Sandra Bullock has been one of the most popular actresses in America since she appeared in “Speed” in 1994. She has been in 59 films and has almost 20 producing credits to her name. With her birthday on July 26, as well as her upcoming thriller “Bullet Train,” now is a good time to discuss this Academy Award winner’s net worth.
Since “Speed” grossed $350.4 million globally, she has been on an uphill trajectory with many successful films.
Sandra Bullock is Worth $250 Million
Bullock has a net worth of $250 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Her leading lady salary started at $500,000 and with a lucrative backend deal, she brought home $70 million for “Gravity,” when took in $716 million at the box office. She typically earns $10 million or more for her work.
She has starred in “Love Potion No. 9,” “While You Were Sleeping,” “Hope Floats,” “The Net,” “A Time to Kill,” “Crash,” “Two Weeks Notice,” “Practical Magic,” “The Proposal,” “The Heat,” “Ocean’s 8,” “Bird Box” and
She also lent her voice to “The Minions,” which is her highest-grossing film to date — it took in $1.1 billion.
Bullock is not only in hit films, but she is also a critical success as well. She took home the Oscar for Best Actress for “The Blind Side” in 2009.
She has her own production company called Fortis Films which produced movies including “The Lost City,” “Miss Congeniality” and “All About Steve.” In addition, the company executive produced the TV series “George Lopez.”
Bullock’s Early Life
Sandra Annette Bullock was born to Helga and John Wilson Bullock in Arlington, Virginia on July 26, 1964. Her mother was an opera singer and her dad worked as a voice coach and was an Army employee. She spent her childhood living in Germany and Austria and sometimes accompanied her mother when she was on tour. Her family returned to Virginia when she was 12-years-old. In 1987, she earned her BFA from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.
After graduation, she moved to New York City to pursue her acting dreams where she studied with Sanford Meisner. She auditioned frequently, and appeared in some plays, but her career didn’t take off until she headed out West to Los Angeles.
Her first big break came when she appeared in “Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman” in 1989. More small parts followed, but she gained the interest of Hollywood when she had a sizable role as Lenina Huxley in “Demolition Man” with Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes.
The next year brought her “Speed” and the rest is history.
Her Personal Life and Real Estate Investments
Bullock was married to Jesse James, a motorcycle man and founder of West Coast Choppers from 2005-2010. She has since adopted a son and daughter. She has been in a relationship with photographer Bryan Randall since 2015.
She owns properties across the United States in Southern California, New Orleans, Manhattan,Texas and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It has been reported that her properties alone are worth at least $80 million.
She listed multiple properties in Georgia for $6.5 million in 2019, which is $2 million more than she paid for the land in 2001/2002.
Bullock has also sold many homes including places in Hollywood and West Hollywood in the past few years. She is currently renting her Malibu beachfront home for $30,000 per month.
She spends the majority of her time in Beverly Hills and Austin, Texas, where she owns many properties and businesses.
Bullock’s Extensive Charitable Causes
Helping people in need is important to Bullock. She has donated money to every American disaster from 9/11 to present, giving millions to the Red Cross over the years. She has also given money to the Humane Society during disaster efforts to help the furry family members. After Hurricane Katrina she gave $25,000 to help rebuild New Orleans’ oldest public high school, Warren Eason Charter High School.
But she isn’t just present for disasters. Bullock has given money to Art + Practice, an organization that helps give foster children free access to contemporary art.
She also donated to the GoFundMe effort for Svend Petersen who after 40 years of managing the Beverly Hills Hotel found himself homeless at age 86.
Sandra Bullock’s next film, “Bullet Train” will be released on August 5, 2022.
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