On Feb. 12, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson return as Derek and Hansel in “Zoolander 2.” In the film, the duo’s modeling careers are threatened when a business tries to boot them out of the fashion industry. The original “Zoolander,” which was released in 2001, earned $60.78 million worldwide on a production budget of $28 million.
“Zoolander 2” is expected to earn $48 million in total, half of which is expected to come from its opening weekend. Here is a look at the “Zoolander 2” cast and their net worths.
Ben Stiller Net Worth: $150 Million
Ben Stiller has a net worth of $150 million. The son of show business veterans, Stiller had a successful early career as a writer and actor for projects that included “Saturday Night Live” and “The Ben Stiller Show.” In 1998, he was catapulted to global stardom with a starring role in “Something About Mary,” which earned him $3 million.
He earned $2.5 million for the original “Zoolander” in 2001, and then $10 million for the hit comedy “Meet the Fockers” in 2004. He earned $38 million in 2007; $40 million in 2008; and $53 million in 2010. Adjusted for inflation, his movies have earned more than $3.7 billion worldwide, with average earnings of $104 million per movie.
To promote “Zoolander 2,” Ben Stiller is channeling supermodel Derek on Instagram, posting photos from visits to Australia to a sneak peek at a forthcoming Vogue issue.
Owen Wilson Net Worth: $45 Million
Owen Wilson earned $2 million for the original “Zoolander,” just a small part of his $45 million net worth. He earned $3 million for “Behind Enemy Lines,” which also came out in 2001. He earned $10 million from “Starsky & Hutch” in 2004, then another $10 million for “Wedding Crashers” the following year.
Wilson has teamed up with Stiller on many projects, including “Little Fockers,” a role that earned Wilson $15 million. Adjusted for inflation, his movies have taken in $3.3 billion at the global box office, with each film averaging $86.7 million.
Kristen Wiig Net Worth: $16 Million
Kristen Wiig has a net worth of $16 million. Although she is best known for her work on “Saturday Night Live,” it was the movie “Bridesmaids” that proved the actress’ marketability. The smash hit pulled in $288 million on a $32 million budget.
Wiig has been in more than two dozen movies, which have earned more than $1.8 billion at the global box office when adjusted for inflation. Her average film takes in nearly $70 million worldwide. To help promote “Zoolander 2,” Kristen Wiig was featured in a viral video as Alexanya Atoz promoting her new product “Youth Milk.”
Will Ferrell Net Worth: $100 Million
Will Ferrell has a net worth of $100 million, most of which can be attributed to his incredible success on the big screen. The SNL alum has 95 credits as an actor. Adjusted for inflation, his movies have earned more than $2.6 billion at the global box office, more than $87 million each on average.
Penelope Cruz Net Worth: $55 Million
Spanish-born Penelope Cruz’s $55 million net worth is due not only to her career as a movie star but also to the $2 million she earned from a L’Oreal cosmetics endorsement in 2006. When adjusted for inflation, her movies have earned just shy of $1 billion at the global box office.
‘Zoolander 2’ Cameos: Justin Bieber Net Worth, Kim Kardashian Net Worth and More
Like the original “Zoolander,” “Zoolander 2” is packed with celebrity cameos, including the likes of Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian and Ariana Grande.
Canadian pop superstar Justin Bieber’s net worth is estimated to be $200 million. Although the global phenomenon’s net worth was just $500,000 in 2010, he now earns between $60 million and $80 million a year.
Model, reality TV actress and media superstar Kim Kardashian’s net worth is roughly $85 million. She earns between $25 million and $30 million a year through her many income streams, including modeling, acting, clothing and fragrance lines, and personal appearances. She will be appearing in the film alongside Kanye West.
Ariana Grande’s net worth is believed to be roughly $25 million. Although she has acted in theater productions and on television since childhood, most of her fortune is from her music career, which started when her 2013 debut album “Yours Truly” sold between 100,000 and 200,000 copies in its first week, making her an overnight sensation.
‘Zoolander 2’ Trailer
Fans have waited 15 years for a sequel to “Zoolander 2” — and on Feb. 12, they’ll have their chance to see it. While the original film was not a blockbuster, it gained a massive cult following, and there is already buzz the sequel could rival the success of the original.