Jennifer Aniston – Net Worth in 2020, Business Ventures & Past Relationships

What is Jennifer Aniston’s net worth?

Net Worth:
$300 Million
Salary:NA
Income Sources:Acting career, business, and endorsement deals
Age/Date of Birth:
February 11, 1969
Height:
5 feet 5 inches (164 cm)
Nationality:American
Last Updated:
2020

Being an actress, spokeswoman, producer as well as an entrepreneur, Jennifer Aniston is considered as one of the richest women in the entertainment industry. As of 2020, Jennifer Aniston’s net worth is $300 million

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.

Jennifer Aniston’s 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.

A Breakdown of Jennifer Aniston’s Net Worth and Career Earnings

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.

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Aniston bolstered her income by starring on the big screen whenever Friends was on break. Her role in the 1997 movie, “Pitch Perfect”, earned her $2 million. Here is a look at some of 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 endeavors. 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 Other Business Ventures

The Actress Earns More From Endorsements Than She Does From Acting

Even without being cast in any on-screen work, Jennifer Aniston still makes a whole lot of money just being Aniston. As reported by INSIDER, Forbes editor Natalie Robehmed in an interview with Elle magazine in 2018 put the actress’s annual endorsement earnings at an estimated $10 million. “It depends year to year, but that could be double what she earns from movies”, she added.

From the time she landed her breakthrough role on “Friends”, Jennifer has taken advantage of people’s love for her in Hollywood. Among her early endorsement deals were posing in a “Got Milk?” advert in 1995 with Lisa Kudrow her co-star on “Friends”, shooting a 1hr. instructional video for the release of Microsoft’s Windows 95 operating system alongside Matthew Perry, and portraying the character of Rachel Green in a number of Diet Coke ads, which also all “Friends” cast members.

The celebrity actress went on to cash in on the fame she earned on “Friends” in other countries, making appearances in L’Oréal hair products commercials as well as Heineken beer. Among her active endorsement deals is her long-running partnership with SmartWater. She has been a spokesperson for the water brand since 2007 and has participated in their publicity campaign. In  2011, the company recorded an increased online interest in the product just within 24 hours after the actress released a video on YouTube for SmartWater.

In 2012, Aniston signed on as a co-owner of hair-care brand Living Proof Inc. and was also a spokesperson for the brand. However, about four years later, she exited the company after selling her shares to the consumer goods company Unilever. At the time, industry sources estimated the net worth of Living Proof Inc. to be around $60 to $75 million. However, the exact amount the actress made from the company/ its sale to Unilever remains unknown.

In January 2013, Jennifer Aniston replaced Daniella van Graas as the spokesmodel of Aveeno Skincare, becoming its new face. Though unconfirmed, the actress is said to be paid “eight figures” for the deal. In 2015, she signed a very lucrative partnership deal of around $5 million, according to Page Six, to star in the global advertising campaign by Dubai airline, Emirates, which is the biggest international carrier in the world.

The following year, Jennifer was in a campaign for the pharmaceutical company known as Shire, creating awareness on the issue of chronic dry eye. She is also a spokeswoman for the brand of eye drop named Eyelove.

The Mega-Star Is Also A Master Perfumer 

Aniston signed a contract with Elizabeth Arden, Inc. to produce her perfumes. Following the deal, she spent more than one year working on her first perfume “Jennifer Aniston”, which debuted in July 2010. In 2014, her second perfume, simply named “J”, was launched with the third one, “Near Dusk”, which the actress described as the perfect “date night” scent, following in 2015.

While 2016 had Jennifer’s fourth perfume, “Beachscape”, released for sale, the following year saw the launch of two more scents, “Luxe” and “Chapter One”. Speaking of Luxe, the perfumer explained that the ones before it were a little bit more of a California beach girl vibe, but this time, she “wanted to go in a more sensual direction, because I hadn’t really done that before”, Aniston tells PeopleStyle, adding that she wanted a concoction with “a little more depth, base, and weight to it.”

Aniston Is The Co-Founder Of A Film Production Company

In April 2008, Jennifer Aniston and production partner Kristin Hahn founded the production company, Echo Films. The company has a production contract with Universal Pictures and produces both film and television projects, most of which Aniston stars in.

Echo Films is the second production company Jennifer Aniston would found. Six years earlier, she established Plan B Entertainment together with Brad Pitt and Brad Grey. However, following Jennifer’s divorce from Pitt in 2006, Grey took over the position of CEO at Paramount Pictures while Brad Pitt became the sole owner of Plan B Entertainment.

In all, it is estimated that the phenomenal actress has a net worth of $300 million.

Everything To Know About Jennifer Aniston’s Marriages And Relationships

There are perhaps not as many Hollywood superstars whose love life is as much a topic of discussion as that of the former “Friends” star, Jennifer Aniston. The actress has been involved with quite the line-up of eligible men over the years and even attempted marriage twice but sadly, they both ended in divorce. However, whereas the absence of a husband and children have usually made the media paint her love life as incomplete, Jennifer Aniston doesn’t believe that she needs a man in her life to complete her.

Speaking to Vogue in 2008, she made it clear that she “never liked Sex and the City, the kind of thing where women only feel empowered once they find ‘The Man’. It is just not up my alley. I don’t believe in it…” And her heavy list of various caliber of romantic partners over the years as well as her approach to her relationships is proof of that.

Find out more about her marriages and other men she has shared her life with below.

Details of Her Marriages with Brad Pitt and Justin Theroux

Brad Pitt 

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Jennifer Aniston told Rolling Stone in a 2001 interview that she met Brad Pitt for the first time in 1994 because their managers were friends. At that time, Pitt was involved with Gwyneth Paltrow but they eventually broke up in 1997. With Pitt back on the single men’s club, he was ready to mingle. As a result, his manager together with Aniston’s manager set them up on a date, according to Rolling Stone, and things sparked off from there.

Rumors of their relationship began making the rounds but the actors made no comment about it until they eventually made their first public appearance as a couple during the 1999 edition of Emmy Awards on September 12. By November of the same year,  Aniston and Pitt crashed a Sting concert in New York City as they climbed on the stage to share the news of their engagement, showing off Aniston’s ring.

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They subsequently got married in Malibu, California, in a ceremony that took place on July 29, 2000. The extravagant wedding, according to People, had about 200 guests in attendance, 50,000 flowers, fireworks, a gospel choir, and four live bands. Their marriage appeared to be the perfect Hollywood marriage with the duo attending events together and looking all happy while at it.

Four years after they tied the knot, towards the end of her show “Friends”, Jennifer said it was time for them to start having kids. “Yeah. It’s time. It’s time. You know, I think you can work with a baby, I think you can work pregnant, I think you can do all of it. So I’m just truly looking forward to slowing down”, she told The Guardian in an interview.

In May 2004, Pit met actress Angelina Jolie on the set of the film ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’ and not long after, rumors that the duo was entangled in an affair began to make the rounds. This was a very big blow on Aniston’s and Pitt’s marriage and for months, there were speculations that they were on the verge of breaking up. Finally, the sad announcement came on January 7, 2005, in a joint statement released by the couple and their divorce later became final on October 2, 2005.

Justin Theroux

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Jennifer and actor, comedian and writer Justin Theroux met in 2007 on the set of “Tropic Thunder”, which the latter co-wrote (both the screenplay and the story). They were introduced by one of the cast, Ben Stiller, who happened to be Aniston’s close friend and the person she most likely went to see on the movie set. However, nothing happened between them until 2010 when they reconnected during the shooting of “Wanderlust”.

In August 2011, People reported that the duo had moved in together into a rented home in the Hollywood Hills while they searched for a perfect one to purchase. They eventually jointly acquired a luxury $22 million Bel-Air mansion in Los Angeles, California. In 2012, Justin proposed to the actress on his birthday on the 10th of August and three years later, they exchanged marital vows on August 5, 2015, at their estate in California in a secret ceremony that was attended by the likes of Ellen DeGeneres and Jimmy Kimmel.

Everything went on smoothly between the couple and in an interview with Entertainment Tonight in September 2016, Theroux shared the secret behind the success of his marriage saying, “We appreciate each other’s sense of humor, we respect one another, and we get along. I know it sounds simple but it’s true!” Unfortunately, this secret was not able to get them very far as a couple as they announced their separation in February 2018.

Who Else Has The Actress Dated?

Charlie Schlatter

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Before being cast in her breakthrough role as Rachel Green on “Friends,” Jennifer Aniston portrayed the character of Jeannie Bueller in her first major role on the failed NBC series titled “Ferris Bueller”. She co-starred with Charlie Schlatter, who played her younger brother, Ferris, and even though there was nothing romantic between them in the movie, they shared some love in real life as was revealed in 2014 by Jim Nelson, former Editor-in-Chief of GQ. Though it did not last for long, their romance became one of the first of Aniston’s many showbiz relationships.

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Daniel McDonald

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During a 2015 interview with the New York Times, Aniston disclosed (without mentioning his name) that she was in a relationship with Daniel McDonald shortly before she got her role in “Friends.” According to her, “He would have been the one. But I was 25, and I was stupid”. She went on to reveal that the unnamed boyfriend relocated to New York and became successful, but lost his life years later after suffering a brain tumor. Despite keeping out his name, the public was able to figure out that the boyfriend in question was Daniel McDonald, a Tony nominee who passed on in 2007, many years after they had parted ways.

Adam Duritz

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In 1995, celebrity actress Jennifer Aniston was linked to Adam Duritz, a member of one of the most popular bands in America at the time known as Counting Crows. This was just as “Friends” was becoming one of the biggest television series. Adam and Jennifer were the perfect Hollywood couple for a short time, according to InStyle, but eventually broke up for reasons they both chose not to share with the public.

Tate Donovan

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Soon after she parted ways with Duritz, Jennifer began dating actor Tate Donovan. Tate  appeared in “Friends” as Joshua, the young man who dated Rachael (Jennifer’s character). Ironically, while they dated on the TV show, they were breaking up in reality at that time during the filming, Tate told Us Weekly in 2018. He said, “I was just happy to be on the team. The only bummer was Jennifer and I were breaking up at the time. And so that was tricky to sort of act, and act like we are just meeting each other, and falling in love, or whatever, interested in each other, when we’re sort of breaking up. That was just tough.”

Vince Vaughn

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After her breakup with Brad Pitt, Aniston was cast in the film, “The Breakup”. On the set of the movie, she met actor Vince Vaughn, who also starred in the film, and they began dating in 2005 while filming. Owing to the fact that she was still making headlines as a result of her uncoupling with Pitt at that time, Jennifer and Vince tried keeping their relationship away from the media but that was not possible. They remained a couple until December 2006 when they released a joint statement through EOnline, admitting that they were together and announcing that their romance was over. Speaking of their relationship in an interview with Playboy magazine in 2015, Vince agreed that part of the things that contributed to their breakup was the media attention it received.

John Mayer

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From April 2008 to March 2009, Jennifer Aniston was involved in an on-and-off relationship with singer John Mayer. They first met at an Oscars party in February 2008 and according to the actress, she “barely knew his music” at the time. The romantic sparks began to go off when the duo ran into each other one week later and their relationship kicked off from there. They parted ways in August 2008 with John holding a bizarre press conference where he disclosed that he broke things off with Jennifer because “something’s not right. I don’t waste people’s time.” They, however, later got back together in October of the same year only to finally part ways in 2009. Afterward, the “Gravity” crooner admitted on CBS Sunday Morning that he was nothing but a jerk while they were dating.

Bradley Cooper

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Jennifer Aniston reportedly dated Bradly Cooper for a short time in the summer of 2009. A report by Us Weekly revealed that they dated while filming He’s Just Not That Into You. The duo was seen together for the first time while dining at Il Cantinori in New York City on the 18th of June 2009. However, their romance was shortlived as Cooper decided to get involved in a more serious relationship with his “Case 39” costar, Renee Zellweger, rather than amp up what he had with Aniston, who “wanted to turn her date with Cooper into something”, according to a source who reportedly spoke to Us. That notwithstanding, they stayed friends.

Profile Summary 
First Name:Jennifer
Last Name:Aniston
Estimated Net Worth:
$300 Million
Salary:NA
Source of Wealth:Acting career, business, and endorsement deals
Last Updated:
2020
Also Known As:
Jennifer Joanna Aniston, Jen, Jenny
Sex/Gender:
Female
Profession:
Actress, businesswoman, and film producer
Famous For:Her role in the TV show Friends as well as her relationship with Brad Pitt
Colleges/Universities Attended:
Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
Educational Qualifications:
NA
Religion:
She has no religion but she believes in God
Birthday & Zodiac
Age/Date of Birth:
February 11, 1969 (age 51 years)
Zodiac Sign:Aquarius
Birth Place:
Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, CA
Nationality:American
Ethnicity/Race:
Greek, English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian descent.
Country of Residence:
The United States of America
Physical Attributes
Height:
5 feet 5 inches (164 cm)
Weight:
in Pounds‎: ‎117 lbs
in Kg‎: ‎53 kg
Eye Colour:
Blue
Hair Color:
‎Dyed Blonde
Other Body Measurements:
Breasts-Waist-Hips‎: ‎34-24-35 inches (86-61-89 cm)
Dress size‎: ‎4
Shoe/Feet: 6.5
Bra size: 32B
Cup size: B
Relationships
Marital Status:
Divorced
Spouse/Partner:
Justin Theroux (m. 2015–2017)
Brad Pitt (m. 2000–2005)
Family and Relatives
Father:
John Aniston
Mother:Nancy Dow
Children:
None
Siblings:Alex Aniston (brother)
John T. Melick (brother)
Other Relatives:
Uncle: Gustau Aniston
Aunts: Helen Aniston, Mary Aniston
Grandparents: Stella Anastassakis, Anthony Anastassakis

The Morning Show With Jennifer Aniston is a Drama show that is aired on Apple TV+ since it premiered on November 1, 2019.

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Chuck Dez
Chuck is a personal finance and entertainment writer with over 15 years of experience covering famous biographies, personal finance, celebrity net worth, and celebrity lifestyles. He loves the process of researching new information, discovering and learning new things, as well as putting into words, interesting things others might like to read. When he's not talking about the future of media, business or entertainment, you'll find him watching films, reading or spending time with his wife and kids

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