Sylvester Stallone was born on July 6, 1946 in the “Hell’s Kitchen” section of New York City. He has been married three times, is currently married to Jennifer Flavin. His son, Sage Moonblood died in 2012. He has a son named Seargeoh and three daughters, Sophia, Sistine and Scarlet. Due to complications at his birth, Stallone’s face is partially paralyzed, giving him his trademark snarl and mildly slurred speech. He grew up in New York City and Washington D.C., He attended the University of Miami before embarking on a film career.
After acting in various small parts in movies, Stallone rose to fame in 1976 by starring in the movie “Rocky.” He famously turned down $350,000 for the film rights to “Rocky” so that he could play the leading role. “Rocky” went on to gross over $225 million at the box office that year, establishing Stallone as a marquee celebrity. Stallone parlayed this success into the “Rocky” franchise, consisting of eight movies. In total, the Rocky movies have grossed $1.4 billion at the box office. In 1982, Stallone starred as the Vietnam War veteran, John Rambo in the movie “First Blood.” The movie grossed $125 million worldwide. Like the Rocky franchise, Stallone was able to build on the success of “First Blood”, making three more movies about Rambo. A new Rambo movie is expected in 2019. Today, the total worldwide box office for this series is over $727 million. In all, 17 movies in which Stallone has acted have grossed over $100 million. Some of these movies include, “The Expendables”, which grossed $103 million, “Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over”, which grossed $111 million and “Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 2” which grossed $389 million. Estimates are that throughout his career, Stallone has generated nearly $4 billion for the movie industry. Stallone has acted in over 80 movies. He has a star on the Hollywood walk of fame.
Given the success of the “Rocky” and “Rambo” franchises, Sylvester Stallone is one of the wealthiest actors in the world today. His net worth is estimated to be $400 million.