Jami Gertz Net Worth: Business & Charity

American Entrepreneur, actress, and venture capitalist Jami Beth Gertz, known as Jami Gertz in showbiz, net worth is about $3 billion.

Jami has appeared in numerous television series, best known for her roles in movies such as Crossroads, The Lost Boys, Less Than Zero, and Quicksilver.

Her notable appearances in television series include Square Pegs, Twister,  CBS sitcom Still Standing, and 2012-2014 ABC sitcom The Neighbors.

Jami Gertz
Jami Gertz

She made her acting debut in the early 80s with an on-screen role in the 1981 film On the Right Track.

Apart from appearing in some notable movies and television series, Jami is also a part-owner of Atlanta Hawk of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Gertz married investor Antony Ressler in 1989. Antony Ressler is a venture capitalist who has invested in several multi-billion dollars projects.

Soon after the couple was married, Antony co-founded the private equity firm Apollo Global Management followed by Ares Management in 1997.

Both of these companies have multi-billion dollars assets under management. Ressler owns an approximated 33% of the firm’s share.

In about 30 odd years Apollo Global team has grown to more than 1,700 employees and 550 investments professionals.

The firm has about $414 billion in assets under management, and Ares Management has more than $179 billion as of this writing.

Back in 2015, the couple appeared for the first time on the billionaire’s list with a total net worth of $1 billion which increased in 2017 to $1.8 billion.

As of this writing, the couple is worth more than $3 billion and change.

They are consistently placed among the most generous celebrities globally and have at times been the number 1 donor to charity out of any celebrity in the world.

Early Life

Jami Gertz was born on October the 28th, 1965, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Jami was raised in a conservative Jewish family in the suburb of Glenview.

Her father, Walter Gertz, was a contractor and her mother, Sharyn, was a builder. She lived with her two brothers Michael and Scott Gertz, in Glenview.

Jami Gertz Early Days
Jami Gertz Early Days

Jami went to the public school and attended Maine East High School, and graduated in 1983.

Quick Facts

Full Name Jami Belt Gertz
Net Worth $3 Billion
Gender Female
Birth Date October 28, 1965
Birth Place Chicago, Illinois, United States
Father’s Name Walter Gertz
Mother’s Name Sharyn Gertz
Siblings Michael Gertz and Scott Gertz
Profession Actress, Investor, Philanthropist
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Religion Jewish
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Education Maine East High School,
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Spouse Tony Ressler (married in 1989)
Children Oliver Jordan Ressler, Nicholas Simon Ressler, Theo Ressler
Age 56  years old
Height 1.65 m, 5 feet 5 inches
Weight 63 kg
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Active Years 1981-present
Source of Earning Movies, Investment
House Beverly Hills, LA, and Malibu
Social Media Instagram
Last Update May, 2022

Jami Gertz Net Worth and Income

Star Jami Gertz has a net worth of a staggering $3 Billion.

She accumulated wealth from her career as a film and television actress and financier.

Even though she had a super successful career of her own, the vast majority of her net worth came after she was married to LA-based billionaire Tony Ressler back in 1998.

Tony Ressler is co-founder of Ares Management which has over $179 Billion worth of assets under management until 2020.

Apart from that, Tony also co-founded Apollo Global Management and owns about 33% of the firm’s share.

Jami Gertz has her own television and film production company named Lime Orchard Productions, established back in 2007.

Jami Gertz on NBA Draft
Jami Gertz on NBA Draft

Unfortunately, after trying to make the business succeed for five years, Gertz had to shut down the company, which made her lose the millions of dollars that she invested in the business.

The company has produced Academy Awards winning movies such as 2011 “A Better Life.”

Similarly, this does not stop here. Jami became a minority stakeholder of the NBA team Atlanta Hawks in 2015.

Likewise, Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers are some other investments she has laid her hands on.

With some savvy business ideas and investments, Jami marked her place in the list of billionaires in 2015.

Net Worth of Jami Gertz in Different Currencies

Net worth of Jami Gertz in different currencies as of May, 2022.

Currency Net Worth
Euro € 2,680,246,583
Pound Sterling £ 2,273,599,571
Australian Dollar A$ 4,290,002,680
Canadian Dollar C$ 3,899,490,753
Indian Rupee ₹ 214,169,123,559
BitCoin ฿ 87,120.99

Jami Gertz Houses, and Cars

Houses

With a net worth of $3 billion and an unlimited stream of money coming in, Jami Gertz has acquired quite a luxurious house.

With several multi-million dollar houses, Jami lives a lavish life with her family. Let’s check them out one at a time.

House Malibu, California

This is not a house Jami spends most of her time in. Her main residence is in the exclusive gated community of Beverly Park.

According to public records, Jami purchased this Malibu home back in 2001 for an undisclosed amount of money.

The house boasts 4,016 square feet of living space with four bedrooms and four bathrooms.

Not much is known about this house, but from the pictures, we can see that the house has a large backyard, a full-sized tennis court, and a swimming pool with tons of sunbathing space.

House at Beverly Hills, Los Angeles

Purchased in 1993, this house is located at Beverley Hills with a stunning 360-degree view of Los Angeles.

House sits on the prestigious gated neighborhood at Beverley Hills with some well-renowned celebrities living next doors, such as Denzel Washington, Eddie Murphy, and Mark Wahlberg.

This is the primary residence of Jami and her family.

The house has 13,049 square feet of living space with seven bedrooms ad ten bathrooms.

The fixed price of the purchase has not been public yet, but some speculations have been made that the couple purchased the property between $34-50 million.

Cars

It seems like the actress is not a car girl. Her collection is quite average.

Jami Gertz has been spotted in numerous automobiles, including Cadillac Escalade and some other convertible cars.

But the brand and model of the cars are not available.

Lifestyle

Jami Gertz tries to keep her personal life secretive and far from media attention.

She lives a happy life with her husband and children in one of her mansions.

Besides that, Jami Gertz is known for her fitness. She workouts daily to maintain her physical shape and meditates to keep her mind in peace and calm.

Husband
Jami With Her Husband Tony

Recently, she appeared as the owner of the NBA’s basketball team Atlanta Hawks draft section.

She likes to spend most of her time with her husband and children.

Most of the time, she likes to spend doing charity works and helping needy people.

Jami Gertz Charity

Jami Gertz has been known for her act of giving back along with her acting.

She has been actively involved in numerous charitable foundations and supports many causes.

In 2010, The Giving Back Fund listed Gertz and her husband Tony as the number-one donor to the charity of any celebrity.

She works as an active philanthropist and donates a huge chunk of money to a different charitable trust every year.

Jami, along with her husband Tony, established Ressler-Gertz Foundation in 1997 in Encino, California, with the motive of providing money to people in need.

The foundation has no employees, and the latest revenue was over $7,288,499.

Moreover, the duo also became a member of the Painted Turtle Camp, an organization that pays for children suffering from chronic and fatal illnesses on camping trips.

Furthermore, Jami also serves as a board member of Melanoma Research Alliance, a non-profit organization that provides funds for melanoma research.

In October 2020, the couple’s foundation also provided $5 million for entrepreneurship at Herman J. Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (RCIE).

Also, the Gertz-Ressler High Academy is a college named after the couple as a member of The Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools.

Gertz and her husband’s basketball team, Atlanta Hawks, raised funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. They donated $200,000 to the foundation recently, in April 2021.

Movies, Television Shows, Investments, and Endorsement

Movies and TV Shows

Jami Gertz has appeared on numerous big screens and small screens during the course of her career.

According to IMDB, Jami has over 50 credits as an actress combining both movies and television series.

Similarly, she has 1 credit as a producer.

She is best known for the movies such as Twister, The Lost Boys, Still Standing, and Sixteen Candles.

The movie Sixteen Candles is regarded as one of the best 80’s movies ever made.

As Movie Box Office Collection
Leading 3 $18,390,396
Supporting 3 $552,386,027
Producer 1 $1,884,251

Apart from appearing on the big screen opposite of star-like Robert Downey Jr., Jami has also appeared in many popular television shows.

She has been a part of some iconic television series which include ABS’s sitcom The Neighbors as Debbie Weaver, CBS sitcom Sill standing from 2002-2006, Ally McBeal, The Facts of Life, This Is Us, and Entourage.

Similarly, she also appeared in television films such as 1994 This Can’t Be Love, Undercover Christmas, and Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story.

Investments

Jami Gertz has made some savvy business investments throughout her career.

Her area of investments includes Sports, film Production Company, and real estate.

She became part-owner of an NBA basketball team, the Atlanta Hawks, in 2015 with an investment of $730 million.

She not just serves as owner of the team but also involves herself in important events such as representing the team at the time of the draft.

NBA Draft Lottery
NBA Draft Lottery

Reportedly, she represented Atlanta Hawks in the NBA Draft for 2019, 2019, and 2020.

Similarly, she also invested in a Film Production Company, which was later shut down.

Besides, she holds a minority stake in Milwaukee Brewers as well as in Dodgers.

Endorsements

Jami Gertz appeared in different commercials during the 80s, including Diet Pepsi.

Career

Jami Gertz first appeared on-screen in the 1981 film On the Right Track.

Her first on-screen role was in the 1981 film On the Right Track. After that, she truly gained recognition from 80s programs “Square Pegs,” “Different Strokes,” etc.

Family
Jami and Family

Jami also started her Hollywood movie career with the movie Endless Love in 1981.

She was nominated for a Razzie Award in 1997 for the movie Twister.

Apart from her professional life, Jami and Tony tied their knot on June 19, 1989. They have three children together.

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Facts About Jami Gertz

  • Her father, Walter Gertz, was a successful Chicago contractor.
  • Jami, along with her husband, is consistently ranked number 1 among the most generous celebs in the world.
  • Jami also worked as a scent designer for Lanvin.

FAQs

How did Jami Gertz get so rich?

Though she had a successful career in the movie industry of her own, her net worth hikes after she married billionaire Tony Ressler in 1989.

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