Famously known for his role of Dr. Ian Malcolm in the Jurassic Park film series, Jeff Goldblum is a veteran Hollywood actor whose acting career has spanned over four decades. On the other hand, his better half, Emilie Livingston, is equally a star in her own right, having won a gold medal during her active career in rhythmic gymnastics. Although they are not among the top richest celebrity couples, the duo have racked up their financial standing through their thriving careers in entertainment and sports, accruing an eight-figure combined net worth.
In addition to being in the spotlight for their works in the entertainment industry, the beautiful couple have also gained widespread attention due to their marital relationship, as there exists a huge age difference between the two. Nevertheless, they have gone on to achieve a long-term and blossoming marital life, in addition to having palmy careers. Now, let’s find out who is richer between the pair, as well as their age difference.
Jeff Goldblum is More Successful Than His Wife Emilie Livingston
While Jeff Goldblum has an estimated net worth of $40 million, his significant other Emilie Livingston is said to be worth $500 thousand. Hence, the Jurassic Park star is worth more than Emilie and the couple have a combined net worth of $40.5 million. Not only has Goldblum become a household name for his acting talent, but he has also gone on to make his presence felt in the music industry as a talented jazz pianist.
Through his jazz band, Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, he has released a few studio albums that also contributed to his current financial status. His debut album, The Capitol Studios Sessions was released in November 2018, and the second album titled I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This was dropped in the next year. The Capitol Studios Sessions peaked at No. 1 on the US Jazz Albums Chart and No. 4 on the US Heatseekers Albums Chart. It also clinched the No. 26th spot on the UK Albums Chart.
Goldblum Has Featured in Many High-Grossing Movies
Having started his career in the year 1974, Jeff Goldblum has featured in numerous films, TV series, and theatrical productions. He has thus racked up more than 120 acting credits to his name, with a good number of his films ranking among the highest-grossing movies of all time.
Following his appearance in Death Wish in 1974, he moved on to feature in Nashville (1975), Special Delivery (1976), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984), and Transylvania 6-5000 (1985). Later in 1986, the proficient actor had a career breakthrough with his Saturn Award-winning role of Seth Brundle in the horror film, Fly. The film earned $60.6 million at the box office on a production budget of $9 million – $15 million.
Years later in 1993, Jeff Goldblum became an international star following his portrayal of Dr. Ian Malcom in Jurassic Park. The science-fiction action movie directed by Steven Spielberg emerged as the highest-grossing film of 1993 after earning $1.033 billion in ticket sales worldwide. It also held the record for the highest-grossing film ever for four years before Titanic beat the record in 1997.
Goldblum further reprised his role in the second and fifth installments of the Jurassic Park franchise; The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018). The former grossed $618.6 million at the box office against a production budget of $73 million while the latter became the third highest-grossing movie of 2018, as well as the 12th highest-grossing film of all time after earning over $1.3 billion in ticket sales at theatres worldwide.
The actor also starred alongside Will Smith in the blockbuster, Independence Day released in 1996. It grossed $817.4 million at the box office against a production budget of $75 million. He equally scored a role in the eighth-highest grossing movie of 2017, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which earned $863.8 million on a budget of $200 million, as well as the ninth highest-grossing film of 2017, Thor: Ragnarok. The Marvel Studios movie grossed $854 million on a budget of $180 million. Jeff Goldblum’s acting talent can be further seen in Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990-1991), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2009-2010), Portlandia (2012-2015), Seminar (2012), and Tour de Pharmacy (2017).
Emilie Livingston Had a Highly Decorated Career As a Rhythmic Gymnast
Jeff Goldblum’s sweetheart is a renowned Canadian former Olympic rhythmic gymnast. She represented her country at the Pan American Games held in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1999 and clinched the gold medal having participated in the individual all-round. She also finished 18th in the individual all-around competition at the 2000 Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia. Furthermore, she finished 3rd at the 1998 Commonwealth Games.
Also active in the film industry, Emilie Livingston had an aerial gig in the box office hit, La La Land (2016), serving as a body double for Emma Stone. She also served as Rihanna‘s body double in the 2017 film, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, performing Bubble’s pole dance. She has additionally made appearances in The Adventures of Noah Sife (2010), The LXD: The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers (2011), and Glee (2013). Alongside her film acting roles, Emilie has also featured in commercials for Mercedes Benz, Samsung, Levis, Neutrogena, and Fruit of the Loom.
Emilie Livingston is Thirty Years Younger Than Her Actor Husband Jeff Goldblum
Emilie, who is thirty years Jeff Goldblum’s junior, was born in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada, on January 4th, 1983. She relocated to Russia when she was ten years old and was trained in rhythmic gymnastics by Russian coaches such as Irina Viner. Goldblum, on the other hand, was trained by acting coach Sanford Meisner while studying acting at the prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse. He was born in West Homestead, Pennslyvania, United States, on October 22nd, 1952. He is the son of Harold Leonard Goldblum and Shirley Jane Goldblum.
The Couple Got Married After a Four Month Engagement
After getting acquainted for the first time in a gymnasium, Jeff and Emilie Livingston put a start to their romantic relationship in 2011. Three years later, the two got engaged in July and then tied the knot on November 8th, 2014 at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, California when Goldblum was 62 years old and Emilie was 32. It is worthy to note that while the union is Emilie Livingston’s first, it is the third marriage for Goldblum who had previously married Patricia Gaul in 1980 and Geena Davis in 1987, with both marriages ending in divorce.
Although the 30 years age gap between Jeff and the aerialist raised some eyebrows at the beginning of the marriage, the lovebirds have gone on to build a beautiful family of 4. They are in a relationship of over nine years and have been married for more than six. The proud parents first welcomed a son named Charlie Ocean Goldblum on July 4th, 2015 before their second son, River Joe Goldblum, was born on April 7th, 2017. Going by their picture uploads on social media, Jeff Goldblum and Emily Livingston are very much in love and are enjoying spending quality time with their kids despite having busy careers.
Quick Comparison Between Emilie Livingston and Jeff Goldblum
|Emilie Livingston||Jeff Goldblum|
|Height||5 feet 5.74 inches (1.67 m)||6 feet 4.37 inches (1.94 m)|
|Net Worth||$500 thousand||$40 million|
|Nick Names||Emilie Livingston||Jurassic Jeff|
|No. of Acting Credits||6||120+|
|Highest-Grossing Film||La La Land (2016) – Grossed $448.9 million||Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2015) – Grossed $1.31 billion|
|Total Albums Released||–||2|