Jason Bateman’s net worth and top grossing movies
Jason Bateman turns 50 on January 14, 2019, which is amazing. Not because he’s celebrating a birthday, but because he looks younger and feels older since he’s been in show business for so long. We all love him for playing Michael Bluth on Arrested Development, and we’re grateful Netflix revived the show after Fox cancelled it. As we’ll see, there’s a lot more to his career than that one role. Let’s take a look at Jason Bateman’s net worth, how he made his fortune and his biggest box office hits.
What is Jason Bateman’s net worth?
Jason Bateman is a jack of all trades in the world of show business. | Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty Images
As we mentioned a minute ago, Jason Bateman’s show business career has covered most of his life. In that time, he’s tried a little bit of everything. He added directing to his resume in 1989 when he was on the TV show Valerie . He produced and collaborated with Morgan Spurlock on the 2012 documentary film Mansome . Bateman does a little bit of everything on the fan-favorite Netflix series Ozark .
Which is a roundabout way of saying that Jason Bateman’s net worth is very healthy. He stays busy in front of and behind the camera, and his wealth proves it. He is the richest Arrested Development actor with a net worth of $30 million.
How did Jason Bateman get so rich?
Jason Bateman’s $30 million fortune didn’t happen overnight. He built his net worth by working in front of and behind the camera for decades.
His acting debut came when he played James Cooper Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie when he was 12. From there, Bateman went on to Silver Spoons, Valerie, and The Hogan Family.
Jason Bateman’s net worth is very healthy after decades in show business | Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty Images
After a fallow period, he rejuvenated his career with Arrested Development and films such as Starsky and Hutch and Dodgeball .
Bateman won a Golden Globe in 2005 for Best Actor in a Television Series (Comedy or Musical) for Arrested Development . He has also directed and produced episodes of the Netflix show Ozark , for which he is one of the highest paid streaming stars . He has two Golden Globe nominations for Ozark.
What are his most profitable films?
Almost all of Jason Bateman’s leading roles came after Arrested Development took the world by storm and changed comedy television forever. Some moviegoers might have soft spots for 1987’s Teen Wolf or 1991’s Necessary Rudeness, but Bateman’s big screen career is more of a 21st century phenomenon. His most profitable films were all released after 2003