- Full Name: James Edward Franco
- Net Worth: $20 Million
- Occupation: Actor, film producer, artist, teacher, author
- Marital Status: Married to Eric Johnson
- Ethnicity: White
James Franco Body Statistics:
- Measurements: 42”chest, 14”biceps, 31”waist
- Height: 5’10” or 178cm
- Weight: 5 pounds or 76kg
- Shoe Size: 10
- Hair Color: Dark brown
- Eye Color: Dark brown
How Much Is James Franco Net Worth
James Franco net worth is $20 million. He is well known as an American actor, filmmaker, author, and teacher. The very first time James came in the public limelight was when he featured in the famous Freaks and Geeks comedy –drama for teens. He also gained immense popularity for his appearance in James Dean, a biographical movie. This earned him a Golden Globe Award. With such as a record, one would be interested to know, his net worth. The only way to find out how James Franco has garnered all this wealth is by learning about his accomplishments and his life too.
James Franco was born in California to his parents Douglas Eugene Franco and Betsy Lou. It seems his career root cause is from his immediate family. This is because his mother was an actor, writer and artist, whereas the father worked in Silicon Valley. Hence, his upbringing was great with the combination of his parent’s net worth. His ancestors were not from America, but rather they had migrated from the Russian Empire, Portugal, and Sweden.
In one account when James Franco was talking about his family, he said that the family was secular and academically focused. The father always encouraged them to place more focus on education. James did not shame his father since he was great in Math and Natural sciences. While he was a student, he served as an intern at the Lockheed Martin, security, defense, advanced technology and aerospace firm with global interests.
Even with his super talents in physical sciences, he could not see himself in any other career than acting. Knowing how his father was optimistic in him, becoming a renowned scientist, he decided to hide from them, his intentions of becoming an actor. He also felt inadequate for the big stage. Soon after graduating from Palo Alto High School, James Franco proceeded to the University of California, to pursue an English course. However, he did not like the subjects. It was not long since he dropped out of campus to go for his dream in acting. While this did not appease his parents, one bit, but it is the best decision he ever made, considering his current net worth. He is not the only one who defied his parents’ wishes; his kid brother did that too. Actually, James Franco brother is the popular Dave Franco.
His life in Los Angeles was not easy, because he could hardly afford his lessons. In order to make his acting career a dream come true, he had to take some miniature jobs to eke a living and at least pay for his lessons. He did get one at the fast food restaurant. Nevertheless, it was worth every bead of sweat or hustle. After being in the Playhouse West for more than a year, he got a role in NBC TV series titled Freaks and Geeks. After this accomplishment, James Franco net worth started skyrocketing. His first movie was “Never Been Kissed”, a 1990-comedy, which hit the market with a boom. In the following year, he featured in “Whatever It Takes”, which made more money and gained him more popularity. He has also made many bucks from several other films including Pineapple Express, Annapolis, Milk, Rise of the Planet of Apes, Oz the Great, Powerful and Spring Breakers and Tristan &Isolde. He is also widely recognized for his role in General Hospital, ABC series.
For his exemplary performance in Pineapple Express, he was honored with an award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. He is therefore regarded as one of the best young actors in Hollywood and he continues to be seen more in several films. He is also considering other projects for the future. Besides, he is a producer, painter and occasionally poses as a model in many settings.
James Franco Charity Works
Besides his work as an artist, he also finds time to put a smile on other people. He has appeared in a couple of charitable activities and has volunteered for the Art of Elysium charity. In addition, he also tries to nurture young people’s acting and film production skills by teaching courses on screenwriting and filmmaking. Furthermore, he is a professor of English at the University of California.
In the past, James has been known to date younger girls, but he finally found someone they are in one level. The supposed James Franco girlfriend is one gorgeous blonde, Erin Johnson. They were seen for the first time when they were traveling somewhere in El Lay.
There you have it the net worth of James Franco. It is expected to go up since the ambitious actor is still engaging in more activities. Besides, he is a juggler of all businesses.