Chris Pratt‘s career path in Hollywood has been unique. He started out as an actor who got bit parts in movies like Wanted and Moneyball, but everything changed in 2014 thanks to the success of The LEGO Movie and Guardians of the Galaxy. Meanwhile, he was starring as the loveable Andy on NBC’s Parks and Recreation. In 2015, he headlined Jurassic World and this year, he’s starring in The Magnificent Seven and Passengers.
Clearly, with all this success, he’s making millions. Here’s a look at his wealth and what he does with it.
1. Chris Pratt Has an Estimated Net Worth of $30 Million
The 37-year-old Pratt has an estimated net worth of $30 million, Celebrity Net Worth estimates. The actor has been married to Mom star Anna Faris since 2009. Celebrity Net Worth estimates that Faris’ has a net worth of $20 million herself. Faris and Pratt are parents to son Jack, who was born in August 2012.
Pratt’s acting career began in 2000, when he appeared in a short film called Cursed Part 3. He made his film debut in a 2003 action movie called The Extreme Team, but he wasn’t in another film until 2005’s Strangers With Candy. In the meantime, he was finding better success on television in Everwood and The O.C..
Pratt was born in Minnesota and raised in Lake Stevens, Washington. After dropping out of community college, he found himself in Hawaii. One day, while working in a restaurant, actress Rae Dawn Chong walked in and Pratt took a chance.
”I was like, ‘You’re in the movies, right? I always wanted to be in the movies,”’ he told Entertainment Weekly. “She said, ‘You’re cute. Do you act?’ I was like, f**k it, ‘Goddamn right I act! Put me in a movie!”’
Chong cast Pratt in Cursed Part 3, which was never released. But he stayed in Hollywood and slowly rose through the ranks of television to where he is today.
2. He Was the Top-Grossing Actor of 2015, but Earned Less Than $10 Million for ‘Jurassic World’
Forbes named Pratt the top-grossing film star of 2015 thanks to Jurassic World. The film earned $1.67 billion worldwide on a $150 million budget. Were it not for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it would have been the highest-grossing film of 2015.
However, that doesn’t mean that Pratt earned a big paycheck from the film. Forbes estimated that he signed an upfront contract for less than $10 million. The magazine estimates that he made $13 million between June 2014 and June 2015.
The success of Jurassic World had an impact on his salary for his next movie, Passengers, which co-stars Jennifer Lawrence. According to the Hollywood Reporter, he first signed to make that Sony film for $10 million, but after World became a hit, his salary jumped to $12 million.
By the way, Pratt is signed to make two Jurassic World sequels for Universal.
3. Pratt & Faris Bought a $3.3 Million Los Angeles Home in 2013 & Sold Their Previous Home for $2.3 Million
In May 2013, Variety reported that Pratt and Faris bought a 4,700-square-foot home in Los Angeles from Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino. The home was originally listed for $2.97 million and has three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. Records show that they bought the home in March 2013, Variety reported.
The following month, Variety confirmed that the couple sold their previous Hollywood Hills home for $2.3 million. The house is across the street from their new home. This property covers 2,563 square feet and has three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.
“Anna once told me that if I moved her into a trailer, she would still be happy,” Pratt told People Magazine in 2014. “And I said, ‘Well, honey, there’s a good chance I’m going to do that, so…'”
4. Pratt Helped Raise Funds for his Local Boys & Girls Club With ‘Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2’ Omaze Set Visit
In March 2016, Pratt joined Omaze for a charity contest. Anyone who donated to the Lake Stevens Boys & Girls Club through the Omaze site was entered into a contest to take a tour of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 set in Atlanta.
Pratt has used his success in recent years to help children. During the Jurassic World premiere in 2015, he met Kids Wish Network Wish Kid Dagen Lusis, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. In September 2015, he and Faris donated $1 million to a charity that helps underprivileged children who need glasses.
In February 2015, Pratt famously visited Massachusetts General Hospital for Children after his Seattle Seahawks lost to Chris Evans’ New England Patriots. Pratt even dressed as Star-Lord to meet the children.
5. Pratt Spent 12 Years Restoring a 1965 VW Beetle He Won Playing Black Jack
When Pratt wasn’t acting, being a father or doing charity work, he found time to restore a 1965 VW Beetle he won after a game of Blackjack. He proudly displayed a picture of the car on Instagram after it took him 12 years to finish the project. Pratt wrote that he learned how to restore the car by watching YouTube videos.
Pratt wrote on Instagram:
I love my 1965 VW Beetle. Building this car has been a real labor of love. And a lot of trial and error. Started with a $2500 scrapper that I won playing blackjack. Cut to 12 years and many more dollars later and it’s complete! (For now) They just don’t make them like they used to. I had no idea how to work on cars and learned through manuals and videos on YouTube. Nobody is gonna walk into a car museum in 40 years and say, “Whoa! Look! A 2003 Jetta! Fully restored.” Classic cars (this one is technically an antique) continue to get better with age. And it’s a dream come true to roll this one through the Hollywood hills. #CaliforniaDreamin #LoveBug