Nicolas Cage Net Worth, Biography and Career

Busytape January 20, 2020
Updated 2020/01/20 at 9:15 PM
Nicolas Cage Net Worth
Nicolas Cage Net Worth

Nicolas cage is an American actor and filmmaker that is known for playing thrilling roles in films. He has been on the screen and had featured in several movies. With his talents and love for acting, Nicolas Cage’s net worth is roughly $25 million. He has earned nominations for several cinematic awards such as Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and Academy. His journey to stardom came after he starred in the film Leaving Las Vegas in 1995.

Some of the movies that made him popular are Rumble Fish in 1983, Racing with the Moon in 1984, Peggy Sue got married in 1986, Red Rock West in 1993, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans in 2009, Kick-Ass in 2010, Dog Eat Dog in 2016, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse in 2018 and many more.

Nicolas Cage Early Life

Nicolas Cage’s birth name is Nicolas Kim Coppola and he was born on the 7th of January, 1964. He was born in Long Beach, California to Joy Vogelsang, a dancer, and August Coppola, a professor. Alongside his two brothers, Marc Copolla and Christopher Copolla, were raised in a catholic family. He is of Italian, German, and Polish descent. Nicolas is not the only entertainer in the family.

Cage went to Beverly Hills High School and also UCLA School of Theatre. From an early age, he wanted a career as an actor. Some of his early experience on stage is from a school’s play “Golden Boy”.He said he started acting because he “wanted to be James Dean. I saw him in “Rebel Without a Cause”, “And East of Eden”. Nothing affected me, no rock song, no classical music, the way Dean affected me in Eden. It blew my mind. I was like, ‘That’s what I want to do”

He is family to several entertainers, his uncle is Francis Ford Coppola, his aunt is an actress Talia Shire, he is a cousin to Roman Coppola, and Sofia Coppola who are both directors, Gian Carlo Coppola who is a producer, Jason Schwartzman and Roberts Carmine who are both actors. His two brothers are radio personalities in New York.

He changed his name to Nicolas Cage early in his career to avoid favoritism because of his uncle Francis Coppola.

Nicholas Cage Career

His first appearance was in 1982 in “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” alongside actors like Sean Penn and Judge Reinhold. After this, he starred in “Rumble Fish”,” Peggy Sue Got Married”, “Moonstruck”, “Raising Arizona”, “Wild at Heart”, “Bringing Out the Dead”, “And Matchstick Men”.

Then in 1999, he appeared in the thriller film “8mm”, two years later. He also featured in the film “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin” in 2001. In 2002, he directed his first film “Sonny”, in 2005 he did “Lord of War” and “The Weather Man” but they were not very successful.

Most of his successful films are “National Treasure”, “The Rock”, and “Grind House”. In 2008, he appeared in “Bangkok Dangerous”, followed by “Knowing” in 2009, “The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans”, “Season of the Witch”, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”, “The Frozen Ground”  in 2012, “Ghost Rider” also that same year, “Dog Eat Dog” in 2016, “Mom and Dad” in 2017, “Mandy” in 2018.

Nicolas starred in “Teen Titan Go”, and “Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse” in 2018 as a voice actor. He has earned nominations for Academy Awards twice but only won one for his role in “Leaving Las Vegas”.

Nicolas Cage Movies

Some of the movies that the actor has featured in are “Christmas Carol: The Movie” in 2001, “Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired” in 2008, “Seeking Justice” in 2011, “Drive Angry” also in 2011, then three years later, “Dying of the Light” “Pay the Ghost” in 2015, “USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage” in 2016, “The Humanity Bureau” in 2018, “Between Worlds” in 2018, “A Score to Settle” the following year, “Running with the Devil” and several more.

Nicholas Cage Personal Life

In 1990, actress Christina Fulton had a son, Weston Copolla Cage for Nicolas. Nicolas Cage has been married four times. He married Patricia Arquette in 1995 but they got divorced in 2001.

On the 10th of August, 2002, he married singer, Lisa Marley Presley. However, they separated in November of that same year. Their annulment was legal two years later.

He married Alice Kim on the 30th of July, 2004 in California. The following year, they welcomed their baby boy (Kal-El). In 2016, the couple got divorced.

His last and most recent marriage is to Erika Koike, they got married in March 2019 but got separated four days later. Later that year, Erika granted Nicholas a divorce.

Nicolas Cage Net Worth

With all his time on the screen, Nicolas Cage net worth is 25 million dollars. In 2009, Forbes listed him as one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actors as he earned approximately $40 million that year.

Nicolas Cage was once worth an estimated $150 million but he lost most of it to bad investment choices. He went on a purchasing spree of expensive and often eccentric properties. He once owned 15 residences including; a $25 million waterfront house, a $15.7 million countryside estate, an $8.5 million abode, another $3.4 million residence, and two castles for $10 million and $2.3 million respectively.

He also bought a deserted Island in the Bahamas for $3 million. Several of his properties eventually went in for foreclosure and he became indebted to the IRS for $6.3 million in property taxes.

Cage also splashed the cash on a nine-foot tall burial tomb, shrunken pygmy heads, and $150,000 on a pet Octopus. He also paid $150,000 for the first superman comic, $450,000 for the late Shah of Iran’s Lamborghini, and $276,000 for a 70-year-old dinosaur skull among other wasteful expenditures.


Nicolas Cage is one of the most generous celebrities in the industry.  He once donated 2 million dollars to Amnesty International and also $1 million to the people affected by Hurricane Katrina.

He is one of the first few actors to support Artwork, a program that raises awareness about slavery and child labor. Cage also has an award from United Nations and also being made an ambassador for Global Justice in 2009 and also 2013.


Finally, this post talked about Nicolas Cage net worth, early life, relationships, and how his journey to fame started.

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