Jessica Alba is an actress who rose to prominence in the year 2000 with the lead role in Dark Angel. She is a co-founder of non-toxic household product company – The Honest Company which began with diapers and wipes and recently began manufacturing beauty products. The company has about 400 workers and recently launched, Honest Detergent – a detergent free of sodium coco sulphate.
In 2016, Alba was listed among Forbes America’s richest entrepreneurs under 40 with her net worth at $340 million. Read on to see what her current net worth is. Also see more on company, husband, kids, height, age and many more.
Jessica Alba’s Bio (Age, Ethnicity)
Jessica Alba was born Jessica Marie Alba on April 28, 1981, in Pomona, California, USA. 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 in a very conservative and Christan family, herself and her brother were raised with very traditional family values but she has always been adventurous and liberal. Jessica Alba showed great interest in acting from the age of 11. She took part in an acting competition that had a very attractive prize, the winner of the competition would be 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 participate in the competition which she won. At the end of the acting class, Jessica signed a contract and began acting at the age of 13. And that was how it all began.
She attended Claremont High School and then proceeded to attend the Atlantic Theater Company. High school was challenging for her because as a child, Jessica faced a lot of health challenges. Twice she had partially collapsed and ruptured lungs, asthma (which she says she still lives with), appendix, pneumonia multiple times every year, hyperactivity disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder – a mental ailment which makes one do certain things over and over. Her parents were dedicated to taking care of her until age sixteen when she was able to graduate from high school.
The Honest Company
In January 2012, Jessica co-founded The Honest Company with Christopher Gavigan. Her desire to use safe-non toxic things for her household made her design her brand free from inorganic raw materials. She initially started with just diapers and baby wipes but has extended her product line to cosmetics making it about 100 products in total. The Honest Company has also employed about 400 workers.
In 2017, The Honest Company faced multiple lawsuits from aggrieved customers who claimed that inorganic substances were found in their products but the company in defence of their brand said those inorganic ingredients were approved by the FDA and the USDA certified them “organic”. Jessica Alba also released a book, The Honest Life, in 2013 based on her experiences as a mother, trying to create a toxic-free life for her family. The book became a New York Best Seller in the same year it was published.
Filmography and Recognitions
Jessica Alba has long been on the acting scene 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 for Favorite Female Actress for her performance in Fantastic Four. In 2009, she received ALMA Awards for her performances in Dark Angel and Machete. In 2012, she received Teen Choice Award for Best Actress and Saturn Award for Best Actress.
What Is Jessica Alba’s Net Worth?
This multi-faceted diva is the author of the 2013 Best Seller, The Honest Life and she also owns a beauty and skin care products 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 entrepreneurs with a net worth of $340 million. But the lawsuit that the company faced in 2017 caused a decline in her net worth dropping from $340 million to $200 million. It was also reported that Unilever was interested in the company and was making a deal to buy it 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 travelled 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.