Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress and fashion model who has a net worth of $40 million. Gal Gadot rose to prominence as a fashion model after competing in various beauty pageants, and she won worldwide fame for her subsequent acting career. Today, she is best known as the actress who played the character of Wonder Woman in various movies set in the DC universe. In 2018, it was reported that she was one of the highest-paid actresses in the world – the same year she made Time magazine’s list of 100 most influential people. She was again one of the five highest-paid actresses in the world in 2020, thanks largely to a $20 million payday for the Netflix film “Red Notice”, which led to total earnings during the period of $32 million.
Gal Gadot was born on the 30th of April, 1985, in Petah Tikva, Israel. She was born to an engineer and a teacher, and her parents gave her a Hebrew name that roughly translates to “waves on the riverbank.” Gadot comes from a long line of Jews living in Israel, and her grandparents suffered in Europe under the Nazi occupation before moving to Israel. Gal Gadot grew up alongside a younger sister before attending the IDC Herzliya College to study law and international relations.
As an Israeli citizen, Gal Gadot was required to complete a two-year tour of duty in the Israel Defense Forces. She enlisted as a combat instructor, and her experience in the military later became an asset as she took various acting roles. In 2007, she posed for Maxim magazine in their “Women of the IDF” photoshoot.