The American actress and producer, Reese Witherspoon has once again bagged the title of the richest actress in the world with a jaw-dropping net worth of hundreds of millions. In 2021, Forbes declared this well-decorated actress to be the richest actress in the world with an estimated net worth of $400 million.
Since it has been two years, and she is still crowned the richest, read ahead to know more about Reese and her multi-million net worth.
Reese’s early life and career
Reese was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on 25 March 1976. Her parents are John Draper Witherspoon and Mary Elizabeth “Betty” (Reese) Witherspoon. Her father was in a med school at the time of her birth. Her mother too was a professor of nursing at Vanderbilt University.
Reese was a bright child and scored high grades in her school. At the age of seven, she was selected as a model for a florist’s television advertisements, further motivating her to take acting lessons. At age 11, she took first place in the Ten-State Talent Fair.
Reese loved reading and even considered herself a big book-reading dork. She did her high school in Nashville and went on to study at Stanford University. She there had an English Literature major but, left college before graduating to pursue her acting career.
Early career and breakthrough
Reese made her debut with The Man in the Moon, where she had initially auditioned for a side role but ended up bagging the lead role. She even got nominated for Young Artist Award for the same role.
She made her television debut in the same year with the Wildflower. The following year, she starred in Desperate Choices: To Save My Child, portraying a critically ill young girl.
Her breakthrough role was a supporting role in Cruel Intentions and for the black comedy Election in 1999. She gained wider recognition for Elle Woods in Legally Blonde in 2001 and its sequel in 2003.
There has been no looking back for the actress ever since and she built herself a successful career. She also owns a production company, Hello Sunshine. Apart from this the actress also owns a clothing company name, Draper James.
Reese is also involved in various women and child advocacy organizations. She serves on the board of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF). In 2007, Witherspoon was named Global Ambassador of Avon products.
The actress has a very successful career and has earned what she deserves through it.
Today she has a net worth of over $420 million. The riches that make the richest actress in the world.
The recipient of various honors, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and two Golden Globe Awards, she has consistently ranked among the world’s highest-paid actresses. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2006 and 2015, and Forbes listed her among the Wolrd’s 100 Most Powerful Women in 2019 and 2021.
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