Paul Thomas Wasilewski was born on the 23rd July 1982, in New Brunswick, New Jersey USA, of Polish immigrant parents. He has been accumulating his net worth by his popularity not only as an actor, starring in the TV series “The Vampire Diaries” playing Stefan Salvatore, but a model as well. He is also recognized as a film producer and director.
Have you ever wondered how rich Paul Wesley is? According to sources, it is estimated that the size of his net worth is over $3 million, with his career in acting and modeling earning him a big part of his fortune since his career began in 1999.
Paul Wesley Net Worth $3 Million
Paul Wesley is the second child of Tomasz and Agnieszka Wasilewski, and spent his childhood traveling between Poland and the USA, so he speaks Polish and English. He attended both Marlboro High School and Christian Brothers Academy, and although he was very keen to be educated, he also spent free time in NYC theatre. He became very interested in developing an acting career, and so shifted to another school; in his junior year 1999, he debuted in the role of Max Nickerson in the TV series “Guiding Light” (1999-2001) and his net worth started rising. After matriculation, he became a student at Rutgers University, but only for one semester, because his acting career reached the professional level, so much so that after his first five years in the business, he decided to change his surname from Wasilewski to Wesley, because of the pronunciation.
In 2001, he appeared in the TV series “Wolf Lake” in the role of Luke Cates, and from that point on, his name became more and more noteworthy in the acting profession, and he appeared in more recognizable roles, such as Tommy Callahan in the TV series “Everwood” (2003-2004), and in “American Dreams” (2002-2005) as Tommy DeFelice. Furthermore, he guest-starred in “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” (2002), “Smallville” (2003), “CSI: Miami” (2004), and CSI: NY” (2005), which all helped increase his net worth.
In 2004, he made his big screen debut in the film “The Lust Run”, which was soon followed by a bigger role in the film “Roll Bounce” (2005). Wesley soon climbed up the ladder, and in 2006 he was cast as Trevor in the film adaption of the novel “Way of The Peaceful Warrior” – changed to “Peaceful Warrior” (2006) – directed by Victor Salva.
Wesley’s net worth started to increase dramatically when he was chosen for a lead role alongside Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev in the American supernatural TV drama series “The Vampire Diaries” (2009-2016) on The CW, based on the book of the same name by L. J. Smith. The same year he also featured as one of the leading cast members of the highly popular TV series “24”. To speak further of his successful career, Paul has shown his talents in films such as “Killer Movie” (2008), “Elsewhere” (2009), “Before I Disappear” (2014), and “Baytown Outlaws” (2012), among others, which have all added to his net worth.
His latest ventures in the entertainment industry include appearances in the films “Mother’s Day”, “Convergence”, and “Late Bloomer”, all 2016 releases.
For his accomplishments in the entertainment industry, he has won a number of awards, such as several Teen Choice Awards for his role in “The Vampire Diaries”.
Regarding his personal life, Paul Wesley was married to Torrey DeVitto from 2011 until 2013. He has been in a relationship with Phoebe Tonkin since 2013. Currently, he lives in Marlboro, New Jersey. In his free time, he enjoys snowboarding and playing hockey. Wesley is a supporter of several charities, such as The Humane Society of the United States.
Paul's passion was playing hockey until he was about 14 years old and was pushed into performing. Paul became interested in acting when enrolled in a summer arts program in third grade.
He has an older sister, Monika, who is an attorney, and two younger sisters, Julia and Leah Wasilewski.
Paul is the second child of four children.
He enjoys playing ice hockey and snowboarding.
He transferred from Marlboro High School to Lakewood Prep School in Howell, New Jersey because the school was able to accommodate his acting schedule. He graduated from there in 2000 and then started college at Rutgers University but left after one semester with his parents support when more roles were offered to him and he realized he could make a career out of acting.
Paul attended Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, New Jersey and Marlboro High School for a period during his high school years.