Russell Crowe Net Worth, Biography and Career

Busytape January 17, 2020
Updated 2020/01/17 at 10:43 AM
Russell Crowe Net Worth
Russell Crowe Net Worth

Russell Crowe is a well-known producer, actor, and musician. His career on the big screen started as a musician before he gained recognition in acting. With all his years as an actor and musician, Russell Crowe net worth is estimated at 95 million dollars. This man has acquired and built a massive fortune for himself. He came to become a global actor when he starred as a Roman General in the epic movie “Gladiator”.

He earned several nominations for his role and also won Four Awards (Academy, Empire, London Film Critics, and Broadcast Films Critics Association) for best actor. Some of the movies this legendary actor has featured in are “L.A Confidential”, “The Far side of the world”, “Robin Hood”, “American Gangster” “Man of Steel”, “Noah”, “The Nice Guys” and lots more.

In 2006, he became one of the owners of South Sydney Rabbitohs, a National Rugby League team. This post is going to take a glance at this man’s life.

Russell Crowe Early Life

Russell Ira Crowe was born on the 7th of April, 1964 in a suburb of Strathmore Park, New Zealand. His parents are Jocelyn Yvonne Wemyss and John Alexander Crowe who were both caterers on the film set. He has a brother, Terry Crowe. His ancestry is Scottish, Swedish, Welsh, English, German, Italian, Norwegian, and Irish.

His uncles are New Zealand cricket captains, Martin and Jeff Crowe. When Russell was just 6, he did a dialogue in one episode of “Spyforce” alongside Jack Johnson.

At a very young age of his life, his family moved to Australia and he attended Vaucluse Public School and Sydney Boys High School. When he was 14 years, his family relocated back to New Zealand and he later went to Auckland Grammar School and Mount Roskill Grammar School. When he was 16, he dropped out of school to pursue a career in acting.

Russell Crowe Career


Even though acting is what he is best known for, his first ambition was to be a singer. In the 1980s, he was performing under the name “Russ Le Roq” and he released several singles like “Pier 13”, “Shattered Glass”, and “I Want to Be like Marlon Brando”.

In 1992, he was the lead vocals and guitarist for a band, TOFOG (Thirty Odd Foot of Grunts) which he formed with his friend Billy Dean Cochran. They released records like “Gaslight”, “Bastard Life or Clarity” in 2001, and “Other Ways of Speaking” in 2003. In 2000, they performed shows in Texas, Austin, London, and Los Angeles but they broke up in 2005.

Russell collaborated with Alan Doyle and they formed another band “The Original Fear of God” and they released “Raewyn” and an album “My Hand”. The band had lots of series sold out in 2005 and they have since been releasing music since then.


When he was 21 years, he returned back to Australia and wanted to apply to the National Institute of Dramatic Art but he decided against that. In 1986, he featured in his first production “The Rocky Horror Show” and it lasted for two years. Then in 1988, he played the role of Mickey in “Blood Brothers”. Furthermore, he also starred in the stage musical “Bad Boy Johnny” and “Prophets of Doom”.

His first film appearance was in the 1990 movies “The Crossing” and “Blood Oath”. Two years later, Russell featured in the second season of “Police Rescue” and the movie “Romper Stomper”. He won his first best actor award from the Australian Film Institute (AFI). His first award was in 1991 as a supporting actor for the film “Proof”.

In 1993, he starred in the Canadian movie “For the Moment” and then he, Denzel Washington, and Sharon Stone co-starred in “The Quick and the Dead” in 1995. The Year 2000 was a major breakthrough for Russell Crowe as he won an Academy for his role in “Gladiator”, then the Australian Film Production honored him with a Centenary Medal the following year.

He was nominated for an Oscar consecutively for his role in “A Beautiful Mind”, “Gladiator” and “The Insider”.

Mr. Crowe won three awards (BAFTA, Golden Globe & Screen Actors Guild) for his performance on the set of A Beautiful Mind. All these achievements contributed to the superstar that he has become and how he has acquired all that he has today.

Some of the movies he featured in our “Cinderella Man” in 2005, ”A Good Year” in 2006, ”The Next Three Days” in 2010, ”The Man With the Iron Fists” in 2012, ”The Water Diviner” in 2013, “The Mummy” in 2017, and several others.

Russell Crowe Net Worth

With all his time as a musician and actor, Russell Crowe net worth is estimated at $95 million. The actor is reportedly frugal with money and he also owns a house in North Queensland, Townsville which he bought in 2008.

Russell Crowe Movies

Russell Crowe has starred in several movies like “Prisoners of the Sun” in 1990, “Hammers Over the Anvil” in 1993, “No Way Back” in 1995, “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World” in 2003, “A Good Year” in 2006, “Body of Lies” in 2008, “Man of Steel” in 2013 “Father and Daughters” in 2015, “True History of The Kelly Gang” in 2019. You can also check more movies he has appeared in.

Russell Crowe Personal Life

While working on the film “The Crossing”, he met singer Danielle Spencer and they started dating. However, their relationship was on and off.  Anyways, while starring in the film “Proof of Life”, in 2000 he started dating Meg Ryan.  The following year, he and Danielle Spencer started seeing themselves and they got married in 2003.

They gave birth to their first son (Charles Spencer Crowe) on the 21st of December, 2003, and their second son (Tennyson Spencer Crowe) on the 7th of July, 2006. Then in 2012, the couple separated and got an annulment in 2018.


Finally, this post talked about Russell Crowe net worth, life, and journey to stardom. That is the biography and history of legendary actor Russell Crowe.

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