‘Meet the Parents’ 20 Years Later: How Much is the Cast Worth Today?
The side-splitting romantic comedy, Meet the Parents, premiered in theaters in 2000 and raked in tons of cash for the studio. The stars of the movie went on to score even more high-profile gigs and build substantial net worth.
‘Meet the Parents’ became a blockbuster franchise
Meet the Parents revolves around Gaylord ‘Greg’ Focker, a man who travels to meet his girlfriend Pam’s parents for the first time. The affable nurse plans to propose to his ladylove but hits a roadblock in the form of her overprotective father, Jack, who has recently retired from the CIA.
Also, along for the family shenanigans is Pam’s kindhearted mother, Dina. Plus, her former flame Kevin shows up to mix it up with the gang. His presence adds to the anxiety for Greg and boosts the hilarity of the film.
Meet the Parents was a box office hit. It earned over $330 million on a $55 million budget, according to Box Office Mojo. And the dollars kept rolling in with two successful sequels which brought back the original cast. In the 20 years since the film’s release, the stars have continued building substantial wealth. Here’s how they rank today, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
1. Robert De Niro as ‘Jack Byrnes’
With an estimated $500 million fortune, Robert De Niro tops his Meet the Parents co-stars when it comes to net worth. From Taxi Driver to Joker, the Hollywood OG boasts over 100 acting credits and has several meaty projects on the horizon. Next up, fans can look forward to De Niro sharing the screen with Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones in The Comeback Trail.
2. Ben Stiller as ‘Greg Focker’
In second place among the Meet the Fockers cast, Ben Stiller has amassed an estimated $200 million in wealth. Fans may recognize the actor from films such as Tropic Thunder and Zoolander. Aside from earning over 100 on-screen credits, Stiller is an accomplished writer, director, and producer. Coming soon, fans can check out the feature film, Friendsgiving, which Stiller produced.
3. Owen Wilson as ‘Kevin Rawley’
Owen Wilson owns the third-place spot in this roundup, with an estimated $70 million in total wealth. The actor became a household name with appearances in The Cable Guy and Armageddon. For over two decades, he continued landing high-profile parts, such as his starring roles in the Cars franchise and Wonder. Wilson has several projects on the horizon, including the highly anticipated Loki on Disney+.
4. Blythe Danner as ‘Dina Byrnes’
Ranking fourth among the stars of Meet the Parents is Blyth Danner, who is worth an estimated $45 million. Danner has worked consistently in entertainment since the late 1960s. The actor has landed an impressive string of big and small-screen gigs, including a notable stint on the Will & Grace revival. Next, fantasy enthusiasts can catch Danner in the role of the goddess Demeter in American Gods Season 3 on Starz.
5. Teri Polo as ‘Pam Byrnes’
Teri Polo is ranked fifth among the key players in Meet the Parents. Celebrity Net Worth estimates that the star is $800,000 in debt. Still, the actor has been busy on screen with a starring role on The Fosters, as well as stints on The Bravest Knight and Good Trouble. Polo has several projects simmering, including a role in the crime comedy, All for Nikki.
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