John Travolta’s net worth is a testament to how successful the actor’s entertainment career has been. Here’s how much he’s worth.
John Travolta’s dream to make it as an actor was so intense that he dropped out of high school at 16. When John Travolta was 17, he moved to the famous New York City in 1971. He made his debut in an off-Broadway production of “Rain” in 1972 and then joined the Broadway cast of Grease as a replacement cast member in the role of Doody.
Travolta was still a teenager when he rose to fame, starring as Vinnie Barbarino in the sitcom “Welcome Back, Kotter” in 1975. A year after, Travolta continued his meteoritic rise in the movie industry when he relocated to Los Angeles, California, to further his acting career. Shortly after, the actor landed the lead role in “The Boy in the Plastic Bubble.” He also played significant roles in “Carrie” and “Devil’s Rain.”
However, the actor’s career-defining role came when he starred in “Saturday Night Fever” in 1977 as Tony Manero, for which he received an Oscar Award nomination. Still, another colossal success followed when he appeared in the movie “Grease” opposite Olivia Newton-John. The film grossed $400 million at the global box office, becoming the top-grossing live-action movie musical of all time.
Throughout the 70s and 2000s, Travolta experienced great success on and off the screen and continued enjoying alot of recognition for his successful career. As a result, he also got an increased number of movie offers. Some of these include “Get Shorty,” “Face/off,” “Civil Action,” “Swordfish,” “Ladder 49,” and “Be Cool.”
John Travolta’s Net Worth
Travolta had made much money from his highly successful movie career, starring in multiple box office charting movies. However, the actor, who is also a singer, returned to his musical roots in 2007 when he performed in Hairspray as Edna Turnblad with the help of wigs, makeup, and costumes that transformed him into a sizeable ebullient lady.
John has displayed all these skills in all his musical movies and even provided voiceovers for the animated film “Bolt” and walking on the moon 3D. The 6.2ft Star, who dropped out of high school at 16 years old to pursue his acting dreams, is reportedly worth $250 million.
Travolta Is an Accomplished Pilot
Apart from being a famous actor, John Travolta is also an accomplished pilot who learned how to fly when he was 15 years old and earned his first license in 1978. He’s been an ambassador for the Australian aircraft company Qantas since 2002. Additionally, he owns several private airplanes and Jets, such as a Boeing 727, 707, 737, 747, a Bombardier challenger 601, and three other Gulfstream jets.
The movie star is also crazy about aviation. His mansions in Ocala, Florida, have an airstrip that allows him to fly in and out of his home. The 68-year-old star also commented about his aviation, noting:
He regularly takes pictures of himself from at least 30,000 feet up and shares them with his 3.8 million followers to celebrate National Aviation Day.
Travolta Lost Girlfriend While Filming “Saturday Night Fever.”
Decades ago, while Saturday night fever was still filming in 1977, John Travolta lost his then-girlfriend Diana Hyland to breast cancer. Diana was famous for her roles in “Burke’s Law,” “Smoky,” and “The Boy in the Plastic Bubbles,” where she starred alongside John Travolta as his mother.
John never imagined dating Diana was possible then, probably because of their age difference. John was 23, while Diana was 41. Yet he found Diana Hyland attractive and fell in love with the star. According to John, both were like two maniacs, talking all the time on the set of “Bubbles.” They proceeded to become romantic after a month. The actor also shared with PEOPLE how he had more fun with Diana than ever.
Even secretly, he thought he would never have any successful relationship again until he met Diana, who felt the same way until she passed away. He said:
Travolta Also Lost His Wife To Breast Cancer
John Travolta and Kelly Preston met while screen testing for “The Experts” comedy in 1989. However, it took till 1995 before the couple tied the knot while Preston was pregnant with their son Jett. Travolta had proposed with a six-carat yellow and white diamond ring on new year’s eve in Switzerland. The couple welcomed three lovely kids, Ella, Benjamin, and Jett, during their marriage.
Sadly, the couple lost their first son Jett to a rare autoimmune disease called Kawasaki syndrome in 2009. Nevertheless, they continued to honor their son every year on his birthday. They strived to maintain a blissful and healthy relationship for 28 more years until Preston passed away at age 57 after a two-year battle with breast cancer. After her death, Travolta serenaded his wife on Instagram. He then thanked the medical team at MD Anderson Cancer Center for their efforts. The actor has since focused on raising their kids.