Richard Gere Net Worth, Career, Films, Affair, Marriage & Divorce
|Date of Birth||August 31, 1949|
|Working for||Movies, TV Shows|
|Spouse||Cindy Crawford (m. 1991; div. 1995) Carey Lowell (m. 2002; separated 2013)|
|Married on||1991 & 2002|
|Education at||North Syracuse Central High School|
|Net Worth(s)||$100 Million|
|Name on Birth||Richard Tiffany Gere|
|Eye Color||Light Brown|
|Hair Color||Regular Brown|
Richard Tiffany Gere, 67-year old most famous, American actor and activist is well known from 1970s till date for his superior acting skills and active involvement in his career. He is one among the few Hollywood stars, who with his multiple super hit successful films and his active involvement in Hollywood, has achieved and maintained his net worth of $100 million according to sources. However, Richard Gere net worth is supposed to be more than $100 million. As per the reports in PageSix in 2014, his net worth went into half due to alimony demand by his ex-wife Carey Lowell. Keeping all things aside, his wonderful journey from 1970s till now has definitely helped him capture attention and win hearts of millions with his films and at the same time involvement in humanitarian activities.
Early Life and Education
Born to father George, an insurance agent and mother Doris, a housewife, on August 31, 1949, Richard Gere spent his childhood in his hometown Philadelphia. His family had no roots to Hollywood or relation with TV or Film industry. Being the eldest son in his family, he always wanted to be an athlete. His passion came into highlight when he always outshined in gymnastics in his school, North Syracuse Central High School. He also loved playing trumpet and in fact was very good at it. He even received a gymnastic scholarship in University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he went for further study after high school graduation. He wanted to major in Philosophy. However, he dropped the study after two years as he was destined to a different and more successful career.
Career and Activist Life
He started giving performances in theater in 1971. However, in 1973, he started his acting career in London stage with the role of Grease after which he started appearing in Hollywood films. ‘Report to the Commissioner’ was the film where he played his first role of Billy on big screen in 1975. Later, he appeared in films like ‘Looking for Mr. Goodbar’ and ‘Bloodbrothers’. His acting skills, popularity and his net worth started taking a peak then after when he starred in films like ‘Days of Heaven’ and ‘American Gigolo’.
He became leading actor in the industry from his movies like “Pretty Woman”, "An Officer and a Gentleman" ,"Primal Fear", Runaway Bridge" "Arbitrage", “Chicago”, ‘the Hoax”. For the movie “Chicago”, he was awarded with Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. Richard Gere net worth reached to heights and also got immense popularity and likes for his on screen chemistry with Julia Roberts in his film “pretty Woman” under direction by Garry Marshall. This film earnings were estimated to be over $463 million and also noted as the most successful film ever. His another successful film ‘Runaway Bride’ made him an income of $12 million and total business of $152 million dollar. Hollywood also got a first male actor, an initiator who agreed and played the role of a gay victim in the movie "Bent" and also received awards for this movie. He became notably a sex symbol and Forbes magazine announced him as ‘The Worlds Sexiest Man Alive’ in the year 1999. No wonder he had millions of female fans because of his sex appeal and charming personality.
Richard has bagged many awards like Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, a Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Awards. Throughout his 46 years of career, he has appeared in more than 50 films with equal charm and is worthy to maintain his current net worth. With enough media attention and his fans’ interest, Gere’s net worth was a flashing news with his investment in number of houses and restaurants in different parts of the world. His house in Hamptons was estimated to be $57 million when kept on sale. Sources also report that he has some properties of his mother too, which needs to be worked on or researched for certain authencity.
Along with his film and acting career, Gere has also been an activist working for humanitarian organizations, for WHO campaigns on AIDS and other campaigns. He is also known for making donations and charity from his earnings for noble cause and betterment of society. He has also been following Survival International, an international organization which is working for the betterment of deprived people.
In the meantime, he got interested and started following Buddhism. He has been a part of the Dalai Lama Foundation in order to spread awareness about teachings of Buddhism. He has expressed his concern about this and his concern for tribal groups in his book, ‘We Are One: A Celebration of Tribal Peoples’. It was reported that the earnings from this book went for donation.
Personal Relationships, Marriage, Divorce, Children
Richard Gere has been hooked up with many beautiful girls in his time like actress Penelope Milford from 1971 to 1978, Priscilla Presley in 1983, Kim Basinger in 1986. He married twice in his lifetime. He got married to model Cindy Crawford from 1991, but it lasted upto 1995. He was then engaged and married to actress and model Carey Lowell in 2002. However, the marriage didn’t last long till 2013. He has one son named Homer James Jigme Gere. He is now spotted and rumored to be in affair with 33 year old Alejandra Silva. They attracted more of the media’s attention at Taormina Film Fest, where they appeared very close and cosy with each other.
His social media profiles like facebook, twitter, instagram and even official website like gerefoundation.org can be viewed and followed for being connected to him.