Celebrities Of The ’60s And ’70s Who Became Multi-Millionaires
Making their way up the Hollywood ladder during the 1960s and 1970s, stars like Warren Beatty and Christopher Walken's net worth skyrocketed through the years.
At tens of millions, they aren't even the richest! Keep reading to learn the million-dollar net worth of some of the most prominent stars from the 1960s and 1970s.
Robert Redford - $200 Million
While Robert Redford's acting career started in the early 1960s, he didn't find his breakthrough role until 1969 when he starred alongside Paul Newman in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. From there, he starred in various films, including the 1976 movie All The President's Men.
Between acting, directing, and even writing books, Redford has accrued a net worth of $200 million.
Meryl Streep - $160 Million
One of the most beloved actresses in Hollywood, Meryl Streep, didn't break through the industry until the 1978 war drama The Deer Hunter. She earned an Academy Award nomination for her performance.
Since then, Streep has appeared in pretty much every genre, from musicals and comedies to dramas and family-friendly films. The three-time Academy Award-winning actress is worth $160 million.
Jack Nicholson - $400 Million
Jack Nicholson's first big acting break came in 1969 with his performance in Easy Rider. From there, he's become the most Academy Award-nominated male actor in history with 12 nominations. He's also won three!
The actor is known to play the "eternal outsider and sardonic drifter" and is worth $400 million as of 2022.
Harrison Ford - $300 Million
Due to the extreme popularity of his films, Harrison Ford is the seventh-highest-grossing actor in North America, with his movies making $9.3 billion worldwide. From Star Wars to Indiana Jones, Hollywood has been very good to Ford.
Ford continued working in the entertainment industry, allowing him to accrue a solid net worth of $300 million.
Michael Douglas - $350 Million
Actor Michael Douglas had quite a start in Hollywood, earning his first significant role in the television series The Streets of San Francisco, a role he had from 1972 until 1976.
A year before starring in the series, he produced the film adaptation of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. He won an Academy Award for Best Director. Since then, Douglas has performed in various films and is very involved in humanitarian work.
Sir Anthony Hopkins - $160 Million
Two-time Academy Award-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins was a stage performer before moving to film in the 1960s. He starred in numerous projects and even portrayed one of the most feared villains in cinema, Hannibal Lecter, in Silence of the Lambs.
Hopkins has also released a few music albums, including Composer, which is made up entirely of his works.
Anjelica Huston - $60 Million
Anjelica Huston became the third generation in her family to win an Academy Award. For her, it was Best Supporting Actress for her role in Prizzi's Honor. Of course, many people see Huston and think of her time as the beloved Morticia Addams.
As of 2022, Huston's net worth is $60 million.
Barbra Streisand - $400 Million
Singer and actress Barbra Streisand began her career in the 1960s, performing at nightclubs and bars, trying to get her name out there. It worked! Streisand became one of the most well-known female performances of the decade.
She is one of the lucky performances to have won an EGOT -- an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award!
Warren Beatty - $70 Million
Today, Warren Beatty's career spans over six decades! He's been the recipient of 53 Academy Award nominations and has starred in and directed some popular films in the 1960s and 1970s, including Bonnie and Clyde, Splendor in the Grass, and Reds.
With all of his projects, Beatty has accrued a solid net worth of $70 million.
Dustin Hoffman - $50 Million
Dustin Hoffman is one of those extraordinary actors who got a big break, won critics over with his performance, and was nominated for Best Actor. In Hoffman's case, it was his performance in The Graduate.
From there, he was in high demand, starring in numerous projects, including Midnight Cowboy, All the President's Men, and Kramer vs. Kramer.
Clint Eastwood - $375 Million
Known for his spaghetti westerns, Clint Eastwood was one of the more popular male actors during the 1960s and 1970s, especially during his run as Dirty Harry! Aside from acting, Eastwood has ventured into other facets of the industry.
He's directed and produced numerous films and even won Best Picture and Best Director for Unforgiven. As of 2022, he's worth $375 million.
Goldie Hawn - $100 million
Actress Goldie Hawn's career took off after her Academy Award win for her performance in the 1969 film Cactus Flower. She won Best Supporting Actress. From there, she became a "bankable" star for more than three decades!
Even in the 21st century, Hawn has proved she's not leaving Hollywood behind any time soon. Her net worth is $100 million.
Carol Kane - $5 Million
Carol Kane is a woman of many talents, having ventured from film to television and even to the Broadway stage. Some of her most notable performances include Valerie in The Princess Bride, Simka Dahblitz-Gravas in the TV series Taxi, and Madame Morrible in the Broadway production of Wicked.
As of 2022, Kane's net worth is $5 million.
Brooke Shields - $40 Million
Brooke Shields was only 12-years-old when she skyrocketed to fame, thanks to her performance in the 1978 film Pretty Baby. A successful model, Shields performed in various movies during her childhood and teen years, including Blue Lagoon and Endless Love.
Thanks to both modeling and acting throughout the years, Shields's net worth is $40 million as of 2022.
Jane Fonda - $200 Million
While many may remember Jane Fonda as the lady from the 1980s workout videos, she is actually a popular actress from the 1960s and 1970s. Making her acting debut on Broadway, Fonda quickly moved to film, winning two Academy Awards for her performances in Klute and Coming Home.
Between her numerous films and other ventures, Fonda's net worth has shot up to $200 million as of 2022.
Sally Kellerman - $2.5 Million
Sally Kellerman was one of the more popular TV actresses during the 1970s, having portrayed Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan on the hit series M*A*S*H. She partnered with director Robert Alman in other projects, primarily films and a short-lived series.
Having been in Hollywood for over 60 years, Kellerman's net worth is $2.5 million.
Christopher Walken - $50 million
Christopher Walken has appeared in over 100 films and television series, helping him accrue his $50 million fortune. By the time the 1970s rolled around, Walken had left television for film.
That being said, his breakthrough didn't come until 1977, when he starred in Woody Allen's Annie Hall. From there, he's won an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a BAFTA.
Elliot Gould - $10 Million
While Elliot Gould is arguably best known for his performances throughout the 1960s and 1970s, including M*A*S*H, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, and The Touch, he actually saw success later in his career.
He portrayed Jack Geller on Friends, Reuben Tishkoff in the Ocean's franchise, and Ezra Goldman in the television series Ray Donovan.
Kim Basinger - $20 Million
After years as a model, Kim Basinger moved into the film and television industries, where she found a lot of success. While she had various TV roles, including one on Charlie's Angles, her Hollywood breakthrough came with Never Say Never Again, where she played a Bond girl.
She went on to perform in numerous projects, including Batman, Charlie St. Cloud, and 8 Mile.
Alan Arkin - $15 Million
Alan Arkin has a film career spanning several decades, beginning in the 1950s. It wasn't until the 1960s that he began making a name for himself, becoming one of the few actors to receive an Academy Award nomination for his first on-screen performance, The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming.
He has since appeared in Little Miss Sunshine, Argo, and the live-action adaptation of Dumbo.