There’s a lot at stake now that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have split up, and while we’re sad to see the A-list couple go, we’re not talking about their six kids — we’re talking about money right now. It’s all about the cash money, the dollar-dollar bills and the dough …
Celebrity estate attorney Donald David told People that he estimates that the 12 Monkeys actor is worth up to $350 million. The lawyer surmises that Jolie is worth up to $275 million, because recently that actress has had “a smaller industry footprint.”
David explained the disparity in their worth: “The reason for the disparity is Pitt has a bigger inventory … And a higher value and a higher residual interest.” The differing new worth’s is likely a result of the mother of six taking a step away from the lime light to focus on her family, helping refugees and working on small independent projects. On the other hand, Brad nabbed roles in hugely grossing movies.
In addition, Pitt is a co-owner of production company Plan B, which produced World War Z, 12 Years a Slave and The Big Short.
Pitt has also starred in big-budget hits over three decades. The heart throb starred in Fight Club, Ocean’s Eleven and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Jolie has done blockbusters like Salt and Maleficent. She also directed Unbroken, which was a commercial success. But she’s spent most of her time directing smaller projects like In the Land of Blood and Honey, By the Sea. She’s also got an upcoming Netflix movie about the Cambodian genocide, First They Killed My Father.
Family law and divorce attorney Marilyn Chinitz estimates that combined the two have a worth up to $500 million. Forbes attributes the majority of that sum to the work that Pitt has done.
The money mag believes that since their wedding in 2014 that the couple has earned a combined $117.5 million — and $555 million combined since getting together in 2004.
David also estimates the movies that Jolie has acted in have grossed a total of $2.1 billion, and the films she has produced and written have grossed about $359 million.
The lawyer also said, “Pitt’s films have grossed approximately more … but he has also been in more films and his films stretch back much further, meaning that their likelihood of generating [more] income is likely to be less.”
David also explains that divorce (lawyers fees, etc) could cost each star $1 million.
In total, the couple shares a number of homes, including a $60 million French countryside villa Chateau Miraval, a $5 million Los Feliz home and an apartment in New York City’s Waldorf Astoria Towers.