Sylvester Stallone Net Worth
Sylvester Stallone, who attended the LACMA Art and Film Gala at LACMA on Oct. 29, 2016 in Los Angeles, just bought a “Rocky” statue. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for LACMA

Sylvester Stallone, who’s been playing the role of Rocky Balboa since 1976, recently bought the backup “Rocky” statue from “Rocky III” in an auction for $400,000.

There were only two Rocky statues made by the original artist, A. Thomas Schomber, and one of them is on display in Phildelphia, while the other is now in the prized possession of Stallone.

The actor, who was in two movies in 2017, as well as had a guest spot on NBC’s “This Is Us,” is reportedly worth $400 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, making this purchase just a drop in the bucket. His high net worth comes after starring in two big franchises - “Rocky” and “Rambo” - as well as a couple other ones, like “The Expendables” and “Escape Plan.”

Getting this statue wasn’t about spending the money, though, it was clearly about owning part of his important movie history. The backup statue that he now owns had been on display in the San Diego Hall of Champions for years, but after the space closed down, the movie item went up for auction last month.

After the event, which was put on by SCP Auctions, a representative for the company told TMZ that the “Rocky III” memorabilia had been sold for $403,657 to someone who used a buyer, thus allowing them to stay more anonymous. Afterwards, the statue was shipped to Los Angeles and that was the end of it.

Until Stallone posted a Christmas photo of himself at his house with Arnold Schwarzenegger in front of the very same 9-foot tall, 1,800-pound statue.

“Well look who drop by on Christmas,” Stallone captioned the shot. “@schwarzenegger always fills the room with positive energy!”

It was confirmed to TMZ that Stallone did indeed buy the statue and was the mystery bidder at the auction last month. What a perfect Christmas gift for Stallone to get himself, and just in time for “Creed II,” as well, which he mentioned on Instagram will be coming to theaters during Thanksgiving 2018.

Though Stallone was originally set to direct “Creed II,” he has since announced that he’s stepped down from the role and Stephen Caple, Jr. will be the movie’s new director. Even so, with all of his Instagram photos about it, the actor is clearly very excited about the new movie.