Name: Rolf Peter Ingvar Storm aka Peter Stormare
Born: August 27, 1963
Occupation: Actor, screenwriter, comedian, director
Peter Stormare is no stranger to the world of performing arts. He loves being in front of an audience as well as seeing his vision come to life from the director’s chair. He was born in Sweden and changed his surname due to the fact that there was an older actor with the last name of Storm that he wanted to be distinguished from.
His career began with the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Sweden. In 1990, he was offered a leading role at the Tokyo Globe Theatre. He started in many productions there getting rave reviews, including Hamlet. In 1993 he moved to the United States to pursue acting. He lived in New York City and was cast in a Swedish production film there, similar to a role of James Bond.
He was well liked and immediately the job offers for films started to pour in. He played in Jurassic Park in 1997 and in Armageddon with Bruce Willis in 1998. In 2003 he played in Bad Boys II. In 2005 he was cast in Prison Break. If you are a video game enthusiast, you may recognize the voice of Peter Stormare on several of them.
In early 2000, Bono from U2 heard that voice, and encouraged him to record an album. He did so in 2002 and it did very well. He has joined U2 on stage a few times. His latest movie is The Last Stand with Arnold Schwarzenegger. He is currently married to his second wife, and shares custody of a daughter with his first wife.
Peter Stormare has donated time and money to a variety of organizations. His connection with Bono has led him to help with world hunger programs and also to promote better living conditions around the world. He is estimated to be worth $200 million.
So how much is $200 million dollars really?
In various interviews, Peter Stormare often says he enjoys being a celebrity but also craves solitude and open spaces. The Nirvana is a yacht worth $230 million but it is on sale for $200 million. Buying this yacht would offer him the solitude he likes for his writing to take place. The luxurious yacht offers all the perks he could want and plenty of additional room for his to host some guests from time to time so he won’t be lonely.