Jessica Alba is a famous American actress and self-made entrepreneur. These works have earned her massive wealth. She has managed to amass a huge net worth that we will later highlight in this piece. The rest of the piece will divulge more about her identity, interests, and career among others.
Who is Jessica Alba?
When the name Jessica Alba pops up or gets mentioned in a room filled with generation z, millennials, and even boomers, some of the iconic roles she portrayed in Hollywood certainly do come to mind.
Undoubtedly, a few of these portrayed roles that may come to mind include Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Fantastic Four, Honey, and the television series Dark Angel.
Early childhood life
Jessica is from a rich ethnic background. She is the firstborn child born in 1981 to Mexican-American Mark Alba and Catherine Jensen, who has an equally diverse ethnic descent that includes Welsh, Danish, French, English, and German. Jessica has one other sibling, Joshua Alba.
Jessica’s childhood was quite bumpy as she would often get riddled with a myriad of illnesses from her chest problems. At the time, she suffered from asthma and allergies, which escalated further, leading to collapsed lungs.
Alba has always had an interest in dancing since her early childhood days. Unfortunately, her unstable health could not allow her to indulge in it, and her parents could also not be able to afford to enroll her in dance classes at the time as they had their hands full with her hospital bills.
Along the way, she got better and talked her parents into enrolling her in acting classes. Jessica was only eleven years old at the time and already quite a visionary. Besides dancing, acting was her other passion. She got enrolled at Atlantic Theatre Company, which helped her acquire acting skills, and unearth her acting talent.
A career in Hollywood
Jessica Alba came into the acting scene at such a tender age. She landed her first role during her early teenage years. Her career started peaking in the early 2000s when she landed critical roles in Honey and the television series Dark Angel.
She ultimately broke into stardom after landing one of her most significant roles in Marvel’s Fantastic Four and its sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, which was released two years later. She later featured in movies such as Good Luck Chuck and Awake.
However, her success did not come easy. Jessica came into the Hollywood scene when movie producers and executives greatly undermined on-screen and off-screen female representation and racial diversity.
Women would often get included as accessories to the main stories, unlike now where women can take up some of these pivotal roles. This is due to continuous debates and efforts from pioneers such as Alba alongside the influx and gradual acceptance of female script-writers.
She has continually been vocal about how unfair the system was structured against women of color, how she partly struggled and came out of that, and how she wishes to be a source of inspiration for other young women going through the same.
Alba has graced the pages and covers of different magazines alongside being hosted by various talk shows. She has also received several nominations and awards for her excellent portrayal of the characters from her various movies and television series.
A career as an entrepreneur
Jessica decided to venture into business in 2011 when she founded The Honest Company. This was inspired by the niche she spotted in the availability of organic child care products in the market. She had just begun her journey into motherhood in the same year.
The Honest Company specializes in baby care products that get manufactured with naturally obtained ingredients. Its aim was to create a healthy upbringing and assist new mothers in the process of acquiring healthy baby products.
The company continually aims at sensitizing mothers on the importance of using products without artificial additives. Over the years, the brand has diversified into producing household and beauty products.
There was good reception of the company’s products by the market, which greatly contributed to its rise in profits and value. For instance, in 2015, its value went above a billion dollars but fluctuated two years later due to several challenges that the management worked to resolve.
Jessica Alba’s net worth
Jessica continues to have a lucrative career as an actress and businesswoman. Reliable sources claim that her net worth is a whopping 340 million U.S dollars. However, this is an approximated value as the accurate value remains undisclosed.
A massive chunk of her net worth mostly comes from her company’s earnings, whose earnings she shares with co-founders; Christopher Gavigan, Brian Lee, and Sean Kane. Reliable sources have also established that her acting career does not earn her much as her business does.
Jessica’s acting gigs have approximately contributed about 12 million U.S dollars to her net worth, which is relatively meager than what The Honest Company brings her.
Alba has also graced the pages of many entrepreneurial-based magazines as among the most successful women entrepreneurs for her age. She also published a book that got released in 2013 and was well received by the masses.
Her impeccable reputation and substantial social media following have also equally contributed to her net worth. Her massive influence has earned her several deals as an influencer for products of well-distinguished brands. Most of these brands are beauty brands such as L’Oréal and Revlon.
Family and revisiting old interests
Jessica tied the knot, and she shares three lovely daughters with her spouse. Honor and Haven have reignited her dancing spirit as she is mostly seen beside them participating in various viral Tik Tok dance challenges.
She is quite a natural at it as her dance moves appear swift, energetic, and in sync with the beat. She always had it in her and seemingly enjoyed doing so in her children’s company.
She is truly an accomplished woman of color who has reaped massive benefits from two distinct careers. Jessica has always been vocal about her ethnicity and demonstrated her pride in it. Over the years, she has used her platform to empower women and people of color.
We see her continue to ooze an attitude full of optimism and enthusiasm while maintaining her focus despite all the hardships and struggles she has had to endure, especially in her acting career, to accomplish all that.