Macaulay Culkin Net Worth, Career and Achievements

Busytape March 31, 2020
Updated 2020/03/31 at 8:27 PM
Macaulay Culkin Net Worth
Macaulay Culkin Net Worth

Celebrated Name:Macaulay Culkin
Birth Name:Macaulay Carson Culkin
Birth Date:August 26, 1980
Age:40 years Old
Birth Place:New York City, USA
Height:167.7 cm / 5 ft 6 in
Weight:62 kg / 137 lbs
Marital Status:Divorced
Spouse (Name):Rachel Miner (1998 – 2002)
Dating(Name):Mila Kunis ( 2002 – 2010) ; Brenda Song (2017 – Present)
Profession:Actor and Musician
Net Worth:$16 million
Last Updated:2022


Macaulay Culkin is a popular musician and actor. He came to the limelight at the age of 10, playing the role of Kevin McCallister in the hit movie “Home Alone”. Since he made his screen debut to date, Macaulay Culkin’s net worth in 2020 is approximately $16 million. His appearance in the film got him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Musical.

In 1991, he also appeared in “My Girl” and then, the following year, he was in the second sequel of Home Alone. He appeared in so many movies such as “The Good Son” in 1993, “The Nutcracker” in 1993, “Getting Even with Dad” in 1994, and then “Richie Rich” in 1994.

During this time in his career, he was named the most successful child after Shirley Temple. He also earned himself Awards like MTV Movie, Kids’ Choice, and Young Artists.

However, in 1994 he took a hiatus in his career only to return appearing as a guest on the Television show “Will and Grace” in 2003 and also in the movie “Party Monster”. In 2006, he became an author when, he published “Junior”, an autobiographical book. This article is going to dive into the life of the child star and how he has been able to achieve all that he has today.

Macaulay Culkin Childhood

Macaulay Carson Culkin was born in New York City on the 26th of August, 1980 to Patricia Brentrup, an actress, and Christopher Cornelius Kit Culkin who was a former actor. His paternal aunt is Bonnie Bedelia, an actress. He is the third child out of seven. His siblings are Shane, Dakota (deceased), Kieran, Quinn, Christian, and Rory.

As a child, his mother worked as a telephone operator, while his father was a sacristan at a catholic church. He went to St Joseph’s School of Yorkville and then, to Professional Children’s School. Macaulay was raised as a Roman Catholic.

Macaulay Culkin Career

The main source of Macaulay Culkin net worth is his acting career. Although he gained stardom when he appeared in the Home Alone film, he made his screen debut before then. His first appearance was in 1988 in the film Rocket Gibraltar and then he also played the role of John Candy in the movie Uncle Buck.

He gained international stardom when he appeared in the comedy hit Home Alone. The film was very successful and also became the highest-grossing that year. Then, in 1991, he played the role of the best friend of a troubled girl in the movie “My Girl”. He then featured in several successful movies after this.

While he was growing up, his father was his manager. In the 1990s, there were different rumors of Kit Culkin mismanaging Macaulay’s fortune. In 1995, his parents began to have a custody battle over his fortune and their other children. Patricia later won custody.

The young actor took a break from acting after a while and then, returned to the film “Party Monster” in 2003, “Saved” in 2004, and “Sex and Breakfast” in 2007.

Age, Weight, and Height

Macaulay Culkin was born 1980 on August 26, meaning that he is currently 40 years old. He is 5 ft 6 inches tall and weighs 62 kg.

Macaulay Culkin Net Worth

At the beginning of his career, Macaulay Culkin was one of the highest-paid child actors in the movie industry. He had made thousands of dollars when he first started, and now earns millions. In 1989, he was paid $40,000 for his role in Uncle Buck.

Then he earned $100 thousand for Home Alone and $4.5 million for the sequel. In 1991, he was paid $1 million for appearing in My Girl and $1.5 million for The Good son in 1993. Furthermore, his appearance in Getting Even with Dad and Richie Rich earned him $16 million altogether.

Between 1989 and 1994, he earned a total of $23.5 million which is about $40 million today. Macaulay Culkin net worth is currently estimated to be $16 million. He owns landed properties in Paris and New York City.

Personal Life

Macaulay is very private about his life. He refrains from revealing too much about his romantic relationships or family. However, there are pieces of information he has disclosed. The actor does not have a good relationship with his father.

As for romantic involvement, he got married in 1998 to Rachel Miner at the age of 18 years. However, two years later, they both separated and then got divorced in 2002. He began to date actress Mila Kunis in 2002 and they both were engaged for some time until they ended things in 2011. Although they aren’t dating again, they are still very good friends. In 2017, he began to date Brenda Song and they are still together to this moment.

On the 17th of September, 2004, the actor was arrested in Oklahoma City for possessing marijuana and he was jailed. He was released after some time on a bail of $4 thousand. He pleaded not guilty after he was charged to court but later changed his plea to guilty. Culkin was sentenced to three one-year suspended prison sentences and also requested to pay $540.

Macaulay is a very good friend of pop star Michael Jackson. They became friends after his appearance in Home Alone. He appeared in the MJ music video for “Black or White”. During Michael’s child abuse trial, he said the allegations were “absolutely ridiculous” as Jackson never molested him even though he has slept on the same bed with him before. Furthermore, he is the godfather of Michael Jackson’s three children.


Finally, Macaulay Culkin net worth is estimated to be $16 million dollars. He has laid a good foundation for himself and he is one of the prominent child actors in the industry.

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