Most people should recognize Clint Eastwood’s name. This is because he was one of the biggest movie icons of the 1970s and 1980s, which has since been followed up by a number of successful movies in which he has played various roles. Considering the sheer length of time for which he has been active in the entertainment industries as well as the degree of success that he has had, it is perhaps unsurprising to learn that Eastwood is believed by some to have a current net worth of $375 million.
How Did Clint Eastwood Reach His Current Net Worth?
Eastwood came from a rich background. In school, he struggled, as shown by how he was kicked out of one high school because he made an obscene suggestion towards a school official by making use of the scoreboard, which was but one of the school infractions that he had accumulated by that point in time. Eventually, Eastwood winded up doing a number of jobs, with examples ranging from being a paper carrier to being a golf caddy. In particular, it is worth noting that he was drafted into the U.S. Army because of the Korean War, though he never actually spent any time in combat but instead did his entire military service as a lifeguard at a fort in the state of California.
In the 1950s, an assistant got Eastwood a contract with Arthur Lubin, who was impressed by his appearance but not so much by his lack of acting ability at the time. As a result, while Eastwood managed to get the contract, he was obligated to go in for acting classes as well to correct that particular problem. Eventually, this led to a succession of roles, which coincided with the development of Eastwood’s interest in directing at around the same time.
By the 1960s, Eastwood had managed to win some recognition because of his role on the western Rawhide. However, it wasn’t until his co-star Eric Fleming turned down an offer to star in A Fistful of Dollars before them to Eastwood that Eastwood saw a breakthrough. At the time, Eastwood was interested in the role that was offered to him because he wanted the chance to play an antihero, which was particularly appealing to him because he had felt stifled by his character on Rawhide. Suffice to say that while A Fistful of Dollars and its follow-ups were met with a somewhat mixed response from the critics, they nonetheless established Eastwood as someone of note in the world of movies.
From that point forward, success fueled success, as shown by the sheer number of famous movies that Eastwood has been in. Amusingly, there was a time when Eastwood struggled to win critical praise, but that hasn’t been an issue for a very, very long time. For proof, look no further than the fact that the man has actually won Oscars for his directing, which has happened as recently as the mid 2010s. Due to this, it stands to reason that much of Eastwood’s current net worth is likely to have been built up through his involvement in movies, whether as an actor, as a director, or as a mix of both, which has happened in more than one movie over the course of his career.
With that said, it is interesting to note that Eastwood has had other sources of revenue as well. For example, he outright owns the Tehama Golf Club, which is in addition to the fact that he has an investment in Pebble Beach Golf Links. Likewise, he owns the Mission Ranch Hotel and Restaurant, which isn’t the first establishment of its kind that he has ever owned. Naturally, it seems safe to say that these have contributed to Eastwood’s current net worth as well.
Eastwood remains active in the world of movies. This can be seen in how he directed a movie about the 2015 Thalys train attack that came out in 2018, which met with a rather negative response from the critics because of the three leads who played themselves. Still, it seems probable that so long as Eastwood continues to make movies, his net worth will continue to increase by significant steps over time.