Hugh Jackman's Net Worth In 2023 Proves It Pays to Be The Greatest Showman

Simply put, he makes P.T. Barnum look like an average showman.

Hugh Jackman's net worth is staggering, and it's hard earned. The Son star has starved himself for roles, worked out tirelessly to maintain a superhuman physique for others, and generally sang, danced and fought his way into hearts for decades, whether onstage in musicals or in big-screen blockbusters. Simply put, he makes P.T. Barnum look like an average showman.

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How did Hugh Jackman become famous?

Hugh Jackman developed a love for acting as a child in school plays including My Fair Lady. In college, he took a drama course to make up for some credits in his senior year when he was getting his B.A. in communications, and it changed the course of his life. He went on to study acting fulltime at the Actors' Centre in Sydney, and was quickly offered a role in the 10-part miniseries Corelli after his final performance for the Centre.

Following the success of Corelli, Jackman continued working in theatrical productions, including Beauty and the Beast, and began working in television in his native Australia, as well as some Australian movies. In 1998, he starred in the West End production of Oklahoma!, which garnered him international acclaim.

It wasn't until 2000 that Jackman would become a household name and a box office behemoth. He was cast as Wolverine in X-Men, a role initially intended for Russell Crowe, who actually suggested Jackman for the part.

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What is Hugh Jackman's net worth in 2023?

Hugh Jackman's net worth in 2023 is estimated at a whopping $180 million. This is thanks to his work in movies, as well as onstage.

How much did Hugh Jackman make for The Music Man?

It's not known how much Jackman got paid for his Broadway stint in The Music Man, but the show itself was a success, extending its run more than once and running from February 2022 to mid-January 2023. The show, co-starring Sutton Foster, played 46 previews and 374 regular performances.

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How much did Hugh Jackman make for Wolverine?

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Hugh Jackman as Wolverine

20th Century Fox

Jackman's salary for playing the curmudgeonly Canadian mutant Wolverine in the X-Men franchise rose steadily throughout his tenure. For his first go-round as Wolverine in X-Men in 2000, Jackman reportedly made $500,000. For 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, he made a cool $20 million—before backend box office bonuses.

In total, Jackman is believed to have made around $100 million for playing the beloved comic book character—so far. This includes not just his upfront salaries per film, but also box office bonuses, merchandising and use of his likeness.

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How much did Hugh Jackman make for The Greatest Showman?

Hugh Jackman in "The Greatest Showman"<p>20th Century Fox</p>
Hugh Jackman in "The Greatest Showman"

20th Century Fox

The Greatest Showman was a surprise sleeper hit for 20th Century Fox (now 20th Century Studios), becoming one of the highest-grossing movie musicals of all time with $435 million in box office grosses on an $80 million budget.

Jackman's pay for the film has been estimated to be in the $10 million range before box office bonuses.

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How much did Hugh Jackman make for Logan?

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Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in "Logan"

20th Century Studios

For what was then to be Jackman's final turn as Wolverine, director James Mangold confirmed that Jackman actually took a pay cut to ensure Logan would secure an R-rating. The reasoning? Logan was expected to gross less than prior X-Men jaunts due to children not being allowed entry.

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How much did Hugh Jackman get paid for Movie 43?

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Hugh Jackman in "Movie 43"

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Jackman got paid $800 for Movie 43, as did almost every other A-lister in the absurdist ensemble film, which also featured Chris Pratt, Halle Berry, Kate Winslet, Dennis Quaid, Emma Stone, Anna Faris, Jason Sudeikis, Stephen Merchant, Liev Schreiber, Seann William Scott, Kristen Bell, Elizabeth BanksJohnny Knoxville, Gerard ButlerTerrence Howard, Uma Thurman and more.

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How much did Hugh Jackman make for Les Mis?

Hugh Jackman as Jean ValJean in "Les Misérables"<p>Universal Pictures</p>
Hugh Jackman as Jean ValJean in "Les Misérables"

Universal Pictures

Jackman starred as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables, for which he was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor. He reportedly made $5 million for the role, not including box office bonuses.

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How much did Hugh Jackman make for First Class?

Jackman had a brief cameo in X-Men: First Class, but it was a memorable one. His pay isn't publicly known for the short but sweet (er, maybe not sweet) scene. You can watch it below, but know that his language as Logan is NSFW—as you'd probably expect.

How much did Hugh Jackman make for Deadpool 3?

Jackman's salary for the upcoming Deadpool 3 isn't publicly known. Given his friendship with Ryan Reynolds, it wouldn't necessarily be surprising if he worked for less than his usual blockbuster rate—especially if backend box office bonuses are part of the deal.

Next, find out Ryan Reynolds' net worth.