Ryan Gosling Net Worth: How Much the Actor Is Worth and How He Got Famous

Ryan Gosling is one of Hollywood’s biggest names. He is mostly known for appearing in box office hits in the 2000s and 2010s, though Gosling has definitely done quite a bit more work than people might be aware of.

Read on below to find out about Gosling’s colorful career as just how much the 38-year-old actor is worth these days.

Ryan Gosling started out as a child actor

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Ryan Gosling was born in Ontario, Canada. As a kid, he was inspired to become an actor when he watched the 1945 movie Dick Tracy. This led Gosling to pursue entertainment work a bit sooner than most other people.

In 1993, when he was 12, Gosling landed a part in Disney’s The Mickey Mouse Club. Although he did not become a famous face on the show, Gosling valued the experience a lot and later called it “the greatest two years ever.”

After Mickey Mouse Club, Gosling went on to appear in several children’s shows in the 1990’s, such as Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Goosebumps, and The Adventures of Shirley Holmes. He also got to play a main role in the teen series Breaker High from 1997 to 1998. 

Ryan Gosling branched out into movies as an adult

When Gosling was 19, he decided to step away from shows for tweens and teens. Instead, Gosling started pursuing more mature work, and this actually allowed him to gain more recognition.

In the 2000s, Gosling became popular as an actor after appearing in movies such as Remember the Titans (2000), The Notebook (2004), and Half Nelson (2006).

Gosling’s popularity would continue through the next decade as he starred in films such as Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011), Gangster Squad (2013), The Big Short (2015), and La La Land (2016).

Gosling has won more than 20 awards over the years, including a Golden Globe Award and numerous Teen Choice Awards.

Ryan Gosling also had a short-lived music career

Most people know Gosling as an actor, but he has talent in music as well.

In 2007, Gosling formed a duo called Dead Man’s Bones with his friend Zach Shields. Both men were fascinated by ghosts and the supernaturals, and their band reflected this unique interest.

Dead Man’s Bones released their first music video in 2008 followed by an album a year later. Pitchfork described the album as “unique, catchy and lovably weird” as well as something that music fans can listen to “long after its Halloween expiration date.”

In 2009, the duo also had a short residency at Bob Baker Marionette Theater in Los Angeles as well as a 13-date tour in North America.

However, it has been many years since Dead Man’s Bones last released music, and it is still not clear whether Gosling and Shields will reunite to continue this project. For now, it seems that Gosling is simply focusing on his acting work.

What is Ryan Gosling’s net worth?

Gosling has a long and successful career, and his net worth definitely reflects it. According to Celebrity Net Worth, he is worth around $60 million.

Despite being a high-earner in Hollywood, Gosling lives a very low-key existence. Outside of attending promotional events for his work, Gosling seems to enjoy hanging out at home instead of being a part of the Hollywood party scene. He also drives a Toyota Prius and does not have nannies for his two children with partner Eva Mendes.

One of Gosling’s big purchases might be his home. It has been reported that he lives in an affluent part of Los Feliz in Los Angeles with his family. Because Gosling and Mendes are notoriously private, not much else is known about their house and home life.