How Is She Worth $3 Billion? – Wealthy Celebrity

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
Occupation Actress, film producer, sports team owner, and philanthropist
Age 57 years
Source of Wealth Career 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 name Jami Gertz
Known as Jami Gertz
Date of birth October 28, 1965
Age 57 years
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois
Famous As Actress and celebrity spouse
Education Maine East High School
New York University
Height 5 ft 5 in.
Weight 139 lbs. (63 kg)
Zodiac sign Scorpio
Nationality American
Ethnicity Caucasian
Religion Jewish
Father’s name Walter Gertz
Mother’s name Sharyn Gertz
Siblings Michael and Scott
Spouse Antony P. Ressler
Children Oliver, 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:

Year Net 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. 

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.”

Jami Gertz
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Year Title Role
1981 On the Right Track Big Girl
1981 Endless Love Patty
1984 Sixteen Candles Robin
1984 Alphabet City Sophia
1985 Mischief Rosalie
1986 Quicksilver Terri
1986 Crossroads Frances
1986 Solarbabies Terra
1987 The Lost Boys Star
1987 Less than Zero Blair
1989 Listen to Me Monica Tomanski
1989 Renegades Barbara
1989 Silence Like Glass Eva Martin
1990 Don’t Tell Her It’s Me a.k.a., The Boyfriend School Emily Pear
1990 Sibling Rivalry Jeanine
1992 Jersey Girl Toby
1994 This Can’t Be Love Sarah
1996 Twister Dr. Melissa Reeves
1999 Seven Girlfriends Lisa
2001 Lip Service Kat
2006 Keeping Up with the Steins Joanne Fielder
2013 Dealin’ with Idiots Rosie
2022 I Want You Back Rita


Year Title Role Notes
1982–1983 Square Pegs Muffy Tepperman Regular role; 20 episodes
1983 Diff’rent Strokes Lindsay Episode: “My Fair Larry”
1983 For Members Only Monica Mitchell Television film
1984 Dreams Martha Spino Regular role; 12 episodes
1983–1984 The Facts of Life Boots St. Claire Recurring role; 4 episodes
1984 Family Ties Jocelyn Clark Episode: “Double Date”
1991–1992 Sibs Lily Ruscio Regular role; 22 episodes
1994 Seinfeld Jane Episode: “The Stall”
1994 This Can’t Be Love Sarah Television film
1994 Dream On Jane Harnick Episodes: “The Taking of Pablum – Part 1 & Part 2”
1994 Related by Birth Lily Television short
1995 Dream On Martin’s Lover Episode: “Take Two Tablets, and Get Me to Mt. Sinai”
1995 Hudson Street Allison Episode: “Bells & Whistles”
1997 ER Dr. Nina Pomerantz Recurring role; 6 episodes
2001 True Love Television film
2000–2002 Ally McBeal Kimmy Bishop Recurring role; 6 episodes
2002 Gilda Radner: It’s Always Something Gilda Radner Television film
2003 Undercover Christmas Brandi O’Neill Television film
2005 Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story Marilyn Gambrell Television film
2002–2006 Still Standing Judy Miller Regular role; 88 episodes
2006 Shark Sara Metcalfe Episode: “Sins of the Mother”
2007 Lost Holiday: The Jim & Suzanne Shemwell Story Suzanne Shemwell Television film
2009–2010 Entourage Marlo Klein Recurring role; 5 episodes
2011 Modern Family Laura Episode: “Slow Down Your Neighbors”
2012–2014 The Neighbors Debbie Weaver Regular role; 44 episodes
2016 This Is Us Marin Rosenthal Episode: “Career Days”
2017 Difficult People David’s Wife Episode: “Bernie and Blythe”

Awards (2 nominations)

Year Award Result
2001 Primetime Emmy Awards Nominee, Outstanding guest actress in a comedy series
2004 Young Artist Awards Nominee, 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.

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