Jennifer Garner’s attempts at making wealth have really paid off and made her a very wealthy woman with a net worth of $80 million. She was able to accrue such a fortune through her acting career among other endeavours which include business. Jennifer Garner is a household name in Hollywood as a notable actress whose hard work has greatly contributed to her current wealth status. Worthy of note is the fact that her wealth is something she channels to good causes and she is an ambassador for a charity organization called Save the Children.
It is also known that she gained a lot of attention for her marriage and divorce from Ben Affleck as the news of their union, as well as breakup was one that was widely publicized. She has also been linked to other men both before and after Afleck came into her life.
Jennifer Garner Began To Pile Up Earnings Via Her Appearance On Television Shows
Right after getting her degree in theatre from Denison University, Garner threw herself into her career. She relocated to New York City in 1995 and worked as an understudy at the Roundabout Theatre Company where she earned $150 per week. She did this for a year until she started getting small roles on television shows. To make extra money, she would work as a hostess at Isabella’s restaurant which is located on the Upper West Side.
In 1997, she moved to Los Angeles, and in that same year, she got her first major role when she was cast in the television film, Rose Hill. This opened her up to more roles on television shows, and though she got roles in movies as of then, they were all small compared to her TV roles. More so, in 2001, her TV appearances got a major boost when she was cast as Sydney Bristow in the thriller, Alias. The character is the lead and this thrust her into the limelight, J.J. Abrams who wrote the show had written the role specifically for her. When she started playing the character, Jennifer Garner was earning $40,000 for each episode but by the time it got to the 5th season, she was raking in $150,000 per episode.
The money she was making was not the only success that Jennifer Garner had from Alias. For her role, she was the recipient of 4 Golden Globe nominations and won the award for Best Actress, as well as got Emmy nominations for Best Actress, among others. During her time on Alias, she also got the opportunity to serve as the host of the popular Saturday Night Live Show in 2003. That same year, she landed a voice role in The Simpsons‘ episode, Tree House of Horror XIV and though what she earned in other TV series are unknown to the public, Garner has played the main role in series like, Llama Llama (2018 -2019) and Camping (2018).
When She Transitioned To Films, Her Success & Fame Grew
When she was working on Alias, Jennifer Garner barely had time to act in films and by that time, she still had not been given a lead role in any movies, but being the lead on a television show was attracting a lot of attention. She started off with several cameos, including the role of a nurse in the 2001 film, Pearl Habour and though her role was a small one, the film was a major hit, grossing over $400 million at the box office on a budget of $140 million. Garner was also seen in another successful film a couple of years later in 2003 when she starred alongside Ben Affleck in Daredevil. Her character as Elektra was among the major cast in the film and she received a lot of praise for her role. At the box office, the film was able to make $179.2 million on a budget of $78 million.
The Alias star eventually landed a lead film role when she was cast as Jenna Rink in the 2004 romantic comedy, 13 Going on 30. Her character is a 13-year-old child who finds herself trapped in the body of a 30-year-old version of herself in the romantic comedy. The movie got wide acclaim from the public and Garner received a People’s Choice Award nomination for Favorite Leading Actress in 2005 for her role.
The actress was later seen in other films like Juno, The Kingdom, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Dallas Buyers Club, Miracles from Heaven, and many others. More so, she is known to have even tried her hands in producing a couple of films, including Butter in 2011 and the upcoming comedy, Yes Day.
Jennifer Garner Is Also An Entrepreneur
Apart from her success as an actress, Jennifer Garner has recorded impressive strides as an entrepreneur. She co-founded a food company named Once Upon a Farm in 2018 alongside John Foraker, Cassandra Curtis, and Aris Raz. The food company deals mainly in fresh organic baby food and Garner serves as the company’s Chief Brand Officer.
According to the actress, her upbringing must have triggered her interest in the baby food business, in addition to the fact that she is a mother of 3. As a child, she recalled that all her meals were made at home by her mom. This was largely due to the fact that her mom was raised on a farm back in Locust Grove, Oklahoma, which made her take a liken to homemade food which she passed on to her own family. So, like her mom, Garner passed the tradition of eating healthy to her kids and she even has her own garden where she grows blueberry bushes, strawberries, vegetables alongside raising chickens.
When the opportunity to set up Once Upon a Farm was presented to her by an advisor, Garner knew it was the right thing to do. Moreover, her partners were already skilled in the business, Cassandra Curtis and Ari Raz had already set up a baby food line back in 2015 which focused on cold-pressed baby food pouch whereas John Foraker was a veteran in the food industry.
With hard work and good marketing strategies, Once Upon a Farm is gradually becoming a household name in the food industry. In 2019, it was named as the first refrigerated food for babies which the United States assistance program, WIC has approved.
She Owns The Production Company Vandalia Films
The industrious actress is known to have set up Vandala Films in 2006. The company is a film production outfit and via it, she has been able to produce several films. The 2011 movie, Butter was one of the films Garner’s production company has produced.
Over the years, Jennifer Garner’s company has gone on to handle several other films that cut across all the genres of movies. Some of the films that have been listed under the production company include the upcoming 2021 film, Sabattical which also features Garner. Other projects include the likes of Miss Marple, Arranged, 3 Days in Europe, The Aviator’s Wife, All The Pretty Faces, and The Theory of Opposites.
The Actress Has Represented Several Top Companies As A Brand Ambassador
It is very common to see companies in all sectors seeking to promote their brands with the help of celebrities. As Jennifer Garner’s fame spread over the years, many endorsement deals came knocking on her door. One of such offers came from the financial corporation, Capital One sometime in 2014 and she became both the face of the company, as well as the spokesperson. Her tenure started immediately the company’s deal with Alec Baldwin winded up and though he did not end on good terms as he became known to the public for several erratic moments, Jennifer was considered a perfect pick. She’s a trustworthy actress and a mother which made her very appealing to the public.
Prior to her deal with Capital One, the actress is also known for being a brand ambassador for LYFE kitchen which is now known as Luvo. She signed the deal sometime in 2012 and by September that same year, she was seen with John Mitchell, the Vice President of Product Development of Luvo, hosting an event in San Francisco where John championed a cooking and tasting demonstration of the then LYFE Kitchen’s meals. This was done to capture the attention of busy mothers to show them how nutritious and delicious the food can be, coupled with the fact that it can be easily accessed on a daily basis.
Additionally, Jennifer Garner has represented other brands like Neutrogena between 2010 to 2013, as well as the fashion company, Max Mara back in 2013. As of 2019, she was named as the brand ambassador for Virtue Labs and Garner would also be working with the fashion line to develop creative content.
Garner Spends Her Money On Charities & Real Estate
Like all people who have created vast fortunes for themselves, Jennifer Garner has a few things she likes to splurge on. For the actress, houses and charity organizations take a big chunk from her fortune. In 2009, she became an ambassador for Save the Children, she is also on the organization’s board of trustees a position that was given to her in 2014. A lot of the work she does on this board is funded from the money she makes.
When Jennifer Garner became unmarried for the second time in her life, she decided to get a home for herself and the kids, she opted to buy a $7.9 million property but before she paid for that, she was renting a mansion in Pacific Palisades-a, property that went for $13.86 million.
Her First Marriage Was Very Short
Jennifer’s first marriage was with Scott Foley. Jennifer and Scott met in 1998 when they were both shooting Felicity. They went from on-screen lovers to real-life ones and began dating in the same year they met.
Two years later, they got married right in their home on October 19, 2000. They were together for 3 more years until they got separated in March of 2003. They eventually filed for divorce in May 2003, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the end of their marriage.
Jennifer Garner Met Her Second Husband On The Set Of Pearl Habour
Jennifer Garner met Ben Affleck in 2001 when they both worked on the movie Pearl Harbor. Then in 2004, she played his partner in the film Daredevil and soon, a relationship that started on-screen quickly transitioned to real life. Less than a year after they began dating, the couple got married. On June 29, 2005, they were joined together in a private ceremony. The wedding had just two other guests in attendance – the officiating minister and her husband. The Afflecks had their first child together in 2005; Violet Anne. Seraphina Rose joined the family in 2009 and the couple’s only son Samuel Garner Affleck, was born in 2012.
Unfortunately, a few years later – in 2015, their marriage started falling apart, with Affleck cheating and his problems with drinking, they got separated that year until 2017 when they both filed for divorce together. In October 2018 their divorce was finalized and was done so on amicable grounds with the pair having joint custody of their 3 children.
Jennifer Garner Dated Michael Vartan, Her Co-Star On Alias
Outside her two failed marriages, the actress is known to have enjoyed a few relationships outside those marriages. One of such affairs was after her first divorce when she started to date Michael Vartan with whom she starred in Alias. The two dated for less than a year before she started her relationship with Ben Affleck.
When they broke up, there was speculation on the true state of their relationship with rumours circling that they were still together, but that remained a rumour for a while as the pair decided to be silent about the speculations. However, by August 2004, they confirmed they had broken up.
Her Latest Relationship Was With A Businessman
Following her divorce from Affleck, Garner stayed out of relationships for a very short while before she started dating John Miller, the CEO and Chairman of CaliGroup. The two dated for two years as their relationship was traced back to October 2018 however, they broke up in August 2020.
Both of them have remained friends and still have a cordial relationship. Neither party has revealed the cause of their breakup. Nonetheless, fans were very surprised by the turn of events as the pair seemed to be pretty good together, making many to believe they would be tying the nuptial knot.