We know and love Blake Lively for her signature style, her propensity for trolling her husband Ryan Reynolds and roles in Gossip Girl and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. But while we were coveting the 32-year-old actress’s pantsuits and cracking up at her subtle dragging of Reynolds, 43, did you know she was amassing a pretty impressive fortune? Blake Lively’s net worth is—wait for it—a staggering $16 million. Here’s how she made it.
1. TV & Film
Lively first captivated audiences in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants in 2005 and Accepted in 2006. From there, she snagged the starring (and iconic) role of Serena van der Woodsen on the CW drama Gossip Girl and continued on to make The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 in 2008. From there, her career took off even more and she went on to star in The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009), The Town (2010), Green Lantern (2011), Savages (2012), The Age of Adaline (2015), Café Society (2016), The Shallows (2016), All I See Is You (2016) and A Simple Favor (2018). Next up, she’s set to appear in The Rhythm Section in 2020 and The Husband’s Secret, adapted from a novel written by Big Little Lies scribe Liane Moriarty.
There’s no doubt these roles have contributed greatly to her bank account. For perspective, she reportedly earned about $1.1 million for the third season of Gossip Girl (about $50,000 per episode) and $800,000 for her last film, A Simple Favor. Together, the films she’s appeared in have grossed a worldwide total over $200 million.
2. Appearances and Sponsorship Deals
Thanks to fans of her personal style, Lively has banked on several sponsorship deals with high fashion brands like Gucci, where she had a $4 million 2-year contract. She also earned about $50,000 per store opening she would attend.
3. How Does Her Marriage with Ryan Reynolds Factor Into her Net Worth?
In addition to Lively’s personal $16 million, her husband came into their marriage with about $75 million of his own, creating a combined wealth of $91 million. Additionally, they own a $7.5 million apartment in Manhattan, New York, a $2.4 million home in Pound Ridge, New York, and a number of luxury cars and motorcycles.
Blake, if you ever feel like lightening your financial load, we volunteer as tribute.