Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr.
Net Worth: $175 million
Source of Wealth: films
Born: December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York
Denzel Washington is one Hollywood’s highest paid and bankable actors. He made his screen debut as an uncredited alley mugger in Death Wish (1974), starring Charles Bronson. After graduating from Fordham University in 1977, Denzel appeared in the 1977 made-for-television film Wilma.
In 1981, Washington made his feature film debut in the comedy A Carbon Copy. He also appeared in a few television films before being cast in the hit medical drama television series St Elsewhere (1982–88).
Washington received his first Oscar nominations for Richard Attenborough’s Cry Freedom (1987) as South African anti-apartheid political activist Steven Biko. In 1990, he won Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Glory (1989).
He appeared in several notable films in the 1990s, including Spike Lee’s Mo’ Better Blues (1990), Malcolm X (1992) in another Oscar-nominated performance, Philadelphia (1993) with Tom Hanks, Crimson Tide (1995) with Gene Hackman, Courage Under Fire (1996) and The Hurricane (1999), for which he received a Golden Globe for Best Actor and another Oscar nomination.
Since the 2000′s, he continued to star in good movies, including Remember the Titans (2000), Training Day (2001), for which he received his second Oscar (this time in a leading role), Man on Fire (2004), The Manchurian Candidate (2004), Deja Vu (2006), and Spike Lee’s Inside Man (2006). He also starred in American Gangster (2007), opposite Russell Crowe, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009), opposite John Travolta, Unstoppable (2010), The Book of Eli (2010), and Safe House (2012)
How much money does Denzel Washington make?
Annual earnings according to Forbes:
2006: $38 million
2005: $30 million
|Courage Under Fire (1996)||$10,000,000|
|The Siege (1998)||$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)||$40,000,000|