Viggo Mortensen: Net Worth, Captain Fantastic, Lord Of the Rings (Movies)

How much is the actor Viggo Mortensen Worth?

The multitalented Viggo Mortensen is a world famous actor, musician, photographer as well as an author, poet and a painter. He debuted in the entertainment industry playing a role in the 1985 thriller film- “Witness.” From then on until now, he has subsequently played roles in a considerable amount of movies.

Nonetheless, he is probably most famous for portraying the role of Aragorn in the film trilogy- “The Lord Of Rings.” The Academy Award and Golden Globe Award Winning actor is currently worth around the estimated worth of- $30 Million.


Early Life

The Danish- American actor was born on to his parents Grace Gamble and the farmhouse owner Viggo Peter Mortensen. His birthdate is October 20, 1958, while his birthplace is New York, US.

He belongs to both Danish and English ancestry as his mother was American and his father was Danish. His childhood was spent splitting time between his parents as they separated when he was just 11 years old.


Mortensen graduated in 1976 from the Watertown High School. He then joined the St. Lawrence University in New York completing his bachelor’s in 1980.

Early Career

Before he started out his career in acting, he did several odd jobs to keep himself stable. At one time he even drove trucks and sold flowers.

Turning to acting, he made his cinematic debut with the thriller film- “Witness.” There he played the role of an Amish farmer. Although this was no breakthrough, this role officially marks his career beginning.


As an Actor

Debuting to the film world, he then appeared in “Salvation: Have You Said Your Prayers Today?”. When a role in the 1999 film- “The Lord Of The Rings” was offered to him, he was hesitant whether or not to go through with it. Hesitant. Despite the fact that he would be away from his toddler son when he filmed, he accepted the offer to play the role. Years later, the film trilogy remains his most acclaimed work until today.

Making a mark of himself in the film industry, he has worked in over thirty movies altogether. Some of his works include his role in the films- “Don’t Tell me What To Do,” “Recent Forgeries,” “3 Fools 4 April,” “At All” as well as “Reunion.”

As a Singer

He started his music career with his debut album- “Don’t Tell Me What To Do” in 1994. Since then he has released 14 other albums including- “One Less Thing To Worry About,” “One Man’s Meat,” “Time Waits For Everyone,” “At All,” as well as “Please Tomorrow,” and “Recent Forgeries.”

Critically Acclaimed Films

Personal Life

Name  Viggo Peter Moetensen Jr.
Date of birth  October 20, 1958
Birthplace  New York City, United States
Ethnicity  Caucasian
Height  5’11” (180 cm)
Weight  81 kgs (179 lbs)
Profession  Actor
Married Divorced
Nationality  American
Father’s name  Viggo Peter Mortensen Sr.
Mother’s name  Grace Gamble Atkinson
Birth sign  Libra
Measurement  N/A
Net Worth  $ 30 Million
Siblings  Charles Mortensen, Walter Mortensen

Marriage and Divorce

Mortensen dated the actress Exene Cervenka for a year since 1986 before eventually getting married in July 1987. Their son Henry Blake Mortensen was born soon in the January of 1988.

Although they filed for divorce in 1992, they only separated later in 1997 when their divorce was officially finalized. Starting from 2008, he is in a relationship with the Spanish actress- Ariadna Gil.

Social Reach

Although not so active on other social sites, he is a regular Twitter user. You can find him on Twitter with his username- @VirtualViggo.

Net Worth

The multitalented singer and actor Viggo Mortensen has the estimated net worth value of around $30 Million.

Rumors and Controversy

Although being the one on and off the Hollywood highlight, there are no rumors and controversies directly linked to him. No false rumors have surfaced the media so far.

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