Ben Affleck Net Worth: $85 Million
Ben Affleck has made his net worth by acting in both movies and television, directing, screenwriting, and producing. He has appeared in over forty movies including hits such as Good Will Hunting, Argo, and Gone Girl. For a complete list of Ben’s roles you can visit his Filmography page.
In 2000, he co-founded the production company LivePlanet which has produced over twenty movies including American Pie 2, Matchstick Men, and Gone Baby Gone. Ben left LivePlanet in 2007 only to launch another production company with friend Matt Damon in 2012 called Pearl Street Films.
In addition to acting and producing, Ben Affleck has earned his net worth by writing screenplays as well as directing. He famously co-wrote and subsequently earned an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, along with good friend Matt Damon, for Good Will Hunting. Ben also co-wrote Gone Baby Gone and The Town. Ben made his directorial debut in 2007 with Gone Baby Gone and has since directed two other films, The Town and Argo. Argo went on to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and Ben won a Golden Globe as well as the BAFTA for Best Director.
But despite his busy career Ben also gives back. In 1998, Ben became a supporter of the A-T (Ataxia-Telangiectasia) Children’s Project. In 2001, he testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health & Human Services, and Education in an effort to gain support for stem cell research and to convince the Senate to double the National Institute of Health’s budget.
Ben has also lent his support to such charities as The Jimmy Fund, Operation Gratitude, and Paralyzed Veterans of America. He is also a member of the Feeding America’s Entertainment Council, launching in 2011, along side Ellen Degeneres, the Feeding America’s Small Change Campaign.
Ben did not stop his philanthropic work there. In 2010, he co-founded the Eastern Congo Initiative to help raise awareness and grants for local community-based organizations in the Eastern Congo. In addition, he has given many speeches and testified before Congress, as well as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the Senate Appropriations Committee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Projects in an effort to raise awareness of the needs of the people of the Eastern Congo.
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