Angelina Jolie – Net Worth, Money and More

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Net Worth: $145 million

Career/Profession: Actress

“I don’t think the money people in Hollywood have ever thought I was normal, but I am dedicated to my work and that’s what counts”.

-Angelina Jolie.

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Born on 4th June 1975, this American actress needs no introduction, does she? She is one of the most successful actresses in Hollywood. She has received hundreds of awards, the list of which is endless and was named Hollywood’s highest paid actress by Forbes in 2009. Not only for her film assignments, this lasso is equally known for making a mark in her services to the society at large and is also a former Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). People have and still regard her as one of the most beautiful woman in the world.

“But I am just a kid!”

childhood

So what a lucky kid she was! Born in Los Angeles to actors Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand, she is the sister of actor James Haven, niece of singer and songwriter Chip Taylor, and goddaughters of actors Jacqueline Bisset and Maximilian Schell. She is half German and half French Canadian. After her parents’ separation, she and her brother were raised by their mother. She used to watch films as a child and expressed her interest in the field. She later took up acting classes at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and was trained there for two years.

At the age of 14, she dropped out of her acting classes and aspired to become a funeral director. She started modeling and during that period was no less than a punk kid with tattoos, experimented with knife play and was living in with her boyfriend.

“The journey was not easy”

At the age of seven, she appeared in a small role alongside her father in Lookin To Get Out which was also written by her father. But her professional career began back in 1993, where she played the lead for the first time in a low budget science fiction, Cyborg 2. But Jolie was so disappointed with the film that she did not audition for a year after that. Next came a supporting role in 1995 in the film Without Evidence and her first Hollywood assignment, Hackers in the same year. The film did not do quite well at the box office.

She next appeared in the 1996 movie, Love Is All There Is, which was a modern day adaptation of Romeo & Juliet. In the movie Mojave Moon Jolie again played a small role of a young woman who falls for a middle aged man, who in turns falls for her mother.

In 1997, Jolie starred with David Duchovny in the thriller Playing God, set in the Los Angeles underworld. The movie, again, was not received well, but she was noticed. In 1997, she appeared in True Women, a historical romantic drama, based on the book Janice Woods Windle and then as a stripper in a music video by the Rolling Stones in the same year.

Rags to Riches

Angelina Jolie’s sad days started seeing a ray of light after her first Golden Globe for her performance in George Wallace. The film was very well received and received several other awards and also won Jolie an Emmy Award nomination. With Gia, where Jolie played the supermodel Gia Carangi, portraying her destruction of life and career as a result of addiction to heroin, Jolie won her Golden Globe Award for the second consecutive year and also won her first Screen Actors Guild Award.

After staying away from films for a while, Jolie resumed her career with the 1998 gangster movie Hells’ Kitchen and later that year she appeared in Playing By Heart, which received positive reviews and Jolie received appreciation for her role.

The next breakthrough was the supporting role of the sociopathic mental patient Lisa in Girl, Interrupted, an adaptation of author Susanna Kaysen’s book. This film marked a permanent position for Angelina Jolie in Hollywood. This film won her the third Golden Globe award, the second Guild Award and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

In 2000 came Jolie’s first blockbuster, Gone In Sixty Seconds. It became her highest grossing movie till date in that time, grossing $237 million worldwide. Though most of her films did not do well, yet Lara Croft: Tomb Raider made her an international superstar and she was highly praised for her physical performance. Jolie then starred in Original Sin in 2001 opposite Antonio Banderas, which received a major critical failure. Her next film, Life or Something Like it was again poorly receives, though her performance was highly appreciated.

She appeared in several other films, namely, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, Beyond Borders, Taking Lives, Alexander, Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow.

lara croft tomb raider

Jolie then starred opposite Brad Pitt in the 2005 film Mr. & Mrs. Smith, which was hugely received solely for the chemistry between the star couple. The movie grossed $478 million worldwide. She next appeared in Robert de Niro’s The Good Shepherd in 2006, a film about the early history of the CIA. In 2007, Jolie made her directorial debut with a documentary A Place In Time, which captured daily life in 27 locations around the world during a week. Jolie then starred in The Mighty Heart in 2007, for which she was nominated for a Guild Award and a Golden Globe.

Jolie then starred in the movie Wanted in 2008, which was an international success earning $342 million worldwide. She also provided the voice for the Master Tigress in Kung Fu Panda. For her role in Changeling, Jolie won nominations for several awards, including BAFTA Award. Her next film, after a short gap was in 2010, Salt, as the CIA Agent Evelyn Salt, which was an international success and Jolie’s performance earned accolades. She also starred opposite Johnny Depp in another film that year, The Tourist.

In 2011, this talented actress made her directorial feature debut with In The Land Of Blood And Honey which was set during the 1992-95 Bosnian War. It received mixed reviews from critics. The film won Stanley Kramer Award from the producers Guild of America, and received a Golden Globe nomination as well.

The Socialite

1. UNHCR

During the making of Lara Croft Tomb Raider she came across the different aspects of humanitarian problems in Cambodia and after returning home, she contacted the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for information on trouble spots. In February 2001, she went on her first field visit to Sierra, Leone and Tanzania and was shocked at what she saw there. Later she returned to Cambodia and donated $1 million in response to an international UNHCR emergency. She was later announced as a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador in Geneva on August 27, 2001.

2. Other Projects

To connect her Cambodian born son to his roots, Jolie purchased a house in his country in 2003. She purchased the surrounding 60,000 hectares and turned the area into a wildlife reserve named after her son, the Maddox Jolie Project. In 2006, she expanded the project and created Asia’s first Millennium Village in accordance with the UN Development Goals. Apart from this, she built ten other schools in Cambodia and funds the Maddox Chivan Children’s Center, a care facility for HIV affected children. In Ethiopia, the birthplace of her daughter, she funds the Zahara Children’s Center, which treats children suffering from HIV or tuberculosis.

“I am filthy rich”

It is no wonder that one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood will have an out of the world lifestyle and will own several properties and estates, yet when we take a closer look at it, it takes us by surprise. Here are what this phenomenal actress owns;

1.  Chateau Miraval mansion

chateau miraval house

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie own a $35 million mansion in Chateau Mirval, set in the 1000 acre estate in Provence. The mansion consists of 35 bedrooms, is surrounded by a mote and has a private lake and forest. This masterpiece also comes with its own vineyard. The couple has recently decided to renovate the property and include some other luxuries as well.

2. Los Feliz house

los feliz house

This luxurious mansion, located in LA is a huge 5,338 sq ft bungalow which is a part time accommodation for the star couple. They bought it for $1.7 million. This mansion features a living spa, lush greenery on the outside, and what not?

3. New Orleans mansion

mew orleans mansion

Angelina Jolie purchased this house for $3.5 million in cash. This house comprises all the luxuries one can think of, like a grand spiral staircase, elevator and gourmet kitchen. It has a private courtyard and a two storeyed guest house.

4. Villa Costanza

villa costanza

This exquisite villa is located in the picturesque North Italian Hills. The gigantic mansion has 15 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, several Jacuzzis and even a movie theatre. There are two swimming pools and a world class gym, stables and a vineyard.

5. London home

london home

This mansion bought for a price of $16.18 million is located in Richmond, West London. This house boasts of 15th century wooden beams in the interiors. The dining room, the green surroundings, the huge swimming pool, the soothing ambience are all that makes the house worth that whopping price.

6. Cirrus SR22

cirrus sr22

This is Angelina Jolie’s private jet, as she is passionate about flying. She has also taken private flying lessons in this private jet.

7. Helicopter

helicopter

The actress recently bought a helicopter for her man, which cost her $1.6 million. She acquired a helipad installed in the ground of their lavish home in France.

8. Land Range Rover

land range rover

The Land Range Rover is a favorite of the actress. It is a spacious sports vehicle.

9. Jaguar XJ

jaguar xj

Jolie used this car during her August 2011 UK trip. This is powered by a 5.0 liter supercharged 8 cylinder GEN III petrol engine.

10. Ford Explorer

ford explorer

This car is a perfect match for Jolie’s charming persona and is equipped with a powerful V8 engine.

11. BMW Hydrogen 7

bmw hydrogen 7

This is another addition in the list of her automobiles. This car is the world’s first production-ready hydrogen vehicle.

12. Chevrolet Tahoe

chevrolet tahoe

This is a very fuel efficient car and has 8,500 lbs of maximum towing power.

Well, finally the article has an end. This list seemed to be a never ending one. But we all seem to love her and are proud of her. Way to go, girl!

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