Hugh Jackman Net WorthReal Name: Hugh Jackman
Date of Birth: 10/12/1968
Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2017 Net Worth: $100 Million
2016 Earnings: $55 Million
Profession: Actor, producer, singer
Hugh Jackman Biography
Hugh Jackman was born in Sydney, Australia, in October of 1968. Jackman loved the outdoors as a child, spending as much time as possible on the beach, camping, and taking school trips throughout Australia. He told his parents that he wanted to see the world when he grew up.
Jackman studied at the University of Technology and graduated in 1991 with a BA in Communications. Jackman took a course in drama during his last year at college and was surprised at how “at home” he felt in that class. Jackman then completed a one year course at the Actors Centre in Sydney.
Jackman got his first break right after his schooling with a starring role in a popular Australian TV series, Corelli. He continued to appear in numerous other television series and got recognition for his work. Soon, Jackman was getting important starring roles in films such as Kate & Leopold, Van Helsing, The Prestige, Real Steel, and Les Miserables. His work in Les Miserables earned Jackman his first Academy Award nomination.
However, audiences love Jackman best in his role as Wolverine in the X-Men film series. Wolverine was a tough role for Jackman as he had few lines, but needed to portray a great deal of emotion. He said he studied Clint Eastwood movies. He also stated that he watched old Mike Tyson fights because he felt Tyson fought like an animal would.
Jackman’s portrayal of Wolverine is so popular that he is slated to give us two more movies, one in 2016 and the other in 2017, in addition to his 3 prior X-Men movies. In December of 2012, Jackman received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has also been nominated twice as the Sexiest Man Alive.
Jackman, his wife, and their two children live in Sydney, Australia. The couple also has a triplex apartment in New York City that is valued at $19 million. Jackman has a current net worth of $100 million, which is sure to increase in the next few years with his new Wolverine movies.