Being an actress, spokeswoman, producer as well as an entrepreneur, Jennifer Aniston is considered as one of the richest women in the entertainment industry.
While the actress might be a top name when it comes to celebrity relationship rumours, she has remained relevant and in the spotlight for many years as one of the celebrity millionaires. Here’s a detailed look at her life and how she became so rich.
Bio, Early Beginnings
Aniston was born on the 11th of February 1969, in California. However, she primarily grew up in New York. Following in the footsteps of her father, John Aniston who was best known for his role in the TV show “Days of Our Lives”, Jennifer moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of a show business career.
She worked a couple of menial jobs to support her small gigs. Besides, her first four TV shows all flopped leaving her devastated. However, she regained hope after an encounter with NBC boss, Warren Littlefield who helped her land a role in “Friends” which would become the long-anticipated breakthrough of her career.
Aniston has earned some notable awards. She is a recipient of 1 Golden Globe, Primetime Emmy and SAG Award, all for her role in Friends. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Jennifer Aniston Earnings and Net Worth
The actress is widely known for her role as Rachel Green on 90’s hit sitcom Friends. Jennifer owes a large chunk of her wealth to the NBC series which ran for 10 seasons from 1994 to 2004. Her salary gradually increased, reaching its record-breaking peak in 2002 (9th and 10th season) when she earned $1 million per episode.
For the first season, Aniston and her costars were paid $22,500 per episode. This grew to $100,000 per episode in the 5th season and $125,000 per episode in the 7th season. By the end of the hit show, Jennifer and her costars had earned over $100 million each. That wasn’t all. Aniston and her costars struck a deal with Warner Bros to get 2% of the revenue from the syndication of Friends. Friends generate about $1 billion in revenue for Warner Bros which means Aniston earns $20 million annually for doing nothing.
Aniston bolstered her income by starring on the big screen whenever Friends was on break. Her role in 1997 movie “Pitch Perfect” earned her $2 million. Here is a look at her subsequent film earnings:
Rock Star (2001) – $3 million
Along Came Polly (2004) – $5 million
Rumor Has It (2005) – $8 million
The Break Up (2006) – $8 million
Marley and Me (2008) – $8 million
Beyond the foregoing, the actress landed her biggest ever box office in 2003’s “Bruce Almighty” opposite Jim Carrey. The movie made $484.6 million from a budget of $81 million.
After being named the highest paid TV actress in 2002, Aniston kept up with Friend’s success by ranking regularly on the list of the world’s highest-paid actresses. Between 2008 and 2009, Aniston earned a pretax income of over $50 million from all her endeavours. Jennifer earns between $5 million and $10 million for a single film role. Per Forbes calculations, the star earned a pretax income of $150 million from all activities from 2010 to 2017. She has grossed over $300 million in career earnings.
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Her Business Ventures
Aniston’s popularity and beauty have made her a highly sought endorsement candidate. She appeared in commercials for a number of top companies and brands including Heineken, L’Oreal hair products, Microsoft and more. In partnership with Elizabeth Arden, Inc., Aniston has successfully sold a number of perfumes. Her recent endorsement partners include Aveeno Skincare, SmartWater, Living Proof and Emirates Airline. The later which was signed in 2015 is valued at $5 million.
In all, it is estimated that the phenomenal actress has a net worth of $200 million.
Husband, Relationship with Brad Pitt and Justin Theroux, Kids
Aniston has been a hot topic of celebrity relationship gossip. She met ace actor Brad Pitt in 1998 and they started dating. After two years, they tied the knot in July 2000. Unfortunately, they got divorced in 2005, following Pitt’s infidelity with his “Mr & Mrs Smith” co-star, Angelina Jolie.
meanwhile, Jennifer dated some top American celebrities, including actor Vince Vaughn, and singer, John Mayer. She met her husband, Justin Theroux – an actor, comedian and writer – in 2011 while they were both working on the film, “Wanderlust”. Together they acquired a luxury $22 million Bel-Air mansion in Los Angeles which was the venue for their wedding in August 2015.
Justin wrote the movie, “Iron Man 2” and other top films. Jennifer Aniston has no kids from either of her marriages, but maybe we should expect one soon.