What is Ewan McGregor’s net worth? Ewan McGregor is a Scottish actor well-known for his starring in various film roles as well as in musical roles. He rose to stardom after his first professional role in 1993, playing a leading role in the much loved British Channel 4 series, Lipstick on Your Collar. McGregor also played the role of Mark Renton, a heroin addict, in the Trainspotting (1996) and T2 Trainspotting of 2017. Ewan is famous for his role-play as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. McGregor has a net worth of $25 million
Ewan McGregor Biography and Early Life
Ewan Gordon McGregor was born on March 31, 1971, in Perth, Scotland, to Jim McGregor and Carol Dian. His mother is a retired teacher at Crieff High School, while his father is a former physical education teacher and career master at Morrison’s Academy in Crieff. McGregor was raised alongside his older brother Colin, a retired Tornado GR4 pilot for the Royal Air Force.
In his childhood, McGregor attended the independent Morrison’s Academy in Crieff then later worked at Perth Theatre after leaving school at 16. While at Perth Theatre, he studied a foundation course at Kirkcaldy College of Technology. McGregor later moves to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He was just 18 by that time.
Career and Rise to Fame
McGregor’s first role was in the mini-series, Lipstick on your Collar, Dennis Potter’s Channel 4 series of 1993. In the same year, McGregor starred in the BBC adaptation of the Scarlet and Black and Rachel Weisz. In 1994, he made his first film debut in Bill Forsyth’s Being Human. McGregor played a role in his thriller debut Shallow Grave in the same year that won him an Empire Award. Acting the role of the heroin addict Mark Renton Boyle’s Trainspotting (1996), gave him an international breakthrough.
Ewan continued honing his acting experience when he appeared in the romantic film, Little Voice. He was cast in the Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, as Obi-Wan Kenobi. This prequel, however long-awaited, received mixed reactions from both the fans and the critics. Despite that, it was able to fetch the box office lucrative sales of approximately $1.027 billion.
McGregor dedicated the next years of his time focusing on the Star Wars Universe re-enacting his roles in the second and the third episodes, The Attack of the Clones and the Revenge of the Sith, respectively. His portrayal as Obi-Wan Kenobi was confirmed to be the best part of the trilogy by critics and fans alike. In 2001, McGregor earned his first Golden Globe Award for his exceptional performance in the film Moulin Rouge. He later starred in 2003, playing roles in three consecutive film casts; Big Fish, Down With Love, and the Young Adam. His performance was greatly lauded proving that he could set out for some advanced roles.
Apart from his main acting roles, McGregor also played the voices of some characters in animated movies such as Valiant and Robots. He starred in The Island together with Scarlet Johnson in 2005. Before the end of the 2000s, he appeared in other films like The Ghost Writer, I Love You Philip Morris, and Cassandra’s Dream.
In the early 2010s, McGregor started with his second nomination for the Golden Globe Award for his commendable performance of the Salmon Fishing in Yemen. He appeared in August: Osage County in 2012 before playing another role in 2015’ss Mortdecai. In 2016, he tried directing for the first time with American Pastoral while starring at the same time. T2 Trainspotting came in 2017 and McGregor reprised his iconic role in the sequel.
McGregor starred in Birds of Prey, Christopher Robbin’s film of 2019. He also announced that he would be appearing in his own Disney Series, where his Obi-Wan character would be the center of focus.
How He Spends His Money
Real Estates: Ewan purchased a $1.9 million house, in 2002, in Los Angeles, which became their home for a few years before Ewan separated with his wife in 2018. At that point, they filed their divorce under Californian law and ended up splitting the assets notwithstanding who earned them. Settling their divorce in California was estimated to cost McGregor a total of $4 million. He separated with his then-wife in 2019 and proceeded to acquire a new home in Topanga, where he stayed with his new partner.
Divorce settlement: Their final divorce settlement was reached in August 2020, after 22 years in marriage. His wife walked away with a total of $6.6 million home, a bank account with $500,000, five cars, and her jewelry. She would also continue receiving royalties from McGregor’s ongoing movies. She also got entitled to a total of $51,000 for the child as well as spousal support.