Corey Feldman, who rose to prominence in the 1980s, has an estimated net worth of $2 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The child star acted in projects like Gremlins, The Goonies, and Stand By Me. He also co-starred with Corey Haim in The Lost Boys. Most of the money he has accrued over the years comes from the recognizable roles he has held as an actor.
Feldman was born in Los Angeles in 1971 and made his on-screen debut at age three in a McDonald’s commercial. He has since voiced Donatello for “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, and is slated to play Mouth in an upcoming sequel to “The Goonies”.
1. He Became Emancipated From His Parents at Age 15
In 1986, according to Cheat Sheet, Feldman learned that his parents had spent a large portion of the earnings he had made from his films. He was reportedly left with only $40,000 in the bank and decided to seek independence from his parents.
At age 15, he was freed from their legal custody.
In a 2016 interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Feldman said of his parents, “My parents were both very abusive and very selfish and were more interested in what was happening with themselves than what was happening with my life. My manager father sued me… his reasoning being that he was taking time away from his business to be on the set with me.”
2. His Indiegogo Campaign Raised Over $270,000
Feldman’s Indiegogo campaign for his documentary raised $273,151, with support from 5,899 backers. His goal was to raise $1 million.
On Go Fund Me, he raised $6,185.
The documentary that the money went towards, titled, Truth: The Rape of Two Coreys, will name the men who allegedly molested Feldman when he was 14, and the men who allegedly raped and molested his best friend, Corey Haim. Feldman tells Rolling Stone, “We’ve got about seven [people] who were told firsthand that this person raped Corey… and they’re all being interviewed.”
One person who does not support Feldman’s money-raising campaigns is Haim’s mother, Judy, who says her son was never raped. She believes that Feldman is using her son to, “scam the public out of crowd-funded money for a movie about industry pedophiles…” according to Rolling Stone.
3. He Was Ordered to Pay $750 a Month in Child Support for His 2014 Divorce
In 2009, Susie Feldman filed for divorce from Corey Feldman after seven years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. It wasn’t until 2014 that the divorce was finalized. Corey was ordered to pay $750 a month in child support for their ten-year-old son, according to TMZ.
The outlet also reported that in comparison, Charlie Sheen was ordered to pay $100,000 each month to Denise Richards, and Eddie Murphy was required to pay $60,000 each month in child support.
Feldman is reported to have received the couple’s Mercedes in the divorce, while Susie took home the former pair’s 2002 Hyundai.
Today, Feldman is married to his third wife, Courtney Anne Mitchell. The pair tied the knot in 2016.
4. He Created a Production Entity in 2016 Called ‘Corey’s Angels’
In 2016, Feldman created an entity known as Corey’s Angels. According to Vice, the project is a “360-degree interactive experience.”
In a 2016 interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Feldman described Corey’s Angels as a showbusiness venture to “help girls who were kind of lost and needed help to find their way.”
Asked specifically who these women are, and to clarify whether or not they are homeless and in trouble, as he seemed to insinuate, Feldman replied, “No, no, no, no, no. I never indicated that they were homeless. Although we have worked with girls who were, you know, I won’t say ‘homeless,’ but certainly in desperate circumstances and looking for a way out. I mean, this world is a very cruel place sometimes. And when you’re a beautiful woman, if you’re an artist and then you turn 18, they pack their bags and have their dreams of the big city, and then they get eaten up after a month or two with all the predators out here and people that want to take advantage of them. I mean, unfortunately, that’s the game, you know?”
A Facebook page for Corey’s Angels has over 3,000 followers to date, and links to a website that is no longer active.
5. He Has Cited Lawsuit Fears as His Reason for Withholding Names
After Haim died in 2010 of pneumonia, Feldman spoke out about the abuse that he and his friend suffered in the film industry. However, he has withheld the names of his alleged abusers, and Haim’s alleged rapist.
According to Rolling Stone, Corey has cited lawsuit fears as one reason why he has withheld the name of the man he claims raped Corey Haim in 1985. He says he also fears ostracism, derailment of his career, and even physical harm to him and his family.
During his interview with Rolling Stone, Feldman shared, “I mean, I’ve had my life threatened twice in the last six months.”
On March 9, the actor will self-publish his documentary, My Truth: The Rape of 2 Coreys. In the doc, Feldman will name a sex abuser who “everyone on the planet knows,” and adds that this will “be like Harvey Weinstein all over again.”