|Birth Name:||Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal|
|Birth Place:||Los Angeles, California, U.S|
|Hair Color:||Light Brown|
|Date of Birth:||19/12/1980|
|Age:||40 years old|
|Net Worth:||$ 65 million|
|Qualification:||Graduate in Philoshopy|
American actor, Jake Gyllenhaal is popular for his remarkable movies The Good Girl, Donnie Darko, Brokeback Mountain. Jake Gyllenhaal’s movies are the sole cause of his growing fame and finances.
An interesting fact about Jake Gyllenhaal is that he is the godfather of Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams’ daughter, Matilda Rose Ledger. He is also the godson of actress Jamie Lee Curtis and director Paul Newman.
Jake also portrayed the memorable role of Detective Loki in the $46 million budget movie Prisoners alongside Hugh Jackman. This was one of Jake’s movies that boosted his career. Now, he is one among the versatile actors in Hollywood. From his movies and Television roles, he has gained millions of fans and plenty of money. Jake Gyllenhaal’s net reaches approximately $65 million.
Jake Gyllenhaal was born as Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal on December 19, 1980, in Los Angeles, California. Gyllenhaal is the son of film producer Naomi Foner and film director Stephen Gyllenhaal. His father is of Swedish and English descent, and mother is Jewish.
He spent his childhood with his sister Maggie Gyllenhaal. And Maggie and Jake both appeared in a movie, Donnie Darko together. Jake has an inspiring career as he initially worked as a lifeguard and a busboy in a restaurant. Although his parents had enough money for him, his father wanted him to do by himself.
Jake completed his schooling at the Harvard-Westlake School located in Los Angeles. Afterward, he joined Columbia University where his sister was senior to study Eastern religion and Philosophy. Once he dropped his college education to focus on his acting career. However, he was able to complete his graduation.
As Jake’s parent had good ties with the Hollywood industry, it wasn’t that difficult for him to get a role. Gyllenhaal began his career as Child artist in 1991 movie, City Sticker as Billy Crystal’s son. After that, he appeared in several movies like A Dangerous Woman alongside his sister Maggie. Then in 1998, he played a role in a comedy Movie Homegrown alongside his mother and sister.
Caption- Jake Gyllenhaal with sister, Maggie: both featured in his father’s directorial movie A Dangerous Woman.
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But his career took a height when he portrayed the role of Thomas Worther in a Black comedy The Good Girl alongside Jennifer Aniston, John C. Reilly, and Tim Blake Nelson.
Here is the table with the list of Jake Gyllenhaal’s movies.
|Year||Name of Movie||Budget in Dollars||Box-office collection (in dollars)|
|1993||Josh and S.A.M.||18,000,000||1,640,220|
|2001||Lovely and Amazing||250,000||4,677,852|
|2002||The Good Girl||8,000,000||16,856,124|
|2004||The Day After Tomorrow||125,000,000||544,272,402|
|2010||Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time||200,000,000||336,365,676|
|2010||Love & Other Drugs||30,000,000||102,820,008|
|2018||The Sisters Brothers||N/A||N/A|
Jake Gyllenhaal made his TV debut in 1994 on an episode of Homicide: Life on the Street as character Matt. Jake appeared in an episode of Saturday Night Live in 2007 as a host. In 2011, Jake Gyllenhaal appeared alongside Bear Grills in the series Man vs. Wild.
Meanwhile, he also has portrayed the theatre roles. For instance, This Our Youth in 2002, Constellations between 2014 to 2015 and Sunday in the Park with George.
Notably, he has appeared in music video of Jay-Z and Beyonce’s Run.
Well, it is obvious that Jake is a superstar of the Hollywood. And it the place where he gets chance to make money. Till date, he has got $20,000 as the lowest salary from 1991 movie City Sticker. While he got $9,250,000 as his highest salary from 2017’s Wildlife. Definitely, salary from his movies plus bonus, percentage share and compensations are a key source of Jake Gyllenhaal’s net worth.
Here is the list of Jake Gyllenhaal’s movies and reported salary from each movie.
|2018||The Sisters Brothers||$8,000,000|
|2010||Love & Other Drugs||$1,900,000|
|2010||Prince of Persia : The Sands of Time||$4,000,000|
|2004||The Day After Tomorrow||$1,000,000|
|2002||The Good Girl||$800,000|
|2001||Lovely & Amazing||$650,000|
As a whole Jake Gyllenhaal’s net worth approaches $65 million (£46.124 million) from his acting career. Besides, his movies have made a box-office revenue of around $928,942,000. While Jake’s movie box-office sales were $35,728,000. And his top-grossing movie is The Day After Tommorrow that made a revenue of $267,331,000.
Jake Gyllenhaal’s net worth includes his apartment in Tribeca neighborhood of New York City. In Tribeca, superstars like Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, Harry Styles, Meg Ryan and Jennifer Lawrence. So, we can predict the luxurious lifestyle of Jake. Furthermore, he bought this 2,868-square-foot apartment situated in the fifth floor for $8.63 million.
Caption- Jake Gyllenhaal bought an $8.63 million apartment in New York.
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This property also includes a 71-foot indoor swimming pool and a fitness center. Also, it has 5,000-square foot landscaped roof terrace. By the way, the Tribeca apartment is also called dorm for the rich and famous.
According to Muzul, he also owns an Audi Q7 car that cost ranges from $48,300-$61,900.
Caption- Jake owns a luxury car, Audi Q7 and the cost ranges around $48,300-$61,900.
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As a whole, Jake Gyllenhaal’s net worth includes apartment, car, salary from movies, bonuses, his assets and accessories. Importantly, Jake is a millionaire.
Jake Gyllenhaal is unmarried till this date. However, Jake Gyllenhaal has several dating histories or rumors. He dated actress Kristen Dunst from 2002 to 2004. Then in 2007, Jake started dating Reese Witherspoon after meeting on the sets of Rendition. But the couple broke up in 2009. As Jake wanted to marry her, but Reese already had two children to consider. Also, Reese didn’t want to get married. That is why the couple decided to split.
Caption- Jake was dating Blonde Girl, Reese Witherspoon from 2007 to 2009.
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According to Billboard, after 2009, Gyllenhaal dated singer and songwriter Taylor Swift. The lovebirds began dating since October 2010, but things didn’t went as they have thought and separated in January 2011 making a public announcement. So, wildest Dream girl, Taylor Swift was another in the list of Jake Gyllenhaal’s girlfriend.
Caption- Jake and Taylor were in the relationship, and the ex-couple looked adorable together.
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He was then briefly in a relationship with model Alyssa Miller from 2013. Jake and Alyssa’s romance didn’t soar as they broke up in 2014. But this is not the end of Jake Gyllenhaal’s girlfriend or relationship list.
He also dated Jenny Lewis in 2001. Although they aren’t boyfriend/girlfriend today, they are close friends since then. Afterward, he was in a romantic relationship with Italian-American actress, Natalie Portman briefly in 2006.
Then he was seen spending time with France residence, Lea Seydoux in 2012. And in the same year, he was also rumored to be dating Minka Kelly. Additionally, he has also been romantically linked with Rachael McAdams since 2014. McAdams played the role of Jake Gyllenhaal’s wife in the movie Southpaw. In the movie, she has portrayed the role of Jake’s wife who is very caring and supportive.
Caption- Rachel portrayed the role of Jake Gyllenhaal’s wife in the movie Southpaw.
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Jake Gyllenhaal also was rumored getting cozy with Freta Caruso in New York in April 2017. In June 2017, there were rumors that he was in a relationship with actress Lily Collins, however, both the party ignored the rumors. In September 2017, he revealed in an interview that
He would love to go on a blind date and be in a relationship again. But still, I am happy being single at present.
Furthermore, Drew Barrymore might be wishing to be on the list of Jake Gyllenhaal’s girlfriend list. Recently on March 23, 2018, Barrymore was asked to rank three of her co-actor. So, she chose Jake and made a pamphlet where she had written I love Jake Gyllenhaal. Looks like she is deeply in love with Jake.
Caption- Drew Barrymore says that she loves Jake Gyllenhaal.
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Jake Gyllenhaal did not take any steroids or special drugs to enhance his figure. In an interview, Jake stated that before the actual filming of Southpaw, Jake took training classes and was on a strict diet. He weighs 170 lbs and stands tall at the height of 182 cm. His body measurement is 44-16-33.
Two of Jake Gyllenhaal’s movies, Love & Other Drugs, and Nightcrawler were nominated for a Golden Globe Award respectively. Besides, Jake is also nominated for an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Brokeback Mountain (2005).
Moreover, Gyllenhaal became the winner of various award show including like British Academy Film award, Austin Film Critics Association Best Actor award, Hollywood Film Awards, MTV Movie & TV Awards, San Diego Film Critics Society, Young Hollywood Awards, and more.
Caption- Jake Gyllenhaal won the Hollywood Actor Award for the movie Stronger.
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Likewise, he nominated for Young Artist Award, six Teen Choice Awards, Satellite Awards, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, and more.
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This article was published on 2/7/2018 and updated on 3/23/2018.