David Oyelowo Net Worth

March 11, 2023
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David Oyelowo is a British actor. He has played supporting roles in the films 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' ,'Middle of Nowhere', 'Lincoln' and garnered praise for portraying Louis Gaines in 'The Butler'. On television , he played M15 officer Danny Hunter in the British series 'Spooks'. In 2014, Oyelowo played Martin Luther King, Jr in the biographical drama film ' Selma', for which he received a Golden Globe for Best Actor. David Oyelowo is photographed at the Corinthia Hotel in central London, England.

Born David Oyetokunbo Oyelowo on the 1st April 1976, in Oxford, England he is an actor and producer, best known to the world for appearing in the films “Jack Reacher” (2012), “Lee Daniels` The Butler” (2013), “Nightingale” (2014), and “Selma” (2014), among others.

Have you ever wondered ow rich David Oyelowo is, as of mid- 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that David`s net worth is as high as $3 million, an amount he has earned through his career in the entertainment industry. Apart from his work as an actor, he has also produced several films, including “Five Nights In Maine” (2015), and “Nina” (2016) which have also increased his net worth.


David Oyelowo Net Worth $3 Million


David is of Nigerian ancestry, both parents of Yoruba ethnicity. He was a student of the City and Islington College, where he was influenced by his teacher to venture into acting. After graduation he enrolled in an art foundation course at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. After three years his education was finished, and his career was ready for start.

Before appearing on screens, David worked hard in theaters, appearing on stage in several productions including “Volpone”, “Antony and Cleopatra” and “This England: The Histories”. To speak further of his stage credits, David was also a part of the “Prometheus Bound” in 2005, and in 2006 he directed “The White Devil”. His net worth was well set.

He made his first appearance in front of the camera in brief roles in such productions as “Maisie Raine” (1998), “Brothers And Sisters” (1998), and in 2001 he had a supporting role in the film “Dog Eat Dog”. The following year he was cast as Danny Hunter in the TV series “MI-5”, and stayed in the show until 2004. The role launched him further into the acting world, as in 2005 he had several successful projects, including “Derailed” starring Jennifer Aniston and Vincent Cassel, “The Best Man”, and “A Sound Of Thunder” with Ben Kingsley and Edward Burns in lead roles.

However, in the second half of the 2000s, David only appeared in small roles, including “American Blend” (2006), “Shoot The Messenger” (2006), “Who Do You Love” (2008), “Rage” (2009), and “Small Island”, among others. Nevertheless, it certainly helped his career as these films were quite successful, both commercially and artistically, and from 2010 his career has gone only upwards, and so has his net worth. In 2010 he was selected for the supporting role of Keme Tobodo in the film “Blood and Oil”, alongside Naomie Harris and Jodhi May. The next year he featured in Rupert Wyatt`s accomplishment “Rise of the Planet Of The Apes”, alongside James Franco, Andy Serkis and Freida Pinto, which only increased further his net worth. 2012 was quite busy for David as he starred in several projects, including “Red Tails”, with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Gerald McRaney, then “Middle Of Nowhere” (2012), with Emayatzy Corinealdi and Lorraine Toussaint, and “The Paperboy”, with such acting greats as Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman and Jon Cusack, all of which have increased his net worth.

In 2013 he was a part of the Lee Daniels` “The Butler”, and 2014 year was his best so far, as he portrayed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Ava DuVernay`s “Selma”, and was also the lead in Elliott Lester`s “Nightingale”, playing Peter Snowden. Furthermore, he found his way into the cast of Christopher Nolan`s “Interstellar”, alongside Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, as School`s Principal.

To speak further of his film credits, David has starred in films “Five Nights In Maine” (2015), “Captive” (2015), and “Queen Of Katwe” (2016), all of which added a substantial amount to his net worth. Most recently, David has been selected to appear in the film “God Particle”, which will be released in the early 2017.
Thanks to his skills, David has received several prestigious nominations and awards, including the two Golden Globe Award nominations; first one in category Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for his work on film “Nightingale” (2014), and second one in category Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for his work on film “Selma”.
He also won two Black Reel awards for the same films; Outstanding Actor in TV Movie or Limited Series for “Nightingale”, and Outstanding Actor, Motion Picture in Motion Picture for “Selma”, among many other awards.

In 2016 he was made Officer of the British Empire, for his contribution to drama.

Regarding his personal life, David has been married to Jessica since 1998; the couple has four children.

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