Josh Duhamel Net Worth – How Much Does He Make?

Josh Duhamel’s net worth is $18 million. He is an American actor known for his roles in movies such as Transformers (2007, Transformers: The Last Knight (2017), and Shotgun Wedding (2022). He is also a fashion model working with brands such as Lolë. He made a name for himself in the late 90s, but there’s more to this actor than we know. Let’s learn more about him.

Early Life

Josh Duhamel, with the actual name Joshua David Duhamel, was born to middle-class parents on November 14, 1972, in downtown Minot, North Dakota. His father, whose identity is not disclosed, worked as an advertising salesman, and his mother, a local businesswoman.

Sadly, they got a divorce when he was young, even as he was not the only child. The star has three sisters, Kassidy Duhamel, McKenzee Duhamel, and Ashlee Duhamel. Josh was closest out of the four to his father. He comes from a mixed race ( French-Canadian, English, German, Norwegian, and Austrian Bloodline). 

Josh Duhamel Net Worth
Josh Duhamel in Shotgun Wedding

Young Duhamel had his University education at Minot State University back in his hometown, Minot, in North Dakota, where he took an interest in football, playing the quarterback position. His first focus was taking a course to be a dentist, but he dropped out of college when he was at the finish line to get his undergraduate degree with just one and a half credits left. 

Josh returned after a while and got the remaining credits in 2005 but still mysteriously didn’t finish. ‘I followed my ex-girlfriend to Northern California,’ he said when asked. 


Josh’s career started when he won an award at the International Modelling and Talent Association (IMTA) competition in 1997. This was the beginning of stardom as it made a name for ‘Made Model of the Year’ stampeding Ashton Kutcher, the first runner-up in that same race. 

The acting light started shining when Josh had his first role in music videos. He was an addition to Donna Summer’s song ‘I Will Go With You (Con te partiro), released in 1999, and even, ‘Genie in a Bottle’ by Christina Aguilera in 1999. The then-young Josh trained with Scott Sedita Acting Studios. This led to his winning the role of Leo du Pres on the star ABC soap opera ‘All My Children.’

Duhamel’s Career Heights
Josh at Game Changers season 2. (Credits: Entertainment Tonight)

This was how he met his love interest, ‘Greenlee Smythe.’ She played the character ‘Rebecca Budig.’ Both stars got nominations at the Daytime Emmy Awards for the Special Fan Award in 2003. It’s even interesting to add that it was for the America’s Favorite Couple. He still got other nominations for his creative work as the Outstanding Supporting Actor in 2001 and 2003 but got the award in 2002. 

Josh starred in the NBC show ‘Las Vegas’ as Danny McCoy after he left ‘All My Children’ in 2002. He even worked as the head of security for the Montecito Casino and stayed in that role until the series ended in 2008. The Teen Choice Award nominations came in for Choice Breakout TV Star, Male Category for Duhamel. He also got the Drama/Action Adventure still for the same Teen Choice Award. 

The star appears in ‘Unsolved,’ released in 2018, ‘Battle Creek’ shot in 2015, ‘11.22.63’ in 2016, and ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’ 2020. Some other movies he featured in were ‘Crossing Jordan’ 2004-2007 and ‘Ed’ 2002, ‘LA to Vegas’ 2018 and ‘Veronica Mars’ 2019. 

Net Worth

Josh Duhamel’s Net Worth is $18 million. He is an accomplished actor and model, and his huge net worth results from the roles/characters he has played in a chain of successful movies that top the chart. He has amassed his net worth from his roles in movies such as Shotgun Wedding, Transformers, Las Vegas, All My Children, etc.

Josh Duhamel, an A-level actor, makes five to six figures from his acting roles. In Shotgun Wedding, he made $1.5 million. Thanks to his handsome face, he also makes money from brand endorsements, TV show appearances, voiceovers, and a modeling career. In 2019, he was paid $175,000 by North Dakota’s tourism department to help promote tourism in the state.

Josh Duhamel founded Dakota Media with Joshua Algra in 2019, and the company has since worked with major brands like Hyundai, the National Football League’s Los Angeles Rams, and the PGA Tour.


Aside from being on the camera scenes and fashion, a square foot home is an addition to his name. 

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Josh Duhamel’s new home in Encino. ( Credit: Architectural Digest)

The couple used to own this 8,232 square foot home located in the heart of Brentwood area of downtown Los Angeles, which they bought for $4.875 million in 2007. Duhamel got himself a new home in Encino, still in California, for $2.65 million after their divorce.

How Much Money Does Josh Duhamel Make?

Josh Duhamel makes about $275,500 monthly and $3.3 million yearly. His source of streaming wealth comes from his hit movies and starring in other films. 

How Much Money Does Josh Duhamel Make?
Actor Duhamel’s portrait. (Credits: iHeart)

Ever since he went into acting, the frontline has been his position as he takes the role of the protagonist most times. This happened in the four Transformer films, even the most recent one, which turns out to be the fifth one, ‘The Last Knight’ 2017. Some other movies he featured are When in Rome, released in 2010, New Year’s Eve, 2011, and You’re Not You, 2014.

He also takes up voice acting on animated shows like Fanboy & Chum Chum in 2009-2012, Replacements in 2008, and ‘Jake and the Never Land Pirates’ 2012-2015. The voice character in High Volt for the video game ‘Skylanders’ was the star Josh Duhamel in 2015. In another video game, ‘ Call of Duty: WWII, ‘ there was also a performance capture for the character ‘Technical Sergeant William Pierson’ in 2017.

Acting seems to be the main source of Josh’s wealth, but he had some side gigs where he was a Brand Ambassador for serving out some fashion ideas. On October 28, Duhamel signed a contract with a fashion brand known as Lole to be their brand ambassador. This was in 2019 when he agreed to portray the brand wears to leisure and, together, a Canadian lifestyle.

The partnership focused on travel wear for men spread out across North America. Josh once said, ‘It’s a fashion-forward element yet to blow out to the world for urban explorers and those who love outdoor adventure.’

Bell Banks was another fashion brand with an eye for the American Actor Josh Duhamel. The contract was signed in 2020. While this was on, he was called ‘Bell Bank Champion’ with a focus on portraying Bell in his charity work alongside featuring in social media events and the bank’s advertising plans.

Before Josh came into the picture, other Bell ambassadors were Ben Leber, Gavi Kaysin, Golfers Amy Olson, and Tom Hoge.

Is Josh Duhamel a Dentist?

Josh Duhamel is not a Dentist. When Josh was still much younger, he chose to be a dentist as a career. He attended the Minot State University in his hometown after graduating high school in 1991. The plan was to head to a dental school, but that didn’t happen.

He dropped out when he was barely one and a half credits away from getting an undergraduate degree. Some say he went back and got the degree in 2005, whereas he said in an interview, ‘I left with my ex-girlfriend to Northern California,’ where his educational life came to a halt. 

The Duhamel Man is a famous American Actor. Becoming a dentist was his dream when he was much younger, but acting caught his passion as he dropped out of school even when he almost finished. 

It hasn’t been a sad tale since then, as most of his movies have hit the top rating chart and raked huge dollar pay to his name. 

Is Josh a Single Man?

Josh Duhamel and his wife Audra Mari
Josh Duhamel and his wife, Audra Mari, on a red carpet

No, Josh Duhamel is not single; he is married to Audra Mari.

No, the love life of Josh Duhamel is a tale. Let me take you through it. Before Audra Mari, Josh was with Fergie, who was a member of a band known as ‘The Black Eyed Peas.’ They met in September 2004 after the band appeared on ‘Las Vegas’ a Duhamel Show.

Fergie’s real name is Stacy Ann Ferguson. The couple married in January 2009 in Malibu, California, but sadly separated in 2017 and then filed for divorce in June 2019. The divorce proceedings came to a halt in November 2019.

Josh and his son AXL

Josh and Stacy are parents to a boy named ‘Axl Jack.’ He was born in August 2013 to the Catholic faith, as Josh is a keen one. 

John considered love again, as he is now married to Audra Mari, an American model, and a beauty pageant titleholder. The couple got married last year and recently announced that they’re expecting their first child, which they call ‘Baby Duhamel.’

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