John Wayne Net Worth

John Wayne Net Worth, How did the famous American actor accumulate such impressive fortune? Read on to find out more about John Wayne Net Worth, his career and his personal life.

About John Wayne

John Wayne Net Worth

John Wayne. – The Stream

John Wayne was a famous American actor, director, and movie producer who was also a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

His many success in the entertainment industry earned him the nickname ‘Duke’ and he was among the top box draws for three decades.

John Wayne’s career in the movie industry which began in the early ’30s has earned him an impressive net worth and a legacy that lives on even after his death.

So what is John Wayne Net Worth? Continue reading to find out more about John Wayne Net Worth.

Full Name: Marion Robert Morrison
Profession: Movie producer, Film Director
Date of Birth/Death: May 26, 1907 to June 11 1979
Nationality: American
Aged: 72
Net Worth: $50 Million

John Wayne Early Life and Career

His real name is Marion Robert Morrison. He was born on the 26th of May, 1907 in Winterset, Iowa. His father was Clyde Leonard Morrison l, a Pharmacist, and his grandfather was an American war hero Marion Mitchell Morrison, and his mother, Mary “Molly” Alberta Brown was from Lancaster County.


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John Wayne grew up in Palmdale, Northern California before his family moved to Glendale in California. He attended the Wilson Middle School in Glendale and was also a member of the Order of DeMolay, an offshoot of the Freemasons.

He studied at Glendale High School and also played football for them. Wayne was the President of Latin Society and he made contributions to the newspaper sports column of the school.

John Wayne applied to serve in the US Navy but got rejected by the US Naval Academy. He got a sports scholarship to the University of Southern California in 1925.

Unfortunately, due to injury, he had to quit sports, and so, he had the scholarship fund withdrawn and eventually quitting the University.

John Wayne made his debut big role appearance in the 1930 film, The Big Trail. The movie failed to achieve commercial success and so John had to settle for smaller roles in films and TV shows.

After much struggle throughout the early and mid-’30s, he got his big breakthrough in the 1939 film, Stagecoach directed by John Ford.

Then after the commercial success of the movie, John became a name popular in Holywood. A year after, he appeared in the movie ‘The Long Voyage Home’ which further raised his prominence as an A-list actor.

He proceeded to star in a series of movies which include The Red River (1948), The Searchers (1956), and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962). John Wayne also made guest appearances on different radio programs like The Hedda Hopper Show and The Louella Parsons Show.

John Wayne Net Worth

As of today, John Wayne Net Worth would be $50 Million if he was alive. John Wayne Net Worth has accumulated from his roles in different movies as well as the movies he produced and directed.

He landed his debut acting role in the year 1930 when he worked with Fox Film Corporation. At that time, he got paid $105 per week. His first colored movie was released in 1941.

John Wayne Personal Life

John Wayne has been married three times, divorced twice. His first wife was Josephine Alisia Saenz, and his second wife was Esperanza Baur and the third was Pilar Pallete.

He and his first wife Josephine had four children together and three with the second wife.

However, most of his children have entered the entertainment industry today. John’s third wife Pilar was an enthusiastic tennis player and she encouraged him to develop the John Wayne Tennis Club in 1973. Today, the club is known as Tennis Club in Newport Beach, CA.

John Wayne died on the 11th of June 1979. The cause of his death was stomach cancer. He died at the UCLA Medical Center. The John Wayne Cancer Foundation was established in 1985 to honor and immortalize him.

Awards and Nominations

John was famous as both an actor and a movie director. He was an award-winning actor for three decades.

He was nominated three times for the Academy Awards and was awarded the Henrietta Award (a now-retired award) for being World Film Favorite: Male in 1953. John Wayne also won two Golden Globe Awards (1966 & 70).


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