John Travolta Net Worth

April 18, 2024
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John Joseph Travolta was born on 18 February 1954, in Eaglewood, New Jersey USA of Italian (father) and Irish (mother) descent, and is now one of the best-known actors in the entire movie industry. In addition, he is also a dancer and a singer, having shown his dance moves and vocal range in numerous film musicals, such as “Saturday Night Fever” and “Grease”.

So just how rich is John Travolta? Sources estimate that John – a true veteran of Hollywood – has a net worth of $165 million, accumulated during his acting career spanning more than 40 years.


John Travolta Net Worth $165 Million


John Travolta took up acting when he was only 12, becoming interested in drama at high school, and then dropping out at the age of 16 to try and pursue a professional career in acting. He had his first significant roles in musicals, including the stage production of “Grease”, and in 1972 he debuted on Broadway in “Over Here!”. Conquering television was the next big step for the talented young actor. In 1975 John Travolta landed a role in the TV sitcom “Welcome Back, Kotter”(1975-79), in which he played Vinnie Barbarino, the arrogant high-school heartthrob , a role which brought him worldwide fame and huge financial success to really start his net worth growing.

John Travolta was subsequently cast in the movies “Saturday Night Fever” (1977) and “Grease” (1978), which have certainly been two highlights of his career. For his role in “Saturday Night Fever” Travolta even received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor at only 24. Both movies became box office hits and John Travolta became a household name everywhere. The next decade was, however, not as successful. The majority of films Travolta chose to be a part of did not manage to grab the viewers’ attention, except in a negative critical way. His professional career recovered through his role in Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” (1994), which became a huge hit and landed Travolta another Academy Award nomination.

Later followed such successful movies as “Face/Off”, “Get Shorty”, “Primary Colors” and “Hairspray” (which was a return to his musical roots). For his critically acclaimed role in “Get Shorty” he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. However, Travolta’s career continued inconsistently, with “Battlefield Earth”(2000), based on L. Ron Hubbard’s book receiving negative reviews and poor box office receipts, but “Wild Hogs”(2007) and a remake of “Hairspray”(2008), his first musical since “Grease”, and “Bolt”(2008) doing considerably better. Currently he is to play the voice of Gummy Bear in an animated film release scheduled for late 2015, “Gummy Bear The Movie 3D”, a film that may be noted more for its associated merchandise revenues. Regardless of these upsand-downs John Travolta is still among the highest-paid actors in the entertainment business.

In his interesting personal life, John Travolta has been married to actress Kelly Preston since 1991. Their first son Jett died tragically in 2009 due to a seizure. The couple also have a 14-years-old daughter Ella and a son Benjamin, who was born in 2010. John Travolta is a member of a Church of Scientology. He found this church in 1975 after reading the book titled “Dianetics”. Although the movement itself (Tom Cruise is an active member as well) is often criticized, John Travolta has helped people in need more than once. John Travolta is also a certified pilot and owns five planes, including Gulfstream, a Lear jet and Boeing 707. After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, he flew his Boeing 707 with supplies and doctors into the devastated area, and alongside the Scientologist Volunteer Ministers helped those who suffered from the horrible disaster. His estate (worth $4.9 million) is located in Ocala, Florida, on Greystone Airport where even he has his own runway. The fact that he is among the wealthiest Hollywood actors is clearly visible from his vintage car collection which includes several classic Thunderbirds, a Jaguar XJ6 and a Rolls-Royce.

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