Rebel Wilson Net Worth: What Is The Net Worth of a Well Known Comedian From Australia?
Rebel Wilson Net Worth
Rebel Wilson is a well-known comedian and actress from Australia, and she now has a net worth of $22 million. Wilson is now most well-known for her appearances in films such as Jojo Rabbit, Cats, and the films in the Pitch Perfect trilogy. After getting her start in Australian television comedy, she successfully transitioned to audiences in North America and is most known for these roles.
Rebel Wilson Early Life
Melanie Elizabeth Bownds gave birth to Rebel Wilson on March 2, 1980 in the city of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Her mother, who is a professional dog handler, initially planned to have a career in mathematics, but in the end she decided to major in Law and Arts at the University of New South Wales. Her mother has worked as a professional dog handler.
At some point in time, she began to be known by the name Rebel. This naming tradition was also followed by at least two of her siblings, namely her sister, who is now known as “Annarchi,” and her brother, who is now known as “Ryot” (Ryot appeared with the third Wilson sister Liberty on the first season of the reality TV show The Amazing Race).
She was a student at the Australian Theater for Young People, and she earned the foreign study fellowship offered by the institution. As a result, she moved to the United States to study improv with Second City.
Rebel Wilson Comedy Career
She first came to the attention of a large number of people in Australia with her performance in The Westie Monologues, a musical that she not only starred in but also wrote, directed, and produced. After that, she continued her touring career with two more hit shows: Spunks and Confessions of an Exchange Student.
She rose to new heights of celebrity in Australia thanks to the comedy series Pizza and The Wedge, as well as the feature film Fat Pizza, which was based on the aforementioned show. During this time, she also started obtaining roles in Hollywood feature films, such as the 2007 Marvel Comics adaption Ghost Rider starring Nicolas Cage. This eventually led to her opting to move to Los Angeles in 2011, and she has been living there ever since.
After making a rapid return to the silver screen in the critically acclaimed comedy Bridesmaids, Wilson went on to make guest appearances on television shows including Rules of Engagement and Workaholics.
She has continued to be a mainstay in comedies that are released in theatres, such as the leading parts she played in Isn’t It Romantic and The Hustle, a 2019 adaptation of the Steve Martin film in which she co-starred alongside Anne Hathaway. It was a busy year for Wilson, as she also appeared in Jojo Rabbit, a “anti-hate satire” directed by Taika Waititi, and the iconic big screen film adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats, both of which were released in the same year.
Aside from her Pitch Perfect films and appearances on Celebrity IOU and LOL: Last One Laughing, Wilson also presented the Australian dog grooming competition series Pooch Perfect (an obvious homage to her work in the Pitch Perfect films) in 2020.
Rebel Wilson Defamation Lawsuit
Australia’s Bauer Media Group sued Wilson for defamation in 2017, and she won. Women’s Day, the Australian Women’s Weekly, NW magazine, and OK! magazine had published articles about Wilson in which she said they inaccurately depicted her as a “serial liar” because of the disparity between her upbringing and her age. A record-breaking sum for defamation lawsuits in Australia, she was given AU $4.5 million in the case, which is more than $3.2 million in American currency as of this writing.
The lawsuit wasn’t about the money, she said in a tweet before it was settled: “Any cash I receive will go to charity, scholarships, or put into the Australian film industry to provide jobs.” When Bauer Media Group filed an appeal in October 2017, the damages were lowered to $600,000 after a successful reversal of the original judgement, which Wilson attempted to appeal but was denied by a judge.
Rebel Wilson Personal Life
Wilson secured an endorsement arrangement with the Australian division of Jenny Craig in the summer of 2011, just before she moved to the United States. During an interview with the press, she revealed that she had lost 22 pounds as a result of the programme and that she would have continued to reduce weight if the Pitch Perfect film series’ creators had not prohibited her from doing so.
A year later, in an interview with The Sun, she said that she “had a position where I was paid a lot of money to be bigger, at times which does kind of play with your brain a bit.” And it was confirmed in the beginning of 2013 that she had parted ways with the company in 2012. Wilson is said to have shared a Hollywood apartment with Matt Lucas from September 2012 to some point in 2015.
Rebel Wilson Property
In 2014, it was said that Wilson had paid $3.75 million for a waterfront estate in her hometown of Sydney, Australia, and another $900,000 to fix up the Victorian-style home from the early 1900s. Rebel put this house on the market for $6.7 million in April 2022.
She owns at least one investment property, a two-bedroom luxury apartment in Balmain, a suburb of Sydney, that used to be a mansion.
She has also been linked to a $3 million loft in the Tribeca neighbourhood of Manhattan. The loft is in an exclusive complex with several other celebrities, including Justin Timberlake, Harry Styles, and the married couple Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively.
She owns a “traditional masterpiece” in the Cape Cod Colonial style that is somewhere in West Hollywood and cost her almost $3 million. She also has a second home in LA that she bought for $2.2 million (either for investment purposes or some other reason). Before moving into her current home, she lived in a 2,500-square-foot Hollywood Hills mansion that she reportedly bought in 2014 for $2.2 million.