From ‘Love Actually’ to ‘The Undoing’: What Is Hugh Grant’s Net Worth?

Rom-com king Hugh Grant recently re-emerged in HBO’s dark thriller The Undoing, which added a new layer to this multi-faceted actor.

English actor Hugh Grant
English actor Hugh Grant | Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP) (Photo by TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP via Getty Images

Previously known as the male lead in films like Love Actually, Four Weddings and a Funeral, and Notting Hill, Grant was often cast as the lead for his boyish good looks and undeniable charm. He started acting in the early 1980s but made a global splash in Four Weddings and a Funeral in 1994.

Grant was seemingly type-cast after his irresistible portrayal of “Charles” in Four Weddings and a Funeral. But he eventually broke the mold after the 2009 film Did You Hear About the Morgans, which he described as a “massive turkey.” Grant has since explored other aspects of his talent in films like Cloud Atlas, A Very English Scandal, and the recent smash hit, HBO’s The Undoing.

Grant’s net worth is reportedly $150 million, which he systematically built through the years. He was only paid $100,000 for Four Weddings and a Funeral, but his salary has since skyrocketed.

Hugh Grant commands a $10 million salary for his roles

Celebrity Net worth reports that Grant currently earns about $10 million for any starring role. He will accept half that amount for smaller roles. While he was only paid $100,000 for Four Weddings and a Funeral, his salary soared shortly after the film. Grant was making between $7 million to $10 million per film by the late 1990’s.

He made $12.5 million for Two Weeks Notice, starring alongside Sandra Bullock.  Grant is considered to be one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood, allegedly making $96 million between November 2019 and November 2020.

Hugh Grant poses while filming 'Maurice,' in December 1986
Hugh Grant poses while filming ‘Maurice,’ in December 1986 | Mikki Ansin/Getty Images

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Grant is also known for being a smart investor. He’s built an impressive real estate portfolio, cherry-picking multi-million dollar properties in desirable neighborhoods. He paid $20 million for a lavish home in Chelsea Square in 2006. But then flipped the property three years later for $32 million. Grant also rents out one of his homes with tenants paying $10,000 per month.

Hugh Grant found himself at a crossroads in his career

While Grant seems to have left acting for a short period, he admits the roles “left him” instead. “I developed a bad attitude from about 2005 onwards, shortly after Music and Lyrics,” he recently told the Los Angeles Times. “I just had enough. Then I went back in 2009 and made another film.”

“At that point, it wasn’t me giving up Hollywood,” he continued. “Hollywood gave me up because I made such a massive turkey with that film with Sarah Jessica Parker [Did You Hear About the Morgans?]. Whether I wanted to or not after that, the days of being a very well-paid leading man were suddenly gone overnight. It was slightly embarrassing but it left life free for other things.”

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But The Undoing has reinvigorated Grant’s career, with audiences seeing him in a new, multi-dimensional light. He said the limited mini-series was a total departure from the roles he became known for commanding.

“There’s not a huge number of laughs in The Undoing,” he told The Times. “But I’m not sure that was why I did it. I did it because it was a very classy project and it was a script that made me turn the pages, which is very rare because normally I’m asleep by page six of most scripts I read.”