In addition to her family who adored him and the fans who admired her, Olivia Newton-John left a profound impact on the world, financially, philanthropically and culturally.
Actress, singer and philanthropist, Newton-John was a triple threat and acquired a fortune during her career.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Newton-John was worth a report $60 million. Here’s a look at his work both 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 achieved substantial success in 1978 when the film was released.
Born in England and raised in Australia, Newton-John rose to fame through a career in music.
After being a member of several bands, Newton-John branched out by releasing “If Not for You”, her debut album. The disc was certified platinum in Australia. In 1973, she had a Grammy under her belt for the country song “Let Me Be There.”
Newton John won four Grammys during his career.
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When she landed her role in “Grease,” her career was only catapulted. 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 his continued fame.
One of Newton-John’s most notable hits, “Physical”, was released in 1981 and rose to the top of the charts.
In 1984, after an abundance of films, albums and a few relationships, Newton-John married Matt Lattanzi. The two had a daughter, Chloe Rose, and divorced in 1995.
“Do not stop Believing”
Newton-John faced several episodes of breast cancer, with her first diagnosis in 1992, just six years after the birth of her daughter. After the cancer returned in 2017 at stage four, she revealed that she 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 his New York bestseller Times, “Don’t Stop Believing.'”
In addition to the foundation, an Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Center has already been established in Melbourne Austin Hospital.
Although his name and image are attached to both the foundation and the center, it doesn’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 Walzer Mercher partner, told FOX Business. “Olivia made donations to her donor-advised fund during her lifetime, so the property is already in her donation account. Her estate plan likely includes additional charitable donations, which may qualify for a charitable deduction to reduce taxes on her estate.”
Newton-John moved his foundation to the United States for tax relief, his rep, Michael Caprio, said of the move at the time.
“Olivia and her husband John Easterling have been very active directors of the charity since its inception and have said they look forward to continued support for plant medicine research, particularly for cancer, in the United States,” according to 7 News in Australia.
Easterling grows medical marijuana on his Santa Barbara property. The actress said she used cannabis oil during her health journey.
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Newton-John had homes in Australia and the United States. She had homes in several areas of California, including her home in Santa Ynez, which she bought for $4.69 million, as well as in Florida. She would have sold his Santa Barbara property before his death.
In 2019, she sold her sprawling, 187 acre property in New South Wales. The house had an asking price of $3.9 million.