Jennifer Aniston is an established actress who has enjoyed successful careers in both film and television. She has also worked in film production and is a businessperson. Another reason that Jennifer Aniston is well-known is because of her famous family members and her high-profile relationships. It is estimated that this successful woman now has a personal net worth of $150 million. So, how did Jennifer Anniston become so rich?
Aniston was born in Sherman Oaks, California, on February 11, 1969. Her mother is actress Nancy Dow and her father is John Aniston, so she was raised in a theatrical household. However, as a child, she was discouraged from watching television and didn’t have an interest in acting until she was eleven and her parents had separated. Aniston went on to attend the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in Manhattan.
Jennifer Aniston began her acting career in 1988 and had limited success in the early years, appearing only in off-Broadway productions. She got her break in 1990 when she was cast in the series ‘Molloy’ and then ‘Ferris Bueller’. The latter was the television adaptation of the film ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’.
The early television shows in which she appeared were not successful and she briefly considered giving up her acting career. However, things took a turn for the better in 1994 when she was cast as Rachel Greene in ‘Friends’. This sitcom launched her to international fame and was the start of her financial success. For the last two series of the sitcom, she and her co-stars were receiving a salary of $1 million per episode. This made her one of the highest paid actresses of all time.
While working on ‘Friends’, which aired until 2004, Aniston also relaunched her film career. Some of the films in which she starred in the late 1990s included ‘She’s the One’, ‘Dream for an Insomniac’, ‘Picture Perfect’, ‘Office Space’, and ‘The Object of My Affection’. Following the turn of the Millennium, she starred in films including ‘Bruce Almighty’, and ‘Along Came Polly’.
When ‘Friends’ ended in 2004, Jennifer Aniston focused more on her film career and has starred in many films since. This is how she has gradually accrued a net worth of $150 million. Most recently, she is playing the roles of Rosie Dickson in the upcoming 2018 film ‘Dumplin’’ and is set to star in the 2019 film ‘Murder Mystery’.
However, starring in films is not the only way in which Aniston has made her money. She has also switched to the other side of the camera and worked as a film producer and has also tried her hand at directing. Some of the films she has produced include ‘Life of Crime’, ‘Cake’, and ‘The Yellow Birds’.
In her business ventures, Jennifer Aniston has predominantly focused on the hair and cosmetics industries. She launched her own hair care range called ‘Living Proof’ which she sold to Unilever in 2016. In a contract with Elizabeth Arden, Inc., she has also produced a range of perfumes. The first of these was called ‘Jennifer Aniston’ and was launched in 2010. She has since then launched a further five perfumes, called ‘J.’, ‘Near Dusk’, ‘Beachscape’, ‘Luxe’, and ‘Chapter One’.
She has also appeared in many commercials for hair and beauty products. Furthermore, Aniston has been the spokesperson and face of Emirates Airline since 2015 in a deal reportedly worth $5 million. Her other work has included music videos and commercials for both Heineken and Microsoft.
In her personal life, Jennifer has been married twice. Her first husband was actor Brad Pitt. To whom she was married from 2000 to 2005. Their separation sparked speculation that Pitt was unfaithful with his co-star Angelina Jolie, who he later married. Aniston was then in a relationship with Justin Theroux from 2011. They married in 2015 but divorced just two years later.
Aniston is now single but remains living in her luxurious Bel Air residence in California. She is continuing to work as an actress in films and demands a high fee to appear. Therefore, it is likely that her estimated net worth of $150 million will continue to grow as she remains an in-demand actress for blockbuster movies. She also continues to take on other business ventures that contribute to her wealth.