Jessica Alba is one of the most beautiful and sought-after American actresses, who has appeared throughout her career in various films and television series that have brought her both positive and negative criticism. She gained national and international fame thanks to the roles she played in numerous films.
What is Jessica Alba’s net worth?
The American actress and businesswoman Jessica Alba has a net worth of $100 million at the time this article is written. She is famous for her roles in movies like “Good Luck Chuck” and “Fantastic Four”.
Jessica Alba is involved also in the business world and is co-founder of The Honest Company, which produces baby products and household items. The company went public in May 2021 at the price of $23 per share. Jessica Alba owned 5.56 million shares of the company, including options. However, in March 2022 the company’s price decreased to almost $5, and Jessica’s stake was worth just under $25 million.
Jessica Marie Alba was born on April 28, 1981, in Pomona, California.
She graduated from high school at the age of 16, and later studied at the Atlantic Theater Company. She was passionate about acting since she was a child at the age of five, and at 11 she went to an acting competition in Beverly Hills, which she won. Alba also appeared in two national advertisements for Nintendo and J.C. Penney as a child and participated in several independent films.
Jessica Alba started her career in television and film at the age of 13 when she appeared in “Camp Nowhere” and “The Secret World of Alex Mack” in 1994. She then played in two seasons of the television series “Flipper”. She came to the attention of the public due to her main role in the television series “Dark Angel” between 2000-2002.
In 1998, she appeared in the drama “Brooklyn South”, and played Leanne in two episodes of “Beverly Hills, 90210” and Layla in an episode of “The Love Boat: The Next Wave”. She then appeared in films such as “Honey” in 2003, “Sin City” in 2005, “Fantastic Four” also in 2005, and in 2007, in “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” and “Good Luck Chuck”.
She frequently appeared in Maxim magazine in the “Hot 100” list and was voted number one in the AskMen.com “99 Most Desirable Women” list in 2006 and also in the FHM “Sexiest Woman in the World” list in 2007.
Jessica Alba has won numerous awards for her roles, including the Teen Choice Award and the Saturn Award for “Best Actress on Television” for her role in “Dark Angel” and a Golden Globe nomination for her lead role in the series “Dark Angel.”
In 2006 she received an MTV Movie Award in the “Sexiest Performance” category for the film “Sin City”. A year later, she was nominated for the Razzie award in the “Worst Actress” category for her performances in “Awake”, “Good Luck Chuck” and “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer”. She was also nominated for the same award in 2005 for “Fantastic Four” and “Into the Blue”.
In 2008, she starred in the horror film “The Eye”, winning a Razzie Award nomination in the “Worst Actress” category. In the same year, she played in “The Love Guru”, and Alba was again nominated for the Razzie awards for “Worst Actress”.
She then played in “The Killer Inside Me”, a film that was released in 2010, In the same year She also appeared in the comedy “Valentine’s Day”.
The Honest Company
The Honest Company is a company that manufactures baby and beauty products. Jessica Alba co-founded the business in 2011 with her partner Christopher Gavigan, being motivated by the large number of products for babies that contain dangerous chemical substances. The company – carbon neutral – produces diapers, wipes, shampoos, and lotions and is targeting a customer base that is aware of its environmental impact.
Due to the initial public offering (IPO), the price of a share increased from $16 to $23, and the 5% stake of the actress was valued at $98 million, later increasing to $122 million.
The Los Angeles-based firm is currently valued at more than $2.1 billion, well above the $860 million valuation obtained in a 2017 funding round. Previously, Honest had become the center of controversy created by rumors that the company lied about using natural ingredients.
The IPO marks a 260% return rate for L Catterton, a private equity group backed by billionaire Bernard Arnault that invested $200 million in 2018. The company sold nearly half its stake in the offering.
Jessica Alba is one of the few people who made the transition from Hollywood to Wall Street. While many celebrities have obtained licensing agreements for various products and fashion lines, the number of those who have founded publicly traded companies remains extremely small.
Jessica Alba paid $10 million for a mansion in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, in early 2017. This house was previously owned by the Hollywood executive and film producer Mike Medavoy. Jessica worked with the interior designers Tommy and Kathleen Clements of Clements Design to renovate the entire property.
In 2022, Yahoo appointed six people from the tech, media, and financial industries to the company’s board, and among them is the Hollywood actress – Jessica Alba. The company is trying to diversify its offer to be able to compete with the big players.
Alba, who co-founded wellness products sold under the Honest Company brand, will join Aryeh Bourkoff, CEO of LionTree, a bank that has advised on some of the largest media mergers, and Fouad ElNaggar, CEO of tech firms Array and Sapho.
Alba was engaged from 2001 to 2003 to Michael Weatherly (Logan from “Dark Angel”). She had a relationship with producer Cash Warren whom she met on the set of “Fantastic Four”. Alba and Warren were married in Los Angeles on May 19, 2008. On June 7, 2008, Alba gave birth to a baby girl, Honor Marie Warren, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. The first pictures of Honor Marie appeared in OK! Magazine, which paid an amount of $1.5 million for them.
In 2011 she gave birth to a second daughter, Haven Warren, and in 2017 to a son.