Denzel Washington Net Worth is $220 Million (as of 2020)
Denzel Washington is one of the most prominent American actors, film producer and director. He rose to prominence in the early 1990s and since then has achieved universal critical acclaim for enacting real-life personalities such as Malcolm X, Steve Biko, Rubin Carter, Franc Lucas, Melvin B. Tolson and Herman Boone. During his career Denzel has often chose to collaborate with a famed director Tony Scott and producer Jerry Bruckheimer. Among his most prestigious accolades are 2 Golden Globes, 2 Oscars (one for the Best Supporting Actor and one for Best Actor) and Tony Award. As for 2013, Denzel Washington net worth amounts to $150 million, placing him among the wealthiest actors in Hollywood.
Denzel Washington’s Salary: $60 Million
|Net Worth:||$220 Million|
|Age:||67 years old|
|Height:||6 ft (1.85 m)|
|Date of birth:||Dec 28, 1954|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
|Occupation:||Actor, Film Producer, Film director, Spokesperson, Voice Actor|
The future millionaire was born in New York City, in a family of Lennis and Reverend Denzel Hayes Washington Sr. His career in entertainment, which eventually boosted Denzel Washington net worth to the impressive heights, started in a local talent show when the boy was 7. When he turned 14 years old his parents went through the bitter divorce. Following this Denzel’s mother sent him and sister to boarding school far away from their hometown. After graduation the teenager entered Fordham University. Initially his studies did not go particularly well: Washington was not interested in the subjects and this showed in his exam results.
Soon he left college, hoping to find out what he actually wants to do with his life. Denzel later returned to Fordham University with a new passion for acting and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Drama. He even won a scholarship to continue his studies at the American Conservatory Theatre. The skills he gained there were extremely useful in his future career and in effect conditioned Denzel Washington net worth growth.
In the early 1980s Denzel made his feature film debut in A Carbon Copy. During the following few years he appeared in movies License to Kill, A Soldier’s Story, The George McKenna Story and Power. In 1987 Washington gained critical acclaim performing as Steve Biko in Cry Freedom. His role in this movie garnered Denzel his first Oscar nomination for the Best Supporting Actor and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. His next critically acclaimed performance was in Edward Zwick’s drama war film Glory.
For the portrayal of Private Silas Trip Washington won Golden Globe and Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, as well as NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor and Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award. As his talent was recognized universally, Denzel Washington net worth growth gained momentum. In 1995 he received $7.5 for the movie Virtuosity and later earned $10 million for Courage Under Fire. By 2003 his salary for one movie amounted to $20 million.