How Much is Owen Wilson Worth as He Joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

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Famed American actor and screenwriter Owen Wilson has a net worth of $70 million, according to CelebrityNetWorth.com. In addition to being in high-grossing films such as “Wedding Crashers,” he is a savvy real estate investor with roughly $40 to $50 million invested in properties across Los Angeles.

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Wilson is best known as an actor who frequently runs with fellow “Frat Pack” members Ben Stiller, Vince Vaugh and brother Luke Wilson. Together, the team has starred in movies such as “Night at the Museum,” “Meet the Parents” and “Anchorman.”

He also played the voice of race car Lightning McQueen in all three Disney Pixar “Cars” movies, as well as an entire series of shorts based around the beloved characters in Radiator Springs.

Now, Wilson returns to the world of Disney, playing Mobius M Mobius in the Marvel Studios Disney+ exclusive mini-series, “Loki.”

It is Wilson’s first foray into the Marvel Cinematic Universe — or any superhero movie, for that matter. His television credits are also sparse, as the actor makes most of his entertainment income from feature films. However, Wilson dove into the complicated role of a Time Variance Authority agent — similar to an FBI agent, but an inter-dimensional bureaucracy tasked with maintaining a singular timeline across the universe.

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In an interview with Variety.com, Wilson compared working within the MCU to working with Pixar.

“They seem to really exercise a lot of quality control, and like Pixar, everything that they release seems to really connect — not just with a big audience, but it seems to be pretty well received critically,” he shared.

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How Owen Wilson Made His Millions

While anything that’s part of the Disney franchise tends to be a moneymaker, Wilson’s other movies also turned hefty profits at the box office. CelebrityNetWorth.com reports that his movies have earned more than $2.25 billion in the U.S. and Canada — an average of about $75 million per film.

The comedic actor’s career began with the 1999 movie “Bottle Rocket,” which he co-wrote with Wes Anderson, kicking off a productive professional relationship. Although the movie wasn’t a hit, it gained a cult following. Wes Anderson’s “Rushmore” and “The Royal Tenenbaums,” however, were the flicks that skyrocketed Wilson’s career.

In 2000, Wilson also starred in “Shanghai Noon” with Jackie Chan, earning $4 million for that role, according to TheRichest.com. The movie grossed $100 million at the box office, CelebrityNetWorth.com reports, not counting the sequels.

Wilson’s salary ranges from approximately $1 million for movies like “Marmaduke” up to $15 million for the 2010 release “Little Fockers,” according to TheRichest.com.

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CelebrityNetWorth says that Wilson has earned a total of approximately $90 million from film roles alone, not counting a handful of TV appearances, which, of course, includes his latest role in “Loki.”

Real Estate Investments and Income

Wilson also sports a hefty real estate portfolio, with multiple homes across Los Angeles, including a beach house in Malibu and a 1,500-square-foot, 3-bedroom house in Pacific Palisades and a double lot property in Santa Monica. He also owns property in Maui, Hawaii, which he bought in 2007 for $5.85 million and has no doubt appreciated in value since.

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About the Author

Dawn Allcot is a full-time freelance writer and content marketing specialist who geeks out about finance, e-commerce, technology, and real estate. Her lengthy list of publishing credits include Bankrate, Lending Tree, and Chase Bank. She is the founder and owner of GeekTravelGuide.net, a travel, technology, and entertainment website. She lives on Long Island, New York, with a veritable menagerie that includes 2 cats, a rambunctious kitten, and three lizards of varying sizes and personalities – plus her two kids and husband. Find her on Twitter, @DawnAllcot.

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