Denzel Washington Net Worth

December 30, 2023
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American actor, film producer, director, screenwriter as well as spokesperson Denzel Hayes Washington Jr, was born on 28 December 1954, in Mount Vernon, New York State, and is one of the most respected of Hollywood actors, with two Oscars, three Golden Globes and a Tony Award to his credit, gained during a career in the film industry which now spans more than 40 years.

So just how rich is Denzel Washington? According to authoritative sources, Denzel’s net worth is estimated to be over $200 million as of early 2017, with acting being the main source of his wealth.


Denzel Washington Net Worth $200 Million


Denzel Washington attended Oakland Military Academy and Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, Florida, then graduated from Fordham University in New York City in 1977 with a BA  degree in Drama and Journalism.

Washington’s first introduction to acting included as Othello in Shakespeare’s play, but after university in the play “Wings of the Morning”, as well as a series of commercials for Fruit of the Loom ensemble. Denzel’s career began to expand when he received an Obie Award for his portrayal of Melvin Peterson in the drama written by Charles Fuller, entitled “A Soldier’s Play”.

Then Washington’s major television breakthrough came in 1982, when he starred as Dr. Phillip Chandler in the hospital drama “St. Elsewhere”. Around the same time, Washington made appearances in such movies as “A Soldier’s Story”, “Hard Lessons”, as well as “Power”. In 1987 he received his first nomination for an Academy Award, playing Steve Biko in “Cry Freedom”, and a year later won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor as a slave in the film Glory”.

The early 1990s were extremely successful for Denzel Washington, as he landed roles in such films as “Mo’ Better Blues” written and directed by Spike Lee, and played a lead part in the critically acclaimed biographical drama “Malcolm X” that gained him another nomination for an Oscar. Washington continued to make memorable appearances in such films as “He Got Game” directed by Spike Lee, “Courage Under Fire” with Meg Ryan, and Norman Jewinson’s “The Hurricane” – for his portrayal of Rubin Carter in the latter movie, Denzel received both a Golden Globe as well as a Silver Bear Award, that he was given at the Berlin International Film Festival. His net worth was constantly rising.

Washington’s critically and commercially successful career continued with appearances in Spike Lee’s “Inside Man” which grossed over $184 million worldwide, Tony Scott’s “Man on Fire” for which he earned $20 million, as well as Ridley Scott’s “American Gangster”, in which he starred alongside Russell Crowe and Norman Reedus and for which he is reported to have received $40 million for his role.

In 2005, Denzel Washington came back to theatre performances, and played Marcus Brutus in “Julius Caesar” on Broadway, and in 2010 played alongside Viola Davis in a revival of “Fences” written by August Wilson in 1983. Washington’s role in this play was rewarded by a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.

In his personal life, Denzel Washington currently resides in Beverly Hills, California with his wife Pauletta Pearson who he married in 1984 – they have four children.

 

 

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