A former child prodigy, Corey Feldman has been in the limelight since he was just 3 years old. He starred in everything commercial as he had over 100 TV commercials under his belt in his teen years. By appearing in many blockbuster movies during that time such as The Lost Boys and Stand By Me, Feldman became a household name in America. His height of success as a child actor, obviously reflected in his net worth then. He also moved on to establish a music career in the early 1990s and has released several singles and albums. The widely known actor has also gathered his wealth through numerous voice works on TV and video games. So what is Corey Feldman’s net worth? What has he been able to amass from his acting career and music career as well? All these and more are answered below.
What’s Corey Feldman’s Net Worth?
Corey Feldman’s net worth has raised eyebrows of recent being that the actor who was said to be worth around $1 million at the age of 15, now sits on a net worth of $2 million. The question is how did he gather such fortune at that young age? Let’s have a look at how he has accumulated his net worth through his life-long career.
At the age of three, the singer had his first commercial gig by appearing in a McDonald’s advert. He then went on to have more than 100 TV commercial credits to his name during his youthful days. He additionally appeared in dozens of TV shows as well. In 1979, Corey Feldman made his movie debut in the science fiction film, Time After Time as a Boy at Museum when he was just eight years old. By 1984, he landed a main role in the slasher film, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter. The movie which was released in April 1983, grossed $33 million in the United States upon its theatrical release on a production budget of $2.6 million.
His appearance in the aforementioned commercially successfully movie was just a warm-up for more box office success movies he would star in. In the same year, Corey Feldman’s net worth was inflated as he was featured in the high-grossing film, Gremlins which had a theatrical performance of$153.1 million off its budget of $11 million. The amazing actor was further cast in the main role as Teddy Duchamp in another box office success film, Stand by Me when he was 15 years of age.
The movie which was produced on a budget of $8 million earned $52.3 million on the box office. Other commercially successful movies Feldman has starred in include License to Drive (1988), The Groonies (1985), The Lost Boys (1987), Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985), The Burbs (1989), to mention a few.
Corey Feldman has also raised his net worth through his voice acting works. He voiced the Donatello’s character in the high grossing superhero comedy movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles which became the ninth highest-grossing film worldwide in 1990 and the highest-grossing independent film at that time with a box office grossing of $202 million on a $13.5 million budget. His other voice acting roles can be seen in video games such as Normality as Kent Knutson, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze as slash and Minecraft: Story Mode as Magnus the Griefer.
Feldman has also earned a fortune from his TV works as he reportedly earned $7200 salary for his appearance on the American reality TV series, The Surreal Life. Other TV shows he has been featured in are The Bad News Bears (1979-1980), How to Eat Like a Child (1981), The Kid with Broken Halo (1982), Madame’s Place (1982-1983), Dweebs (1995), among others.
Following his struggles with drug addiction which drained his finances, Corey Feldman’s net worth recently had a boost through his national tours and live performances. In 2017, the music artist performed at the underground Arts in Philadelphia with ticket sales at $20 and $95 for meet and greet. Similarly, the tickets for his performance at Wynfield’s Sports Bar in Satellite Beach were sold at $25 along with $75 meet and greet. So far, he has released many singles like ‘Go 4 It’, ‘Negativity’, ‘Baby Blue Eyes’ and ‘Take a Stand’. His albums include ‘ Angelic 2 the Core’, ‘Love Left’ and ‘Still Searching for Soul’ with the latter being released alongside his band, Truth Movement.
His Relationship With Michael Jackson
Corey Feldman and the late pop star, Michael Jackson became friends at the height of the actor’s film career in the late 80s. According to Feldman, he first met the singer through the filmmaker, Steven Spielberg whom he grew close to while filming the 1984 film, Gremlins. After being introduced to the pop icon by Spielberg, the two became friends and eventually, he became a regular guest at Neverland Ranch. However, their relationship turned bitter in 2001, when they had a fall out with Feldman claiming that Jackson abandoned him.
Nevertheless, the actor turned singer has moved on to defend his late friend in the wake of a new child molestation allegations brought against him in HBO’s documentary, Leaving Neverland. He stated that throughout his friendship with Jackson, he never touched him inappropriately or did he suggest that they should be lovers.
He criticised the timing of the film release as he called it a one-sided affair with no one there to represent or defend the pop singer who passed on in 2009. Being a victim of sexual abuse, Corey Feldman also cited that he was pleased with the way those victims spoke out in the documentary as he found their stories very compelling. Even at that, he still maintains his stance that he never had such experience during his friendship with Michael Jackson.