Jessica Alba is an American actress, model and businesswoman with an estimated net worth of $350 million.
Jessica Alba Net Worth: How It All Started
Jessica Marie Alba was born on April 28, 1981 in Pomona, California. At the age of 5, Alba knew she wanted to become an actress. At 11, her dreams began to look real when she won the grand prize of an acting competition in Beverly Hills, California. She then began to take free acting lessons which was the grand prize of the competition she had won.
Alba in 1994 received her debut film role in feature film titled “Camp Nowhere”. She then appeared in a number of independent films before branching into Television series. Her debut TV role was in Nickelodeon series “The Secret World of Alex Mack”. Her other roles in TV would include Flipper, Brooklyn South, Beverly Hills, 90210 among others.
Alba’s Hollywood reputation surged when she starred in romantic comedy “Never Been Kissed” (1999). But the big break came in 2000 when she was selected to star in James Cameron’s Fox sci-fi series Dark Angel. The series lasted two seasons and earned her a Golden Globe nomination. Alba has since gone ahead to establish herself as a Hollywood star. Some of her notable movies include; Honey (2003), Sin City (2005), Fantastic Four and its sequels, Good Luck Chuck (2007), Valentine’s Day (2010) among others.
Jessica Alba Net Worth: The Honest Company
While Alba may be better known as a Hollywood actress, it is her remarkable business acumen that has earned her the multi-millionaire status. In 2011, Alba co-founded a nontoxic-household-goods startup called The Honest Company. The company which began as an e-commerce subscription service solely selling baby products have now expanded to include over a hundred other items.
In 2014, the company raised $70 million from a private equity firm to raise its valuation to $1 billion and in August 2015, after raising another $100 million, its valuation surged to $1.7 billion. Alba who owns 20% of the company saw her net worth equally rise to around $350 million. The company also includes Honest Beauty, an 80-piece makeup and skin care line with a transparent ingredient list.
The success of The Honest Company doesn’t seem to be slowing down, and its IPO launch seems nearer by the day. On the other hand, Alba manages to keep her show business active.
Jessica is married to Cash Warren, with whom she shares two daughters. Alba was paid $1.5 million in 2008 to release the first photos of her first daughter on OK! Magazine.
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