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An Insider Look At Jami Gertz Net Worth: How Is She Worth $3 Billion?

An Insider Look At Jami Gertz Net Worth: How Is She Worth $3 Billion?

Jami Gertz’s net worth is a staggering $3 billion. She is an actress, celebrity spouse, entrepreneur, and philanthropist currently residing in Los Angeles but was born in Chicago, Illinois. She is also well known for being the wife of the renowned billionaire Tony Ressler since 1989. Tony co-founded Ares Management, which has over $136 billion worth of assets under management. The couple are avid sports fans and can often be spotted watching the franchises they partly own;  the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA and the Milwaukee Brewers. They will also possibly be part owners of the LA Dodgers.

Net Worth$3 Billion
OccupationActress, film producer, sports team owner, and philanthropist
Age58 years
Source of WealthCareer as an Actress, film producer, sports team owner, and philanthropist

Just like many of the elite wealthy, Jami not only owns various assets but has a long storied career pursuing her true passion as an actress. She also understands the importance of giving back to the community through her charitable efforts. Below we will cover how she became so wealthy, her early life and career, and what we love most about Jami.

Jami Gertz
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Birth nameJami Gertz
Known asJami Gertz
Date of birthOctober 28, 1965
Age58 years
BirthplaceChicago, Illinois
Famous AsActress and celebrity spouse
EducationMaine East High School
New York University
Height5 ft 5 in.
Weight139 lbs. (63 kg)
Zodiac signScorpio
Father’s nameWalter Gertz
Mother’s nameSharyn Gertz
SiblingsMichael and Scott
SpouseAntony P. Ressler
ChildrenOliver, Nicholas, and Theo

How is Jamie Gertz worth $3 Billion?

According to the authority of net worths, CelebrityNetWorth.Com, Jami Gertz’s net worth is currently $3 billion. Most of her income is driven by the companies Apollo and Ares, and the sports team Atlanta Hawks NBA. Also, she accumulates a great amount from her acting and film-producing career.

Her yearly income and salary from her career and various ventures is approximated at $250 million.

Her net worth growth (including Tony Ressler’s net worth) over the years was documented when they first reached the billion-dollar mark in 2015:

YearNet worth
2015$1 Billion
2017$1.8 Billion
2020$3 Billion
2023$3.2 Billion

Jami Gertz and her husband, Tony Ressler

Jami Gertz married Tony Ressler in 1989. A year after marrying, her husband co-founded the private equity firm Apollo Global Management, and later, in 1997, he co-founded Ares Management. As of current, Apollo has $300 billion in assets under management and Ares has around $136 billion – of which Tony owns a 33% stake. 

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Ressler was born in 1960 and is also from a Jewish family. He received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in Foreign Service and his MBA from Columbia Business School. It was at his first job out of school at Drexel Burnham Lambert where he made connections with the same people he would eventually co-found Apollo and Ares.

Jami Gertz Real Estate

Jami Gertz and her family own properties in Malibu and Beverly Hills. In Malibu, she has a beach house that is 4,016 sqft, with four bathrooms, and four bedrooms. She bought that house for $3.4 Million (1999), and now it is worth over $12 Million. Additionally, her Beverly Hills home is located in one of the most exclusive gated communities in Beverly Hills, where she enjoys a 360-degree view of LA.

Jami Gertz Philanthropy

Jami is a religious supporter of the Painted Turtle Camp, an organization that takes children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses on camping trips. The Giving Back Fund named Gertz and her husband the #1 donor to the charity of any celebrity in 2010. Jami serves as a board director for the Melanoma Research Alliance, the largest nonprofit funder of melanoma research.

Tony is a member of the board of directors of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Campbell Hall Episcopal School in Studio City, California.

Early life and career 

Jami Gertz was born on  October 28, 1965, in Chicago, Illinois. She was raised in a middle-class family and attended Maine East High School in Park Ridge, Illinois. She later went to college at NYU where she studied Drama.

She landed her first screen role at the age of 17 in “On the Right Track.” And afterward gained success after appearing in “Sixteen Candles,” “Solarbabies,” “Less Than Zero,” and “The Lost Boys.”

Jamie moved to France for a few years to work as a scent designer for Lanvin, and in 1997 she had a recurring role on the popular television series E.R. as Dr. Nina Pomerantz. With time she started attracting more attention to her work and soon got nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Ally McBeal. Later, she started appearing in renowned television series such as “The Neighbors” and “Modern Family.”

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1981On the Right TrackBig Girl
1981Endless LovePatty
1984Sixteen CandlesRobin
1984Alphabet CitySophia
1987The Lost BoysStar
1987Less than ZeroBlair
1989Listen to MeMonica Tomanski
1989Silence Like GlassEva Martin
1990Don’t Tell Her It’s Me a.k.a., The Boyfriend SchoolEmily Pear
1990Sibling RivalryJeanine
1992Jersey GirlToby
1994This Can’t Be LoveSarah
1996TwisterDr. Melissa Reeves
1999Seven GirlfriendsLisa
2001Lip ServiceKat
2006Keeping Up with the SteinsJoanne Fielder
2013Dealin’ with IdiotsRosie
2022I Want You BackRita
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1982–1983Square PegsMuffy TeppermanRegular role; 20 episodes
1983Diff’rent StrokesLindsayEpisode: “My Fair Larry”
1983For Members OnlyMonica MitchellTelevision film
1984DreamsMartha SpinoRegular role; 12 episodes
1983–1984The Facts of LifeBoots St. ClaireRecurring role; 4 episodes
1984Family TiesJocelyn ClarkEpisode: “Double Date”
1991–1992SibsLily RuscioRegular role; 22 episodes
1994SeinfeldJaneEpisode: “The Stall”
1994This Can’t Be LoveSarahTelevision film
1994Dream OnJane HarnickEpisodes: “The Taking of Pablum – Part 1 & Part 2”
1994Related by BirthLilyTelevision short
1995Dream OnMartin’s LoverEpisode: “Take Two Tablets, and Get Me to Mt. Sinai”
1995Hudson StreetAllisonEpisode: “Bells & Whistles”
1997ERDr. Nina PomerantzRecurring role; 6 episodes
2001True LoveTelevision film
2000–2002Ally McBealKimmy BishopRecurring role; 6 episodes
2002Gilda Radner: It’s Always SomethingGilda RadnerTelevision film
2003Undercover ChristmasBrandi O’NeillTelevision film
2005Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell StoryMarilyn GambrellTelevision film
2002–2006Still StandingJudy MillerRegular role; 88 episodes
2006SharkSara MetcalfeEpisode: “Sins of the Mother”
2007Lost Holiday: The Jim & Suzanne Shemwell StorySuzanne ShemwellTelevision film
2009–2010EntourageMarlo KleinRecurring role; 5 episodes
2011Modern FamilyLauraEpisode: “Slow Down Your Neighbors”
2012–2014The NeighborsDebbie WeaverRegular role; 44 episodes
2016This Is UsMarin RosenthalEpisode: “Career Days”
2017Difficult PeopleDavid’s WifeEpisode: “Bernie and Blythe”

Awards (2 nominations)

2001Primetime Emmy AwardsNominee, Outstanding guest actress in a comedy series
2004Young Artist AwardsNominee, Most popular mom & pop in a television series

Final Words

Jami Gertz is one of the renowned female billionaires based in Los Angeles, California. She has been an actress for many decades and remains active since 1981. Although very successful on her own, she derives most of her wealth from being married to billionaire private equity co-founder, Tony Ressler. Despite her immense wealth, what we love most about Jamie is her devotion to philanthropic causes.

Who are some other wealthy philanthropic couples you ask? Read about Jackie Sandler and the causes she and her hubby Adam Sandler stand for.