Margot Elise Robbie, a gorgeous actress and film producer, has managed to make a name for herself in the movie industry. Winning 5 Bafta awards, and receiving nominations for two academy awards is no mean feat. What’s more, income from her works have built her an enviable wealth base, as her current net worth is approximated to be $22 Million. So, how exactly did Margot Robbie manage to achieve this? Keep reading to find out.
Robbie was born on 2nd July 1990 in Dalby, Queensland, and grew up in the Gold Coast hinterland. Her Dad, Doug Robbie is a former farm owner while her mother, Sarrie Kessler, is a physiotherapist. However, she mostly grew up with her mother as her parents had separated. Financially, her family was not well up hence Robbie was forced to chip in to make ends meet. At only 16, she juggled between three jobs, that is, she worked at a bar, at Subway, and also cleaned houses. It was also during this time that she decided to pursue her passion for acting by enrolling for drama classes and also graduated at Somerset College. According to Wikipedia, at 17, Robbie took a leap of faith by moving to Melbourne to fully pursue career in acting.
How Robbie made Her Wealth
Below are the ventures that have helped her achieve her millionaire status;
1. Acting Career
Professionally, Robbie began acting in 2007. Then, she was featured in movies including ICU and Vigilante. She solely managed to land the lead role in I.C.U after impressing the director during auditions. Robbie also took part in commercials and was featured as a guest in movies such as Elephant Princess and City Homicide. In 2018, she landed a role Donna Freedman in Neighbour’s (1985). Due to her excellent portrayal of the character, she received two Logie awards. In 2010, she left the show for Hollywood where she was taken in the series Pan Am (2011) as Laura Cameron. However, the series ended soon after.
Robbie's breakthrough came about when she landed a part in About Time (2013) and also in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) where alongside, Leonardo Di Caprio, she gave life to the character Naomi Lapaglia. The Wolf of the Wall Street not only became popular but also a commercial success with a worldwide gross of over $392 Million, therefore, becoming Scorsese's highest-grossing film. For her role, she got several nominations including that of a Breakthrough Performance MTV Movie Award. In 2015, she got the opportunity to work alongside Will Smith in the film Focus. Though the movie received mixed reviews her role as grifter was praised. Within the same year, she was featured in another film adaptation of Z for Zachariah where she played the leading role of Ann Burden. Also in 2015, she was featured in Suite Francais and The Big Short.
In 2016, she landed roles in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot as Tanya Vanderpoel, The Legend of Tarzan as Jane Porter, and Suicide Squad as Dr. Harleen Quinzel. In 2017 she took part in Goodbye Christopher Robin as Daphne, and I, Tonya as Tonya Harding. In 2018, she acted in Peter Rabbit as Flopsy Rabbit (voice), Flopsy Turvy as Flopsy Rabbit (voice), Terminal as Annie, Slaughterhouse Rulez as Audrey, and Mary Queen of Scots as Queen Elizabeth 1.
In 2019 she acted in Dreamland as Allison, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as Sharon, and Bombshell as Kayla. During this year she has been featured in movies including Promising Young Woman and Birds of Prey. In 2021 she is expected to appear in Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway as Flopsy Rabbit (voice) and The Suicide Squad as Dr. Harleen Quinzel. Following her status and the many roles she has played, her vast wealth does not come as a surprise. in 2019, Time Magazine listed her among the world’s highest-paid actresses.
2. Production Company – Lucky Chap Entertainment
According to Variety, Robbie founded Lucky Chap Entertainment, in 2014, alongside Tom Ackerley, Josey McNamara, and Sophia Kerr. The company deals with the development and production of films. It has successfully produced films including I, Tonya, Terminal, Dream Land, and Birds of Prey. Its upcoming films include Promising Young Woman, Barbie and a reboot of Tank Girl. A remarkable achievement experienced by the company was when I,Tonya won an academy award and got nominated for three. Considering the success of the company, and being among its co-founders, directors and producers Robbie has sure made some good money out of it.
3. Tattoo Shop - Harley’s Tattoo Parlour
While filming the movie Suicide Squad (2016), Robbie came up with the idea to open a tattoo parlour. This was after she and her cast members needed to tattoo the name ‘SKWAD’. Her first customers were her director, members of the crew, and fellow cast members. Though she may have not earned much from the parlour, it is still a worthy mention when talking about her wealth.
4. Endorsement Deals
Robbie’s good looks have worked to her advantage as she has received several fashion and endorsement deals, been featured on commercials, and also on magazine covers. Just to mention a few of the lucrative deals she's landed;
- In 2016, Calvin Klein selected her to help promote their fragrance Deep Euphoria.
- After being named the new bombshell of Hollywood, Robbie got featured on Harper’s Bazaar.
- She has worked as a brand ambassador for the luxury watch brand Richard Mille.
- She has helped promote creations from brands such as Nissan, CHAOS, Saint Laurent, and Gucci.
Robbie can simply be described as beautiful, talented, skilled, and a savvy business lady. The money she has attained from acting in various films and her endorsement deals have greatly contributed to her immense wealth. Furthermore, Robbie was smart enough to use her income and start a production company which has boosted her net worth. According to Luxatic, the growth in her wealth has taken an interesting curve. In 2012 she was worth $4.1 Million, In 2015, she was at $7.2 Million and now the figure has sprung to a cool $22 Million. Considering she is only 30 years of age, and still active in the acting scene, this figure is bound to even go higher.
Written by Allen Lee
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