Sylvester Stallone is an American actor, screenwriter, producer and director who has a net worth of $400 million dollars.  

Stallone's movies have generated more than $4 billion in global revenue. Unlike most Hollywood stars, Sylvester has written, produced and/or directed many of his major franchise movies. 

After writing the screenplay for "Rocky" in just three days, Stallone found interest in his project at multiple studios. 

United Artists was the front runner but they wanted it as a starring vehicle for Robert Redford of James Caan.  

He relentlessly pressured the film's producers Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff to allow him to star in the movie.  

He accepted a cut-rate salary of $23,000 for the film. That's the same as around $110,000 today. The movie went on to earn $225 million on a budget of $1 million. 

In 1982 he earned $3.5 million for "First Blood". The following year he earned $10 million – the inflation equivalent of $25 million  

The following year he earned $12 million and another Producer credit for Rocky IV. He earned another $12 million for "Over the Top". For Rambo III he earned $16 million.