Jake Gyllenhaal Net Worth, Salary and Earnings

Have you seen the movie South Paw and really liked it? The lead actor in the movie is Jake Gyllenhaal. He has gone on to star in many other popular movies. In this article, we will discuss his career and net worth. Keep reading to find out more.

Who is Jake Gyllenhaal, and How Much is He Worth?


Full name

Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal

Date of Birth

Dec 19, 1980


43 years old


Actor, Film Producer


6 ft (1.83 m)


United States Of America

Source of Wealth


Net Worth

$80 Million

Last Updated

January 2024

Jake Gyllenhaal is an American actor who has amassed a net worth of $80 million. Jake Gyllenhaal started his career as a child actor. He quickly took on more leading roles and became one of Hollywood’s most popular leading actors.

He is one of Hollywood’s most versatile and respected actors, known for his deep commitment to Excellence in his roles. Throughout the years, he has displayed his range by delving into a multitude of genres, from intense dramas to action-packed thrillers.

Early Life

Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal was born on December 19th of, 1980 in the city of Los Angeles, California. Both of his parents worked closely in the film industry at the time of his birth, and he was raised alongside his sister, Maggie Gyllenhaal, who also became an actor. They were raised in a Jewish household. Jake Gyllenhaal has admitted that he was “privileged” during his childhood upbringing, and his transition into a professional acting career was relatively seamless due to his parents’ careers.

Career and Salary

Jake’s first significant film role was as a child actor in 1991’s City Slickers. Although he spent some time auditioning for various projects, his parents often made him reject roles because of concerns that the film industry would negatively affect his childhood. That being said, Jake had plenty of opportunities to act in films that his father directed. 

Although he was now an established Hollywood actor, Jake found things difficult over the next few years as he made the move from teen to adult roles. His performances in movies like Highway and Bubble Boy were criticized, but he received more appreciation for his role in The Good Girl alongside Jennifer Aniston.

Jake Gyllenhaal’s next major role came in 2004 with The Day After Tomorrow. He depicted the son of Dennis Quaid‘s character in the sci-fi blockbuster that brought in almost $553 million. He followed up with another significant role in 2005’s Brokeback Mountain, a somewhat controversial film about two cowboys who develop a romantic relationship. Co-starring Heath Ledger, the film brought in over $178 million at the box office. Gyllenhaal got many awards for his supporting role and was nominated for an Academy Award.

In 2007, Jake played cartoonist Robert Graysmith, who solved the Zodiac case in the movie Zodiac. He got positive reviews and helped the film bring in almost $85 million at the box office. After starring in the movie Brothers, Jake Gyllenhaal took the lead role in 2010’s Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Adapted from a video game, the film failed to generate positive reviews from critics, but it managed to become a box office record with over $336 million in box office sales.

Although Gyllenhaal failed to bring the same results with films like Accidental Love and Southpaw, he returned to fame with Everest, which brought in over $200 million at the box office. In 2016, Gyllenhaal starred in Nocturnal Animals and subsequently followed up with the horror film Life, which was a critical disappointment. But critics were much more satisfied with Gyllenhaal’s performance in 2017’s Stronger, which was based on the life experiences of a Boston Marathon Bombing survivor.

In 2018, Gyllenhaal showed up in films such as Wildlife and The Sisters Brothers. After securing a role in 2019’s Velvet Buzzsaw, Gyllenhaal returned to the mainstream spotlight after appearing as the villain Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far From Home. The film made $1.132 billion at the box office and became one of the highest-grossing films of 2019.

In 2017, it was said that Jake Gyllenhaal had joined a host of other celebrities in purchasing a Tribeca condo in a converted factory building. The New York building is famous for being the go-to housing for all kinds of high-rollers, including Justin TimberlakeRyan ReynoldsHarry Styles, and Lewis Hamilton. Although some units in the 19th-century building have sold for as much as $44 million (think penthouse suite with a rooftop pool), Gyllenhaal’s condo was purchased for $8.63 million.

Gyllenhaal’s apartment contains a healthy 2,868 square feet of living space, three bedrooms, and hardwood floors. The building itself provides around-the-clock concierge service, security, a pool, and a subterranean motor court for added privacy. Obviously, the strata fees must be through the roof.

In 2005, Gyllenhaal bought a property in Hollywood Hills, which is another area famous for housing celebrities. He bought it for $2.5 million, and the house has a rancher-style feel, a gated driveway, and plenty of other attractive features. The actor later sold the house in 2014 for $3.5 million, earning a cool $1 million profit in the process.


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