You’re probably very familiar with Steven Frederic Seagal, one of the most popular actors and part of the film industry ever since 1982. That’s almost 40 years, which has helped make him some of the most reputable actors in the world of action, alongside Chuck Norris and Sylvester Stalone.
While some have reported of him having a big ego (he’s had issues and feuds with Jean Claude Van Damme!), he is still one of the most-loved actors with his excellent films. Furthermore, he has dabbled into different other ventures, which has further helped him achieve the net worth he has today. But what does he do exactly, and what is his current net worth? Read on to find out!
Early Life and Personal Life
Seagal was born on April 10, 1952, in Lansing, Michigan. His mother has Dutch, English, and German descent, and worked as a medical technician. His father was a high school mathematics teacher, a son of Russian Jews that relocated to the United States.
When Seagal turned five years old, he and his parents moved to Fullerton, California. Before moving, his mother once mentioned during an interview with People that Seagal was a puny and frail kid who had asthma. But once they moved, he thrived, attending Buena Park High School, then Fullerton College.
When he was a teenager, he spent most of his time in the garage listening to rock music. It was also during this time that he worked with a senior Japanese man at a dojo from Garden Grove. His friendly Japanese co-worker was the one who encouraged him to visit Japan, which he did between 1971 to 1973.
Seagal returned to California in 1974, when he met Miyako Fujitani, who is a second-degree black belt and the daughter of an Osaka aikido master, who teaches aikido in Los Angeles. When she returned to Osaka, Japan, Seagal followed her and they both married a year later, having a son and daughter.
Seagal worked as a teacher in his wife’s family-owned school. He then went to Taos, New Mexico, together with his student Craig Dunn. They opened a dojo together, though Seagal spends most of his time in other ventures.
He spent more time in Japan and returned to the United States with student Haruo Matsuoka in North Hollywood, where they opened an aikido dojo, which was moved to West Hollywood.
As for his personal life, Seagal collects swords and used to have a custom gun made just for him monthly. Currently, Seagal has a dude ranch in Colorado and two homes in Los Angeles and Louisiana. He also practices Buddhism.
Unfortunately, he and his first wife, Fujitani, divorced after Seagal had an affair with Kelly LeBrock. He was married to Adrienne La Russa in 1984, which was broken off in the same year due to divorce issues. In 1987, LeBrock had a daughter with Seagal, and they married in September 1987, with a son born in June 1990 and another daughter born in 1993. A year after their daughter’s birth, the couple filed for divorce due to irreconcilable differences.
Today, Seagal is married to Erdenetuya Batsukh and they have one son together. He now has seven children from his four relationships and two grandchildren from his eldest son.
Steven Seagal’s Career
Seagal’s career is a colorful one, dabbling in various industries, besides his love for aikido. He is mainly known as an actor and producer, popular for his works in the film industry.
He first began his career in film with his first film, Above the Law. It was followed by subsequent movies that became box office hits, which made him an action hero. Afterward, he started achieving wider and mainstream success in 1992 with Under siege.
Seagal has produced and acted in various films that have taken a success, though a few weren’t capitalized or made as much money compared to previous box office hits. But he still garnered enough earnings and success for him to continue creating and acting in various films.
Beyond film and television, Seagal has also gone to other ventures. For starters, he plays the guitar and has had songs featured in his movies. He also released a few albums.
Furthermore, Seagal also worked in law enforcement, being a Reserve Deputy Chief in Louisiana. He allegedly graduated from an LA police academy and now has a certificate from the Peace Officer Standards and Training, though there is no record of it.
Seagal also has business ventures, though discontinued. It started with his energy drink, “Steven Seagal’s Lightning Bolt”, aftershave “Scent of Action”, as well as various weapons. He also joined a Russians firearm manufacturer and represented the company in promotional capacities while lobbying the ease of import restrictions of Russian sporting firearms.
Steven Seagal Age, Height, and Weight
Steven Seagal is currently 68 years old and stands at 1.93 meters, weighing 85 kilograms.
Awards and Achievements
Steven Seagal has had a good acting career but was nominated for the Golden Raspberry Awards many times, from the years 1995 to 2003. He only won one Golden Raspberry as the Worst Director for “On Deadly Ground”. But even with a less-than-prestigious award, he was still able to earn great money!
Steven Seagal’s Net Worth and Salary
Today, Steven Seagal’s net worth is $16 million, though it’s been said that he may be worth more. This is all thanks to his career in the film industry, as well as his many other ventures.
He used to make up to $15 million per movie and millions of dollars for every appearance made while earning almost $50,000 a year from his law enforcement work, other than his earnings from business ventures and teaching aikido. His net worth today isn’t just thanks to his talent and hard work, but his interesting combination of interests and hobbies!
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