Djimon Hounsou Net Worth

February 12, 2023
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Djimon Gaston Hounsou, commonly known as Djimon Hounsou, is a famous American model, film producer, dancer, as well as an actor. Djimon Hounsou made his acting debut in the 1990 film written by Sandra Bernard called “Without You I’m Nothing”. Djimon Hounsou’s commercial success followed later, when in 1997 he played the character of Cinque in the historical drama film entitled “Amistad”, which was directed by Steven Spielberg. A critical and commercial success with more than $44 million grossed in the box office, “Amistad” featured a cast of Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins and Matthew McConaughey in the main roles. The movie not only brought Hounsou a larger public exposure, but also earned him a nomination for Chicago Film Critics Association award, as well as a nomination for a Golden Globe Award in the category of Best Actor. More recently, in 2014 Hounsou voiced a character in an animated film called “How to Train Your Dragon 2”, and appeared opposite Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista and Vin Diesel in Marvel’s superhero film entitled “Guardians of the Galaxy”.


Djimon Hounsou Net Worth $12 Million


Aside from being an actor, Djimon Hounsou is also a well-known model. In 2007, he joined “Calvin Klein” fashion house, where he had been working as an underwear model.

A well-known actor as well as a model, how rich is Djimon Hounsou? According to sources, Hounsou’s net worth is estimated to be $12 million undoubtedly, most of this wealth comes from his acting and modeling career.

Djimon Hounsou was born in 1964, in Cotonou, Benin. When he was 13 years old, Hounsou decided to move out to Lyon, where he briefly attended high school. Eventually, Hounsou put a halt to his studies, as he struggled to make a living. Fortunately, he was discovered by Thierry Mugler, who inspired him to become a model. Consequently, Djimon Hounsou began pursuing a modeling career, and even made a name for himself in Paris. In 1990, Hounsou decided to move to the United States, where he launched an acting career. Prior to his film debut, Hounsou made appearances in Janet Jackson’s “Love Will Never Do (Without You)”, and Paula Abdul’s “Straight Up” music videos. Hounsou followed his acting success with the role of Juba in Ridley Scott’s epic historical drama “Gladiator”, which proved to be a huge commercial and critical success. In 2002, Djimon Hounsou played a character in Jim Sheridan’s “In America”, where he co-starred with Samantha Morton, Paddy Considine and Emma Bolger. “In America” brought Hounsou a nomination for an Academy Award, Black Reel Award, NAACP Image Award, as well as Screen Actors Guild Award.

Aside from appearances in films, Djimon Hounsou has also starred in numerous television series, including “ER”, “Soul Food” and “Black Panther”. Currently, Djimon Hounsou is working on several upcoming films, namely “The Vatican Tapes” with Kathleen Robertson, “Furious 7” with Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, and “Seventh Son” starring Ben Barnes and Jeff Bridges.

A famous actor, Djimon Hounsou has an estimated net worth of $12 million.

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