Macaulay Carson Culkin, also known as Max and Macauley Culkin, in as Irish American actor who has an estimated net worth of $15 million. Max is known to almost every kid in Europe and the United States because of his notable appearance as Kevin McCallister in movies “Home Alone” and “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”. As a young actor he became extremely popular among the spectators of all ages, and has since continued his career as an actor. Culkin is also known because of his notable roles in many other movies, such as “The Good Son”, “Saved!”, “Sex and Breakast”, “Party Monster” and “Getting Even with Dad”. Of course, all these appearances increased Macaulay Culkin’s net worth even more.
Macaulay Culkin Net Worth $15 Million
Macaulay Culkin was born on August 26, 1980, in Manhattan, New York, United States. Both of his parents are actors. As a kid Macaulay studied ballet at the School of American Ballet and attended Catholic School. Culkin generated the main amount of his net worth as a kid, between 1990 and 1995. Then he was receiving more than 1 000 000 million dollars per movie. His two brothers Rory Culkin and Kieran Culkin have also become famous actors and got involved in show business, though they havn’t managed to become as successful as Macauley has. However, M. Culkin wasn’t able to maintain his popularity as an adult as high as it was during his youth. That’s why nowadays Culkin is still thought of more as the most successful child star in United States. For example, for his role in “Getting Even with Dad Dalary” Culkin was paid $8,000,000 in 1994, and in the same year he earned another $8,000,000 because of a role in “Richie Rich”.
The amount of Culkin’s net worth let him to purchase a Manhattan apartment which is valued at more than $2 million. It is located in the Lower Broadway area in New York city. This huge house is equipped with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, living room and even a small office inside. The whole size of a house is more than 5,200 square feet. Inside the apartment almost every wall is decorated by Macauley’s artworks such as the painting of Kurt Cobain. As a successful man in show business with a huge net worth, Culkin was also able to purchase one of the greatest autos – matte black Lexus SC430. This amazing vehicle is equipped with great audio stereo system which imitates theater quality sound.
Much attention was paid to Culkin’s relationship with Michael Jackson. Culkin’s net worth increased even more after his appearance in Jackson‘s video “Black or White” and later Macaulay even reported he slept in Jackson’s bedroom, although he said that Jackson didn’t sexually molest him.
Today Culkin continues his acting career and nowadays he dates Jordan Lane Price – former actress of the movie entitled “All My Children”.
When casting the role of Kevin McCallister for Home Alone (1990), Chris Columbus had already seen him in Uncle Buck (1989) but he wanted to audition some other kids first while writer and producer John Hughes had his heart set on Culkin. So Columbus met Culkin in New York and was very charmed by him and thought he was fantastic. Columbus auditioned five other kids and none of them shaped up to Culkin. Columbus went with Culkin because he was not as picture perfect and he had an instant relatability to the kids in the audience. Columbus knew the cameras would love him and he was immensely funny.
Was ranked #2 in E's most cutest child stars all grown-up. (2005).
His performance as Kevin McCallister in Home Alone (1990) is ranked #99 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
His brother Rory Culkin, now an established actor in his own right, has played both Macaulay's little brother (in The Good Son (1993) and the younger version of Macaulay's character (in Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1994)).
The role of Kevin McCallister in Home Alone (1990) was written for Macaulay by John Hughes (who had written and directed another film which featured Macaulay, Uncle Buck (1989)). Despite this, some other boys were auditioned by Chris Columbus just to make sure that Macaulay was right.
Became the first child actor to ever receive a million dollars for one film - and in a supporting role too! The film was My Girl (1991).
Ranked #2 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars".
Bought Marilyn Manson his first pack of cigarettes for Manson's role as Christina during the filming of Party Monster (2003). He said he found it so ironic considering that Manson is considered "the Antichrist" by many, and it's Macaulay Culkin who's corrupting him.
[17 September 2004] Arrested for marijuana possession in Oklahoma.
Dropped out of his senior year at the Professional Children's School (a high school), the school where he met his ex-wife, Rachel Miner.
Was in a relationship with Mila Kunis from 2002 until late 2010.
Macaulay was named after Thomas Babington Macaulay, and his middle name Carson for Kit Carson of the old west.
Burned out at age 14, he quit acting in 1995 and only recently made a 'comeback' on stage in 2001, appearing in a London production of "Madame Melville," playing a 15-year-old who is seduced by his French teacher. It later moved Off-Broadway for a 4-month stint.
He and his wife buy $1.7 million 5200-foot loft on lower Broadway in Manhattan. [November 1999]
[March 2006]: Acting found me. I thought maybe I should try to find it again. We'll see.
Most of the offers I get from Hollywood are for teen comedies. My manager thinks I'm crazy for turning down all that money, but I'm very picky. I'd made enough money by the time I was 12 to never have to work again, so it's not about a big check with me. It's about finding unique, one-of-a-kind films that I would want to see myself. I think Party Monster (2003) is one of those.
I had all the fame anyone could want, and I ran away from it.
People still recognize me all the time on the street. The first thing they say when they stop me is, "Where have you been?" The second comment they make is always, "Oh, you've grown up." I'm not one of those actors who needs the media spotlight all the time to feel gratified. I'm happy to do one project a year and take the rest of the year off as long as that project is special.
[on Party Monster (2003)'s script]: When I was first sent the script, I threw it in the garbage like I did with every other script I was sent at the time. I was basically retired.
Contrary to popular belief, I've never been to rehab. I've never been to jail, never been arrested. All the child-star clichés. I've tried very hard to avoid them all.
I just remember the exact point when I was growing a little more tired, during The Good Son (1993). I had already done one or two things that year, and I just said to Kit, "Listen, I'm really getting tired and I'm not at school as much as I'd like to be. I really need some time off". He said, "Yeah, sure" and the next thing I knew I was on the next set doing the next thing and it just kind of clicked in my brain: "Okay. There's basically nothing I can do to make this stop".
[on his friendship with Michael Jackson]: Michael and I had an understanding about my father. He knew what that was all about. He'd lived it. It's not like I can just bump into people on the street and say, Oh! You too! It doesn't happen that often. Michael's still a kid. I'm still a kid. We're both going to be about 8 years old forever in some place because we never had a chance to be 8 when we actually were. That's kind of the beautiful and the cursed part of our lives.
[Responding to questions about his estranged father, May 27, 2004.]: My father was overbearing. Very controlling. He was always the way he is, even before my success. He was not always a good person. He'd play mind games to make sure I knew my place. I don't see him, which is unfortunate. But I don't have any desire to see him. I vaguely know where he is, and I don't want to know. As long as he's not standing outside my doorstep, I'm fine.
[on his new sitcom deal with NBC]: With Friends (1994) biting the dust, the time could now be right for my show.
[Just how rich is he?]: I could sit around with my thumb up my butt watching TV and my kids would still go to college!
It drives me crazy when your parents try to read your mind. It's even worse when they try to read your mail.