The Transporter Story: Here’s How Jason Statham Became A Hollywood Superstar

Jason Statham has become one of the biggest names in Hollywood with his extremely successful career.

The action hero has accumulated a net worth of $90 million from his career spanning over multi-decades in Hollywood.

The Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) was the first film that catapulted Jason Statham to fame by collecting $80 million at the box office. The Mechanic franchise was a turning point in his career. Mechanic: Resurrection (2011) became an instant worldwide hit by garnering $109.4 million. His monthly income is estimated to be more than $3 million, and his annual turnover is around $40 million. His salary per film is approximately $15-20 million, and there have been reports of him investing in a movie’s net profit for additional earnings.

BBC’s article, Jason Statham: Billion Dollar Man, states a record of $1.5 billion in ticket sales generated worldwide within fifteen years (2002-2017) in his illustrious career as an action superstar.

A Martial Arts Expert

The athletic-built actor was born on the 26th of July, 1967, in Shirebrook, Derbyshire. His father, Barry was a singer/salesman and his mother, Eileen, was a dancer. The Transporter star found his passion in martial arts from a very young age. He was trained in multiple forms of disciplinary art, especially in kickboxing and jiu-jitsu. An avid football player, he represented the local grammar school during his childhood. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Statham initially pursued a career in diving. He has been a British National Diving Squad member for twelve years. In 1988 he represented Britain in the Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea, as part of the diving squad. In 1990 he competed in the Commonwealth Games and was ranked 12th worldwide as a platform diver. But unfortunately, his dream of winning an Olympic medal did not materialize during the Olympic trials and championship games.

During one such diving practice, he was spotted by a modeling agent and received a big break to model for the fashion house French Connection. He left his craze for diving and focused on becoming a successful model for top brands like Tommy Hilfiger and Levis. While on a fashion assignment with French Connection, he was introduced to the maverick director Guy Ritchie. He began his Hollywood career with the $80 million blockbuster Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels (1998).

Generating More Than A Billion Dollars At The Box Office

Jason received $6,937 for his role in the 1998 thriller by Guy Ritchie, and the duo collaborated for the second time in 2000. Snatch, alongside Hollywood sensation Brad Pitt earned $80 million at the box office worldwide. His salary was an estimated $20,760. His commercial success in the Transporter trilogy (2002-2008) earned him a permanent place as one of Hollywood’s top bankable action stars. The series’s gross total is $310,705,790 worldwide, a smashing box office record. The Italian Job (2003) earned him a paycheck of $450,000.

According to Forbes, The Mechanic film franchise added to his success, Mechanic: Resurrection (2011) earned $109.4 million globally. It was his career’s biggest solo hit, making a gross total of $21.2 million on the opening day. The Expendables franchise (2010-2014) became a colossal hit for him by collecting $804,103,926 worldwide. Surpassing those numbers, Fast and the Furious’s seventh installment (2015) reportedly sold over $1.5 billion tickets globally. Jason co-produced the spin-off Fast and the Furious: Hobbs and Shaw (2019), racking in a considerable percentage of the $84 million profits from the film. He took an additional $13 million check for his role in the movie. According to Men’s Health, he charges around $10-15 million per film, taking his net worth to an estimated $90 million.

Statham’s Real-Estate Business And Automobile Collection

According to Car HP, his expensive fleet is worth $3.5 million, which includes McLaren Senna costing a whopping $1,050,000. A Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is worth $320,000, a Porsche 911 (997) GT2 costs around $250,000, a Range Rover is worth $144,000, and a Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 costs approximately $354,000. Jason has invested wisely in the real estate market. In 2009, he purchased an exclusive beachfront home in Malibu for $10.6 million.

He later put the house on the market in 2020 and made a profit of $20 million. In 2011 he bought a luxurious Malibu home from Ben Stiller for $7.3 million. He later sold this property for $9.2 million to Big Bang star Johnny Galecki in 2015. In 2015 he bought a $2.7 million mid-century paradise on the Sunset Strip in LA along with his fiancee Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. It has been up on the market for $6,995,000. The couple’s primary residence in Beverly Hills costs a whopping $13 million.

During the lockdown, the couple invested in a four-storeyed home that cost around $10.4 million after renovations. His brand endorsements with Audi, Burton and French Connection, Kit Kat, Jaguar, Levis, and Tommy Hilfiger have made him worth millions per deal. In February 2017, a ad for Super Bowl LI and Hollywood diva Gal Gadot crossed 22 million user impressions, making it the highest-viewed commercial.

Jason Statham has made a mark with his martial art and acting skills to become the most bankable star in Hollywood. His net worth reflects a successful career graph as a sensational action hero of this generation.

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