Name: Olivia Jane Cockburn
Born: 10 March 1984
Occupation: Model, Actress
Olivia Jane Cockburn, better known by her stage name of Olivia Wilde, was born in New York City to an Irish father who is a journalist and an American mother who produces 60 Minutes. After graduating high school from Philips Academy located in Andover, Massachusetts in 2002, she briefly studied acting in Dublin, Ireland at the Gaiety School of Acting. Because of her father, she has dual citizenship in both the U.S. and Ireland. It’s reported she took the stage name of Wilde from Oscar Wilde, the noted Irish author.
Her first acting job was in the film, The Girl Next Door, followed by Alpha Dog (co-starring with Justin Timberlake) and Conversations with Other Woman. Other jobs followed on both the big screen and television, but she began to get more popular after starring on The O.C. as Alex Kelly. She then had a stint on House for over 80 episodes as Dr. Remy “Thirteen” Hadley.
Wilde is public about her politics and has supported the Democratic National Party in the U.S., as do many of Hollywood’s elite. She is also associated with Artists for Peace and Justice as well as the American Civil Liberties Union.
In 2003 she married Tao Ruspoli, the second born son of Prince Alessandro Ruspoli (ninth Prince of Cerveteri) and the Austrian-American Debra Berger, an actress. The marriage to her husband, an Italian-American filmmaker and photographer ended in 2011.
Through her years as an actress an occasional model, we estimate Olivia Wilde’s net worth at $8,000,000 (5,000,000 GBP).
So how much is $8 million dollars really?
Since Olivia has dual citizenship, she could easily visit Ireland any time she wants. With her stash of money, she could fly from New York to Dublin 10,666 times… Coach, that is.
But don’t feel jealous of her money. After all, if she ever got tired of spending time with family, or being crammed in between strangers on the plane, she couldn’t even afford one-half of a luxury home in Telluride, Colorado as the cheapest one listed on Sotheby’s International Realty is going for $16,000,000. Maybe she’ll have to stick to visiting relatives and sleeping on the couch.
See also: Justin Timberlake.