When we think comedy films, the first name that comes to mind is Adam Sandler. This naturally talented and highly celebrated Hollywood star has served up some seriously funny performances through the years. His movies and appearances are always a treat to watch, and his comedy is something that translates seamlessly across all ages.
From Humble Beginnings
Born Adam Richard Sandler on September 9, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, Adam comes from a Jewish family. His mother, Judith, was a nursery school teacher, and his father, Stanley, was an electrical engineer. He grew up with his small family in Manchester, New Hampshire and attended the Manchester Central High School. He moved on to graduate in 1988 from the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Adam had a natural penchant for acting and comedy and wanted to become popular for these in-born talents. He honed his skills and tried out for numerous roles as a young adult. The first one he ever landed was a role in The Cosby Show. He has his first break in the film industry in the 1989 movie Going Overboard. After that brief stint, Sandler felt it would be best to try other venues to break into the scene. He tried his hand at performing stand-up comedy and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. He always managed to work up the crowd and got positive feedback and reviews at the end of every show. It was here that he caught the attention of Dennis Miller, a prominent comedian, who thought Sandler’s act was pretty good. He was signed on to be a part of Saturday Night Live in 1990 and became one of the best talents they ever had on the show. In 1995, he left SNL and tried once again to make it big in films.
Adam Sandler managed to secure roles in numerous hit comedy films and quickly became a star in his own right. Today, Sandler is the face of Hollywood comedy and is well-known as one of the funniest men in the industry.
Assets and Net Worth
Adam Sandler is an actor, producer, author, screenwriter, comedian, and musician, which is no wonder why he has accumulated such a large net worth! Today, it is estimated that Sandler has a net worth of $300 million USD. He owns an expensive, luxury mansion in Pacific Palisades which has a floor area of 13,000 sq ft. The multi-million dollar mansion is his primary place of residence. Aside from this, Sandler also has a mansion in Bel Air, several luxury and sports cars, and numerous humanitarian causes and animal rescue foundations.