Armie, one of the most prominent actors in Hollywood, fell from popularity after he was repeatedly accused of assault last year.
Apparently, his agency, WME, dropped him, and he eventually lost his roles in flops such as “The Offer” and “Jennifer Lopez’s Shotgun Wedding.”
Armand Douglas Hammer gave birth to Armie Hammer on August 28, 1986, in Santa Monica, California.
His mother, Dru Ann, was a bank loan officer, while his father, Michael, owns Armand Hammer Productions, Knoedler Publishing, and a number of other enterprises.
The family lived in Dallas, Texas for a short time before moving to the Cayman Islands when Armie was seven years old. They remained there for five years before returning to Los Angeles.
Hammer attended Faulkner’s Academy and Grace Christian Academy in the Cayman Islands, as well as Los Angeles Baptist High School, but dropped out during his junior year to focus on his acting career.
After dropping out of school, Armie’s parents originally shunned him, but he claims they ultimately became supportive of his job. Olga Vadimovna Vadina, an actress and singer, was Hammer’s great-grandmother.
Armand Hammer was Armie’s great-grandfather on his father’s side. In 1957, Armand acquired Occidental Petroleum using funds from his wife’s family. He managed the business until his passing in 1990.
Occidental Petroleum is still a publicly traded firm with an approximate $10 billion market capitalization.
Armand Hammer’s stated net worth at the time of his death was as high as $800 million. Inflation-adjusted, this is equivalent to around $1.6 billion today. Other accounts would later claim the sum was considerably smaller. Armand passed away in 1990.
He is interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, across the street from his prestigious Occidental Building and Hammer art museum. Armand is interred in a big tomb in the cemetery near the graves of Marilyn Monroe, Hugh Hefner, and Rodney Danfield.
Michael, the father of Armie, gained control of the estate as sole executor upon Armand’s death, but not necessarily enormous sums of money.
Michael, a fervent Christian, is rumored to have persuaded Armand to give gifts to causes such as Jews for Jesus, Italy for Christ, and other evangelical organizations.
At Armand’s funeral, Michael’s father-in-law Douglas L. Mobley, the father of Armie’s mother Dru Ann, announced that Armand had left Judaism and adopted Christianity on his deathbed. Douglas was a real estate developer who became an evangelical Christian.
In 1985, Michael and Dru Ann met on a flight. During the time that she worked as a personal trainer, he was an executive at Occidental. Micahel was led to evangelical Christianity by Dru Ann and her father, Douglas Mobey.
Not long after his grandfather Armand passed away, Michael relocated his family to the Cayman Islands, where he built the Christian Academy. At the time, Armie was approximately seven years old.
The estate quickly became involved in over a hundred litigation. Approximately $40 million in cash remained in Armand’s estate, according to one of the numerous biographies written about him.
Armand’s art collection, valued at hundreds of millions of dollars, was the most valuable asset of his estate.
The art collection was bequeathed by Armand’s estate to the Armand Hammer Foundation. Subsequently, the foundation donated the collection to the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center in Los Angeles, which was situated in a building adjacent to the corporate headquarters of Occidental Petroleum.
Armand reportedly spent $100 million on art acquisitions over his lifetime. Due to a convoluted arrangement, UCLA effectively owned the entire collection and building. This agreement grew contentious and was not resolved for decades.
Some family members were disappointed when the Armand Hammer Foundation became the major donor to the Douglas L. Mobley Foundation. Family members were also horrified to hear that Armand will designate Dru Ann as executor of the Armand Hammer Foundation if Michael died.
The Armand Hammer Foundation’s finances were eroded by lawsuits from nonprofits and family members. According to its 1995 tax return, the Armand Hammer Foundation only owned assets totaling $6.5 million.
In order to raise finances to defend itself against the litigation, the foundation auctioned some of its most important works.
Bill Gates paid $30.8 million for the “Codex Leicester” in 1994. Also known as the “Leonardo Codex,” it is a compilation of scientific writings by Leonardo da Vinci. In 1980, Armand purchased the Codex at auction for $5 million, which is equivalent to $16 million today.
Arm & Hammer
Armand had no connection to the founding of Arm & Hammer baking soda, contrary to a widespread misconception. To further complicate matters, Armand purchased a substantial share in the publicly traded household goods giant Church & Dwight in the 1980s.
In addition, he joined the board of directors. Why was this so perplexing? Arm & Hammer baking soda is the most well-known product of Church & Dwight.
The baking soda company had been using the moniker “Arm & Hammer” for more than three decades before Armand was born. According to folklore, Armand was prompted to purchase his interest in Church & Dwight after repeatedly being asked if there was a relationship.
Armie debuted on the big screen in 2006’s “Flicka,” and the following year, director George Miller cast him as Batman/Bruce Wayne in the aborted “Justice League: Mortal.”
In 2008, Hammer starred in “Blackout” and “Billy: The Early Years,” a biographical film for which he was nominated for a Grace Award for Most Inspiring Performance in Film or Television.
In 2009, Hammer appeared as a guest star on “Reaper” and “Gossip Girl” on The CW and in the Amy Poehler and Rachel Dratch comedy “Spring Breakdown.” In 2010, he portrayed Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, real-life identical twins, in “The Social Network,” a film about the development of Facebook.
American actor Armie Hammer has a net worth of $10 million. After portraying the identical Winklevoss twins in David Fincher’s The Social Network, Armie Hammer rose to prominence (2010).
Two years after meeting Elizabeth Chambers, in 2008, Armie began a relationship with her. They wed on May 22, 2010, and Harper was born on December 1, 2014, followed by Ford on January 15, 2017.
Hammer and Chambers opened their first Bird Bakery shop in San Antonio, Texas, in 2012, followed by a second location in Dallas.
In July 2020, the pair announced that they were divorcing, and in August 2020, Armie stated in an Instagram post that he had spent the previous two months living with his buddy Ashton Ramsey and working in construction with Ramsey during the Coronavirus epidemic.
Allegations of Sexual Abuse and Other Allegations
In 2021, Armie was accused of performing a laundry list of weird behaviors on multiple women. One lady alleged that Armie carved an “A” into his pelvis and asked her to have a rib removed so he could eat it.
A purportedly anonymous Instagram account displayed screenshots of messages allegedly sent by Armie in which he discussed his rape and cannibalism fantasies. When he was married to Elizabeth Chambers between 2016 and 2020, he allegedly sent the messages.
Following his denial of the allegations, Armie dropped out of two films and two television series. Reportedly, his agency, WME, dropped him as a client. His publicist eventually quit as well. Multiple films for which he had already shot scenes were allegedly reshot.