How much is Jami Gertz worth?
|Net Worth:||$2.6 Billion|
|Date of Birth:||October 28, 1965 (age 57)|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)|
About Jami Gertz
Jami Gertz is an American actress and one of the richest women in America. Her husband, Tony Ressler, co-founded the private equity firms Apollo Global Management in 1990 and Ares Management in 1997. Forbes magazine estimated his net worth at $5.2 billion dollars in July, 2022. Jami started her career by appearing as Patty in Endless Love which was also Tom Cruise‘s film debut. A year later, in 1982, she was cast in the role of Muffy Tepperman in the TV series, Square Pegs. She continued to appear in films and in TV series, including The Lost Boys and Less Than Zero, and in 1989 married her husband Tony Ressler.
Ressler’s firms are some of the biggest in the world, as of March 2022, Apollo Global had $512 billion of assets under management. While Ares had around $325 billion. The couple have three sons together, Oliver Jordan, Nicholas Simon and Theo Ressler. As the state of California is a community property state, that means that any assets gained in the course of a marriage are equally divided between the two in the case of a divorce.
While Jami has earned through her appearances as an actress, her net worth is attributed to her marriage and the divorce laws in the state of California. Growing up, Jami originally had planned on being a figure skater but caught the acting bug after being cast in a school production of The Wizard of Oz where she portrayed Dorothy Gale. As she began to develop her acting skills and appear in more plays, she was discovered while still in high school by scout talents belonging to Norman Lear.
Jami was considered for the role of Rachel Green in Friends, however it eventually went to Jennifer Aniston. While she was born in Chicago and graduated from Maine East High School in Park Ridge, Illinois in 1983. She relocated to California and was soon appearing in films with Tom Cruise and other actors who eventually became big stars. While Gertz never became a household name like Jennifer Aniston, she is known for her roles in films like Crossroads, Twister, and Sixteen Candles, and from appearances in television shows like Still Standing, The Neighbors, and Seinfeld.
Gertz’s Total Net Worth
Jami Gertz is not estimated to have earned a great deal during her film and television acting career, not considering her possible net worth. And not when compared to some of the actors and actresses who were her contemporaries. However it is likely that, considering she married a man like Tony Ressler in 1989, that much of her efforts were to support him and his work. In terms of her net worth today, 99% of it is (in this net worth calculation) considered from her equal rights to a split in assets as per the divorce default rules in the state of California. In her career, she may have earned around $30 million dollars.
Of that amount, $2-4 million is expected to have been paid in business related costs. The remainder, $27 million, will have been taxed at a rate of around 48% as Jami Gertz has been residing in the state of California and earned through some low tax years in the 2000s. After tax, it is estimated that her career earnings are at around $14.04 million dollars, having paid $12.96 million dollars in taxes.
Jami Gertz married Antony Ressler 1989 and they remain together three decades later. They have three children together and are considered a very stable, and powerful, couple in Los Angeles. In her personal life Jami may have spent $1-3 million dollars of her career earnings.
In her investments, together with her husband, they own the NBA team the Atlanta Hawks which was purchased for $850 million in 2015. They are also co-owners of the MLB team, the Milwaukee Brewers. What is more, Jami would be entitled to an equal split of the asset value that Antony has built during their marriage. Therefore, it is estimated that Jami Gertz has a net worth of around $2.6 billion dollars. However, that is just one interpretation.
Jami Gertz originally dreamed of being a figure skater but after being cast as Dorothy in a school production of The Wizard of Oz, that all began to change. She began dreaming of becoming an actress and risked it all traveling from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California to try and make her dreams come true. She was soon cast in roles and began to become rich from her work in film and in television series. However nothing could have prepared her for how rich she would eventually become. She met and married Antony Ressler in 1989, after which, he proceeded to become a multibillionaire in the span of less than three decades.