Who is Max Baer? Max Baer Jr.2012 net worth? Max Baer, Jr. is one of the Best American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter with an estimated net worth of $50 million dollars. Born in Oakland, California, Max Baer, Jr. graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in Business Administration. He began acting in England in the late 40s, and then began working on various projects for Warner Brothers, including, Surfside 6, Maverick, 77 Sunset Strip, and Cheyenne. In the early 60s, he was cast in the role that would make him a household name, as Jethro Bodine on The Beverly Hillbillies.