Two time Oscar Award winner for movies Blue Jasmine and The Aviator, Cate Blanchett is an Australian actress and theater director. She is best known for playing the role of Galadriel in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, starring Elijah Wood, and in The Hobbit trilogy.

The three-time Golden Globe Awards winning actress has also acted in other iconic movies like The Talented Mr. Ripley, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Thor: Ragnarok, and Ocean’s 8.

What is Cate Blanchett’s Net Worth?

The Australian actress has an estimated net worth of $85 million, which she made from the salary she received from different movies. Her salary during 2017 was calculated to be $12.5 million per movie.

Salary and Endorsements

Cate’s salary from the movie Little Fish (2006) was $750,000. She made $10 million form the film Robin Hood, where she played the role of Lady Marian alongside Mark Addy.

Australian actress, Cate Blanchett as Lady Galadriel
Caption: Cate Blanchett as Lady Galadriel in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit series

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Blanchett received $7 million for her role as Mariss Wiegler in the film Hanna, starring Saoirse Ronan and Jessica Barden. She signed an endorsement deal with Armani‘s fragrance line in March 2013, whereupon she received $10 million.

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Cate’s House and Cars

She currently resides in a 9,028 sq ft Victorian mansion in Crowborough, East Sussex area, in the United Kingdom. Cate bought the 13-acre country estate property for $4.5 million.

Blanchett sold her Bulwarra estate in Sydney for $14.7 million. She and her husband previously brought the property for $10 million and spent over $5.6 million in renovations. She sold her vacation home on the island of Efate for $3 million which she had purchased in 2011.


She has a few collections of cars like an Audi A8 which has a starting price of $84,795, a Mercedes GL class of $69,550, a Chevrolet Suburban that has a market price of $50,800, and a Toyota Prius which costs $25,410.

Box Office Hits

She played the role of Galadriel in  The Lord of the Rings trilogy; The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, featuring Sean Astin, Sean Bean, and Orlando Bloom, which earned $871.5 million, $926 million and $1.120 billion, respectively.

Cate reprised the role in The Hobbit series; The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, which grossed over $1.021 billion, $958 million, and $956 million, individually.

Some of her other box office hit movies are The Talented Mr. Ripley, starring Jude Law, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, opposite to Brad Pitt, and Indian Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, with Shia LaBeouf.

She has also acted in movies like Cinderella, Thor: Ragnarok, featuring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Jeff Goldblum, and Mark Ruffalo, and Ocean’s 8, with Anne Hathaway, Sandra Bullock, Helena Bonham Carter, and Rihanna.

Blanchett’s Personal Life

The Australian actress was born as Catherine Elise Blanchett on 14th May 1969 in Ivanhoe, Victoria in Australia. She is the daughter of June Blanchett and Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr. She has an elder brother named Bob Blanchett and Genevieve Blanchett.

Cate Blanchett with Andrew Upton, and their sons and daughter
Caption: Cate Blanchett taking a stroll in the park with husband Andrew Upton, and their two sons and adopted daughter

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For her primary education, she attended Ivanhoe East Primary School and then proceeded to Ivanhoe Girl’s Grammar School and then to Methodist Ladies’ College. For one year she studied fine arts and economics at the University of Melbourne.

50-years-old Cate is a married woman and has been in a relationship with Andrew Upton. The couple met in 1996 and married on 29th December 1997. They have three sons and a daughter, whom they adopted. The name of her sons are Dashiell John Upton, Roman Robert Upton, and Ignatius Martin Upton, and her daughter is Edith Vivian Patricia Upton.