Paul Newman, born as Paul Leonard Newman, on January 26, 1925, was an American actor, film director, car racer, businessman, and and philanthropist. He was the part of many successful films like The Hustler (1961), Hud (1963), Harper (1966), Cool Hand Luke, and also was awarded many awards throughout his career.

Well, the actor is no more, but he remains in the world in the form of hi works in films and business. Here we are going to talk about his career, net worth at the time of his death.

Paul Newman Was Worth $90 Million at Death

While Paul Newman is no more among us, he was worth $ 90 million at the time of his death in 2008.

American Actor Paul Newman in his Youth
American Actor Paul Newman in his Youth

He was one of the most successful businessman and an actor as well. He primarily made money from his movies and also added to his income from his car racing career, and business person.

Career: Actor, Director, And Businessman

As mentioned above, Paul was an actor, director, philanthropist, and a businessman as well.

He began his acting career in theatre as the part of Phaedra by Jean Racine and Robert Collington Ackart in the year 1951.

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Following this, he became the part of many other theatre works like Picnic by William Inge, Sweet Bird of Youth, and a number of others.

He made his debut in films in 1954 with a role in The Silver Chalice, where he played the character named Basil.

Paul has appeared in many successful movies
Paul has appeared in many successful movies

Very soon, he became the part of number of movies like Somebody Up There Likes Me, The Left Handed Gun, The Young Philadelphians, The Hustler, and many other.

He last appeared as a voice actor in Cars 3, where he voiced the character named Doc Hudson.

Talking about his work as a director, he made his directorial debut in 1968 with Rachel, Rachel, following which he directed works like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Winning, Sometimes a Great Notion, The Glass Menagerie, and many other.

His last work as a director was Empire Falls in 2005.

Paul Newman Short Bio

As mentioned above, Paul was born on January 26, 1925 Shaker Heights, Ohio, U.S, to father Arthur Sigmund Newman, and mother Theresa Newman.

While his father was a salesman by profession, his mother was a housewife. His grandparents Simon Newman and Hannah Cohn, were emigrants coming from Hungary and Vistula Land.

Talking about Paul’s education, he earned a BA from Kenyon College and later attended Yale University, where he finished his higher education.

Marriage and Relationship

Talking about his relationships, Paul was married twice. He was first married to Jackie Witte. They got married in 1949 and got a divorced in 1958.

He got married for the second time in 1958 to American actress Joanne Woodward. They were married until the detail of Paul in 2008.

Paul and his wife Joanne Woodward
Paul and his wife Joanne Woodward

He also had 6 children from both his wives, 5 daughters and a son.


American actor Paul died on September 26, 2008, Westport, Connecticut, U.S. He was 83 at the time of his death.