The three times Golden Globe Award winner Patrick Swayze was a late American actor, dancer, singer, and songwriter. Professionally active from 1979 until his death in 2009, Swayze had garnered massive fortune and owned the net worth of $40 million at the time of death.
Famed as one of the prominent actors from the 1980s for his portraying tough guys and romantic lead males, Patrick’s notable film appearances include Dirty Dancing (1987), Ghost (1990), and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995).
Initially a dancer for the Disney Theatrical Group in the show Disney on Parade, Patrick made his film debut in 1979 through the movie Skatetown, U.S.A. However, he rose to fame after playing Darrel Curtis in the 1983 film The Outsiders.
Since then, Swayze has appeared in numerous movies and TV series, among which The Ghost (1990) became the highest grossing movie with a collection of $505.7million.
According to Celebrity Net Worth and The Richest, at the time of his death in 2009, Patrick Swayze owned the net worth of $40 million.
Patrick Swayze, a late American actor owned $40 million at the time of death
The main source of his income was acting as well as singing and dancing career. Well, Swayze sang and wrote many songs like She's Like The Wind, Brothers, Chippendales and When You Dance.
For a fact, the song She's Like The Wind, a duet with Wendy Fraser posthumously won him Rolex Dance Award in 2009.
Even if most of Patrick’s earning detail from movies and TV series is not out, sources cite that the late actor pocketed hundreds of thousand dollars or even millions of dollars.
For his role of Sam Wheat in the film Ghost (1990), Patrick Swayze reportedly received the salary of $2 million. The average salary of an actor in the United States is around $50,000.
List of Patrick Swayze’s Movie Box Office:
|Uncommon Valor (1983)||Kevin Scott||-||$30.5 million|
|Red Dawn (1984)||Jed Eckert||$17 million||$38 million|
|Youngblood (1986)||Derek Sutton||$8 million||$15.44 million|
|Dirty Dancing (1987)||Johnny Castle||$6 million||$214.6 million|
|Road House (1989)||James Dalton||$15 million||$30.1 million|
|Next of Kin (1989)||Truman Gates||$12 million||$15.94 million|
|Ghost (1990)||Sam Wheat||$22 million||$505.7 million|
|Point Break (1991)||Bodhi||$24 million||$83.5 million|
|To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)||Vida Boheme||-||$47.8 million|
|Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)||Dance Class Instructor||$25 million||$27 million|
Besides movie appearances, Patrick also appeared in TV series such as:
Did You Know? Swayze was offered the role of Johnny Castle in a sequel to Dirty Dancing (1987) and a paycheck of $6 million, however, turned it down.
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Well, no reports on Patrick Swayze’s endorsement deal or his earnings from the sponsorships ever came out. But at the height of his career, the late actor probably had many endorsements, earning him a hefty fortune.
Besides acting career, Swayze was also involved in charity works. He had associations with Entertainment Industry Foundation, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and Stand Up To Cancer.
Swayze, who owned the fortune of $40 million lived with his then-wife Lisa Niemi in his house in Slymer Ranch, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles. Well, after his death, the former house of Patrick Swayze was sold in 2015 for $2.9 million, bought in 1979 for $202,000.
Also, the late actor owned a house in Alabama too. The average house in Alabama is $130,500, accompanied by the house insurance premium of $1,358.
Well, Patrick owned an impressive car collection including Mercedes, Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, and many more.
While alive, Patrick Swayze lived a lavish lifestyle and made expenses on costly clothes, daily life luxury and travels.
Also, after being diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer, he also flooded money in Chemotherapy. The average cost of mesothelioma treatment, including chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation, can cost $11,000 to $12,000 per month.
Apart from personal expenses, Patrick Swayze also had to make tax payments, though the actual figure of his taxes was never disclosed.
Patrick Wayne Swayze by birth, the late American actor was born on August 18, 1952, in Houston, Texas, the U.S. He was the second child of Patsy Swayze, a choreographer and Jesse Wayne Swayze, an engineering draftsman.
Patrick was raised alongside older sister, Vickie (1949–1994), two younger brothers: actor Don and Sean, and one younger sister, Bambi. Swayze’s father Jesse died in 1982 while mother Patsy died in 2013.
The late actor was an American by nationality and was of white ethnicity.
He attended St. Rose of Lima Catholic School, Oak Forest Elementary School, Black Middle School, and Waltrip High School.
Patrick had a height of 5 ft. 11 inches (182 cm).
Well, Patrick Swayze was a married man and lived with his wife Lisa Niemi for 34 years, until he died on September 14, 2009. The former duo married on June 12, 1975, but didn’t share any kids despite their long relationship.
As reported, the duo met back in 1970 and started dating soon after while Swayze was 18 and N
At the time of his death in 2009, Patrick Swayze’s age was 57.
In January 2008, Patrick was reported to be diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. After a year, he died of cancer on September 14, 2009.