Jared Leto is an actor and musician with a net worth of $40 million. He rose to fame many years ago when he portrayed the teenage heartthrob in a hit television show, My So-Called Life, alongside actress Clare Danes. He is well-known for his very intense acting personality and his desire for a private life in the spotlight. It’s not often that people see him out and about, and it’s rare to see him in a tabloid magazine or other newsworthy item as he keeps very much to himself. A big fan of bringing his mother with him along to his red carpet appearances, he is a very much a homebody and a private man.
Jared Leto is not just an intense actor, either. He’s also a musician, and a very talented one at that. It was back in 1998 when he and his group of friends decided to start a band they named 30 Seconds to Mars, and they’ve introduced four albums since they began their career. One of their albums, the second, went platinum across the world. In addition to his music and his acting skills, Jared Leto is also a talented director. He’s the man behind several famous music videos. He won an Academy Award in 2014 for his role in “Dallas Buyers Club,” alongside famed actor Matthew McConaughey.
Born in Louisiana in 1971, the 43-year-old actor is a Cajun. His father committed suicide when he was only 8, and he and his brother lived with their mother and their grandparents most of their lives. His family did not stay in the Bayou for long, however. His grandfather was Air Force, and that meant that the family moved frequently across the country living in many places throughout his childhood.
Always being around a lot of musicians and hippies thanks to his upbringing, Jared Leto was always drawn to the theater and to music. He dropped out of high school when he was only in the 10th grade, and he decide he would return later. He decided, after that, film making was for him and moved to New York to attend film school. His desire was not to become an actor, but to become a director and to take acting roles as a side job. He was given several small roles here and there over the years, and in 1994 he was cast alongside Clare Danes in My So-Called Life, which was an instant hit.
Most of his life is very private, and Jared Leto is someone who likes to keep it that way. He’s a vegan, he is very involved in politics and he is also very big into animal rights. He also has a soft spot for children with serious medical conditions and spends much of his time doing charity work to raise money and awareness for their conditions and for the children suffering from them. His net worth is primarily from his acting, though he does make several million from his music, which is his other passion.
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