From mansions to exotic cars to even a fighter plane – Here is how Hollywood heart-throb Brad Pitt spends his $300 million fortune – The Fight Club star has spend a huge sum on weddings too.

How does Brad Pitt spend his gigantic fortune? The Bullet Train star has a net worth of US$300 million, which he splashes on vineyards, luxury cars, homes – and some expensive bling for his ex-wives Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston. Photo: @bradpittofflcial/Instagram

Brad Pitt. Just the mention of his name causes fans to swoon. Yet despite being one of the only men in history – along with Johnny Depp, Richard Gere and George Clooney – to take home People’s “sexiest man alive” title twice, Pitt has built a reputation in showbiz that goes far beyond his good looks and trademark charm.

Brad Pitt accepts a 2020 Screen Actors Guild Award for his supporting role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Photo: Getty Images for Turner/AFP

His hard work has paid off. The Oscar-winning actor has come a long way since his breakout role in 1991’s Thelma and Louise, for which he reportedly earned just US$6,000. These days, we’re looking at up to US$30 million per acting credit for Mr Pitt, with his latest film Bullet Train netting him US$20 million, as per Screen Rant.

Actor Brad Pitt on the red carpet for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, his second collaboration with director Quentin Tarantino. Photo: Reuters

He’s now worth a reported US$300 million, in large part due to his acting, but like many smart A-listers he has money streaming in from multiple sources capitalising on his fame and image. For example, the Ocean’s Eleven star co-founded production company Plan B Entertainment in 2001 with then-wife Jennifer Aniston.

Brad Pitt in US film Fight Club (1999). Photo: 20th Century Fox

Though Aniston is no longer involved, the company has produced films like The Departed, 12 Years a Slave and Moonlight, which have all received Academy Awards. Meanwhile, he started Miraval wine business with his second ex-wife Angelina Jolie, which brings in a decent amount of revenue too.

He’s worked with many luxury brands, earning millions from endorsement deals with Cadillac, Chanel, Heineken, Tag Heuer, DeLonghi and more.

So, what does Brad Pitt splash his US$300 million fortune on?

Even petrolheads like Brad Pitt appreciate the finesse and next-gen feel of a Tesla. Photo: @tesla_hk/Instagram

Luxury cars and bikes
The Oklahoma-born hunk, whose father owned a trucking company, has stepped up his transport game during his years in the limelight. According to Hot Cars, Pitt’s fleet of cars includes a Tesla, Camaro SS, Chevy Tahoe, Audi Q7, Lexus LS 460 F Sport and Aston Martin Vanquish Carbon Edition.

The motorbike fanatic also has a custom Shinya Kimura, a rare Indian Larry, Ecosse Titanium Series XX, Zero Engineering Type9, Jesse Rooke KTM and more.

British media reports that Pitt is an accomplished pilot and bought himself a WWII-era Supermarine Spitfire for around US$3 million after becoming interested in the war after shooting his film Fury. He’s also got a US$1.6 million helicopter, which was a gift from ex-wife Angelina Jolie during their marriage, per Business Insider.

Seaward in Carmel, California is Brad Pitt’s latest property. Photo: @trout395/Instagram

Many, many mansions
The Fight Club actor is renowned for his impressive property portfolio, and just recently in July splashed US$40 million on a historic home in Carmel, California. It was described by The Wall Street Journal as one of the priciest purchases in the area, with the clifftop mansion having a history dating back to 1918.

But what about his other not-so-humble abodes? In 1994, the Interview with a Vampire star spent US$1.7 million on a Los Feliz pad, the first home of many under Pitt’s name. According to, he added more neighbouring homes resulting in a two-acre compound that cost about US$5 million to build.

Aerial view of Chateau Miraval, the estate Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt bought in 2008 for an estimated US$28 million. Photo: @goodtravel_by_winebureu/Instagram

The real estate king has since bought places in Santa Barbara, New Orleans, Malibu and Beverly Hills, as well as selling some here and there. Perhaps his most famous mansion, however, is the gorgeous Chateau Miraval which he bought with Jolie. It’s got a helipad, vineyard, olive groves and all the trimmings you’d expect in a tranquil French countryside retreat. The couple have fought over ownership of the mega home following their divorce.

Brad Pitt shows off his watch and jewellery game at a press conference for Ad Astra in September 2019. Photo: WireImage

Like many Hollywood celebs, Pitt also has a good eye for luxury timepieces. Over the years, he’s been spotted wearing a Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711, gold Cartier Tank, and – since he became an ambassador for Breitling in 2019 – the Breitling Super Chronomat B01 and Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Norton, as per Wrist Enthusiast. He was also seen sporting the brand in his new film Bullet Train.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles in January 2012. Photo: Abaca Press/TNS

Pitt has spent a significant amount of his wealth on wedding rings for two of his then-fiancés.

Brad Pitt with his then-wife actress Jennifer Aniston at the Emmy Awards in September 2000, where Aniston was nominated for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series for her role in NBC’s Friends. Photo: Reuters

When Pitt proposed to Friends’ Jennifer Aniston in 1999, he gave her a US$500,000 engagement ring she couldn’t refuse. For his second wedding, to Angelina Jolie, the Ad Astra actor popped the question with another ring of the same price, followed by a wedding ring estimated at US$250,000. Throw in his US$1 million wedding day with Aniston, that totals US$2.25 million spent on weddings, at least.

Brad Pitt with his son Knox (in arms) and daughter Zahara. Behind Pitt is Angelina Jolie holding their daughter Vivienne with son Maddox and daughter Shiloh. Photo: EPA

His kids
Raising six kids doesn’t come cheap. According to The Mercury News, Pitt and Jolie were spending US$10 million a year on their children Shiloh, Maddox, Vivienne, Knox, Zahara and Pax Thien in 2011. Then there’s the US$250 million trust fund, per Hello!

Brad Pitt also donates considerable sums to charities including Make-A-Wish, Human Rights Watch and UNICEF. Photo: PPR/Breitling

Just like Jolie, Pitt admirably spends a great deal of his fortune on giving back. From delivering groceries in person to low-income households to his involvement in charities including Make-A-Wish, Human Rights Watch and UNICEF, Pitt doesn’t hold back when it comes to donations, sending millions to those in need.

However, the actor did court headlines recently with his US$20.5 million settlement with residents in a New Orleans neighbourhood that were victims of Hurricane Katrina. The now-defunct Make it Right foundation he funded failed to provide sturdy enough housing, as per The Guardian.

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