Rebel Wilson Net Worth
Actress and comedian Rebel Wilson is worth an estimated $22 million. As a result of her success in the U.S. market following her breakthrough role in an Australian television comedy, Wilson is currently best recognized in the United States for her performances in Jojo Rabbit, Cats, and the Pitch Perfect franchises.
Life in the Earlier Years
Rebel Wilson was born on March 2, 1980, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, as Melanie Elizabeth Bownds. However, even though she had worked as a professional dog handler for years, her mother ultimately decided to study Law and Arts at the University of New South Wales instead.
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There are at least two of her siblings who go by the names “Annarchi” and “Ryot” (Ryot went on the inaugural season of The Amazing Race with the third Wilson sister, Liberty). At some point, she started going by the name “Rebel.” She was a student at the Australian Theater for Young People when she got an international study scholarship and went to the United States to learn improv at Second City.
Career as a Comedian
Her performance in The Westie Monologues, a touring musical that she co-wrote and produced, first caught the eye of the general public in Australia. She went on to perform two more shows, Spunks and Confessions of an Exchange Student, which were both huge hits on the road. She became a household name in Australia after starring in the comedic series Pizza and the Wedge and Fat Pizza, a feature film based on the show. Along with gaining roles in Hollywood films like 2007’s Ghost Rider starring Nicolas Cage, she eventually decided to come to Los Angeles in 2011 to pursue her acting career full-time.
Soon after Bridesmaids, Wilson returned to the big screen in Rules of Engagement and Workaholics and has since appeared in several television shows. The Hustle, a 2019 version of the Steve Martin classic in which she co-starred with Anne Hathaway, is one of her many comedic roles since her breakout performance in Isn’t It Romantic in 2016. She appeared in Taika Waititi’s “anti-hate satire” Jojo Rabbit, which was set in Nazi Germany, as well as the cinematic adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical Cats that same year, which kept her quite busy.
While Wilson was busy in 2020, she also presented a dog grooming reality program in Australia called Pooch Perfect (a homage to her role in the Pitch Perfect movies), featured on an episode of Celebrity IOU, and hosted a show called LOL: Last One Laughing on Amazon Prime.
In her home Australia, Wilson triumphed in a high-profile defamation suit against Bauer Media Group in 2017. Woman’s Day, the Australian Women’s Weekly, NW magazine, and OK! magazine all published articles about Wilson that she claimed painted her as a “serial liar” because of differences between her childhood and her age.
A record-breaking sum for defamation lawsuits in Australia, she was given AU $4.5 million in the case, which is more than $3.2 million in American currency as of this writing. The lawsuit wasn’t about the money, she said in a tweet before it was settled: “Any cash I receive will go to charity, scholarships or put into the Aussie film industry to provide jobs.” Following an appeal in October of 2017 by Bauer Media Group, a decision that Wilson herself had tried and unsuccessfully challenged before the judge rejected her plea, the damages were reduced from $1.2 million to $600,000.
Jenny Craig’s Australian branch in Australia hired Wilson as an endorser in the summer of 2011. Wilson was preparing to leave Australia for the United States at the time. A spokesperson for the Pitch Perfect film series told the media that she had lost 22 pounds on the program and would have continued to lose more had the makers of the film series not mandated her from dropping any extra weight.
In an interview with The Sun in 2020, she explained that she “had a job where I was paid a lot of money to be bigger, at times which does kind of mess with your brain a bit.” Her decision to leave the company in 2012 was revealed in early 2013. At some point between September 2012 and 2015, Wilson is said to have shared a Hollywood apartment with fellow actor and comedian Matt Lucas.
A beachfront estate in Sydney, Wilson’s hometown, cost $3.75 million to purchase, with an additional $900,000 going toward improvements. The property was characterized as a Victorian-style mansion from the early 1900s. When Rebel put this house on the market in April 2022, she asked $6.7 million for it.
A luxurious two-bedroom flat in a renovated house in Sydney’s Balmain neighborhood is among her investments.
A $3 million loft in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood has also been linked to her, and it’s in the same complex as other superstars including Justin Timberlake and Harry Styles, as well as Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, who are now married.
“Cape Cod Colonial” architectural style “classic masterpiece” that cost almost $3 million is located someplace in West Hollywood, and she has a $2.2 million property in Los Angeles that she bought at the same time (either for investment purposes or some other reason). It was claimed that she paid $2.2 million in 2014 for a Hollywood Hills mansion with 2,500 square feet of living space.
Jessa Martin is the author of Nogmagazine, A professional in writing by day, and novelist by night, she received her bachelor of arts in film from Howard University and her master of arts in media studies from the New School. A Brooklyn native, she is a lover of naps, cookie dough, and beaches, currently residing in the borough she loves, most likely multitasking.