Charlton Heston Net Worth $40 Million
Born in Willamette, Illinois, Charlton Heston first began working as an actor in 1948. At this time, he was in the Broadway show, Antony and Cleopatra. From his early Broadway start, he launched a highly successful Hollywood career. In total, he has appeared in more than one hundred movies and had a career that stretched for 60 years. Some of his most notable roles were in Touch of Evil, The Agony and the Ecstasy and the Ten Commandments.
His films tended to feature characters who were individualistic and responsible. If the character did not possess these virtues, Heston refused to play the character. Like many men of the 1940s, Charlton Heston served in the United States Army. He did not begin his acting career until after his military service was over. In addition to his acting career, he has been an avid political activist.
Although he initially advocated for Democratic candidates, he ended up supporting primarily Republican candidates. He was the president of the National Rifle Association and a supporter of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Despite his support of civil rights, he was against affirmative action because he believed it would only lead to more discrimination. Before his death in 2008, Charlton Heston possessed a total net worth of $40 million.