Three times Academy Award winner, Jack Nicholson is An American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter with a net worth of $400 million in 2020. The actor has acted for more than sixty years and is best known for films like The Shining, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Departed, and A Few Good Men to names some.

He made his career debut in the entertainment industry with the role of a Musician’s son in the 1956 television series Matinee Theatre. Since his career debut, he landed a few role in movies like The Cry Baby Killer and The Wild Ride and television sitcoms Mr. Lucky and The Barbara Stanwyck Show.

What is Jack Nicholson’s Net Worth in 2020?

The Grammy Award-winning actor has an estimated net worth of $400 million. A major portion of his fortune can be attributed to his career in movies and TV shows.

He receives a big chunk as his salary for his roles in movies and TV shows.

Houses And Cars

Reportedly, Jack owns $100 million worth of real estates alone

In 2004, Jack Nicholson bought Marlon Brando‘s house in Mulholland Drive Beverly Hills for the price of $6.1 million. He owned three properties in Mulholland Drive.

The American actor bought a Newberry house in Aspen for $15 million in 2013. He sold his house in Malibu in 2013 for $4.25 million.

He owned a 1,301-square-foot house in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles which he bought in 1973 for $49,000. Jack owned a 1,188-square-foot condo in Los Angeles’ Venice area for which he paid $327,000 in 1989.

The Batman actor also owned a two-bedroom house in 1984 at 8835 Skyline Drive in Los Angeles’ Hollywood Hills for $142,000. He also purchased a 1,688-square-foot house in Santa Monica in 2002 at the price of $1,500,000 which he later sold in 2006 for $2,350,000.

Jack Nicholson owns a collection of paintings by famous artists like Warhol, Picasso, Matisse, and Tamara de Lempicka which has an estimated value of $100,000,000.


Jack Nicholson drove around in a 1972 Mercedes 600 Pullman limo. He also rides a Range Rover which he bought in $50,000.

Charity, Expenses, Insurances, And Taxes

The Shining actor supports charitable foundations like Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and Hole in the Wall Gang, to name a few.

He crashed a golf cart’s windshield in 1994 for which the court ordered him to pay $500,000. Nicholson purchased his Joker costume for $70,000.

Jack spent $75,000 for a made-to-order golf clubs which is made of carbon fabric, platinum, and 24-karat gold.

There is no information concerning the insurance policies that he has undertaken for his well-being but he must be paying a huge sum of money for his $40 million net worth which comprises all his houses, assets, and cars.

Jack Nicholson’s Career, Salary form Movies, and Their Earnings

Jack is best known for his films like One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, A Few Good Men, starring Tom Cruise and Demi Moore, Mars Attacks!, featuring Pierce Brosnan, Jack Black, and Natalie Portman, The Departed, featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Alec Baldwin, and Mark Wahlberg.

Tommy, starring Eric Clapton, Blood and Wine, featuring Jennifer Lopez, Anger Management, alongside Adam Sandler, Something’s Gotta Give, starring Keanu Reeves, The Bucket List, featuring Morgan Freeman, I’m Still Here, alongside actors Ben Stiller, Joaquin Phoenix, Jamie Foxx, Bruce Willis, and rapper Sean P. Diddy.

His last film was How Do You Know in 2010 with Owen Wilson and Paul Rudd.

Salary from Movies

Jack made all of his net worth from the salary he received from the different films that he has acted in. Some of them are enlisted below:

  • On a Clear Day You Can See Forever – $12,500
  • Chinatown – $500,000
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – $1,000,000
  • Tommy – $75,000
  • The Missouri Breaks – $1,250,000
  • The Shining – $1,250,000
  • Terms of Endearment – $1,000,000
  • Heartburn – $4,000,000
  • The Witches of Eastwick  – $6,000,000
  • Ironweed – $5,000,000
  • The Two Jakes – $5,000,000
  • Hoffa – $10,000,000
  • A Few Good Men – $5,000,000
  • Wolf – $13,000,000
  • As Good as It Gets – $15,000,000
  • The Pledge – $10,000,000
  • About Schmidt – $10,000,000
  • Anger Management – $20,000,000

For his role in Easy Rider, he was paid $329 for a week.

For Batman, he received $6 million instead of his regular $10 million. But the movie was a success earning $500 million globally which helped Jack earn $50 million.

With success of such a scale, his wealth exceeded $40 million just within a few years of Batman release.

Earnings of Movies

Almost every movie that Jack Nicholson has acted has had huge earnings at the box office. Some of them are given below.

Easy Rider 1969 $60 million
Chinatown 1974 $29.2 million
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 1975 $109 million
Tommy 1975 $34.3 million
The Shining 1980 $44.4 million
Reds 1981 $40.4 million
Terms of Endearment 1983 $108.4 million
Prizzi’s Honor 1985 $26,657,534
Heartburn 1986 $25.3 million
The Witches of Eastwick 1987 $63.8 million
Broadcast News 1987 $67.3 million
Batman 1989 $411.5 million
A Few Good Men 1992 $243.2 million
Hoffa 1992 $29.3 million
Wolf 1994 $131 million
Mars Attacks! 1996 $101.4 million
As Good as It Gets 1997 $314.1 million
The Pledge 2001 $29.4 million
About Schmidt 2002 $105.8 million
Anger Management 2003 $195.7 million
Something’s Gotta Give 2003 $266.7 million
The Departed 2006 $291.5 million
The Bucket List 2007 $175.4 million
How Do You Know 2010 $48.7 million

Jack Nicholson’s Personal Life and His Relationships

He was born as John Joseph Nicholson on 22nd April 1937 in Neptune City, New Jersey in the United States to mother June Frances Nicholson. He is of American nationality and his ethnicity is mixed. He attended Manasquan High School.


82-years-old Jack Nicholson is currently single but has been married and divorced once beside his string of affairs. He was previously married to wife Sandra Knight in 1962 and divorced in 1968.

He has had over 24 high profile relationships with women like Sharon Stone, Cynthia Basinet, Tracy Chapman, Amber Smith, and Julie Delpy to name some. The actor has five children.

Height And Weight

He has a height of 5 feet and 9 inches (177 cms) and his weight is 80 kg (175 lbs).