Over nearly three decades, Gabrielle Union has built herself into a household name in Hollywood.
Throughout her career, the veteran actress has always been transparent about her come-up, which came with its shortcomings.
In a sit-down interview with Bloomberg’s Idea Generation, Union took viewers on a journey about how she has accumulated her wealth of multi-millions, which first started in 1995 when she officially ventured into acting.
Union went from landing $120 per day with modeling gigs in L.A. to starring in high-grossing films including “Bring It On,” “Bad Boys II,” and “Think Like a Man.”
In addition to acting, she has created a business empire.
When breaking down her finances, Union revealed the financial structure of her household with her husband, Dwyane Wade.
“It’s weird to say that I’m the head of the household because in this household, we split everything 50/50,” Union shared.
“But in the other households that each of us has to support, there’s always like this gorilla on your back that is like you better work,” she added. “You gonna sleep in? Somebody might not eat. And it’s hard. It’s hard to let that go, so I’m working on it.”
During the in-depth interview, Union also openly shared that despite the numerous box-office hits she’s starred in over her successful career, the 50-year-old still struggles with the idea of financial security, which stems from battling an anxiety and scarcity mindset along with an increase of responsibilities including caring for her household and her team.
“I get nervous,” Union admitted. “Like, ‘Oh God, that movie didn’t open well. What does that mean? Am I gonna have enough to hold everybody up?’ And everyone’s like, ‘It’s coming, calm down.’ And I’m trying to find peace in the journey.”
Despite Union’s fears, she has built a safe nest for herself and her family.
As previously shared by AfroTech, she has an estimated $40 million net worth.