Chiwetel Ejiofor Net Worth is $12 Million (as of 2020)
It is surprising how little people actually know the name of the actor we are going to speak about and how little they have heard about his professional achievements. Despite the facts that Chiwetel Ejiofor net worth already amounts to $8 million dollars and during his career he has received more awards and nominations than most of the world-famous actors, his talented still has not attracted the attention of the masses. I consider this a misunderstanding and hence in this article I am going to talk about the sources of Chiwetel Ejiofor net worth: about his achievements in theatre, movies and television.
|Net Worth:||$12 Million|
|Age:||45 years old|
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.778 m)|
|Date of birth:||Jul 10, 1977|
|Occupation:||Actor, Film director, Screenwriter|
The future millionaire was born in London, in a Nigerian family (hence his name is pretty difficult to pronounce for the English speakers) and had a pretty difficult childhood. Have you ever noticed the scars on his forehead? Well these are the constant reminders of the tragic accident during which Chiwetel has lost his father. When he was just an 11-year-old, the whole family travelled to Nigeria to attend a wedding. After the celebration, on a road to Lagos, the family’s car was involved in a clash with a heavy lorry.
Chiwetel has started acting at Dulwich College at the age thirteen and later joined the National Youth Theatre. The talented teenager got accepted into the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, but quit his studies after a year to take an opportunity that for some actors only comes once in a lifetime: to appear in Steven Spielberg’s movie Amidst.
I think that Chiwetel Ejiofor net worth growth has first gained momentum in the early 2000s, as his movie Dirty Pretty Things has reached the cinemas. For the portrayal of Okwe in this British thriller, in which he starred alongside Audrey Tautou, Chiwetel has received Reel Black Award for Best Actor, San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, as well as nominations for Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Performer and London’s Film Critics Circle Award for British Actor of the Year. Following this the talented actor has done a considerable number of critically acclaimed roles, including those in movies Serenity, Kinky Boots, 2012 and Children of Men.
Just a year ago another one of Chiwetel’s most successful movies has reached the cinemas, this time it was a historical drama 12 Years of Slaves. The portrayal of Solomon Northup in this film has garnered Ejiofor a bunch of awards for the best actor from film critics’ associations all over the western peninsula, IGN’s Best of 2013 Award for Best actor and variety of other accolades. Grossing almost $190 million on a budget of $20 million, this movie has also added a considerable sum to Chiwetel Ejiofor net worth.