Julia Roberts Net Worth and Many More
Net Worth: $150 Million
Profession: Actress, Executive Producer
You might know her from Pretty Woman or from Notting Hill, but this pretty face sure makes an impression on you every time that you see her on screen. Julia Roberts, since her role in Pretty Woman has become a highly acclaimed actress thanks to her brilliant roles in Hollywood movies. It is ironic to note that this talented actress originally wanted to pursue a career as a veterinarian but ended up moving to New York City after high school to launch an acting career.
Did you know this sultry Hollywood actress is staunch believer of Hinduism and has named all of her kids after Hindu gods?
Early on in life
The best of the beauties always have a varied lineage that gives them their gob smacking looks, and Julia Roberts is no exception. She is of English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, German, and Swedish descent. Roberts’ parents, one-time actors and playwrights, met while performing theatrical productions for the armed forces. They later co-founded the Atlanta Actors and Writers Workshop in Georgia. After high school, she headed to New York to pursue a career in acting, where she signed with the Click Modeling Agency and enrolled in acting classes.
Julia Roberts made her first big screen appearance in ‘Satisfaction’ in 1998 along with Liam Neeson, as a band member for a summer gig. Later that year, she appeared in Steel Magnolias, as a young bride with diabetes, for which she received her first Academy Award nomination and her first Golden Globe Award. Since then there’s been no turning back.
Power packed career
Julia Roberts became quite the sensation after appearing with Richard Gere in the 1990 blockbuster ‘Pretty Woman,’ which grossed $464 million at the box office. After which she was seen in various romantic comedies, like My Best Friend’s Wedding, Mystic Pizza, Notting Hill and Runaway Bride. Taking a break from the typical chick-flicks, she was also seen in some action-packed movies like The Pelican Brief, Ocean’s Eleven and Ocean’s Twelve. Julia Roberts has received Oscar nominations for her performances in Steel Magnolias and Pretty Woman and has won the Oscar for Best Actress in 2001 for her performance in ‘Erin Brockovich.’ In 2013, she appeared in August: Osage County, for which she received her 4th Academy Award nomination.
Julia Roberts was named one of People magazine’s ‘50 most beautiful people in the world,’ for 11 times. Now that’s sure a record. In 2011, she was named one of the 100 Hottest women of all time by Men’s Health.
All the money in the world
Her films have resulted in ticket sales of more than $2 billion. She is reported to make as much as 25 million dollars every time she makes a movie. Julia was worth an estimated $150 million in 2012 and $140 million in 2013. She has made a steady income in movie making with Pretty Woman bringing in $163 million when it came out in 1990, and Eat Pray Love that earned 205 million when it premiered in 2010.
Apart from the movie money, she has accumulated her wealth from a number of endorsements. She was once the face renowned Lancome Cosmetics. In 2006, she endorsed Gianfranco Ferre, for which, she acquired $5 million. Julia has also posed for eight print advertisements.
Roberts had become one of the highest-paid actresses in the world, topping The Hollywood Reporter’s annual power list of top-earning female stars from 2005 to 2006. Her fee for 1990′s Pretty Woman was $300,000 in 2003, she was paid an unprecedented $25 million for her role in Mona Lisa Smile. As of 2010, Roberts’s net worth was estimated to be $140 million. Here’s a list of her net earnings per film:
|Mystic Pizza (1988)||$50,000|
|Steel Magnolias (1989)||$90,000|
|Pretty Woman (1990)||$300,000|
|Law & Order (1990)||$4,000(scale)|
|Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)||$1,000,000|
|Dying Young (1991)||$3,000,000|
|The Pelican Brief (1993)||$8,000,000|
|Mary Reilly (1996)||$8,500,000|
|My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)||$12,000,000|
|Conspiracy Theory (1997)||$11,000,000|
|Notting Hill (1999)||$15,000,000|
|Runaway Bride (1999)||$17,000,000|
|Erin Brockovich (2000)||$20,000,000|
|The Mexican (2001)||$20,000,000|
|America’s Sweethearts (2001)||$15,000,000|
|Ocean’s Eleven (2001)||$10,000,000|
|Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)||$250,000(scale)|
|Mona Lisa Smile (2003)||$25,000,000|
|Ocean’s Twelve (2004)||$5,000,000|
|Valentine’s Day (2010)||$3,000,000+ 3% of the film’s gross|
|Eat Pray Love (2010)||$10,000,000|
Mansions all the way
With all the money from the money, she has done the best investment she could, out of her money, property investment. Her home in Los Angeles which is known as Green Mansion, is apparently an epitome of an eco-friendly home. She also owns a couple of homes in Malibu ad California, each costing around $30 million and $2.5 million respectively. In addition to all these she also owns a ranch in Taos County in the north-central region of New Mexico, which is estimated be around 49acres. And to top it all, she owns a luxurious apartment in Manhattan, which has a value of $4 million.
Julia is an active supporter of several charities, most notably UNICEF, she has donated towards the cause of children on various occasions. She has narrated a documentary, called Silent Angels, which is about a neurodevelopment disorder, known as Rett syndrome. This documentary was meant to spread awareness among the people about this disease. In July 2006, Earth Biofuels announced Roberts as a spokeswoman for the company and as chair of the company’s newly formed Advisory Board promoting the use of renewable fuels.
She also happens to an ardent supporter of women’s rights. She was associated with a women empowerment campaign by Gucci called ‘Chime for Change.’