Richard Gere Net Worth: $70 Million
The city of Philadelphia welcomed Richard Tiffany Gere into existence on August 31st 1949. He started but never completed a degree in philosophy and had a few roles of little significance until his defining role in the movie “Pretty Woman”. It was a retelling of the classic “Cinderella” in which a wealthy businessman falls in love with a prostitute played by Julia Roberts.
The role made Gere into a sex symbol of the time, to many he still remains one although to an older demographic. Gere is a devout converted Buddhist and his philanthropic efforts have included agencies connected to the liberation of Tibet and the alleviation of suffering caused by HIV and AIDS.His wealth comes not only from his acting but from fees charged by him for select endorsement deals both in the U.S. and internationally.
He was briefly barred entry to India due to his unwitting violation of public decency laws although the matter was later dismissed. Twice married and once divorced, Gere is father to one. In late 2013, he and his more recent wife announced their upcoming separation publicly. He was formerly married to supermodel Cindy Crawford. His Net worth currently stands at $70 Million.