How much is Jennifer Lawrence worth?
|Net Worth:||$150 Million|
|Date of Birth:||August 15, 1990 (age 32)|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)|
About Jennifer Lawrence
She made her mark as a “Best Actress” Academy Award nominee for Winter’s Bone and soon after landed a role that would change her career and make her a big star, in the The Hunger Games. Jennifer Lawrence had already gained early fame from her role on The Bill Engvall Show, but it was her lead roles in The Hunger Games films and in the critically acclaimed film, Winter’s Bone (2010), that earned the young actress serious attention for her talent.
Jennifer knew from a young age that acting was something she wanted to pursue. Growing up Jennifer was plagued by social anxiety and hyperactivity, and was considered a misfit among her peers. However, she found that she didn’t get anxious when performing, and that acting made her feel accomplished. She took part in church plays and school musicals, even performing for her father by dressing up as a ballerina and a clown.
On a family vacation to New York City when she was fourteen years old, Jennifer was scouted on the street. The talent scout arranged for her to audition and, though her mother protested, her family briefly moved to New York so that she could read for film and TV roles.
She signed with an agency called CESD Talent Agency, the agency convinced Jennifer’s mother and father to let her audition for roles in Los Angeles, California. Despite her mother’s insistence that she should pursue a career in modeling, she stayed intent on an acting career. Jennifer turned down several offers for assignments in modeling, and also dropped out of school, as acting was her first priority.
She made her film debut in Garden Party, a dramatic 2008 film. She then starred in several other films, including the 2010 film Winter’s Bone, for which she was critically acclaimed and won awards. However, Jennifer wasn’t launched into fame until the years following. In 2011, Jennifer appeared as Raven in X-Men: First Class, which was a prequel to the widely known X-Men film series.
“For ‘X-Men’ I was lifting a lot of weights. I actually lost a lot of mass when I quit ‘X-Men’ because I was working out so much and very muscular and strong,” she has said. While she only earned a small sum of around $500,000 for her involvement she has since earned over $20 million dollars having appeared in four X-Men films. She was paid $8 million dollars for 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse, and an estimated $10 million for 2019’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix, as well as $3 million for 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Jennifer gathered plenty of attention for her role in the superhero franchise, but her performance in the film adaptation of the book The Hunger Games, a year later in 2012, was what launched her into international stardom. The book series had a massive following, and many flocked to the movie theater to see the film adaptation.
Through her single minded determination in her youth to succeed in the film industry, Jennifer Lawrence did just that. Her incredible performances and recurring portrayal of a strong female lead have catapulted her into international renown, and she continues to be one of the most influential actresses in the world.
Her reputation as a versatile actress who excels in roles that are both dramatic and comedic has made her one of the most in-demand actresses in Hollywood. She demonstrated that she could carry a Sci-fi/Action franchise with The Hunger Games, while simultaneously appearing in comedy roles like Rosalyn Rosenfeld in American Hustle (2013).
Unlike many other actresses and celebrities in the film industry, Jennifer Lawrence’s sizable fortune does not rely heavily on endorsements or brand deals. Her earnings come almost exclusively from her acting career, with just a single brand deal. She has partnered with the French company Dior, appearing in several of their advertisements. She has appeared in their campaigns for both perfume and fashion.
Lawrence’s Total Net Worth
While Jennifer Lawrence has only appeared in around 25 films, almost every one of them has counted. The actress has won many awards for her performances in those movies, movies that have grossed $6 billion dollars in total box office earnings.
The film, The Hunger Games, which stayed true to the book of the same name, grossed an incredible $694.3 million dollars at the box office. Her exceptional performance is still considered one of her most notable. It was soon followed up with 4 more films with a total box office gross of $2.97 billion. Lawrence earned an estimated $75 million dollars from the franchise, after earning only $500,000 from the first film.
Aside from being known for her incredible acting skills, she is also known for her charming and humorous personality. Throughout her acting career she has become internationally known and earned a large fortune. Overall it is estimated that from her work in film, combined with her few TV series appearances and all of the appearances that she has made as herself, including in advertising, like her lucrative deal with Dior, she has had career earnings of $250 million dollars.
Of that amount, $17-28 million is expected to have been paid in business related costs. The remainder, $227.5 million, will have been taxed at around 49% as Lawrence has been residing in the state of California in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. After tax, it is estimated that her career earnings are at around $116.02 million dollars, having paid $111.48 million in taxes.
Way back in 2010, after Lawrence had just finished featuring in 31 episodes of the The Bill Engvall Show. She was offered a salary of $3,000 per week for the role of Ree in Winter’s Bone. It wasn’t much but it was the start of great things for Lawrence as she was soon appearing in X-Men: First Class just a year later. Then in 2012 she made her biggest appearance yet, as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games.
While she was only paid $500,000 for her role in The Hunger Games, she was also promised up to a total of $1 million based on the success of the movie. The film was so successful that it marked the beginning of The Hunger Games franchise (5 films) that earned global box office revenues of $2.970 billion, as well as an estimated $75 million for Lawrence.
She soon joined the $20 Million Dollar club when she was paid that amount for her role as Aurora Lane in the 2016 film, Passengers. She was paid $10 million for Mother!, $15 million for Red Sparrow and $25 million for Don’t Look Up; just one step down from Leonardo DiCaprio who was paid $30 million.
Jennifer Lawrence married Cooke Maroney in 2019 and they have one child together. Her homelife has seemed stable despite going through a monumental rise to worldwide fame like very few have ever experienced in history. Lawrence identifies as a feminist and advocates for women’s reproductive rights, it is very unlikely that she has done much overspending, if at all. In fact, since 2014, she has been busying herself in the venture of buying up luxury properties in L.A. and New York.
Properties like the $8.23 million dollar mansion that she purchased in Beverly Hills. The same 5,500 square-foot mansion that has had other high profile celebrity owners, like Ellen DeGeneres and Jessica Simpson. Not to mention, the $15.6 million dollar penthouse property that she bought in Upper West Side of New York City. Then there was the $9 million dollar property that she purchased in Tribeca, New York. As well as an incredibly $22 million dollar purchase of a 5,000 square-foot apartment property in NYC’s West Village.
While some of her real estate deals have not gone her way, like when she sold the Upper West Side penthouse at a $5.7 million dollar loss. It is expected for new investors to take some losses early on in their investment careers. Her overall real estate portfolio is certainly still in the positive, she leases the properties out after all, and property prices have been on the rise.
It is likely that Lawrence has also invested some of her earnings into securities, like stocks, bonds, precious metals and so on. It is common for actresses like Jennifer who have busy work schedules to invest in a diversified portfolio of assets, sometimes through a management company, which will have appreciated substantially since the years that she likely began to invest.
In her personal life Lawrence has likely spent $5-6 million dollars of her career earnings but also probably possesses assets valued at around $2-3 million, not including investment assets. In her investments, she may have earned investment returns of $34-45 million dollars. Therefore, it is estimated that Jennifer Lawrence has a net worth of over $150 million dollars.
Jennifer’s success in the film industry can be attributed to her determination, as well as her sheer talent. Though she was gifted in performance and theater from a young age, it was her single mindedness in pursuing and achieving a career in the film industry that truly made her succeed. Her career was her first priority, and she quickly rose to prominence in the industry. Her talent as an actress, above all else, has allowed her to remain one of the highest paid actresses in the world.
Jennifer Lawrence was nothing more than a teenager with a knack for performance when she was scouted in New York City, but she quickly turned her talents into an explosive career. Through determination, she rose in the film industry like almost no one else. Today, she is one of the highest paid and best known actresses in the world, and will likely continue to captivate audiences around the world with her endless talent.