How Rich Is Paul Hogan? Net Worth, Salary, Career

Paul Hogan

After living in the United States for many years, actor Paul Hogan desires to return to his native Australia. In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, he said that he is unable to return home because of his 24-year-old son, Chance Hogan, with ex-wife, actress Linda Kozlowski. As he put it,

“I miss the people, the ambience – and there’s something about Australia that is kinder and more laid-back that you simply can’t put your finger on.” I’d rather stay there, but my final kid [Chance] is an American, and he alone has me, but my tribe at home has everyone.”

When his ex-mother wife’s was diagnosed with cancer in the 1990s, Hogan relocated to the United States. He told the newspaper that he had “felt homesick for years,” but that he wants to stay near to his younger kid. Paul said that he now has ten grandkids, all of whom are adults. He also said that he is his younger son’s sole family right now. He went on,

“Everyone in his band, musical pals, lovers, everything – they’re all American.” So I’m staying a little longer, but I’ll be back eventually.”

He told Sunrise in 2021 that since the epidemic and a surge in homelessness and criminality in the region, he had seldom left his $4.5 million mansion at Venice Beach. He said that he was uncomfortable in LA and was unable to return to Australia due to a rigorous hotel quarantine restriction. He allegedly posted a sign outside his residence that said, “This is my house, not yours.” In an interview with Today in November 2021, he announced that he will be returning home for Christmas. Despite feeling “like a kangaroo in a Russian zoo,” he once confessed that he prefers the obscurity he finds in the United States, which keeps him in Los Angeles.

Paul Hogan’s net worth

Paul Hogan is best remembered for his role as Michael “Crocodile” Dundee in the Crocodile Dundee film series. The 83-year-old’s net worth is estimated to be approximately $20 million by CelebrityNetWorth as of December 2023. He has made a lot of money from his profession as an actor and comedian throughout the years. He was nominated for an Academy Award and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his work in the series.

Paul Hogan

By funding and releasing the Crocodile Dundee series outside of the usual movie studio structure, Paul Hogan was able to make a large fortune. The first film’s budget was $8.8 million, which Hogan funded on his own and distributed himself. He was said to have a 60% interest in the entire earnings. Crocodile Dundee grossed around $328 million at the movie office, followed by Crocodile Dundee II ($239 million) and Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles ($39 million). In terms of total box office receipts, Hogan may have made about $100 million from all three films.

Paul Hogan’s net worth was previously estimated to be over $75 million, but it fell after his divorce from Kozlowski in 2014, as well as a battle with the Australian Taxation Office. The office stated that Hogan used overseas tax shelters to conceal his revenues from the Crocodile Dundee brand. The tax collector handed him with a $150 million bill, including penalties and interest. However, after proving that the financial information was obtained unlawfully, he won a $5 million judgment against the Australian Crime Commission in 2006. In 2010, he traveled to Australia for his mother’s burial but was barred from leaving until he paid the $37.5 million tax debt.

Paul Hogan

Chris Jordan, the Australian Commissioner of Taxation, declared in 2017 that the situation had been resolved after Paul Hogan paid tens of millions of dollars in taxes and penalties. Hogan subsequently disputed the charges and accused Chris of violating the 2012 agreement’s secrecy provision.