When Clint Eastwood started to find success in the movie industry, it did not happen overnight at all for the actor. Before striking it rich on the big screen, Eastwood toiled away with TV work. He definitely was not a fan of television shows. Upon leaving Rawhide, Eastwood still has not spent much time on a TV sitcom or drama.
Fans have been going to Eastwood movies for more than 50 years.
Meanwhile, Eastwood has been putting his time and attention over the past number of years on movie projects. He has discovered how powerful his work in front of and behind a camera can be in the long run. Therefore, it appears that he has found his true calling in films.
Clint Eastwood also has been quite shrewd with his finances. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Eastwood has a net worth of $375 million. Sure, a good chunk of this has come from his work in the film industry. Yet Eastwood also has a big real estate portfolio.
Clint Eastwood Puts Together Real Estate Portfolio
Among the items in there are his estate in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California; a 6,136-square-foot home in Bel Air; his Rising River Ranch in Burney; and a home next to his Bel Air home. Eastwood additionally has a home in Sun Valley, Idaho, and some oceanfront property in Maui.
Eastwood fans know that he’s an avid golfer, so it’s no surprise that he got involved in a deal for a golf course. Yet this is no ordinary course at all. Eastwood reportedly invested $20 million in a three-way deal to purchase the historic Pebble Beach Golf Links in California. The course was put up for sale by Japanese-based Lone Cypress, Co.
Eastwood Joins Group To Buy Pebble Beach Golf Links
The course is historic because it’s been like a course for the movie stars for a long time. Back in the day, avid golfer, actor, and singer Bing Crosby would host a yearly pro-am tournament. Celebrities from all walks of the entertainment world would show up for what was called the “Crosby clambake.” Crosby always made sure to have his show business guests treated well at Pebble Beach.
So, Eastwood joined up with Peter Ueberroth, a former Major League Baseball commissioner, and Richard Ferris, former CEO of United Airlines. Then, they put together a large group of minority investors to round out the package deal. The group’s final offer was slightly under the $1 billion offer from some rival group. The Japanese, though, reportedly were fans of Eastwood and his star power proved enough. The course was sold to this group in 1999. It’s still going strong to this day. As an aside, the value of this investment reportedly had tripled in 20 years.
Eastwood’s personal life has been up and down a lot. He’s been married twice and has some children. He reportedly has had a number of affairs in his life, too.
At this time, Eastwood, who is 93, is working on his next movie, Juror No. 2. It’s due to be out sometime in 2024.
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