Josh Duhamel first stole hearts around America when he played Leo on All My Children. His success continued as he went on to star in several hit television shows and blockbuster movies. Even though Duhamel and singer Fergie separated in 2017, she recently officially filed for divorce in May 2019. What is Josh Duhamel’s net worth, and how does he make his money?
Josh Duhamel’s background
He was born November 14, 1972, in Minot, North Dakota as the only child from his father and mother. His parents divorced when he was young, and his mother raised him alongside his three younger half-sisters. Duhamel went to Minot State University and played for the school’s football team as the quarterback. He ended up dropping out only one and a half credits shy of graduating. However, Duhamel later completed the credits and received a degree in 2005.
Josh Duhamel’s long-lasting acting career
In 1997, Duhamel followed his then-girlfriend to California, where he won the International Modeling and Talent Association’s Male Model of the Year, beating actor Ashton Kutcher. He got his first taste of professional acting as an extra in the music video for “Genie in a Bottle” performed by Christina Aguilera and Donna Summer’s “I Will Go With You.” In that same year, ABC cast Duhamel as Leo du Pres for the soap opera, All My Children. The public received his acting in this role very well.
In 2002, Duhamel parted ways with All My Children because he wanted to explore other acting opportunities. He then won a primetime role on NBC’s Las Vegas, cast as Danny McCoy in 2003. Duhamel also appeared in his first movie, 2004 Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! followed by 2006 thriller Turistas.
In 2004, Duhamel started dating Stacy Ann Ferguson, or Fergie, after her band, The Black Eyed Peas, appeared on Las Vegas. They married in 2009 and have a five-year-old son, Axl. However, the couple split in 2017, and Fergie officially filed for divorce in May 2019.
Stephen Spielberg became aware of Duhamel watching an episode of Las Vegas and chose him to play Captain William Lennox in 2007 Transformers. Duhamel then reprised the character in all three sequels. In 2010, he played Nick Beamon, a lead role in When in Rome, then in 2014 You’re Not You alongside Hilary Swank.
Duhamel appeared in the romantic comedy, Love Simon, and will star in an independent family comedy, Think Like a Dog, with Megan Fox. He also received the role for Sheldon Sampson in Jupiter’s Legacy, an upcoming Netflix superhero show.
Duhamel has 13 award nominations and won two of them, including a 2002 Daytime Emmy Award and a 2011 Kids’ Choice Award.
What is Josh Duhamel’s net worth and how does he make his money?
In 2005, Duhamel became a co-owner of a restaurant in his hometown called 10 North Main. He has also participated in video games including Call of Duty: World War II.
Josh Duhamel’s net worth is currently an estimated $25 million, but it is not yet clear how the pending divorce will affect it.