James Dean Net Worth

James Dean Net Worth At Death : $100,000

Apparently there are no documentation of this actor's net worth. But before his death, his agent negotiated a 9 film contract over 6 years with Warner Bros that was worth $900,000. However, this wealth did not materialize. At his death, his father inherited his estate which was worth $96,438.44. The majority of this came from his life insurance policy along with  $6,750 in insurance claims for his car. He only had $3,256.48 in his bank account.

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James Dean Net Worth $100,000Statue dedicated to the young actor who died too early

The star actor of yesteryears, James Dean, really needs no introduction. He gained prominence when the movie Rebel without a Cause hit the theatres. His portrayal of a troubled teenager, Jim Stark, in the movie was widely lauded by both critics and audiences alike. The other movies that further cemented his place amongst the Hollywood greats were East of Eden and Giant.

Although not an avid reader, he once stated that the book The Little Prince was his favorite book. The actor’s sleepy blue eyes and light brown hair mesmerized females all around the world. The man earned legions of loyal fans through his good looks. A Casanova during his time, Dean’s relationship with Italian actress Pier Angeli was the talk of the town during their whirlwind romance.

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A car crash stopped him from aging. The man’s premature death in 1955 caused major heartbreak amongst regular cinema goers. The college dropout was quite the speed enthusiast; he allegedly received a speeding ticket only a couple of hours before his car accident. He became the first person to be nominated for an Academy Award after his death. The American Film Institute took notice of his wonderful performances and rightly honored him by ranking him the 18th best movie star on their top 100 Stars list in 1999. 

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