Jared Leto is a famous American actor who received a lot of recognition for his role in the television series ‘My So-Called Life.’ Recently, he played the role of ‘Joker’ in the movie ‘Suicide Squad.’ He is also a singer, songwriter, and director. Now let’s have a close look on Jared Leto’s net worth in 2018.
Jared Leto Early Life
Jared Joseph Leto was born on December 26, 1971, in Bossier City, Louisiana. He was born to his father, Anthony Bryant and his mother, Constance Leto. His parents got divorced when he was a child and grew up with an elder brother. He gets his last name from his step-father, Carl Leto. His birth father committed suicide when Jared was eight years old.
Jared’s mother joined the hippie movement, and she is the reason for his encouragement to different forms of art. He always loved music and learned to play piano at a very early age.
Jared Leto was never studious person and dropped out of school when he was in the tenth grade. But soon, he decided to focus on studies and enrolled himself at Emerson Preparatory School in Washington D.C. He grew up around a lot artist and was very much interested in visual arts. So, for further studies, he went to the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
Jared then developed an interest in filmmaking, he was then transferred to the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Jared Leto has never been married and has dated a lot of women in his life. He once was in a relationship with the actress, Cameron Diaz for almost four years. Due to their personal differences, they broke up.
Jared is involved in various charities, especially habitat for humanity. During the time of distress, he and his band members raise a lot of money for the needy community and contribute towards the relief work.
Jared Leto Career
After graduation, Jared moved to Los Angeles in order to pursue his career, he was looking for opportunities in both music and acting. The very same year he got his first role in a cameo in the television show ‘Camp Wilder.’ He received appreciation for his acting and was soon blessed with another opportunity.
Jared Leto starred in a teen television drama series ‘My So-Called Life.’ This was one of the breakthrough roles of his career. His performance stood him out as an actor, and he received a lot of recognition among the audiences and some major entertainment productions.
Jared success in the teen drama television series landed him a minor in the American drama film. Soon, Jared got a lead role in the movie ‘The Last of the High Kings.’ Jared then took a break from the acting and decided to go on a new adventure. He formed a rock band, ’30 Seconds to Mars’ with his elder brother, Shannon Leto. He became the lead vocals, songwriter, and guitarist for the band.
Jared then landed an opportunity to work with actors like Angelina Jolie, Winona Ryder, and Brittany Murphy in the movie, ‘Girl, Interrupted.’ His biggest breakthrough came when he starred in the movie, ‘Requiem for a Dream.’ He received a lot of fame and fortune for his role.
Jared then released the band debut album which focused on the concept of human struggle. The band received a lot of positive critics. Their second album was completely different from the first, and their three singles became a big hit. Jared then appeared in numerous movies and released another album, which became famous than the other two.
One of his notable work can be seen in his recent movies like ‘Dallas Buyers Club,’ ‘Suicide Squad,’ etc. Their fourth album was released in 2013, and it was a super hit, which reached the No.1 spot on the Billboard 200.
Awards & Achievements
Jared Leto is one of the talented personality of the entertainment industry. He has won numerous awards for his incredible work. He has won a ‘Zurich Film Festival Award’ and several ‘MTV Music Awards.’
Net Worth of Jared Leto
The net worth of Jared Leto is approximately $40 million. His main source of income has been his earnings from his contribution to movies and television industries. He also earned a hefty share of income from his band ’30 Seconds to Mars’.
Jared Leto is one the talented person in the industry who is an actor cum musician. He worked hard to achieve the success of this magnitude, as it wasn’t easy for Jared to handle both, acting and the band. Currently, Jared is single but was seen in public many times with a Russian model, Valery Kaufman.