Angelina Jolie, who is a successful film director, a renowned humanitarian, and an award-winning actress. Jolie not only is among the world’s most influential and powerful people, but her tattoos, eyes, and lips have made many media outlets to cite her as the world’s most beautiful and sexy woman some years back.
Today she is among Hollywood’s highest-paid actresses earning between $10 to $20 million per film. So, let’s see the ex-wife of TV Star Brad Pitt how she amassed her net worth fortune and what’s she up to today.
Angelina Jolie Pitt born in 1975 in Los Angeles hails from a family of actors. Her godparents were actors, and her mother Marcheline Bertrand, and her father Jon Voight were actors too. The brother is an actor as well.
She was raised by her mother since the parents separated. She joined Beverly Hills High School then transferred to Moreno High School, where she graduated at the age of 16. She joined theatre studies where she used to be some years back.
While growing up, Jolie struggled to connect with people emotionally, and she would self-harm herself with a knife, attempted to hire a hitman to kill her and. She had insomnia, and a nervous breakdown at some point suffered depression, wanted to commit suicide, and many other more problems.
At the age of 14, Jolie used to live with her boyfriend in her mother’s house. They broke up when she was 16. Then she met Jonny Lee Miller and married him in 1996, and they divorced in 1999. In 1996 after meeting Jenny Shimizu, an actress, she fell in love with her and started off a relationship with her confirming she is bisexual.
In 2000 she was married to Billy Bob but divorced in 2003. About two years later, when filming Mr. & Mrs. Smith, she met Brad Pitt, the then-husband of Jennifer Aniston. In 2006 she publicly admitted she is carrying Brad Pitt’s child, and they married in 2014 but divorced in 2016. She and Brad Pitt have six children, three biological and three adopted.
Her first professional film career was the sequel Cyborg 2 1993, which was followed by a supporting role in Without Evidence 1995 and starring in Hackers 1995. Other Jolie’s early work included Love Is All There Is 1996, Mojave Moon 1996, Foxfire 1996, Playing God, 1997, and True Women 1997.
Her breakthrough into films was with Gia film 1998, where she played supermodel Gia Carangi, and she won her second Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She was featured in another successful film Playing by Heart 1998, which she was awarded an award by a Breakthrough performance by the National Board of Review. In 1999 she co-starred Denzel Washington in The Bone Collector, and the film grossed $151 million. Her next Golden Globe came with Interrupted 1999, and that made her appearance in the blockbuster Gone in 60 Seconds.
Jolie mainstream recognition, which made her an international star was starring as Lara Croft: in Tomb Raider 2001. The film put her on the scale as a global action star and grossed around $274 million. What followed was other blockbusting films such as Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Beowulf 2007, Wanted 2008, Kung Fu Panda 2008, 2009 and 2016, Salt 2010, Salt (2010), The Tourist, Maleficent 2014, among others. She also directed some films such as Unbroken 2014, By the Sea 2015, and First They Killed My Father 2017.
Awards & Achievements
Angelina is widely recognized for her humanitarian work. She is a recipient of the inaugural Humanitarian Award, Citizen of the World Award, Global Humanitarian award, Freedom Award, among many others. Other films and television awards Jolie has won are 3 Golden Globe Awards, 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards, 1 Academy Awards, Premiere Women in Hollywood Icon Award, among others.
Net Worth & Salary of Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie’s net worth is $150 million, and she earns around $10 million to $20 million per film, and it said that her films had grossed about $5 billion as of today. A one-time, Angelina Jolie was the highest-paid actress back then in 2009, 2011, and 2013 and she could earn around $27 million to $33 million.
Most of the bulk of her net worth fortune has been earned through her bonus and salary earnings from films, but it has been boosted too by some hefty sum of cash from sponsorship and endorsement deals with companies such as St. John, Louis Vuitton among others being her clients.
Angelina Jolie, apart from just being a Hollywood actress she has been a champion of humanitarian work. Jolie Has Been a UNHCR ambassador, a champion in conservation, community development, and an activist for human rights and women’s rights too.