Robert Pattinson is set to become a father for the first time at the age of 40. The British actor and singer is known for starring in the high-grossing Twilight series and its upcoming spin-off New Moon. While the former has been a major source of income for Pattinson, his net worth has declined by around $50 million since the premiere of Twilight.
Pattinson’s partner, Bel Powter, revealed that she is expecting the couple’s first child in April 2012. In April 2013, the celebrity babymooning couple announced they were engaged. They were married in November that year in a private ceremony in Italy. Though the actor is a decade older than his 33-year-old wife, he proposed in December 2015. The couple welcomed their first child, a son named Bentley Robert, in September 2017.
Income From Film
Pattinson began his acting career in 1998 and has since appeared in a number of high-profile films. He rose to fame in 2003 after starring in the teen romance Felicity, which was based on the popular novel by the same name. In 2007, he starred opposite Kate Winslet in the critically acclaimed drama The Reader, and later that year, he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Twilight Saga: New Moon. He has since starred in The Great Gatsby, which premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, and will soon be seen in the upcoming films The Lighthouse and The Far From Home.
Decline in Net Worth Due to Investment
In 2010, Pattinson purchased what was thought to be an iconic piece of jewelry, a 24-carat gold-rimmed around the edge of a diamond, for $3.75 million. The ring was originally owned by Marjorie Merriweather Post, the legendary “Mother” of the wedding cake. While the purchase price was reportedly high for the time, the investment has not returned as much as he would have earned from selling it. In 2011, the actor reportedly lost $20 million on a bad investment in Piccolo Spoleto, a gallery art fair in Italy. It was later revealed that he invested in a company that manufactured steel pipe, which ended up going out of business. At the height of the financial crisis in 2008, Pattinson saw the value of his assets plummet. As a result, he sold a number of his possessions, including a diamond necklace that he had previously purchased for $3.75 million, a Picasso painting, and his vintage car collection. His net worth at the time was $200 million.
The following year, he appeared in the dark comedy The Place Beyond the Pines, which was nominated for two Academy Awards. He also starred in the romantic comedy Serena alongside Emma Roberts, which performed poorly at the box office but was a critical and awards-winning success. He has continued to maintain a relatively low public profile since then. In 2018, he was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2019 alone, he had two movies, The Lighthouse and The Far From Home, released alongside his Twilight co-star and wife, Kristen Stewart. He also provided the voice of John Cena’s character in the animated film Pokémon Detective Pikachu. This is expected to be his busiest year yet, as he has a number of movie projects in the works. Most notably, he will reprise his role as Edward Cullen in Twilight Saga: New Moon, which is now in production and is set for release on May 20, 2020.
Robert Pattinson Is Still Popular
Though his movies have mostly been box-office flops, Pattinson has maintained a sizable fan base. This is largely due to the Twilight Saga films, the final installment of which was the highest-grossing of all time. It remained at the top of the box office for five weeks, earning $708 million globally. Worldwide, it is estimated that around 150 million people have now seen the film.
Pattinson has also become something of a sex symbol, mainly due to his role as Edward Cullen, which many fans compare to a biblical story of Joseph and his sexy, young dream girl. In the years following Twilight, the actor has been linked to a number of high-profile women, including model-turned-actress Lily Collins, with whom he has a child named Sparrow. In 2018, he was included on Forbes’ list of the world’s most powerful celebrities, earning him the #43 spot on the list. In 2019, he was ranked #78 on the list with an estimated net worth of $80 million.
No Comment On Fatherhood
Though Pattinson is set to become a father for the first time, he has yet to comment on whether he will continue in the spotlight as an actor or take a more behind-the-scenes role in terms of parenting. A rep for the actor said, “No comment on fatherhood at this time.” It has been reported that he will be appearing in the upcoming Quentin Tarantulin film The Murderous Cupid, but whether or not this is true remains to be seen. As for his personal life, in 2010, he was included in a list of the “Most Powerful Celebrities in Hollywood” by Elle Magazine. That year, he was also named the #10 Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine.
Pattinson has been romantically linked to a number of high-profile women, including Taylor Swift, with whom he was seen holding hands at the 2019 Golden Globes after-party. The pair were later spotted at the Met Gala in New York City. In 2014, an engagement ring was reportedly delivered to his home in London, setting the stage for a wedding celebration with Stewart in the near future.