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Billy Bob Thornton Net Worth in 2022: The Actor of ‘Goliath’

You might recognize him for playing many different characters in many movies. Billy Bob Thornton is a versatile actor who played many roles which sometimes you would not even recognize him.

Starting his career in some small roles, how much is Billy Bob Thornton net worth this year?

Billy Bob Thornton net worth is considered to be a great amount at $45 million.

Summary Table
Stage Name Billy Bob Thornton / Billy Thornton
Legal Name William Robert Thornton
Date of Birth August 4, 1955
Gender Male
Height 6 ft (1.83 m)
Billy Bob Thornton Net Worth $45 million
Salary/ Earning/ Income per year $3 million
Profession Actor, Singer, Filmmaker, Screenwriter
Nationality American


All Information About Billy Bob Thornton

Billy Bob Thornton Net Worth

Billy Bob Thornton is a multiple award-winning actor and filmmaker you might know through various movies or tv series like Goliath (2016-2021), Armageddon (1998), and Deadman (1995). He played various roles in many movies, from a good guy to a bad guy.

Before getting to know more about Billy Bob Thornton net worth, wealth, and career journey, here is some basic information about him.

  • He was born William Robert Thornton and is well-known for using names Billy Bob Thornton or Billy Thornton as his stage name
  • The versatile actor was born in 1955 and celebrates his birthday every August 4.
  • He is a male with a height of 6 ft (183 cm) tall.
  • He was born in Arkansas and is an American citizen.
  • To be known as a screenwriter and a musician before, Billy Bob Thornton now is very prominent as an actor playing many roles in some Hollywood blockbusters like Bandits, Fargo, Sling Blade, Tombstone, and Deadman. He is currently known for his main role in a popular tv series Goliath as Billy McBride.

Life of Billy Bob Thornton

Billy was raised in Hot Spring, Arkansas with two brothers Jimmy and John. He has Irish descent. The young Billy Bob Thornton lived in a struggling situation with his parents.

After failing to complete his studies at university, he relocated to Los Angeles to seek a job in the entertainment world. Facing some difficult times, Billy was working in any job he could do like telemarketing and fast-food management while trying to get any roles in many auditions. Then, he was hired to work for a director and screenwriter Billy Wilder, who advised him to be a screenwriter too.

  • Education
    • Malvern High School
    • Handerson State University (Dropped out)
  • Personal Life. Billy Bob Thornton is very discreet about his personal life and prefers to live his life away from the spotlight. But in some cases, he couldn’t avoid it when he had a notable marriage with a megastar, Angelina Jolie. Billy Bob Thornton has had six marriages since 1978. His five marriages had ended with divorce including his marriage with some actresses like Angelina Jolie and Cynda Williams. Lastly, he married Connie Angland in 2014. He has four children with three children who came from his ex-wives and one daughter with Connie Angland.

Billy Bob Thornton’s Career

Billy Bob Thornton began his career playing some small roles and together with his work as a screenwriter. Dedicated in his work, Billy Bob Thornton net worth climbed to a tremendous amount thanks to his acting skill.

Here are some highlights of Billy Bob Thornton’s career you interestingly need to know.

Acting Career

Billy Bob Thornton Net Worth

Billy Bob Thornton’s career in acting started in the late 1980s with some small roles. His first role in acting was in a film South of Reno in 1988, played as a counterman in a restaurant. He continued to take small parts in movies until he got wide attention by performing as a villain in the movie One False Move in 1992 which he co-wrote as well.

Early 2000 was his year to shine. He had over 20 film projects between 2000-2005 and some of them were written or directed by him. In total, Billy Bob Thornton has played for 74 films and 17 tv dramas or series. Here are some of his notable movies you might watch:

  • Tombstone (1993)
  • Dead Man (1995)
  • Sling Blade (1996)
  • A Simple Plan (1998)
  • Armageddon (1998)
  • Monster’s Ball (2001)
  • Bad Santa (2003)
  • Fargo (2014)
  • Goliath (2016-2021)

Movies Billy Bob Thornton Wrote

While taking various roles in many film projects, he was also a well-known screenwriter. His first screenwriting was the movie One False Move in 1992 which helped him to get his first wide attention. His next successful film was Sling Blade which he wrote and directed in 1996. The movie gave him recognition by winning numerous awards.

After getting some bad experiences and criticisms of his work in the movie All the Pretty Horses (2000), he decided to not continue to do screenwriting again and focus only on acting.

Awards & Nominations

With his incredible acting in various roles and movies, Billy Bobb Thornton has received a tremendous amount of recognition and awards. He has been nominated in 69 nominations and won 27 awards such as Academy Awards, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, and London Film Critics’ Circle Awards.

Because of his wide recognition and dedication in the entertainment industry, Billy Bob Thornton has been honored with a Hollywood Walk of Fame Awards in 2004.

Billy Bob Thornton Net Worth

As mentioned above, Billy Bob Thornton net worth is estimated at $45 million this year. Here are some facts and information you need to know about Billy Bob Thornton net worth, wealth, and how much he makes money.

Estate Investment

Billy Bob Thornton Net Worth

He seems quite interested in real estate investment. Billy Bob Thornton net worth is reported to be related to some of his properties. In 2021, he bought a new estate located in California hills for $3.1 million.  In 2018, he listed his estate in Malibu worth $2.1 million.

He also sold his mansion which he bought during his marriage to Angelina Jolie in 2013 for $8 million. Before he moved to his current house in California hills, Billy also had a fancy house near Brentwood which he bought for $2.7 million.

How Much Money Does Billy Bob Thornton make?

Billy Bob Thornton net worth is accumulated by his annual income about $3 million in 2021.

The primary income for Billy Bob Thornton net worth mostly comes from his film projects. Currently his biggest income is from his popular tv series Goliath which he received $350,000 salary per episode.

He is very active in his acting career.

After his successful appearance in Goliath, he is currently busy preparing himself for his next project, a crime thriller movie Where All Light Tends to Go in 2022.