The famous Wolverine, Hugh Michael Jackman has won millions of peoples’ heart through his real and reel life hero image. The 48 year old multitalented and experienced Australian actor cum producer cum singer has been able to establish and maintain his estimated net worth of $150 million. Jackman, with his continuous efforts in his movies as an actor and producer along with his endorsements has been able to achieve his net worth to this height. Till last year, 2015, Hugh Jackman net worth was estimated to be $ 100 million and $80 million in 2014. Well, there has been opinions regarding Hugh Jackman net worth and highest earning celebrity image by many sources. The credit for this has been given to ‘The Wolverine’ series. However, we cannot overlook or deny his beautiful work in his other wonderful films.
Childhood and early life
Born as a second child to his mother Grace McNeil and father Christopher John Jackman, in October 12, 1968, in Sydney, Australia, Jackman spent his lot of childhood outdoors going to trips, holidays, beach, camping in Australia. He always dreamt of traveling all over the world. At eight, he stayed with his father and two brothers after his parents’ divorce. His mother re-married and stayed with his two sisters and another younger sister from the second husband. Jackman completed his schooling from Knox Grammar School and after a year gap graduated in 1991 studying BA with major in Communication from University of Technology, Sydney.
From early age, Jackman had interest in acting, theater and loved giving performances. However, his family did not wanted him to lose his focus from studies as they perceived acting could not be a good career and is not the work done for living. This conception, however didn’t stop Jackman to lose his interest from acting and was courageous enough to opt acting as his career. With drama course in his final year of university ,another one- year course at the Actor’ Center in Sydney and graduation from Western Australian academy of performing Arts, his career began. Well, we are thankful for his decision as we got to see his wonderful work then after.
Jackman didn’t stop working after his graduation. No wonder Hugh Jackman net worth is in this height today. Right after his graduation, the green actor got his first break as he got the offer of a starring role on the very popular Australian TV series, Corelli. His acting, his work was well praised and of course his life made a major turn as he met and worked with his soul mate, the established actress Deborra-LeeFurness.
Jackman also acted in many TV series. His performance in Disney production of Beauty and the Beast, Sunset Boulevard , Law of the Land, Blue Heelers, banjo Paterson’s the man from Snowy river and early film like Erskineville kings, Paperback Hero in late 1990s helped him earn good reputation in the field of acting. ‘Oklahama’ , extended his popularity outside Australia for which he also received nomination in Olivier Award as a best Actor in Musical.
His popularity increased and his career took a major turn when he was offered to replace Dougray Scott for portraying Wolverine in X-Men series. X-Men series has always been the greatest hits. He went through a lot of focus, hard work, learning of martial arts, physical exercises, study of other actors’ role, Mike Tyson’s fights for making Wolverine, what wolverine is today. Jackman has become a synonym to Wolverine. The huge economic success from the face of Wolverine definitely gave raise to his net worth then after.
He has given outstanding performances in film like ‘Van Helsing’, ‘Real Steel’ ‘Kate and Leopold’, ‘Les Miserables’, which nominated him for Golden Globe and first Academy Award, ‘Australia’ and many more. 2008 was the year when he was highly praised for portraying role in his musical film’ The boy from the Oz’. His performance as host in multiple Tony Awards and Emmy Awards also showed his multitalented character. He became a heart throb day by day and People magazine also declared him as the sexiest man.
In 2013, Hugh was considered to be third highest paid celebrity. Hugh Jackman net worth doesn’t limit to only his earnings in his films but his property investments, endorsements too. He has possessed outstanding looking houses in Sydney, West Coast and Melbourne and recently purchased $19 million NYC triplex in Manhattan. He also seems to be making investments in Bollywood. He has been face of Micromax family too, an Indian phone maker.
Reports has mentioned him to be making investments in Australian drink business balance water and has also contributions in Seed Productions. He has also been involved in various charitable activities. 2013 and 2014 had been a bit sore on him due to his diagnosis of Basal cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer in his nose. He has though undergone surgery and is requesting everyone to use sunscreen.
We cannot point out exactly if he has been in any affair before his marriage to actress Deborra-Lee Furness in April 11, 1996. After a year of bonding in ‘Correlli’, Hugh decided to marry Deborra and the rest is history. His love life, his loyalty, commitment has always made him portray a decent and very loving life partner image.
He has always given credit to his soul mate Deb for whatever he is today. Hugh Jackman net worth is coming to highlight due to his partner’s continuous support, advice and love. Things were not easy for them after marriage in the case of having kids as Deborra had to go through two miscarriages. They, however are living happily after adopting Oscar and Eva as their children.
Hugh Jackman’s popularity is not limited to his biography or profiles. One can get more information in his Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram.