Angelina Jolie Net Worth
Angelina Jolie is an Academy Award winning actress who has no shortage of box office hits since the 1990s. Today, she is one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood. But her talents aren’t limited to acting, she’s also a successful director, producer, and writer. And even more impressively, she is also a dedicated humanitarian like her mother.
Aside from her work in Hollywood, the brand endorsements, real estate investments, and other business ventures have had a considerable impact on Angelina Jolie’s net worth. Read on to discover Jolie’s most successful projects and trace her career from the beginning til present day.
Angelina Jolie Voight was born in Los Angeles California on the June 4, 1975. She would later petition the court to have her surname, Voight, legally removed. Needless to say, she’s had a rocky relationship with her father, Hollywood actor Jon Voight.
Jolie’s mother, Marcheline Bertrand, was also an actress and Jolie’s brother, James Haven, is an actor as well. Even Jolie’s godparents, Maximilian Schell and Jacqueline Bisset, are in the industry.
When Jolie’s parents separated in 1976, her mother gave up her acting career to take care of the children. They moved from Los Angeles to New York and back to Los Angeles. During these formative years, Jolie spent a lot of time watching movies with her mother, which would end up creating Jolie’s passion for acting.
Jolie attended Beverly Hills High School, and she would eventually shift to the alternative school, Moreno High School. She became, as she described herself a “punk kid with tattoos“. Her teenage years weren’t free from challenge. She found it challenging to emotionally connect with those around her, which lead her to harming herself.
Jolie hasn’t shied away from talking about those challenging years. Confessing that in addition to cutting herself as a therapeutic release, she also had an eating disorder and began taking drugs.
By the time she was twenty, she admits she had used almost every drug possible, including heroin. She suffered from depression and had planned to take her own life at two different points, even going as so far as trying to hire a hitman to kill her.
Jolie’s first role in her film career was as Tosh in Lookin’ to Get Out back in 1982. It was a movie that starred her father Jon Voight, and she was only 6-years-old at the time.
One of Jolie’s most critically acclaimed performance was in the 1999 psychological drama Girl, Interrupted. For this role, she won three major awards as a supporting actress – the Oscar, the Golden Globe and the Screen Actors Guild Award.
Photo Credit: Featureflash Photo AgencyTwo years later, she was cast as the epic Lara Croft in the film adaptation of the popular video game Tomb Raider. After starring in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Angelina Jolie’s net worth was starting a steady climb along with her fame. More projects were seeking out Jolie, and the roles coming her way were becoming more diverse.
Shortly after the first Lara Croft movie, Jolie starred in the erotic thriller Original Sin opposite Antonio Banderas. This was followed by the romantic comedy Life or Something Like It, then the Lara Croft sequel, The Cradle of Life.
In 2003’s Beyond Borders, Jolie played a role that is quite reflective of her real life as a humanitarian advocate. Sadly, the film was not well-received with critics and financially unsuccessful, only making $11.7 million despite having cost $35 million to make.
Next, Jolie would play Illeana Scott in the psychological thriller Taking Lives and would then lend her voice to the sultry Lola in the DreamWorks animated film Shark Tale.
Then there was the sci-fi adventure Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, and the historical drama Alexander, all in 2004.
Her very recognizable voice was once again a hit as she did another successful voice acting job. Jolie portrayed the Master Tigress in Kung Fu Panda in 2008 and its sequels in 2011 and 2016.
Angelina Jolie is one of the few Hollywood actresses that can command a salary in the millions to appear in a film. But of course, that kind of status took a lot of hard work to achieve. In the first Lara Croft movie, she received a paycheck of $7 million. This increased to $12 million for the second movie because of the immense success of the first film.
For her roles in Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Good Shepherd, and A Mighty Heart, she received $10 million each. In the action film Wanted, she earned $15 million.
By 2010, she earned $20 million for Salt as well as for The Tourist. Despite not performing well at the US box office, The Tourist did quite well internationally, with worldwide box office earnings coming in at an impressive $278.3 million.
Jolie’s most impressive salary came in 2020 with Marvel’s Eternals. She took home a reported $35 million for her work on the project. And according to Forbes, that makes Jolie the world’s second highest paid actress.
Angelina Jolie is very passionate about humanitarian efforts. She has traveled the world on field missions and has donated a lot of funds to a variety of relief groups and advocacies.
From 2001 to 2012, Jolie had been a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations. But her role has since elevated to that of a full-fledged diplomat, as she is now Special Envoy. Together with ex-husband Brad Pitt, Jolie has also founded the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation.
In addition to the large salaries that she gets from her film career, Angelina Jolie’s net worth is also impacted from other revenue streams well. For instance, she has signed a $10 million endorsement deal with Louis Vuitton.
Jolie also shared an impressive art collection with ex-husband, Brad Pitt. The collection, which was valued at $25 million, included work from Marvel Dzama, Dom Pattinson, and even Banksy. And in 2021, she reportedly sold a Winston Churchill painting for almost $12 million.
While they were married, Jolie and Pitt bought Chateau Miraval, a castle and vineyard in France for $67 million. They turned it into the highly successful Fleur de Miraval brand of rose wine.
When the couple divorced, Jolie sold her half of the assets.
Jolie’s first husband was Jonny Lee Miller, who she married in 1996. The relationship lasted only a year, and their divorce was finalized in 1999.
A year later, she married the actor Billy Bob Thornton after dating for just two months. In March 2002, they adopted a son, Maddox, from Cambodia. But they separated just a few months later and were divorced by the following year.
In 2005, Jolie met Brad Pitt while filming Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Pitt was still married to Jennifer Aniston at the time, and so many accused her of being the reason for the breakup.
Jolie announced in January 2006 that she was pregnant with Pitt’s child, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, confirming their relationship public for the first time. They stayed together for almost 12 years but eventually separated and divorced.
Jolie has three adopted children – Maddox, Pax and Zahara – all of whom were also subsequently adopted by Pitt. The two also have three biological children – Shiloh and twins Knox and Vivienne.
It’s an interesting note that when the twins were born, there was a bidding war between magazines as to who would get the first pictures of the babies. People Magazine would win the bidding at a reported range of $10 to $15 million.
Jolie and her children now live in a luxurious estate in Los Feliz, California. Jolie has said that she selected the $25 million property so that the children can be near their father.
Angelina Jolie’s Net Worth 2022
As of 2022, Angelina Jolie’s net worth is estimated at $120 million. In the wake of her divorce from Brad Pitt, there has been no shortage of public gossip about the couple and their split. However, both Pitt and Jolie’s careers are still actively thriving.
Fans of Jolie can see her next in Maleficent 3 as well as Every Note Played. Both projects are currently in pre-production. Jolie also has Without Blood, which she directed and produced, coming soon. The film’s plot is being kept under wraps, but it’s confirmed to be based on a book by Alessandro Baricco and will star Salma Hayek.
Maleficent, I want that you’ll experience the Magnificent magic.