Name: Winona “Ryder” Laura Horowitz
Born: 29 October 1971
Occupation: Actress, Producer
Winona Ryder was born to Cynthia, an author, producer, and editor, and Michael, an author, publisher, editor, and bookseller. She has two older half siblings from her mother and a full blooded younger brother. She was born in Minnesota but her family moved several times during her youth and at one point her family lived in a commune with seven other families. During the time she was born, her father worked for the infamous Dr. Timothy Leary, who was Winona’s godfather.
Winona’s first break into movies came when a director saw an audition tape she sent in. Although she didn’t get the part she was trying for, the director remembered her and gave her a part in the movie Lucas when she was just 15. She was then cast in Square Dance, but the movie wasn’t successful. Her next movie, Beetlejuice, was a success not only at the box office, but with critics alike. Next she appeared in Edward Scissorhands with Johnny Depp. Winona was nominated for a Golden Globe for her following movie, Mermaids, and has been nominated for many awards since then. She has starred in some great movies including Dracula, Little Women, Alien Resurrection co-starring Sigourney Weaver, Black Swan with Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman, and Girl, Interrupted in which she starred opposite Angelina Jolie.
From her numerous movie rolls over the last quarter century, we estimate Winona Ryder to have a net worth of $14,000,000 (GBP 8,856,000).
So how much is $14 million dollars really?
Just as her dad had a love of reading and books, so does Winona. She owns every different copy made of her favorite book, The Catcher in the Rye, including those in different languages. With the money she has, she could actually afford to buy 2,002,861 copies of it in paperback. That’s a whole lot of reading material there. But if you’re thinking you’d love to have that kind of cash on hand, just remember, it isn’t really that much when you put it into perspective. Even she couldn’t afford the $30,800,000 Codex Leicester by Leonardo da Vinci. Even if she could, we doubt she could convince Bill Gates to sell it to her.