How much is Reese Witherspoon worth?

Net Worth:$240 Million
Profession:Professional Actress
Date of Birth:March 22, 1976
Country:United States of America
Height:
1.56 m

She’s our favorite Southern belle that is pretty-in-pink in Legally Blonde, down home in Sweet Home Alabama and innocently sinful in Cruel Intentions.

Who Is Reese Witherspoon

When it comes to Reese’s family history, there was no doubt that she too would do great things. Reese’s ancestor, John Witherspoon, was one of the first people to sign a famous autograph…on the Declaration of Independence. Reese’s parents were also quite distinguished in their fields. Her father, Dr. John Witherspoon, was a military surgeon while her mother was a Ph.D. in pediatric nursing. Who knew that two great scientific minds would produce a child of a different science—acting?  

American actress Reese Witherspoon has a net worth of $240 million dollars, as of 2020.

From Flowers To The Moon

Growing up in New Orleans, this Southern belle got her start with a fleur. When she was only seven, Reese landed a florist commercial spot that planted the acting seed in the young girl’s mind. At 11, she took home first place in a 10-state talent fair while still appearing in a variety of local commercials. Not straying too far from her Southern roots, Reese attended an all-girls high school before she went to an open casting call for the 1991 film The Man in the Moon. With a little luck, Reese landed the lead role—a 14-year-old girl who falls in love with her neighbor, three years her senior.  

The tragic coming-of-age story put Reese on the map. She went on to land roles in films like Jack the Bear and A Far Off Place, both in 1993. A year later, Reese graduated from high school and headed to Stanford University where she planned to pursue a degree in English Literature. But like most Hollywood stories go, she dropped out after one year to pursue her acting career.  

Legally Married And Blonde

In 1996, she appeared in Fear and Freeway, though neither film was met with the same success as her staring debut in The Man in the Moon. But in 1998, her career began to pick up speed once again when she was cast in Pleasantville, Election and Cruel Intentions. In the latter film, she starred alongside her then-boyfriend Ryan Phillippe, and a month after the film hit theaters, the couple was married. That same year, they welcomed daughter Ava Elizabeth to their family. Four years later, Ava would get a brother, Deacon.  

A few years into wedded bliss, Reese landed her breakthrough role—clad in pink and toting a Chihuahua named Bruiser, she starred as an unlikely Harvard law student in Legally Blonde, a box office sensation that produced a sequel, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde.  

But Reese wasn’t pigeonholed by her ditzy onscreen fame-maker. She went on to star in Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line winning a Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. That role plus box office boomerangs like Sweet Home Alabama and Just Like Heaven soon made Reese the highest paid actress in Hollywood—and for good reason. Adding another title to her resume, Reese founded her own production company, Type A Films (her company name was born from a childhood nickname) that produced hits like Legally Blonde 2, Penelope and Four Christmases.

A Typical Hollywood Ending

In October 2006, she shocked fans and colleagues with the announcement of her split from her hubby of seven years. When they married, the couple had failed to sign a prenuptial agreement, and at the time of their split, Reese had been making millions more than her spouse, who was entitled to half of the duo’s income. But Reese didn’t waste any tears on Ryan. The same year that her divorce was finalized, she was linked to actor and Rendition co-star, Jake Gyllenhaal. The two dated for two years before Reese ended things, reportedly not wanting to take the next step—marriage—in their relationship.

But there was a happy ending in the works for Reese. She moved on to Hollywood agent, Jim Toth and it seemed like Reese found her knight in shining armor when the pair announced their engagement. Reese and Jim later tied the knot at an intimate ceremony at Reese’s Ojai, California estate. The blushing bride was pretty in a pink gown when she walked down the aisle.   

A consistent red carpet stunner and a mom, Reese has managed to master both of her worlds with such classic grace. She’ll be heating up the box office again soon and we can’t wait to get a glimpse.

Defining Quote “It’s just unbelievable the amounts of money we make. But we don’t spend it. It’s too scary to spend it.”

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