Have you ever wondered how much is Jason Bateman’s net worth? Well, this accomplished actor and director is one of Hollywood’s most talented artists. After appearing in some wildly popular films like “Horrible Bosses” and “This Is Where I Leave You,” Bateman has established himself as one of the best in the business.
With some Golden Globe and Emmy nominations, in June 2022, Jason Bateman’s net worth is $30 million. In this post, we will tell you how Jason Bateman achieved his huge net worth.
His full name is Jason Kent Bateman, was born on January 14, 1969, in Rye, New York. Jason Bateman’s family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah when he was only four years old and eventually settled in Los Angeles. His mother, Victoria Elizabeth, was a flight attendant. While his father, Kent Bateman is an actor and director who even set up a treasury stage in Hollywood. Jason Bateman was a child actor.
Jason Bateman has mentioned his lack of schooling on several occasions. His family gave him full support to the acting business at a young age and forced him to skip most of his studies. Jason started acting in commercials and films when he was ten years old. In an interview with Wired Magazine, Jason even admitted to never finishing school because of his commitment to “Teen Wolf Too.”
Jason Bateman is also the brother of actress Justine Bateman. Together, they help their parents by making money through acting. Bateman’s father even helped Jason in this industry until he was twenty years old, then he dissolved their business relationship.
Jason Bateman’s most notable first appearance was as a member of the “Little House on the Prairie” cast when he played James Cooper in 1981. However, his first real screen appearance was actually when he starred in a Golden Grahams commercial in 1980. Apart from “Little House on the Prairie,” Jason Bateman has also won recognition for the following productions:
- Silver Spoons (1982-1984)
- Knight Rider (1984)
- It’s Your Move (1984-1985)
- Win, Lose, Or Draw (1987)
In the 80s, Bateman could quickly become a sitcom favorite thanks to the roles above. However, his teenage fame made him start some bad habits. Most notably, Bateman became an addict in the 90s. On many occasions, Bateman mentions it almost cost him his career.
“It was like Risky Business for 10 years. My parents were out of town, they left me a bunch of money, the car, and the house, and I didn’t know when they were coming home.”
Bateman very struggled with alcohol and cocaine addiction for years. Until finally, it culminated when his wife, Amanda Anka, gave him the final choice between their marriage or his addiction. Then, Bateman chose the first option and then attended his first AA meeting. After that, he managed to overcome his addiction.
Arrested Development & Film Career
Jason Bateman made his name and career shine again when he played Michael Bluth in Netflix’s “Arrested Development”, which ran for three seasons from 2003-2006.
Netflix then revived it in 2013 and made Bateman win several awards for his work on the series, including a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy. He was also nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series in 2005.
After succeeding in “Arrested Development“, Bateman revived his career in acting films. He has successfully starred in many high-rated and high-earning films. Below is a list of his appearances and filmography.
|2018||Game Night (2018)||Max|
|2016||Office Christmas Party||Josh|
|2015||The Family Fang||Baxter Fang|
|2015||The Gift (2015)||Simon|
|2014||A LEGO Brickumentary|
|2014||Horrible Bosses 2||Nick Hendricks|
|2014||This Is Where I Leave You||Judd Altman|
|2014||The Longest Week||Conrad Vamont|
|2013||Bad Words||Guy Trilby|
|2013||Identity Thief||Sandy Patterson|
|2011||The Change-Up||Dave Lockwood|
|2011||Horrible Bosses||Nick Hendricks|
|2009||Up in the Air||Craig Gregory|
|2009||The Invention of Lying||Doctor|
|2009||State of Play||Dominic Foy|
|2008||Forgetting Sarah Marshall|
|2007||Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium||Henry Weston, the Mutant|
|2007||The Kingdom (2007)||Adam Leavitt|
|2007||Smokin’ Aces||Rupert ‘Rip’ Reed|
|2006||Arthur and the Invisibles||Darkos|
|2006||The Ex||Chip Sanders|
|2004||Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story||Pepper Brooks|
|2004||Starsky & Hutch||Kevin|
|2002||The Sweetest Thing||Roger Donahue|
|1991||Necessary Roughness||Jarvis Edison|
|1986||The Thanksgiving Promise||Steve Tilby|
|1984||The Right to Kill|
Jason Bateman’s latest success in acting has come from his latest television series, “Ozark”. In this Netflix-produced television series, Bateman plays Marty Byrd, a financial adviser who must move his family to Missouri to launder Mexican drug cartel money. To date, “Ozark” remains one of Netflix’s most successful productions to the point of drawing critical comparisons with AMC’s “Breaking Bad”.
Bateman’s Net Worth in 2022
Jason Bateman has a net worth of $30 million as of June 2022. He has won many awards for his acting in films and his skills as a director.
Jason Bateman with his two old friends, Will Arnett and Sean Hayes recently have a podcast called “SmartLess”. In each episode, one of the hosts will tells about his mystery guest to the other two hosts which will be followed by a conversation filled with laughter and new knowledge to feed the “SmartLess” mind.
Success Key of Bateman’s Net Worth
- Follow all your passions: Jason Bateman has successfully fought his addictions in the past. When he enjoys something, he chooses to channel all his abilities. One way he can do that is by trying to be total in all of his jobs. “If I feel like I’m enjoying it, I feel like I want to have it all. Frankly, that’s how I’ve built my career today. I’m really a workaholic.”
- There is no straight road: It has been written above, that Bateman almost lost everything, his career, and his marriage. However, he was able to survive and bounce back in the television series “Arrested Development”. If he doesn’t choose to stop being an addict, he would have likely quit Hollywood.