The news that actress and singer Rita Wilson, wife of the universally adored Tom Hanks, was assaulted in New York City by an irate fan made headlines today. Her rescuer husband yelled out to the massive masses, “My wife? Someone yelled, “Back the f**k up!” before diving into an unlit automobile.
They’ve been together for 32 years, which is impressive, and they’ve been through a lot together, including Rita’s breast cancer diagnosis in 2015. Take a look below about her net worth and work for charity.
Rita Wilson Net Worth
The American-Greek actress, producer, and singer Rita Wilson is worth an estimated $100 million. It’s important to remember that Rita’s wealth is combined with that of her husband, Tom Hanks. The couple’s total wealth is estimated to be $400 million.
In the early 1970s, Wilson made her professional acting debut in a guest appearance on “The Brady Bunch,” and she has since maintained a successful acting career in both cinema and television. She’s been in films and TV shows such “The Bonfire of the Vanities” (1990), “Sleepless in Seattle” (1993), “Now and Then” (1995), “That Thing You Do!” (1996), ” Runaway Bride” (1999), and “Girls” (2013-2017) on HBO.
Rita produced “Connie and Carla” (2004) and “Mamma Mia!” (2008) in addition to the immensely successful “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” (2002), which became one of the best-grossing independent films of all time. She has also appeared in “Chicago” on Broadway in 2006 and has recorded four studio albums.
Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks: A Hollywood Power Couple Dedicated to Charity
More than twenty years have passed since Wilson and Hanks became honorary co-chairs of the Women’s Cancer Research Fund. Together, they host an annual Simply Shakespeare event to help the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles work with disadvantaged youngsters.
For their work with veterans and other charitable causes, Rita and Tom received the USC Shoah Foundation’s Ambassadors For Humanity award in 2018, and this year, they were granted honorary citizenship in Greece in recognition of their aid to those affected by the devastating Mati Fire.
To benefit the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, Wilson rapped on a new version of Naughty by Nature’s “Hip Hop Hooray” in April 2020.
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Rita Wilson’s Real Estate Portfolio
Tom and Rita paid $2.95 million in April of 1991 for a magnificent beachside mansion in the ultra-exclusive Malibu Colony. Director John Frankenheimer was the one who made the deal. The current market value of this home is at least $20 million. Tom and Rita bought a house in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles in January 2010 for the sum of $26 million.
Tom and Rita sold two Palisades properties, located next to one another, in May 2017 for a combined total of $18 million. The buyer razed the two houses to the ground to make place for a massive mansion.
Tom and Rita have a ski house in Sun Valley, Idaho, and at least five more properties in the Pacific Palisades. The value of Hanks’ and Wilson’s real estate holdings is estimated to be above $150 million.
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