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denzel washingtonAs a notable American actor, Denzel Washington has appeared in many blockbusters to earn him an overall net worth estimated at $140 million.

The actor, screenwriter, producer and director Denzel Washington was born in the metro region of New York. His father was a Pentecostal minister while his mother worked and owned her own beauty salon. He earned himself a full scholarship to the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco after receiving his B.A. from Fordham University.

He later turned down his offer in San Francisco’s conservatory theater in order to pursue the risk of professional acting in New York. It was a slow and arduous process as he worked his way through small films and various television roles. Until its final season in 1988, he starred on the poplar medical drama, St. Elsewhere. It began his first “real” role in 1982.

In 1988, Denzel washington received an Oscar credited nomination as Best Supporting Actor in the support against Apartheid film titled “Cry Freedom”. In 1989, the same award was this time given to him for his highly acclaimed and trouble making performance in the Civil War picture titled “Glory”. It depicted African American slaves that were inducted into a fighting regiment of Lincoln’s army.

It was in 1992 that he was acclaimed for his performance in the popular film “Malcolm X” but did not win the award. In 1999, the nomination of Best Actor came once more and claimed him a Golden Globe for his performance in “The Hurricane”. Here, he played a controversial boxer that was supposedly framed and put into prison. Training Day then brought him a noted award of Best Actor, and he became the second African American actor to do so that year.

Though these prior awards and movies mentioned were substantial, his rise to both fame and financial prominence came as a gradual step by step process through many other works of visual art on the big screen. The following are brief increments of those films that helped help him to earn an average of $40 million per year. It is this income that lands him a #5 spot on the riches African American men in entertainment list. So if you were guessing how much is Denzel Washington worth:

Denzel Washington Movie Earnings

  • Virtuosity (1995) $7,500,000
  • Courage Under Fire (1996) $10,000,000
  • Fallen (1998) $12,000,000
  • The Siege (1998/I) $12,000,000
  • The Hurricane (1999) $10,000,000
  • Training Day (2001) $12,000,000
  • Out of Time (2003/I) $20,000,000
  • Man on Fire (2004) $20,000,000
  • American Gangster (2007) $20,000,000