Philadelphia native Bradley Cooper’s birthday is on Jan. 5, and he will celebrate his 42nd birthday as one of the most successful and wealthiest actors in Hollywood. Not only has Cooper been able to score major hits on both the big and small screens, but he is lauded by both fans and critics alike for his ability to move seamlessly between comedic and dramatic roles in both large and small movies.
Bradley Cooper Net Worth: $100 Million
Bradley Cooper’s net worth is estimated to be $100 million, according to CelebrityNetWorth. He made nearly half of that in 2015 when he earned $41.5 million — making him the fourth highest-paid actor in the world that year, according to Forbes. Only Vin Diesel, Jackie Chan and Robert Downey Jr. earned more.
Cooper did even better in 2014 when he was the world’s third highest-paid actor. That year’s $46 million haul put him behind only Dwayne Johnson and, again, Robert Downey, Jr.
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Bradley Cooper Movies: From ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ to ‘War Dogs’
Not counting cameos, Cooper has had roles in 25 movies. In total, his films have earned more than $4.9 billion at the worldwide box office. His first role on the big screen was in 2001 when he was selected to play Ben in “Wet Hot American Summer.” He scored the part while studying at the Actors Studio Drama School at The New School in New York City, where he enrolled after graduating from Georgetown University in 1997.
Cooper’s breakout role, however, came in 2005 when he played Rachel McAdams’ devious fiance in “Wedding Crashers.” The part cast him alongside not only McAdams, but mega-stars Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn. The comedy was a critical and commercial success, earning nearly $285.2 million at the worldwide box office.
It was 2009’s “The Hangover,” however, that turned Cooper into a bona fide movie star. The surprise hit became the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time and the fifth highest-grossing R-rated movie of any genre. The sixth highest-grossing movie of all time is “The Hangover Part II.”
The original “Hangover” won a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical. The film also earned Cooper praise in the New York Times, a spot on the cover of Details magazine and the title of People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive.” To date, “The Hangover” has earned almost $467.5 million at the worldwide box office.
In the ensuing years, Cooper’s career enjoyed a meteoric rise, as he starred in two blockbuster “Hangover” sequels and had commercial successes like “Silver Linings Playbook,” “American Hustle,” “Yes Man,” “Valentine’s Day” and “American Sniper” — each of which earned more than $200 million worldwide. His most recent movie, “War Dogs,” which stars Jonah Hill, was released in August 2016 and earned just over $43 million at the domestic box office and $86.23 worldwide.
Bradley Cooper’s new movie comes out in 2018 — when he stars alongside Lady Gaga in “A Star is Born,” which he also directed and co-wrote.
Bradley Cooper TV Shows: From ‘Alias’ to ‘Limitless’
While studying at The New School in 1999, Cooper landed a role on an episode of HBO’s “Sex and the City,” which was his first listed acting credit. But it was his role as Will Tippin on 46 episodes of JJ Abrams’ popular spy series “Alias” — starring Jennifer Garner — that launched his small screen career.
Cooper’s career as a TV star includes roles on “Nip/Tuck,” “Jack and Bobby,” “Touching Evil,” “Kitchen Confidential,” several TV movies and a miniseries based on his first movie titled “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.” He currently plays Senator Eddie Mora in “Limitless.”
Bradley Cooper Oscar Nominations
Bradley Cooper has been nominated for four Academy Awards in three consecutive years. In 2013, “Silver Linings Playbook” earned him a nomination for Best Actor. The next year, 2014, he received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor, this time for “American Hustle.”
In 2015, Cooper was nominated for two Academy Awards, both for his role in “American Sniper.” One was for Best Actor and the other was Best Picture, a nomination he shared with four other people, including Clint Eastwood.
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“Three Oscar nominations … and a perch atop Hollywood’s A-list is not too shabby a career for someone who was a jobbing TV actor little more than a decade ago,” said Jason Best, a film editor with TV Titles and Time Inc. “But Bradley Cooper has pulled this off with considerable panache.”
Bradley Cooper Dating History: From Zoe Saldana to Irina Shayk
In 2006, Cooper married actress Jennifer Esposito, who has a net worth of $4 million. Four months later, though, she filed for divorce. In 2009, Cooper worked with Renee Zellweger on “Case 39,” and the pair began a romance that they did their best to keep under wraps. The couple lasted for two years before splitting in 2011. Zellweger has a net worth of $60 million.
In January 2012, Cooper met Zoe Saldana, who has a net worth of $20 million, on the set of “The Words.” A brief fling followed, which quickly ended, began again in the fall, then ended for good before the year was over. Shortly after, he began dating a 20-year-old British model named Suki Waterhouse.
Cooper is currently, however, dating Russian Victoria’s Secret model Irina Shayk, who has a net worth of $4 million. In November 2016, it was reported that the couple is expecting their first child. In December, engagement rumors began about the couple when Shayk was seen sporting an enormous ring on the appropriate finger, but nothing has been made official at this time.
Bradley Cooper’s age will soon be 42 — and he has more than $2 million for every year he’s been alive. Cooper is the epitome of the Hollywood A-List. His good looks, talent and undeniable profitability have earned Cooper a whirlwind career that shows no signs of slowing down.
Net worth figures are indicative of assets versus liabilities. All net worth figures are according to CelebrityNetWorth.com unless otherwise noted. Box office earnings are according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.