As if Monday mornings weren’t tough enough to get through, we have some disappointing news: There are rumors that Cameron Diaz has retired from acting at age 45, and honestly, we’re pretty bummed out. Diaz, though, is probably totally fine with the decision. She and husband Benji Madden are utterly in love, and she has enough money from past films to live very comfortably for the rest of her life. Speaking of which, what is Cameron Diaz’s net worth, anyway?
The actress has starred in so many amazing films that it’s hard to keep track of them all, and her name is basically iconic at this point. So is it that shocking that she would consider retiring from Hollywood? According to her friend and one-time co-star Selma Blair, not really. In an interview from this weekend featured in Metro.com, Blair talked about the possibility of a sequel to The Sweetest Thing, saying,
She does seem to have a pretty great life, and while money isn’t everything, it probably doesn’t hurt. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Cameron Diaz’s net worth is $140 million. Whew.
That number hasn’t been confirmed by Diaz, but it certainly seems as though it could be accurate. Diaz has been in the spotlight for over two decades. She started modeling at age sixteen, and got her first acting role in The Mask in 1994, a movie that grossed $343.9 million in the worldwide box office. She also appeared in mega-hits like My Best Friend’s Wedding, which grossed $299 million worldwide, and There’s Something About Mary, which grossed $369 million and got her a Golden Globe nomination.
Then there was Charlie’s Angels, which grossed $264 million worldwide; Gangs of New York, which made $193 million worldwide; and the Shrek franchise, with Shrek 2 grossing $919 million worldwide. Back in the ’90s, Diaz made $20 million from her role in Charlie’s Angels, becoming the third actress to make that much from a film.
In 2010, Forbes named Diaz the second richest female celebrity of the year.
There’s also the fact that Diaz has done more than just star in blockbuster movies. In 2013, she released The Body Book: The Law Of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways To Love Your Amazing Body. In 2016, she wrote a second book called The Longevity Book: The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time.
Plus, Diaz is married to another celebrity: Benji Madden, the front man of Good Charlotte. Madden is reportedly worth $14 million, which isn’t peanuts!
All in all, we’re confident in saying Diaz is going to be just fine. Us, on the other hand? We’re definitely going to miss her. She may have earned this early retirement, but Hollywood won’t be the same without her.