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40 Years in Hollywood, 90 Films and Oscar Nominations Later, Actor Nick Nolte Is Worth $75 Million

Nick Nolte is a Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-nominated actor who has starred in several notable films.
UPDATED FEB 14, 2024
Cover Image Source: Getty Images | Larry Busacca
Cover Image Source: Getty Images | Larry Busacca
Name Nicholas King Nolte
Networth $75 million
Salary $4-$7 million
Annual Income N/A
Sources of income Acting
Gender Male
DOB February 8, 1941
Age 82 years
Nationality American
Profession Actor

Actor Nick Nolte has an estimated net worth of $75 million in 2024, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Nolte has appeared in about 90 films and is known for his impressive height and gravelly voice. Some of his most famous appearances are in films including "Prince of Tide," "The Deep", "Teachers", "Cape Fear", "The Good Thief", and "Tropic Thunder".

Getty Images | Photo by Bruno Vincent
Getty Images | Photo by Bruno Vincent

Nolte was born in Omaha, Nebraska and he attended elementary school in Waterloo before enrolling in high school in Omaha. In his high school years, Nolte became the kicker for the school football team but was later expelled due to disciplinary issues.

He attended a number of universities on various sports scholarships as he continued to play football throughout his college years. 

However, after his grades began to slip, Nick shifted his attention towards the world of theatre and left college. He started with the Pasadena Playhouse and then attended Stella Adler Academy in Los Angeles

Some of his earliest work was as a model as he posed for a national advertisement in 1972 for a Clairol jean shirt.


He first gained prominence in acting with the miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man." He went on to make several TV appearances and eventually starred in television films like "Winter Kill" and "Adams of Eagle Lake."


His trademark gravelly voice became one of his defining features, making him famous. He then starred in feature films like "The Deep," "Who'll Stop the Rain," and "North Dallas Forty," throughout the 70s. In the next decade, he appeared in  films like "48 Hrs.," "Under Fire," "Down and Out in Beverly Hills," "Extreme Prejudice," "Grace Quigley," and "Another 48 Hrs."


In the 90s, Nolte got his first Academy Award nomination for his role in the 1991 film "The Prince of the Tides." He also appeared in "Cape Fear," "Lorenzo's Oil," "Affliction," "Jefferson in Paris," and "Afterglow," throughout the decade. 


In the 2000s, Nolte bagged roles in movies like "Clean," "Hotel Rwanda," "Peaceful Warrior," "Warrior," and the comedy "Tropic Thunder."  Further in the 2010s, Nick appeared in movies such as "Parker," "A Walk in the Woods," and "Return to Sender," and most recently he  landed television roles in FX's "Graves" and Disney+'s "The Mandalorian."


Nick Nolte bagged a handsome $1 million salary for the 1998 film “The Thin Red Line”. However, in 1994, Nolte earned about $7 million for the film “I Love Trouble”, as per Celebrity Net Worth. For the film “Blue Chips”, he was paid $7 million and for one of his most famous films, “The Prince of Tides”, Nick took home a $4 million paycheck, as per Celebrity Net Worth.


Nick Nolte owned a luxurious estate in Malibu for years. However, in 2014, he sold the property for $3.9 million. According to several media sources, Nolte sold it at a massive loss as he had previously listed the property for $8.25 million, which was more than twice the amount that he ultimately settled for. However, it was later revealed that his original listing included an adjacent 3-acre property which Nolte didn’t sell in the final purchase.

1998 Salary from The Thin Red Line- $1,000,000
1994 Salary from I Love Trouble- $7,000,000
1994 Salary from Blue Chips- $7,000,000
1991 Salary from The Prince of Tides- $4,000,000

Nick Nolte has been married four times and has two children. His first three marriages were with Sheila Page, Sharyn Haddad and Rebecca Linger. While Nick has a son with Linger, Brawley Nolte, he has a daughter with his long-time partner and current wife, Clytie Lane.

Nolte’s son Brawly has worked in films most prominently in “Ransom” alongside Mel Gibson where he played the role of Gibson’s son, a central character who was kidnapped.

Getty Images | Photo by Ethan Miller
Getty Images | Photo by Ethan Miller



Divorced three times, Nolte' private life has been volatile. Soon after his second marriage with  Sharyn Haddad, in 1978, his former long-term girlfriend, Karen Louise Ecklund, filed a $4.5 million palimony suit for community property and support, according to a report from The Independent. While the case was eventually settled out of court, Nolte went through two more divorces later in life.

Legal Troubles and Substance Abuse

 Nolte has faced a number of legal issues over the course of his career. In 1965 when he was arrested for selling counterfeit documents but he got off scot free when the court ruled in his favor. 

In 2002, he was arrested for a DUI in Malibu and it was later found that he  was under the influence of GHB, a powerful drug. He then checked himself into a counseling center and pleaded no contest to his DUI charge for which he recieved  three years of probation. 

After his DUI arrest, it was revealed that Nolte had been struggling with substance abuse for most of his life. He was abusing alcohol from a young age and after 10 years of being sober he went back to drinking in the late 90s.

He got sober once again after his 2002 arrest, and in 2018 he stated that he was still "clean," except the use of prescription drugs.

Nick has been nominated for three Academy Awards, twice in the Best Actor category and once in the Best Supporting Actor category. He has been nominated for many other awards as well, including the Primetime Emmy Award, Chicago Film Critics Association Award, National Society of Film Critics Award, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, Golden Globe Award, and others.


How old is Nick Nolte?

Nick Nolte was born on February 8, 1941, making him 82 years old.

What is Nick Nolte’s most successful movie?

Nick Nolte's most successful movie is arguably “The Prince of Tides,” for which he received an Academy Award nomination.

How many children does Nick Nolte have?

Nick Nolte has two children, a son and a daughter.

Has Nick Nolte ever been arrested?

Yes, Nick Nolte was arrested in 2003 for crashing his car and driving under the influence of drugs in 2003.

Is Nick Nolte still acting?

Nolte's last appearance was in “The Mandalorian” in 2019 and he has not appeared in any major roles since then.

What is actor Nick Nolte’s Net Worth in 2023?

Nick Nolte’s net worth is estimated to be $75 million in 2023.

What is Nick Nolte’s full name?

Nick Nolte’s full name is Nicholas King Nolte.

Who Is Nick Nolte Married To Now?

Nick Nolte has been married to Clytie Lane since 2016. 

What Is Nick Nolte's Net Worth 2024?

Nick Nolte's estimated net worth is $75 million as of 2024 according to Celebrity Net Worth. 

Why Did Nick Nolte And Julia Roberts Fight?

During the filming of "I Love Trouble" stars Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte  reportedly lacked chemistry on set and had troubles in real life. Roberts reportedly called Nolte "completely disgusting" during an interview when asked about Nolte's reputation of behaving crudely on set.