Macaulay Culkin rose to fame as a child actor in the iconic Home Alone. His net worth is impressive, and he manages to make bank to this day.
Unlike many former child stars, the actor was able to manage the earnings of his youth. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Macaulay Culkin has an estimated net worth of $18 million.
How ‘Home Alone’s Macaulay Culkin Amassed His Net Worth
Culkin embarked on his acting journey at the tender age of 4, making his debut alongside John Candy in Uncle Buck. His exceptional talent caught the attention of renowned writer John Hughes, who then recommended Macaulay to director Chris Columbus for their upcoming Christmas movie, Home Alone. This pivotal role not only catapulted Culkin’s career but also solidified his status as a young prodigy in the entertainment industry.
Macaulay Culkin earned a salary of $100,000 for his portrayal of Kevin McCallister in the 1990 film. This blockbuster propelled the 10-year-old actor to superstardom, captivating audiences and launching his career into the stratosphere.
He started earning top-tier salaries for his movies, including a staggering $1 million for his role in the 1991 film My Girl. Macaulay Culkin impressive $4.5 million for Home Alone 2: Lost in New York in 1992. It was reported that he received a whopping $8 million for his performance in the 1994 movie Richie Rich. His impressive filmography also includes titles such as Jacob’s Ladder and The Good Son.
Culkin’s Career Since His Child Star Hey Day
After his child stardom days, Culkin shifted to independent projects. In the year 2000, he showcased his talent as Madame Melville in London’s renowned West End theater. Soon after, he embraced a more intense and challenging role, portraying the character of murderer Michael Alig in the 2003 film Party Monster.
Recently, Culkin had a role in FX’s American Horror Story. He also appeared in HBO’s critically acclaimed comedy The Righteous Gemstones. Starting in 2018, Culkin has been a frequent presence on the YouTube channel Red Letter Media. He has been prominently featured in numerous episodes of their web series, including the well-regarded Best of the Worst. Additionally, Culkin has made appearances on the web series Angry Video Game Nerd.
However, Macaulay Culkin doesn’t shy away from his Home Alone fame. Back in 2018, he played an adult Kevin McCallister in an ad for Google Assistant. In the spot, he recreated several classic moments from the holiday film.
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