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Kevin Costner Has Held onto Stardom From 90s Hits to 'Yellowstone'; Here's His Net Worth Today

He began pursuing acting after college. His big break happened in 1987 when he appeared in the film, " "The Untouchables,"
Cover Image Source: Kevin Costner | Getty Images | Jeff Kravitz
Cover Image Source: Kevin Costner | Getty Images | Jeff Kravitz
Name Kevin Costner
Net Worth $250 million
Salary $3 Million
Annual Income $40 million
Sources of Income Acting, appearances, direction
Gender Male
Date of Birth January 18, 1955
Age 69 Years
Nationality United States of America
Profession Actor, director

One of the highest-paid actors in the late '80s and early '90s, Kevin Costner has raked in a net worth of $250 million so far, after delivering blockbuster movies and a hit TV show in a career spanning beyond four decades. The business school graduate took up acting after an interaction with Richard Burton on a flight. He could've been part of "The Big Chill" which changed the careers of actors such as Jeff Goldblum and William Hurt, but his entire part was edited out. After appearing in "Silverado" for the same director, Costner got his career-defining lead role in "The Untouchables" in 1987. He is also well known for being a part of movies like, "Dances with Wolves,"  which he both directed and appeared in, "Robin Hood: Princes of Thieves," and "Yellowstone".

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Acting accounts for most of Kevin Costner's revenue during his career, but he donned the director's hat for the critically acclaimed and commercially successful film, "Dances with Wolves." It went on to earn $50 million, which if adjusted for inflation, is around $110 million today. Costner also bagged $14 million for his role in the 1995 blockbuster "Waterworld," and for his most recent role in the TV show Yellowstone's fifth season, he negotiated a $1.2 million per episode salary.

Kevin Costner | Getty Images |  Axelle/Bauer-Griffin
Kevin Costner | Getty Images | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin

Beyond cinema, Costner opened an attraction called Tatanka: The Story of Bison, located on U.S Routh 85, one mile south of Deadwood, South Dakota, back in 2004. He plans to turn the place into an educational environment for people to learn about America's history of westward expansion. Apart from that he also invested in the Midnight Star Casino in Deadwood. 

Coming to properties, Costner's family owns a 160-acre property in Aspen that features three lakefront homes enough to accommodate 30 people. He acquired the property in three installments by first buying one portion in the early '90s, and bagging the third parcel for $7.3 million by 2017. He rents out this property for around $30,000 per night.

Costner has also bought an estate in the small town of Carpinteria which is situated between Malibu and Santa Barbara. He bought the first three properties in the 1980s and added the third property to it in 2017. Costner owns an additional 10-acre property in Carpinteria which he listed in 2017 but soon took the property off the market.

Kevin Costner was ordered to pay his ex-wife Christine Baumgartner $129,755 per month in child support, as per HuffPost. In the initial filing in June 2023, Baumgartner requested $248,000 per month in child support and asked him to take 100% responsibility for the children's school, health, and activity costs. At the final ruling, he was ordered to pay $63,209 per month to Christine and not the $161,592 she was seeking.

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Kevin Michael Costner was born on January 18, 1955, in Lynwood, California. He began pursuing acting after college. His big break happened in 1987 when he appeared in the film, " "The Untouchables," He has since many films like "The Guardian", "Swing Vote", "The Company Men", "The Guardian"," And Mr. Brooks".


He landed his first regular television role at the start of 2018 on the series, "Yellowstone". Costner was married to Cindi Silva who he had been dating since 1978. They have three children together.

However, the former couple parted ways in 1994 and Costner paid Silva an $80 million divorce settlement. Kevin Costner also has a son with Bridget Rooney with whom he dated. Bridget is an heiress to the Pittsburgh Steelers and her nieces are popular actresses Kate Mara and Rooney Mara.

Kevin Costner is the winner of the 2008 Muhammad Ali Achievement Award for his efforts towards Parkinson's disease. He is also one of the board members for the National World War I Museum in Kansas City.


Costner has won many awards in his career including two Academy Awards for his movie "Dances with Wolves" in 1991, and an Emmy Award in 2012. Costner is also the recipient of the Golden Globe Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards and has been honored at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Cover Image Source: Kevin Costner | Getty Images | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin
Kevin Costner | Getty Images | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin

Are Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer dating?

No, Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer are just close friends. 

Did Kevin Costner quit "Yellowstone"?

He reportedly left after some creative differences and stated that he tried to resolve them but failed.

Did Kevin Costner win an Oscar?

Yes, he bagged two Oscars for his movie, "Dances with Wolves" in 1991.

How much does Kevin Costner make per episode of "Yellowstone"?

He reportedly received close to $1.3 million per episode. 

What is Kevin Costner's net worth in 2024?

His net worth is close to $250 million, as of 2024.

How much did Kevin Costner get paid for "Waterworld"?

He was paid close to $14 million for Waterworld. 

Why did Kevin Costner quit "Yellowstone"?

He left the show due to scheduling conflicts with a new movie series he is directing as well as starring in. 

Is Kevin Costner's daughter in "Yellowstone"?

Lily Costner's music was featured in the show.