Professional since 1981, Jami Gertz is the focus on an acting career, as well as the business venture, has grabbed her a hefty fortune. She got her career breakthrough from the TV series Square Pegs (1982- 1983) & got further fame through Still Standing (2002- 2006) and The Neighbors (2012- 2014).
Along with her businessman-husband Antony “Tony” Ressler, the co-founder of Apollo Management, Gertz is part-owner of Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
What Is Jami Gertz’s Net Worth In 2020?
Indeed a career spanning over 38 years in the acting industry, the Primetime Emmy nominated actress enjoys the perks of her own success.
Online sources cite that 54-year-old Jami has a net worth of $300 million as of March 2020.
Despite these facts, her married life with billionaire husband Tony Ressler also aids in her fortune growth- she is part-owner of NBA team Atlanta Hawks ever since her spouse Tony & his ownership group purchased the franchise in 2015.
Together, she and her husband are worth $3 billion; the Forbes (report of March 26, 2020) states Tony’s net worth at $2.7 billion.
Jami’s spouse Tony Ressler is co-founder of private equity firms: Apollo Management and Ares Management. Tony’s company has managed $136 billion worth of assets.
Part-Ownership In Atlanta Hawks Of NBA: What Is The Team Worth?
Tony Ressler & his ownership group bought the NBA team Atlanta Hawks in 2015 for a reported $730 million, which got Jami Gertz minority stake in the Hawks.
It became the 2nd highest-paid amount for an NBA team, after a $2 billion purchase of Los Angeles Clippers in 2014 by former Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer.
After 3 years of the purchase, the Hawks transformed their Philips Arena to State Farm Arena at a cost of $192.5 million.
According to Forbes, the Atlanta Hawks’ value as of February 2020 reported at $1.52 billion with a revenue of $251 million.
Furthermore, a member of the investment group led by Mark Attanasio, Jami Gertz and Tony are minority stakeholders of MLB franchise Milwaukee Brewers.
Gertz’s Acting Career Journey
While a student at New York University, Jami was discovered by TV writer & producer Norman Lear & soon made her on-screen debut through the films: On the Right Track and Endless Love; both in 1981.
Thereafter, the Chicago, Illinois-born got a rise to fame after portraying Muffy Tepperman in Square Pegs (1982-1983, 20 episodes- Season 1) alongside Sarah Jessica Parker.
After notable appearances in Dreams (1984, 12 episodes), Sibs (1991- 1992, 22 episodes) and Ally McBeal (2000- 2002, 6 episodes), Gertz earned the lead role in Still Standing (2002- 2006).
There, she shared the screen with Mark Addy and Jennifer Irwin, appearing in 4 seasons & totaled 88 episodes.
With guest roles in Entourage (2009-10) and Modern Family (2011), the American actress was cast as Debbie Weaver in the sci-fi sitcom The Neighbors (2012- 2014) starring Lenny Venito and Simon Templeman.
So far, Jami record 49 acting credits that also includes her work in movies such as:
- Quicksilver (1986)
- Crossroads (1986) starring Ralph Macchio
- The Lost Boys (1987)- $32.2 million in the box office (the budget was $8.5 million)
- Less Than Zero (1987)
- Twister (1996)- $494.5 million in the gross collection (over the budget of $92 million)
Did you know? She and Tom Cruise, both made their film debut through Endless Love (1981).
Donations & Philanthropic Works
She has actively associated her husband Tony’s foundation, Ressler Gertz Foundation, founded in 1997, which provides grants to other non-profit organizations.
In 2011, the Giving Back Fund named the couple as top-donors in 2010, after they donated $10.569 million to their foundation that reportedly has provided grants to:
- LA County Museum of Art- $1.7 million
- Cedar Sinai Medical Center- $400,000
- Bushrod H Campbell and Adah F Hall Charity Fund- $470,000
- Alliance for College – Ready Public Schools- $750,000
- Uja-Federation of New York- $503,000
- Los Angeles Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2028- $333,333
Where Does She Live?
The multi-millionaire actress Jami Gertz lives in Los Angeles, California & owns a vacation home in Malibu. Though, she prefers to keep her asset detail low-key.
As per Virtual Globetrotting, she bought 13,049 sq ft estate in Los Angeles in 1993, that boasts 7 bedrooms & 10 bathrooms for an undisclosed sum.
Her 4-bedroom & 4-bathroom beachfront house in Malibu, spread on 4,016 sq ft, was purchased in 2001.
The Zillow report the median house price in LA around $859,000 while in Malibu, it values at $3.28 million.
Is Mother Of 3 Children
With her husband of over 30 years, Antony Ressler, she is the mother of 3 children. Jami and Antony married on June 16, 1989, & are together ever since.
They are parents to 3 sons: Oliver Jordan (born on May 6, 1992), Nicholas (February 17, 1995) and Theo (born in 1998).
Short-Bio: When & Where Was Jami Born?
Jami (birth name Jami Beth Gertz) was born on October 28, 1965, in Chicago, Illinois, the USA, to Walter Gertz & Sharyn Gertz. Her father was a builder & contractor.
Raised alongside 2 brothers: Michael and Scott, Gertz attended Maine East High School & graduated in 1983.
An American by nationality, Jami hails from an Ashkenazi Jewish family.