Jesse Eisenberg- Net Worth, Money and More

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Net Worth: $10 Million


Jesse Adam Eisenberg was born on October 5, 1983 in Queens, New York, US. He is basically a popular American actor and playwright. He made his first screen debut with the comedy-drama television series Get Real during 1999-2002.For his role as Mills Joquin in The Living Wake, Eisenberg was honoured with the Vail Film Festival Rising Star Award. He received a Golden Globe and Academy Award nomination for his movie ‘The Social Network’.

Early life


Though Eisenberg was born in New York but he was raised in New Jersey. His mother Amy used to perform as a professional clown at children’s birthday party whereas his father Barry Eisenberg ran a hospital before he became a college professor. He was raised in a Jewish family that mainly originated from Poland and Ukraine. He also has two sisters namely Hallie Kate Eisenberg and Kerri. Kate was a famous child actress who was once famously known as the ‘Pepsi girl’ in a series of commercials. He firstly attended the East Brunswick Public Schools at Frost School, followed by Hammarskjold Middle School and also East Brunswick High School.

Just at the age of 10, Eisenberg began acting in plays and he immensely struggled to fit in at school. He studied anthropology at The New School in Greenwich Village in the New York City itself after graduating from high school. Eisenberg also applied in the New York University to which he was accepted also but in order to complete a film role, he declined the enrolment. In Arje Shaw’s off-Broadway play The Gathering, he made his first professional role. He also made his debut as an understudy Broadway.



Eisenberg made his debut role in the television series Get Real from the year 1999 to 2002.He appeared in the made-for-television film Lightning: Fire from the Sky, and after this he starred in the independent film Roger Dodger for which he also won an award at the San Diego film festival in the year 2002 and it received positive reviews too. Eisenberg also appeared in a horror film ‘Cursed’ which was directed by Wes Craven and he also appeared in a well-reviewed independent drama ‘The Squid and the Whale’ also starring Laura Linney. Further, he also played the lead role in ‘Adventureland’, a comedy film directed by Greg Mottola and it was filmed in Pennsylvania. The movie received appreciation and was further premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Eisenberg was next cast in the indie comic-drama Holy Rollers in November 2007.In this film he played a young Hasidic Jew. He also played roles in the films ‘Solitary Man’ and also ‘Camp Hope’, which was a horror film directed by George Van Buskirk.

Eisenberg’s breakthrough role was in the film ‘Zombieland’ as the neurotic Columbus. He was paired with Woody Harrelson in this horror comedy. In 2010 he gave his biggest hit for which he won many awards worldwide for the movie ‘The Social Network’ where he was in the role of the facebook creator, Mark Zuckerberg. He won the Best Actor Award from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures and also won a nomination in Oscars. He was also honoured at the Heart Celebrity Dinner Gala and Fantasy Auction to benefit the children of Chernobyl. He starred in the animated film ‘Rio’ which was a box-office hit in the year 2011. Also for one of the songs in ‘Real in Rio’, he contributed his singing voice. Eisenberg now has plans to write for screen and also stage. He also reunited with Woody Harrelson for the crime thriller ‘Now You See Me’.

Personal life


Eisenberg is very much fond of cats. He has also been involved in fostering the animals .Many people are surprised to know that he is a vegetarian. He has been actively associated with the Farm Sanctuary .He also enjoys riding his bicycle in New York City.

He has previously dated the actress Anna Strout and is currently said to be dating Mia Wasikowska.

While Eisenberg was filming ‘The Hunting Party’ in Bosnia in the year 2006, he came up with the idea that a website should be there where people could respond to a daily wordplay topic in an attempt to “one-up” each other. He took his idea to his cousin Eric Fisher who was the Social Design evangelist at Facebook to create the site.

Awards and achievements


Eisenberg’s best achievement was to get nomination for the Oscar category ‘Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role’ for his film ‘Social Network’. For the same film he also won BSFC Award. Also for his work in the movie ‘The Squid and the Whale’ in the year 2005, he won best ensemble cast award. Further he also has an IFTA award in his pocket in the category ‘Best International Actor’. In the year 2007 he was honoured as the Rising Star Award in the Vail Film Festival for his role in ‘The Living Wake’.


Jesse Eisenberg is a millionaire who has a net worth of $10 million. He established himself with his performance as Mark Zuckerberg, facebook founder in the movie ‘The Social Network’. He accomplished on the cusp of becoming a major Hollywood star. He also owns and maintains many websites.

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