According to a report from Hollywood Reporter Around the time of the release of Grown Ups in 2010, Adam Sandler rewarded each of his co-stars (Chris Rock, David Spade, Rob Schneider, and Kevin James) with a Maserati worth around $200,000 as a thank you for their work. they did together. Rock appeared on the Howard Stern Show during that time to confirm that Sandler did indeed do it. Spade was clearly embarrassed by the gift and had yet to drive (via daily mail), and Schneider wanted an environmentally friendly electric car, so Sandler gave him a Tesla Roadster instead (via WedgeTechnique). In any case, a car of this value is a very generous gift from Sandler. He continued to use his platform to give back as Sandler partnered with the likes of fellow comedian Howie Mandel, among others, to raise over $300k for unemployed comics in the midst of COVID-19 in 2020 (via THR).
Grown Ups also came out through Sandler’s production company Happy Madison Productions, which means Sandler may have made quite a bit of extra money from Grown Ups. He has since recently switched to more serious dramatic roles, being nominated for multiple awards for his performance in Uncut Gems, though he was ultimately rejected at an Oscar (via Entertainment Weekly). He is currently also starring in Netflix’s Hustle, another basketball-related drama.