Ben Affleck vs. Jennifer Garner’s Net Worth: Which Celebrity Ex Makes More Money?
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were once one of Hollywood’s favorite couples. In 2015, however, just one day after their 10-year wedding anniversary, the couple announced they were calling it quits. While fans were shocked, Affleck and Garner have proven just how well exes can actually get along while co-parenting their three children, Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel.
All in all, it seems their divorce went as smoothly as you can hope in their situation. However, when it came to their money, Garner and Affleck reportedly used a mediator and business managers to work out their assets. Now that their split is in the past, we can’t help but wonder: Which celebrity ex has the higher net worth? We have answers, ahead.
Ben Affleck’s net worth is $130 million
As a multi-talented member of Hollywood, Affleck has managed to rack up a net worth of $130 million. He’s an actor, screenwriter, producer, and director, so he’s truly made a name for himself in the entertainment industry. One of his most notable roles was in 1997’s Good Will Hunting, in which he starred alongside his real-life BFF, Matt Damon. Affleck won an Academy Award for Best Screenplay, putting him on the map as a reputable actor.
In 2007, Affleck directed his first film, Gone Baby Gone. He then went on to write, produce, and direct 2010’s The Town. One of his most impressive projects was 2012’s Argo, which he produced, directed, and even starred in. He scored another Academy Award for this film, winning the Best Picture category.
In 2016, Affleck became the new face and (more notably) voice of Batman/Bruce Wayne in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. During the same year, he made it into Forbes’ list of the top 10 highest-paid actors in the world. He came in at No. 7, raking in $43 million in 2016. By 2017, however, Affleck fell off the top 10 list.
Jennifer Garner’s net worth is $60 million
Garner may not financially be worth as much as Affleck, but she certainly isn’t hurting for money. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Garner’s net worth comes in at $60 million.
She’s come a long way since she got her start in 1995’s TV movie, Zoya. After being cast in small roles here and there over the next few years, she made a name for herself by landing the starring role in ABC’s Alias. The show aired for five seasons, running from 2001 to 2006. According to The Daily Mail, her original salary for the show started at $40,000 per episode. By the show’s finale, Garner was earning $150,000 per episode.
Garner since moved on to mostly starring in movies. Some of her most notable roles over the years have included 13 Going on 30 (2004), Juno (2007), and Love, Simon (2018). She’s also gotten back into TV more recently, with shows such as Llama Llama and Camping.
Aside from acting, Garner has surely collected some serious cash from her work with endorsements. She became a spokeswoman for Neutrogena in 2010, as well as Capital One in 2014.
They didn’t have a prenup
With all that being said about their earnings, their divorce was made a bit more tricky considering they never had a prenup. Two years after their separation, Affleck and Garner’s divorce settlement details were released.
TMZ reported in April 2017, “We’ve learned there is no prenup, which means all of their earnings during their marriage will be split 50/50, unless they agree otherwise. Ben made a lot more than Jen during the marriage. There are strong signals the case will not be handled in court, but rather by a mediator, especially by the way the docs were filed.”
Affleck bought a $19.2 million home near Garner
In April 2018, E! News reported that Affleck bought a $19.2 million home — less than a mile from Garner’s Pacific Palisades mansion. While Affleck’s girlfriend, Saturday Night Live producer Lindsay Shookus, didn’t move in with him, she has reportedly been staying there on and off.
According to E! News, “Everyone has a good relationship,” and his decision to live nearby Garner was to make life easier for their children. A source reiterated, “They are adults who are co-parenting.”