The life and rise of Brad Pitt, who went from a $6,000 breakout role in 'Thelma & Louise' to commanding millions per movie as Hollywood's leading man
- Brad Pitt took home his first-ever Oscar for acting on Sunday for his role in Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood."
- He's most recognizable as an actor, but a significant slice of his income also comes from producing.
- He spends his millions on real-estate, including a French vineyard that produces rosé, and a number of philanthropic efforts.
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Brad Pitt won his first-ever Oscar for acting at the Academy Awards on Sunday. Since he first came on the scene in the late 1980s, he's earned a total of 106 awards and 186 nominations.
He's also earned millions of dollars.
While there's no verifiable net worth estimate for Pitt, his typical yearly earnings are comfortably in the millions. Forbes estimated his total paycheck was around $31.5 million in 2016 alone. And that's not just from acting - Pitt is an accomplished producer with his own production company, as well.
He primarily spends his money on real estate and philanthropic efforts.
A spokesperson for Pitt didn't immediately respond to a request for comment on Pitt's net worth or personal life from Business Insider.
Keep reading for a look at how Pitt makes and spends his fortune.
Brad Pitt has come a long way since earning $6,000 for his breakout role in 1991.
Most recently, Pitt was paid $10 million for his role in Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood."
For movies like "Ocean's Eleven" and "Inglorious Bastards," Pitt was paid a base salary, but he also received bonuses depending on the success of the film post-release.
Pitt founded a production company, Plan B Entertainment, with ex-wife Jennifer Aniston in 2001.
One of the couple's disputed assets is their sprawling French vineyard. The two were married on the estate in 2014.
Pitt and Jolie still co-own the rosé brand made on the estate's property.
As far as other real estate goes, Pitt and Jolie shared several properties.
Beyond real estate, Pitt's largest expenditures are philanthropic.