Net Worth: $120 million
Age/Date of Birth:
48 years old (June 4, 1975)
5ft 6 ½ (168.9 cm)
Nationality: American, Bosnian, Cambodian
Husband or Boyfriend:
Jonny Lee Miller
(m. 1996; div. 1999)
Billy Bob Thornton
(m. 2000; div. 2003)
(m. 2014; div. 2019)
Parents: Father: Jon Voight
Mother : Marcheline Bertrand
Angelina Jolie Started Acting at the Age of Seven
Born on June 4, 1975, Angelina Jolie was just seven years old when she briefly appeared in the 1982 film, Lookin’ To Get Out. When she was eleven, she decided to enrol at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and continued acting. She appeared in different stage productions after her mother and stepfather moved the family back to Los Angeles from New York.
When Jolie was 14, she dropped out of her acting classes and briefly aspired to become a funeral director. Jolie used to love experiments; during her initial period in the industry, she wore black clothing, dyed her hair purple, experimented with knife play, and went out moshing with her live-in boyfriend. Two years later, she decided to end the relationship and focus on her life after which she graduated from high school and returned to theatre studies.
She Battled with Drug Abuse before Making it to Stardom
Angelina Jolie suffered episodes of suicidal depression throughout her teens and early twenties as she found it difficult to emotionally connect with other people which caused her to self-harm. She started early to indulge in drugs to the point that by the age of 20, she had tried “just about every drug possible”.
But despite her self-esteem issues, Jolie began modelling when she was 16 and soon appeared in videos for several huge bands and musicians including The Lemonheads’ It’s About Time (1993), Lenny Kravitz’s Stand by My Woman (1991), and Meat Loaf’s music video, Rock’N’Roll Dreams Come Through (1993).
Angelina Jolie’s first lead role was in the low-budget movie Cyborg 2(1993), where she played a seductive near-human robot. Then she landed a supporting role in the independent film Without Evidence (1995) followed by Hackers (1995).
Jolie Landed Her Breakthrough with George Wallace
Jolie’s career subsequently took an elevation after she won a Golden Globe Award for her performance in TNT’s George Wallace (1997). The movie was very well received by critics while also adding a huge balance to Angelina Jolie’s income. Jolie was also nominated for an Emmy Award for her performance and also she won a Screen Actors Guild Award for the same movie.
In 1998, Jolie won a Golden Globe for a second time for her critically-acclaimed portrayal of supermodel Gia Carangi in HBO’s Gia. Soon after Gia’s shoot, she moved to New York, where she joined the New York University to study filmmaking. She also announced she was done with acting and began taking up filmmaking and writing classes.
Encouraged by her Golden Globe Award win for George Wallace and the positive critical reception of Gia, Angelina Jolie resumed her career and made her biggest Hollywood breakthrough in 1999 when she played a sociopathic mental patient in Girl, Interrupted. She took home her third Golden Globe and the Supporting Actress Oscar.
Here’s a Breakdown of How She Built Her Net Worth
Although highly regarded for her acting abilities, Jolie did not land roles in films that appealed to wide audiences until 2001 when she starred in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. The film which raked in an international box hit of $274.7 million made her an international superstar while giving her bank account a massive boost. The movie was an international blockbuster and launched Jolie’s global reputation as a female action star.
The following year being 2002, Angelina became one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood with earnings of $10-$15 million per film. In 2003, she repeated her role as Lara Croft in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. However, the movie was able to make only $156.5 million at the international box office unlike its original.
In 2005, Angelina Jolie hit another major box success with the action-comedy, Mr & Mrs. Smith. She starred alongside Brad Pitt as a bored married couple who later found out they are both secret assassins. The film was generally approved because of the chemistry between the two lead stars. The movie made $478.2 million worldwide at the box office and was the seventh highest-grossing movie of that year. In 2007, Angelina acted as Grandel’s mother in the epic film, Beowulf. The film got a fair market success and earned $196.4 million worldwide wile Angelina took home a salary of $8 million.
In the midst of the controversial pay cut of other actresses in 2008, Jolie became the highest-paid actress in Hollywood, earning $20 million per film. The same year, she acted alongside Morgan Freeman and James McAvoy in the film Wanted which was an international success, earning $341.4 million.
Angelina subsequently cemented her appeal to international audiences with the film, The Tourist (2010). Despite being a critical failure following its poor reception and a slow start at the North American box office, the movie made a decent earning of $278.3 million worldwide and she received a salary of $19 million.
After a three and half years absence, Angelina bounced back to action in Disney’s Maleficient (2014). Her performance was exceptional and the movie grossed a whopping sum of $757.8 million, becoming the fourth highest-grossing film of the year. It was also Angelina’s highest-grossing film ever and she received a salary of $15 million for her role. Jolie reprised the role of Maleficent in the Disney fantasy sequel, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) which received unfavourable reviews from critics but performed moderately well commercially, with a global gross of $490 million.
Highlights of Angelina Jolie’s Highest-grossing Films and Salaries
Her Earnings from Endorsements and Business Ventures
Asides from making money from her professional career, Angelina has other things she does that give her good money. Her endorsement with Louis Vuitton as their new face earned her $10 million while another one with St. John, a fashion brand earned her $12 million. She also made good money from royalties through the magazine deals of using her wedding pictures. Interestingly, she reportedly made a total sum of $88million through these deals.
Angelina in partnership with her ex-husband Brad Pitt has a wine business in France. Jolie and Pitt teamed up with winemaker Perrin to produce wine at their estate in Correns, France. It is interesting to know that their divorce did not affect this great business.
In addition, Angelina has a line of jewellery collection, Style of Jolie which she launched in collaboration with famous jeweller, Robert Prokop. When the brand hit the market in 2010, the prices ranged from $4,000 to as much as seven figures.
Jolie’s Divorce from Brad Pitt also Boosted Her Worth
There is no doubt that Angelina would not be at the losing end as her marriage with Pitt came to an end. Firstly, she did not return to Brad the engagement ring worth $250,000 which must have increased in value now. She will also be receiving a reasonable amount of child support since she’s the one in the custody of their children.
In 2008, during their divorce battle, Jolie demanded financial support from Brad as she claimed to be cash-strapped. Pitt gave her $8 million as a down payment for the $25 million Cecil B. Demille mansion.
Here’s How Angelina Jolie Spends Her Money
Among other personal expenses, Angelina Jolie really spends good money in real estate acquisition. While still marrying Pitt, Jolie with him bought a $30 million 1000 acres of land with a vineyard in Chateau Miraval, France. Angelina and Brad also own a home in Richmond, London which they bought at $16.18million. Currently, they rented the house for $48,540 million. Jolie recently bought a property in Los Feliz, Los Angeles for $25 million where she presently resides.
Angelina Jolie’s garage also boasts of a collection of classy cars. Notable among them are her BMW Hydrogen 7 worth $1,18,000 and Jaguar XJ worth $1,15,000. She also has a Range Rover and Ford Explorer. Meanwhile, when the multimillionaire is not riding, she may decide to fly in her private jet, Cirrus SR22 worth $3 million. She particularly acquired this jet to aid her movements for her numerous humanitarian services. The actress also bought a helicopter as a surprise gift for her husband at $1.6 million.
Apart from houses and autos, Angelina Jolie also spends a good chunk of her income in acquiring precious and pricey pieces of jewellery, from gold necklaces and bracelets to diamonds and emerald earrings. With high-end jeweller, Robert Prokop being her designer, you can imagine what that means to her bills. Interesting however, is the fact that while she spends a lot of money on the pieces, they still remain treasured assets that can convert to good money if need be.
The Famous Actress Spends Millions in Philanthropy
It’s quite commendable to note that Angelina Jolie does not just spend her millions for her own comfort alone. The actress actively involves herself in numerous charitable works with major focus on victims of war and other disasters that affect the environment. Jolie has so far, visited refugees and internally displaced persons in more than thirty countries and war zones where among other causes, she campaigns against sexual violence. In 2001, she became the highest benefactor of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees after donating $1 million to an international emergency appeal made by the UNHCR.
Angelina has also played a great role in conservation and community development. She purchased 60,000 hectares of land in Cambodia, turned the area into a wildlife reserve, and named it after his son, Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation. The MJP has so far engaged some 6,000 villagers and 72 employees who live and work in the foundation. She had also supported immigrant children and advocated for their education. Angelina also donates most of the proceeds of her Style of Jolie jewellery line to various charities.
Angelina Jolie has engaged so much in humanitarian services that she earned herself the award of UN Goodwill Ambassador. In October 2011, she received a gold pin reserved for the most long-serving staff from UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres. Jolie is also a recipient of the Global Humanitarian Award in recognition of her significant philanthropic works.
Angelina Jolie Has a Large Family of Six Kids!
Celebrities of Angelina Jolie’s calibre are not always known for large broods. But the actress Angelina has deliberately defied the norm to become a mother of six – the actress has three biological children, namely: Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne, and three adopted children- Maddox, Pax, and Zahara.
Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt
- Date of Birth: August 5, 2001
- Place of Birth: Cambodia
- Sex: Male
- Date of adoption: March 10, 2002
Maddox is Angelina’s first adopted child. She adopted him from an orphanage in Cambodia when he was seven months old. In other to connect him with his heritage, Angelina bought a house and a 60,000 hectares park in his name. Angelina, in her community development effort, turned the park into a wildlife reserve and named it Maddox Jolie Project.
Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt
- Date of Birth: November 29, 2003
- Place of Birth: Vietnam
- Sex: Male
- Date of Adoption: March 15, 2007
Jolie adopted Pax when he was three years old from an orphanage in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. His mother abandoned him there soon after his birth. After Jolie and Pitt had visited the orphanage in November 2006, Jolie applied for his adoption. He was subsequently adopted in March 2007.
Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt
- Date of Birth: January 8, 2005
- Place of Birth: Awasa, Ethiopia
- Sex: Female
- Date of Adoption: July 6, 2005
Zahara is Angelina’s second adopted child. Angelina adopted her when she was six months old from an orphanage in Addis Ababa. At the time of her adoption, she was very sick. Zahara’s mother explained that she abandoned her when she became very sick.
Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt
- Date of Birth: May 27, 2006
- Place of Birth: Swakopmund, Namibia
- Sex: Female
- Parents: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Shiloh is the first biological child of Angelina and Brad Pitt. In other to calm down the media panic, Jolie and pit had to travel to Namibia for her birth. During her labour, Angelina experienced some degree of mental destabilization due to the administration of morphine on her. After a successful delivery, rather than allow paparazzi to just take Shiloh’s first pictures, the couple made a good sum of money through it. They sold the pictures to Getty Images and People and Hello at the prices of $4.1 million and $3.5 million respectively, an amount that broke the record in photojournalism. Interestingly, this money was donated to UNICEF.
Twins Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt
- Date of birth: July 12, 2008
- Place of Birth: Nice, France
- Sex: Male and Female
- Parents: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Jolie announced on the media in May 2008 that she was expecting twins. She subsequently gave birth to son and daughter, Knox and Vivienne in a seaside hospital in Nice, France. The twins’ first pictures were sold to People and Hello at $14 million, the highest price for celebrity pictures as of then. The money was donated to the Jolie-Pitt Foundation.
Meet Jolie’s Parents and Brother
Angelina Jolie was the youngest child of actors Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand who got married in 1971. Jolie has an elder brother, James Haven who is also an actor. Their parents’ marriage however, only lasted for a few years as they separated in 1976. Following their divorce, Jolie and her brother lived with their mother, whose acting ambitions seemed to have influenced her choice of career.
Angelina Jolie’s mother, Marcheline Bertrand was an American actress and humanitarian. The May 9, 1950-born actress played in films and television shows like Ironside (1971), Lookin to Get Out (1982), to mention but a few. Marcheline however, abandoned her acting career to take care of her children after her marriage crashed. She subsequently went into producing in 1983 and founded Woods Road Production. In 2005, Bertrand produced the documentary Trudell which won the Special Jury Prize as the Best Documentary at the Seattle International Film Festival. As a humanitarian, Marcheline co-founded the All Tribes Foundation to support the cultural and economic survival of local people. She also co-founded Give Love Give Life to create more awareness on women’s cancer.
Angelina’s father, Jon Voight was an American actor born on December 29, 1938. He became famous in the late 1960s with his Oscar-nominated performance in Midnight Cowboy (1969). Voight became a Hollywood star after his outstanding performances in films like Deliverance (1972), Coming Home (1978), and The Champ (1979). He won one Academy Award, four Golden Globe Awards, and was also a recipient of awarded the National Medal of Arts.
As for James Haven, he is Angelina Jolie’s elder brother and only sibling. He is as well an actor and film producer. Born in May 1973, James became active professionally in 1998. He played minor roles in many films his sister Angelina starred in such as Gia (1998) and Original Sin (2001) among others. Since 2006, Haven has been the executive board director of Artivist, an international film festival and award ceremony dedicated to recognizing the activist efforts of filmmakers in Los Angeles
|Also Known As:||AJ, Angie|
|Famous For:||"Maleficent" (2014)|
|Colleges/Universities Attended:||New York University, Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute|
|Birthday & Zodiac
|Age/Date of Birth:||48 years old (June 4, 1975)|
|Birth Place:||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Nationality:||American, Bosnian, Cambodian|
|Ethnicity/Race:||Mix of Slovak, German (father), French-Canadian, Dutch, German, Bohemian (Czech), remote Huron Native Canadian and Swiss-French|
|Country of Residence: ||United States|
|Height:||5ft 6 ½ (168.9 cm)|
|Weight:||54 kg (119 lbs)|
|Other Body Measurements:||Breast size: 36 inches
Waist size is 27 inches
Hips: 36 inches
Jonny Lee Miller
(m. 1996; div. 1999)
Billy Bob Thornton
(m. 2000; div. 2003)
(m. 2014; div. 2019)
|Family and Relatives
Maddox Chivan,(born 5 August 2001),
Pax Thien (born 29 November 2003),
Zahara Marley (born 8 January 2005),
Shiloh Nouvel born 27 May 2006,
Twins Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline, (born 12 July 2008)
|Other Relatives:||Elmer Voight(Grandfather)
|Estimated Net Worth:||$120 million|
|Source of Wealth:||Her acting career|