Kelly Preston Net Worth

April 18, 2024
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Kelly Preston Net Worth

Kelly Preston was born as Kelly Kamalelehua Smith, later Palzis, on the 13th October 1962, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. She is a model and actress, perhaps best known for her appearance in a number of TV series, and films, such as “Mischief” (1985), “Twins” (1988), “Battlefield Earth” (2000), “The Cat In The Hat” (2003), “Old Dogs” (2009), and numerous others. She has been an active member of the entertainment industry since 1980.

Have you ever wondered how rich Kelly Preston is as of early 2016? According to sources, it is estimated that Kelly’s net worth is $20 million, with the main source of her net worth being her acting career, however, her modelling has also helped increase her net worth.

Kelly Preston Net Worth $20 Million


Kelly`s father drowned when she was only three years old, and her mother Linda, an administrator, later married Peter Palzis, who raised her as his own. During her childhood, Kelly split her time living in Australia and Iraq, and while in Australia she attended the Pembroke School in Adelaide, after which she enrolled at the University of Southern California, where she studied Drama and Theater.

Kelly`s career began when she was only 16 years old, when she was approached by a photographer, who recommended her for several commercials, and even set her for the audition for the role of Emmeline in the popular film “Blue Lagoon” (1980), however, she was a second choice, behind Brooke Shields. So her first role was as Wendy in the TV series “Hawaii Five-O” (1980), and three years later, she was featured as Mary Lee in the TV series “For Love And Honor” (1983-1984).

Her first big role was as Marilyn McCauley in the film “Mischief” (1985), which was followed by roles in films “Secret Admirer” (1985), as Deborah Anne Fimple alongside C. Thomas Howell and Lori Loughlin, “Space Camp” (1986) as Tish Ambrosei, and “Twins” (1988) as Marnie Mason with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, all of which increased her net worth by large margins.

In the 1990s, Kelly emerged as a young and talented actress, securing roles in several successful films such as “From Dusk Till Down” (1996) with Antonio Banderas and Quentin Tarantino, “Jerry Maguire” with Tom Cruise, and “Addicted To Love” (1997) alongside Matthew Broderick and Meg Ryan. Furthermore, she appeared in films such as “Holy Man” (1998), “For Love Of The Game” (1999), and “Curdled” (1996). All added to her net worth.

The 2000s brought some ups and downs, for instance when she was featured in the film “Battlefield Earth” (2000) with her future husband John Travolta, and won the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress. However, she also portrayed Helen Hume in the film “Death Sentence” (2007), directed by James Wan, which also features Kevin Bacon and John Goodman. Moreover, Kelly`s net worth increased with roles in films such as “Old Dogs” (2009), “Return To Sender” (2004), “Casino Jack” (2010), “The Last Song” (2010), and “Broken Bridges” (2004), among others.

Most recently, Kelly has been featured in the TV series “CSI: Cyber” (2016), as Greer Latimore, which has also added to her net worth. Kelly has now appeared in close to 50 films, and over 20 TV productions, indicating her worth to directors as well as consistently adding to net worth.

Speaking about her personal life, Kelly Preston was married to Kevin Gage from 1985 to 1987, and she has been married to actor John Travolta since September of 1991. The couple had three children; his son died in 2009 at the age of 17. She was also in a relationship with George Clooney, and was briefly engaged to Charlie Sheen in 1990.

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