Though it’s been 13 years since Angelina Jolie snatched Brad Pitt away from Jennifer Aniston, their feud seemed to start up again at the beginning of the year, when the Maleficent actress was caught ‘ignoring’ the Friends star as she presented at the 2018 Golden Globes. Since her divorce from Brad Pitt, Jolie has been keeping busy, directing First They Killed My Father, and producing the Oscar nominated animated film, The Breadwinner.With an extensive filmography that includes films such as Tomb Raider and Mr and Mrs Smith, as well as her own movie production company, just what isAngelina Jolie’s net worth?
Who is Angelina Jolie?
Born in Los Angeles on June 4, 1972, Angelina Jolie Voight is the daughter of actor Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand.After her parents separated when she was less than a year old, Jolie lived with her mother and older brother in New York, moving back to LA when she was 11 years old.Angelina Jolie’s first feature film was 1993’s Cyborg 2, a straight-to-video sci-fi film that caused Jolie to ‘throw up’ after watching it for the first time and not audition for anything for another year.The actress’s breakthrough came in 1997 with the TV film, George Wallace. Jolie played the second wife of Gary Sinise’s eponymous former Governor of Alabama, a role for which she won her first Golden Globe win.The following year Jolie won her second Golden Globe for her role as supermodel Gia Carangi in HBO’s Gia.In 1999, Jolie won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as a sociopath in Girl, Interrupted as well as a third consecutive Golden Globe award.Mainstream recognition came in the early aughts with films such as Gone in 60 Seconds, opposite Nicolas Cage, and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, which grossed $237.7 million (£174.7m) worldwide.By mid-aughts, Jolie was one of the highest paid actresses, getting paid $10 to $15 million (£7-10.5m) per film.One of Jolie’s highest grossing films was 2005’s Mr and Mrs Smith, opposite her future husband, Brad Pitt, which brought in $478.2 million (£337m) worldwide.The 2010s saw Jolie expand beyond acting: she directed 2011’s In the Land of Blood and Honey, a love story set during time of the 1992 to 1995 Bosnian War, and 2014’s Unbroken, the story of WWII POW Louis Zamperini.She has also dedicated a lot of time to humanitarian causes. She was named a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador in 2001 and over the next ten years went on more than 40 missions. In 2012, Jolie was promoted to Special Envoy.
The same year, she started the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI) with the then UK Foreign Secretary, William Hague.In 2016, Jolie became a visiting professor at the London School of Economics, teaching students on the Master’s program at the university’s Centre on Women, Peace and Security.The 42 years old has been in many high-profile relationships including marriages to the English actor Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton, but her most famous relationship has been with Ocean’s 11 actor, Brad Pitt.The couple, known as ‘Brangelina’, were together for 12 years, having first met on the set of Mr and Mrs Smith.Jolie and Pitt have six kids together, with Pitt formally adopting Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt, Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt and Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt.In May, 2013, the actress revealed that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy procedure in February because she discovered she had an 87 percent risk of developing breast cancer.In 2016, after two years of marriage and 12 years together, Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt.In an interview late last year, the actress told ‘Sometimes maybe it appears I am pulling it all together. But really I am just trying to get through my days.’I don’t enjoy being single. It’s not something I wanted. There are no upsides, there’s nothing nice about it. It’s just hard,’ she said in an interview with the Sunday Telegraph in September, 2017.
What is Angelina Jolie’s net worth?
Angelina Jolie’s net worth has been estimated at $160 million (£113.3m), according to Celebrity Net Worth.In 2014, Jolie was ranked 74th highest-earning celebrity by Forbes.
How did Angelina Jolie make her money?
With high-profile films such as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Mr and Mrs Smith, Jolie made a significant portion of her money from acting and once commanded a fee of an estimated $15 million (£10.6m) per movie. She was paid that amount for her role in Maleficent.Jolie’s highest-grossing film to date is Kung Fu Panda 2, with a box-office total of $665.7 million (£471.5m).Netflix reportedly paid $25 million for her latest directorial feature, First They Killed My Father.The mom of six also has her own production company, Jolie Pas, which, in 2015, acquired the rights to produce a film about Catherine the Great.Despite the divorce, Jolie and Pitt decided to hold on to their $60 million mansion, Chateau Miraval, as an investment.Jolie also famously featured in a Louis Vuitton campaign in 2011, but gave her fee to charity.