Name: Leighton Marissa Meester
Born: April 9, 1986
Occupation: Actress, Singer, Songwriter, Model
Leighton Meester always had a love for acting and modeling. She grew up on Marco Island in Southwest Florida and acted in local plays and productions. At the tender age of 11, her mother moved her to New York City and Leighton began attending Professional Children’s School. She also started working for the ever famous Wilhelmina as a model. Meester was booked as a model for Ralph Lauren and Limited Too. Appearances in television commercials included Tamagatchi and Clearasil. Leighton moved to Los Angeles when she was 14 years old in hope to have a more serious and lucrative acting career.
Meester’s acting career did pick up and she has appeared in several TV shows and movies. Her television credits include Law and Order, Boston Public, Crossing Jordan, 7th Heaven, Eight Simple Rules, Veronica Mars, CSI: Miami and Shark. In 2007, Leighton landed a starring role in the television series Gossip Girl which is still in production today (where she co-starred with Blake Lively). Her movie credits include the Haunting of Sorority Row, Date Night, Country Strong, Monte Carlo (co-starring with Selena Gomez) and That’s My Boy. As if that doesn’t keep Leighton busy enough and earning a substantial living, she also endorses numerous products and has taken up with a band called Check in the Dark. Recently, she went on a five city tour performing her music. At this time, Leighton Meester’s net worth is right about 5 Million dollars.
So, how much is 5 Million dollars really?
Many celebrities these days try to be charitable with their money. If Leighton wanted to open up her bank account and clean it out, she could help a lot of people with new laptop computers. Considering the average Acer brand laptop costs around 450 dollars, she could buy a lot of them however; Acer does give discounts for buying in massive quantities. Meester could actually purchase the laptops for 336 dollars. She could buy enough Acer laptops to provide each and every resident of Marco Island with new computers. That is an amazing 14,879 laptops!