Sylvester Stallone Net Worth in 2024 Career & Relationship

Estimated value: €375 million
Age: 75
Born: 07/06/1946
Country of origin: United States of America
Source of Wealth: actor
Last updated: 2021

Short introduction

Sylvester Stallone is an American actor who has made a variety of films in his 50-year career. However, he became particularly well-known with the film series ‘Rocky’ and ‘Rambo’, thanks to which he has gone down in film history as a muscle-bound action hero. In addition to his muscular appearance, he is characterized above all by his facial expressions, which are particularly striking due to a nerve injury at birth with subsequent muscle paralysis of the lower half of the face. Sylvester Stallone is also a director, screenwriter and film producer and is now considered one of the most successful and influential actors in Hollywood, who despite his advanced age can still inspire the film world.

early life

Sylvster Stallone was born Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone on July 6, 1946 in New York City. His father was an Italian immigrant, while his mother, a Native American, is of French and Jewish-Ukrainian descent. He has a younger brother – Frank Stallone – who is also an actor, singer and songwriter. In his early childhood, the family first moved to Washington DC before his parents divorced around 1965 and he was raised with foster parents in Philadelphia. In elementary school, Sylvester Stallone played in the theater group and was also a national league football player. Due to his partial facial paralysis with the result of speech problems, he was always advised against an acting career in his youth. Therefore, he initially focused on sports and after high school received a scholarship to the American College of Switzerland in Leysin, Switzerland, where he had his first stage appearance in a theater performance. After about two years, Sylvester Stallone returned to the United States, where he enrolled at the University of Miami to become a screenwriter. However, before he could graduate from here, Sylvester Stallone dropped out of university to go back to all the advice and pursue his acting career.


Sylvester Stallone’s career – who is often referred to by his nickname ‘Sly’ – started off with little glory. So he took his first role due to lack of money and starred in the 1970 erotic film ‘The Party at Kitty and Stud’s’. He then accepted a minor role in Woody Allen’s film ‘Bananas’ (1970) and appeared in films such as ‘Klute’ (1971) and ‘The Last Resort’ (1973). His break in film came with ‘Rocky Balboa’, a film he wrote and agreed to produce on the condition that he star in the film himself. ‘Rocky’ was finally released in 1976 and became a surprise box office hit. A little later he was able to record another career highlight with the leading role in ‘Rambo’ – and later also with its sequels (1982). In the years that followed, Sylvester Stallone shot more films every year, including well-known films such as ‘Tango and Cash’ (1989), ‘Demolition Man’ (1993), ‘Driven’ (2001), ‘Shade’ (2003), ‘ The Expendables’ (2010) with sequels or ‘Escape Plan’ (2013) and ‘Two of the Old School’ (also 2013). He also wrote the screenplay for some of his films and worked as a director. Sylvester Stallone has been a little quieter in recent years, but despite his age, he still mainly acts in action films.

Career highlights

Sylvester Stallone’s career highlights undoubtedly include the first Rocky and Rambo films. He was nominated twice for a Grammy and a Golden Globe in 1977, primarily for his performance as ‘Rocky’. In total, he has been nominated three times for an Oscar and three times for a Golden Globe in his career and has received several smaller awards – including the BAFTA Award and the César Honorary Award.

Famous quotes

  • “Failure means you have to get back up and try harder”
  • “I think it’s quite nice having us men after all: a different smell, a different body, a different voice, the illusion of having a protector.”
  • “John Rambo is an atheist and I personally believe in the gym.”
  • “To my mind, action films are exuberant morale pieces where good triumphs over evil.”
  • “I think it’s quite nice having us men after all: a different smell, a different body, a different voice, the illusion of having a protector.”

Amazing Facts

In addition to his career in the film business, Sylvester Stallone is also a successful entrepreneur. In the 1990s he founded the restaurant chain ‘Panet Hollywood’ together with Bruce Willis, Jackie Chan, Demi Moore and Arnold Schwarzenegger. He was also one of the most prominent advocates for conservative candidate John McCain during the 2008 US presidential election. After all, since a hairline fracture in his cervical spine, which he suffered while filming the film ‘The Expendables’ in 2009, Sylvester Stallone is no longer allowed to do any stunts himself, otherwise he is at risk of paraplegia.

Estimated value: €375 million