Pamela Anderson is a Canadian-American actress, model, producer, and activist who majorly rose to the limelight for appearing in the TV series “Baywatch”.
In this article, we will cover Pamela Anderson’s net worth, early life, personal life, career, and many more. Read the full article below to know everything.
Pamela Anderson’s Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the estimated net worth of Pamela Anderson is around $20 million which she has earned from her career over the years.
After taking a dig into the net worth of Pamela Anderson, let’s have a look at her early life and childhood.
Pamela Anderson was born on the 1st of July, 1967, in Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada. Because of being born on the 100th anniversary of Canada’s official founding and being a “Centennial Baby”, she gained some attention. She is the child of Barry and Carol.
Her father worked as a furnace repairman whereas her mother was a waitress. From the age of 6 to 10, a female babysitter assaulted her sexually. When she was 12, a 25-year-old man raped her, and later at the age of 14, she was gang-raped by her ex-boyfriend and his six friends.
She used to play volleyball in high school and in 1985, she completed her graduation. In 1998, she decided to work as a fitness instructor while she was working towards her career in modeling. In 1989, she landed her first paid modeling campaign for Labatt Beer, a Canadian company.
She also began putting out feelers with regard to becoming a Playboy Playmate, which definitely was what jump-started her popularity as well as career.
Pamela underwent breast implant surgery in 1990, to increase her bust size to 34D. After some years, she increased her bust size again. She removed her breast implants in April 1999.
On February 19, 1995, Pamela Anderson tied the knot with Tommy Lee, drummer of Motley Crue, just after four days of knowing him. Her mom discovered about her wedding from People magazine.
The couple welcomed two children: Brandon Thomas (born in 1996) and Dylan Jagger (born in 1997). Tommy was arrested for assaulting Anderson during their marriage and was sentenced to 6 months of imprisonment for spousal abuse in the Los Angeles County Jail. In 1998, they divorced.
After Pamela divorced Lee, she became engaged to model Marcus Schenkenberg but they split in 2001.
Later, she became engaged to Kid Rock and they split in 2003. In July 2006, she exchanged wedding vows with Kid Rock on a yacht near Saint-Tropez, France just to file for divorce in the very same year of marriage.
In 2007, Pamela Anderson confessed that she was in a physical relationship and had sex frequently with her ex-husband Tommy Lee despite their divorce. Tommy stated in June 2008 that he and Anderson were trying to make things work together.
She then got married to Rick Salomon, a film producer, in October 2007, and just within two months of their marriage, they separated in February 2008, she asked the courts to invalidate their marriage. She confirmed in early 2014 that she had remarried Salomon and after a year, filed for divorce.
She was also linked to Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder.
Let’s have a look at Pamela Anderson’s professional career which has actually earned her such a huge net worth.
Anderson appeared on the cover of the October 1989 issue of Playboy. In February 1990, she was named Playmate of the Month and was in the centerfold layout of that issue. Pamela Anderson has been on more Playboy covers as compared to anyone else and her career with the magazine spans over thirty years which actually contributed a lot to her net worth.
She appeared as a guest on a number of sitcoms during the early 1990s. From 1991 to 1993, she appeared on “Home Improvement” where she portrayed Lisa. But she gained popularity internationally with her role as Los Angeles lifeguard C.J. Parker on the television series “Baywatch”.
“Baywatch” aired from 1992 to 1997. She then landed the cast of the 1996 film “Barb Wire” and this also earned her a Razzie Award for Worst New Star. In April 1997, she became the host of “Saturday Night Live”.
From 1998 to 2002, she appeared on the television series “V.I.P.”. She then appeared in the series “Stacked” from 2005 to 2006. She also landed the cast of “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” in 2006 where she appears as herself at a book signing near the end of the film.
She appeared in the mini-series “Sur-Vie” and the “Baywatch” film in 2017.
Apart from Pamela Anderson’s acting career, her career as an author also helped her in building her net worth. She has also penned 4 autobiographical books as well as 2 novels: 2004’s “Star: A Novel”, 2005’s “Star Struck: A Novel” and “Patches of Life,” a collection of her poetry. She also contributed to the 2011 book “Paul Ricoeur: Honoring and Continuing the Work”.
She collaborated with John Pierre to write the 2015 book “Connect and Transform: Simple Everyday Changes for Spectacular Health”; her book titled “Raw” was also released in 2015. In 2018, “Lust for Love: Rekindling Intimacy and Passion in Your Relationship” was released. All these projects have contributed a lot to Pamela Anderson’s net worth.
Reality TV Career
Pamela Anderson has earned a significant net worth from her reality television career as well. In 2010, she appeared on season 4 of the Indian version of “Big Brother” and reportedly, she earned $550,000 for the 3 days spent by her in the house. She then went on to appear on the U.K., Bulgarian, and German versions of “Big Brother” over the next few years.
She was also part of several “Dancing with the Stars” franchises beginning with Season 10 of the American version in 2010. Partnered with Damian Whitewood and the duo was evicted following seven weeks. She then appeared in the All-Star edition in 2012 and was eliminated in the first week. She also went on to appear on the Argentinian and French versions of the show along with the U.K.’s “Dancing on Ice.”
She supports PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) actively and is a vegetarian.
During the peak of the “Baywatch” run, Pamela Anderson was paid $300,000 for each episode, nearly $6.6 million for each season which has contributed remarkably to her net worth.
Pamela Anderson has worked for years to earn a net worth of $20 million. We will keep you updated with all the latest information until then stay tuned to our website.