Ben And J.Lo Are Probably Shelling Out Big Time For Wedding No. 2
Ben Affleck has been on a serious roll lately, and not just because he finally locked down Jennifer Lopez, ahem, Mrs. Jennifer Lynn Affleck.
Yup, after a quick Las Vegas chapel wedding, Bennifer is officially a married couple in the eyes of the law, but they're also planning a fabulous three-day wedding this weekend to celebrate their love, according to Page Six. There will be a rehearsal dinner on Friday, a wedding ceremony on Saturday, and a barbecue and picnic on Sunday. And probably a really big bill to sign at the end of it all. (The event's cost is unknown, but their event planner is known for hosting affairs that hit up to $25 million, per Page Six.)
Ben also reportedly shelled out a cool $5 million for J.Lo’s engagement ring, so it seems like he's doing just fine in the money department.
Of course, Ben has a lot more going on aside from being Mr. J.Lo—he has his own successful career as an actor, producer, and director. And while this 50-year-old star married a wealthy woman, he’s not exactly hard up for cash. So, what is Ben’s net worth? Here’s a look back at how he made his money.
How much did he make from the Good Will Hunting screenplay?
Ben broke onto the Hollywood scene in 1997 with Good Will Hunting, the screenplay he co-wrote with his buddy, actor Matt Damon. The movie tells the story of a young man with a genius-level IQ who works as a janitor at MIT, but I think the real geniuses here were Ben and Matt.
Ben earned a mere $300,000 for his work on the screenplay, according to Celebrity Net Worth. And, while that’s not a ton of money in Hollywood, the movie helped launch his career.
How much does he make for acting in movies?
Ben does A-OK with his acting salaries—as in, he’s always making multi-millions for his roles. Here’s a breakdown of some of his biggest paychecks, according to Celebrity Net Worth:
Paycheck: $15 million
Gigli: $12.5 million
Daredevil: $11.5 million
Changing Lanes: $10 million
Reindeer Games: $6 million
At his peak, he was making $15 to $20 million for each movie he starred in, Celebrity Net Worth reported.
How much does he make for producing and directing?
Ben has shifted more into producing and directing over the last few years. He's worked on big-hitting movies like Argo, The Town, and Gone Baby Gone. It’s not clear how much he’s made from each, though.
What partnerships and endorsements has he done?
Ben hasn’t been big in the partnership/endorsement world but, to be fair, many celebrities of his caliber are choosy about what kind of work they're willing to do.
That said, he recently partnered with a sports-betting app from Wynn Resorts as part of their $100 million marketing campaign, according to Bloomberg. He directed and starred in the TV ad for the app.
What real estate does he own?
There's been a lot of buzz surrounding Ben's real estate since the couple's second wedding bash will take place at Ben's estate near Riceboro, Georgia, in August. The 10,000-square foot, five bedroom home on Hampton Island, Georgia, (called "The Big House") was put on the market a few years ago for $8.9 million, but now looks like it's back off the market again, per The Atlanta Business Chronicle.
But this isn't Ben's only pad. This star has been buying and selling pricey real estate for a while now.
In April 2018, he bought a $19 million mansion in the swanky Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles, according to Celebrity Net Worth. It’s a mere 13,450 square feet and features seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms. But the house is now back on the market for nearly $30 million.
After rumors circulated that the couple was trying to buy a multi-million-dollar Bel-Air mansion together, Bennifer appears to have had a change of heart, and the couple plans to move in to J.Lo's place together. But her pad is going under major renovation, so for now, they're leasing James Packer's $60 million mansion.
What charities is he involved in?
Ben distributes some of that hard-earned cash around. He’s supported causes like the Paralyzed Veterans of America, the A-T Children's Project, and Feeding America, among others, per Celebrity Net Worth.
What's his total net worth?
After all of that, Ben's net worth is an estimated $150 million. Combined with J.Lo's stacks, the couple is worth more than half a billion.
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