Channing Tatum is an American actor, dancer, and model. He began his Hollywood career in 2004 starring in an episode of “CSI: Miami”. He gained his big break a year later with the movie “Step Up.” He solidified his movie star status with the G.I. Joe action film series, Magic Mike, 21 Jump Street and their individual sequels. Channing Tatum’s Net Worth is estimated at $80 million. Read on discover more about how he has built his net worth over the years.
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Channing Matthew Tatum was born on April 26, 1980, in Cullman, Alabama. He spent the most of his childhood growing up in a rural community in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Tatum attended high school in Tampa, Florida where he was an active athlete, playing soccer, football and running the tracks. He was voted the most athletic in 1998, the year he graduated.
Tatum gained football scholarship to attend Glenville State College, West Virginia. However, he dropped out and began working as a roofer. Subsequently, he worked as a stripper and in 2000, appeared in Ricky Martin’s music video for his song “She Bangs.” A gig for which he was paid $400. Channing dabbled into modelling and signed with Page Parkes Modeling Agency in Florida.
In no time, Tatum was representing big brands like Armani, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Nautica. He later signed with Ford Models, an Agency in New York in 2001 and represented more big brands like Emporio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, and American Eagle Outfitters.
Channing Tatum Gay, Wife, Kids Family
Back in 2015, a fake news site came out claiming that Tatum had come out as gay. Even though there were some that actually believed the story, it was nothing more than the fake news that it was. This is because as it came out in real life, the actor is not gay or even bisexual.
The actor has actually been married for some time now. He got married to actress and dancer, Jenna Dewan. The two got married in 2009 after meeting on set while filming Step Up. Their first child, a daughter, was born on May 20, 2013, in London. For now, the family is still very small as they are yet to have any more kids.
Acting And Hollywood Breakthrough
Tatum’s first acting gig was a small role in the crime series “CSI: Miami”. In 2005, he made his feature film debut in “Coach Carter” opposite Samuel L. Jackson. That same year, he had roles in “Havoc,” “Supercross,” as well as Steven Spielberg‘s “War of the Warlords.”
The year 2006 would prove to be a successful year for Tatum as he landed his big break. It came in the dance drama “Step Up” where he starred opposite Jenna Dewan Tatum to whom he is now married. The movie was a box office hit, grossing $114.2 million from a $12 million budget. The movie spawned an even more successful sequel “Step Up 2: The Streets.”
2009 was another significant year in Tatum’s career. He appeared in two high budget movies; “Public Enemies” and “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”, both of which were huge box office hits. Tatum proved his versatility, taking up action (Haywire), comedy (21 Jump Street, Dilemma) as well as romantic (Dear John, The Vow) roles.
His Ultimate Success with Magic Mike
Tatum’s most lucrative period yet came between 2012 and 2013. The actor had proved to be a box-office darling and was landing huge roles at an impressive pace. However, his biggest moneymaker would be in a self-produced and self-financed movie.
Tatum came up with the idea of doing a movie about his experience as a stripper, but instead of attempting to convince studios to finance the movie, he decided to take on the role, joining forces with movie director Steven Soderbergh.
They spent $7 million to finance the movie titled “Magic Mike” and fortunately it was a box office blast! Against that small budget, the movie grossed a whopping $167 million at the worldwide box office. With only Warner Bros to pay for her part in distribution, Tatum and Soderberg split most of the profit among themselves. And what a huge payday it was.
Within this same period, Tatum hit jackpot with movies like 21 Jump Street, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and White House Down. These gigs combined to give him a paycheck of $60 million which saw him make his debut on Forbes’ Celebrity 100 list at 23rd place.
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While Tatum continued to soar, his decision to star in “Jupiter Ascending” which as speculated became a flop, saw him rank third among the world’s overpaid actors with $1 received on every $6 earned at the box office. Between 2014 and 2015, Tatum, made $29 million per Forbes’ calculations, making him the 14th highest paid actor in the world in 2015.
Channing made a huge success with the sequel of Magic Mike, “Magic Mike XXL” (2015). It grossed $122 million from $14.8 million. The actor has also successfully taken the movie to Broadway. He voiced Superman in the animation hit “The Lego Movie” and its sequel.
Channing Tatum owns the production company 33and Out Productions. The company’s first production was 2010 documentary film drama Earth Made of Glass. Outside the show business, Channing Tatum owns a line of vodka called “Born and Bred” in collaboration with Idaho-based Grand Teton Distillery.
His awards include; 4 Teen Choice Awards, 1 People’s Choice Awards, and 1 MTV Movie Awards.