Charlize Theron Net Worth $120 million
Charlize Theron salary $10,000,000
Charlize Theron Net Worth: How rich is Charlize Theron? & How much money is Charlize Theron worth? Time to find out!
Charlize Theron is a South African/American actress and producer and her current net worth is $120 million.
Born in Benoni, South Africa, she grew up with a violent, alcoholic father. Her mother shot and killed him in self-defense.
Although she is fluent in English, her first language is Afrikaans.
Charlize started out as a model after winning a one-year modelling contract in a local competition. She moved with her mother to Milan, Italy and spent a year modelling throughout Europe. They both moved to the US where Charlize attended the Joffrey Ballet School in New York. A knee injury closed her dancing career.
How did Charlize get famous?
At 19 she flew to Los Angeles on a one-way ticket to work in the film industry where an agent discovered her. Her first speaking role was a supporting but important one in 2 Days in the Valley in 1996. Followed by this was her breakout role in The Devil’s Advocate alongside Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino.
She appeared on the cover of Playboy in 1999 with photos taken when she was an unknown model. She unsuccessfully sued the magazine for publishing the photos.
After briefly being considered the new “it girl”, she starred in the crime drama Monster, a critically acclaimed movie. She won The Academy Award for Best Actress, the Screen Actors Guild Award and the Golden Globe Award for her role.
How does Charlize make money?
The Hollywood Reporter put her on their Highest Paid Actresses in Hollywood list for earning $10 million, on the seventh place. In 2005 she was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Emmy.
In 2007 she became a U.S. citizen while keeping her South African citizenship. She founded her own production company Denver and Delilah Productions.
After numerous nominations she took a two-year hiatus, only to return in 2011 with Young Adult. She received more nominations including another Golden Globe nomination for this critically acclaimed movie.
Charlize worked with famous directors Ridley Scott and George Miller in box office successes, Prometheus and Mad Max Fury Road.
In 2016 she reprised her role as Queen Ravenna in The Huntsman: Winter’s War for which she received $10 million. That year, Time named her in the annual Time 100 most influential people list.
She is a UN Messenger of Peace and is working to support African youth in the fight against HIV/AIDS. She’s involved in women’s rights organizations and she’s an animal rights activist.