Kevin Costner Net Worth 2022 (Forbes) – Salary, Income, Earnings

Kevin Costner Net Worth

Kevin Costner has an estimated net worth of $250 million in 2022. American actor Kevin Costner directed and starred in the epic film ‘Dances With Wolves,’ which won seven Oscars. He earns most of his income from his roles in famous movies such as “The Untouchables” and “Dances with Wolves”. 

Kevin Costner was born on January 18, 1955, in Lynwood, California. After graduating from California State University, Costner became an actor and made a name for himself with the critically acclaimed films The Untouchables (1987), Bull Durham (1988), and Field of Dreams (1989). He directed and starred in the epic film Dances with Wolves (1990), which won seven Oscars. In 2012 Costner won an Emmy Award (Best Actor in a Miniseries) for his performance in the History Channel miniseries Hatfields & McCoys.

To calculate the net worth of Kevin Costner, subtract all his liabilities from his total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity he has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets. All debts, such as personal loans and mortgages, are included in total liabilities.

Here’s the breakdown of his net worth:

Name: Kevin Costner
Net Worth: $250 Million
Monthly Salary: $2 Million
Annual Income: $30 Million per year
Source of Wealth: Actor, Film Producer, Film director, Television producer, Singer, Businessperson, Model

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Early Life

Actor Kevin Costner, who is sometimes compared to such film legends as Gary Cooper and Jimmy Stewart, was born on January 18, 1955, in Lynwood, California. He is the son of a utility company employee, and his father’s job necessitated several moves during Costner’s youth. In his high school years, Costner struggled with insecurities because of his small stature.

Costner attended California State College, Fullerton, where he studied marketing. While in college, he developed an interest in acting.

After graduating from college in 1978, Costner spent several years as an unsuccessful actor. He worked occasionally as a carpenter and for a time also had a behind-the-scenes job as a gofer for Raleigh Studios.

Film and TV Career


Costner landed a role as a suicide victim in the 1983 ensemble drama The Big Chill with Glenn Close, Kevin Kline, William Hurt, Jeff Goldblum and others.

What looked like his first big break ended in disappointment when all his scenes ended up on the cutting room floor. “I rehearsed for a month with the entire cast and shot for about a week. I knew when I was shooting that if anything was going to be cut out, it was going to be my scenes,” Costner later explained.

But the film’s director, Lawrence Kasdan, remembered Costner and later hired him for the 1985 western Silverado. The film, which also starred Kline, Scott Glenn and Danny Glover, proved to be a springboard for further opportunities in Hollywood.

‘No Way Out,’ ‘The Incorruptibles.’

In 1987, Costner’s career really took off with two successful films. He starred with Sean Young in the popular thriller No Way Out and played legendary crime fighter Eliot Ness in The Untouchables, with Sean Connery and Robert De Niro.

The director of The Untouchables, Brian De Palma, praised Costner’s work on the film, saying, “He can take those old Western lawman scenes and make them real.”

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‘Bull Durham,’ ‘Field of Dreams’

Costner continued his winning streak by starring in the romantic baseball comedy Bull Durham (1988) with Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins. In Field of Dreams (1989), Costner again won over audiences with his charm as an everyman.

He played a farmer who plants a baseball diamond on his land at the direction of a voice he hears. The fantastical yet heartrending film was successful both with critics and commercially.

Academy Awards for ‘Dances with Wolves’

Costner, now an established movie star, was given the green light for his directorial debut, Dances with Wolves (1990). The filming of this movie dragged on for 18 months, including five months on location in South Dakota.

The film tells the story of a Civil War soldier who befriends a tribe of Sioux Indians. The film was so well received that it won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Costner also won the Academy Award for Best Director.

‘Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves,’ ‘The Bodyguard’

Costner continued to have success at the box office with the adventure tale Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) and the romantic drama The Bodyguard (1992), with Whitney Houston. But Costner soon experienced a series of disappointments.

His film with Clint Eastwood, A Perfect World (1993), although praised by critics, did not leave much impression on moviegoers. His role as a famous Western icon in Wyatt Earp (1994) received mixed reviews and was only moderately successful at the box office.


As a leading man and producer, Costner faced enormous challenges with the post-apocalyptic film Waterworld (1995). This futuristic story about a nearly landless Earth had problems from the start. Most of the filming took place in the open ocean on specially built platforms, one of which sank but could be salvaged.

The cast and crew also struggled with seasickness and the elements, which sometimes delayed production. The film, which also starred Dennis Hopper and Jeanne Tripplehorn, grossed $21 million in its first weekend, but soon lost its appeal to moviegoers. The film also received a lukewarm reception from critics.

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The Postman

Undaunted, Costner worked on another futuristic epic, The Postman (1997). He played the title character, a man who pretends to be a mailman in a post-apocalyptic America shattered by nuclear war. His charade brings hope to an isolated community.

Some critics called The Postman the worst film of the year, while others stated that it was “a failure” and “far too long, too pretentious and too self-indulgent.”

‘For Love of the Game,’ ‘Thirteen Days’

After this film, Costner’s star power seemed to fade a bit. He did not help his reputation when he got into a public dispute with Universal over changes to his next baseball movie, For the Love of Game (1998). However, with Thirteen Days (2000), a true drama about the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, the actor showed that he could still deliver an impressive performance.

3000 Miles to Graceland”, “The Company Men

Into the new millennium, Costner appeared in the heist film 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001) and in the romantic comedies The Upside of Anger and Rumor Has It (2005). After the election comedy Swing Vote (2008), he starred in the 2010 drama The Company Men with Chris Cooper, Ben Affleck and Tommy Lee Jones.

Emmy Win for ‘Hatfields & McCoys’

In 2012, Costner tackled a juicy role on the small screen, playing Devil Anse Hatfield, the leader of a famous feuding family, in the History Channel miniseries Hatfields & McCoys.

His nemesis, Randall McCoy, was played by Bill Paxton. Costner won an Emmy Award (Best Actor in a Miniseries) in 2012 for his performance in Hatfields & McCoys.

‘Man of Steel,’ ‘McFarland, USA,’ ‘Molly’s Game’

In 2014, Costner appeared in Man of Steel as Superman’s adoptive father on Earth – a role he reprised in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – as well as Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, 3 Days to Kill, Draft Day and Black or White.

After playing the role of coach Jim White in the inspirational sports drama McFarland, USA (2015), he had prominent supporting roles in Hidden Figures (2016) and Molly’s Game (2017).

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In early 2018, Costner had more success on the small screen with Yellowstone. In the drama, the veteran actor stars as John Dutton, owner of a sprawling ranch, with a cast that includes Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes and Wes Bentley as his children.

In June 2019, around the time Season 2 premiered, it was announced that the series would return for a third season on Paramount Network.

The Highwaymen,’ ‘ The Art of Racing in the Rain’

Costner starred in the 2019 Netflix series The Highwaymen as Frank Hamer, the former Texas Ranger who led the successful hunt for the notorious criminal duo Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow.

After years of starring roles, he then took a different direction by portraying the character of Enzo the dog in The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019).


In 2005, Costner turned to one of his other passions – music. He started working with a country rock band called Modern West.

They released their first album Untold Truths in 2008, followed by Turn It On in 2010 and From Where I Stand in 2011. In 2012, the group released Famous for Killing Each Other: Music from and Inspired By Hatfields & McCoys.

Kevin Costner & Modern West has since released Alive in the City (2014) and Love Shine (2017).

Personal Life and Wife

Costner has been married to Christine Baumgartner since 2004. Together, the couple has three children – Cayden Wyatt, Hayes Logan and Grace Avery. Costner also has three children – Annie, Lily and Joe – from his first marriage to Cindy Silva and a son, Liam, from his relationship with socialite Bridget Rooney.

In everything he does, Costner seems to listen to his own advice and not follow a typical Hollywood script. “You have to go your own way or you’ll just be fed at the trough,” he once explained. “Feeding at the trough can make you pretty fat. But I chose to go my own way.”

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Favorite Kevin Costner Quotes

I’m a big fan of dreams. Unfortunately, dreams are our first casualty in life – people seem to give them up, quicker than anything, for a ‘reality.’

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I want to live forever, and I know I won’t. I’m not afraid of dying. I’m only afraid of one thing: not being able to raise my kids.

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I think there are good men and women in all decades. We’ve grown cynical. And look at what we do to all our heroes: Churchill, FDR, Kennedy, they all had affairs. But heroic things happen every day.

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We still live with this unbelievable threat over our heads of nuclear war. I mean, are we stupid? Do we think that the nuclear threat has gone, that the nuclear destruction of the planet is not imminent? It’s a delusion to think it’s gone away.

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Being a celebrity is probably the closest to being a beautiful woman as you can get.

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Failure doesn’t kill you… it increases your desire to make something happen.

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I haven’t tried to buffer myself. I like rolling the dice.

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