Steve McQueen
Steve McQueen
Celebrated Name: Steve McQueen
Real Name/Full Name: Terrence Stephen McQueen
Gender: Male
Age at the time of death: 50 years old
Birth Date: 24 March 1930
Date of Death: 7 November 1980
Birth Place: Beech Grove, Indiana, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.77 m
Weight: 77 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Barbara Minty (m. 1980–1980), Ali MacGraw (m. 1973–1978), Neile Adams (m. 1956–1972)
Children: Yes (Chad McQueen, Terry McQueen)
Profession: Actor
Net Worth in 2024: $30 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Steve McQueen was an American actor popular in the sixties and seventies, and many of his films were box office hits. He was nominated for an Academy award in 1967 for his film ‘The Sand pebbles.’ Many of his films were well-known world over. Films like ‘Towering Inferno,’ ‘Getaway,’ and ‘Cincinnati Kid’ were hits not only in the USA but across the world.
Steve McQueen became the highest-paid actor in the world in the year 1974. He could demand and choose his role and remuneration due to his huge popularity and demand.

Maybe you know about Steve McQueen very well But do you know how old was he at the time of his death and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Steve McQueen’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early life

Steve McQueen was born on March 24, 1930, at St. Francis hospital in Beech Grove, Indiana, to Julia Ann. His father, William Terence McQueen, was a stunt pilot for a Barnstorming flying circus.

Steve McQueen’s childhood was difficult as his father left his mother six months after meeting her. She could not manage to bring the child alone, so she left Steve McQueen with her parents at Slater, who brought him up as a catholic.

When eight years old, Steve McQueen re-joined his mother, who lived then in Indianapolis with his stepfather. He was treated badly by his stepfather who beat him frequently. Steve McQueen left his home to join a street gang leading the life of petty crime.

Thinking him incorrigible, his parents sent him to California Junior Boys Republic. Here came the turning point in his life. He left crime and became matured and responsible. At 16 years of age, he left the school to take up small jobs like that of a laborer, a Lumberjack, and a Carnival Barker.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 24 March 1930, Steve McQueen was 50 years old at the time of his death. His height was 1.77 m. tall, and weigh 77 kg.


Steve McQueen started his career in earnest in the year 1947 when he joined the US Marine Corps. However, after several infringements like unauthorized leave and being rebellious, he became more disciplined and even went on to save the lives of his fellow marines in an arctic exercise. He was awarded and later honorably discharged from the services.

His first major role came in a TV series ‘Tales of Wells Fargo, ’ which gave him recognition as an actor. His role in the film ‘never so few’ earned him favorable reviews. His character ‘Bill Ranga’ became famous as a high-speed jeep driver and a gun handler.

His first major hit film ‘Magnificent seven’ (1960) was a boost to his acting career. His film ‘Great escape’ secured him superstar credentials. In the film ‘The Sand Pebbles,’ his role as an engine room sailor earned him an Academy nomination in the year 1967.

One of his best-known films came in 1968. It was ‘Bullitt’ in which his car chase is one of the best car chases in cinematic history. With the films ‘Getaway’ (1972) and ‘Papillion’ (1973), he became the highest-paid actor in the world.

Awards and achievements:

In the year 1967, Steve McQueen was nominated by Academy Awards as Best Actor in a leading role for his film ‘The Sand pebbles.’

In the year 1964, he was nominated Best Actor-Motion picture and Drama by Golden Globe Awards for the film ‘In love with Proper stranger.’

In the year 1967, he was nominated Best Actor-Motion picture and drama-by Golden Globe Awards for the film ‘The Sand Pebbles.’

In the year 1974, he was nominated Best Actor-Motion picture and drama by Golden Globe Awards for the film ‘Papillion.’

Net Worth & Salary of Steve McQueen in 2024

Steve McQueen Net Worth
Steve McQueen Net Worth

As of May 2024, Steve McQueen’s net worth is estimated as $30 million. His earnings mainly came from his several appearances in films, many of which were box office hits. His TV appearances added to his net worth. In the year 1974, he was so popular that he became the highest-paid actor in the world and commanded a very high remuneration for his roles.

Steve McQueen had a disturbed childhood. He became a petty criminal at a young age, but when he was admitted to a correction school, he had a dramatic change in his attitude and, from then onwards, started his fruitful career first as a marine and thereafter as an actor. He, by his focussed hard work, became a much sought after and highest-paid actor in his times and was known for many of his hit films.


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