John Travolta is an American actor, singer, and dancer who has a net worth of $165 million. John Travolta grew up in Englewood, New Jersey, and began his career as a member of the Broadway cast of Over Here! and the traveling cast of Grease. He moved to Los Angeles to pursue a film career, though his first significant role was in television, on the series Welcome Back, Kotter. At the same time, he landed his first notable film role: a bully in the 1976 horror film Carrie, opposite Sissy Spacek. He soon released his Billboard number-ten single, "Let Her In," and was then catapulted to stardom by his performance in Saturday Night Fever, which he followed up with starring roles in Grease and Urban Cowboy.
Travolta struggled professionally in the 1980s, but regained his status via his role in the 1994 Quentin Tarantino film Pulp Fiction. Notable films since that period include Get Shorty (for which he won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy), Ladder 49, Face/Off, Primary Colors, and a performance in drag for Hairspray, his first musical since Grease. Travolta married actress Kelly Preston in 1991; they had two children, but son Jett passed away in 2009 due to a seizure.