Angelina Jolie didn’t raid tombs to amass her $100 million net worth, she just made sure she starred in as many great films as possible.
Jolie has been an actress since 1982, and since then she has raked in an impressive wealth. She’s one of the most famous actresses and humanitarians and had one of the most famous relationships in Hollywood (we miss Brangelina). But while her split from Brad Pitt made her stronger, it did hurt the bank account and made her a little less rich.
During their divorce battle, she claimed she needed more financial support from Pitt, saying she was running out of money.
So how does Jolie spend her millions? Luckily we don’t have to search for ancient tombs to find out. In fact, it might be as simple as looking to the skies to see what she breaks the bank for.
With Her Salary, It’s No Wonder She’s Worth A Hundred Million
Throughout her career, Jolie has often been one of the highest-paid actresses. She allegedly earns between $20 to $30 million for a single film. According to Celebrity Networth, between June 2019 and June 2020, Jolie earned $35 million.
Between 2001 and 2011, Jolie made more than her current worth. Since making $7 million for Lara Croft: Tomb Raider her salary has only climbed higher. On top of her 61 acting credits, she has 13 producing credits and six director credits for projects that she’s funded herself.
Jolie Lives In Luxury
Money is no object to Jolie. To put that into perspective, during her relationship with Pitt, the couple spent a whopping $322 million on a “superyacht,” and another $200,000 to decorate it.
Also during the Brangelina days, Jolie spent $1.6 million on a helicopter and flying lessons for Pitt, “just because.” But that’s not all she’s given Pitt.
In 2010, she planted a 200-year-old tree in his name on the grounds of their Chateau Miraval estate in France. The next year she purchased a diamond pendant worth hundreds of dollars that was engraved with a little love note. As a wedding gift, Jolie bought Pitt the typewriter that Ernest Hemingway used to write For Whom The Bell Tolls.
Speaking of flying contraptions, Jolie has her own private family jet. She paid $334,700 for a Cirrus SR22 and she flies it herself since she has a pilot’s license. It’s all thanks to her son, Maddox, who loves planes.
Along with everything else, Jolie and Pitt needed a house big enough to fit a family of eight. On top of the chateau in France (which cost $35 million), Pitt and Jolie owned or still owns properties in Los Angeles, New Orleans (cost $3.5 million, sold for $4.9 million), New York, Spain, and Italy (that one cost $41 million). Last year, Jolie bought film pioneer, Cecil B. DeMille’s home in L.A. for $24,500,000.
To decorate their many mansions Pitt and Jolie also invested millions in art and spent $2 million on various Banksy pieces.
A celebrity of her stature wouldn’t be anything without her wardrobe either. The dresses she wears on the red carpet can’t be cheap. The emerald jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz that she wore at the 2009 Oscars is collectively worth $3.5 million.
Oh, and she also (controversially) bought thousands of acres of land in Cambodia in 2015, to save the animals that lived there, and called it the Maddox Jolie Project because her son was adopted from the country.
And who doesn’t take personal relaxation days at the spa in Thailand?
Being A Humanitarian Is Expensive
Her work as a Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees takes her all over the world. In 2018 she traveled to Peru to talk to refugees. She’s also taken two of her daughters with her to a refugee camp in Zaatari in Jordan. Jolie had visited two times previously.
The humanitarian lifestyle is already rubbing off on her daughter, Zahara, who accompanied Jolie and the rest of the family on a New Years’ holiday to her native country of Ethiopia to meet the country’s president, Sahle-Work Zewde.
This year alone, during the beginning of the pandemic, Jolie donated $1 million to the organization called No Hungry Kid, which helps feed low-income children.
Feeding An Army
Jolie isn’t just known for being extremely generous in her gifts to her ex-husband. She’s always spoiled her six children too. Whether it’s through trips all over the world or expensive gifts, her children are truly blessed.
They once got to go to Go Kart World, where Jolie rented out the entire amusement park for a private party for Maddox’s 9th birthday. She also threw Zahara a $20,000 princess themed 10th birthday party.
For Pax’s 7th birthday, she flew the family to Paris and arranged for a hot air balloon to fly them around, followed by a boat ride. For Shiloh’s 11th birthday, the family took a trip to Disneyland.
The Jolie-Pitt children also get the best education as well. They paid $36,500 a year for Maddox to attend a French school in New York called Lycée Français de New York, and are now paying for his college which is only about $10,000 a year.
To care for all six children, the actress got nannies, which, at one point, was rumored to costing about $900,000 a year. There are also tutors, extracurricular activities, and bodyguards that also cost a couple hundred thousand too. Maddox has been getting private flying lessons since 2018.
Jolie is often seen shopping with her kids as well, from Target to higher-end shops. They once bought 30 books from one London book shop alone. And we can’t forget the small army of animals the kids have, including two disabled rabbits, snakes, lizards, and dogs. Jolie also reportedly spent $1,000 on Halloween costumes one year.
There’s also the hospital bills for a couple of Zahara’s surgeries this past year and Shiloh’s hip surgery.
So when you calculate all the outrageously expensive things with the normal necessities, it’s no wonder Jolie needs more money to live while also feeding her hunger for luxury. She’ll have to cool it though before her richest are gone like Nicholas Cage’s.