William Hurt Net Worth

William Hurt was an American actor, theatre artist, and voice actor who had a net worth of $10 million. For his outstanding performances, he has been nominated for numerous prestigious accolades, including Golden Globes and Academy Awards.

William Hurt’s net worth was derived from his work in cinema, TV, and animated movies, and also from co-producing the animated feature The Legend of Sasquatch. Let’s check out his net worth, career, and personal details.

Hurt had his Broadway appearance in “Hurlyburly” in 1984, earning him a Tony nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play. William has appeared in hundreds of movies and has a long list of acting credentials.

His career with Marvel Studios started in 2008 with the film Hulk, where he played General “Thunderbolt” Ross and lasted until the Avengers films. In Captain America: Civil War, he reprised his part.

William Hurt Net Worth (2024)

Net Worth:$10 Million
Age:71 Years Old
Country:United States
Born:March 20, 1950
Salary:$500 Thousand
Last Updated:2024

William Hurt‘s Net Worth Growth

Net Worth in 2024$10 Million
Net Worth in 2023$10 Million
Net Worth in 2022$8 Million
Net Worth in 2021$5 Million
Net Worth in 2020$4 Million

Early Life

William McChord Hurt was born in Washington, D.C., on March 20, 1950, and he passed away on March 13, 2021. He was born to Alfred, his father who worked for the State Department and the US Agency for International Development.

His mother Claire who served for Time, Inc. Hurt had two siblings, and his mother, Claire, remarried Henry Luce III, the son of “Time” magazine founder Henry Luce after his parents split. He studied at Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts.

While he studied at the high school, William was vice president of the Dramatics Club and performed in a number of school productions. Hurt pursued theology at Tufts University after graduation in 1968.

The yearbook photo projected that “you might even see him on Broadway.” He subsequently made his mind up and decided to study acting at the Juilliard School, where he was a classmate alongside Robin Williams and Christopher Reeve.

Awards and Nominations


  • Academy Award for “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” for which he received Best Actor in a Leading Role (1989).
  • BAFTA Award for “Kiss of the Spider Woman” for Best Actor (1986).
  • Award in Cannes Film Festival for “Kiss of the Spider Woman.”
  • David di Donatello Awards for “Kiss of the Spider Woman.”
  • London Critics Circle Film Awards for “Kiss of the Spider Woman.”
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards for “Kiss of the Spider Woman.”

Nominations :

  • 3 Academy Awards nominations for “Kiss of the Spider Woman.”
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role for “Children of a Lesser God” (1987).
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role for “Broadcast News” (1988).
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for “A History of Violence” (2006).
  • Golden Globe nominations for “Kiss of the Spider Woman.”
  • Golden Globe nominations for “Children of a Lesser God.”
  • Golden Globe nominations for “Broadcast News.”
  • Nomination for New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture – Male for “Altered States” (1981).
  • Nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series.
  •  Nomination for Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for “Damages” (2010).
  • Nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for “Too Big to Fail” (2012).
  • Primetime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for “Damages” (2009).
  • Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for “Too Big to Fail” (2011).
  • Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Into the Wild,” for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.


He participated in the drama “The Best of Families” and guest-starred in “Kojak” the same year, and he played Professor Edward Jessup in the sci-fi film “Altered States” in 1980. Hurt next starred in “Eyewitness” and “Body Heat” in 1981, as well as “The Big Chill” and “Gorky Park” in 1983.

He played Luis Alberto Molina in the 1985 film “Kiss of the Spider Woman.” “Alice” was released in 1990, “Until the End of the World”, “The Accidental Tourist”, “I Love You to Death”,  “Mr Wonderful” in 1993, and “Trial by Jury”, and “The Doctor”.

In 1996’s “Jane Eyre” he played Edward Fairfax Rochester, and in 1998’s “Lost in Space,” he played Professor John Robinson, and in 2000’s “Frank Herbert’s Dune,” he represented Duke Leto I Atreides.

In addition to the Stephen King drama “Nightmares & Dreamscapes” in 2006, William appeared in the movie “Changing Lanes” in 2002, “The Village” in 2004, “Syriana” in 2005, “The Good Shepherd” in 2006, and “Mr. Brooks” in 2007.

In the 2009 movie “Into the Wild,” he also played Walt McCandless. He played Daniel Purcell in the second season of the FX series “Damages” in 2009, and in the HBO drama “Too Big to Fail” in 2010, he depicted US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

William’s upcoming films include “The Host,” “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby,” “Winter’s Tale,” and “The Miracle Season.” “The Last Full Measure,” and “The Last Full Measure” in 2020. In the 2013 TV movie “The Challenger Disaster,” he portrayed Richard Feynman.”

He then played George Millican in the 2015 sci-fi series “Humans,” and Hrothgar in the 2016 British drama “Beowulf.” Hurt featured Donald Cooperman on Amazon Studios’ “Goliath” from 2016 until 2021, and he portrayed Bob Partridge on Audience’s “Condor.”


Net Worth$10 Million
NameWilliam Hurt
Age71 Years Old
Height(1.73 m)
Weight80KG (Approx)
Date Of BirthMarch 20, 1950
BirthplaceUnited States
Income$500,000 (Annual)
SpouseHeidi Henderson

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Personal Life

Henry Luce, who founded Time magazine, and Clare Boothe Luce, an actress, and writer, were William Hurt’s step-grandparents. His first marriage, which began in 1971 and terminated in 1982, was to Mary Beth Hurt.

Sandra Jennings filed a federal lawsuit alleging that they were married in a prevalent relationship, which resulted in their separation. When his adulterous romance with Jennings in New York started in 1981, he was still married; when she became pregnant in 1982, he asked for a divorce.

They were declared legally unmarried and then divorced after Jennings’ attempt to obtain legal recognition for their prevalent wedding was judged to be futile in court. Hurt was the father of 4 kids.

He has one with Jennings, two with Heidi Henderson, and one with Sandrine Bonnaire, a French actor, filmmaker, and screenwriter. Hurt also owned a Beechcraft Bonanza and was a licensed pilot. He spoke French fluently and lived out beyond Paris.

Cars Collection

Hurt owned a Lexus ES, a Jaguar XF, a BMW X5, an Audi RS Q8, and a Lincoln Nautilus, among other vehicles.


As of 2024, William Hurt’s net worth was around $10 million. In 1989, Hurt’s partner Sandra Jennings sued, she wanted a portion of his earnings as a common-law spouse. At that time Sandra estimated his net worth at $5 to 10 million.

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