Mike Myers began his career at the age of two years. He was a child when he started in commercials. He is best known for his run as a performed on Saturday Night Live from 1989 to 1995. From his SNL sketches, he got his Wayne World movie. And from there, his career took off. But how much is Mike Myers net worth?
As of 2020, he has a net worth of more than $175 million, with some sources claiming it is $200 million. Mike Myers is always hilarious. And unlike other rich actors, he hasn’t been in many movies or shows lately. We definitely miss his comic stylings, but we can understand that he is semi-retired.
With a net worth of close to $200 million, it is easy to stay back and enjoy life. Here is how Mike Myers net worth got close to $200 million.
Born on May 25, 1963, in Toronto, Canada, Myers is a rare citizen. He holds American, Canadian, and English citizenship. The world’s traveling man of mystery started his career at two years old.
He was a funny kid. His mother was an insurance agent and his father was a veteran of the Royal Air Force. Mike had two brothers, Paul and Peter. They grew up together in the suburbs. Performing was always a part of his life.
By 10 years old, he starred in a couple of commercials, including a deal with Gilda Radner on British Columbia Hydro advertisement. He was 12 years old when he made a guest appearance as Ari on King of Kensington series.
He graduated from high school and then got into The Second City Canadian touring company. He moved to the United Kingdom in 1985 and founded The Comedy Store Players. It was an improvisational group based at the Comedy Store in London. With his show The Second City, he returned to Toronto in 1986.
During the early 1980s, Mike Myers invented his alter-ego, Wayne Campbell. Wayne was a rock and roll loving suburbanite character. This is what made Mike Myers successful and famous. His character first appeared in CityTV in Toronto as part of the alternative show hosted by Christopher Ward. The show City Limits is where he got his start.
CBS featured his Wayne character repeatedly in the show “It’s Only Rock and Roll”. Myers wrote a sketch called Curt and Deiter, and he performed it with his partner from Second City, Dana Carvey. The sketch became the beloved Sprockets which then moved to Saturday Night Live.
The sketch was one of the most successful parts of Saturday Night Live. Thanks to the success, he and Dana came up with an idea for a movie. In 1992, they released the first Wayne’s World movie. It was an instant success. Everyone went and saw it in theaters. The movie grossed $183 million. The next year, they released the Wayne’s World 2. He was still part of the SNL show. In 1995, his stint at SNL ended and he took a couple of years off.
Two years later, he came back stronger than ever as the star of Austin Powers. This movie grossed more than 50 million dollars on the opening weekend and more than $300 million overall. Mike played the silly superspy and reprised the role in 1999 and 2002. The movie is sort of a parody of the James Bond movies. The title of the second movie is The Spy Who Shagged Me.
Some actors might stop there, but not Mike Myers. The younger generation might know him more by his voice. Mike voiced Shrek, the green ogre who married a princess. It is one of the beloved children’s franchises, and Mike reprised the role five times. At the time of the third installment, Myers earned $108,000 per minute as a voice actor.
Besides acting, Myers wrote and produced many of the movies he starred in.
Income from Movies
Here is a short glimpse of Mike Myers’s earnings from movies. Mike Myers net worth is more than $175 million, and movie earnings play a large role.
- His salary for the first Wayne’s world was $1 million
- Myers earned $2 million for So I Married an Axe Murderer
- His salary for Wayne’s World 2 was $3.5 million
- For Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Mike earned $3 million
- Myers earned $7 million for Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me
- His salary for Shrek 2 was $10 million
- Mike Myers earned $25 million for Austin Powers in Goldmember
Assets and Lifestyle
Mike Myers lives in his house in New York, but there are no details about the price. He and his wife Kelly bought a 4,204 square property in SoHo in 2007. They paid close to $8 million. In 2015, he put it on sale for $16 million but later took it off the market.
He owns another house in Lake Champlain in Colchester. For this one, he paid $1.65 million in 2014. Myers also has a collection of luxury cars. But he hasn’t enclosed the details. In his Austin Powers movie, he drives the famous 1970 Jaguar E-Type.
Mike Myers began dating comedy writer Robin Ruzan in the late 1980s. They got married in 1993. Yet, their marriage did not last forever. He referred to her as his muse. The couple filed for divorce in 2005 and got a divorce in 2007.
In 2006, he and Kelly Tisdale began dating. The two got married in New York City in 2010 in a secret ceremony. Together, they have three children.
Fun fact: Mike Myers is a Dungeons and Dragons player. He is one of the few celebrities taking part in the Worldwide Dungeons and Dragons Game Day in 2006.