The American Singer, Writer and Actress, Gwyneth Paltrow’s net worth is $60 million. Gwyneth is not new to the American screens because apart from great achievements in the film industry, she has also won several awards including an Oscar for playing the part of Viola in Shakespeare in Love. Like most other celebrities, Paltrow had to work smart to be a superstar.
Her work got noticed after acting in films such as Seven in 1955 and Emma in 1996. Sevens was a psychological thriller in which Gwyneth acted alongside Brad Pitt. In Emma, she acted next to Jeremy Northam.
Other notable movies that brought her to the limelight include the romantic drama, Sliding Doors and A Perfect Murder. Both were released in 1998. Perhaps her greatest achievement as an actress was her role in Shakespeare in Love which was featured in 1998. Her great performance in the latter movie saw her win an Academy Award for Best Actress, Golden Globe Award as well as Screen Actors Guild Award.
Gwyneth has displayed great potential in supportive roles too. This was evident in the movies The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Royal Tenenbaums, Shallow Hai and Proof. These movies were acted in 1999, 2001, 2001 and 2005 respectively. For Proof, she was awarded a Golden Globe nomination for being the Best Actress for Motion Picture Drama.
Between 2002 and 2007, Gwyneth had a slowdown in acting. Rumors went round that she had been disoriented previously after choosing to star in movies that never won recognition. When asked why she took a break from acting, she said she wanted some time to be with her kids. On the other hand, when interviewed by a reporter from The Guardian, she said she was in the movies to get love and into filming to make money.
This however, did not stop her from taking a few roles in certain films. In 2004, she starred in Sky Captain and The World of Tomorrow. This was a science fiction film which she acted alongside Jude Law. In 2005, she was in another movie, Proof. Paltrow acted as the depressed girl whose dad was a brilliant mathematician. The movie had the same name as the one she had previously acted in 2002, but different plots.
In 2008, Gwyneth appeared in a high budget film titled Iron Man. To date, this is Paltrow’s highest grossing movie. It earned more than $585 million worldwide. Another movie that grossed a lot of money was The Avengers that brought in more than $i billion. At first, she says she was hesitant to be a part of it but was convinced by Robert Downey Jr. who was a lead role in the film.
Singing is Paltrow’s other passion. She appeared in Country Strong, a musical drama. She sang a track for it which was released on radio in 2010. Gwyneth performed another song for the movie, Coming Home. It was nominated as being the Best Original Song.
Gwyneth writes too, and this has contributed to her immense net worth. In 2008, she launched a lifestyle newsletter, Goop, a weekly magazine that encourages nourishment of the inner aspect of the person. Other books credited to her name include My Father’s Daughter: Delicious Easy Recipes, Celebrating Family and Togetherness and A Culinary Road Trip.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s House and Cars:
Gwyneth and her husband purchased a summer house for $5.4 million. The house has been featured in a number of entertainment magazines as beautiful with extraordinary décor for the few who have stepped into it. There are other homes in London and Manhattan. She also drives a Toyota Prius, an expensive car driven only by celebrities and the very rich.
Relationships & Family
Gwyneth Paltrow was born in Los Angeles, California in 1972 to Blythe Danner, an actress and producer Bruce Paltrow. She was raised in Santa Monica where she went to Crossroads School before joining Spence School. Spence was a girl’s school in New York. She briefly studied anthropology before dropping out to concentrate in acting.
Paltrow was engaged to Brad Pitt when she was just 24 in 1994. They called off the engagement and she is reported to have said nasty things about him. She also got engaged to Ben Affleck but this too was called off. In 2002 she met Chris Martin and they got married. They have two kids, a girl, Apple born in 2004, and a boy Moses born in 2006.
Paltrow has participated in many commercials and has amassed lots of wealth from them. She promotes perfumes and is also the face of Bean Pole International that is a Korean company.
Paltrow is involved in many charities and donates to them. In 2014, she was one of the guests for a Democratic fundraiser that was attended by Barak Obama, the US president.