HOLLYWOOD—Do you know how many actors and actresses want to make it in Hollywood? The chances are quite slim. There is a lot of competition out here waiting for you. I certainly don’t want to crush anyone’s dream, but it’s extremely hard to make it. The truth of the matter is, if you don’t have an ‘in,’ which means it runs in the family. Meaning your father or mother was a famous actor or actress. The only other way is to be in the right place at the right time and let luck guide you because reality is nothing but a smack in the face when you meet it. So without discouraging anyone, let’s look at some of the rich and famous actresses that have made it in Hollywood:
Jessica Alba is quite successful with a net worth of an estimated $200 million, with her movies and a television series under her belt. When she became a mother, however, she became a co-founder of The Honest Company. The company is currently valued at around $1 billion and going to launch an IPO in the near future so her net worth just keeps on growing.
Actress Sandra Bullock has reached a point in her career where she gets to pick and choose the projects she wants. The film “Gravity,” with George Clooney, made well over $250 million and showed her ability to carry the movie when she was the only one on the screen. She was paid $56 million for one movie making her the highest paid actress in the world.
“Seinfeld” actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus has a net worth of an estimated $200 million on her own merit, through her acting career. She has won a Golden Globe and 5 Emmys during her career. Let’s keep in mind that she is the daughter of billionaire Gerard Louis-Dreyfus; so it is possible that her net worth may one day be higher when she receives her inheritance. Let’s see what happens, if she would leave her acting career to head Louis-Dreyfus Energy Services. The French global conglomerate company average annual gross sales in recent years have exceeded $120 billion.
Julia Roberts whose fee for 1990s “Pretty Woman,” was $300,000, according to published reports, has now an estimated net worth of $140 million. She gets $25 million per film and she has some of the highest returns of any actress in Hollywood. She also won an Oscar for her performance in “Erin Brockovich.” Her latest film “Mother’s Day,” will be hitting theaters on April 29. A film directed by Garry Marshall with intersecting stories with different moms colliding on Mother’s Day. The film stars Roberts, Kate Hudson, Britt Robertson and Jennifer Aniston.
Miss Aniston who is worth an estimated $150 million, is without a doubt one of the most recognized comedic actresses in Hollywood today. During the final seasons of the show “Friends,” she was making $1 million an episode making her one of the highest paid actresses in history. Jennifer continues to shine in Hollywood starring in movies that have become significant box office draws.
We certainly can’t forget about Angelina Jolie who is also worth an estimated $145 million, earning $19 million for her role in “Maleficent.” Miss Jolie is a dedicated activist, traveling the world speaking out on human rights issues.
Actress Cameron Diaz consistently pulls in the crowds, whether in her roles in “There’s Something About Mary,” to “The Other Woman.” She earned $19 million for her role in “The Other Woman.” Her net worth back in 2014 was $83 million.
One of the highest paid television actresses is Sophia Vergara, whose net worth is an estimated $85 million. She stars in the sitcom “Modern Family,” and gets a great deal of money from her endorsement deals which help her get to that $37 million a year mark.
Actress Drew Barrymore is the descendant of the Barrymore family, the granddaughter of film legend John Barrymore. She has come along way from her debut film “Altered States,” in 1980. Her estimated net worth is $125 million.
Actress Reese Witherspoon, has an estimated worth of $80 million and her debut film back in 1991 was “The Man in the Moon.” Her breakthrough role came as Elle Woods in the 2001 comedy “Legally Blonde.” In 2006, she won the Oscar for her role as June Carter Cash in the biopic “Walk The Line.”
Rose’s Scoop: Actress Melissa McCarthy, will star in the film “The Boss,” which will hit theaters on April 8. Her husband is actor Ben Falcone who wrote the screenplay along with Steve Mallory and Melissa McCarthy. He directed the film, as well. The funny, laugh-out-loud film portrays McCarthy as foul-mouthed felon Michelle Darnell, who goes from insider trading to leading a Brownie troop with the help of Claire (Kristen Bell) and her daughter (Ella Anderson).