About Jean Claude Van Damme
Jean Claude Van Damme is known as an actor and a mixed martial artist. These are the two main sources of Jean Claude Van Damme net worth, which has been reported to have an estimate of 8 million dollars. In addition, he is known to be working behind the scenes of the cinema industry. He is also a screen writer and film producer, which also add up to the total amount of Jean Claude Van Damme net worth.
Moreover, when he appears in films, he usually portray roles in films, which require mixed martial arts skills. The most popular films in which he has appeared are “Universal Soldier”, “Timecop”, “Kickboxer”, “Bloodsport”, “Hard Target” and “Sudden Death”. Also, these films added a lot of revenues to the overall estimate of Jean Claude Van Damme net worth. Furthermore, sometimes he is even referred to as “The Muscles from Brussels” in the entertainment industry due to him being from Belgium and his involvement into mixed martial arts.
When he was 10 years old, Jean Claude Van Damme began to be training in the mixed martial arts. He suddenly became a huge phenomenon in Belgium and was one of the most successful bodybuilders in his country.
He was even the winner of the “Mr. Belgium” title. In 1982, he moved to live to the United States, where he hoped to seek for career as an actor.
The first film, for role in which he started to gain success and fame, was “Bloodsport”, which was released in 1988. The movie also added up to the overall amount of Jean Claude Van Damme net worth. The movie was based on a story, which was written by Frank Dux. In 1994, he appeared in a film called “Timecop”, for which he also got a lot of success and recognition. This film grossed 100 million dollars in the box office and it regarded to be the most successful movie in which Jean Claude Van Damme has appeared up to date.
Thus, acting career also added a lot of financial success, in addition to his career as a professional mixed martial artist. One of his most recent appearances in the cinema industry has been in a film called “The Expendables 2”, which was released in 2012.
One of the most personal things about Jean Claude Van Damme is that since 1995 he has been suffering from a diagnosis called substance abuse.