Catherine Zeta-Jones Net Worth

Net Worth

What is Catherine Zeta-Jones net worth and salary?

Catherine Zeta-Jones is a Welsh actress who has a net worth of $150 million. Although it should be noted that at least half of her net worth is not attributable to her combined assets with Michael Douglas. Their combined net worth is $350 million.

After breaking into the world of theater in London, Catherine successfully transitioned to film acting and quickly became one of the most sought-after actresses in the UK. He then moved to the United States and began to make a name for himself in Hollywood. Her undeniable beauty and flirtatious acting style made her a part of the biggest movies of the 90s. That said, Zeta-Jones has proven she’s not just a pretty face with a number of excellent acting performances throughout her career.

Catherine won considerable critical acclaim and was honored with an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Tony Award, along with many other nominations. In her acting pursuits, Zeta-Jones is a vocal supporter of various charities and has spoken about her battle with depression and bipolar disorder.


Catherine Zeta-Jones was born on September 25, 1969 in Swansea, Wales. Catherine was brought up in the suburbs of Mumbles with two brothers. Although her father owned a candy factory, the family had relatively limited income until she won a £100,000 prize in a bingo competition. With these extra resources, Catherine’s family sent her to a private school and paid for dance and ballet lessons.

Zeta-Jones began her acting journey at school, performing in stage plays and singing in talent shows. She also became a skilled dancer and joined a troupe that often traveled to London. Here she began auditioning for theater roles and eventually booked a role as an orphan girl in a West End production of ‘Annie’. During this time, Catherine also became a national dance champion.


By the age of 15, Zeta-Jones had dropped out of school to pursue an acting career in London. During this time, he also studied musical theater at an independent art school. By the time Catherine was 17, she had become an understudy for the lead actress in a West End production of ’42nd Street’. When the two first-choice actresses were unable to act, she was able to step in and play the role for the next two years.

After additional theater work in London, Zeta-Jones made her film debut with 1990’s 1001 Nights. Although the film became famous for its gratuitous nudity scenes, it was not a major success at the box office. She experienced a greater sense of progress after starring in the series “The Darling Buds of May”. The show became incredibly popular and Catherine’s star power grew as a result.

Her next two projects were the film “Christopher Columbus: The Discovery” and the television series “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles”. Zeta-Jones then had the misfortune of being cast in a string of poor British films, prompting her to leave the UK and seek bigger opportunities in Los Angeles. She was also tired of being cast as the “pretty girl” and forced to deal with endless tabloid scrutiny about who she was dating.

Her first roles in the United States were in films such as “The Phantom” and the miniseries “Titanic”. Spielberg then noticed Catherine and recommended her to Martin Campbell, who promptly cast her in the lead role in the 1998 film The Mask of Zorro. This would prove to be her breakthrough role in Hollywood, and a number of high-profile acting opportunities soon followed. Some of her most famous films of the following period included “High Fidelity”, “Traffic” (for which she won an Academy Award), “Chicago”, “Ocean’s Twelve” and “The Legend of Zorro”.

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Throughout her career, Catherine’s personal life has been scrutinized and eagerly followed by various media outlets. In the early 90s, she was engaged in relationships with celebrities such as John Leslie, David Essex and Mick Hucknall. Things got more serious in the mid-90s when she became engaged to actor Angus Macfayden, though they eventually broke up.

By far, Zeta-Jones’ most notable relationship was with Michael Douglas. The two first met in 1998 when they were introduced by Danny DeVito at the Deauville Film Festival in France. After getting engaged a little later, the pair tied the knot in 2000 – right after Michael Douglas finalized a divorce. Their wedding would have cost 1.5 million pounds and was the subject of a media frenzy in Great Britain. When “Hello!” magazine took pictures of the event without permission, Douglas and Zeta-Jones sued them for invasion of privacy.

Over the years, Michael and Catherine had two children. The family spent time in Bermuda and New York. Beginning in 2010, Zeta-Jones faced a series of health problems that put a strain on her marriage. After being diagnosed with tongue cancer and bipolar II depression, Catherine chose to live separately from Michael Douglas during 2013. However, in 2014 she announced that she and Michael had reunited.

Brand support

A significant part of Catherine Zeta-Jones net worth comes from her various business endorsements over the years. In 2002, she became a global ambassador for Elizabeth Arden, a cosmetics company. Later that year, she signed a contract with T-Mobile for a reported $10 million a year. This was one of the largest endorsement deals at the time for any celebrity. In 2017, Zeta-Jones launched her own home decor line.

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Catherine and Michael own a portfolio of real estate assets with assets around the globe. One of their most impressive properties is a 250-acre property on the coast of Spain called S’Estaca. Douglas bought this property in 1990 for $3.5 million ($6 million in today’s dollars). At one point in 2014, they listed the property for sale for $60 million, but failed to find a buyer. In 2019, Michael re-listed the property for $32 million. It is legally owned by Michael’s ex-wife Diandra. Due to a lack of interest from potential buyers, Douglas and Zeta-Jones eventually took the property off the market.

Michael and Catherine previously owned a 13-acre property in New York’s Westchester County. He bought the property in 2015 for $11.3 million and sold it in 2019 for $20.5 million in an off-market transaction. The residence is huge, spanning 15,500 feet and offering a range, tennis court and guest house. At the time of the sale, he paid $4.5 million for an 11,000-square-foot home on 12 acres in Irvington, New York. The house also has an indoor swimming pool, a recreation room and a summer kitchen. As of 2020, the couple owns a large apartment in New York City with impressive views of Central Park.

In 2019, Zeta-Jones and Douglas listed Michael’s longtime home in Bermuda for $10.6 million. After it became apparent that no one seemed interested in buying, the couple eventually took the property off the market.

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