Early Life and Childhood Career: Joaquin Rafael Bottom, better known as Joaquin Phoenix, was born on October 28, 1974, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His parents, Arlyn (née Dunetz) and John Lee Bottom, were both from the United State mainland; his father is of mostly English descent, while his mother is an Ashkenazi Jew of Hungarian and Russian ancestry. The family were members of the religious cult Children of God, and traveled throughout South America with the cult. Eventually, when Phoenix was three years old, the family left the cult and returned to live in the United States. It was upon their return to the U.S. that they changed their last name from Bottom to Phoenix, to symbolize a new beginning, just like how the mythical bird rises from its own ashes. He has five siblings, including a half-sibling from his father’s previous relationship. Many of his siblings have nature-related names, such as River or Rain, and Phoenix called himself “Leaf” until he was fifteen, partially out of a desire to be more like his siblings.
Wealth Stats and More
What’s Joaquin Phoenix's net worth? How wealthy is he? Below are all stats like net worth, salary, profession, and more!
|Net Worth||$50 Million|
|Date of Birth||October 28, 1974 (age 48 years)||Gender||Male|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Profession||Actor, Film Producer, Music Video Director, Musician, Social activist, Television producer|
|Nationality||United States of America|
Net Worth of Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix Net Worth and Salary: Joaquin Phoenix is an American actor, director, producer and musician who has a net worth of $50 million. Notable works of his include “Walk the Line” (2005), “The Master” (2012), “Her” (2013), and “Joker” (2019). He was won many awards, including an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, and two Golden Globe Awards.
Joaquin Phoenix Quotes
How is it that Joaquin Phoenix has a net worth of $50 Million? These quotes by the actor may indicate the character traits that led to his financial situation:
My music is going to be true. I'm not out to sell records. I'm experiencing something, and it's what I feel.Joaquin Phoenix
When I go out with the ladies, I don't force them to pronounce my name. I tell them I like to go by the nickname of Kitten.Joaquin Phoenix
You see so many earnest characters in movies all the time, everyone has a purpose.Joaquin Phoenix
I think the day that I become comfortable doing interviews and going on talk shows is the day that I don't know what it is to be a human being anymore.Joaquin Phoenix
I've always loved hip-hop, since I was a kid, that's the music that I loved. I think everyone of our generation kind of fantasized about hip-hop in some ways.Joaquin Phoenix