Is Armie Hammer’s net worth still high amid all the controversy?
Oh, Armie, Armie, Armie: what are we going to do with you? If you use the internet, you’ve heard about the recent scandal facing Armie Hammer just as his stardom began to peak. Call Me By Your Name stans across the globe no doubt collectively wept upon hearing the news that their beloved heartthrob might not be as innocent as he seemed.
Accusations came to light over the past month alleging Armie may not be as charming as he appeared to be in the role that focused his position in the A-list, bicycling along the beautiful hillsides of Northern Italy in 2017’s Call Me By Your Name. However, his career began long before the modern cult hit.
Armie Hammer got his start in the beloved TV series that reigns as king of the callbacks, Arrested Development back in 2005. He played an extra and is credited as “Student #2,” but this was just the beginning of the actor’s burgeoning career.
Hammer continued to pick up small roles in film & TV, earning a spot on an episode of Veronica Mars & Desperate Housewives in 2006 & 2007, before landing four episodes on Gossip Girl in 2009. It wasn’t long before Armie started showing up on the big screen, where his net worth would take a major leap.
Armie Hammer was lucky enough to work with a famed director by only his sixth movie, when he landed a role in David Fincher’s The Social Network in 2010. Not only this, but he got to play two roles as twins Cameron & Tyler Winklevoss; things were looking up for Hammer.
By 2017, Armie Hammer was recognized by the world, as his face filled the Tumblrsphere with gifset after gifset of heart wrenching moments from Call Me By Your Name.
The film developed a massive cult following of fans who had no problem with the questionable age gap between him and Timothée Chalamet’s on-screen romance.
The film’s massive success, combined with Hammer’s already growing filmography, no doubt brought his net worth to a peak despite the age-gap controversy. The controversy with the film was no match for (here it comes) the newest real-life scandal exposing disturbing secrets about the actor’s life.
Insider reported last week that dozens of Armie’s alleged DMs were released last week via Instagram and, as is par for the course, the messages were not good. Fans can deal with “not good”, but they have a tougher time with rape & canibalism fantasies, which is exactly what was revealed in the alleged DMs.
The shocking DM screenshots reveal Hammer allegedly telling women that he wanted to eat them and that he is “100% cannibal”. The media is having a full-fledged field day (and we have no choice but to join in). With new stories that seem to develop every twelve hours about the actor’s seedy private life, we can only wonder how the scandal will affect Armie Hammer’s net worth.
Not so humble beginnings
After the scandal, what is Armie Hammer’s net worth? Celebrity Net Worth estimated the actor has a net worth of $16 million. If this seems a bit high, even for an actor who’s had the level of success Hammer has, one only needs to look at the actor’s background to explain his net worth.
Armie Hammer is great-grandson to oil tycoon Armand Hammer (Google him) who ran Occidental Petroleum until his death in the early 90s. It’s hard to say how much Armie inherited from his great grandfather, but it was believed at one point that his net worth was in the hundreds of millions at the time of Armand’s death.
The figure has been contested, but in any case, we know Hammer did not come from humble beginnings and had a nice foundation for his net worth at a young age.
Only time will tell if Armie Hammer’s net worth will plummet from his recent scandal. For his sake, we can only hope he saved some of great-grandpappy’s money if Hollywood turns their back on the man we were just beginning to welcome.