Ben Affleck’s Net Worth: He & Air Co-Star Matt Damon Once Shared A Bank Account

“As long as one of us had money, we knew that the power wasn’t going to get shut off,” Damon said.

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: Ben Affleck attends the Los Angeles premiere of Amazon Studio's...
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2023 is looking to be a good year for Ben Affleck. Air, his upcoming Nike movie marks his latest collaboration with his longtime friend Matt Damon. In his personal life, he has a brand new marriage to Jennifer Lopez — that’s right, Bennifer is back. He couldn’t be busier. Of course, he still has enough time to jet off to Paris for a romantic getaway and to make the occasional appearance with his signature coffee and cigarette.

At 50, Affleck seems to be thriving. We only need to look at his staggering net worth to see just how well he’s really doing. Over the years, he’s built up a pretty substantial sum thanks to his acting and occasional producing in successful blockbusters like Argo, Gone Girl, The Town, Good Will Hunting, and Batman vs. Superman. And with starring roles in Dunkin Donuts commercials, his net worth is bound to grow.

It wasn’t always like this for Affleck, though. In March he and Damon, who had grown up together in Boston, revealed that they used to share a bank account in the ’80s. “It was unusual, but we needed the money for auditions,” Damon explained in an episode on The Bill Simmons Podcast. Though it was “a weird thing in retrospect,” “as long as one of us had money, we knew that the power wasn’t going to get shut off,” Damon, whose net worth is $170 million, said.

Outside of the entertainment world, Affleck also rakes in some of his money from brand collaborations and through his impressive property portfolio. In 2022, he and Lopez reportedly bought a mansion for $50 million. In short, Affleck’s wealth is copious—after all, he seems to have a lot of extra cash lying around for his trips to Dunkin’ Donuts.

So, let’s get into it. Just how much is Ben Affleck really worth?

5 Ways Ben Affleck Makes His Millions

1. Acting: From Good Will Hunting to Suicide Squad

Affleck’s main claim to fame is his work as an actor. Ever since the ’90s, Affleck has been a household name thanks to his work in films like Chasing Amy, Good Will Hunting, Armageddon, and Shakespeare in Love.

Apparently, Affleck’s first acting paycheck was a mere $30 for his role as an extra in the 1989 film Field of Dreams. “We were extras in Field of Dreams, I bet there were probably 3,000 extras in a big crowd scene when Kevin Costner and James Earl Jones are at the baseball game,” Damon recalled.

In the early days of his career, Affleck wasn’t too picky about his roles — in fact, he found he couldn’t refuse most roles because of the Hollywood paychecks. “Starting off, you have these ideas about success,” he told Entertainment Weekly in January. “You know, my mother made $28,000 a year. So I would be like, ‘How could I justifiably say no to this?’ Just not understanding the value of turning things down.”

Ben Affleck has earned millions from his acting roles.HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images

According to Hollywood.com, co-writing the script for Good Will Hunting with Matt Damon earned the pair $300,000 each. Despite the film winning two Oscars (for Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor in a Supporting Role for the late Robin Williams) within a year, Affleck was reportedly “broke.”

“After taxes, (it was) $125,000, and then we both bought cars for $50,000 — I bought a Jeep Cherokee — so we were down to $75,000,” Affleck told Playboy. “By the end of the year we were flat broke, so I had experience of running through 600,000 bucks. And then on Armageddon, I made $600,000.”

As Affleck’s career progressed, his salary per film increased. In 2003 alone, for instance, he reportedly earned $11.5 million for Daredevil and $12.5 million for Gigli.

By 2006, Affleck had decided to stop caring about how much money he made for his films — instead, he focused on acting in films he cared about. “I decided to just do movies that I believed in... The movie that seemed to turn it all around was Hollywoodland,” he told Rolling Stone. “That was the first one, I’m not doing anything else for money or to position myself... I did that movie and it didn’t make a lot of money, but I liked it.”

Even if Affleck wasn’t focusing on his box office appeal, he continued to receive more and more for each movie. Other high paychecks in Affleck’s career include Pearl Harbor ($10 million), Changing Lanes ($10 million), The Sum of All Fears ($10 million), Bounce ($12.5 million), Suicide Squad ($12.5 million), and Paycheck ($15 million).

In 2022, Affleck was also reportedly offered a mind-boggling $30 million to reprise his role as Batman, which made him one of the highest-paid Hollywood actors ever.

2. Producing: Argo, Justice League, and Pearl Street Films

Affleck doesn’t just make money by getting in front of the camera — he has also produced dozens of films and TV shows like The Last Duel, Justice League, and Argo (which won three Oscars, including Best Motion Picture of the Year), adding to his net worth.

In fact, Affleck, alongside Matt Damon, owns a successful production company called Pearl Street Films, which the pair founded in 2012. In 2022, Deadline also reported that Affleck and Damon were planning to launch another production company. Their latest project is Air.

3. Directing: From Gone Baby Gone to Argo

Ben Affleck’s directing career has also added to his net worth.MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images/MediaNews Group/Getty Images

In addition to acting and producing, Affleck often puts on the director’s cap on his film projects. Over the years, he has directed films like Gone Baby Gone, The Town, Argo, and Live by Night. As of 2022, Affleck is attached to three more films as a director, one of them being the Nike drama Air.

As Affleck once told AV Club, he first began directing after his 2003 film Gigli flopped at the box office. “If the reaction to Gigli hadn’t happened, I probably wouldn’t have ultimately decided, ‘I don’t really have any other avenue but to direct movies,’ which has turned out to be the real love of my professional life,” he said.

4. Brand Collaborations: Betting Companies and Lynx

Over the years, Affleck has teamed up with several businesses. He has an ongoing partnership with WynnBet, the mobile gaming app by casino company Wynn Resorts.

Affleck has also appeared in ads for the men’s deodorant Lynx Click.

5. Real Estate: Inside Affleck’s New $50 Million Mansion

Like other high-net-worth celebrities, a significant portion of Affleck’s money is tied up in real estate.

In 2022, the actor reportedly purchased a $50 million mansion in Bel Air. According to Dirt, the 1930s home boasts 10 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms, four kitchens, a guesthouse, a huge pool, a movie theater, a wine cellar, and a security suite for a live-in bodyguard.

In 2018, Affleck also purchased a Pacific Palisades home for a cool $19,250,000. Now, he’s selling it for $29.995 million, Wall Street Journal reports, which could be another payday for Affleck.

What is Ben Affleck’s Net Worth in 2023?


According to Celebrity Net Worth, Ben Affleck has a net worth of $150 million as of 2022. In 2020, the actor even made Forbes’s Celebrity 100 list after earning $55 million that year alone. His wife, Jennifer Lopez, has a net worth of $400 million, which is a solid combined net worth for the newlyweds.

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