KEY POINTS

  • Armie Hammer's net worth is around $16 million
  • His family moved to the Cayman Islands when he was 7, and they lived there for five years
  • His great-grandfather, Armand Hammer, acquired Occidental Petroleum in the '50s

Armie Hammer’s net worth is estimated to be $16 million. While he has earned millions from the decade he has worked as an actor, being the great-grandson of an oil tycoon allowed him to grow up surrounded by wealth.

Although it is not clear if Hammer did inherit some of the wealth of his great-grandfather Armand Hammer, who acquired Occidental Petroleum in the '50s, it certainly afforded him a comfortable life growing up. His family moved to the Cayman Islands when he was 7 years old, and they lived there for five years.

Hammer said he was always aware that this was not something that everyone can experience as their mother kept him and his younger brother Viktor grounded. “We would drive around in really nice cars—but at the same time, if we rolled down the window, my mom would be like, ‘You’re wasting air conditioning!'” he told The Hollywood Reporter

After he began his career as an actor, he insisted in an interview with Entertainment Weekly in 2012 that he and then-wife Elizabeth Chambers do not rely on his family money. “I support myself. My wife and I together, it’s all our household. I’m really proud of that,” he said. 

Hammer has starred in a wide variety of movies, animated projects and TV series over the past decade. He made his acting debut in 2010 in the movie “The Social Network,” where he portrayed the Winklevoss twins, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

The Santa Monica, California native made appearances in highly-rated TV shows such as “Arrested Development,” “Veronica Mars” and “Desperate Housewives.” He went on to star in a string of films, including “The Lone Ranger,” “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” and “Mirror, Mirror.”

Hammer would cement his arrival in the industry with his performance in 2017's “Call Me By Your Name,” alongside Timothée Chalamet. He earned several best supporting actor nominations for his role in the film.

Actor Armie Hammer Actor Armie Hammer Photo: Reuters

On the personal side, he shares two children with ex-wife Chambers. The two tied the knot in 2010 but went their separate ways last year. Hammer purchased a mansion in Los Angeles’ Hancock Park worth $4.7 million but put it up for sale in 2020 for $5.8 million. 

The 34-year-old actor trended on Twitter recently, albeit for all the wrong reasons. He announced Wednesday that he is leaving the Jennifer Lopez film, "Shotgun Wedding," after his alleged Instagram DMs to several women detailing his sexual fantasies surfaced, USA Today reported.

His ex-girlfriend, Courtney Vucekovich, also claimed that the actor manipulated and abused her emotionally when they dated from June to August of last year, Page Six reported.

Hammer has since denied the allegations.