Through his exploits in portraying action roles, Vin Diesel has built a huge net worth that has not only made him one of the richest actors in Hollywood but one of the most recognizable faces on the planet. With just more than three decades in the industry as a professional actor, the actor has become the face of multiple franchises, including his most popular franchise, the Fast and the Furious film series, which has been the biggest contributor to his net worth.
We discuss Vin Diesel’s net worth below, as well as the acting roles that have contributed the most of it. Check it out below.
What is Vin Diesel’s Net Worth?
According to reliable sources, Vin Diesel, whose real name is Mark Sinclair, has a net worth of $200 million. The action star’s net worth has come primarily through his acting career, which he began in 1990, making his debut in the drama film, Awakenings, in an uncredited role.
Before starting his career as an actor, he worked as a bouncer after he dropped out of college in pursuit of a full-time career as an actor. He struggled with getting roles in the early days of his career, and after five years without getting a job on set, he wrote, produced and directed a short film, Multi-Facial, which was selected at the Cannes Festival.
His first major payday as an actor came in the film, Saving Private Ryan, which he was cast in by Steven Spielberg after he saw his performance in another Diesel self-produced film, Strays.
For his role in the Spielberg film, Vin Diesel earned $100,000, and thus, began his journey to becoming an international superstar. Two years after the iconic director took a chance on the actor, he appeared in his first franchise, as Richard B. Riddick in The Chronicles of Riddick.
After a year, in 2001, he began his iconic role as Dominic Torretto in The Fast and the Furious and has gone on to appear in nine out of 10 films in the franchise. In his first appearance as Dominic Torretto, Vin Diesel got the first major boost to his net worth with a $2 million salary and has gone on to earn as much as $20 million in salary alone for later films.
Outside of the Fast and Furious franchise, Vin Diesel has also appeared in the xXx franchise as Xander Cage, and in the Marvel Cinematic Universe subfranchise, Guardians of the Galaxy as Groot.
In between his various franchise projects, Vin Diesel has starred in dramatic and comedic films like The Pacifier, Find Me Guilty and a few others.
As an actor, he has appeared in more than 50 movies with most of them earning billions at the box office. With an established status as a bankable actor, Vin Diesel has built a large net worth off huge salaries and backend deals of cuts from box office profits, which has gotten him featured in Forbes’ list on multiple occasions, including in 2017, when he reached #31 on the list with an income of $54.3 million.
Other than his acting career, Vin Diesel has achieved his net worth as a producer through his production company, One Race Films, which has produced more than 15 films, as well as video games. The company also has a record label.
Which Roles Made Him the Most Money
We mentioned earlier that among the long list of films Vin Diesel has starred in, the Fast and Furious franchise, where he played the role of Dominic Torretto continues to be his most profitable role ever.
Since he began playing the role in 2001, he has earned more than $100 million in salary and backend deals via the franchise, including $47 million in combined income for Fast 7 and $20 million in salary for Fate of the Furious.
In other roles, such as his role as Groot in the MCU, he has earned more than $20 million in salary, having starred as a voice actor in four films in the universe. Through his role as Richard B. Riddick in the Riddick franchise, which his production company, One Race Films has the rights to, he has also made more than $25 million in salary, with $11.5 million of the fortune coming from the film, The Chronicles of Riddick.