|Net Worth:||$5 Million|
|Birthday:||Sep 08, 2002|
|Age:||20 years old|
|Height:||5.5 feet (165cm)|
|Birthplace:||United States of America|
|Last Updated:||June, 2023|
Gaten Matarazzo is an American actor known for his phenomenal acting in various American films. A science-fiction and horror drama series called Stranger Things that premiered on Netflix thrust him into the limelight, where he acts as Dustin Henderson. Gaten now inherits an enormous fortune that he has gained from his acting career. The 20 years old famous actor has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
How Did Gaten Matarazzo Become Rich?
Gaten Matarazzo was born on 8th September 2002 in Connecticut as the son of elegant parents Gaetano Matarazzo Sr. and Heather Matarazzo. Gaetano John Matarazzo III is his birth name. The young actor was born with Cleidocranial Dysplasia that is pronounced by the underdevelopment of bones and teeth. The condition did not hinder him from acting.
Gaten grew under strong and loving parenthood in Little Egg Harbor Township in New Jersey by both his parents. Being under the shade of educated parents, Gaten had to go to school to gain skills and be an educated citizen. He attended Pinelands Regional High School in New Jersey, where he actively involved himself in performing arts and mostly singing. His passion for singing took a swift turn when he enrolled for vocal training at Starlight Performing Arts Center that later enabled him to win in third place in Ben Competition, which was conducted by Starpower Talent Nationals in Uncasville.
Gaten’s parents have influenced his career choice in a good way since they are the immediate role models and the closeness had a great impact on Gaten’s career decision that went a long way in helping Gaten to penetrate the acting industry easily. Gaten has exhibited a unique character trait that his fans love. The trait is traced back to his mother because they had a powerful mother-to-child bond. Gaten has a strong sense of humor that leaves people laughing throughout the films he has appeared in. His father, with whom they share the same name, worked at Golden Nugget Casino for several years, a period which allowed him to build a happy family that encouraged Gaten to yearn for the desire of his heart to pursue acting.
Gaten entered the acting industry at his tender age and his debut performance was in 2011. His first role was in Broadway Performances where he staged as Benjamin in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, and later acted as Gavroche in a stage show called Les Misérables. In 2015, he made an appearance on television by appearing in an episode of a drama series called The Blacklist, and in 2016 Gaten started appearing in the famous science-fiction-horror television series called Stranger Things that also plays on Netflix. Gaten acts as Dustin Henderson in the series.
In 2017, Gaten conducted two different television shows titled Ridiculousness and Lip Sync Battle. Ridiculousness is a comedy show that premiered on 29th August 2011 on MTV whereas Lip Sync Battle is an American musical competition show that started on 2nd April 2015. In addition, the young actor starred two hit music videos Swish Swish by Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj and Lost Boys Life by Computer Games ft Darren and Chuck Criss.
In 2018, Gaten appeared in an episode of a prominent television show called Drop the Mic and, on a stage show titled Cinderella, where he acted as Jean-Michael. In the year 2019, Matarazzo produced the voice in Bubba in a movie called The Angry Birds Movie 2. He also hosts a Netflix show called Prank Encounters.
While a lot of actors would have rested and enjoyed the fortune they have gained over the past years, Gaten remains an ever-working horse. In 2020, the Connecticut-born star starred the music video by Green Day called Meet Me on the Roof.
Throughout his entire career, the young actor has gained a massive fortune that he enjoys while still young. He has a long way to go streamlined by success in the entertainment industry because of his young age and hard work. In the second season of Stranger Things, Matarazzo’s salary per episode was around $30,000 and by March 2018, his pay bounced to $250,000 per episode.
Apart from acting and conducting television shows, Gaten’s massive source of income comes from sponsorships from big companies such as Bank of Montreal, Old Navy, and Verizon FiOS. These companies pay the young actor a decent amount of money for doing commercial advertisements. Chances are very high that Gaten will land many sponsorship deals in the coming years that will raise his net worth by a big margin.
Some awards that Gaten has won also boost his net worth and popularity. He has so far won two awards out of six nominations and all those nominations were because of his exemplary work in films he has appeared in. Gaten won the Screen Actors Guild Awards for the Outstand Performance by an Ensemble in 2017 and the same year Gaten won the Shorty Awards for being the Best Actor.
What Is Gaten Matarazzo Net Worth?
Gaten’s primary source of his wealth is acting. However, there is not much information concerning his house, cars, and other assets. It is revealed that Gaten has an enormous net worth of $5 million. The $5 million is inclusive of all the assets, cars, and all the other properties he has accumulated over the years in his career.
How Gaten Matarazzo Spends His Money?
The Stranger Things kids team up to spend the holidays together, all rocking in a variety of costumes. Gaten also spends wonderful moments with his beautiful girlfriend, Lizzy Yu, in different places.
However, the young celebrity is always in the public eye. He keeps the details of how he spends his money private, but we all know that he has enough money to spend.
- Gaten has an Italian ancestry.
- Gaetano John Matarazzo is his birth name.
- He shares the same name with his grandfather and father.
- Gaten has artificial teeth because of the genetic disorder hindered the growth of teeth and bones.
- He does not play any sport but loves to watch.
- Lizzy Yu is his girlfriend since 2018.