What is Jared Leto’s net worth? $90 Million
How did Jared Leto earn his money and wealth?
Jared Joseph born on 26th December 1971 in Bossier City, Louisiana did not have it easy in his early days. Jared had a rough childhood with his parents splitting up soon after he was born and then his father’s suicide when he was eight. Jared and his sibling Shannon lived with their maternal grandparents and mother. His grandfather was an Air force personal and so Jared and his sibling moved around a lot. While growing up Jared was surrounded by artists, musicians, photographers, theatre artists, and painters. He naturally grew interested in artistic things and wanted to pursue it as a career.
Jared was persistent as a student and the fact that he dropped out of tenth grade did not come in his way of pursuing arts as a subject. He took admission in The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. While studying there, he discovered his love for filmmaking and made up his mind to pursue filmmaking in The School of Visual Arts in New York City. While he was a student of modern filmmaking, he wrote and starred in his very own short film which he titled ‘Crying, Joy’. Jared’s mother encouraged him and his brother to interact through the visual and melodic expressions.
Jared wanted to make a career in directing and he moved to Los Angeles with a motto to pursue the same along with acting career by the sides. His first break as an actor was in 1994 teen drama titled my so-called Life. He was cast opposite Claire Danes. His portrayal of Jordan Catalano was widely loved by the audience and in the same year, he made his first television film appearance in ‘Cool and the Crazy’. Jared landed his first film role in the year 1995 in the movie titled ‘How to Make an American Quilt’. He also did a movie titled The Last of the High Kings.
In the year 2012, Jared made his debut as a director with a documentary film that was titled ‘Artifact’. The Artefact premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in the year 2012. This directorial debut of Jared also earned him the People’s Choice Award for Best Documentary. Jared also started a band named ‘Thirty Seconds to Mars’ with his brother Shannon Leto. He pursued his acting career along with directing, music composing and producing several gigs. He took part in movies like Panic room, Alexander, Lord of War, Lonely Hearts and Chapter 27.
In the year 2013, Jared made a come-back in the stream of standard acting. He took up a movie titled Dallas Buyers club where he portrayed a transgender lady. This portrayal of Jared won him many awards and appreciation. Jared Leto won hearts in his long career and is often appreciated for his versatility. He has aced every field he has tried and continues to do so. He is known to indulge in an elaborate process of preparation for each of the characters he plays. Leto has been involved with quite a lot of charitable endeavours. The charity Art of Elysium which is known to aid children having severe medical conditions often has Jared Leto volunteering. He is also an avid supporter of the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes.
What are the highest grossing movies of Jared Leto?
- Suicide Squad (2016): $325,100,054
- Panic Room (2002): $96,397,334
- Blade Runner 2049 (2017): $92,044,134
- Fight Club (1997): $37,030,102
- Alexander (2004): $34,297,191
- Dallas Buyers Club (2013): $27,298,285
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