American born actor, screenwriter, producer and an improv genius, the Paul Rudd net worth is climbing and all the while, he is stealing hearts all over the world with his friendly smile and whimsical personality.
Taking great pride in being one of Hollywood’s well known funny men, he considers being called a silly man a compliment and with good reason too! He is thriving in the world of comedy with his hilarious faces and goofy voices.
Paul Rudd Net Worth : $25 Million
Rudd is best known in Hollywood as being an all-round nice guy. When interviewed by Elle Magazine about his happy marriage and extremely private life he said “I definitely won’t sell a lot of tabloid magazines. My wife and I have been together for 16 years. My parents were married my whole life until my father passed away a few years ago.”
He is an avid fan of the Kansas City Royals baseball team, he even narrated the 2007 season of HBO’s Hard Knocks. Rudd was so thrilled that the Royals won in 2014 that when interviewed he joked he would throw a keg party at his mom’s house, everyone was welcome, but there would be a $5 entry fee (totally worth it!)
With an estimated salary of $3,030,000 and a villa in Hollywood worth about $12 million, Rudd’s family home has a swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, gym, home cinema, office and, of course, a gaming room.
Paul Rudd Before his Net Worth Boom
Paul Rudd attended Broadmoor Junior High and Shawnee Mission West High School, as his goodbye “gift” to Shawnee Mission West High in 1987, he spray painted his name all across the school gates. Bear in mind that Rudd was Student Body President at Shawnee.
Rudd then applied to study theatre at Universtiy of Kansas and was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity. While attending school, Paul Rudd worked as a Bar Mitvah DJ, earning an extra $100 per party.
Rudd spent a semester abroad studying Jacobean Drama at the British Drama Academy based in Oxford, U.K. While studying under Michael Kahn, he helped produce a production of Bloody Poetry, personally starring as Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Paul Rudd the Family Man
The Rudds original surname was “Rudnitzky” who were descendants of Jewish immigrants who moved from Russia and Poland and then to England. The surname “Rudnitzky” was shortened to Rudd by Paul’s grandfather. His parents, Michael and Gloria Rudd were originally from Britain, his father was from Edgware and his mother from Surbiton. Paul was born in Passaic, New Jersey.
The family moved to Overland Park, Kansas when Paul was 10 years old because his father was a historical tour guide. Sadly, he passing away from cancer. Gloria was a sales manager at the television station KCMO-TV in Kansas City, which is most prossibly on of the reasons Paul became so interested in films.
Paul Rudd is a dedicated family man. He has been married to wife, Julie Yaeger since 23 February 2003 and has a daughter, Darby Rudd and a son, Jack Sullivan Rudd.
“My whole family is Jewish; my wife, Julie, is Jewish – there isn’t anyone in my family who isn’t Jewish. I was bar mitzvahed Reform; we were pretty laid back, but it’s like, oh yeah, I went to synagogue. I know what it’s like to look for matzoh. [laughs] I know the culture and I know the food.”
Paul Rudd’s Debut
After Rudd’s 3 month Jacobean workshop in the UK, he had his first television appearance as a recurring role in Kirby Philby’s weekly drama series, Sisters, from 1992 to 1994.
After appearing in other TV miniseries, Rudd co-starred in the sitcom Wild Oats. His very first movie debut was in Halloween: Curse of Michael Meyers which he told the New York Post that he knew, even while filming the movie, that he would be teased about the role for a very long time.
Paul Rudd’s Big Break
Paul Rudd had his Big Break when he became a minor teen idol in the 1995 Clueless movie starring as Alicia Silverstone’s love interest. In 2002 Paul landed a recurring role on NBC’s sitcom Friends as Phoebe’s boyfriend and later her husband, Mike Hannigan.
Paul Rudd is very best known for comedy films such as Clueless, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, I Love You Man and This is 40. That’s just mentioning a few.
In 2015, Paul Rudd starred in the Marvel super hero movie Ant-Man as Scott Lang in which went on to earn an astonishing $518 million at the worldwide box office with Rudd taking a whopping $1,562,500 home.Interestingly enough, the screenplay for Ant-Man was written by Adam McKay and Paul Rudd.
You will be able to see Scott Lang again in Captain America: Civil War (released May 6, 2016), which will definitely be worth a watch.
Paul Rudd’s Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame
In 2015, after the release of the now iconic Ant-man, Rudd received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Rudd will also reprise his role in the Netflix prequel of the 2001 film, Wet Hot American Summer alongside an impressive cast consisting of Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks and Amy Poehler.
Other guest television roles have included an appearance on the Tim and Eric Show, a recurring role on Parks and Recreation as politician Bobby Newport, and hosting Saturday Night Live.
Paul Rudd Net Worth in Action
Paul Rudd and Judd Apatow regularly work together, Rudd stars in films with Seth Rogen, Steve Carell, Jonah Hill, Leslie Mann, Jason Segel and Elizabeth Banks and occasionally co-producers and writes with Judd Apatow. With connections like these, its no surprise that the Paul Rudd net worth is sitting at a plump $25 million.
Paul Rudd the Producer and Director
Judd Apatow and Paul Judd first started directing and producing movies together in 2004. Anchorman: The Legend of John Burgundy was the first movie they ever made together. And again, in 2005’s The 40 Year Old Virgin starring alongside Steve Carell and Seth Rogen.
Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston starred in Wunderlust in 2012, which is another movie he co-produced with Apatow. Rudd wrote the comedy Role Models, where he and co-star Seann William Scott (best known as “The Stifler”) portray energy-drink salesmen forced to perform community service in a child mentoring program.
Paul Rudd appeared as John Lennon in the comedy film Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story in 2007 and as the drug-addled surf instructor in Nicholas Stoller’s Forgetting Sarah Marshall in 2008 with Jason Segel and Jonah Hill, both of which Apatow produced.
Paul Rudd has lent his voice to some major hit computer animations, namely DreamWorks Monsters vs Aliens and the animated film Sausage Party, starring Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill, where Rudd’s estimated salary will be in the region of $2 million, as well as The Little Prince, starring Jeff Bridges and Benicio Del Toro.
Never shying away from the cameras, you can see Rudd on television shows such as The Tonight Show, starring Jimmy Fallon and The Graham Norton Show.
Paul Rudd on Broadway
After acting school, Rudd has made a few appearances on Broadway, his first appearance was in Joe Farkas The Last Night of Ballyhoo in 1997. The next year, in 1998, Rudd appeared in William Shakespeare’s The Twelfth Night at the Lincoln Center Theatre.
Rudd, Bradley Cooper and Julia Roberts were also in the 2006 Broadway production of Richard Greenberg’s Three Days of Rain at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre.
In 2012, in Broadway performance of Grace, an elderly man became so sick he hurled over the balcony during the middle of the show, but it gets worse, the man allegedly vomited on members of the audience below him.
Obviously the outcry of the audience affected the actors on stage, however, a witness stated that the actors kept their composure and even finished the show. At the end of the show Rudd then handled the situation with ease, saying that as an actor it is amazing moving people to tears or to laughter, but moving them to puking is a whole different league.
Funny Man and Conan
As part of a running gag during his appearances on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien and Conan, Rudd has a hobby. That hobby is trolling Conan O’Brien of the Tonight Show.
Every time Rudd is interviewed by Conan he takes a long a special clip from a movie, normally this short clip is supposed to be promoting his up and coming movie. However, instead of promoting his movie, Rudd plays a clip from the film Mac and Me, where the wheelchair-bound Eric (Jade Calegory) flies off a cliff while Mac watches on.
Future Net Worth Predictions
With his new roles in Captain America: Civil War, Sausage Party and Ant-Man and the Wasp, and his nominations for The Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actor in an Action Movie, and The Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actor in a Comedy, one can only assume that the Paul Rudd net worth will carry on climbing at its current steady pace.
His agent must be kept busy managing floods of new offers as this funny man is undoubtedly in demand. I’m sure I’m speaking for all of us when I say, “We want more Rudd!”
Born: 6 April, 1969