Jennifer Lawrence can be called one of the most successful actresses on the entire planet without exaggeration. After all, her movies have earned more than $5.5 billion so far, which is even more impressive because she is still in her late 20s. As a result, it should come as no surprise to learn that Lawrence earns a fair amount for her acting, which makes up the bulk of her estimated $110 million net worth.
How Did Jennifer Lawrence Reach Her Current Net Worth?
For those who are unfamiliar, Lawrence was spotted by a talent scout in New York City when she was still at the age of 14. Initially, her parents were less than enthusiastic about her pursuing an acting career, but in the time, they relented enough to let her read for roles. Eventually, Lawrence headed to Los Angeles for the purpose of pursuing an acting career, leaving her high school education unfinished.
Lawrence's initial roles were not particularly important. However, she was nonetheless getting roles on a regular basis, with the result that her profile continued to rise higher and higher. Eventually, Lawrence got her breakthrough role on a 2010 movie called Winter's Bone, which was based on a 2006 book called by the same name. In it, Lawrence played a teenage girl named Ree Dolly, who must find her missing father because her family's home was part of his bail bond. On the whole, Winter's Bone was a critical success as well as a commercial success, as shown by the fact that it managed to earn more than $16 million on a $2 million production budget. From that point on, Lawrence's acting career was set.
Following Winter's Bone, Lawrence played parts in a number of other movies. One example was Like Crazy, while another example was The Beaver. However, the most notable movie was X-Men: First Class, which saw Lawrence playing the rather challenging part of a young Mystique. In part, this was because playing Mystique required her to put on eight-hour makeup. However, it should also be noted that Lawrence felt some intimidation with the role because she respected Rebecca Romijn, who was the last person to play it. Regardless, X-Men: First Class proved to be a huge success, not least because Lawrence played her role well.
With that said, Lawrence's star rose even higher when she played the part of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games as well as its follow-ups. In total, The Hunger Games earned more than $690 million at the box office, which in turn, made Lawrence the most successful action heroine to have emerged so far. Combined with the proceeds from the other Hunger Games movies, it is clear that these movies were what established Lawrence's status as a star beyond even the shadow of a doubt.
Since that time, Lawrence has continued moving from success to success on the movie screen. As a result, she has been the most-paid actress in the entire world in not just 2015 but also 2016. Either one of these accomplishments would have been impressive on their own, but combined, they became that much more so. In one year, she earned $52 million, while in the next year, she earned $46 million. For that matter, it should be mentioned that Lawrence didn't exactly see much of a pay cut in 2017, seeing as how she earned $24 million in that year as well. Summed up, it is clear that most of Lawrence's net worth has been built up through her earnings from her acting roles, though it seems probable that some of it might have come from the usual sources for a particularly successful actress as well.
In Hollywood, actresses tend to hit the peak of their earning potential sooner than their male counterparts, both because of a lack of roles and because of a lack of well-paid roles for older actresses. However, Lawrence is far from the point when that would become a concern. Never mind the fact that no one can predict the future with perfect accuracy, meaning that no one can say with certainty that current trends will continue to hold true that far into the future. As a result, it seems safe to say that Lawrence's net worth will continue to increase at a remarkable pace, particularly since it can seem as though she is just getting started when it comes to her acting career.
Written by Garrett Parker
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