John Travolta Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, and Career.
John Travolta Net Worth 2020 – John Travolta is an American actor, producer, dancer, and singer. Travolta was first known in the 1970s, after appearing on the television series Welcome Back, Kotter and starring in the box office success Saturday Night Fever and Grease.
Travolta was first known in the 1970s, after appearing on the television series Welcome Back, Kotter and starring in the box office success Saturday Night Fever and Grease.
Talking about his early life, he was born on 1954 February 18th. He experienced his childhood in Englewood, New Jersey.
His father Salvatore Travolta was a semi-professional American Football player and also a tire salesman and partner in a tire company. His mother Helen Cecilia was an actress and singer who had appeared in the “Sunshine Sisters” a radio vocal group.
His father is a second-generation Italian American and his mother is Irish-American. John Travolta grew up in an Irish American neighborhood.
John Travolta is a happy husband to Honolulu-born Kelly Preston and a father to two lovely children.
Travolta attended at Dwight Morrow High School but dropped out as a junior at age 17 in 1971. He decides to become a musical comedy performer.
He dropped out of Dwight Morrow High School at the age of 17 and relocated to Manhattan in order to actively pursue a career in acting. In New York, Travolta made his debut in an off-Broadway production of “Rain” (1972) and was also cast in the Broadway musical “Grease”.
Subsequently, Travolta moved to California to improve his chances of success in Hollywood. In Los Angeles, he made his first TV debut in the Season 2, Episode 2 of “Emergency!”.
After a few other minor TV roles, Travolta was propelled to stardom with the main role of Vincent “Vinnie” Barbarino in ABC sitcom “Welcome Back, Kotter”, a role he played until its final season in 1979.
Travolta’s TV success paved the way for better film roles. Throughout the remaining part of the 1970s, Travolta established himself as an international star with two widely acclaimed and global commercial hits; “Saturday Night Fever” (1977) and “Grease” (1978).
For the former, he received an Oscar nod for Best Actor but lost to Richard Dreyfuss. Grease grossed about $400 million against a budget of $6 million to become the highest-grossing live-action movie musical of all time. However, it was later surpassed by Mery Streep’s 2008 musical film “Mamma Mia!” which grossed over $609 million.
Travolta who is also blessed with amazing vocals recorded most of the soundtracks used in these two movies. He had launched a music career in 1974 and in 1976 released a hit single entitled “Let Her In” which peaked at #10 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Unfortunately, Travolta’s box-office reign didn’t last so long as he experienced more flops than hits throughout the 1980s. The drought seemed to have ended with the release of 1989 romantic comedy “Look Who’s Talking” which grossed almost $300 million from a $7.5 million budget. However, his next outing “The Experts” continued to add to his flops.
Just when critics began to write him off, he made an overwhelming comeback with the lead role of Vincent Vega in 1994 black comedy film, “Pulp Fiction” which grossed about $214 million from a production budget of $8.5 million.
For his next movie “Get Shorty” he received $6 million. He earned $12 million from “Michael” (1996) for which he played the titular role, $8 million from “Phenomenon” (1996), and $7 million from “Broken Arrow’ (1996).
Travolta’s paycheck per role received quite the leap with 1997 science fiction “Face/Off” alongside Nicolas Cage. It grossed about $246 million against $80 million with Travolta receiving $20 million.
As of January 2020, John Travolta has an estimated net worth of more than $200 million. In 2016, Travolta returned to the TV as a producer and actor in the spin-off of American Horror Story, American Crime Story.
The first season entitled “The People v. O. J. Simpson” was critically raved, winning 9 out of 22 Primetime Emmy Award nominations.
John Travolta joined the infamous Church of Scientology during the early stages of his acting career in 1975 and has since remained an active member.