How much is Uma Thurman worth?
|Net Worth:||$50 Million
|Date of Birth:||April 29, 1970|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Uma Thurman
Uma Thurman is a model and actress who reached worldwide fame after starring in the Tarantino cult classic, Pulp Fiction. After taking Hollywood by storm and continuing to work with some of the industry’s best directors, the actress was able to demand $12.5 million per movie by the mid 2000s. Besides acting in huge blockbuster movies, Thurman has made her millions from endorsing brands, and she even became the ambassador for the French fashion house, French Connection. In her modelling career, Thurman saw success at a young age thanks to her natural beauty, and she quickly became a cover model for Glamor and British Vogue, Besides Pulp Fiction, Thurman’s most famous movies include Be Cool, Batman & Robin, and Kill Bill.
As of 2020, Uma Thurman has a net worth of $50 million dollars.
How Did Uma Thurman Get So Rich?
By the mid 2000s, after the success of Kill Bill, which made her an in-demand actress once more, Thurman was able to demand upwards of $12.5 million per movie. In 2005, she starred in three movies, Be Cool with John Travolta, Prime with Meryl Streep, and a remake of the classic Broadway comedy, The Producers. Though all three of those films did moderately well in the box office and only had a lukewarm reception from critics and audiences, it didn’t matter to Thurman, as she made at least $12.5 million per movie, meaning that in 2005 alone, she banked more than $37.5 million.
Her biggest pay day ever came the following year, when the actress starred alongside Luke Wilson in My Super Ex-Girlfriend, and she made an unbelievable $14 million. But the film again didn’t do well amongst critics, and this time it was a commercial failure, making only $61 million globally. It started to seem like the less successful the film was, the more Thurman’s pay check would be.
Why Is She So Famous?
Thurman started her career at the young age of 15, and it didn’t take her long to catch the eyes of higher-ups at some of the most important magazines in the fashion industry. The model featured in Glamor when she was 15, and at the age of 16, she was already a cover girl for the British version of Vogue. But it wasn’t long until she set her sights on acting, putting her modelling career on somewhat of a hiatus.
In 1994, Thurman scored the role of a lifetime when she was cast in the Quentin Tarantino cult classic, Pulp Fiction. In the movie, Thurman played Mia Wallace, a bored mob wife who overdoses. With the film having a tiny budget of $5 million, as it was before Tarantino became the Hollywood titan that he currently is, the film made an unbelievable $213 million, which is an overwhelming success that only happens once every few years. It is often cited as one of the greatest films of all time and it is currently listed at number eight on IMDB as the greatest movie ever made. Not only that, but Thurman went from an unknown to the most sought after actress in Hollywood over night, and though she was in no way the lead in the movie, as it starred Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, and Bruce Willis, she is the only character who appears on the DVD cover.
Her next tent pole role is one that the actress would rather forget, as she played the villain Poison Ivy in Batman & Robin, which is known as one of the worst movies ever made, let alone the worst Batman movie to exist. In the movie, Poison Ivy attempts to seduce Batman with sparkly plant dust, and then gets eaten by a plant that looks like those that rise out of the pipes in Super Mario. However, the film still grossed $238 million worldwide and that is largely owed to Thurman’s performance, as she was praised by critics for embracing that madness of the movie.
Though the Batman movie set Thurman’s career back a little, the early 2000s brought a Thurman renaissance. Most notably, the actress joined forces with Tarantino a second time, as she played The Bride in the Kill Bill series. Though it was initially one movie, the studio decided to split it in to two as the film’s original cut was over four hours. The two movies together made a combined $330 million worldwide, and her yellow and black motorcycle outfit became just as iconic as the black wig she wore when playing Mia Wallace. Thurman is even credited as a writer in the movies, as according to Tarantino, the actress contributed just as much to the character as he did.
What Makes Uma So Successful?
Thurman first gained success for her natural beauty and physique, as there are multiple accolades to her name such as “one of the sexiest film stars in film history” by Empire, “one of the hundred sexiest women in the world” by FHM, and “on of the hottest women of the 21st Century” by GQ magazine. She scored these accolades on a yearly basis in the 2000s, but it wasn’t just the way she looked as to how she scored some of the best roles in cinema history.
Though she started in modelling, Thurman is a genuinely terrific actor and she was able to score the role that made her who she is, Mia Wallace, thanks to her tremendous acting. At the young age of just 24 and with little acting experience behind her, Thurman managed to hold her own against elite actors like Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson. For that role, she was nominated for Best Actress at The Academy Awards and The Golden Globes, and in 2006, Thurman was named a knight of the Ordre des Arts team des Lettres of France for her outstanding achievement in the field of art and literature.
Few actors have starred in one of the greatest movies of all time and one of the worst movies of all time, and even fewer actors have been just as well known for both. Thanks to her dedication to the roles she takes on, even the bad ones, Uma Thurman was able to earn her way to an estimated net worth of $40 million. Next month, the actress will be starring alongside Robert DeNiro in the family comedy The War with Grandpa, though it isn’t a new movie, as it was shelved for two years before it ever got a release date.