Benicio del Toro is a Puerto Rican actor and producer. An industry legend, he has won, among other accolades, an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
His avant-garde acting résumé boasts credits in such movies like Traffic, 21 Grams, The Usual Suspects, Snatch, Sin City, Che, Sicario, and Guardians of the Galaxy.
We look at the net worth of one of the best — if not the best — Puerto Rican to ever grace the screens in Benicio del Toro:
What Is The Net Worth Of Benicio del Toro?
Celebritynetworth.com reports that as of April 2020, Benicio del Toro’s net worth stands at $45 million.
Del Toro started his professional career in the late-1980s, being typecast as a criminal and a crook in such TV shows as Miami Vice and Drug Wars: The Camarena Story.
He would continue to play the hyper-macho criminal, only this time, playing the baddie on the big screens and playing for a larger audience in the 1989 James Bond movie, License to Kill.
His first major breakthrough came in 1995 with his scene-stealing performance as Fred Fenster in the movie The Usual Suspects.
Del Toro swept the 2000 awards season with his Academy, BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning performance as the Mexican border patrol Javier Rodriguez in the crime-drama Traffic.
He would be nominated for his second Oscar Award in the 2003 movie, 21 Grams.
His portrayal of the Argentinian Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara in the biopic Che won him the Prix interpretation masculine (Best Male Actor distinction) at the Cannes Film Festival.
He also played the enigmatic Alejandro Gillick in the 2015 thriller Sicario and its 2018 sequel, Sicario: Day of the Soldado.
Del Toro has portrayed the comic-book character, The Collector, in Marvel Studios‘ Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).
The table below shows the box-office earnings of some of Benicio del Toro’s most commercially successful movies
|Movie Title||Budget (In $)||Earnings (In $)|
|The Usual Suspects (1995)||6 million||34.4 million|
|License to Kill (1989)||32 million||156.1 million|
|Traffic (2000)||46 million||208.3 million|
|Snatch (2000)||10 million||83.6 million|
|21 Grams (2003)||20 million||60.4 million|
|Sin City (2004)||40 million||160 million|
|Thor: The Dark World (2013)||170 million||644.8 million|
|Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)||232.3 million||772.8 million|
|Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)||200–317 million||1.333 billion|
|Avengers: Infinity War (2018)||316–400 million||2.048 billion|
Early Life And Childhood
Benicio Monserrate Rafael del Toro Sánchez, known ubiquitously in the film industry as Benicio del Toro, was born on February 19, 1967, in San Germán, Puerto Rico.
He was born into a distinguished Puerto Rican family who was in the legal department in some form or fashion. Both his parents, father Gustavo Adolfo del Toro Bermúdez and mother Fausta Genoveva Sánchez Rivera, were lawyers, and his older brother, Gustavo, is the Chief Medical Officer at the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Raised in a Roman Catholic household, Benicio attended the Roman Catholic school, Academia del Perpetuo Socorro.
With the death of his mother, his family moved to the US when Benicio was 15. His family settled in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, and he attended Mercersburg Academy. To honor his father’s wishes, he enrolled in the business program at the University of California, San Diego, but upon finding his calling in drama, he pursued acting at the Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City.
Personal Life And Relationships
On August 21, 2011, Benicio became a father for the first time to daughter Delilah. The mother was revealed to be model and socialite, Kimberly Stewart, the daughter of English singer/songwriter Rod Stewart.
What was peculiar was that Benicio and Kimberly were not in a relationship, let alone married to each other. Despite that, both parties co-parent to the best of their ability and maintain an amicable relationship; Kimberly even went so far as to say that she wanted another child and wanted Benicio to be the father.