About Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford is a famous American actor and film producer. He is best known for his role in original Star Wars movies and for staring in Indiana Jones film franchise. His other prominent films include Blade Runner, Clear and Present Danger, The Fugitive, Presumed Innocent, What Lies Beneath, Air Force and Patriot Games. There was a time when four out of six most profitable movies in history were enriched by his presence. In 1997, when Harrison was at the peak of his career, Empire ranked him number one on “The Tom 100 Movie Stars of All Time” list. Harrison Ford net worth is currently estimated at $200 million.
Harrison was born in Chicago, in a family of two artistic young people, Dorothy and Christopher Ford. His mother was a former radio actress and his father used to act before becoming an advertising executive. Ford has a younger brother Terence, which is also an actor. In his early years Terence dreamed of becoming a photographer and graduated from London Film School.
Despite those plans at some point in his life Terence turned into the movie industry. As he explained on one of his interview, this decision was not caused by some sudden realization that acting is his true professional mission. He just fell under the influence of his father and brother and came to join “the family business”. Terence appeared in numerous TV projects and movies shot in Los Angeles, including Santa Barbara, General Hospital, Young and the Restless. However, he never enjoyed acting, unlike his brother, he never became a household name and his fortune never came close to Harrison Ford net worth.
Harrison’s professional career started in 1964, following his move to Los Angeles to apply for the acting job on the radio. Although he did not get this job, Ford stayed in California and eventually signed a contract with New Talent Program, appearing on various small roles offered to him by Columbia Pictures. Every week this deal added a miserable $150 to Harrison Ford net worth. His role in the Hollywood classic American Graffiti (1967) at the time was evaluated at $500 dollars. Ford’s first significant income ($10000) came from the movie Star Wars: Episode IV- A New Hope. Six year latter Ford appeared in the second part of the movie, Return of the Jedi, and received a 50 times higher pay check- $500000 dollars. After this movie Harrison’s salary shot to the stars, bringing him $12.5 million the next year for the role in the movie Presumed Innocent. In 1997 his income reached incredible heights, this year Harrison Ford net worth grew by $42 millions. That is how much he received for appearing in movies the Devil’s Own and Air Forces One.