From stand-up comedy to TV to film and then music, Donald Glover keeps defying the odds and making his fans and even critics beg for more. He has been on the entertainment scene for more than a decade and has since grown from a random comedy writer to a formidable force and a high-profile talent in Hollywood. Known in the music world as Childish Gambino, the multi-award-winning star has churned out hits back to back. Besides his line up of acting roles, stage performances, and hit songs, Glover also has impressive credits behind the camera. Wondering how Donald Glover makes his money and what his net worth looks like? Here’s all you need to know!
Who Is Donald Glover?
Donald McKinley Glover was welcomed into the world on September 25, 1983. The talented American entertainer had a decent upbringing and was bred by his parents in Georgia. Glover who discovered his talents early enough is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where he honed his skills in dramatic writing. He began his entertainment career in 2006 as a comedy writer after his talents caught the attention of the award-winning 30 Rock showrunners.
He made his acting debut on TV three years later after landing the role of Troy Barnes on the series Community which aired till 2014. Glover has since followed up with other TV credits including Adventure Time and Sesame Street. His biggest TV credit yet is arguably Atlanta which began airing in 2016. Donald Glover not only created the multi-award winning FX series but also starred in it.
The actor’s film credits include 2009’s Mystery Team, as well as The Martian, The Lazarus Effect, and Magic Mike XXL all released in 2015, and 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. His major works on the big screen are more recent. Donald Glover joined the Star Wars franchise in the 2018 flick Solo: A Star Wars Story where he featured as Lando Calrissian. He is also the voice of Simba in the 2019 remake of the Disney classic Lion King.
Donald Glover’s musical career is perhaps more explosive. With the stage name Childish Gambino, he has no less than three studio albums to his credit. The albums Camp (2011), Because the Internet (2013), and Awaken, My Love! (2016) were huge hits and top chart climbers. Glover’s 2018 hit song This is America skyrocketed his musical career to greater heights, topping Billboard charts while also breaking sales records across the country.
Glover’s comical talents are not left out. Besides his outstanding writing skills on 30 Rock, the actor/rapper has other hilarious on-stage performances including his Comedy Central Presents stand-up special (2010), Comedy Special, Weirdo (2012), and of course, the 2018 remarkable Saturday Night Live (SNL) hosting/performance.
What Is Donald Glover’s Net Worth
Donald Glover has been in the entertainment industry for more than a decade. Defying the odds, he has established himself as a talented and versatile star as evidenced from his vast acting roles and hit musical credits. Glover has sure come a long way in the industry, earning a living from comedy writing, acting, rapping, and even behind the camera as a director and producer. Given the actor’s stellar profile, it is unsurprising that he has so far amassed a net worth that is pegged around $12 million, a value that is expected to significantly increase in the near future following Donald Glover’s bursting talents.
How Does He Make His Money?
It is Donald Glover’s talents and skills behind and in front of the camera that apparently puts food on his table. He seems to be getting better by the day dishing out bigger hits in recent years. Not only did he join Star Wars – one of the most lucrative franchises ever which has spawned into numerous TV series and films, but he also featured in the 2019 beautiful masterpiece Lion King. On TV, Glover’s highly successful TV series Atlanta boasts of two Golden Globe Awards and several other prestigious awards.
Even more lucrative is Childish Gambino’s musical career. Besides the success of his various mixtapes, Donald Glover’s sophomore album, Awaken, My Love! notably earned him a handful of Grammy Award nominations. In 2018, the rapper recorded mind-blowing commercial success across and beyond the U.S with his chart-topping viral single This Is America. It is perhaps needless to say that Donald Glover’s stellar profile has undoubtedly established him as one of the most sought-after in the industry.