What is Jake Gyllenhaal's net worth? 'The Guilty' star lives in $8.3M NYC condo

Jake Gyllenhaal is a phenomenal actor and has made a lot of money from his acting career, let's take a look at the fortune he has made over the years

                            What is Jake Gyllenhaal's net worth? 'The Guilty' star lives in $8.3M NYC condo
Jake Gyllenhaal arrives at the 'Stronger' press conference during the 13th Zurich Film Festival (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Jake Gyllenhaal is one of the most phenomenal actors of this generation and he has the credentials to prove it. After starting his acting career as a child actor, Gyllenhaal has surely come a long way in Hollywood and given some really superlative performances over the years. The actor is set to enthrall the audiences once again with a performance in the upcoming Netflix movie ‘The Guilty’.

The aforementioned movie is based on the Danish film of the same name and will see Gyllenhaal playing the role of a police officer assigned to answer calls at the Emergency desk. This will be Gyllenhaal’s third film that would be premiering on Netflix after ‘Okja’ (2017) and ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ (2019).


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The actor has received worldwide recognition for his performances over the years. It is unfortunate that an actor of such stature has been repeatedly ignored by award ceremonies even when everybody knew that he did deserve some recognition for some of his roles in the recent past. Nevertheless, the actor has made a fortune out of his acting career and seems to be quite private about his life.

So, let’s dig a little deeper and get to know more about him.

Jake Gyllenhaal arrives at the premiere of Sony Pictures' "Spider-Man: Far From Home" at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 26, 2019 in Hollywood, California (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


Early life and career

Born on December 19, 1980, Gyllenhaal was exposed to the world of Hollywood by his parents as they both worked in the entertainment industry as well. He made his acting debut at the age of 11 as Billy Crystal’s son in the 1991 comedy ‘City Slickers’. However, his family did not let him take roles in many movies due to his studies. Gyllenhaal is not the only actor in the family, his sister, Maggie Gyllenhaal, also became an actor. The brother-sister duo worked together on several occasions when they were young and appeared together in ‘A Dangerous Woman’ (1993).

The road to becoming an actor was not easy because his parents told him that he would have to do summer jobs in order to support himself. So, he worked as a lifeguard and as a busboy at a restaurant. Gyllenhaal graduated from the Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles in 1998, and then attended Columbia University, where his sister was a senior.
In 1999, Gyllenhaal received his first lead role in Joe Johnston’s 1999 movie ‘October Sky’. The film turned out to be a success and received acclaim from the critics. The actor was praised for his performance and a lot of critics believed that it was Gyllenhaal’s breakout performance.

However, it was the 2001 movie ‘Donnie Darko’ that made him a bigger star. His acting skills were praised by everyone and made him earn a Best Actor nomination at the Independent Spirit Awards. He won the Breakthrough Performance accolade at the Young Hollywood Awards.

Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Donnie Darko' (Newmarket Films/IMDb)


Gyllenhaal went on to star opposite Dustin Hoffman, Susan Sarandon, and Ellen Pompeo in ‘Moonlight Mile’ (2002). After a string of movies, he made his stage debut in 2002 with ‘This is Our Youth’ and garnered favorable reviews. Ever since, Gyllenhaal has been an active theater actor, appearing mostly in New York productions.

His next big role came in 2004 with ‘The Day After Tomorrow’. The movie was a huge box office success and earned $553 million globally. But his moment of glory came in 2005 when he starred in the beautifully crafted movie titled ‘Brokeback Mountain’. This movie helped him in entering the big league of Hollywood. He won the Best Supporting Actor accolade at the BAFTAs and was nominated in the same category at the Academy Awards.

Heath Ledger (Ennis Del Mar) and Jake Gyllenhaal (Jack Twist) in 'Brokeback Mountain' (Focus Features/IMDb)


Since then, he has been a part of several amazing projects such as ‘Zodiac’ (2007), ‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time’ (2010), ‘Source Code’ (2011), ‘Prisoners’ (2013), ‘Enemy’ (2013), ‘Nightcrawler’ (2014), ‘Everest’ (2015), ‘Nocturnal Animals’ (2016), and ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ (2019).

Achievements and awards

Although, there have been many instances where Gyllenhaal should have won an award, sadly was ignored by juries. Nevertheless, he has won several accolades over the years and every single one of them has been pretty well-deserved.

He received an Academy Award nomination for his role in ‘Brokeback Mountain’ in 2006 and surprisingly, it is the only time he has been nominated for an Oscar. However, the movie made him won the Best Supporting Actor Award at the BAFTAs. He also earned nominations at the BAFTAs for ‘Nightcrawler’ and ‘Nocturnal Animals’ in the Best Actor category.

(Winners results not for publication in any medium until 21:01 GMT February 19, 2006) Jake Gyllenhaal poses backstage in the Awards Room with the award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for 'Brokeback Mountain' at The Orange British Academy Film Awards. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)


On the other hand, he has two Golden Globe nominations for ‘Nightcrawler’ and ‘Nocturnal Animals’.


Gyllenhaal has been associated with a lot of charities and helps vulnerable communities in getting what they deserve. In 2012, he was honored at FIJI Water’s New Eyes for the Needy 80th Anniversary dinner for his work with the organization. At the event, he told the attendees that he has been associated with the organization as a child.

Meanwhile, Gyllenhaal, along with other notable personalities such as Robert De Niro, Bill Clinton, Uzo Aduba took part in 9/11 Cantor Fitzgerald Charity Day in 2017 to raise funds.

The actor is linked with other charities like Afghanistan Relief Organization, American Civil Liberties Union, Bid 2 Beat AIDS, FINCA, Global Green, Mississippi Animal Rescue League, Robin Hood, and Variety – The Children’s Charity.

Real Estate

Since 2017, Jake Gyllenhaal has been living in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City. The actor bought a condo in the area for a whopping amount of $8.63 million. The neighborhood is famous for housing all kinds of high-rollers, including Justin Timberlake, Ryan Reynolds, Harry Styles, and Lewis Hamilton.



The condo features almost 2,900 square feet of living space, three bedrooms, and hardwood floors. The building also offers an around-the-clock concierge service, a swimming pool, and a subterranean motor court for added privacy. 

What is Jake Gyllenhaal’s net worth?

Gyllenhaal is one of the finest talents working in the industry right now and there are no guesses that he charges a good amount of money for making an appearance in movies. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Gyllenhaal’s net worth is estimated at $80 million. Most of his money has come from the working of Hollywood and acting. 

‘The Guilty’ starring Jake Gyllenhaal in the lead role will be released on Netflix on Friday, October 1.

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