Hugh Michael Jackman was born on October 12, 1968 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. åÊHis parents were English immigrants to Australia. åÊHe is the baby of the family with four older siblings. åÊIn high school he was captain of his class. åÊHe attended the University of Technology Sydney. åÊFollowing his graduation from university he went on a year-long program with “They Journey” at the Actors Centre in Sydney. åÊAfter completing “The Journey” Jackman enrolled at the Australian Academy of Performing Arts. åÊImmediately after he graduated from the WAAPA he got the lead role for the ABC-TV prison drama Correlli. åÊJackman has adopted two children – Ava Eliot Jackman and Oscar Maxmillian jackman. åÊHe is extremely near-sighted meaning he can not read things far away well prompting him to memorize lines rather than read cue cards. åÊJackman is good friends with Liev Schreiber. åÊInterestingly enough Jackman is an accomplished singer and has a lifelong goal to play Pharaoh in a Broadway or West End London production “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”
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2. Income & Salary
Jackman did not have to wait around to get his first major role starring in the TV series Correlli. åÊHowever, Jackman’s early career was dominated by award winning musical performances. åÊJackman was in “Beauty and the Beast”, “Suset Boulevard” for which he won several best male actor awards, and “Oklahoma”. åÊThere are two stories about how Jackman got the part of Wolverine/Logan. åÊNo other actor has played a super-hero part role more times than Jackman with the previous record holder being Christopher Reeves for Superman. åÊOne story goes that he was a last minute addition to X-Men because Dougray Scott was originally cast but had to stay for åÊMission Impossible II movie shoot that wentåÊover it’s originally scheduled allotted time. åÊThe other story goes that good friend Russell Crowe turned down the part but personally recommended Jackman to director Bryan Singer. åÊIt is possible that Crowe was the replacement plan for Dougray Scott making both stories compatible. åÊIn any case, the superhero role catapulted Jackman’s career who went on to star in roles in critically acclaimed movies such as Les Miserables.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
Jackman has a net worth of approximately $126 million dollars in part as the co-founder of Seed Productions with friend John Palermo. åÊSeed Productions most recently produced X-Men Origins:Wolverine and The Wolverine. åÊIn 2013, Jackman was the third highest paid actor in the world. åÊJackman enjoys buying real estate and making business investments. åÊJackman bought a New York Triplex in Manhattan for $19 million, which is a lot even for New York but the property was originally listed for $40 million. åÊHe also owns homes in Melbourne, Gold Coast, and London. åÊHe has considered investing in Bollywood in Mumbai. The A-lister is a large supporter of Microcredit. åÊJackman has also made repeated investments in the Australian beverage company Balance Water. åÊSounds like a move straight out of Fifty’s playbook.