Hugh Jackman is an Australian actor who began his career from theatre and TV and later got his breakthrough with the X-Men film series.
In this article, we will cover the net worth of Hugh Jackman, early life and childhood, personal life, career and others. So, read the full article below if you want to know everything about Hugh Jackman from his net worth to career highlights.
Hugh Jackman’s Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the net worth of Hugh Jackman is said to be around $180 million which he earned majorly from his career as an actor.
Hugh Jackman gained popularity from his portrayal as Wolverine in the X-Men film series and when he was at his peak of the Wolverine franchise, he was paid $20 million in base salary for each film which no doubt has contributed a lot in building his net worth. He also won a Tony Award for his performance in “The Boy from Oz”, and an Emmy for his performance hosting The Tony Awards.
After taking a look at the net worth of Hugh Jackman, let us take a dig into his childhood.
Childhood and Career Beginnings
Childhood plays a major role in building a successful career and such a huge net worth that Hugh Jackman. Born as Hugh Michael Jackman on October 12, 1968 in Sydney, New South Wales to Grace McNeil and Christopher John Jackman, they were British who immigrated to Australia in 1967.
As such, He not only has Australian citizenship, but he also holds British citizenship and also has four elder siblings, and a younger half-sister from the second marriage of his mother. Following the divorce of his parents when he was just 8, he continued to live in Australia along with his father and two brothers, whereas his mother returned to England with his two sisters.
He went to the all-boys Knox Grammar School, in his birthplace. Following completion of graduation, he spent a year in England, prior to getting back to Australia to continue his further studies at the University of Technology, Sydney from where he earned a BA degree in Communications in 1991.
He enjoyed a drama course which he took while attending university, Jackman joined a one-year course at the Actors’ Centre in Sydney, and went on with his studies at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts of Edith Coward University, from where he graduated in 1994.
During his final Academy graduation performance, he was offered a role on the 1995 Australian series titled “Correlli” and later, he moved forward to stage musicals in 1996 and acted in productions of “Beauty and the Beast” and “Sunset Boulevard”.
Some of his early film projects are 1999’s “Erskineville Kings” and “Paperback Hero”, and made appearances on TV shows such as “Law of the Land” and “Blue Heelers”.
In April 1996, Jackman tied the knot with actress Deborra-Lee Furness. They met for the first time on the set of the TV show “Correlli”. Following his wife Furness suffered two miscarriages, they adopted two kids, Oscar Maximillian and Ava Eliot.
Professional Acting Career
We know that Hugh Jackman has made a considerable net worth from his acting career and let’s find how he landed his breakthrough.
He rose to prominence after appearing in the production of “Oklahoma!” (1998) and his work brought him a nomination for an Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical, and the next year he appeared in a film version of the stage musical. In 2000, he landed his international breakthrough after starring in the film “X-Men” as Wolverine.
The film became successful in box-office and grossed around $296 million and the film also brought him a Saturn Award for Best Actor. In 2002, he returned to reprise his role in the sequel films “X2”, 2006’s “X-Men: The Last Stand”, and 2014’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past”; the 2009 prequel “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”; and the stand-alone films that includes 2013’s “The Wolverine” and 2017’s “Logan”.
From 2000 to 2017, he portrayed Wolverine which also brought him a Guinness World Record for “Longest career as a live-action Marvel superhero”.
Apart from the X-Men film franchise, Hugh appeared in many other films and projects including the 2001’s “Kate & Leopold”, and “Swordfish”, “The Boy from Oz” and the 2006 film “The Prestige”.
His other popular films include 2008’s “Australia”; 2012’s “Les Misérables”, 2017’s “The Greatest Showman”. Jackman also appeared in many theatre and musical performances that include “A Steady Rain”, “Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway”, “The River” and “Broadway to Oz”.
Hugh Jackman has earned the majority of his net worth from his acting career, but his other endorsements also helped him in building his wealth. Hugh has been the face of many popular brands over the years of his career. Jackman is a global ambassador for Montblanc and has also been a brand ambassador for R.M. Williams since March 2019.
In 2005, Jackman set up the production company named Seed Productions with his longtime assistant John Palermo. Deborra-Lee Furness is also engaged in the company.
In 2019, he embarked on his first world tour named “The man. The Music. The Show” and performed on tracks from the album “The Greatest Showman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack”, apart from several Broadway and Hollywood musical numbers.
Hugh Jackman has earned a net worth of $180 million with his years of hard work in the industry. We will keep you updated with all the latest information until then stay tuned to this website.