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Jami Gertz Net Worth : Acting Career & Charity

American actress, investor, and philanthropist Jami Gertz’s net worth is $3 billion as of May, 2024. 

Meanwhile, Jami is famous for her role in the movies like Crossroads (1986), The Lost Boys (1987), Less Than Zero(1987), Twister (1996), and Quicksilver (1986).

Apart, Gertz is also known for portraying the role of Judy Miller in the CBS sitcom Still Standing and Debbie Weaver in the ABC sitcom The Neighbors.

On October 28, 1965, Jami Gertz was born to Jewish parents Sharyn and Walter Gertz in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Jami Gertz
Jami Gertz

She grew up with her two brothers, Michael and Scott Gertz, in the suburb of Glenview.

Furthermore, she attended a public school, Maine East High School, and completed her high school.

When she took part in a nationwide talent search, she was noticed by Norman Lear.

Later, she got the opportunity to study drama at NYU.

She also became a part-owner of the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association(NBA) in 2015.

Jami is a married woman and mother of three sons.

Let’s know more about her net worth, lifestyle, and investment.

Quick Facts

Full Name Jami Belt Gertz
Net Worth $3 Billion
Gender Female
Birth Date October 28, 1965
Birth Place Chicago, Illinois, United States
Father’s Name Walter Gertz
Mother’s Name Sharyn Gertz
Siblings Michael and Scott Gertz
Profession Actress, Investor, Philanthropist
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Religion Jewish
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Education Maine East High School
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married
Spouse Tony Ressler (married in 1989)
Children Three
Age 58  years old
Height 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m)
Weight 63 kg
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Active Years 1981-present
Movies Endless Love, Quicksilver, Crossroads, Less Than Zero, Twister, Dealin’ with Idiots
Television Shows Still Standing(2002-2006), The Neighbors(2012-2014), Entourage(2009-2010)
Nomination and Awards Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, Ally McBeal(1997) Primetime Emmy(Nominee), Worst Supporting Actress, Twister, The Stinker Bad Movie Awards(Winner)
Source of Earning Movies, Television Shows, Investment
House Beverly Hills, LA, and Malibu
Social Media Not Available
Last Update May, 2024

Jami Gertz’s Net Worth and Income

Net Worth

Twister Actress Jami has an estimated net worth of $3 Billion as of 2021.

Moreover, Jami Gertz amassed this wealth from her career as a television and film actress and investor.

Apart, Gertz has worked in over 20 films and 20 television series so far.

Other Source of Earning

Gertz also earns some money by producing short films through her production house.

Jami’s net worth was increased when she married an American businessman and billionaire, Tony Ressler, back in 1989.

Tony is co-founder of Ares Management which has over $197 Billion worth of assets under management until 2020.

Besides, Tony also has $40 billion private equity firms in Ares Management.

In 2015, she became a minority shareholder of the basketball team, Atlanta Hawks.

Gertz also owns a minority stake in the Milwaukee Brewers as well as in Dodgers.

Currently, Jami is 55 years old and still working as an actress and television personality so, her net worth might increase in the coming years.

Net Worth of Jami Gertz in Different Currencies

Let us determine the net worth evaluation of Jami Gertz in different currencies, including the cryptocurrency BitCoin.

Currency Net Worth
Euro 2,680,246,583
Pound Sterling £ 2,273,599,571
Australian Dollar A$ 4,290,002,680
Canadian Dollar C$ 3,899,490,753
Indian Rupee 214,169,123,559
BitCoin ฿ 87,120.99

Jami Gertz: Houses and Cars


Jami Getz and her family own two luxurious houses: Beverly Hills and another one in Malibu.

Jami’s house at Beverly Hills

Jami’s house at Beverly Hills is in the most prestigious gated neighborhood where many well-known celebrities like Eddie Murphy, Mark Wahlberg, and Denzel Washington live.

Moreover, her house is 13,049 square feet, including the main house with seven bedrooms and ten bathrooms.

The couple purchased this house in 1993.

The 360-degree view of Los Angles can be seen from the rooftop of Jami’s house.

According to the report, the market value of Jami’s Beverly Hills house is around $30 million to $50 million.

Currently, she lives a simple life with her husband and other family members in her house in Beverly Hills.

House At Malibu, California

Back in 2001, ABC’s sitcom Still Standing actress Jami also brought her second house near the beach at Mailbu.

Moreover, her house sits on 4,0167 square feet, including four bedrooms and four bathrooms.

But, the real estate price of Jami’s house is still under review.


The billionaire and veteran actress Jami has an average collection of cars. However, we don’t have exact information about her car collection yet.

Jami Gertz’s Lifestyle & Vacations


Jami is living a blissful married life with her husband and three sons.

Despite being a veteran Hollywood actress, Gertz loves to live a simple and low-key life with her family.

Jami is enjoying a simple life with her family.
Jami is enjoying a simple life with her family. (Source: Getty Images)

Jami tied the knot with LA-based billionaire Tony Ressler on June 19, 1989.

Recently, on June 19, the couple celebrated their 32nd marriage anniversary.

Furthermore, she spends much of her time doing charity works and helping needy people.


Jami is a low-key person and also inactive in social media. So, there is little known about her vacations and travels history.

When Jami is off from filming her films and television shows, she likes to do charity works and spend time with her husband.

Besides, she loves to live her life away from the limelight.

Right now, she is living a quiet life in her house in Beverly Hills.

Recently, she appeared as the owner of the NBA’s basketball team Atlanta Hawks draft section.

Charity & Foundation

Jami works as an active philanthropist and donates a huge amount of money every year to a different charitable foundation.

She and her husband, Tony, established their Ressler-Gertz Foundation for providing money to needy people.

Moreover, Gertz and her husband are top-list charitable celebrities who have donated a huge amount of money to different charities.

Eventually, the couple also became a member of the Painted Turtle Camp, an organization that pays for children suffering from chronic and fatal illnesses on camping trips.

Furthermore, Jami is also a part of board director of Melanoma Research Alliance, a non-profit organization that provides funds for melanoma research.

Back in 2010, The Giving Back Fund listed Gertz and her husband Tony as the number-one donor to the charity of any celebrity.

Besides, the Gertz-Ressler High Academy is a college named after the couple as a member of The Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools.

Apart, Gertz and her husband’s basketball team Atlanta Hawks, raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

They donated $185,000 to the foundation recently, in April 2021.

In October 2020, the couple’s foundation also provided $5 million for entrepreneurship at Herman J. Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship(RCIE).

Movies, Television Shows, Investments, and Endorsement


Jami is an American actress who has worked in more than twenty movies so far.

Moreover, she is among the 80s actress who gained a lot of fame from her outstanding acting performance.

Besides, Gertz rose to fame after playing the role of Robin in the film, Sixteen Candles,1984.

Apart, still, the movie is regarded as one of the best 80’s movies ever made.

Jami Gertz made a lot of money from her roles in the films.

Some of her movies box office collection are listed in the table:

Movies Budget Box Office Collection
Sixteen Candles (1984) $6.5 million $23.7 million
The Lost Boys (1987) $8.5 million $32.2 million
Less than Zero (1987) $8 million $12.4 million
Renegades (1989) $16 million $20 million
Twister (1996) $88-$92 million $495.7 million

Furthermore, she also acted in the movie The Less Than Zero with a veteran Hollywood actor, Robert Downey Jr. 

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Television Shows

Jami appeared in many popular television shows, which helped her to earn a decent amount of money.

She is famous for the role of Judy Miller in the CBC sitcom Still Standing from 2002 to 2006.

Jami Gertz's with CBS's sitcom Still Standing cast.
Jami Gertz’s with CBS’s sitcom Still Standing cast. (Source: CBS)

Besides, Jami also performed in ABC’s sitcom The Neighbors as a Debbie Weaver.

She also works in television shows like Ally McBeal, The Facts of Life, This Is Us, and Entourage.

Apart from acting in television shows, Gertz also serves in television films like This Can’t Be Love(1994), Undercover Christmas(2003), and Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story(2005).


Jami invested her money in different fields like sports, film production, and real estate.

Furthermore, she became part-owner of an NBA’s basketball team, the Atlanta Hawks, in 2015,

She and her husband purchased the team at a market value of $730 million at that time.

On the other hand, she also represented the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA Draft Lottery for 2018, 2019, and 2020 NBA draft.

American veteran actress Jami also invested her money in money in film production.

Besides, she holds a minority shareholder in Milwaukee Brewers as well as in Dodgers.


Despite being a celebrity, Jami’s endorsement details are still under review.

However, she appeared in commercials advertisements at the beginning of her career.

She worked for Diet Pepsi Commerical with Michael J. Fox in the 1980s.

On the other hand, she also acted in the music video “Stick Around” by Julian Lennon.

Jami Gertz’s Career

Jami started acting as a child actress when she acted for Diff’rent Strokes.

Later, her official acting career started in 1983 when she appeared in the television series Square Pegs.

Jami also started her Holywood career with the movie Endless Love in 1981.

Besides, Jami also became part of the 80s famous movie Sixteen Candles.

However, she gained fame and attention after appearing in Less Than Zero in 1987.

Following her outstanding acting career, Jami worked in films like Crossroads, Solarbabies, Listen to Me, Quicksilver, and Jersey Girl.

Moreover, Jami also acted in a blockbuster movie, Twister, in 1996.

She also made an appearance in many television shows like Dreams, The Facts of Life, Sibs, ER, and Ally McBeal.

3 Facts about Jami Gertz

  • Jami also worked as a scent designer for Lanvin.
  • Jami Gertz’s favorite style of clothing is a pair of jeans. She often jokes about her dress.
  • Back in 2011, Jami also gained a producer’s attribute on the Academy Award nomination for A Better Life.


When and where did Jami Gertz meet her future husband?

Jami Gertz was just 21 years old when she met her future husband, Tony Resseler, in 1986.

She met Tony first time through her publicist Susan Geller. After dating for around three years, the couple tied the knot in 1989.

Does she have children?

Yes, Gertz is a mother of threes sons: Oliver Jordan Ressler(born in 1992), Nicholas Simon Resseler(born in 1995), and Theo Ressler(born in 1998).

What is Jami doing right now?

Currently, Jami is busy filming her upcoming film; I Want You Back.



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