Charles Bronson

Late Charles Dennis Buchinsky, better known by his stage name Charles Bronson, was an American actor most remembered for his roles as cops, gunfighters, and vigilantes in vengeance films. He was an American actor who shot to fame after starring in the 1974 film Death Wish.

Charles usually worked with renowned filmmakers Michael Winner and J. Lee Thompson during his active acting days. You’ll learn everything there is to know about the late actor’s career, relationships, and net worth right here!

When Charles Bronson died, what was his net worth?

When he was alive, Charles Bronson was one of Hollywood’s wealthiest actors. At the time of his death in 2003, he had a staggering net worth of $65 million. The iconic actor made a fortune during the course of his four-decade performing career.

Charles Bronson is acting on the set of Death Wish.(Photo Source: Roger Ebert)

He made $1 million for each of his 1970s films The Stone Killer, Chino, Death Wish, and St. Ives, according to online sources. It may not seem like a large sum to an A-list Hollywood celebrity today, but it was enough to make him the highest-paid actor on the planet at the time.

Bronson also received $1.5 million for Death Wish II and $2 million for 10 To Midnight, both of which were significant sums at the time.


Not only did Charles Bronson have millions of dollars in his bank account, but he also owned many multi-million dollar homes. He reportedly owned a $8 million Malibu property, a $5 million Vermont beach house, and a $5 million Bel Air mansion, the last of which reportedly sold for $20 million in 2014.

Following his death, the tough-guy actor’s assets were distributed to his surviving spouse and children. Charles will undoubtedly be eternally thankful to his family!

 What was the Cause of Death for Charles Bronson?

Charles Bronson, a coal miner from Pennsylvania who went on to become an international cinema star, died on August 30, 2003. He died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at the age of 81. His death certificate listed respiratory illness, metastatic lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and cardiomyopathy as causes of death.

Biography and Early Years

Charles Bronson was born Charles Dennis Buchinsky in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, on November 3, 1921. He was the eleventh child in a family of fifteen children. His family was impoverished after his father, Walter Buchinsky, died. As a result, he was forced to work in a coal mine to support his mother and siblings.

During World War II, Charles worked in the mining business until enlisting in the United States Army Air Forces in 1943. He participated in the 760th Flexible Gunnery Training session throughout his tenure.

In the 1970s, he starred in one of Hollywood’s most violent films, Death Wish

1972, Charles Bronson starred in Death Wish. In the film, he played Paul Kersey, a famous New York architect who became a crime fighter when his wife was murdered and his daughter was sexually assaulted.

Paul Kersey, the main character in the film series, Death Wish, was portrayed by Charles Bronson. Photo (Source: The Pink Smoke)

Despite this, the film was a success. As a result, the organization released a four-season plan centered around Bronson’s performance over the next two decades.

Does Charles Bronson had a wife? who was she? Learn about his wives and kids!

In 1950, Charles Bronson and Harriet Tendler walked down the aisle in a conventional manner. When they first met, Bronson was 26 and Harriet was 18. However, things between them did not work out, and they were divorced in 1965. Bronson married actress Jill Ireland for the second time a few years later, in 1968. She was the ex-wife of actor David McCallum, who appeared alongside Bronson in The Great Escape.

This pair met in 1962 and went on to feature in 14 films together, including “The Valachi Papers” and “Love and Bullets.”

Jill died in 1990 after a protracted battle with breast cancer, after a marriage of more than twenty-one years.

Bronsons’ couple with their daughter Zuleika.Photo (Source: Pinterest)

Denis married Kim Weeks for the third time in December 1998. His third partner was a Dove Audio employee who had assisted Charle’s second wife, Jill Ireland, in the production of her audiobooks. She resided with her husband, Bronson, and their children in their villa for five years, until Bronson died.

Charles Bronson also adopted Katrina Holden-Bronson as his daughter. Photo (Source: Married Celeb)

Mr. Bronson was the father of three daughters, Suzanne, Katrina Holden, and Zuleika, as well as a son, Tony Bronson, two stepsons, Paul and Valentine McCallum, and two grandchildren.

Awards and Achievements

Throughout his acting career, Charles Bronson was a fantastic actor. He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in 1961 for “Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor and Actress in a Single Program” for the show “General Electric Theater.”

Bronson got the ‘Golden Boot Awards’ in 1996, and the Henrietta Award for ‘World Film Favorite’ at the Golden Globes in the United States in 1972. Nonetheless, in 1980, he received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Picture.

Quick Facts

Birth Date November 3,1921
Full Name Charles Bronson
Birth Name Charles Dennis Buchinsky
Other Name Charles Bronson
Profession Actor
Nationality American
Ethnicity American-Lituaninan
Birth City Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Birth Country United States
Father Name Walter Buchinsky
Gender Identity Male
Sexual Orientation Straight
Horoscope Scorpio
Marital Status Married
Spouse Harriet Tendler(1950-1965) Jill Ireland(1968-1990) Kim Weeks(1998 until his death))
Height 174 cm
Net worth 12.5
Education Pasadena Playhouse