How much is ‘s Net Worth? $70 Million!

Born in 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio, Halle Berry was a diamond in the rough until she began making waves on the American pageant circuit in the late 1980s. Her name was inspired by Cleveland’s popular Halle’s Department Store, and she herself worked in Higbee’s Department Store until her modeling career began to take off. In 1986, she was the first African-American contestant in the prestigious Miss World Pageant, where she finished in sixth place. In 2013, she married French film actor Olivier Martinez, and the happy couple are expecting their first child together later in the year. She already has one child, a five-year-old daughter named Nahla, with model Gabriel Aubry.

Halle Berry has acted in 44 films to date. Her salary as an actress, along with lucrative sponsorship contracts with Revlon, Coty and Versace, puts her net worth at an estimated $70 million. She earns a reported $16 million per year acting, and her contract with Revlon was renewed in 2013. She’s also cultivating a stronger presence behind the camera, and will be producing as well as starring in the upcoming indie comedy “Mother.” Her rate as an actress is generally between $10 and $15 million per film, making her the highest paid actress of color in Hollywood.

Halle Berry is keeping a low profile lately due to her pregnancy, but fans can still catch her in “The Call,” which premiered in March of 2013, and the highly-anticipated “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” which is due out in May of 2014. Halle is also as present as ever in charity projects this year, and she hosted the EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women in Los Angeles in May of 2013. She has also recently partnered with designer Michael Kors in a program called Watch Hunger Stop, which provides meals to children in need.