Tera Patrick: The Story
Tera Patrick was born Linda Ann Hopkins on July 25, 1976, in Montana. At an early age, she started taking classes at the Barbizon School of Modeling. Soon, she was spotted by a talent scout of the Ford Modeling Agency. She lived in Tokyo while working as a model before coming back to the United States. There she obtained a GED and studied nursing at Boise State University for a while. She also received an EMT certification from a local vocational school. Tera Patrick’s net worth started going up when started nude modeling in the 90s.
In 1999, she started doing soft core pornography. Tera noted a meteoric rise to the top, thanks to her exotic looks. In the same year, she launched her internet talking show ‘The Tera Patrick Show’. The show, featuring people from the adult film industry talking about the business, proved to be a real success. In 2000, Tera signed a contract with ‘Vivid Girls’, and her first awards soon came along. She won the Best American Starlet award at the Hot d’Or Awards and the Best New Starlet (Editor’s Choice) award at the Night Movies Award in the same year. Tera became the only porn star to have appeared simultaneously in ‘Playboy’ and ‘Penthouse’. She was named the ‘Pet of the Month’ and selected for ‘Pet of the Year’ runner-up. The ‘Best American Actress’ award for ‘Forbidden Tales’ came two years later. Tera also won the ‘Fan Favorite’ award at the F.O.X.E. for three consecutive years. She and her husband at the time, Evan Seinfeld, founded the Teravision, Inc. production company and starred together in five movies produced by Vivid Video and ten more produced by ‘Teravision’. Tera was recognized as the ‘Best Female Starlet’ in 2007, 2008 and 2009 at the F.A.M.E. awards. She has also won the Crossover Female Performer of the Year at the Adam Film World Guide Awards.
Throughout the years, Tera made TV appearances on ‘Chelsea Lately’, ‘Telemundo’, ‘FOX News’ and ‘MSNBC’. She played in the ‘True Hollywood Story’ and ‘Rock Star Wives’ series. Tera Patrick’s net worth was skyrocketing after her features on UK and US editions of FHM magazine, and other popular men’s magazines. She was also a column writer for FHM providing sex advice for five years. Tera started acting in mainstream movies, appearing in the Indonesian horror movie ‘Rintihan Kuntilanak Perawan’. Afterwards, she appeared in the comedy ‘Live Nude Girls’ and the horror ‘Angel of Darkness: The Legend of Lilith’. The porn star is also a video game character in ‘Backyard Wrestling 2’. Tera Patrick is one of the highest paid porn stars, earning up to $6 million per year.
Tera Patrick’s net worth is continuously increasing, although she retired from filming adult movies in 2008. Tera Patrick’s net worth is boosted by her business ventures. Her t-shirt brand TITS and her very successful clothing line ‘Mistress Couture’ brought in a lucrative income for the starlet. Additionally, the porn star has launched herbal products called ‘Python’ and ‘Naughty’, and was a spokesmodel for the campaigns of Supreme, Pin Up Girl Clothing, I Am Sin Make-Up, SugarFix, and Lucky13. Patrick also runs an eBay store called ‘All Things Tera Patrick’. She is the host of the Playboy TV erotic instructional show, ‘School of Sex’ and has also published her memoir ‘Sinner Takes All: A Memoir of Love & Porn’, detailing her life as a porn star. Tera Patrick’s net worth spiked when she started doing striptease shows with the Sultry Sweet Burlesque Troupe in Los Angeles, in 2015. Currently, Tera Patrick is one of the richest porn stars, right behind Jenna Jameson, with an annual income of approximately $1 million. Tera Patrick’s net worth in 2017 is estimated at $15 million.
Tera Patrick Net Worth & Spending Habits
Although Tera Patrick’s net worth is huge, the porn star has a pretty normal life. After she indulged in a lavish life during her youth, she now has a daughter and a steady relationship with Tony Acosta. Some of the properties Tera has owned are her homes on the East and West Coasts. She used to spend the majority of her time with her husband at the time in her townhouse in Redondo Beach, CA.
The porn starlet isn’t the greatest philanthropist. However, she did several charity lingerie auctions throughout her career. She also took participation in the charity poker tournament at The Joint Hard Rock Hotel in 2007.
Tera Patrick Net Worth: CelebJury Ruling
Tera Patrick’s net worth has come a long way since her beginnings and will surely continue to grow. She marked an era in the porn industry but also proved herself to be a savvy businesswoman. Visit our site for more celebrity net worth articles!