With movies like Field of Dreams, The Bodyguard, and his hit TV drama Yellowstone, Kevin Costner has accumulated a very impressive estimated net worth of $250 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, and it’s all thanks to his Hollywood career.
After getting his big break in the 1987 flick The Untouchables, Kevin went on to direct 1990’s Dances With Wolves, in which he also starred. The actor’s storytelling skills behind the camera was so great that he won two Oscars for Best Director and Best Picture. “I think it’s a powerful movie, I think it’s very commercial. I think it smells like everything that studios want, which is money – and that’s not bad,” Kevin previously told The Independent.
However, that was just the start of his film career. After Dances With Wolves, Kevin appeared in a number of box office hits like Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, JFK and Clint Eastwood‘s A Perfect World. Plus, he was making a ton of cash for every new movie he starred in. But don’t think Kevin was making all that money for himself. He did it for his seven children and his wife, Christine Baumgartner, whom he’s been married to since 2004.
“I try to stay relevant because I have three kids [Cayden, Hayes and Grace] I play with. I play hard and I try to take care of myself. I have a beautiful wife and I don’t want her to look anywhere else,” the actor previously told the Mirror UK about his family. “I want to be something for her. I want to stay interested in life.”
While thinking back about his amazing career, Kevin said his success had a lot to do with him not worrying about what other people thought about his work. However, he did express some regrets about not waiting for the “good movies” he really wanted to do.
“I’m not just going to try to go to movie after movie,” he said. “You know, maybe what I should have given myself is be really ready to do the sequels. At 30, I would have said just be prepared to do Bull Durham 2, Tin Cup 2, The Bodyguard 2. Get in the mode of making these movies later on.”
Even though Kevin can’t change the past, he’s done a great job of shaping his future. Kevin stars in Paramount Network’s flagship series Yellowstone, as Montana rancher John Dutton. As of November 2021, the show’s fourth season premiere nabbed a record 8 million total viewers, becoming the highest viewed cable series telecast since an episode of TMC’s The Walking Dead in 2018.
In a 2017 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount Network’s Kevin Kay didn’t deny reports that Kevin was making a staggering $500,000 per episode just for the first season of Yellowstone. “The statement we wanted to make was that we’re open for business and we’re willing to pay top-tier actors whatever their quotes are. It sends a message and that’s what we want to do,” he stated. With Kevin’s ongoing acting success and high paychecks, his net worth should just keep on growing!