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In 2005, The 40-Year-Old Virgin became a bona fide summer blockbuster. Since then, the cast went on to grab even more fame and fortune. Here’s a breakdown of the film’s remarkable success and a snapshot of how much total wealth the stars have built over the years.

Steve Carell and Elizabeth Banks in ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin’ | Universal Pictures

‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin’ is a raunchy romp with heart

“I hope you have a big trunk. ‘Cause I’m putting my bike in it,” says Andy in The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Steve Carell played the naïve character with the perfect mix of comedy and heart.

The film follows Andy, who is on a mission to get into the romantic groove with the opposite sex for the first time at the age of 40. But what he finds on his journey is real friendship with a group of misguided yet loyal friends and true love with a one-of-a-kind single mom.

Steve Carell in The 40-Year Old Virgin
Steve Carell in ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin’ | Universal Pictures

Appearing opposite Carell is Catherine Keener as Trish, the lady with a flair for four-letter-words who steals Andy’s heart. Andy also has a deep bench of wingmen, including jilted David, philandering Jay, and stoner Cal, played perfectly by Paul Rudd, Romany Malco, and Seth Rogen.

The 40-Year-Old Virgin also benefitted from a strong supporting cast. Elizabeth Banks and Leslie Mann star as Beth and Nicky, two of Andy’s love-connections gone hilariously awry. Kat Dennings, Jonah Hill, and Mindy Kaling also pop up in memorable parts as Trish’s daughter Marla, E-Bay Customer, and David’s ex-girlfriend Amy. Jane Lynch rounds out the cast as Andy’s overly amorous boss, Paula.

‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin’ was a critical and commercial success

The 40-Year-Old Virgin is a success story for the director and co-writer Judd Apatow, the star and co-writer Carell, and the rest of the cast and crew. With the sheer talent represented on camera, it is no wonder that The 40-Year-Old Virgin became a smash hit.

The film boasts a Fresh Rating and a positive Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes, and according to Box Office Mojo, it grossed over $177 million worldwide on a modest $26 million budget.

The stars of the movie have banked big bucks over the years

The cast of The 40-Year-Old Virgin shared incredible chemistry as a group. But they also solidified their individual statuses as great comedic performers, and each went on to cultivate even more robust careers after appearing in The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Here’s a peek at how much wealth they have amassed, as estimated by Celebrity Net Worth since the comedy romp hit theaters back in ’05.

Steve Carell: $80 million total net worth

Catherine Keener: $8 million total net worth

Paul Rudd: $70 million total net worth

Romany Malco: $4 million total net worth

Seth Rogen: $80 million total net worth

Elizabeth Banks: $50 million total net worth

Leslie Mann: $150 million total net worth

Kat Dennings: $25 million total net worth

Jonah Hill: $50 million total net worth

Mindy Kaling: $24 million total net worth

Jane Lynch: $16 million total net worth


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