Kelly Preston Net Worth
Kelly Preston net worth and salary: Kelly Preston was an American actress and former model who had a net worth of $180 million at the time of her death. That was a combined net worth with her husband of three decades, fellow actor John Travolta. Most of the family's wealth came from John's career. Tragically, Kelly died on July 12, 2020 at the age of 57 after a battle with breast cancer.
Kelly was notable for appearing in popular movies such as 1985s "Mischief", 1986's "Space Camp", 1988's "Twins" and 1996's "Jerry Maguire in 1996".
Early Life: Kelly was born on October 13, 1962 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her mother Linda worked at a mental health center as an administrator, and her father worked for an agricultural firm, and died from drowning when Kelly was only three years old. Her mother later married Peter Palzis, a personnel director, who adopted Kelly. She took on his name when she began her acting career. She grew up in both Iraq and Australia. When she lived in Australia, she attended Pembroke School in Adelaide, South Australia. Later she was educated at the Punahou School and then eventually she studied drama and theater at the University of Southern California.
Success: While living in Australia as a teenager Kelly was discovered by a fashion photographer. She soon earned commercial and print work jobs. In 1980 she auditioned for the lead role in the star-making film "The Blue Lagoon". The part ended up making Brooke Shields world famous.
In the mid-1980s Kelly began to land roles in various comedy films like "Mischief", "Secret Admirer", "Space Camp" and "Twins". Some of Preston's later notable roles included "Casino Jack", "The Last Song" and "From Paris with Love". Her last film role was 2018's "Gotti" in which she played the role of Victoria "Vicki" Gotti.
Personal Life: In 1987 she met John Travolta on the set of "The Experts". They married September 5, 1991 and had three children. Unfortunately their son Jett died on January 2, 2009, from a seizure he was 17 years old. John and Kelly are some of the most famous Scientologists in the world.
Real Estate: In 1993, John and Kelly spent $3.5 million on a 2.35-acre home in LA's Brentwood neighborhood. The property features an 8,100 square-foot main house, 7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, a tennis court, playground and large swimming pool. In January 2020, John and Kelly sold the home to next door neighbor Scooter Braun, the mega-producer/manager behind the success of Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and more, for $18 million. Braun and his wife Yael Cohen purchased the lot next door in 2014 for $13.1 million. Yael's parents, an extremely wealthy couple named David and Diane – who earned a fortune in the mining industry, own a $12.5 million house across the street.
John and Kelly maintain a $2.65 million LA home in Calabasas which was purchased in September 2019.
Outside of LA, the Travoltas own a 50-acre estate in Maine, a mansion in Clearwater, Florida near the headquarters of Scientology and a very unique home in Ocala, Florida in a neighborhood called the Jumbolair Aviation Estates. This neighborhood is a working private airport for large planes. John and Kelly were some of the first land purchasers in the development. The runway is large enough for John, an avid aviator, to operate his Boeing 707 from the property.
|Net Worth:||$180 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Oct 13, 1962 - Jul 12, 2020 (57 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 5 in (1.676 m)|
|Nationality:||United States of America|