Olivia Newton-John has left a profound impact on the world financially, philanthropically and culturally, in addition to her family, who loved her and admirers who admired her.
An actress, singer, and philanthropist, Newton-John was a triple-threat and achieved a considerable fortune over the duration of her career.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Newton-John was said to be worth $60 million. Here’s a look at his work, on-screen, off-screen and beyond.
‘Grease’ star and Grammy Award winning artist
Best known for her role as Sandy in the film “Grease” alongside John Travolta, Newton-John had already had substantial success by 1978, when the film was released.
Born in England and raised in Australia, Newton-John rose to fame with a career in music.
After being a member of several bands, Newton-John branched out on her own, releasing her debut album “If Not for You”. The record was certified platinum in Australia. By 1973, he had a Grammy under his belt for the country tune “Let Me Be There.”
Newton-John earned four Grammys during his career.
His career was only catapulted when he landed his role in “Greece.” The film gave him more hits, including “You’re the One That I Want,” “Hopelessly Devoted to You” and “Summer Nights.”
Later in her career, the beloved actress also worked on “Glee” and “Dancing with the Stars”, which contributed to her continued fame.
One of Newton-John’s most notable hits, “Physical”, came in 1981, reaching the top of the charts.
By 1984, after a plethora of movies, albums, and a few relationships, Newton-John married Matt Latanzi. The couple had a daughter, Chloe Rose, and they divorced in 1995.
‘Don’t stop believing’
Newton-John faced several bouts with breast cancer, her first diagnosis in 1992, six years after her daughter was born. After the cancer came back as stage four in 2017, she revealed that she had also battled cancer in 2013.
Her husband, John Easterling, 70, of Amazon Herb Company, and Newton-John started a charity called the Olivia Newton-John Foundation in 2020, a year after Newton-John published her New York Times best seller, “Don’t Stop Believin’.” . ,
In addition to the Foundation, an Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Center was already established at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne.
While her name and likeness have been linked to both the foundation and the center, it didn’t necessarily change the star’s fortunes, according to a legal expert.
“The facility opened in 2012 at a cost of $189 million, with state and federal funding, as well as philanthropic support,” Chris Melcher, a partner at Walzer Mercher, told Fox Business. “Olivia made donations to her donor-advised fund during her lifetime, so that the assets were already in her account. Her estate plan probably included additional gifts to charity, a charity to reduce taxes on her. May be eligible for set-aside deduction. Jagir.”
Newton-John moved its foundation to the United States for a tax break, his representative Michael Caprio said of the move at the time.
“Both Olivia and her husband John Easterling have been very active directors of the charity since its inception and have stated that they look forward to continuing their support for plant drug research in the United States, particularly for cancer , according to 7 News in Australia.
Easterling grows medical marijuana on his Santa Barbara property. The actress said that she used cannabis oil during her health journey.