For adventure and science fiction movie fans, Harrison Ford is a symbol. His performances from the original Star Wars and Indiana Jones series, where he played the main character, won him an indisputable place in the public's heart.
Harrison Ford Net Worth - $200 Million
Birth Name - Harrison Ford
Date of birth - July 13, 1942
Zodiac Sign - Cancer
Birth Place - Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Nationality - American
Height - 6′ 1″
Profession - Film producer, Carpenter, Actor
The critical success the actor enjoyed over the years was doubled by more than substantial financial rewards. His paychecks reached sky-high levels, compared with how little he was paid at the beginning of his career.
The actor was born in 1942, on July 13, in Chicago, to parents with artistic careers of their own. His father was also an actor, and his mother was known for working as an actress for a local radio station.
Ford's acting career started right after he graduated high school, in 1960, when he left Chicago and moved to California, in search of fame. Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round, A Time for Killing (The Long Ride Home), Luv, American Style and The Virginian are only some of the many movies he featured in at the beginning of his career.
The major breakthrough came in 1977, when he was chosen by George Lucas for the part of Han Solo in the first part of the Star Wars trilogy. His outstanding performance had a major contribution to the production's success, making his payments for the role increase gradually, from $10,000 for the first part, to an incredible, for those times, $500,000 dollars for the last part of the series.
Today, Harrison Ford net worth is estimated at more than $200 million. The role he played in Presumed Innocent brought him $12.5 million, but this is not the highest payment he got, as he cashed a staggering $42 million for playing in Air Force One and The Devil's Own.
The actor was married three times, with Mary Marquardt from 1964 to 1979, with Melissa Mathison, a screenwriter, from 1983 to 2001, and with the actress Calista Flockhart from 2010 to present, following a relationship that started in 2002. From the first marriage, Ford has two sons, Willard and Benjamin, and from the second one, he has two other children, Georgia and Malcolm.
In spite of his huge fame, the actor preferred to keep his private life far from the eyes of the press. Unlike other Hollywood stars, he was not subject to gossips, mainly because he was not involved in scandalous affairs.
Ford is also known for his environmental activism, especially through Conservation International, a well-known foundation he is the vice-chairman of. He is also involved in other charity actions, like serving meals to the homeless at the Thanksgiving feast that is annually held by the Los Angeles Mission.