How much is Jude Law worth?
|Net Worth:||$50 Million
|Date of Birth:||December 29, 1972|
|Country:||London, United Kingdom|
He’s our favorite tabloid regular we love to hate, but he stole our hearts in movies like Alfie, The Holiday and Sherlock Holmes.
Who Is Jude Law
A shining import from South London, Jude Law has made news for being a stunning playboy and recognized actor. From a successful career onstage to a constantly blossoming talent on camera, Jude has been charming the public eye since the late 1990s.
His first acting experience came in theater, He made his first television appearance in 1989 in a children’s TV film The Tailor of Gloucester, based on the Beatrix Potter book of the same name. He appeared in a soap opera entitled Families and also had minor roles in a number of other shows.
Jude is probably best known now as a film actor although he still does television work from time to time as well as theater performances.
English actor Jude Law has a net worth of about $50 million dollars, as of 2020.
Movie Star In The Making
Born David Jude Law in South London to Peter Law and Margaret Hayworth, Jude acted in his first play at the National Youth Music Theater in 1987. He eventually left school at 17 to be in the soap opera Families, and later found successes in the theater and in films.
While finding incredible success professionally in 1997, Law also married his first wife, British actress Sadie Frost, whom he met on the set of Shopping while she was still married to Gary Kemp. Despite the relationship’s dubious beginning, the couple wed in September of that year, following Law’s Tony nomination for Indiscretions, and a year after their son Rafferty was born.
In addition to Law’s growing family with Frost, he was getting bigger and better roles in Hollywood. Starting with Wilde in 1998, Law eventually played Billy Hansen in Clint Eastwood’s Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997) and then found the role that would catapult him into a star as Dickie Greenleaf in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999). The film earned him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nod.
Welcome To Hollywood
By 2000, Law was getting lauded roles in movies like A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001) and Cold Mountain (2003). With these roles though came extended periods of time spent away from his children and Frost, putting a massive strain on their marriage. The couple divorced in October 2003, with Frost blaming many of their problems on her post-natal depression.
Kiss And Tell
After ending his six-year marriage, Law met Sienna Miller on the 2003 set of Alfie and began a very public romance with the beauty. The pair became engaged on Christmas Day 2004, but Miller called the wedding off when the nanny for Law’s children, Daisy Wright, revealed she had been having an affair with him.
After starring in Guy Ritchie’s blockbuster Sherlock Holmes (2009), Law’s next foray into a relationship once again left his personal life plastered in the news. Model Samantha Burke, with whom Law had a fling while shooting Sherlock Holmes, gave birth to Law’s fourth child, Sophia, in 2009 and even sold the first photo to Hello! magazine for $300,000.
When roles in different Broadway plays brought Miller and Law to New York at the same time, rumors flew that the two had started dating again. While stories ran for months in British tabloids and on American blogs, Law and Miller didn’t come forward as a couple again until the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in May 2010. But the pair didn’t last and they called it quits again in early 2011.
Jude might not have the most savory personal track record, but luckily, he doesn’t let his extracurricular activities get in the way of his impressive acting résumé. And even with his womanizing reputation, this Brit is still a bona fide heartthrob, and has enough charm to keep the ladies and big shot directors, like Guy Ritchie, banging down his door.
How Did Jude Law Get So Rich?
Currently, Jude Law is though to be worth about $45 million. This has come from fees he has received from his many performances in movies, television and theater. He earned $10 million for his performance in Sleuth and $8 million for his appearance in Alfie, to name just two. He also appears in TV commercials, and they are big earners.
Why Is He So Famous?
Jude Law is famous because of his wide range of acting credits. From television and theater to movies, he is an accomplished and highly regarded actor. His early fame was boosted by his portrayal of Lord Alfred Douglas in the movie of Oscar Wilde’s life Wilde. Lord Alfred Douglas was Oscar Wilde’s young lover. Jude also appeared in the science-fiction film Gattaca and in the Clint Eastwood-directed film Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
In 1999, Jude appeared in the highly-rated film The Talented Mr Ripley starring with Matt Damon. His performance received high praise, and recognition in the form of a BAFTA award, plus nominations for a Golden Globe and an Oscar. Other important roles followed in the films Enemy at the Gates, A.I. Artificial Intelligence and Road to Perdition. In 2004 and 2007 Jude appeared in two remakes of films that had starred Michael Caine. One was Alfie and the other was Sleuth. He later appeared along with Johnny Depp and Colin Farrell in the Terry Gilliam film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, following this with a role alongside Forest Whitaker in Repo Men. One of Jude’s best known roles was in the Guy Ritchie film Sherlock Holmes, where he played Dr Watson opposite Robert Downey, Jr as Holmes. He reprised this role in 2011 in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.
In 2019 Jude joined the list of actors to appear in a Marvel film when he appeared in Captain Marvel as Yon-Rogg. The previous year he had portrayed Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
In 2015, Jude returned to television when he took on the role of the fictional Pope Pius XIII in the Sky Atlantic/HBO/Canal+ production The Young Pope. This was another role he reprised in a spin-off series in 2020 entitled The New Pope.
What Makes Him So Successful?
Jude Law is one of the hardest working actors in show business. He is successful because he is prepared to keep on working. His roster of films, TV programs and plays shows just how much work he has done over the almost 30 years of his career.
He says that the secret to success is to make sure you have learned the basics of whatever job it is you want to do. Without a solid grounding in the skills needed to do a job properly, then you are going to have to work even harder to catch up. Any fancy stuff can come later. All of that is built on a good, solid base. No-one can build on shifting sands.
Jude also is dismissive of failure although he does know what failure is! He believes that the fear of failure can paralyze some people, but only if they let it happen. Turn fear into ambition, and you will soon feel free to follow your dreams.
Jude also advises against letting worry take up space in your mind. People often worry about things that won’t happen, and this prevents them from succeeding. Worry is draining and saps your energy. Stop worrying and start achieving.
Jude Law is a great example to us all of how hard work can lead to success. He is a skillful actor who is well-trained in the basics needed to be a success in the profession. Dedication to his craft has brought him both popular success and wealth.