Jodie Foster's Net Worth Is More Than You Think

Beginning her career at three-years-old, it's no wonder that Jodie Foster has amassed a pretty large net worth of $100 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. From her days in television to her film debut in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Foster has become one of Hollywood's most recognizable and talented actors, winning two Oscars for her roles in Silence of the Lambs and The Accused. The actor is currently creating a lot of award buzz with her role in The Mauritanian, which recently earned her a Golden Globe (via Los Angeles Times).

As Celebrity Net Worth notes, the majority of Foster's wealth came from her roles in the 1990s and early 2000s, including Silence of the Lambs, Shadows and Fog, Maverick, Contact, and Panic Room.

The actor's net worth isn't just from her acting roles, however. In 1991, Foster made her directorial debut with the film Little Man Tate, which she also starred in (via Sundance Collab). A year later, she set up her own production company Egg Pictures (via Entertainment Weekly), which produced films like Nell and The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (via the Independent).

Jodie Foster is also a critically acclaimed director

Foster went on to direct three more feature films, including The Beaver in 2011 starring Mel Gibson and Jennifer Lawrence. She's also a critically acclaimed television director, and was nominated for an Emmy and a Director's Guild Award for her work on Orange is the New Black and House of Cards.

She has also given sizable donations to causes close to her heart. In 2007, the star donated a sum of money to The Trevor Project, an LA-based non-profit focused on suicide prevention in the LGBTQ+ community (via Pink News). She contributed to the charity's campaign to fully fund and operate call centers in LA and New York, in memory of its co-founder Randy Stone. "I feel so lucky to have had a best friend like Randy Stone, the funniest guy I've ever known," she said in a statement. "He was talented, passionate, supportive, and as big as life. He brought a beautiful energy to The Trevor Project, which has done such meaningful work on behalf of gay and questioning youth." 

Foster continued, "I am proud to continue my support of Trevor in memory of my dearest friend. He is missed." The actor also contributed to the $220,000 raised for SETI (a non-profit organisation for the search for extraterrestrial intelligence) in 2011, which went towards restoring the Allen Telescope Array in Hat Creek, California (via The Atlantic). Foster played a radio astronomer for the SETI organisation in the 1997 film Contact.