Jeremy Renner's Side Job Pays More Than Acting

January 28, 2013 By:
Jeremy Renner's Side Job Pays More Than Acting
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Little did we know that the dude who flings arrows in The Avengers is actually quite a handyman…

Jeremy Renner is known as one of the most mysterious people in Hollywood, but did you know that the action star spends his free time at Home Depot and watching the DIY network? 

Jeremy is actually a house flipper. And not just any house flipper, a REALLY good one.

According to reports, Jeremy flipped a Los Angeles mansion he purchased in 2010 for $7 million and listed it at just under $25 million. The house, located in the swanked out neighborhood of Holmby Hills, is available for $24.995 million.

For those of you too lazy to do the math (Don’t be too proud. I had someone do it for me too.), that’s a profit of $18 million—AKA about 8 times what he is said to have earned for his appearance as Hawkeye in the super hero summer box office smash hit.

“Jeremy Renner has been flipping real estate for years- it is his second passion, aside from acting,” Thom Vest, realtor to the stars, tells Hollyscoop exclusively.

According to the insider, the actor’s house-flipping obsession started when he bought his first house in Hollywood on Franklin Ave. near Runyon Canyon.

“It’s hard to say what the average profit is because now he's working with these huge multi-million dollar homes, versus the $1 million - $1.5 million dollar homes that he used to work with,” says Vest. “In the span of doing this, he has flipped almost 20 homes.”

In addition to Renner’s $2- to $3 million pay day for Avengers, he reportedly earned $5 million for Bourne Legacy, and only $65,000 for Hurt Locker. So, on average, it looks like home renovations have earned the star MORE dough than his acting career. (Though, that will probably change as the Avengers franchise progresses.)

Renner’s latest project pad is said to now have 14-foot ceilings, a cobblestone driveway, spa, home theater, five fireplaces and statues of bronze greyhound dogs. Because, let’s face it, when you’re stupid rich enough to buy a $25 million house, you’re stupid rich enough to own bronze statues of greyhound dogs and convince yourself it makes sense.

The house, shamelessly titled “The Reserve,” is said to have six bedrooms, 11 baths, and a floor plan of 10,000 square feet.

Remind me again why “Flipping Properties with Jeremy Renner” is not a show on HGTV yet?