Joaquin Phoenix

United States
Net Worth :$ 25 Million
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Born on: 28th Oct 74
Born in: United States
Marital status: Married
Occupation: Actor and Social Activist

Joaquín Rafael Bottom, better known to his fans as “Leaf Phoenix” is a noted American actor of Puerto Rican origin who has starred in quite a few successful movies, and the blockbuster “Gladiator” is considered to be his coming of age movie which also landed him an Academy Award nomination in the” Best Actor” category. Joaquín has since gone on to act in several critically appreciated movies and narrowly missed out on an Oscar Award in 2012. The man possesses an incredible range of talents and has given ample hints of a thriving music career in the future with his Grammy Award winning performance in his debut album. The actor is known for his highly eccentric ways and has earned a reputation for being a maverick after he went public with his tasteless criticism of the Academy Awards selection process.

Joaquín’s journey in life so far has resembled a typical rag to riches story. The actor’s impressive run of success over the past fifteen years has turned him into a multimillionaire with an estimated net worth of $25 million and ensured that his poverty stricken childhood now seems like a distant memory. Most of the artist’s wealth has come by acting in Hollywood movies and quite a few millions have been raked in from the sales proceeds of his hit music album.

 The actor’s financial might has enabled him to eradicate the emotional scars of his poverty ridden childhood to a large extent. The actor resides in a massive 3,750 square feet home in Los Angeles. He loves to drive luxury vehicles and his garage boasts of a Lexus RX350 car along with a Ducati Desmosedici bike. Phoenix has earned a well-deserved reputation as an activist and passionately supports NGO’s like PETA which champion animal rights causes. He has even turned into a vegan owing to his abhorrence to animal slaughter.

Phoenix was born in the city of San Juan in Puerto Rico where he spent his early life. He is the third born out of his five siblings and endured a very tough childhood owing to his family’s financial difficulties. Joaquin had to perform at various competitions during his childhood years in order to provide food and financial support his family. The actor once suffered a torrid time due to his chronic alcoholism but has successfully battled it by completing his rehabilitation program in early 2005. The man has been involved in several high profile relationships with a bevy of beauties like actresses Anna Paquin and singer Aria Crescendo. The singer’s most high profile romance till date was his three year dalliance with actress Liv Tyler which unfortunately ended on a sour note. Joaquin is currently rumored to be seeing fashion model Heather Christie.

Joaquin Phoenix Estates and Homes ( 1 )

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Los Angeles home

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Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix announced to the media about his decision to sell of his lavish Hollywood Hills villa valued at approximately $4 million on October 2008, which the actor purchased in 2006. It has served as his permanent residence for the best part of the past seven years and he has mostly stayed there alone. The controversial star’s decision to sell off the property was apparently motivated by his decision to quit acting and concentrate on his music career. It’s not clear though if Phoenix managed to find any buyer willing to shell out such a hefty price tag and whether his apparent decision to get rid of the home was part of the elaborate publicity stunt which the actor pulled off on an unsuspecting media as part of his efforts to film the mockumentary “I'm Still Here”. In any case the villa still remains unsold and Joaquin still resides there.

Location: The property is situated in the legendary Hollywood Hills neighborhood in the Californian city of Los Angeles.

Accommodation: Joaquin’s two storied residence comprises of 3200 square feet of living area and consists of four bedrooms, step down living room, a modern gourmet kitchen, dining room and five bathrooms. The house opens out to a lovely tree lined backyard and patio. Phoenix’s villa offers superb views of Los Angeles.

Features: The outdoor area of the villa possesses a large swimming pool and spa along with a well maintained cascading garden. The indoor bar contains an expensive collection of alcoholic drinks and the master bedroom boasts of a stone fireplace. The master bathroom houses a steam shower.

Neighborhood: Phoenix’s immediate neighborhood is home to Hollywood celebrities of the likes of Jennifer Aniston, George Clooney, Demi Moore and Nicholas Cage.

Joaquin Phoenix Autos and Cars ( 2 )

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Lexus RX350

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Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix drives a metallic black Lexus RX350. The actor was photographed on December 2006 cleaning his car with a hosepipe at a Los Angeles gas station. Phoenix was helped in this arduous activity by an unidentified female companion. The $95,000 car possesses a very stylish exterior appearance owing to a combination of a spindle shaped grille and daytime running lights. The interiors possess an extensive leather and wood trim level. The RX350 has been equipped with several hi-tech features like a Mark Levison 15 speaker surround sound system, virtual camera navigation, voice command functions and heads up display.

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Ducati Desmosedici

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Joaquin Phoenix
Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix loves to take out his metallic yellow colored Ducati Desmosedici on long drives on the highways near Los Angeles. The Ducati’s signature tubular trellis hybrid frame allied with a carbon fiber bod provides a very hip look to the chassis. The bike is powered by a liquid cooled Desmodromic 4 cylinder 989cc engine that delivers 200HP of output at 13,500rpm. The bike has been equipped with hi-tech systems like a lightweight Corse electronic multifunction dashboard with LCD bar graph tachometer and an anti-theft immobilizer.

Joaquin Phoenix Cause ( 2 )

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PETA

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Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix featured in the last years ad campaign from PETA, which is all about protecting the animal rights and ensuring their security, and is strict against animal slaughtering for human benefits. He supported PETA's "Say No To Animal Fur and Wool Clothes" campaign. In fact, he has been a passionate supporter of PETA since his early childhood days. He became a strict vegan at the age of 3.

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Red Cross

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Joaquin Phoenix

This Non-profit charitable organizing provides help to victims of serious disasters like flood, war, earthquake, etc. Besides providing medical treatment, that too free of cost, Red Cross also takes suitable initiative in protecting the human rights. Joaquin Phoenix volunteered for this NGO to provide a helping hand to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

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