Luke Cunningham Wilson is an actor, comedian, film director and a business man. He is often referred as the younger and less talented Owen Wilson’s brother. But is Luke Wilson really less talented, because with his net worth of $30 million it wouldn’t be appropriate to call him like that. And with his current investments, roles in Anchorman 2 and two films that are at this time produced by this man, we bet that Luke Wilson’s net worth will grow higher and even beat his brothers $40 million net worth. Born in Dallas, Texas in 1971, September 21, Luke is the youngest of all three boys in Wilson family.
Luke Wilson Net Worth $30 Million
The oldest one Andrew Wilson is also an actor and producer, so it had to bee a real challenge for the parents Robert and Laura Wilson to raise these three creative boys. But they did a grate job, considering that they raised three millionaires. And it’s admirable that the brothers started their carriers at the same time, together they moved to Hollywood, set a house and often worked on each others films and projects.
Luke started his carrier in 1994 in a film called “Bottle Rocket” which was created and directed by Wes Anderson and his brother Owen. And that’s not the only movie he worked with Owen, there was Rushmore in 1998 and the Oscar nominated The Royal Tenenbaums in 2001. Despite that it took Luke four more years after his debut to get attention from the producers and get another leading part in films “Dog Park” and “Home Fries”. But from those successful roles, the youngest Wilson brother has been given an opportunity to start alongside many famous Hollywood talents. He started with his now ex girlfriend, Drew Barrymore, in Best Men, Home Fries and both parts of Charlie’s Angels. In Legally Blonde he started alongside Reese Witherspoon, in Telling Lies in America with Calista Flockhart in Vacancy there was Kate Beckinsale in Old school there was his fellow “Frat Pack” members Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn. The latest project where Luke appears with Will Ferrell is the movie Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Paul Rud and Steve Carell also has roles in this movie.
Luke Wilson did not only concentrate on his big screen carrier, he appeared in more than one TV show like That ’70s Show as Michael Kelso’s brother Casey Kelso or the famous X files where he played along side David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, then there was Entourage and Enlightened. As a writer he first presented in 2005 with The Wendell Baker Story and is currently working with his new projects Satellite Beach and Juarez 9.
As for Luke Wilson’s personal life, even though he has a net worth of $30 million you don’t hear about his dating life every day on the tabloids. There is only two serious relationships in the last twenty years. Luke dated Drew Barrymore from 1996 to 1999 and since 2008 is in a relationship with a former basketball player Meg Simpson.
Attended the all-boys St. Mark's School of Dallas, also attended by Tommy Lee Jones and Stephen Dignan, where he holds top five all-time records in the 400m and 800m.
At Occidental College, Luke was at first more interested in the school's athletics department than in Drama or Theatre. He excelled at track and field, but eventually gave up sports after taking a drama class.
(On filming the Willie Nelson's video for "Maria (Shut Up and Kiss Me).") There wasn't any marijuana on the set as far as I could tell. But I will say this: I lost a Rolex and my favorite windbreaker during the shoot. I'm not kidding. I have no idea what happened to them. That is the dark underbelly of Hollywood. It was a rite of passage. If you spend any time with Willie Nelson and walk away with everything you showed up with, you've done something wrong.
(On living with his brother, Owen, for a long period of time) I actually lived with him for all of my 20s and some of my 30s. Yeah, it might've made a great TV reality show, but I don't know how funny it would've been. It might've just been depressing. Here's this guy who obviously can afford his own house, yet he chooses to live with his brother. It eventually got to the point where Owen said, "I want you out of here. Why don't you take your quirky, disheveled self down the road?" I told him, "I'm looking for places. It's harder than you think." I even bought a house and didn't move into it for almost a year. I just wasn't ready to make the change.
To me it comes naturally, the peaks and valleys, sadness with happiness. I've definitely had periods, maybe, where I haven't been happy. Whether it's from a breakup or the good, old-fashioned blues - but I wouldn't say clinically depressed.
To be honest, I'm not that good at staying friends. I like to move on after a relationship ends. If I break up with somebody, I don't want to see her or hear from her.
[in 2006] I'm a little older and fatter now, and I'm not exercising as much. My lifestyle these days involves a lot of beer and pasta. But there's something satisfying in letting your body go to hell. So maybe I won't get offered the same kind of role as before. So what? I'm happy to play the guy in his mid-30s who may be a little unhealthy. "Fat and arrogant" is what I'm bringing to the script.
We don't want women to really know men, because then they'll find out how much we need them.
I'm probably one of the worst people with numbers you've ever met. My brothers always kid that they think I'm counting cards in Vegas, but I'm just trying to add things up.
Having older brothers, I always had the benefit of inheriting clothes that were perfectly broken in. I like hand-me-downs.
[on his quirks]: I have this weird thing where I feel exhilarated when I cast things off in my life. Let things go. Even things that are important to me. Sometimes I know I'm making the wrong decision, but I do it anyway. Like, I just lost this watch that really meant a lot to me. I bought it after Bottle Rocket (1996). The first nice thing I ever bought for myself and I lost it. Yet I have this feeling of being glad it's gone. I don't know why.
I went back to my high school in Texas about a month ago. I ended up spending five, six hours at the school meeting different kids. It was really fun because it made me think, "Wow, people are actually seeing these movies that I make!" When you're in Los Angeles, nobody bats an eye, they're so used to seeing actors, they just act really cool. But these kids were crazy. They had lots of questions, from "What was it like kissing Cameron Diaz?" to the little studious kids who said, "I really enjoyed The Royal Tenenbaums (2001).