William Shatner is a film director and a producer, an actor and an author. Shatner rose to fame when he starred in the Star Trek Franchise as Captain Kirk of the USS Enterprise and also took other leading roles in hit shows such as Boston Legal, Batman vs Two-Face 2017, Malevolent 2016, Range 15 2016 among other 20 films and more than 30 television shows where he has made appearances.
His career on the screens has spanned for seven decades now and regardless of his age which is 87 Shatner has been doing round globally with his comical NBC real-life travelogue show Better Late Than Never. Other than films Shatner has written a collection of novels known as TekWar which were adapted for television. With such a profile one would wonder exactly what’s William Shatner worth as of 2018? In addition, I will reveal to you a few things you probably don’t know about William Shatner.
Today William Shatner is aged 87 having been born in 1931 in Quebec Canada. He is the son of Anne and Joseph Shatner. He was born with two other sisters siblings in a conservative Judaism. He went to sturdy at Willingdon elementary school where after graduation he joined West Hill High School. Upon passing his high school exam, he joined Mc University Faculty of Management based in Canada where he was awarded a Bachelor of Commerce degree, and later the university awarded him with an honorary Doctorate of Letters.
Shatner early acting career started off in 1952 as a business manager at Mountain Playhouse based in Montreal then joining Canadian National Repertory Theatre where he trained as an actor. He played many roles in Stratford Festival and Sophocles Oedipus Rex. His movie debut was with the film Butler’s Night Off in 1951, and he was for the first time featured in a film in 1958 with the film The Brothers Karamazov. The following year 1959 he received a lot of good praises after being part of The world of Suzie Wong and Outlaws 1960. Between 1960 and 1968 Shatner played a role in several films and television shows such as Judgment at Nuremberg 1961, The Intruder 1962, The Outrage 1964, White Comanche 1968, Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1957-60, One Step Beyond, The Twilight Zone 1960, The Defenders 1961, The Man from U.N.C.L.E 1964, Twelve O’Clock High 1965, The Big Valley 1966, Gunsmoke 1966 among others.
In 1966 Shatner assumed the role of Captain James T. Kirk series where he held the role from 1966 to 1969. Later after its cancellation in its third season, he still came back in 1973 but took the role of Captain Kirk Albeit in the animated series of Star Trek series. Other than Star Trek Shatner has been able to feature in more than 60 films and 60 Television shows. Some of his latest films and television shows are Halloween 2010, A Christ Mas Horror Story 2015, Range 15 2016, Malevolent 2016, Batman Vs Two-Face 2017, Clangers to present Better Late Than Never 2016 to present Private eyes 2017, The Indian Detective 2017 among several others.
Other than films and television shows Shatner has a number of video games such as Star Trek: Tactical Assault, Star Trek: Encounters among others, he also has a number of music albums such as Has Been (2004), Exodus: An Oratorio in Three Parts (2008), Seeking Major Tom (2011), Ponder the Mystery (2013) among others. Shatner has also authored books on fiction and non-fiction. His books are known as The TekWar series and Star Trek Series. Some of the latest books are Tek Kill (1996) ISBN 0-399-14202-9, Tek Net (1997) ISBN 0-399-14339-4 and Star Trek: Captain’s Glory, 2006, ISBN 0-7434-5343-3 Star Trek: The Academy—Collision Course, 2007 ISBN 1-4165-0396-X among others.
On awards and achievements: Shatner has been awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Star on Canada’s Walk of Fame 1 Golden Globe Award, 2 Prime Emmy Awards, 2 Golden Raspberry Awards, 2 Saturn Awards, a Lifetime Achievement Award from Taste Awards and Icon award from Voice Arts Awards among many other awards.
Net Worth, Salary & Income
William Shatner net worth is about $150 million. The source of William Shatner’ worth is his appearances in more than 60 films and more than 60 television roles where he earns some salary. Another source of William Shatner net worth is his commercials earnings. His success financially has also been boosted by co-authoring The TekWar series, and Star Trek series.
Another William’s net worth booster is Priceline.com shares which he purchased a decade ago are now worth around $25 million. Even though there have been rumours that William Shatner made $600 million in the stock, that’s not true. Shatner was awarded 125,000 shares of Priceline.com for work in the late 1990s. At that time, he sold half of his shares and remaining 65,000 shares were later subject to a 1:6 reverse stock split in 2003, meaning he held around 11000 shares, and Shares of Priceline recently traded at $2130.
5 Facts You Need To Know About William Shatner
William career which has run now for over seven decades and he is still going makes him an icon in the world. From being the commander of the starship to being the Spokesman of Priceline, William has made a name for himself in the screens. Below are a few things you probably don’t know about William Shatner.
1. During the filming of Star Trek William Shatner suffered permanent damage to his ear.
2. He can speak three languages that’s English, French and Spanish.
3. Even though there have been rumours that William Shatner is bald, he has never won a Toupee.
4. He sold a kidney stone of his own at $75,000 which the earnings were donated to charity.
5. It’s believed in the history of TV that he was the first person to ever have an inter-racial kiss. He kissed Nichelle Nicholas in Star Trek.
William Shatner net worth of millions is to cement his legacy in the seven decades he has been on the industry. Considering he is yet to retire even at 87 well we shall see more of him in the coming years 2019-2020.