Celebrities in Hollywood are paid a hefty amount for their work. For instance, Brad Pitt found out that the script for one of his ad was ridiculous. Yet it was the quickest way he earned a whopping $7 million for his work.
This was the time when Pitt was regarded as a sex symbol in Hollywood after his popularity went up by leaps and bounds in the 1991 movie Thelma & Louise. Women were enamored by the actor’s good looks and charm. The actor was voted as People’s Sexiest Man Alive in 1995 and again in 2000.
Unlike many other actors in Hollywood who have difficulties in sustaining their fame, Brad Pitt went on to act in some great roles over the years. His impressive resume includes some iconic classics including Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, World War Z, and more.
His fans vouch for his acting skills and critics have showered him with lavish praises. In recent years though, the actor’s personal life has been grabbing headlines due to the contentious court battle with his former wife Angelina Jolie.
The Hollywood heartthrob, reportedly, has an estimated net worth of about $300 million according to Celebrity Net Worth. While today he demands a huge paycheck for each role, Brad Pitt got a paltry sum of just $6000 for acting in the film Thelma & Louise.
Yet, the film had proved to be a lucky mascot for him. He became a sought after actor in Hollywood after that and his recent salary is a reflection of that.
However, acting in films is not his sole source of earning. The actor has invested a whopping $100 million into various properties and he possibly gets a huge return from these. Additionally, like many other celebs, Pitt also endorses many well-known brands.
The actor got a paycheck of around $3 million in 2013 for featuring in Cadillac commercials that were released only in China. The Troy actor plays the part of a classy, James Bond-ish character in his recent endorsement. He promotes Brioni, the menswear brand from Italy.
However, we saved the best for the last. The quickest way Pitt ever earned a hefty sum was through an astounding $7 million deal in 2012. The actor endorsed Channel No.5 then.
Brad Pitt had to appear in a black and white ad for his paycheck. He simply had to stand facing the camera and speak. While the commercial could have been quite a simple one to shoot, the actor was criticized for this role, Showbiz Cheat Sheet reports.