On June 4, Angelina Jolie turns 42. Along with being an award-winning actress, Jolie is a successful film director, renowned humanitarian and one of the world’s most powerful women. Most recently, she made headlines after filing for divorce from A-list actor Brad Pitt, with whom she has six children. A Hollywood starlet since beginning her film career in the ’90s, Jolie is among the richest actresses of all time.
Learn about Angelina Jolie’s exciting life and the secrets behind her impressive wealth.
Angelina Jolie Net Worth: $160 Million
Like many celebrities, Angelina Jolie has earned a hefty sum of cash from endorsement deals, including a $12 million contract with St. John and a $10 million deal with Louis Vuitton. However, Jolie’s $160 million net worth is primarily owed to her work in the film industry.
Despite her impressive wealth, Jolie reportedly described herself as being “quite responsible about money” in a 2014 CNBC interview. Moreover, she is known for making modest financial decisions, such as flying coach with her family in 2015 and driving a Lexus LS 460 F — worth an estimated $90,000 — in 2013.
Still, Jolie and Pitt showed a willingness to splurge on their hobbies and interests when they were together. Along with purchasing a $335,000 Cirrus SR22 jet, the couple shelled out for Virgin Galactic tickets to outer space, which reportedly cost $250,000 each.
Jolie consistently appears on Forbes’ list of the top 10 highest-paid actresses. In 2015, she earned $15 million, which placed her at No. 7 on the list.
Angelina Jolie Movies
Angelina Jolie commands hefty sums for her acting skills. While top actresses generally earn between $10 million and $20 million per movie, according to Forbes, Jolie received $33 million to star in Disney’s “Maleficent,” although she hadn’t been on-screen for almost four years prior.
Her earning power is due in part to an ability to pull off diverse roles, ranging from her Oscar-winning portrayal of a psychiatric patient in “Girl, Interrupted” to her role as action heroine in “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.” Jolie is also highly paid because of her success in drawing foreign viewers to theaters.
In its opening weekend, “Maleficent” earned $70 million in North America compared to $100 million abroad, reported Time. “The Tourist” earned 75 percent of its $280 million overseas, according to Forbes. Time said Jolie’s movies had netted $4.88 billion globally as of 2014.
More recently, Jolie provided the voice for Tigress in “Kung Fu Panda 3,” which was released in January 2016 and grossed $41.28 million domestically in its opening weekend. Additionally, the star has been spending time on the other side of the camera.
Jolie wrote, directed and starred in “By the Sea” opposite Brad Pitt. She also directed the World War II drama “Unbroken,” which brought in $15.6 million its first day, making it the third-best Christmas Day opening of all-time, according to USA Today. Up next for Jolie is a starring role in the sequel to Disney’s “Maleficent,” which does not yet have a release date.
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Angelina Jolie’s Personal Life
While Angelina Jolie’s life might appear perfect, the actress has had her share of trials. Jolie suffered a period of depression during which she cut herself, according to People. The actress has now also endured three failed marriages, including with Pitt.
Additionally, Jolie has experienced some serious health issues in recent years. After discovering she has a gene that increases her risk of developing cancer, she opted to have a preventative mastectomy in 2014. She went on to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed.
Despite her personal struggles, Jolie has gone to great lengths to help others. A well-known humanitarian, Jolie serves as a Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. In addition to donating more than $5 million to the agency, she wrote a book based on her early experiences with refugees, the proceeds of which go to the UNHCR.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s Children
The development of the Jolie-Pitt brood is quite the story. Jolie adopted her son Maddox, now 15, from Cambodia. Three years later, she expanded the family with the adoption of Zahara Marley, now 12. Pitt has since adopted both children.
In 2006, the couple had their first biological daughter, Shiloh Nouvel, who prefers to be called John, according to The Telegraph. The couple adopted Pax Thien, now 13, before Jolie gave birth to twins Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline, now eight.
In January, Jolie made headlines for bringing her kids to the premiere of “Kung Fu Panda 3.” According to Jolie, millionaire moms like herself should not complain about juggling work and family because they have more access, support and leeway than the average woman. “I’m in a rare position where I don’t have to do job after job,” she told The Daily News in May 2014. “I can take time when my family needs it.”
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Divorce
In September 2016, Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt, citing irreconcilable differences. Though they’d only been married for two years, the couple — dubbed “Brangelina” — got together on the set of “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” in 2005.
Jolie and Pitt announced that they would be consulting a private judge for their divorce proceedings in an effort to stay out of the public eye. Neither has commented about the existence of a pre- or post-nuptial agreement, so the division of their assets remains to be seen. Forbes estimated that the couple has earned about $117.5 million since their 2014 marriage.
According to New York Daily News, a TV documentary focused on the couple’s shocking split is in the works. The documentary is titled “Broken: The Incredible Story of Brangelina.”
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