Thomas Jacob Black was born on 28 August 1969, in Santa Monica, California US, into a Jewish family, and as Jack Black is perhaps best known as the leading rock vocalist of the band “Tenacious D”, but is also recognised as for his roles in comedy films and as a voice-over actor.
So how rich is Jack Black? Taking into account his incomes from being an actor, a voice talent, a singer/musician and a songwriter, Jack Black’s net worth is estimated by sources at $40 million.
Jack Black Net Worth $40 Million
Jack Black attended Poseidon School, specifically for students having difficulties in the traditional school system, then Crosswords School where his interest in drama was kindled. Jack registered at UCLA, but soon dropped out to follow begin his career in the entertainment industry. Even before that, at the age of 13 and long before his music career, Jack started his acting career on TV by advertising the popular game “Pitfall!”, a very early start to building his net worth.
Jack Black firstly came to prominence when appearing on stage in Tim Robbins’ production of “Carnage” at the 1989 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Jack then appeared in shows like “Mr. Show”, “Life Goes On”, and subsequently in shows with bigger roles thus leading to a greater net worth: “Northern Exposure”, “Picket Fences” and “The X-Files”.
Jack started focusing on film roles, first appearing in a supporting role in a number of Hollywood films such as “Enemy of the State”, “Mars Attacks!”, “The Fan”, “Waterworld”, “Judge Dredd” and “Airborne”. Alongside serious roles which earned him success including “King Kong” (2005) and “Nacho Libre” (2006), Black also appeared in such movies as “Demolition Man” (1993), “The Cable Guy” (1996), “Jesus’ Son” (1999). Jack Black made a great contribution to his current net worth by being paid $1 million for the film “Saving Silverman” (2001) and $2 million for the film “Shallow Hal” (2001). In 2002, Jack was paid $2 million for his role in the film “Orange County”.
Most importantly, Jack Black starred in “High Fidelity” (2000) which was Stephen Frears’ popular adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel of the same name. Black is also a star of “Shallow Hal” (2001), “Tropic Thunder” (2008), “Bernie” (2011), and “School of Rock” (2003) which earned him a Best Actor nomination at the Golden Globes, and has contributed as a voice actor in the popular animated film “Kung Fu Panda” (2008).
Jack Black is also a member of a comedy group named “Frat Pack”, which has appeared in several Hollywood movies and was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award. The salary benefits from these activities have certainly added to Jack Black’s net worth.
Additionally, Jack Black was a contestant in “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” in 2001, winning the $125,000 first prize. In 2008 Jack hosted the Spike Video Games Awards, and has also hosted the Nickleodeon Acceptable TV show,
Meantime, in 1994 Black founded a parallel career along with comedian Kyle Gass when they formed the band “Tenacious D”. Jack describes “Tenacious D” as “a Smothers Brothers for the Dungeons and Dragons misfits set.” This popular band released its own album, produced a movie and several TV series, all of which benefited Jack Black’s net worth by a considerable amount.
In Jack Black’s personal life, he and cellist Tanya Haden married at Big Sur, California in March 2006, and the couple now have two children who, despite a professed atheist himself, Jack has decided will be raised in the Jewish faith.
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