John Travolta Net Worth, Biography, News, FAQ
|Popular Name:||John Travolta|
|Real Name:||John Joseph Travolta|
|Birth Date:||February 18, 1954|
Englewood, New Jersey, United States
Kelly Preston (m. 1991; died 2020)
|Net Worth:||$250 Million|
John Travolta is a successful American actor and singer. He made his debut in the Broadway cast of the film “Grease”. He shot to prominence with his role as Vinnie Barbarino in the hit television series, “Welcome Back Kotter”, and the commercially acclaimed television movie, “The Boy in the Plastic Bubble”. Furthermore, he is the brother of American actresses Ellen and Margaret Travolta, and actor, singer, and producer Joey Travolta. John achieved international fame after playing well-acclaimed roles in two successive box-office hits, “Saturday Night Fever” and “Grease”. During the rest of the 1970s, John faced a series of flops making wrong moves in his career and turning down opportunities that would have been very decisive. He has acted in not-so-serious but critically acclaimed movies like “Look Who’s Talking” and its sequels. After struggling a bit, he made a career comeback when he played a starring role in Quentin Tarantino’s crime hit film “Pulp Fiction”. He earned his second Academy Award nomination and proceeded to win a Golden Globe Award for his performance in the commercially successful film,” Get Shorty”. Other notable movies he has been a part of in his career so far include “The General’s Daughter” and “Primary Colors”. Mr. Travolta is also a singer as well. He returned to his musical roots with the movie adaptation of the Broadway hit “Hairspray”, portraying the character Edna Turnblad. Sadly, the star man lost his eldest child in 2009 and recently his wife in 2020. This has taken a toll on his career as can be observed from his reluctance in doing the things he loved to do prior to those unfortunate happenings. He is currently focused on raising his children while also taking proper care of his own health.
Early Life: Childhood, Education
Travolta is of Irish American (mother) and Sicilian American (father) descent. He was born John Joseph Travolta on the 18th of February 1954 in Englewood, New Jersey, in the United States. His father, Salvatore “Sam” Travolta, was a tire seller and a business partner in the Travolta Tire Exchange company, while his mother, Helen Cecilia Burke, was a high school English and drama teacher.
The senior Travolta was a semi-professional American football player and his wife was once an actress and singer.
John has five siblings, brothers Joey and Sam, and sisters Ellen, Ann, and Margaret. He was raised as a Catholic boy before converting to Scientology in 1975.
For his education, the records show that he attended Dwight Morrow High School. However, he ended up dropping out when he was age 17.
Professional Life: Acting Career
His first notable on-screen role was earned in 1976 when he played the role of Billy Nolan in the horror film, “Carrie”. Then, he landed his breakout role in the ABC TV sitcom “Welcome Back, Kotter” where he portrayed the role of Vinnie Barbarino. Between 1976 and 1978, he rose to stardom by acting in films like “Saturday Night Fever”, “The Boy in the Plastic Bubble”, and of course, “Grease”, one of his most iconic appearances to date. Incredibly, “Grease” raked in more than $366 million at the global box office against a budget of $6 million.
After not doing so much in the 1980s, the actor realized a resurgence the next decade by playing the role of Vincent Vega in Quentin Tarantino’s film “Pulp Fiction”, and the movie made him an A-list actor once again.
John’s other movies throughout the 1990s include “Primary Colors”, “A Civil Action”, “Broken Arrow”, “Face/Off”, “Get Shorty”, “Phenomenon”, “Look Who’s Talking”, and “Look Who’s Talking Too”. He remained busy in the 2000s, appearing in movies like “Hairspray”, “Wild Hogs”, “Old Dogs”, “Ladder 49”, “Lonely Hearts”, and “The Taking of Pelham 123”.
Personal Life: Wife, Children, Private Interests, Height
Prior to getting married in 1991, John Travolta was linked romantically to figures like Diana Hyland, Catherine Deneuve, and Marilu Henner. Then, he met his wife Kelly Preston during the filming of the flick “The Experts”.
John and his wife Kelly are the parents of three children by the names of Ella Bleu, Jett, and Benjamin. Sadly, Jett died in 2009 when he was 16 years old. According to a CNN report, the young lad suffered a seizure and died while on vacation in the Bahamas. Kelly Preston died two years ago after battling breast cancer since 2018.
He is 188 centimeters tall and has a weight of 90 kilograms.
Social Media: Instagram and Twitter
The famed actor has remained inactive across all social media platforms except Instagram, on which he possesses an impressive 3.9 million Instagram followers.
He doesn’t subscribe to any other social networking sites as of now.
John Travolta Net Worth: Salary, Income Sources, Brands
Mr. John Travolta’s net worth is estimated at $250 million currently (according to Celebrity Net Worth). He has been accumulating his wealth since the mid-1970s when he started his now-established acting career.
His roles in a plethora of films and shows have contributed to his lucrative fortune. He has been a staple in the film industry for nearly 50 years, and even though he has stepped back a bit on frequently being a part of projects, he is still earning his flowers as one of the greatest movie stars in America.