Given her long and successful career in TV and film, Jessica Alba’s eye-popping net worth really comes as no surprise.
The popular actress, known for her appearances in hit films like Fantastic Four and Good Luck Chuck, has padded both her resume and her bank account with a number of TV series appearances and a successful venture into the business world.
But just who is Jessica Alba? What is her net worth? Here’s all you need to know about who she is, her age, how she’s made her money, family and filmography.
Since launching her career in 1994, Jessica Alba has starred in many hit movies and TV shows
Who is Jessica Alba?
Jessica Alba is an actress and entrepreneur best-known for appearing in popular TV shows and films like Dark Angel, Fantastic Four and Good Luck Chuck.
Alba was born on April 28, 1981 in Pomona, California.
Raised in a traditional Catholic household, she suffered numerous health problems in her youth, including asthma, multiple bouts with pneumonia and a ruptured appendix. Despite this, Alba persisted in her early career aspirations to be an actress.
In 1992, when she was just 11 years old, Alba won an acting competition and was able to take free acting lessons as a prize. Less than a year later, she was signed by a talent agent and shortly thereafter made her feature film debut, a minor role in the 1994 comedy Camp Nowhere.
Throughout the 1990s, Alba built her resume with appearances in films such as 1999’s Never Been Kissed and Idle Hands, and TV shows like The Secret World of Alex Mack in 1994 and Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1998.
Her breakthrough role came in 2000, when she was selected by acclaimed filmmaker James Cameron to play the lead role in his new Dark Angel series. The critical and commercial success of the show helped catapult Alba into stardom with prominent roles in films like Sin City and Fantastic Four in 2005, Good Luck Chuck in 2007 and Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World in 2011.
Over the course of her career, Alba has won a number of accolades, including nominations for the Golden Globe Awards and the People’s Choice Awards.
In 2011, she also cofounded the eco-friendly consumer goods company The Honest Company.
How old is Jessica Alba?
Jessica Alba is 36 years old.
She was born on April 28, 1981.
What is Jessica Alba’s net worth?
Per Celebrity Net Worth, Jessica Alba’s net worth is approximately $350 million (£250.6 million).
How does Jessica Alba make her money?
Alba’s immense net worth is the result of both her success on the silver screen and her entrepreneurship credentials.
Since launching her career in 1994, Alba has earned millions by starring in hit TV shows and movies such as James Cameron’s Dark Angel series from 2000 to 2002, Sin City and Fantastic Four in 2005 and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer in 2007.
In addition to her success in Hollywood, the multi-talented Alba has also found success in business. She cofounded The Honest Company in 2011, an environmentally-friendly household goods company. The company reportedly had $170 million (£121.7 million) in sales in 2014 and was valued at approximately $1.7 billion (£1.21 billion) as of 2015.
Who is Jessica Alba’s husband?
Jessica Alba’s husband is Cash Warren, the son of actor and former college basketball player Michael Warren.
The couple started dating in 2004 and were married in Los Angeles in May 2008.
They have three children together: Honor, Haven and Hayes.
She was previously engaged to actor Michael Weatherly from 2001 to 2003 but ultimately ended their relationship and called off their engagement.
Jessica Alba movies
Over the course of her career, Alba has appeared in a number of popular TV shows and movies.
She rose to fame by starring in the hit TV series Dark Angel from 2000 to 2002. Since then, she’s garnered an impressive filmography that includes hit movies like 2005’s Sin City and Fantastic Four, 2007’s Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and Good Luck Chuck and 2010’s Machete.
The Honest Company
Despite The Honest Company’s sizable market value, it’s been the subject of a number of controversies in recent years.
In June 2017, the company paid out $1.55 million (£1.11 million) class action legal settlement after a lawsuit alleged that the company had misled consumers about ingredients in its soaps and detergents.
It’s not the first time The Honest Company has been embroiled in a legal dispute. In April 2016, the Organic Consumers Association filed a lawsuit against the company claiming that its baby formula contained non-organic ingredients. Just a few months earlier in September 2015, the company was sued by a buyer who alleged that its sunscreen didn’t work.
In May 2017, the company was forced to recall baby wipes as a precaution due to mold concerns. Likewise, in January 2017, it also recalled its baby powder due to concern it may cause skin or eye irritation and even infections.
The recent lawsuits, recalls and other controversies have likely taken a toll on the company’s financial health and standing among consumers. A rumored IPO for the company’s stock was discussed in 2015 but never occurred.
‘Both the recalls and the lawsuits hurt their ability to go public,’ said Miro Copic of the brand strategy firm BottomLine Marketing.
While the company’s products remain popular the moment, continued negative press could erode its image – and sales.
‘Every time something happens, it’s a nick. And then a nick becomes a cut and a cut becomes a wound,’ warned consumer brand specialist and author Denise Lee Yohn.