The world has witnessed many great celebrity couplings, but none can quite compare to the phenomenon that was Brangelina. The two Hollywood stars first met on the set of the 2003 action flick, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and subsequently commenced a relationship. They remained together for about 10 years, during which they welcomed three kids and also adopted as many. The couple finally tied the knot in a lovely private ceremony held in France in 2014.
Following the nuptials, many expected that the duo and their lovely children would go on to live happily ever after. However, that illusion was shattered just two years into their union. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have now gone their separate ways, but the effects of their split continue to reverberate in their personal and professional lives, including their respective net worths.
How Rich Were Brad And Angelina During Marriage?
As earlier stated, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie first met each other on the set of the 2003 film, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, in which they both portrayed the titular roles. They later commenced a relationship that blossomed from 2004 up until 2016. Their respective careers also blossomed during their relationship.
Pitt appeared in about 40 movies during this period, including highly-acclaimed features such as Ocean’s Twelve, Troy, Inglorious Basterds, World War Z, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Time Traveller’s Wife, and The Big Short. Each of these movies fetched him salaries in the eight-figure region, and he routinely featured on Forbes list of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood.
Asides his movie income, Brad Pitt also scored lucrative endorsement deals with the likes of Cadillac, Edwin James, Heineken, Honda, and Chanel (who paid him $7 million to serve as the spokesperson for Chanel No. 5 in 2012). Going by Forbes estimates, the actor accumulated a total of $318 million (pretax) in career earnings during this period, meaning that he made an average of $26.5 million per annum. His overall net worth was put at $240 million.
On her part, Angelina Jolie did not do shabbily at all. During the 12 years under review, the Oscar winner featured in about 13 movies, including Changeling, Kung Fu Panda, Maleficent, By The Sea, and Unbroken. She also directed and produced several successful features such as In The Land of Blood and Honey, A Place in Time, and First They Killed My Father. All these fetched her handsome salaries running into the eight-figure region as well. Asides from her creative works, Angelina Jolie was also courted by several brands.
They include Guerlain, Chateau de Beaucastel, St. John, and Louis Vuitton. American luxury knitwear maker, St. John, paid the actress $12 million to serve as their ambassador between 2005 and 2008, while famous fashion house, Louis Vuitton gave her a deal worth $10 million in 2011. Forbes estimates show that Jolie made a total of $237 million (pretax) in career earnings during this period, meaning that she made about $19.7 million per annum. Her overall net worth was put at $160 million.
What Have They Been Up To Since their Divorce?
Following their 2016 split, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have moved on with their respective professional and personal lives. Pitt has been romantically linked with several women, including Arrested Development star, Alia Shawkat, MIT professor, Neri Oxman, and famed jewelry designer, Sat Hari Khalsa. However, none of these relationships are true as the actor is rather focused on maintaining his sobriety. Pitt has spent a year in Alcoholics Anonymous to deal with his drinking problems, a fact that played a role in his divorce, and his career is better off for it.
Since 2016 to date, he has featured in about 15 movies, including War Machine, Vice, and The King, etc. His biggest project, however, remains 2019’s Once Upon a Time In Hollywood. The movie fetched him an Academy Award for best supporting actor and also paid him a decent $10 million. Forbes estimates show that Brad Pitt made about $31.5 million the year he divorced Jolie, and this earned him the 94th spot on their list of top 100 celebrity earners. The actor has, however, not made the list again since that time, implying that his earnings have gone below that amount.
On her part, Angelina Jolie has kept herself busy with her six kids as she has primary physical custody. She has also dedicated herself to her humanitarian and advocacy work. The actress serves as an ambassador for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees and has embarked on field missions to several hotspots in the world such as Syria. She has also added her voice to the immigration debate in her home country, as well as the promotion of women’s rights and girl’s education.
All these humanitarian work has somehow slowed down Jolie’s acting career, but she continues to make waves in Hollywood, especially behind the cameras. She has produced several movies, including Serendipity, The Breadwinner, and First They Killed My Father. She also starred in the Disney film, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and emerged the 2nd highest-paid actress of 2018, with earnings of $28 million. This marks the first time that Jolie is appearing on that coveted list since her divorce implying that her earnings are on an upward trajectory.
Is Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s Net Worth Increasing or Decreasing?
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are still doing what they love best, and their net worth is better for it. It, however, seems that Jolie’s earnings are increasing, while that of her ex is decreasing. Pitt last made an appearance on Forbes Celebrity 100 earnings list in 2016, making about $31.5 million. He has since disappeared from the list as his earnings have slipped beneath that amount. It, therefore, means that the actor is most likely earning below his pre-divorce average income of $29 million per annum.
Jolie, on the other hand, had a pre-divorce average income of $19 million per annum, and in 2018, she made double that amount. It, therefore, means that her earnings are actually on the increase. It is, however, a different ballgame when it comes to the erstwhile couple’s respective net worth as Brad Pitt surpasses Angelina Jolie. The actor previously had a net worth of $240 million, which has since increased to $300 million. Angelina Jolie, on the other hand, has seen her net worth remain stagnant at $160 million. Some sources even state that it has reduced to $142 million. Whichever one it is, there is no doubt that Brad Pitt’s net worth comes out on top.