When Twilight was released, the whole world went gaga. The movie adaptation of the novel became the favorite of many teenagers. They also began crushing over their favorite characters – Edward, Bella, and Jacob. While Edward and Bella were favorites of many, Jacob stood out for his hot looks and toned physique. Actor Taylor Lautner, who played Jacob in the movie, maintains his fan base. A popular name among movie connoisseurs and females, he continues to impress fans with his good looks and acting skills.
Since the start of his career, Taylor has generated a significant media buzz. He is often named in the lists of ‘Most Beautiful People’ by various publications. He has also been among the list of the highest-paid teenage actors of his time and owns impressive wealth even today.
So, what is Taylor Lautner’s net worth? Read this article till the end to find out.
Taylor Lautner’s Early Life
Taylor Daniel Lautner, popularly known as Taylor Lautner, was born on the 11th of February, 1992, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was raised in a Catholic household alongside his younger sister. Little of his fans know that the actor began acting at a very early age.
Besides acting, he also became very interested in learning karate from a young age. Reportedly, he excelled at the sport and won a black belt and other championships. His family supported both his talents and moved to California so that he could attend auditions and push his acting career further.
While attending high school, Taylor became involved in athletic pursuits, dance teams, and acting. It went on until he realized he could not juggle everything at once. He left everything else for his first love – acting.
Taylor Lautner’s Acting Career
Taylor began his acting career as a child actor in the late 90s. However, a pivotal moment for his career came in 2001 when he booked a role in the made-for-TV movie Shadow Fury. He even established himself as a talented voice actor in several animated series like What’s New, Scooby-Doo? Duck Dodgers and Danny Phantom. Besides series, he lent his voice to certain commercials.
One of the earliest breakthrough roles of his career includes The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D. Taylor played the lead role in the movie. Although the reception of the movie wasn’t very impressive on the whole, he earned adulation from the critics. Next, he received a role in Cheaper by the Dozen 2, which, unfortunately, did not do well at the box office. Because of the negative response to his movies, he transitioned into television roles and appeared in the shows such as Love Inc. and My Own Worst Enemy.
All these roles established the young Taylor as a talented and dependable actor. But the biggest break was yet to come. It wasn’t until 2007 that the actor truly appeared on the scene. He was cast as Jacob Black in the movie Twilight. The film became a box office hit and collected $392 million worldwide.
He acted in the franchise, which made him extremely popular among the audience. After Twilight, Taylor continued his acting career with other movies and landed a lead role in a movie called Abduction. He then appeared alongside Adam Sandler in Grown Ups 2. Since his other movies weren’t performing well, he joined the cast of the TV series Cuckoo. In 2016, he booked a recurring role in the TV series Scream Queens.
What is Taylor Lautner’s Net Worth?
Since the beginning of his career, Taylor has acted in many movies, and TV series, and voiced for many commercials. One of his movies became a big hit and collected an impressive sum, adding more to his net worth. Reportedly, the actor earns handsomely and has a net worth of $40 million.
So, where did these earnings come from?
As per a few reports, Taylor earned only $1 million for the very first installment of Twilight, which doubled in the second and third installments. For part two, he was paid $4 million; for the third installment, he received a whopping $7.5 million. He even received a 2.5 percent cut of the third installment’s profits, strengthening his net worth even more and bringing his earnings up to $15 million.
Reportedly, Taylor received $12.5 million (each) for Breaking Dawn Part 1 and Part 2. Besides Twilight, he earned handsomely from other movies too.
Taylor Lautner’s Assets
The actor lived a luxurious life in an opulent villa in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley that he acquired at a reasonable price. In 2012, he paid only $1.86 million for the 10,000-square-foot mansion in the heart of an exclusive LA neighborhood.
Wondering how he paid such a nominal amount for a majestic property like the villa?
Taylor was able to achieve it for a record-low price because the previous owner of that property ran into a severe financial crisis. During the 2008-2009, financial crisis, NFL player Marcellus Wiley struggled to keep hold of the property and was repossessed by lenders. He had previously bought the mansion for $2.2 million. The institution in charge of the repossession process wanted to sell the property quickly to recoup their loss. Thus, Taylor jumped in and became its owner.
But Taylor didn’t live in the property for long and ended up selling it in 2020. This time, he didn’t sell it at a lower price, but at a huge sum of $4.2 million, which earned him a massive profit. Reportedly, the property comprises koi ponds, a swimming pool, and a 7-car garage.
As per public records, Taylor still owns 10-acre remote property in the California town of Castaic. He bought it for $2 million. He invested in another property in the LA suburb of Agoura Hills. Reportedly, Taylor paid $3.8 million to acquire that property.
Taylor’s Car Collection
The actor is passionate about four wheels and loves investing in them. He has many cars under his name. In 2011, he purchased a 2012 SLS AMG. The Mercedes automobile cost him a hefty sum of $200,000. It has gullwing doors and an engine capable of reaching zero to sixty in four seconds, maxing out at 200 miles per hour. Taylor also owns a BMW 5 series and other cars.
Is Taylor Lautner Single or Married?
The actor started dating Marie Avgeropoulos in 2013 after meeting while working on a movie together. But the relationship did not last long, and the duo called it quits in 2015. He got into a relationship with Taylor Dome, a nurse, in 2018. Both have been walking hand in hand, and their relationship is strengthening each day.
After dating for three and a half years, the couple decided to give a serious shape to their relationship. They tied the knot on the 11th of November, 2022. The wedding took place in a California vineyard in an intimate ceremony of 100 loved ones.