|Date of Birth:
|October 18, 1960 (63 years old)
|5 ft 9 in (1.77 m)
|Martial Artist, Actor, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Film director, Film Editor
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What is Jean Claude Van Damme’s Net Worth?
Jean-Claude Van Damme, also known as JCVD, is a Belgian actor and retired martial artist who has a net worth of $40 million. He is famous and has garnered lots of public attention for his incredible martial arts, acrobatics, and action movies.
On 18 October 1960, Jean-Claude Camille François van Varenberg was born in Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Brussels, Belgium. He attended Shotokan Karate school. When he was ten years old he started learning martial arts and he performed excellently.
Martial Arts Career
Van Damme attended the Centre National de Karaté (National Center of Karate) at the age of twelve, where he trained for four years and received a spot on the Belgian Karate Team. When he was fifteen years old, Van Damme started his competitive karate career in Belgium.
Jean-Claude migrated to America in 1982, at the age of 22, to start up his career in Hollywood.
He made a cameo appearance in the movie titled “Breakin” and later acted in another movie titled “Bloodsport” in 1988 this movie led to his breakthrough and catapulted him into the limelight.
After the commercial success of his films, Van Damme joined The Cannon Group’s roster of action heroes. The role he acted in the movie titled ”Universal Soldier,” won him a lot of accolades and acknowledgment from the public.
Van Damme received $3.5 million for a three-film contract he signed with Columbia Pictures. “Nowhere to Run,” was the first film he acted in from the deal he signed.
He later appeared in several Universal films, such as “Hard Target”, “Street Fighter”, and many others. Van Damme co-acted with the NBA star Dennis Rodman in the movie titled ”Doube Team”.
His 2008 Belgian crime drama titled “JCVD” is another renowned project that has won him lots of admiration from the public.
Van Damme has been involved in a wide range of other acting and film-related productions aside from film roles.
In 1996, he directed and co-acted in the movie “The Quest”. In 2014, he directed, edited, produced, wrote, and acted in “Full Love.” Jean-Claude Van Damme has made over 50 movie appearances ever since he started his acting career and has been in the movie industry for 40 years.
Van Damme is one of the actors who has amassed and procured great wealth and popularity based on his involvement in show business. He is a public figure and also one of the best actors in Hollywood.
Van Damme had an extremely expensive cocaine addiction in the 1990s and as a result of this unhealthy habit, he had to join a drug rehabilitation program.
He candidly said he spent the sum of $10,000 weekly on cocaine purchases as of the mid-1990s. Van Damme was diagnosed with rapid cycling bipolar disorder. He had four failed marriages and has a total number of three children.
They have been lots of controversial topics about Van Damme’s acting some people believe that his addiction to alcohol, cocaine, and other hard drugs at a point interfered with his career making him so oblivion in delivering his role while others believe that his martial arts were not adroit enough.
Van Damme paid the sum of $6 million, for a modern-day mansion in Marina Del Rey, California in 2012. He later sold this house to rapper Ice Cube for $7.25 million in 2016.
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