Charlize Theron Net Worth

Charlize Theron is a South African and American actress and producer. she is one of the world’s highest-paid actresses. As of 2020, Charlize Theron net worth is $130 million.

Charlize Theron Early Life

Theron was born in Benoni now Gauteng Province of South Africa. She is the only child of Gerda and Charles Theron. Theron grew up on her parents’ farm in Benoni, near Johannesburg.

Theron’s father was killed in 1991 by her mother in an act of self defense after her dad, attacked Theron and her mother with a gun.

At 13, Theron was sent to boarding school and began her studies at the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg. Although Theron is fluent in English, her first language is Afrikaans

Charlize Theron Career

Theron began her career as a model though she aspired to be a dancer. She won a one-year modeling contract at a local competition in Salerno and moved with her mother to Milan, Italy.

After Theron spent a year modelling throughout Europe, she and her mother moved to the US, both New York City and Miami.  In New York, she attended the Joffrey Ballet School, where she trained as a ballet dancer until a knee injury closed this career path.

Theron did not find life easy in United States . From New York, she flew to Los Angeles. Charlize lived from paycheck to paycheck. She was so broke she had to steal bread at some point to survive.

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One day, she went to a Hollywood Boulevard bank to cash a few cheques, including one her mother had sent to help with the rent,  but it was rejected because it was out-of-state and she was not an American citizen.

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Theron argued and pleaded with the bank teller until talent agent John Crosby, who was the next customer behind her, cashed it for her and gave her his business card.

Crosby introduced Theron to an acting school, and in 1995 she played her first non-speaking role in the horror film Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest.

Rise to fame 

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Theron got bigger roles in widely released Hollywood films followed, and her career expanded by the end of the 1990s. In the horror drama This Devil’s Advocate (1997), which is credited to be her break-out film.

Charlize has since starred in several films.

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By the early 2000s, Theron continued to steadily take on roles in films such as Reindeer Games (2000), The Yards (2000), The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000), Men of Honor (2000), Sweet November (2001), The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001), and Trapped (2002), all of which, despite achieving only limited commercial success, helped to establish her as an actress. 

Charlize Theron Net Worth

Charlize Theron net worth in 2020 is $130 million. She is one of the richest actresses in the world.

She is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and an American Cinematheque Award. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2016. 

As of early 2020, Theron’s extensive film work has earned her 100 award nominations and 39 wins.

Theron has adopted two children: Jackson in March 2012  and August in July 2015. She had been interested in adoption throughout her life because of her concern about overly-full orphanages in her childhood

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