What is Mel Gibson Net Worth?

Mel Gibson Net Worth is US$ 425 Million as of 2022.

Net WorthUS$ 425 Million
BornJanuary 3, 1956 (68 Years)
Height5’ 9’”
Country of OriginPeekskill, New York, The US
Source of WealthActing and Filmmaking
Marital StatusDivorced
SpouseRobyn Moore Gibson (m. 1980- div. 2011)
Famous ForAction-Adventure Films in the 1980s and Also as a Director and Producer.


He is a producer, director, and actor of American descent. His most well-known action hero roles include  “Max Rockatansky”, who appeared in the first three episodes of the action series “Mad Max” and as “Martin Riggs”, the character in the action-comedy series “Lethal Weapon”. Gibson, born in Peekskill, New York, moved to Sydney, Australia, with his parents when he was 12. He continued his acting training and development at the “National Institute of Dramatic Art”. He appeared in a “Romeo and Juliet” performance alongside Judy Davis. He established a production business named “Icon Entertainment” in 1980.

Gibson received the Best Actor nomination from the Australian Film Institute for his performance in the World War I drama “Gallipoli” (1981), which helped establish him as a severe and adaptable actor. Gibson received the Golden Globe Award for “Best Director”, the Academy Award for “Best Picture”, and “Best Director” in 1995 for the historical epic “Braveheart”, which he produced, directed, and starred in.

Later, he produced and directed “The Passion of the Christ”, a profoundly divisive and financially successful biblical drama. His directing of the action-adventure movie “Apocalypto” garnered him additional critical acclaim (2006). The movie takes place during the beginning of16th century in Mesoamerica. Gibson’s public image declined due to multiple court disputes and argumentative remarks, which impacted his acting career. He made a successful comeback with performances in movies such as “Edge of Darkness (2010)” and “The Beaver (2011).” His directed film, “Hacksaw Ridge (2016),” won two Academy Awards and was nominated for Best Picture and Best Director.



People’s Choice Awards: Favourite Motion Picture Star in a Comedy.


Australian Film Institute: Global Achievement Award.


Honorary Doctorate Recipient and Undergraduate Commencement Speaker, Loyola Marymount University.


  • World’s most powerful celebrity by U.S. business magazine Forbes.
  • The Hollywood Reporter Innovator of the Year.


  • AACTA Awards, Best Film, for Hacksaw Ridge.
  • AACTA Awards, Best Direction, for Hacksaw Ridge.
  • Hollywood Film Awards, Hollywood Director Award, for Hacksaw Ridge.

 Early Life

Gibson was born on January 3, 1956, in Peekskill, New York. He is the second son of novelist Hutton Gibson and Irish-born Anne Patricia. He is the sixth of 11 children. He is of Irish ancestry. The opera countertenor Eva Mylott (1875–1920), whose parents were Irish, was Gibson’s paternal grandmother. His paternal grandfather, John Hutton Gibson, was an American tobacco tycoon who amassed a fortune. Donal, one of Gibson’s younger brothers, is a fellow performer. Due to his mother, Gibson still holds dual citizenship in Ireland and the United States. However, Gibson resides permanently in Australia.


When Gibson entered the film industry, he received glowing reviews from critics and was compared to several movie stars of the classic realm. Vincent Canby expressed  in 1982 that “Mr. Gibson is reminiscent of a young Steve McQueen.” He is often described as “a cross between Clark Gable and Humphrey Bogart.” Gibson’s roles in the Mad Max film series, Peter Weir’s Gallipoli (1981), and the Lethal Weapon film series earned him the name of “action hero.” Later in his career, Gibson took on a variety of roles, including human dramas like the Franco Zeffirelli film adaptation of Hamlet (1990) and comedic roles in movies like Maverick (1994) and What Women Want (2000). He went on to direct and produce films such as (The Man Without a Face (1993),  Braveheart (1995),  The Passion of the Christ(2004), and  Apocalypto(2006). He played villain roles in Machete Kills (2013) and The Expendables 3 (2014).


Highlights of Mel Gibson’s career:

  • Gibson’s most honored film – “Braveheart”
  • Winner of Academy Award and Golden Globe Award.


  • Lethal Weapon (1987)
  • Braveheart (1995)
  • Ransom (1996)
  • What Women Want (2000)
  • Signs (2002)
  • Get The Gringo (2012)
  • Daddy’s Home 2 (2017)
  • Air Strike (2018)

Favorite Quotes from Mel Gibson 

Favorite Quote 1 from Mel Gibson 

“I am politically incorrect; that’s true.” Political correctness is just intellectual terrorism to me. I find that really scary, and I won’t be intimidated into changing my mind. Everyone isn’t going to love you all the time.”

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Favorite Quote 2 from Mel Gibson 

“It’s a wise man who understands that every day is a new beginning, because boy, how many mistakes do you make in a day? I don’t know about you, but I make plenty. You can’t turn the clock back, so you have to look ahead.” 

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Favorite Quote 3 from Mel Gibson 

“A woman should be home with the children, building that home and making sure there’s a secure family atmosphere.” 

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Favorite Quote 4 from Mel Gibson 

“Acting is like lying. The art of lying well. I’m paid to tell elaborate lies.”

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Favorite Quote 5 from Mel Gibson 

“And, hey, I’m not under the illusion that everything’s just going to be hunky-dory work-wise forever. I’ve never been under that illusion. Things could go away tomorrow.”

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Favorite Quote 6 from Mel Gibson 

“Knowing there’s no secret recipe for success is wisdom in itself.” 

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Favorite Quote 7 from Mel Gibson 

“The only way to maintain a moderate sum of happiness in this life, is not to worry about the future or regret the past too much.”

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Key Life Lessons from Mel Gibson 

Some note-worthy life lessons from Mel Gibson.

  • “Every man dies, but not every man really lives.”

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Mel Gibson’s most famous role?

His famous roles include him playing different characters in movies like Mad Max, The Road Warriors, and Mad Max Beyond amongst many others. 

What is Mel Gibson’s religion?

Mel Gibson’s religion is Roman Catholicism.

Why did Mel Gibson play William Wallace?

Mel Gibson initially declined William Wallace’s role because he felt he was too old for it. However, Gibson agreed because Paramount Pictures would only finance the film if he played the lead role.


Mel Gibson is a film actor and director of American origin based in Australia. He moved to Australia with his whole family when he was 12 years old. Following his debut in the year 1977, he improved to prominence as the main character in the action film titled “Mad Max” (1979), which was over the years followed by the sequels “The Road Warrior” (1981) and “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” (1983).

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