James Franco Net Worth and Biography

James Franco is an American actor, screenwriter, director and film producer who has a net worth of $30 million. He has played in some very successful Hollywood movies like 127 hours, Tristan & Isolde, Spider-Man and many other blockbusters. He might not be one of the richest actors yet, but he’s on his way there.

Read more about James Franco’s net worth, salary and bio in the below article.

Net Worth: $30 million
Birth Date:
April 19, 1978
Palo Alto, California
Last Updated:
January 2020
James Franco net worth

James Franco has a net worth of $30 million. In the 1990s, he was earning a little less than $2,000 per episode on the TV series ”Freaks and Geeks”. Unfortunately the show was canceled and the actor had to look for something else. Luckily he did a great job, and people started to notice him.  

Later, he started to earn salaries in the millions of dollars. He was paid $2 million for his work in The Company and $7 million for Oz the Great and Powerful. The Spider-Man trilogy brought him an impressive $12 million in total. 

With this regular income of a couple of millions for every movie, it’s easy to understand why James Franco has a net worth of $30 million dollars in 2020.

Biography of James Franco

James Franco was born in Palo Alto, California on the 19th of April 1978. His father Douglas Eugene ran a Silicon Valley business and his mother Betsy Lou is a writer and editor. His family could be described as academic, liberal and secular. Both of his parents also graduated from Stanford University, so expectations were very high for James.

James actually had a talent for math. In the past, he was an intern at Lockheed Martin and he actually had the idea of becoming a marine zoologist. In the end, what he really wanted was to become an actor. Against his parent’s wishes, he dropped out from UCLA after his first year to pursue his dream. After this, he took acting classes with the acclaimed Robert Carnegie at Playhouse West.

Since his parents were not happy with his decision, he had to support himself. He had to take a late-night job at McDonald’s to support himself and he even admitted that McDonald’s was there for him when no one else was. While working there, he made the most of his time by practicing accents on customers.

Professional Career

Franco’s career started when he landed a role in the 1990s television sitcom, “Freaks and Geeks.” The role was a success, and over the years he appeared in a number of popular television shows and films. 

He also won a lot of awards. Below you find an overview of the awards he has won.

Awards and Nominations

We will update this section later with the latest awards and nominations of James Franco.


James Franco’s net worth will likely keep increasing. If you take a look at the list of incoming movies with James Franco as an actor or director, you’ll understand that he is still motivated and active. We will keep updating this page in 2020, so definitely keep this page bookmarked if you want to know more about James Franco.