Kevin Sorbo has grown into a globally admired actor following his roles in the Hercules movie series. Having started his career in acting in the 1980s, he has been able to boast of a net worth that is estimated at seven figures. However, it is noteworthy that he is not only an actor but also an executive producer who has equally featured in many commercials and has lent his voice in a good number of video games. Accordingly, his fans have often wondered how much money the actor has made and this article seeks to answer the question.
Who is Kevin Sorbo?
Before getting into Kevin Sorbo’s net worth and how much money he has, it’s paramount that we take a look at the background details of the prestigious actor and his rise to fame. He was born on 24th September 1958, in Mound, Minnesota, United States, to Lynn and Ardis Sorbo. His father, Lynn was a junior high school biology and mathematics educator. On the other hand, his mother was a health worker. Both his parents are Christians and raised him with the moral virtues of good Christian living.
Sorbo completed his basic education from Westonka High School, situated in Mound, Minnesota and furthered his education by enrolling into Minnesota State University Moorhead where he studied Marketing and Advertising. In order to meet up with the financial needs of his higher education including tuition, the established actor went into print modeling and advertising without knowing that it will later turn into a career.
How Kevin Sorbo Made His Money
Sorbo who has spent more than three decades in the entertainment industry and is still active till present has made a huge fortune from his numerous works over the years. The actor began the early days of his career as a model and he went on to feature in more than 145 advertisements. Not only did he venture in television commercials during such time, he equally carried out point advertising.
In 1994, Kevin Sorbo had his big breakthrough role as Hercules in Hercules and the Amazon Women which is the first movie-length pilot episode of the TV series, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. He then went on to reprise the role in other movie series including Hercules and the Lost Kingdom, Hercules and the Circle of Fire, among many others.
Having attained fame through his excellent portrayal of his titular character in the aforementioned movies, Kevin Sorbo landed a lead role in the TV series, Andromeda where he portrayed the character of High Guard Captain Dylan Hunt. The multi-award-winning series that premiered on October 2, 2000, and ended on May 13, 2005, featured Sorbo in 110 episodes.
He further guest appeared in several series from then onwards including Dharma & Greg, According to Jim, Hope & Faith, Two and a Half Men, The O. C, Psych and others. From 2007 to 2010, Kevin Sorbo had busy years as he was featured in more than fifteen movies including Walking Tall: The Payback, Walking Tall: Lone Justice, Something Beneath, Avenging Angel, Never Cry Werewolf, Bitch Slap, among others.
Having appeared in over a hundred movies and series, the highlight of his acting career includes Wog Boy 2: Kings of Mykonos, Soul Surfer, Christmas Angel, Sorority Party Massacre, God’s Not Dead, Mythica: A Quest for Heroes, Confessions of a Prodigal Son, Gary Unmarried, Hawaii Five-O, The Sparrow, and several others.
Kevin Sorbo has served as the producer of more than twenty movies and series including Faith Under Fire, Miracle in East Texas, The Legend of Catclaws, We Own the Sea, The Reliant, Abel’s Field and 88 episodes of Andromeda. He has received multiple awards including Grace Awards and Franklin International Independent Film Award.
He also directed Miracle in East Texas, Let There Be Light and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Kevin Sorbo’s net worth has also been inflated through the earnings he realised from lending his voice to several characters in video games which includes The Conduit Skylanders: Swap Force, God of War III, Smite and others. Sorbo also published his autobiography entitled, True Strength in 2011.
Kevin Sorbo’s Net Worth – How Much Does He Have?
Kevin Sorbo’s net worth has constantly been on the rise, thanks to his works over the years and the income he has gathered from his investments. He bought an estate in Westlake Village in 2008 at $3.75 million and then listed it for sale in 2014 at $4.5 million. He additionally bought a five + acre property in Bridgehampton, New York in 2001 at $900,000 and after building a massive 12,500-square-foot, eight-bedroom home in 2004, he listed the giant estates for sale at $6.5 million in 2017. He also owns another luxury home in Southampton, New York. From his successful works, the actor has amassed the whopping sum of $10 million as his net worth.