Cameron Diaz Net Worth
Cameron Diaz is a California-born model and actress. She has approximately $140 million in net worth. Her appearance in “The Mask” was very instrumental in her rise to fame in 1994. Over the course of he career, she managed to keep her A-list status, featuring in several movies earning a fortune solely from acting. She is the fifth highest-grossing U.S actresses of all time making in excess of $7 billion at the box office.
Cameron Diaz was born on 30th August, 1972 in San Diego, California. She was brought up in Long Beach, California. She attended Long Beach Polytechnic where she sat in the same class with Snoop Dogg. She recounts a very frugal and modest early years. Cameron’s family picked soda cans for money to make those hard ends meet.
Cameron had all she needed to launch a successful career in modeling. She signed with Elite Model Management at the age of 16 and immediately launched her career in earnest. Her early years in modeling landed her a number of high-profile fashion campaigns as well as print work taking her to places like Japan, Australia and Paris.
Cameron made a return to Southern California and with no prior experience auditioned and landed the female lead role in “The Mask” in 1994. She took her first ever acting class after she got the role which is a very rare happening. The film became a huge commercial success grossing in excess of $340 million globally making a star out of Cameron in the process.
She did “My Best Friend’s Wedding” in 1997 before receiving a major career boost a year later with her role in the comedy “There’s Something About Mary”. The movie made an incredible $369 million globally earning Cameron her first Golden Globe nomination. Cameron got several nominations for her role in “Being John Malkovich”.
The piece was a great success. She played diverse roles in other very successful films like “Charlie’s Angels”, “Vanilla Sky” and “Gangs of New York”. She got four award nominations as well as the Academy Award-winning film “Gangs of New York”.
During her hay days, she earned in excess of $160 million from base salaries alone. Cameron bags home a minimum $10 million for a starring role. The beauty queen earned $2 million for “There’s Something About Mary”, $12 million for “Charlie’s Angels” as well as a jaw-dropping $20 million for the sequels “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle”. Cameron has the enviable badge of the third actress in history to crack the $20 million movie paycheck milestone. She took home $17.5 million for “Gang’s of New York”.
The diva retired from acting profession in 2014. Cameron has not been seen in a film or television project since she announced her retirement in December, 2014 following the release of “Annie”.
The modeling queen has been married to Benji Madden (Good Charlotte founder) since 2015.