Bet you don’t know who she is

When discussions about the wealthiest actors arise, names like Dwayne Johnson and Tom Cruise often take center stage. However, amidst these household names stands the wealthiest of them all—a name less familiar, Jami Gertz.1 Despite her significant wealth, many remain intrigued, asking, “Who exactly is she?”Gertz made a mark in the ’80s through films like “Sixteen Candles” and “The Lost Boys,” seamlessly transitioning to television, showcasing her talent in shows like “Still Standing,” “Seinfeld,” “Modern Family,” and “This is Us.” Her career spanning over four decades solidifies her place in the industry. Yet, her remarkable success story extends far beyond the glitz of Hollywood.

Gertz’s estimated net worth of $3 billion isn’t a mere Hollywood mirage—it’s her tangible reality.2 Beyond her acting career, her partnership with billionaire husband Antony Ressler serves as a gateway to immense prosperity. Their ownership stake in the Atlanta Hawks NBA team and a minority share in the Milwaukee Brewers underscore their diverse investment portfolio. Yet, their influence transcends sports. Their philanthropic endeavors echo profoundly. A $10 million donation to the Ressler-Gertz Foundation supporting the arts, education, health, and Jewish organizations underscores their commitment beyond material wealth. Gertz’s pivotal role as a board director for the Melanoma Research Alliance further emphasizes her dedication to philanthropic causes.