Many may know Hugh Jackman for his iconic role as Wolverine in the X-Men franchise. But there is more to this actor than being the all-around strong guy. He’s a great singer and a businessman and, of course, that comes with good compensation.
X-Men may have helped Hugh Jackman’s career reach new heights, but the rest is his hard work. From a party clown, he’s now one of the greatest actors in Hollywood, with an A-list status. So, how wealthy is he today?
Hugh Jackman’s Career as a School Performer to an A-List Actor
The now-53-year-old actor was offered to do the TV series Correlli in 1995 during his final Academy graduation performance. He went on to do stage musicals in 1996, while his early movie projects came in 1999’s Erskineville Kings and Paperback Hero.
He also made TV appearances in Law of the Land and Blue Heelers. He then started to make a name outside of Australia by doing the theatre production of Oklahoma in London’s West End in 1998 and starred in its film version.
He then received his breakthrough when he played the role of Wolverine in X-Men in 2000, earning him a Saturn Award for Best Actor. He reprised the role in six more movies, X2 (2002), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), X-Men: Days of the Future Past (2014), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), The Wolverine (2013) and Logan (2017).
For doing the role for about 17 years, he even made a Guinness World Record for “Longest Career as a Live-Action Marvel Superhero.”
Outside of Marvel, Hugh Jackman has also made a number of films and other projects. He did Kate & Leopold and Swordfish in 2001, The Boy from Oz on Broadway in 2003 to 2004, the thriller The Prestige in 2006, the epic film Australia in 2008, the movie adaptation of Les Miserables in 2012 and the musical film The Greatest Showman in 2017.
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He also made several theatre and musical productions, like A Steady Rain in 2009, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway from 2011 to 2012, The River from 2014 to 2015 and Broadway to Oz in 2015.
The Other Endeavors of Hugh Jackman
Due to his fame and status as an A-list star, Hugh Jackman became the face of many high-profile brands over the years. He is the global ambassador of Montblanc and has been R.M. Williams’ brand ambassador since March 2019.
He also made his first world tour, The Man. The Music. The Show., in 2019, and performed the songs from the album The Greatest Showman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, along with some Broadway and Hollywood musical numbers.
He had 88 shows across North America, Europe and Oceania.
In addition, he also has his own production company, called Seed Productions, along with his longtime assistant John Palermo and his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness.
With his hard work and success, Hugh Jackman is now worth $180 million, per Celebrity Net Worth.
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