When you look at celebrities like actors and actresses, you can sort of trace their work and postulate how much money they have earned. But, at a certain point, a person’s work can be so extensive that it becomes difficult to put your fingers on what they may be worth. Fortunately, we have a number of sites and publications that will do all of that for us. I am not sure why people are so enamored with the worth of other individuals, but it is definitely a thing. Recent reports have Australian actor, Hugh Jackman sitting on a net worth of $150 million. Now, we all know that Hugh has had some big roles, but can his roles account for the amassing of such wealth?
Let’s take a look at how Jackman has been able to work his way toward multi-millionaire status. Without questions, Jackman’s most notable role has been as Wolverine in the X-Men saga. It is not clear how much the role of Wolverine has earned Jackman, but there are some who estimate it earned him as much as $100 million. Not all of that $100 million comes from what he was paid for the movies, but from promotional payments and payments for appearances.
With the role of Wolverine likely in his rearview forever — okay maybe not forever — this is Marvel, he will have to depend on his charismatic appeal and acting skills to land him other roles.
There are some X-Men fans who may not even be aware that Jackman has had a pretty amazing career outside of his role as Wolverine. He played alongside Halle Berry and John Travolta in Swordfish. That was a very successful movie. Swordfish was an opportunity for Hugh to show his range as an actor. He has also done a lot of acting in his native Australia.
Another thing that has led to the wealth building capacity of Hugh Jackman is the fact that he has also mastered the stage much in the same way that he has mastered the camera. With Movies Like Van Helsing, which were not only successful but created a cult following, Jackman has created quite the platform for him to literally pick and choose the projects that he wants to work on.
When looking at the numbers his $150 million net worth sits about right based on what his movies have generated over the years. It is reported that his movies have generated $6.28 billion to this point. You can imagine that he was paid quite handsomely for a great deal of those films. Not to mention the fact that his films doing so well at the box office gives him leverage to demand more money for new projects.
One of my favorite movie that is not talked about a lot but did well is The Greatest Showman. In The Greatest Showman, Jackman had the honor playing the role of the legendary P.T. Barnum
Jackman also has a purpose for a portion of what he earns. He has developed a reputation of being a very engaged philanthropist. He actually serves as the ambassador for World Vision, a Christian-based humanitarian organization that places emphasis on ended hunger around the world. There is also a strong focus on ending poverty and injustices. Jackman looks to prove that it is not our professions that make us special but the seizure of opportunities to make a difference in the world. This does not mean that Hugh does not splurge on himself. It is said that his home is 11,000 square feet — a condo that sits in Manhattan’s West Village. He and his wife also have a $5.9 million penthouse in Sydney.
Hugh Jackman has had an amazing career as an actor with work in film and on stage. His movies have grossed enormous amounts of money and he has reaped the financial benefits of his success. What is crazy is the fact that he is only 50 years old, meaning that he likely has a lot more time to expand his wealth if he so chooses. It is likely that he will focus more on his humanitarian efforts moving forward but he definitely has a few more blockbusters in him. He could easily end up with a net worth that exceeds $200 million. We simply have to sit back and watch — literally.