Val Edward Kilmer is an American actor. Originally a stage actor, Kilmer found fame after appearances in comedy films, starting with Top Secret! and Real Genius, as well as the military action film Top Gun and the fantasy film Willow. Kilmer gained acclaim for his portrayal of Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone’s The Doors.
Val Kilmer net worth 2022
In 2022, Val Kilmer’s net worth is estimated to be around $25 million. Though his acting career has stalled in recent years due to a devastating health setback, Kilmer was one of the most recognizable and sought-after acting talents of the ’90s. In addition to extraordinarily high salaries for high-profile projects like Batman Forever and The Saint at the height of his career, Kilmer has made much of his fortune through side projects, theater, and selling a vast New Mexican property.
Val Kilmer Net Worth
|Net Worth:||$25 million|
|Date of Birth:||1959-12-31|
|Height:||6 ft (1.83 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Television producer, Musician, Voice Actor, Film Producer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Val Edward Kilmer was born on December 31st of 1959 in Los Angeles. When Val was eight years old, his parents divorced and he when was 19, his younger brother died. Deaths would continue in the family, as Val Kilmer’s father also died in 1993. After attending a Christian Science school until 9th grade, Kilmer transferred to Chatsworth High School. One of his fellow high school students was Kevin Spacey, and Kilmer would later follow in Spacey’s footsteps when he was accepted into the Juilliard School. At the time, Val Kilmer was the youngest person to ever be accepted into the famous acting school.
Early in Val Kilmer’s career, he gained a reputation for being very popular with women. He also generated buzz for dating women who were significantly older than him, including Cher and Ellen Barkin. Kilmer met his first wife, Joanne Whalley, on the set of Madmartigan in 1988. After having two children, the couple separated in 1996. Val Kilmer is a Christian Scientist, and he has been involved in many films with religious themes.
Val Kilmer Wife
Val Kilmer was married to actress Joanne Whalley, they had their wedding in 1988 in a private ceremony. The couple were together from March 1988 until February 1996. The two met while working together on the film Willow. The couple has two children, a daughter, Mercedes Kilmer (born 1991), and a son, Jack Kilmer (born 1995).
Does Val Kilmer have kids?
Val Kilmer has two kids with ex-wife Joanne Whalley: Mercedes Kilmer (30) and Jack Kilmer (26). Both appeared in the 2021 doc. One of the most touching bits of a revealing, brutally honest doc was in the final moments, where it was revealed Jack (who sounds uncannily like his father) narrated the film.
Val earned $7 million for 1995’s Batman Forever. That’s the same as around $12 million today. In 1997 he earned $7 million for The Saint and $6 million for The Island of Dr. Moreau which co-starred his acting idol Marlon Brando. That $13 million combined earnings made him one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood that year. Earning $13 million in 1997 is the same as earning around $20 million today. In 1999 Val earned a career high $9 million for At First Sight, roughly $14 million in today’s dollars.
Val previously owned a 6,000-acre ranch in New Mexico which he at one point wanted to turn into to a resort/ranch/bed and breakfast. In 2009 he listed the entire property for sale for $33 million. In October 2011 he reached a deal to sell roughly 5,300 of the acres to an oil billionaire couple for $18.5 million. Val Kilmer sold a second portion at some point in the following years. He still owns around 160-acres of the property.