There are not many more beautiful women than Jessica Alba in the movie business. This is a huge declaration given that places like Hollywood are made up of drop-dead gorgeous looking women. Nevertheless, Ms. Alba who has been listed as one the most attractive celebrities of the time by several reputable publications is a sight to behold.
Ever since she made her silver screen debut in the 1994 film, Camp Nowhere, Jessica Alba has continued to take on various demanding roles. In recent times, the beautiful mother of three and wife to Cash Warren can be seen playing the role of Nancy McKenna in the television series, L.A.’s Finest. Thanks to her talent in front of the camera, Alba has been able to give herself a better life. Her reported net worth of $200 million, however, owes to more than just her acting career.
All The Ways Jessica Alba Has Been Able to Build a Huge Net Worth
Through hard work and dedication, Jessica Alba has achieved a lot financially. It is, therefore, no surprise that she was able to make Forbes’ America’s Self-Made Women 2016 list, and can afford to live a lavish lifestyle that has her owning a luxurious home in Beverly Hills, one of the most desirable and high-profile neighborhoods in the world.
The first avenue through which she was able to make bank was from the success of her movies and TV shows. To become an actress, an 11-year-old Alba had to convince her mother to take her to an acting competition in Beverly Hills. The young girl won the competition and was awarded the grand prize of free acting classes. About nine months into her acting lessons, an agent quickly snapped her up and helped her land the small role of Gail in Camp Nowhere.
Alba went on to achieve major success as an actress before moving to launch another career in business that has proven to be more successful than the previous one.
In 2011, she co-founded a consumer goods company called The Honest Company. By 2014, the company was valued at $1 billion and the actress was reported to own about 15 to 20 percent of it. By May 2016, Forbes worked out that she was estimated to be worth $340 million. That figure has however since dropped as she is estimated to be worth $200 million in 2020.
As you would expect from someone that has received wide attention for her looks over the years, Jessica Alba’s net worth has further been bulked by the various endorsement deals she has signed with companies like Lamborghini, Magnum, Braun, L’Oreal, Revlon, Piaget, and Campari.
In 2013, she made a great deal of money from the release of her bestselling book, The Honest Life. In the book, the actress details her experiences in creating an organic, toxin-free life for herself and her family.
List of Jessica Alba’s Highest Grossing Movies
Jessica Alba has appeared in dozens of movies and TV series. Granted, a few of these projects have been met with poor to mixed reviews and have performed badly in the box office, but she has also starred in numerous others that were box office hits. Although it is difficult to tell how much she pocketed for each of these projects, it is believed that they are among the projects that earned her the most money.
The most successful project Alba has been a part of is Fantastic Four (2005) where she portrayed the character of Susan Storm/Invisible Woman alongside actors Michael Chiklis, Chris Evans, and Ioan Gruffudd. Despite poor reviews, Fantastic Four made $333.5 million at the global box office on a budget of $100 million.
The 2010 comedy film, Little Fockers, the third installment in the Meet the Parents trilogy, is the second-highest-grossing film Alba has been a part of. Just like its prequels, the film was a commercial success but a critical failure. It raked in over $148 million in the U.S. with a worldwide total of $309.4 million.
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), the sequel to the 2005 Fantastic Four film, grossed $131,921,738 domestically and made $289 million in the global box office while Valentine’s Day (2010) made $110,485,654 in the domestic box office and a grand total of $216 million worldwide.
Sin City (2005) is one of the actress’ films that was not just a commercial success but also a critical success. It earned $74.1 million in North America and $158.7 million worldwide to join the list of the highest-grossing movies Jessica Alba has been a part of. The 2016 action thriller film, Mechanic: Resurrection, where she starred alongside Jason Statham, is another high grossing film of Jessica as it made $125.7 million worldwide.
Her Endeavors as a Businesswoman
As stated above, Jessica Alba’s mouth-watering net worth comes from both her acting career and the success of her company. As an A-list actress, she has been able to earn huge paychecks for her roles on the big and small screen alike. She also worked as a producer and voice-over artist.
The bulk of Ms. Alba’s earnings, however, comes from her company, The Honest Company, which has its headquarters in Playa Vista, California. She co-founded the company in 2011 along with her business partners Christopher Gavigan, Brian Lee, and Sean Kane.
The consumer goods company, which is on a mission to make homes safe for everyone, has gone from being a small start-up to a multi-million-dollar empire. It specializes in the production of non-toxic household and baby products. The actress grew passionate about ethical consumerism after suffering a welt outbreak following one of her mother’s baby laundry recommendations.
As she built her company, Jessica Alba lobbied the United States Congress to require stringent testing for chemical inputs on consumer products in the marketplace.
In 2015, The Honest Company was valued at around $1.7 billion, its highest valuation to date. In that same year, the company expanded to include a beauty and skincare line called Honest Beauty. The venture has since continued to expand as Jessica has been hands-on with every aspect of its growth. The company has two offices with almost 500 employees: 350 employees and 130 customer care representatives.