Harrison Ford, made popular by his roles in the Indiana Jones and Star Wars franchise, is an American actor, environmental activist, and a pilot. Aside from being a box-office star, Ford is also a receiver of several huge award recognitions including a nomination from Academy Award, 4-time nominee for Golden Globes, a winner of Saturn Award twice, and an AFI Lifetime Achievement Award.
According to celebritynetworth.com, Ford’s net worth as of 2020 is estimated at around $300 million. Most of his paychecks came from acting and it was reported that starting in the 90s, he would take home a salary of $10-$12 million per movie. He even earned a hefty sum of $65 million for Kingdom of Crystal Skull (2008); making this one of the highest acting paychecks in history.
The massive salary we mentioned earlier also placed Ford as the highest-paid actor in Forbes’ Celebrity 100 list of 2009. He made it back to the list back in 2016 after starring in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The said film is also his highest-grossing movie of all time for earning $2 billion at the box-office worldwide. That being said, we’ll check some of his assets in the following paragraphs.
The Brentwood Houses
Back in 1983, Ford purchased a large house in LA for $1 million. The said property was then listed in 2012 for $8 million which was quickly sold. Some records say Ford also owns 2-3 properties in LA as either his investment or occupied by their family members.
In 2011, Ford, with his wife Calista Flockhart, bought a new large home in Brentwood again for $12.6 million. The property features 9 bathrooms, 7 bedrooms, a separate cottage, a screening room, and a large pool.
His New York Penthouse
Back in 2001, Ford spent $5.2 million on a penthouse located in Flatiron. In 2016, he listed the property for $16 million but he eventually pulled it out of the market. His penthouse consists of large parts such as the wide master’s bedroom, a spacious living room, and a great kitchen. The actor also owns an 88-acre ranch in Wyoming around the Snake River area.
A man of style like him would fit well in classics such as hi XK140. This car is manufactured around the 50s and is estimated now to be worth $150,000 on the market. It has numerous improvements compared to its predecessor, the XK120, such as steering, suspension, breaks, and a more spacious inside.
Mercedes E Class Wagon
Even an A-lister celebrity like Ford would still want to have some privacy most of the time. And that is where his E Class wagon would come into the picture. The price of one vehicle starts at $50,000 going up and it does all the job a normal car would do, plus an extra camouflage to avoid public attention.
Tesla Model S
Ford may have all types of cars in his garage, from classic to the usual use, and then there’s the modern electronic car: Tesla Model S. With its price ranging from $75,000 and above, this car has the power to turn 0 to 60 mph in just 4 seconds.
Bell 407 Helicopter
Harrison Ford is without a doubt a fan of flying. He’s a master of the Millenium Falcon after all. First of his aircraft collection is his Bell 407 which is a 4-bladed single-engine chopper normally used by patrols, media, or rescuers. Speaking of, he did rescue some stranded hiker using this helicopter.
Cessna Citation Jet
One of the most luxurious planes the actor owns is this medium-sized business jet which cost him around $18 million. The jet is Citation’s 3rd largest aircraft and can hold up to 14 people including the crew. It has a range of 3,200 nautical miles, a speed of 852 km/h, and a 3,530 ft take-off field distance.
Fans of Ford’s movies might recognize this plane from one of his films titled Six Days Seven Nights (1998). Considered one of the best Canadian Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century, this aircraft is a propeller-driven, single-engine, high-wing legend of many aircraft. He told in an interview that he fell in love with the plane during the set and purchased one of his own afterward. It is also reported that his particular Beaver is an old CIA plane with patched bullet holes on both sides.
He owns several other planes in his collection such as the Aviat A-1B Husky, Silver and Yellow PT-22, and a Beechcraft B36TC Bonanza. His passion for aircraft is just overflowing and with his age, we do hope he can fly more and more planes in the future. (Just be careful though)
Born on July 13, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois, Harrison Ford is the son of Dorothy Nidelman (a radio actress) and John William “Christopher” Ford (an actor and advertising executive). He has a younger brother named Terrence who was born in 1945. Considering their father is Irish Catholic and their mother is an Ashkenazi Jew, he would normally say that: “As a man, I’ve always felt Irish, as an actor I’ve always felt Jewish.” Check out the video below to see the young dashing Harrison Ford:
Harrison Ford has been married thrice from which he had a total of 4 children and 1 adopted. His first marriage was with Mary Marquardt which lasted from 1964 until 1979. They had two sons, Benjamin and Willard Ford. His next marriage was to screenwriter Melissa Mathison and they were blessed with a son and a daughter. Their son is actor-musician Malcolm Ford and their daughter is actress Georgia Ford. Ford’s and Mathison’s relationship lasted from 1983 to the year 2000.
Ford and Flockhart
The two started dating in 2002 after meeting for the first time during the Golden Globe Awards ceremony. Ford became the father of Flockhart’s adopted son Liam. It was Valentine’s Day of 2009 when he proposed to her and they got married in June 2010.
The Affair with Princess Leia
In Carrie Fisher’s autobiography book published in 2016 titled The Princess Diarist, the actress confirmed that she and Ford had a 3-month affair in 1976 while filming Star Wars.
Based on IMDB’s records, Ford’s strong acting resume includes a total of 83 acting credits under his name. Let’s go through some of his most iconic roles:
Clear and Present Danger / Patriot Games: Jack Ryan
First on our list would be his 2-time portrayal (1992 and 1994) of Tom Clancy’s favorite CIA operative Jack Ryan. Compared to Ben Affleck’s and Chris Pine’s take on the character, Ford’s version is the older and more experienced Ryan. A bigger challenge for the actor which he successfully pulled off.
Blade Runner: Rick Deckard
Considered one of the best sci-fi movies of all time, Blade Runner follows the story of Rick Deckard and his mission to end the existence of all Replicants (bioengineered humans). What makes his role captivating was that he convincingly grasps the audience’s attention to figure out if Rick is also a Replicant or not. After 35 years, he got the chance to reprise the role in Blade Runner 2049 (2017).
Air Force One: President Marshall
Now, this is where the standards of playing the President of the United States are set. One of his most memorable performances, in one of the most memorable films ever made, while dropping some of the most memorable lines like “Get off of my plane!”. When Air Force One got hijacked, the President himself will take the matter into his own hands to make sure the survival of all its passengers.
The Star Wars Saga: Han Solo
There isn’t any more explanation needed to tell our readers as to how this role became memorable. Han Solo became a fan-favorite together with other main Star Wars characters because this guy is like the Indiana Jones of the galaxy far away. He’s cool, he’s charismatic, and he would always have the plan. This franchise also helped Ford became one of Hollywood’s highest-grossing actors.
Indiana Jones: Indiana Jones
Unlike the Star Wars franchise, when people start talking about Indiana, there’s only one man they’ll think about: Harrison Ford. Indiana Jones is also the franchise that gave Ford his biggest paycheck. If RDJ were meant to play Iron Man, Harrison is destined to portray Indiana. Since 2009, Steven Spielberg has been working on the script for the 5th installment of the franchise. Considering massive delays in production, we can expect the movie to be released by 2022.
Few Interesting Facts
Aside from the information already provided above, there are still some other interesting facts about the actor. He once left acting to become a carpenter. During that time, he serviced several known names to help build their houses. Did you also know that Ford once named a species of a butterfly? He named it after his daughter Georgia.
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