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Adam Sandler Net Worth, Age, Bio, Birthday, Height, Facts

What is Adam Sandler’s net worth, salary and career earnings?

Adam Sandler is an American actor, comedian and producer who has a net worth of $440 million. Adam Sandler first rose to national fame as a cast member on Saturday Night Live before making the jump to Hollywood. At various points during his career, Adam has been the highest-paid entertainer in the world. To this day he easily makes $50 -60 million per year from his various endeavors. That’s enough to make him one of the richest actors in the world, but he’s still a long ways from being one of the richest people in the world!

Adam Sandler Net Worth, Age, Bio, Birthday, Height, Facts

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Early Life

Adam Sandler was born on September 9, 1966 in Brooklyn, NY. The family moved to Manchester, New Hampshire when Adam was six years old. He attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he graduated in 1988. Adam started acting professionally before graduating, making cameo appearances in The Cosby Show and on the MTV game show Remote Control. After graduating he started landing sporadic film roles in movies like 1989’s Going Overboard.

Around this time he began performing standup comedy around the country. He was noticed by Saturday Night Live Weekend Update anchor Dennis Miller after a performing in Los Angeles. Miller recommended Sandler to SNL creator/executive producer Lorne Michaels. In 1990 Adam was hired as a writer on SNL. He joined as a cast member the following year and soon became famous for a variety of characters.

In the off season, Adam continued to appear in films. He appeared in the 1993 movie Coneheads and the 1994 movie Airheads. In 1995 he starred in what was his first starring venture, the soon-to-be-classic Billy Madison. Billy Madison was a surprise hit, making $26 million on a budget of $10 million.

Also in 1995, Adam and cast mate Chris Farley were both fired from SNL. It was unexpected and unexplained by the producers, but on the plus side, they were freed up to pursue film careers full-time.

Over the next decade, Adam appeared in a number of additional soon-to-be-classic Sandler comedies including Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy, Big Daddy, Little Nicky, Mr. Deeds, 50 First Dates and The Longest Yard, to name just a few. He also transitioned away from comedy with roles in movies like Spanglish and Punch-Drunk-Love.

Adam wrote and produced many of these films as well.

Through his Happy Madison Production company, Adam has produced several movie that he did not appear in at all, notably franchises for friends Rob Schneider, David Spade and Nick Swardson.

Adam Sandler Net Worth, Age, Bio, Birthday, Height, Facts

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Salary Per Movie

Today Adam Sandler is probably famous for two things; making funny movies and getting paid tons of money to make said movies. Through his acting and producing, Sandler has been able to demand some of the highest paychecks in the entertainment business. He is one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars and consistently earns $25+ million per movie plus guaranteed percentages of a project’s GROSS profits (as opposed to the more standard cut of NET profits).

Adam Sandler has starred in more than 50 major studio releases since he left Saturday Night Live. He earned at least $20 million for roughly 20 of those movies. That alone is $400 million in pre-tax earnings.

Notable Paychecks

For 1995’s juvenile flick, Billy Madison, the star was paid $1.7 million. In ’96, he was paid $2 and $2.5 million for the films Happy Gilmore and Bulletproof, respectively. After a year-long break, the actor returned with the slightly more mature romance/comedies, The Wedding Singer and The Water Boy, with his salary for each being $5.5 and $6 million, respectively. Next, his career-defining role in the 1998 romantic comedy, Big Daddy, paid $8 million and set him up for a spike in pay for his next major role. However, there was a momentary dip in 2002, as he was paid only $7 million for his role in Punch Drunk Love.

Following his role in the family-friendly film, Big Daddy, Sandler scored a starring role as one of Satan’s offspring in the film, Little Nicky. Although reviews of the film were mixed, Sandler received $20 million plus 20% of the gross. By the latter half of 2002, he scored another awesome role in the film, Mr. Deeds. This time, he earned $20 million against 20% of the gross. However, his income saw another spike in 2003’s Anger Management, this time earning $25 million against $25% of the film’s gross profit.

Things remained relatively stable for the bank of Sandler over the next few years. The actor earned $20 million for 2004’s Academy Award winning film, Spanglish as well as 2006’s clever dramedy of sorts, Click. At the height of his career, Sandler also raked in big bucks for 2004’s romance/ comedy, 50 First Dates, 2005’s sports-centered comedy, The Longest Yard, and the 2010 box office hit, Grown Ups – $25 million bucks to be exact.

Beyond that, the actor’s salary saw a dip in 2009, with his role in the not so funny, Funny People, as the artist was paid a mere $10 million for his role in the movie. However, 2011 was clearly a redeeming year for the artist – $25 million for his role in Just Go with It, $20 million for his appearance in Jack and Jill, and $2 million for his voice-over work in the film Zookeeper.

Adam Sandler Net Worth, Age, Bio, Birthday, Height, Facts

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Netflix Deal

In 2014, Adam signed a four-film $250 million production deal with Netflix. In 2017, he renewed the deal for four additional movies. Despite receiving universally terrible reviews, Adam’s Netflix movies have been streamed more than 500 million hours since 2014.

Between June 2016 and June 2017, Adam earned $50 million. Between June 2017 and June 2018 he earned $40 million. Between June 2018 and June 2019, Adam earned $60 million.

Real Estate

Adam and his family own a number of impressive houses around the country. In 2004, they paid $13 million for a mansion in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles. He bought the house from Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn. In 2001 he spent $3.1 million on a beachfront home in Malibu. Other California properties include a condo in West Hollywood’s Sierra Towers building, a home in Brentwood and a home in Calabasas. And in October 2022 the Sandlers paid $4.1 million for another Pacific Palisades mansion.

Outside of California the Sandlers own homes in Hawaii, New York City, Long Island and Manchester, New Hampshire.

All told, Adam Sandler’s real estate portfolio is likely worth $50-$60 million.

Personal Life

Adam has been married to model/actress Jacqueline Titone, AKA Jackie Sandler, since 2003. They have two children together, both daughters.

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