 53 awards and 90 nominations. He has won two Academy Awards in the category of Best Actor in a Leading Role/ Best Actor in a Supporting Role for the movie The Godfather: Part II and Raging Bull. Apart from that he has won Golden Globes Award, AACTA International Awards, AARP Movies for Grownups Awards, American Film Institute Award, BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards, Gold Derby Awards and list is countless.
Net Worth of Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro is one of the highly paid actors of Hollywood. Robert De Niro net worth is estimated to be $220 million as of 2017. His major source of income is acting career. His movie Sleepers earned him around $6 million where his salary from Ronin movie was $14 million. Let’s look at the other earning of De Niro according to his films. His film Analyze This earned him $8 million, Meet the Parents earned him $13.5 million, The Score earned him $15 million, Analyze That earned him $20 million, Showtime earned him $17.5 million and Meet the Fockers earned him $35 million. His earning for 2012 was estimated to be $68 million.
As from the above discussion it can easily be observed that Robert De Niro is one of the hardworking and finest actors around the world. He is the inspiration of many famous actors and directors. He has achieved many goals throughout his acting career. Apart from being an inspirational actor, he is also a great human being. He has supported more than 15 charities and foundations. He has done great deal of work for disable children and for struggling actors.