Bud Spencer Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Oluwatosin Michael
Jan 31, 2024 By Oluwatosin Michael
Originally Published on May 14, 2022
Bud Spencer has collaborated with Terence Hill in several Italo-Western movies.
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About Bud Spencer

Bud Spencer was originally named Carlo Pedersoli before joining the movie business.
This Italian actor was born on October 31, 1929, in Santa Lucia in Naples, and passed away on June 27, 2016. He was a swimmer, water polo player, and actor. He also earned a law degree and registered several patents. This Italian film actor was also a certified commercial airline and helicopter pilot.
Director Giuseppe Colizzi offered him the first Italo-Western Film. He and Terence Hill worked in 18 films. Bud also acted in a television action drama series called 'Extralarge.' In 2005, he stood for the Center-Right Forza Italia Party as a regional councilor in Lazio.
Let's take a closer look at Bud Spencer's life and accomplishments.

Bud Spencer Net Worth, Earnings, And Spending Habits

What was Bud Spencer’s net worth?

Bud Spencer's net worth is around $500000.

How much did Bud Spencer earn per year?

Spencer was a legend with an annual earning of $400000.

Height, Age, And Physical Attributes

How tall was Bud Spencer?

Spencer was around 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) in height.

How old was Bud Spencer?

Bud Spencer was 86 years when he passed away.

Childhood And Education

Carlo Pedersoli was born to Alessandro Pedersoli and Rosa Facchetti. He was born in Santa Lucia in Naples (Italy). He studied chemistry at the Sapienza University of Rome. He worked in the Italian consulate in Brazil after his relocation to South America. Bud was a successful athlete and a swimming professional in Italy. He participated in several international championships.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Bud Spencer’s partner?

In '60s, he got married to Maria Amato and he has three children, named Giuseppe (1961), Cristiana (1962), and Diamante (1972).


He died of natural causes at the age of 86 and was buried in Camp Verano cemetery in Rome, Italy.

Career And Professional Highlights

This versatile personality was an actor, screenwriter, swimmer, and water polo player. He is known for his spaghetti western roles, action-comedy films, and Terence Hill.

Best Known For…

He competed as an Olympic swimmer in 1952 in Helsinki, Finland, and Melbourne. His successful films are 'They Call Me Trinity ('70s), 'Trinity Is Still My Name' (1971), 'Troublemakers' (1994), 'Banana Joe' (1982), ' Who Finds a Friend Finds a Treasure' (1981), and more.

Charity Work

Carlo has generously supported many children's funds. He also has a Spencer Scholarship fund for charity work.

What awards did Bud Spencer win?

His awards in films are Bambi Awards (1975), Jupiter Award (1978-1979) ('80s), Italian Online Movie Award (2012), Francois Truffaut Award ('90s) (1996), David di Donatello Awards (2010). In sports, he won a silver medal in the Mediterranean Games (1951) as a professional swimmer, a gold medal at Barcelona, and the Italian Championship in water polo.

Other Interesting Bud Spencer Facts And Trivia

  • Bud was born in the same building as the writer Luciano De Crescenzo.
  • He was not proficient in English.
  • Carlo mastered 100-meter freestyle strokes in less than a minute.
  • Fashion designer Bud T-Shirts are available in shops.
  • He got a posthumous American Award in 2008.
  • There is a life-size sculpture of Bud Spencer in Hungary and a Museum in Berlin.

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Bud Spencer Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Carlo Pedersoli

Date of Birth


Date of Death




Place of Birth

Santa Lucia


193 cm

Eye Color

Dark Brown


Actor, Professional Swimmer


Sapienza University of Rome

Net Worth



Maria Amato


Alessandro Pedersoli, Rosa Facchetti

Annual Earnings

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Written by Oluwatosin Michael

Bachelor of Science specializing in Microbiology

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Oluwatosin MichaelBachelor of Science specializing in Microbiology

With a Bachelor's in Microbiology from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Oluwatosin has honed his skills as an SEO content writer, editor, and growth manager. He has written articles, conducted extensive research, and optimized content for search engines. His expertise extends to leading link-building efforts and revising onboarding strategies. 

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