Jessica Alba is an actress who came to the fore in 2000 with the leading role in Dark Angel. She is co-founder of the non-toxic household products company – The Honest Company, which started with diapers and wipes and recently started manufacturing beauty products. The company has about 400 employees and recently launched Honest Detergent – a cleaning product without sodium coconut sulphate.
In 2016, Alba was ranked among Forbes America’s richest entrepreneurs, with net assets of $340 million under 40. Read on to find out what her current net worth is. Also read more about the company, husband, children, size, age and much more.
Jessica Alba’s Bio (Age, Ethnicity)
Jessica Alba was born on 28 April 1981 in Pomona, California, USA, as Jessica Marie Alba. Her father’s name is Mark David Alba, while her mother is Catherine Louisa Jensen. She has a younger brother, Joshua Alba. Jessica was born into a very conservative and Christian family, she and her brother were raised with very traditional family values, but she has always been adventurous and liberal. Already at the age of 11 Jessica Alba showed great interest in acting. She took part in an acting competition, which was endowed with a very attractive prize, and the winner of the competition was given the opportunity to attend a free acting class. That was all she needed to know and she convinced her mother who allowed her to take part in the competition she won. At the end of the acting class Jessica signed a contract and started acting at the age of 13. And so it all began.
She went to Claremont High School and then joined the Atlantic Theater Company. High School was a challenge for her because as a child Jessica faced many health challenges. Twice she had a partial collapse and ruptured lung, asthma (which she says she still lives with), an appendix, pneumonia several times a year, a hyperactivity disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder – a mental illness that makes you do certain things over and over again. Her parents took care of her until she was sixteen years old when she graduated from high school.
The Honest Company
In January 2012 Jessica founded The Honest Company together with Christopher Gavigan. Her desire to use safe, non-toxic items for her household led her to design her brand without inorganic raw materials. She initially started with diapers and baby wipes but has expanded her product line to include cosmetics, making a total of about 100 products. The Honest Company also has about 400 employees.
In 2017, The Honest Company faced several lawsuits from aggrieved customers who claimed that inorganic substances were found in their products, but the company said in defense of their brand that these inorganic ingredients were FDA approved and certified as “organic” by the USDA. Jessica Alba also published a book in 2013 called The Honest Life, based on her experiences as a mother, which tries to help her family live a poison-free life. The book became a New York bestseller the same year it was published.
Filmography and Recognitions
Jessica Alba has a long career in acting and has appeared in dozens of films, including Venus Rising (1995), Never Been Kissed (1999), Idle Hands (1999), Dark Angel (2000-2002), Fantastic Four (2004, 2007), The Love Guru (2008), Mechanic: Resurrection (2016) and many others. In 2001 she received the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award as a favourite actress for her performance in Fantastic Four. In 2009 she received the ALMA awards for her performances in Dark Angel and Machete. In 2012 she received the Teen Choice Award for Best Actress and the Saturn Award for Best Actress.
What Is Jessica Alba’s Net Worth?
This multi-faceted diva is the author of the 2013 bestseller, The Honest Life, and she also owns a beauty and skincare company called Honest Beauty. In 2014, The Honest Company was valued at $1 billion, with Jessica Alba owning 20% of the company, and in 2016 she was ranked as one of the richest female entrepreneurs with a net worth of $340 million. But the litigation that the company faced in 2017 led to a decrease in her net worth from $340 million to $200 million. It was also reported that Unilever was interested in the company and had a deal to buy the company for $1 billion.
Parents, Husband, Kids
Jessica Alba’s parents are of mixed heritage. Her mother, Catherine Louisa, is of Danish, Welsh, German, English and French descent. Her father, Mark David Alba, on the other hand, is of Spanish, Mexican and Jewish ancestry. As confusing as it goes, she decided to participate in an ancestry test in George Lopez’s late-night TV talk show Lopez Tonight. Contrary to what was expected, her heritage was rather too detailed, showing she was 72.5% European, 22.5% Native American, and hilariously, 2% sub-Saharan African, 0.3% Middle Eastern/North African and 0.1% South Asian. The remaining 2.4% was not traceable to any genealogy or ancestral lineage. Overall, it showed that Jessica’s ancestors were migrants who traveled far and wide and had succeeded in making their future generation multi-racial. It’s really funny to see someone who is connected to almost every part of the world.
Before her marriage to Cash Warren, Jessica was reported to have dated a few celebrities like Michael Weatherly, Sergio Garcia, Mark Wahlberg, and Derek Jeter. Her relationship with Michael Weatherly lasted three years and still broke up, despite an engagement. She met her husband – Cash Warren while on set for the movie Fantastic Four in 2004. Cash Warren who is the son of legendary actor, Micheal Warren, was born January 19, 1979, and graduated from Yale with a degree in Political Science. They started dating and officially became a pair in 2005. In 2008, they tied the knots in Beverly Hills Courthouse, Los Angeles. The couple has three kids together, 2 girls – Honor Marie Warren (b. 2008) and Haven Garner Warren (b. 2011) – and a boy – Hayes Alba Warren (b. December 31, 2017).
Jessica Alba’s Height & Body Stats
Jessica Alba is a tall and attractive lady. In 2012, she was voted as the fifth sexiest female star in Hollywood. She stands tall at 5ft 7in (169 cm). She weighs 56 kg and her body measurement is 34-24-34 inches.