Denzel Washington is a renowned American actor famous for his roles in various Hollywood movies. He is also a screenwriter, movie director and producer, skills that earn him remarkable sums of money each year. His salary alone is estimated to earn him around $40 – $60 million every year making him one of the richest Black American actors. Currently, his net worth sits at around $190 million, although some sources state a couple of millions less than that. His amazing looks and undeniable streak of talent definitely pays off in millions of dollars. Besides, he has been in front of the cameras for a considerably long time.
Denzel Washington Net Worth: Background
Denzel was raised in his birthplace, the New York Metro. Born in 1954, he went to Fordham University where he earned a BA in Journalism in 1977 that came with a full scholarship to San Francisco at the American Conservatory Theater. However, he chose to return back to New York to pursue professional acting and began small roles in summer stock theatre. He got an early break in his debut movie Carbon Copy (1981) and later moved to made-for-TV movies and landed a role (as Dr. Philips) in St. Elsewhere in 1982. Denzel was to remain with the TV show for 6 years until the final season in 1988. Meanwhile, he acted small roles in various movies and he received his first Oscar nomination for best supporting actor in “Cry Freedom”.
Denzel Washington Net Worth: Career Achievements
After his first Oscar nomination, Denzel Washington became one of the most recognized black actors with a potential to win various awards. His victory in 1989 was followed by a best actor nomination in 1992 for his performances in Malcolm X. Consequently, he was nominated in 1999 for the Golden Globe Award for The Hurricane which he won. He became the only second African-American to win the Best Actor award for his roles in Training Day. Denzel in 2002 assumed a behind-the-camera role as a director in Antwone Fisher. He also directed the renowned Book of Eli (2010) which he also played the titular character. Some of his recent movies include The Equalizer (2014), The Magnificent Seven (2016) and Fences (2016).
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