The Truth About How Owen Wilson Got So Rich

If you're a fan of comedies, odds are you've known Owen Wilson's name for quite a long time. He and his good friend, Wes Anderson, wrote and produced the film Bottle Rocket back in 1996, which launched both of them into stardom. Anderson and Wilson moved to Hollywood (along with Luke and Andrew Wilson, Owen's brothers), and both quickly embarked on successful careers.

Owen has starred in dozens of recognizable hits, including The Cable Guy, The Haunting, Anaconda, Meet the Parents, the Cars franchise, and The Royal Tenenbaums. According to Celebrity Net Worth, he has amassed a fortune of approximately $70 million.

It might surprise you to learn that acting, writing, and producing aren't the only roles that have been lining Wilson's pockets. He also has many real estate investments in and around Los Angeles and owns two pieces of land in Hawaii, which likely offer a significant boost to his overall net worth.

Owen Wilson's success has come at a price

However, things haven't always been smooth for Owen Wilson, and his career and personal life have suffered several hits. He was hospitalized following a suicide attempt in 2007, but began work on the film The Darjeeling Limited soon after.

Director and friend Wes Anderson opened up about Wilson's well-being at the Venice Film Festival that year. The Baltimore Sun reported that Anderson noted, "I can tell you he has been doing very well, he has been making us laugh. When he is ready he's going to speak for himself much better than any of us could."

In recent years, it seems Wilson and Anderson have stopped working together. He didn't have a role in Anderson's 2018 film Isle of Dogs, and seemed confused by the reason why. Wilson told The I, "I don't actually know why I'm not in it. It's hard to believe that this kid who was my roommate in Austin now does all these amazing things."

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