Jami Gertz’s net worth is a staggering $3 billion. She is an actress, celebrity spouse, entrepreneur, and philanthropist currently residing in Los Angeles but was born in Chicago, Illinois. She is also well known for being the wife of the renowned billionaire Tony Ressler since 1989. Tony co-founded Ares Management, which has over $136 billion worth of assets under management. The couple are avid sports fans and can often be spotted watching the franchises they partly own; the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA and the Milwaukee Brewers. They will also possibly be part owners of the LA Dodgers.
|Net Worth||$3 Billion|
|Occupation||Actress, film producer, sports team owner, and philanthropist|
|Source of Wealth||Career as an Actress, film producer, sports team owner, and philanthropist|
Just like many of the elite wealthy, Jami not only owns various assets but has a long storied career pursuing her true passion as an actress. She also understands the importance of giving back to the community through her charitable efforts. Below we will cover how she became so wealthy, her early life and career, and what we love most about Jami.
|Birth name||Jami Gertz|
|Known as||Jami Gertz|
|Date of birth||October 28, 1965|
|Famous As||Actress and celebrity spouse|
|Education||Maine East High School
New York University
|Height||5 ft 5 in.|
|Weight||139 lbs. (63 kg)|
|Father’s name||Walter Gertz|
|Mother’s name||Sharyn Gertz|
|Siblings||Michael and Scott|
|Spouse||Antony P. Ressler|
|Children||Oliver, Nicholas, and Theo|
How is Jamie Gertz worth $3 Billion?
According to the authority of net worths, CelebrityNetWorth.Com, Jami Gertz’s net worth is currently $3 billion. Most of her income is driven by the companies Apollo and Ares, and the sports team Atlanta Hawks NBA. Also, she accumulates a great amount from her acting and film-producing career.
Her yearly income and salary from her career and various ventures is approximated at $250 million.
Her net worth growth (including Tony Ressler’s net worth) over the years was documented when they first reached the billion-dollar mark in 2015:
Jami Gertz and her husband, Tony Ressler
Jami Gertz married Tony Ressler in 1989. A year after marrying, her husband co-founded the private equity firm Apollo Global Management, and later, in 1997, he co-founded Ares Management. As of current, Apollo has $300 billion in assets under management and Ares has around $136 billion – of which Tony owns a 33% stake.
Ressler was born in 1960 and is also from a Jewish family. He received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in Foreign Service and his MBA from Columbia Business School. It was at his first job out of school at Drexel Burnham Lambert where he made connections with the same people he would eventually co-found Apollo and Ares.
Jami Gertz Real Estate
Jami Gertz and her family own properties in Malibu and Beverly Hills. In Malibu, she has a beach house that is 4,016 sqft, with four bathrooms, and four bedrooms. She bought that house for $3.4 Million (1999), and now it is worth over $12 Million. Additionally, her Beverly Hills home is located in one of the most exclusive gated communities in Beverly Hills, where she enjoys a 360-degree view of LA.
Jami Gertz Philanthropy
Jami is a religious supporter of the Painted Turtle Camp, an organization that takes children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses on camping trips. The Giving Back Fund named Gertz and her husband the #1 donor to the charity of any celebrity in 2010. Jami serves as a board director for the Melanoma Research Alliance, the largest nonprofit funder of melanoma research.
Tony is a member of the board of directors of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Campbell Hall Episcopal School in Studio City, California.
Early life and career
Jami Gertz was born on October 28, 1965, in Chicago, Illinois. She was raised in a middle-class family and attended Maine East High School in Park Ridge, Illinois. She later went to college at NYU where she studied Drama.
She landed her first screen role at the age of 17 in “On the Right Track.” And afterward gained success after appearing in “Sixteen Candles,” “Solarbabies,” “Less Than Zero,” and “The Lost Boys.”
Jamie moved to France for a few years to work as a scent designer for Lanvin, and in 1997 she had a recurring role on the popular television series E.R. as Dr. Nina Pomerantz. With time she started attracting more attention to her work and soon got nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Ally McBeal. Later, she started appearing in renowned television series such as “The Neighbors” and “Modern Family.”
|1981||On the Right Track||Big Girl|
|1987||The Lost Boys||Star|
|1987||Less than Zero||Blair|
|1989||Listen to Me||Monica Tomanski|
|1989||Silence Like Glass||Eva Martin|
|1990||Don’t Tell Her It’s Me a.k.a., The Boyfriend School||Emily Pear|
|1994||This Can’t Be Love||Sarah|
|1996||Twister||Dr. Melissa Reeves|
|2006||Keeping Up with the Steins||Joanne Fielder|
|2013||Dealin’ with Idiots||Rosie|
|2022||I Want You Back||Rita|
|1982–1983||Square Pegs||Muffy Tepperman||Regular role; 20 episodes|
|1983||Diff’rent Strokes||Lindsay||Episode: “My Fair Larry”|
|1983||For Members Only||Monica Mitchell||Television film|
|1984||Dreams||Martha Spino||Regular role; 12 episodes|
|1983–1984||The Facts of Life||Boots St. Claire||Recurring role; 4 episodes|
|1984||Family Ties||Jocelyn Clark||Episode: “Double Date”|
|1991–1992||Sibs||Lily Ruscio||Regular role; 22 episodes|
|1994||Seinfeld||Jane||Episode: “The Stall”|
|1994||This Can’t Be Love||Sarah||Television film|
|1994||Dream On||Jane Harnick||Episodes: “The Taking of Pablum – Part 1 & Part 2”|
|1994||Related by Birth||Lily||Television short|
|1995||Dream On||Martin’s Lover||Episode: “Take Two Tablets, and Get Me to Mt. Sinai”|
|1995||Hudson Street||Allison||Episode: “Bells & Whistles”|
|1997||ER||Dr. Nina Pomerantz||Recurring role; 6 episodes|
|2001||True Love||Television film|
|2000–2002||Ally McBeal||Kimmy Bishop||Recurring role; 6 episodes|
|2002||Gilda Radner: It’s Always Something||Gilda Radner||Television film|
|2003||Undercover Christmas||Brandi O’Neill||Television film|
|2005||Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story||Marilyn Gambrell||Television film|
|2002–2006||Still Standing||Judy Miller||Regular role; 88 episodes|
|2006||Shark||Sara Metcalfe||Episode: “Sins of the Mother”|
|2007||Lost Holiday: The Jim & Suzanne Shemwell Story||Suzanne Shemwell||Television film|
|2009–2010||Entourage||Marlo Klein||Recurring role; 5 episodes|
|2011||Modern Family||Laura||Episode: “Slow Down Your Neighbors”|
|2012–2014||The Neighbors||Debbie Weaver||Regular role; 44 episodes|
|2016||This Is Us||Marin Rosenthal||Episode: “Career Days”|
|2017||Difficult People||David’s Wife||Episode: “Bernie and Blythe”|
Awards (2 nominations)
|2001||Primetime Emmy Awards||Nominee, Outstanding guest actress in a comedy series|
|2004||Young Artist Awards||Nominee, Most popular mom & pop in a television series|
Jami Gertz is one of the renowned female billionaires based in Los Angeles, California. She has been an actress for many decades and remains active since 1981. Although very successful on her own, she derives most of her wealth from being married to billionaire private equity co-founder, Tony Ressler. Despite her immense wealth, what we love most about Jamie is her devotion to philanthropic causes.
Who are some other wealthy philanthropic couples you ask? Read about Jackie Sandler and the causes she and her hubby Adam Sandler stand for.
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