Angelina Jolie's Stunning Net Worth Revealed

Angelina Jolie is a successful actress and director who has an estimated net worth of $120 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. She started gaining traction in the early 1990s as the iconic Hollywood wild child, with blood vials, controversial relationships, and all. But after winning the Oscar for her role in the 1999 hit "Girl Interrupted," Jolie solidified her place in Hollywood. For the next two decades, she gained leading roles in such films as "Changeling," "Wanted," "The Tourist," the "Lara Croft" series, "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," and the "Maleficent" franchise (via Britannica).

Along with acting, she started dabbling in directing in the mid-2000s, shining light on important issues around the world. She then became a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations, focusing on children in war-torn countries, and dedicated herself to being a loving mother to her six children (via Biography).

Jolie has had an interesting life to say the least, but fans have wondered just how exactly she's gained her impressive net worth over the years.

Angelina Jolie grew up 'conscious of money'

As noted by Biography, Angelina Jolie was born to actors Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand. While Voight has a stunning net worth himself — to the tune of $55 million, per Celebrity Net Worth — Jolie's parents split while she was young and she was primarily raised by her mother. Jolie described her mother to Parade as "an angel ... raised in a Chicago bowling alley," saying that the two were very close but that money was tight for the family after the divorce.

In spite of her father's fortune, Jolie's upbringing was far from privileged. Jolie moved around a lot as a kid, "from small apartments to even smaller ones." While Voight was the primary support of Jolie's family growing up, she said, "We were always conscious of money."

Jolie's mother passed away in 2007. Months after her death, People reported that her will claimed Voight still owed her $180,000 in spousal support, although a friend of the actor told the outlet that he "was very generous to her."

She began to build her fortune as a child

While Angelina Jolie wasn't a child star, she did start off her career quite young with a small part in one of her dad's movies, "Lookin' to Get Out," when she was just 6 years old, as noted by HuffPost. Per Biography, she enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute as a teenager. She also started modeling as a kid after being encouraged by her mother, although she wasn't very successful. ”I tried modeling when I was 14 and failed miserably,” she told The New York Times, adding that it took a toll on her self-image. "I was told I had all these problems I needed to fix ... I felt terrible," she said.

Jolie graduated from high school at 16 and, four years later, landed her big break in the 1995 film "Hackers." By the age of 24, she was an Oscar winner, getting the award for her role in "Girl, Interrupted," and her career has been unstoppable ever since.

Her biggest paycheck was from the Maleficent movie

While we know her net worth is about $120 million, just how much does Angelina Jolie make from her acting projects? Well, the actress' yearly salary is around $20 million, according to Celeb Worth. She earns a huge amount for her film roles. Jolie earned nearly $20 million for her "Lara Croft” movies (making $7 million for the first one and $12 million for her work in the sequel) and $10 million apiece for "The Good Shepherd" and "A Mighty Heart." Then she gained $15 million for "Wanted," $19 million for "The Tourist," and $20 million for "Salt" (via Celebrity Net Worth). Jolie earned another $20 million for her starring role in "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," which is about her average salary, but it was the first "Maleficent" in 2014 that brought Jolie her biggest paycheck to date: $33 million (via Celeb Answers).

She hasn't asked for spousal support from her ex-husbands

Angelina Jolie has been married and divorced three times. Her first divorce, to fellow actor Jonny Lee Miller, was finalized in 1999, per the Mirror. The two separated after just one year of marriage, and the split seems to have been amicable enough with no drawn-out divorce proceedings. The two remain friends today. 

Her divorce from her second husband, Billy Bob Thornton, also went smoothly. While the terms of her divorce from Miller aren't public, The Smoking Gun published court documents from her 2003 divorce from Thornton, which show that she would not receive alimony from her ex-husband. Again, Jolie remained on good terms with her ex, with HuffPost noting that she and Thornton are still friends. 

Jolie ended her two-year marriage to Brad Pitt in 2016, as noted by TMZ. According to the outlet, Jolie once again declined to seek spousal support from her ex-husband, although that didn't stop the divorce proceedings from becoming decidedly messy. 

She went to court over child support

While Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt split up in 2016, the divorce wasn't an amicable one, and, as of this writing, the former couple hasn't reached a settlement yet. A judge ruled that they were legally single in 2019, reported the Associated Press, but the details of the divorce are still being ironed out.

In 2018, Jolie went to court claiming that Pitt owed her child support for their six kids. Pitt, meanwhile, claimed he had not only paid a substantial amount in child support, but that he had also loaned his ex $8 million to buy a house. Jolie's lawyer, Samantha Bley DeJean, told People in a statement that, since the divorce, Jolie had been paying for most of their children's needs.

At the time, the two actors had been fighting over custody of their children. Three years later, Pitt was awarded joint custody, although the 50-50 custody arrangement was later revoked, per Newsweek.

She co-owned a wine brand with Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's divorce proceedings have taken so long, in part, because of all of the things they own together. Per Celebrity Net Worth, one of the hang-ups was Chateau Miraval, a $67 million castle and vineyard in France the couple purchased in 2008. Far from being just a vacation destination — and the location of their 2014 wedding — the residence was also the home of their wine brand. In the years after their split, they continued to run the company together, selling a variety of wines, including a champagne they launched in October 2020.

A year later, Jolie sold her 50% stake in the company, after being blocked from doing so by courts for years as the divorce was ongoing. As noted by the Wall Street Journal, Jolie was finally able to get the ban on selling removed after petitioning to have it lifted so as not to be a "disregarded business partner with her ex-husband."

While the amount of money Jolie got from the sale wasn't disclosed, People reported that the combined value of the estate and the winery is $164 million, so it's safe to say that Jolie made a pretty penny.

She has owned properties all around the world

In 2007, Angelina Jolie and her then-partner Brad Pitt purchased a stunning French Quarter mansion in New Orleans for $3.5 million. The home had five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, over 7,000 square feet, and a separate guest house. However, they agreed to sell it for $4.9 million during their divorce in 2016, per Velvet Ropes.

As previously mentioned, Jolie and Pitt also spent $67 million on a 35-room estate in Correns, France. The 1,200-acre property had an award-winning vineyard, a private lake, and a moat. 

As of June 2017, Jolie and her family's primary residence was a $24.5 million, two-acre Los Feliz home. The Los Angeles property features six bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, incredible views of the ocean, a pool, a 1920s Old Hollywood aesthetic, and a beautiful outside space, according to Velvet Ropes. While Jolie purchased her new family home in Los Feliz in 2017, she and Pitt previously lived in the same Los Angeles neighborhood. That property, which used to be Pitt's in the 1990s, had six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a tennis court, a lot of play areas for the kids, a pool, skate park, and everything you could honestly imagine for a large family (via Velvet Ropes).

Angelina Jolie has made millions from endorsements

Angelina Jolie has made a fortune from her film career, but movies are not the only projects that have contributed to her stunning net worth. Jolie's incredibly successful acting career has turned her into a household name, which means that brands are willing to fork over quite a lot of money for her to endorse them. Jolie has made a fortune by lending her face and her name to some high quality products. According to Luxury Launches, Jolie's brand endorsements are among the most lucrative in Tinseltown and include a $10 million Louis Vuitton campaign in 2011 and a $12 million deal with St. John, a company that sells luxury knitwear. 

Jolie's brand endorsements don't end there, though. Per Startup Talky, other high-profile brands that Jolie has given her seal of approval to — and received a hefty paycheck for — include MAC Cosmetics and Mon Guerlain.

She has her own production company

Angelina Jolie isn't just a talented actress — she's also a director, screenwriter, and producer. Her directing credits include "A Place in Time," "Unbroken," "In the Land of Blood and Honey," "By the Sea," and "First They Killed My Father," which was also co-written by Jolie and produced through Jolie's very own production company, Jolie Pas. (She's also directed a Coldplay video, too!)

Jolie Pas Productions LLC was first registered back in 2003. Its listed agent is not Jolie, though. Instead, the listed agent of the company is Terry Bird, who The Hollywood Reporter named on its list of "power business managers" in 2012. Bird has worked with the likes of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" star Matthew Broderick and The Rolling Stones, so you know that Jolie's company is in good hands.

Other films Jolie Pas has produced include "The One and Only Ivan" and the animated film "The Breadwinner."

She joined the MCU in 2021

Angelina Jolie has earned some massive paychecks over the course of her acting career, but her role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is poised to make her even wealthier. Per Statista, the MCU is the most lucrative film franchise in the world, and it can afford to pay its stars a lot of money. While we don't know how much Jolie made from "Eternals," her debut MCU film, Forbes reported that the budget for the film was a whopping $200 million.

Jolie probably got a sizeable chunk of money from the MCU film. According to the outlet, she made $35.5 million in 2020, with her "biggest paycheck" coming from the action flick. Should she reprise the role in future MCU films, she's bound to earn even more. Per Forbes, MCU actors can make millions per film, with stars like Scarlett Johansson commanding a salary "in the neighborhood of $15 million" per film.