|June 9, 1981
|Israeli-Born American Actress,
Natalia Portman is an Israeli-born American actress. Her wealth is close to $60 million. Some would argue that she made most of her fortune playing second fiddle to guys in costumes. After all, her highest-grossing movies are Star Wars and Thor. But she is more than that. Natalie Portman’s earnings make her one of the top 50 richest actresses in Hollywood.
While she is far away from the top 10 highest-paid actresses, she might get another big break soon. She will appear in Thor: Love and Thunder in 2021. And if things go well, she might become one of the leading actresses in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Natalie Portman Money Details
Natalie Portman started her career in Leon: The Professional. She played Mathilda, a young girl taken by a professional assassin after the death of her family. She forms an unusual relationship with the assassin. The movie was a success, and it launched her career.
Her major breakthrough came in 1999 when she appeared in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. She portrayed Padme, a hopeful female leader. Her character was vital in the Star Wars Universe. Many Star Wars fans bashed the movie and its sequels. But the movie did make more than $1 billion at the box office.
Her acting career is her main source of income. Yet, she also makes money thanks to her music, directorial, and production career. In 2009, she collaborated on the album Incredibad. Her song featuring Chris Parnell sold 246,000 copies and earned her $265,000.
The Humble Beginnings
Natalie received a child modeling contract when she was 10 years old. She declined the Revlon agent gracefully. Portman wanted to focus on her acting career. You can say she made the right choice.
She released her first movie Leon: The Professional when she was just 12 years old. Her role as Mathilda earned her rave reviews. She also appeared in the short movie Development. In the next two years, she appeared in Heat, Beautiful Girls, Mars Attacks, and Everyone Says I Love You.
In 1997, she had her Broadway debut in The Diary of Anne Frank. But her major breakthrough came with the Star Wars prequels. She appeared in Phantom Menace in 1999, and the two following sequels.
She got her first Golden Globe nomination in 2000. She appeared in Anywhere But Here alongside Susan Sarandon.
The fun part is that Natalie’s bet movies are not her higher grossing movies. For example, her highest rated movie on IMDB is Closer, which is nowhere near her highest-grossing movie. She earned just $1 million for Closer. But that is her biggest strength. She can play second fiddle to a guy in a silly costume and earn millions in blockbuster Natalie Portman movies. And then show her serious and mature side in movies like Jackie and Black Swan.
Natalie has won an Oscar, and 90 other wins. She has more than 137 award nominations. She won an Oscar for best performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in Black Swan. Portman has Oscar nominations for Jackie (Leading Role) and Closer (Supporting Role).
She also won a Golden Globe for Black Swan and Closer. Her performance in Jackie and Anywhere But Here earned her a Golden Globes nomination.
Other awarded movies include V for Vendetta, Brothers, Beautiful Girls, and Star Wars.
Top 5 Highest Grossing Movies
Star Wars Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace
Before the new trilogy, the Phantom Menace was the highest-grossing Star Wars movie in the Saga. With a budget of just $115 million, the movie made little more than $1 billion at the box office. It is also the highest-grossing movie in Natalie Portman’s movie career.
The movie received a lot of negative reviews. Fans consider it the worst in the saga history. But that didn’t stop him from making as much as The Rise of Skywalker.
Star Wars Episode 3 – Revenge of the Sith
The last movie in the prequel trilogy made $848 million at the box office. And it had a similar budget as episode one, $113 million. Again, fans were negative about the movie. But it made a lot at the box office. Some might say Portman’s career suffered due to the portrayal of Padme, but she made a lot of money thanks to it.
Star Wars Episode 2 – Attack of the Clones
Many fans consider the prequel trilogy to be non-existent. But they were mega-blockbusters. For example, the second installment earned $649 million at the box office. And with a budget of just $120 million.
Thor: The Dark World
This was the second installment of Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Natalie was even a central figure in the movie. Her character, Jane Foster, was vital to the plot. The movie was still in the early phase of the MCU. Nowadays, MCU movies earn more than one billion dollars.
Thor: The Dark World made $644 million at the box office. The budget for the movie was $170 million.
This was Natalie’s first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She portrayed Jane Foster, an Earth love interest for Thor. The movie was one of the first in MCU’s Phase 1. You can say Natalie helped make the MCU as big as it is.
With a budget of $150 million, the movie made $450 at the box office.
Marvel movies now make more than $1 billion at the box office easily. Portman will be the central figure of the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder. You can expect her assets to go higher.
Endorsements and Instagram Earnings
Natalie Portman cash flow allows her to focus less on endorsement details. There are a few details on her sponsorship deals. We know that in 2010, she signed to be the face of Christian Dior perfumes. She said in 2009 that a cosmetic campaign is not her interest. But Christian Dior was too much to pass on. Portman is actively involved in ad campaigns for makeup and fragrances.
Like other celebrities, she also has an active user on Instagram. She has more than 6 million followers. That is enough to get her between $8,000 and $14,000 for a sponsored post.
Lifestyle and assets
With a multi-million dollar fortune, Natalie can allow a lavish lifestyle. She has two massive properties. Her main home is in Hollywood Hills.
When she wants to escape the hustle and noise of LA, she can go to Santa Barbara. She bought a 10-acre estate in Montecito. Her hideout home has four bedrooms, state of the art kitchen, and five luxurious bathrooms. She bought the place for $6.5 million.
Her collection of cars includes a gorgeous Mercedes S-class hybrid powered by a gas-electric powertrain. You can it is an average black limo.
But for her regular driving, she uses her Toyota Prius. Considered the greenest car on the planet, the Prius is a poster child for Hollywood celebrities. Julia Roberts, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Leonardo Di Caprio own one.
She and her husband also own and Lexus RX, Ford Escape, and Honda Civic.
Who is Natalie Portman’s husband? What is Natalie Portman’s age? She was born on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem. She is now 39 years old. Her birth name is Natalie Hershlag. She took the surname of her maternal grandparents when she was older.
When she was just three years old, her family moved to Washington. They relocated to Connecticut and then settled in New York.
Natalie obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Harvard in University in 2003. She also took graduate courses at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2004.
Natalie had several relationships with celebrities. The list of past lovers includes Hayden Christensen, Gael Garcia Bernal, Jake Gyllenhaal. But she also dated Jude Law, Nathan Rothschild, and others. But she is now married to Benjamin Millepied, a French dancer and choreographer. They met while filming Black Swan. The couple has two children, Aleph Portman-Millpied, and Amalia Millepied.