Elijah Wood (actor) Net Worth

March 21, 2023
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Elijah Jordan Wood was born on 28 January 1981, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa USA, of mixed English, Polish, German, Danish and Austrian descent. Elijah is an actor, producer, voice actor and DJ, best known for being a part of the film trilogy “The Lord of the Rings”, in which he played the leading role of Frodo Baggins. He’s been active in the industry since 1988, and all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Elijah Wood? As of early-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is at $18 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. He’s been critically acclaimed as an actor since his childhood, and has won numerous awards. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.


Elijah Wood Net Worth $18 million


At the age of seven, Elijah started taking piano lessons and also did modelling work. He appeared in school plays during elementary, such as in “The Sound of Music” and “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”. Eventually, his family moved to Los Angeles so that he could pursue an acting career.

In 1988, Wood began to do commercials, and then made his breakthrough appearing in the music video of “Forever Your Girl” by Paula Abdul. This would lead to the television film entitled “Child in the Night”, and he then had a small role in “Back to the Future Part II”, which would be followed by more opportunities to increase his net worth, appearing in “Avalon” and “Tin Men”, which would gain him four Academy Award nominations. In 1991, he had a role in the film “Paradise” and then in “Forever Young”, which was released the following year. His next notable role would be starring in “The War” which would win two awards, and he continued to gain more roles in the 1990s, including in “The Ice Storm”, “Oliver Twist” and “Deep Impact”, steadily adding to his net worth.

Wood was then cast in the first installment of “The Lord of the Rings”, entitled “The Fellowship of the Ring”, based on the J. R. R. Tolkien book series of the same name. He would reprise his role in the entire trilogy which was filmed in New Zealand in the span of four years; the final installment of the series, “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” would sweep the 76th Academy Awards in 2004.

Elijah would find more film roles in the next few years, increasing his net worth even further. He appeared in the adaptation of the comic book series “Sin City”, and one of his next notable roles would be in the animated film “Happy Feet”, released in 2006, in which he voiced the penguin Mumble, who actually can’t sing but can tap dance; the film was very successful and received several awards.

Elijah would then appear in his first television series, a starring role in “Wilfred” before reprising his role of Frodo Baggins in the first film of “The Hobbit” trilogy, entitled “An Unexpected Journey”. One of his latest projects is starring in the series entitled “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency”, still adding to his net worth.

For his personal life, not much is known about Wood’s romantic relationships, if any. He is a collector of vinyl records – having over 4,000 – and CDs. He also has a tattoo of the number nine written in the Sindarin language, which is the same tattoo other actors of “The Fellowship” have. During his free time, he does a lot of charity work, supporting organizations including Make a Film Foundation, Keep a Child Alive, and TOMS Shoes.

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