Mel Colmcille Gerard Gibson AO is a film and television actor from the United States. He was born in Peekskill, New York, and moved to Sydney, Australia, with his parents when he was 12 years old.
Gibson is best known as an action hero, most notably for his roles as Martin Riggs in the Lethal Weapon buddy cop film series and Max Rockatansky in the first three Mad Max post-apocalyptic action films.
Mel Gibson’s Net Worth
Mel Gibson is a $425 million net-worth Australian/American actor, screenwriter, director, producer, and investor.
Mel has been one of the world’s most successful actors and directors, despite his sometimes controversial personality.
Mel Colmcille Gerard Gibson was born on January 3, 1956, in Peekskill, New York. At the age of twelve, he moved to Australia with his family. He is the sixth of eleven children born to writer Hutton Gibson and Anne Patricia, both of whom died in 1990.
Mel’s family relocated to his grandmother’s native Australia when he was 12 years old for a variety of economic reasons.
Gibson was educated by the Christian Brothers and attended Sydney’s National Institute of Dramatic Art, where he worked on stage before moving into the Australian film industry.
Gibson’s first major roles were in the Mad Max film series, which he began working on immediately after graduating from college in 1977. Mel received his first $1 million paycheck in 1985 from Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, the franchise’s third installment.
Gibson continued to work as a stage actor, appearing in several plays with the State Theatre Company of South Australia in Adelaide. He appeared on stage in a number of well-known plays, including Waiting for Godot and Death of a Salesman.
Divorce Settlement With His First Wife
Gibson’s fortune plummeted after his divorce from his first wife, Robyn Moore. Moore filed for divorce in 2009, shortly after Gibson was arrested for drunk driving in August 2006.
Gibson was required to pay her a settlement of around $400 million, making it the largest celebrity divorce settlement in history at the time.
Unfortunately for him, this would not be the only aspect of his personal life to make headlines and have an impact on his bank account.
Gibson married Robin Moore in 1980, and the couple divorced in 2011. Gibson and his ex-girlfriend, Russian musician Oksana Grigorieva, have a daughter. Rosalind Ross, his girlfriend, gave birth to his ninth child in 2017.