Adam Sandler’s comedic personality has taken him a long way. Sandler's long career started with him doing stand-up comedy, where he was discovered by "Saturday Night Live," and then he began acting in (and producing/writing) movies.
Sandler was born in New York, but moved to New Hampshire when he was young and spent his childhood there. He started off acting in small shows and movies, and he was also a stand-up comedian. While doing stand up, he was discovered by "Saturday Night Live" comedian Dennis Miller. In 1990, Sandler joined the "SNL" team as a writer. While working on "SNL," he also acted in movies, including "Coneheads" in 1993 and "Airheads" in 1994. He worked at "SNL" until 1995, when he was unexpectedly let go. That same year, the movie "Billy Madison," in which he had a starring role, came out. The film was a big hit and brought in over $26 million worldwide.
After being let go from "SNL," Sandler's long career in the film industry took off. Most of his films are comedies, although he has acted in other genres. Some of his well known movies include "Happy Gilmore," "The Wedding Singer," "The Waterboy," "Big Daddy," "Little Nicky," "Punch-Drunk Love," "Anger Management," "50 First Dates," "The Longest Yard," "Just Go with It," "Hotel Transylvania," "Blended," "Murder Mystery" and "Uncut Gems."
In addition to acting, Sandler also produces and writes movies. He also has a production company called Happy Madison Production. Two movies that Sandler wrote and performed in include "Grown Ups" and "Grown Ups 2."
Sandler has signed some longtime deals that have contributed to his net worth. His first big deal was with Sony Pictures, where he got a base salary of $20 million per film in addition to 20-25% of a film’s gross profits, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Another deal contributing to Sandler’s net worth is his ongoing deal with Netflix. In 2014, Sandler signed a four-film production deal with Netflix for $250 million. In 2017, the deal was renewed and was extended again in January 2020. Some movies Sandler has made with Netflix are "The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)," "Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh," "The Week Of," "Murder Mystery," "Uncut Gems" and "Hubie Halloween."
On top of the Netflix deals, Celebrity Net Worth also reported that he earned $1.7 million for "Billy Madison," $2.5 million for the movie "Bullet Proof" and $8 million for "Big Daddy."
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Sandler has a net worth of $420 million, making him one of the richest actors in the world. He makes around $20 million per movie and, counting his other projects, could make $50 million to $60 million a year. Forbes also reported that he still does stand-up comedy and grosses more than $400,000 per show. Sandler has bought an array of cars as well as houses throughout the United States, including California, Florida and New Hampshire.