Jonathan Goldsmith is best known for his portrayal of the character of “The Most Interesting Man in the World” on commercials for Dos Equis beer. Goldsmith is an American actor and businessman born in the state of New York on September 26th, 1938 and currently has a net worth of approximately $8 million dollars.
Although much of Goldsmith’s wealth was gained from his contract with Dos Equis, he has also worked heavily in the film industry as well as accomplishing his own entrepreneurial business.
Goldsmith pursued acting at the age of 17 when he attended Boston University for the subject. He has compiled a long list of small roles from nearly 350 television shows, including renowned shows such as Bonanza, Hawaii Five-O, Murder, She Wrote, Gunsmoke and his long-running role in the series Dallas. Alongside television appearances, Goldsmith was also heavily involved the Hollywood industry for Western films, having roles in 25 movies during the 1960’s and 70’s. This included the film The Shootist by acclaimed director John Wayne in 1976. A couple years later, Goldsmith landed a starring role in the film Go Tell the Spartans in 1978. Despite Goldsmith’s heavy involvement in acting, he never found strong financial success in the film industry
Although much of Goldsmith’s financial success was from his role as The Most Interesting Man in the World, Goldsmith also found prosperity through his entrepreneurial business endeavors after he retired from acting in 1991. This was through his work as vice president of an international business marketing waterless car washing products. Goldsmith’s work with this business enabled him to retire well before he was encouraged to audition for the contract with Dos Equis.
Alongside his acting and entrepreneurial work, Goldsmith has been heavily involved in charitable causes. This includes his assistance with numerous organizations including the Morris Animal Foundation, the S.A.B.R.E. Foundation, Free Arts for Abused Children, the Stella Link Foundation as well as being a vocal advocate for victims of land mine associated injuries.