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Jennifer Lawrence Net Worth: One of the Most Paid Actresses in Hollywood

Jennifer Lawrence at the 81st Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Golden Globes 2024/Golden Globes 2024 via Getty Images)

Katniss Everdeen is a millionare in real life. While she ignited a revolution in the Hunger Games trilogy, she also opened up a foundation to help those in need. Thus, it is not a surprise that Jennifer Lawrence and her net worth is off the charts.

On top of all this, the actress owns a lot of real estate across America and has been nominated multiple times both at the Oscars and Golden Globes.

Let’s dive into the life of Lawrence.

Net Worth and Salary

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 24: Jennifer Lawrence attends the 2023 WWD Honors at Casa Cipriani on October 24, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Dominik Bindl/WireImage)
Photo by Dominik Bindl/WireImage

The world knows Lawrence due to her phenomenal talent in the film industry and her otherworldly beauty. Due to her hard work and skills, Lawrence has a whopping net worth of $160 million. With the number of movies she starred in, people could only imagine the life she must live.

Lawrence is a walking box office success, as the movies she has starred in have grossed over $6 billion worldwide. It was not a shocker that she was the highest-paid actress globally back in 2015 and 2016. On top of this, she was part of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in 2013. She debuted in the TV series The Bill Engvall Show (2007-2009), while her drama Winter’s Bone (2010) skyrocketed her to stardom. The movie even gave Lawrence an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.

Lawrence is known for her roles in The Hunger Games (2011-2019) trilogy and X-Men franchises. Due to the movie’s huge success, Lawrence as Katniss made her the highest-grossing action heroine of all time.

Film Career

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images

Lawrence has a great range of acting. She has starred in action, dystopian, drama, and even comedy movies. Celebrities in Hollywood are either honored to work alongside her or threatened due to her talent.

Below is a complete list of the films she starred in alongside the awards she won or got nominated for.

Movie TitleRoleAwards/NominationsDirector
Hunger GamesKatniss EverdeenSaturn Award: Best Actress (Winner)

MTV Movie Award: Best Hero (Nominee)
Gary Ross
Hunger Games: Catching FireKatniss EverdeenMTV Movie Award: Best Female Performance (Nominee)

Favorite Character (Nominee)
Francis Lawrence
Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and 2Katniss EverdeenMTV Movie Award: Best Hero (Nominee)Francis Lawrence
PassengersAurora LaneSaturn Award: Best Actress (Nominee)

Golden Schmoes Awards: Best T&A of the Year (Nominee)
Morten Tyldum
American HustleRosalyn RosenfeldBAFTA Award: Best Supporting Actress (Winner)

OFCC Award: Best Supporting Actress (Winner)
David O. Russell
Silver Linings PlaybookTiffanyOscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Winner)

MTV Movie Award: Best Female Performance (Winner)
David O. Russell
X-Men: First ClassRave/ MystiqueKid’s Choice Awards: Favorite Movie Star (Winner)Matthew Vaughn
Don’t Look UpAurora LaneScreen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast (Nominee)
Adam McKay
No Hard FeelingsMaddie BarkerGolden Globe Awards: Best Performance by a Female Actor (Nominee)

People’s Choice Award: The Female Movie Star of the Year (Nominee)
Gene Stupnitsky
JoyJoyOscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Nominee)
David O. Russell

Her Personal and Early Life

American actress Jennifer Lawrence at Cannes Film Festival 2023. Red Carpet Anatomie D'une Chute (Anatomy Of A Fall). Cannes (France), May 21st, 2023 (Photo by Rocco Spaziani/Archivio Spaziani/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
Photo by Rocco Spaziani/Archivio Spaziani/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images

The 33-year-old was born in Louisville, Kentucky, on August 15, 1990. While she may be successful now, the actress faced a lot of hardships during her childhood as she suffered from hyperactivity and social anxiety. It was said that once she started acting, the anxieties lessened.

During the early stages of her acting career, Lawrence went through several local theater productions thanks to her church and school. Her first role was as a prostitute based on the Book of Jonah.

Once she reached high school, Lawrence shined as a cheerleader as well as playing on the field hockey team and boys’ basketball team. Her acting career started kicking off when she was 14. Stories said that a talent scout spotted her during a family vacation in New York City and instantly arranged an audition for her.

Lawrence immediately received countless compliments from the agents as they rarely see talent from someone as young as her. Eventually, she signed a contract with CESD Talent Agency and scoured for an acting job throughout Los Angeles.

Due to these circumstances, Lawrence never graduated nor received her General Educational Development (GED), which is why her mother wasn’t exactly thrilled about her dream to become an actress.

By age 16, she finally appeared in a TV movie for the first time.

Jennifer Lawrence’s Salary Highlights

Now that we’ve tackled Lawrence’s film career, let’s dissect how much she has earned from those films.

First off is Winter’s Bone where she earned $3,000 per week.

Next, in 2012, Lawrence got her breakthrough role as Katniss Everdeen in the first Hunger Games; she had $500,000 as her salary. When the movie exceeded everyone’s expectations and grossed over $400 million, Lawrence immediately demanded a raise. Thus, the actress earned $10 million for Catching Fire and around $30-40 million in the final movie.

By 2016, she earned $20 million from her movie The Passengers. It’s important to note that she also earned $8 million more than her co-star Chris Pratt.

Additionally, Lawrence got $15 million from the film Red Sparrow. Nowadays, Lawrence’s earnings per movie are around a minimum of $15 million. This doesn’t include the bonuses she would negotiate with the producers.

Lastly, she was part of the Netflix movie Don’t Look Up, where she was paid $25 million.

With the actress’s high income and her endorsements, it is no wonder Lawrence’s net worth is at an all-time high.

Real Estate

With her wealth, Lawrence owns one of the most impressive real estate portfolios. Thanks to various reports, we now know most of the properties the actress owns.

Lawrence owns a house in Beverly Hills that covers a massive 5,500 square feet of land. The previous owners were Ellen DeGeneres and Jessica Simpson.

Forbes shared some exclusive photos of the mansion, where we could see pristine white walls and cushions. It has a gourmet kitchen that eventually leads to the dining area. There is also an outdoor patio and a formal living room with a warm fireplace. Dark wooden floors and crystal chandeliers also elevate the entire house.

Jennifer Lawrence's mansion (Photo from Forbes)
Photo from Forbes

Outside the house is a koi pond, a lap pool, and a stone courtyard that just completes everyone’s dream house.

Below is a complete list of Lawrence’s properties, including her Beverly Hils House in California

PropertyLocationWorth
Beverly Hills HouseBeverly Hills, California$8.225 million
New York City’s West Village ApartmentNew York City, New York$22 million
Tribeca ApartmentNew York City, New YorkRented out for a minimum of $25,000-$30,000 per month

However, even Lawrence experienced some losses in life. Back in 2016, she bought a penthouse apartment in New York City’s Upper West Side. She was able to list it for $15.45 million around 2019 but ultimately lowered it down when she sold it to $9.9 million a year later.

Life Outside the Film Industry

On top of her film salaries, the actress has a Dior contract. For context, Dior is a French multinational luxury fashion house where customers can buy fashion, fragrance, and accessories for both men and women.

The actress doesn’t post anything Dior-related on her social media, but she is the face of the company, making her contract worth around $20 million.

ASPEN, CO - JUNE 10, 2017: Shoppers and tourists walk past a window display featuring a photograph of actress Jennifer Lawrence at a Dior store in Aspen, Colorado. The actress is the face of the brand's 2017 advertising campaign. (Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images)
Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images

With her fame and influence, Lawrence extended her hand to people in need. She is an outspoken feminist and an advocate for Planned Parenthood. By 2015, she built the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation and partnered with the Boys & Girls Club, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Be the Match.

As a result, Lawrence and her foundation have provided children with the education, healthcare, and support systems that they need. Beyond this, Lawrence has also funded plenty of fundraising campaigns.

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