Charlize Theron Net Worth

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Net Worth: $14 million
Age: 43
Full Name: Charlize Theron
Born: 7 August, 1975
Country of Origin: South Africa
Occupation: Actress, Film Producer, Model
Last Updated: 2018

 

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I can guess that you have been asking questions about Charlize Theron. You may have searched the internet to find out her net worth, her family, career, awards etc.

Well, here is a well written article about Charlize Theron and the secrets you never knew about her.

Charlize Theron, nicknamed Charlie, is an American actress, film producer, model, animal rights activist, and philanthropist.

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She is 43 years old and has received several awards which include a golden globe award, an Academy award and the Silver Bear for Best Actress, so it’s no wonder she has a net worth of $130 million.

Charlize Theron has two children, both are not her biological children, they are adopted.

Her son named Jackson Theron was adopted In March 2012, while her daughter August Theron was adopted in July 2015, they all live in Hollywood hills, Los Angeles, California.

Charlize Theron bought her luxury home in 2013. She has 8 luxury cars, some of the best luxury cars in the world costing about $2 million, the Car brands owned by her includes an Alfa Romeo, a Lexus and a Mercedes Benz, she also owns multiple properties and the estimated Value of her real estate property is around $5 million.

She was named in the Time 100 listing of the most influential people in the world by time magazine in 2016, for her philanthropic work and contribution towards aids awareness.

The actress was the named honorary starter for the 60th running of the Daytona 500, in February 2018, which meant she waved the green flag for the season-opening race in the NASCAR’s monster energy cup series.

She says racing has been a part of her since she was young, owing to her dad always tinkering with cars in their backyard.

Personal Life

Charlize was given birth to in Benoni, in the formerly called province of Transvaal which is now called Gauteng Province in South Africa, on 7 August, 1975.

She is the only child of Charles Theron and Gerda, nee Maritz, she is said to be related to the Second Boer War figure Danie Theron who was her great-great-uncle.

Theron is from an Afrikaner family, she is of DutchFrench and German   ancestry.

She grew up on a farm in Benoni, which was owned by her parents near Johannesburg.

Her mother legally killed her father legally in self defence, when her father- an alcoholic – threatened both Charlize and her mother while under the influence and physically attacking her mother.

In 2007, she became a citizen of the United States, a neutralized citizen also retaining her South African citizenship.

Charles started a relationship with Stuart Townsend, an Irish actor, after they met on the set of the film Trapped in 2002, the pair lived in Ireland and in Los Angeles, and they went their separate ways in January 2010.

Theron began a relationship with American actor Seian Penn. In December 2013, they announced their engagement in December 2014, but Theron split from Seian Penn in June 2015.

Charlize Theron’s Health Issues

Growing up, Charlize Theron suffered from jaundice that caused her dental problems. She was quoted to have said in an interview “I had no teeth until I was 11.

I had these fangs because I had jaundice when I was a kid and I was put on so many antibiotics that my teeth rotted. They had to cut them out. So I never had baby teeth.”

During the shooting of a movie in Berlin, Germany, Theron fell during the filming of a series of back handsprings, which caused her to suffer from a herniated disc in her neck, and it required her to wear a neck brace for a month.

In July 2009, she had a diagnosis of a serious stomach virus, which was thought to be contracted while overseas.

Also while shooting the film The Road, Theron injured her vocal cords when acting the labour screaming scenes

She and and her mother, Gerda Maritz, both have problems sleeping and for this, they each tried edibles laced with marijuana as a form of treatment, subsequently newspaper headlines named her mother as the one who supplies her weed.  She has stopped using marijuana.

Charlize Theron’s Career

Charlize Theron started having international recognition in the 1990s when she played the leading lady in the following Hollywood films The Devil’s Advocate in the year 1997, Mighty Joe Young in the year 1998, The Cider House Rules in the year 1999. she received praises for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster, for that movie she won the Academy Award for Best Actress, making her the first South African to win that award, an Oscar award in a major acting category.

During her teenage years she saw herself as a dancer, at 16, she ventured into modelling and won a one-year modelling contract at a competition in Salerno, she then moved with her mother to Milan, Italy.

After a year modelling in Europe, she and her mother moved to the US. At age 19, she flew to Los Angeles, on a one-way ticket bought for her, by her mother. Theron intended to work in the film industry.

During the early months of her stay in the US She was discovered by a talent agent John Crosby when she went to a Hollywood Boulevard bank to cash a cheque sent by her mother to help with the rent and when the teller refused to cash it, she started a shouting match with him.

On witnessing the incident, the talent agent John Crosby gave her his business card and furthermore introduced her to casting agents and acting school, later she fired him as her manager because he kept on after sending her scripts for films that were similar to that of Showgirls and Species.

After a while in Los Angeles, she finally made her film appearance as a non-speaking character in the horror film Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest  that was in the year 1995, she got her first speaking role later in 1996 as supporting actress but it was and important and attention grabbing part of  a hit woman in 2 Days in the Valley , and in the late 1990’s her career expanded  with box-office successes like The Devil’s Advocate  in 1997, Mighty Joe Young  in 1998, and The Cider House Rules in 1999.

She has appeared in a host of other movies, winning awards and along the way, for her role in the movie monster where she starred as a serial killer Aileen Wuornos, in 2003 she won the academy award for best actress in the 76th academy awards in 2004, as well as the golden globe.

The Oscar win catapulted her into the Hollywood reporter’s 2006 list of Hollywood’s highest paid actresses.

In the early 2000s, Theron  ventured into film production with her company Denver and Delilah Productions, her company is named after her two dogs, She has produced numerous films, many of which she starred  in, they include like monster  in  2003, sleep walking  in 2008, The Burning Plain (2008),  young adult in 2011 and Dark Places (2015).

She has also starred in movies including the fate of the furious, atomic blonde in 2017, in 2018 she starred in the comedy and co-starred in the crime film Gringo.

When asked how she gets into character she says; when she’s figuring out a character, for her  it’s easy, since once she says yes to something, she becomes super-obsessed about it  and she’s of an obsessive nature in general. How she wants to play it starts at that instant, and it’s a very lonely and internal experience.

She also says she thinks about the character all the time observing things, seeing things and filing them in her head, everything is geared towards what she’s going to do.

She becomes obsessed with the human condition. She says one reads the script and becomes obsessed with the character’s nature, her habits, and when the camera rolls; it’s time to do the job, to do the honest truth.

One cannot do that part of the character-creation work when one is in the middle of film making, At least I cannot.

Charlize Theron’s Net Worth (2018)

For this amazing actress and activist, am sure you would want to know her net worth. So let’s just reveal it to you.

Charlize Theron’s net worth is estimated to be $130 million in 2018. She has amassed quite some money from her features in movies which has boosted her net worth largely.

Charlize Theron’s Awards Recognition and Accolades

The beautiful green eyed actress has been nominated for awards a total number of 91 times, winning 33 of those awards, and coming up as a runner-up 4 times, some of those awards won includes Academy awards, critics’ choice movie awards, golden globe awards, MTV movie awards, People’s choice awards, screen actors guild awards, teen choice awards, the list goes on.

In 2008, Charlize was named the Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the Year 4th December, 2009.

In 2010 she co-presented the draw for the FIFA World Cup in Cape Town, South Africa, accompanied by some other celebrities of South African ancestry.

Charlize Theron the Activist

Charlize Theron created the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP). The mission of CTAOP is to help keep African youth safe from the menace of HIV/AID.

In 2008 she was named a UN Messenger of Peace, for her efforts to support African youth in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and also her efforts in preventing and stopping violence against women and girls.

In March 2014, CTAOP was among the many charities that benefited from the yearly Fame and Philanthropy fundraising event on the night of the 86th Academy Awards. Theron was an honoured guest that night.

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Theron is also involved in women’s rights organizations and has been known to march in pro-choice rallies, she signed an open letter which the ONE Campaign was collecting signatures for in 2015, the open  letter was addressed to Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Angela Merkel urging them to point their focus to women as they serve as the head of the  AU in South Africa and G7 in Germany respectively, which was to start the setting of the  priorities in development funding before a main UN summit will take place in September 2015, that was to establish the new development goals for the generation.

She is also a supporter of animal rights and an active member of PETA. She has appeared in an anti-fur campaign ad by PETA.

She is also known to have appeared in music video crossfire by Brandon Flowers in 2010.

Conclusion

It’s very easy to remember Charlize as the villain in the blockbuster movie “Fast and Furious 8”, however, we sure know that her good deeds outweigh those moves that she makes.

 

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