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Unlike Other Hollywood Stars, Tobey Maguire Won’t Squander His Hard-Earned $75M Spider-Man Fortune As He Knows A Major Hollywood Secret

Unlike Other Hollywood Stars, Tobey Maguire Won't Squander His Hard-Earned $75M Spider-Man Fortune As He Knows A Major Hollywood Secret

Tobey Maguire truly hit it big when he starred in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man franchise. Not only was it a defining moment for the world of Hollywood and superheroes, but it was also for the young actor as he earned his life’s biggest paycheck ever. Growing up in poverty, the eventual $75 million that he ended up earning meant a lot to him.

Tobey Maguire
Tobey Maguire

Since then, Maguire hardly ever appears on the screen, making one wonder how he has managed to keep his fortune intact. The reason is that the actor knew a major secret that had him keep his hard-earned money safe and secure and not squander it on random things.

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Tobey Maguire And His $75 Million Spider-Man Fortune

Spider-Man star Tobey Maguire doesn't believe in lavish spendings
Spider-Man star Tobey Maguire doesn’t believe in lavish spendings

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Just like many other celebrities, Tobey Maguire grew up surrounded by poverty, knowing from an early age that he had to make it big. Living on relatives’ couches and getting groceries from the neighbors, young Maguire knew he was destined for great things from the start and so he started to work for it. Despite the odds, he decided to play the gamble and eventually emerged victorious with a whopping $75 million fortune.

He earned over $4 million from his first Spider-Man, then $17.5 million from the second, and eventually over $15 million from the last. However, these were just upfront salaries, as the Spider-Man: No Way Home star also received money from the backend and box office grossing, which eventually ended up with him being $75 million rich.

Even after years, his fortune remains intact and when asked how that is possible, the actor stated (as per The Things),

“I just never wanted to put myself in the position where my spending was so huge that I had to keep making movie after movie.”

While most actors would love to agree to disagree with him, Maguire’s attitude truly reflects how genuine and hard-working individual he is.

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Tobey Maguire Is Very Self Aware About His Position

Maguire as Spider-Man
Maguire as Spider-Man

Humility and being genuine are traits rarely found in the world of Hollywood. Despite humble upbringings, many actors forget their past, going on the path of lavishness and extravagance. However, Tobey Maguire still hasn’t forgotten how lucky he is to be in his position. Describing himself as very self-aware, the actor stated in an interview with The Guardian,

“I’m self-aware enough to understand that it’s statistically very hard to achieve the position I’m in. But I also think I have a lot of ingredients that are right for the path that I’ve chosen. I find the way, like water; I like to be productive. I’m constantly reflecting on personal progress. And since I was around 15, I knew I’d be successful. And so I got those ideas, and they have been north stars to me.”

Perhaps that is why the star, despite largely being away from the limelight, continues to enjoy a massive fan following all over the world.

Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man franchise can be streamed on Disney+.

Source: The Things and The Guardian

Written by Maria Sultan

A recent political science graduate, Maria can often be found deeply immersed in a book or creating art. A political science fanatic and history lover, content writing is one of her many hobbies. From international relations to entertainment, her pen is not restricted to any one domain. In her free time, she can often be found debating about the nuance of politics, history, or art or found binge watching her favourite kdramas, anime or series.