Hugh Jackman is an Australian actor who has a net worth of 180 million dollars. He was born in the country of Australia. Following his portrayal of “Wolverine” in the X-Men film franchise, Jackman shot to fame in the entertainment industry.
Hugh received a base pay of $20 million for each movie during the heyday of the Wolverine franchise, before factoring in backend involvement.
His other films include The Prestige, The Fountain, and Australia, to name a few examples. As a result of his performance in The Boy from Oz, he got a Tony Award as well as an Emmy for his role as presenter of the Tony Awards.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Hugh Michael Jackson was born on October 12, 1968, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, to parents Katherine and Michael Jackson. Father Christopher John Jackman and mother Grace McNeil were born in England and came to Australia in 1967 when he was a child.
As a result, Jackman enjoys dual citizenship in both Australia and the United Kingdom, as he was born to parents who were born in the United Kingdom. He has four elder brothers and sisters, as well as a younger half-sister from his mother's subsequent marriage.
After his parents split when he was eight years old, Jackman remained in Australia with his father and two brothers, while his mother relocated to England with his two sisters, where he currently resides.
He went to Knox Grammar School, which was exclusively for males on Sydney's Upper North Shore. Following graduation, he took a year off to travel across England before returning to Australia to continue his education at the University of Technology, Sydney.
In 1991, he received his Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of California, Los Angeles. A drama course at university inspired Jackson to enroll and complete a one-year course at the Actors' Centre in Sydney,
He continued his education at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts of Edith Coward University, where he graduated with honors in 1994. Jackson is married and has two children.
An offer for a role in the Australian television series “Correlli” came to Jackman on the same night as his last Academy graduation performance (1995). In 1996, he made the transition from film to stage musicals, appearing in performances of “Beauty and the Beast” and “Sunset Boulevard.”
The films “Erskineville Kings” (1999) and “Paperback Hero” (1999) are among his early projects, as are television appearances on series such as “Law of the Land” and “Blue Heelers.”
As the leader in the Royal National Theatre's production of “Oklahoma!” in London's West End in 1998, Jackman gained international recognition for the first time. His performance garnered him a nomination for an Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical, and he went on to feature in a film adaptation of the stage musical, which was released in 1999.
His major worldwide success came in 2000 when he played Wolverine in the Marvel superhero picture “X-Men,” which also included Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen, and James Marsden as well as other notable actors. In addition to earning USD 296 million at the box office, Jackman was recognized with a Saturn Award for Best Actor for his role in the film.
His portrayal of Wolverine appeared in the sequel films “X2” (2002), “X-Men: The Last Stand” (2006), and “X-Men: Days of Future Past” (2014), as well as the prequel “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” (2009), and the stand-alone features “The Wolverine” (2013) and “Logan” (2015). (2017).
A Guinness World Record was set for Jackman in 2017 for “Longest Career as a live-action Marvel superhero” in recognition of his depiction of Wolverine, which spanned from 2000 to 2017.
Jackman has been in a variety of films and other projects in addition to his work with Marvel. His film credits include the romantic comedy “Kate & Leopold” (2001), for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor; “Swordfish” (2001), in which he co-starred with John Travolta and Halle Berry
The Broadway production “The Boy from Oz” (2003 – 2004), for which he received the Tony Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical in 2004; and the thriller “The Prestige” (2006), in which he co-starred with Christian Other notable films of his include the epic film “Australia” (2008)
The film adaptation of the musical “Les Misérables” (2012), for which he received his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor; and the musical film “The Greatest Showman” (2017), for which he received a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, as well as a Grammy Award for Best Soundtrack Album.
He has also appeared in many television shows, including the hit Hugh Jackman has also appeared in many theatrical and musical performances, including a production of the play “A Steady Rain” (September – December 2009) with Daniel Craig, his one-man show at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco in May 2011
The show “Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway” (October 2011 – January 2012) at the Broadhurst Theatre, a Broadway production of the play “The River” (October 2014 – February 2015) at the Circle in the Square Theatre
As a result of his A-list celebrity status, Jackman has served as the face of several high-profile companies during his career. As a worldwide ambassador for Montblanc, he also serves as a brand ambassador for R.M. Williams, which he joined in March of this year.
In 2019, Jackman embarked on his first global tour, dubbed “The Greatest Show on Earth.” “He's the one. The show, the music, everything.” As well as a handful of Broadway and Hollywood musical performances, he sang songs from the CD “The Greatest Showman: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.” With 88 performances in North America, Europe, and Oceania alone, it was the most successful tour ever.
Jackman and his longtime assistant, John Palermo, created the production business Seed Productions in 2005, which continues to this day. Deborra-Lee Furness, Jackman's long-time girlfriend, is also involved with the firm.
In April 1996, Jackman tied the knot with actress Deborra-Lee Furness. The two had first met on the set of the television drama “Correlli,” where they were both working. Following two losses, Furness and his wife Ava Eliot decided to adopt their children Oscar Maximillian and Ava Eliot.
Jackman is also well-known for his charitable contributions. With the Worldwide Poverty Project, he acts as a global advisor, and he has also voiced the narration of a documentary for them.
Also supporting The Art of Elysium and the MPTV Fund Foundation, as well as the Bone Marrow Institute in Australia, he and his wife are patrons of the Bone Marrow Institute. In addition, he serves as an advocate for World Vision.
In 2011, Jackman founded the Laughing Man Coffee company with his wife, Kate Hudson. After meeting Dukale, a fair trade coffee grower in Ethiopia during a World Vision mission trip in 2009, he felt moved to take action.
There are two Laughing Man Coffee coffee shops in New York, as well as an online shop, where you may purchase their products. Everything that is made from Laughing Man Coffee is donated to the Laughing Man Foundation, which supports educational initiatives, community development, and social entrepreneurship in many parts of the world, including the United States.
In 2012, Jackman spent $21 million buying a triplex apartment in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood. The apartment had been asking for $40 million, so he got a good deal by buying it for a fraction of that price.
The residence is located on the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of the building and has a total living area of 11,000 square feet. The eighth level has three bedrooms, a library, a recreation room, and several bathrooms.
The living room, dining room, and kitchen on the 9th level are all large, measuring 5126 square feet. The ninth story contains multiple master suites, as well as an exercise studio, sauna, and other amenities.