John Travolta’s Staggering Net Worth

Even After Massive Scientology Donation

John Travolta has amassed a huge net worth over his four decade movie career. How did he make his money, and how does he spend it?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, John Travolta's net worth is around $250 million. That puts him on par with Samuel L. Jackson, Bette Midler, Tom Brady, and Tina Turner.

John Travolta is, of course, best known for his acting work. He has, however, had multiple avenues of income over the years. Let's take a look.

He landed his first screen role in 1972 as a fall victim in season two of Emergency! His first significant movie role came when he played the bully Billy Nolan in the 1976 horror, Carrie.


Over the next few years, Travolta starred in the television film The Boy in the Plastic Bubble and the two movies that turned him into a global megastar; 1977's Saturday Night Fever and 1978's Grease. The former earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, making him one of the youngest ever nominees for the gong at 24.

The 1990s was an excellent decade for Travolta, as his acting career saw a mighty resurgence. The platform for the rebirth actually came in the late 80s, with 1989's Look Who's Talking, which had a worldwide gross of $297 million, making it his most successful movie since Grease.

1990's A-List Star Comeback

He starred in the movie's sequels – 1990's Look Who's Talking Too and 1993's Look Who's Talking Now – but his role in 1994's Pulp Fiction, in which he played against type, meant he was indeed back in the big time, and is among the best John Travolta movies of all time.

It included: 2001's Swordfish, 2004's Ladder 49, 2005's Be Cool, 2006's Lonely Hearts, 2007's Wild Hogs and Hairspray (his first musical since Grease), 2008's Bolt (in which he voiced the title character), and 2009's The Taking of Pelham and Old Dogs.

2000s Movies and Beyond

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