Denzel Washington Net Worth Denzel Washington is an American professional actor, director, and producer. In his professional career as an actor, Denzel has won three Golden Globe Awards, 2 Academy Awards for the drama film “Glory” in 1989 and Best Actor for his character as a corrupt cop in “Training Day” in 2001 and a Tony Award. Denzel Washington Net Worth is around $230 million which is increasing day by day. Denzel Washington is considered one of the best actors in the Hollywood industry since 1980.
He has performed South African anti-apartheid activist character in “Cry Freedom” in 1987, Muslim minister & human rights activist Malcolm X in “Malcolm X” film in 1992, boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter in “The Hurricane” in 1999, a football coach in Herman Boone in “Remember the Titans “in 2000. Denzel other movies in which he played a leading role were “The Great Debaters” in 2007, a drug kingpin Frank Lucas in American Gangster in 2007. Denzel Washington was selected for the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards.
How Denzel Washington Spent his Early Life?
Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. was born on December 28, 1954, in Mount Vernon, New York, the United States born and raised in Mount Vernon area, New York, United States. Denzel attended Pennington- Grimes Elementary School in Mount Vernon. Denzel Washington was sent to a private preparatory school “Oakland Military Academy” in New Windsor, New York after the divorce of his parents when Denzel Washington was only 14 years old. Denzel Washington attended a public high school “Mainland High School” in Daytona Beach Florida from 1970 to 1971. Washington disclosed in an interview and said that “I grew up in the Boys Club and we were the Red Raiders in Mount Vernon and I want to go to Texas Tech in Lubbock just because their uniforms were looked like ours and that they were called as the Red Raiders”.
Denzel Washington later in 1977, earned a degree in B.A Drama and Journalism from Fordham University. Later Denzel played as a collegiate basketball player but worked as a creative arts director at an overnight summer camp in Lakeville, Connecticut. Denzel Washington also participated in a staff talent show for the campers and a colleague suggested he should try acting also. Denzel Washington Net Worth is around $230 million due to his professional acting, direction, and production in some movies.
Some Important Details about Denzel Washington
|Born Name||Denzel Hayes Washington Jr.|
|Age||Denzel was born on December 28, 1954|
|Born Place||Mount Vernon, New York, United States|
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Occupation||Actor, director, and producer|
|Manager||William Morris Endeavor Entertainment|
|Height||6 ft 1 in or 186 cm|
|Girlfriends/ Spouse||Sanaa Lathan, Pauletta Washington|
|Distinctive Features||Denzel Plays military commanders roles 6 times|
He has a Great Smile
Denzel has Scar above his right eye and on his elbow
|Shoe Size||11 (US)|
|Brand Endorsements||Denzel appeared in a TV commercial in 1986 for Boys/Girls Clubs of America|
|First Movie||Death Wish|
|First TV Show||St. Elsewhere|
Denzel Washington Career Beginning
Denzel Washington appeared for the first on-screen in a serious role film “Carbon Copy” in 1981. Denzel was later cast as Dr Phillip Chandler in the St. Elsewhere TV drama and films “A Soldier’s Story”, “Power”, and “Cry Freedom”. Denzel Washington Net Worth starts increasing when he won the Best Supporting Actor Award for his role in Glory. Denzel Washington has returned for theatre in 2000, though he is largely known for his on-screen work and films. Denzel Washington has also appeared in several silver screen films which includes “A Raisin in the Sun”, “Fences”, and the “Iceman Cometh”.
How much is Denzel Washington worth?
Denzel Washington Net Worth is around $230 million from some credible sources. Denzel Washing Net Worth showed a drastic increase in 2018 and 2019 due to his movie The Equalizer 2, as his net worth rose from $190 million to $230 million in a short time span. Denzel has dedicated 40 years to Hollywood and his worth is an exemplification of the incredible work he has submitted through the years.
Denzel Washington Net Worth
Denzel Washington earned most of his money through the five of the blockbuster movies that earned him a handsome amount of $100 million each. According to stats, Denzel Washington movie “American Gangster” in 2007 was the highest-grossing movie that grossed more than $130 million at the box office and $136 million worldwide. Denzel Washington earned 126.4 million from his movie “Safe House” in 2012. Denzel Washington other three grossing movies were “Titans” which earned him $115.6 million, “The Equalizer” with $101.5 million and “The Pelican Brief” which earned Denzel Washington $100.7 million.
About Denzel Washington Production
Denzel Washington made his debut career in direction with a biographical film Antwone Fisher. Denzel released his second directorial movie “The Great Debaters” in 2007. Denzel Washington third directed film was “Fences” and released in 2016 in which he also starred, which was nominated for Academy Award for Best Picture. In 2000, Denzel Washington appeared in the Disney film “Remember the Titans” which grossed over $100 million in the US only. Denzel Washington won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in for his work in “The Hurricane” in Motion Picture Drama. Denzel was the first actor to win the award after Sidney Poitier in 1963.
Denzel Washington won an Academy Award for Best Actor from his thriller “Training Day” in 2001 in which Denzel played Detective Alonzo Harris role, a corrupt Los Angeles cop. Denzel Washington appeared in a number of thrillers that performed generally well at the box office which includes “Out of Time”, “Man on Fire” and “The Manchurian Candidate”.
Denzel Washington Accolades
Denzel Washington has won almost 80 awards in the professional career which includes two Oscar Awards in 1990 and 2002, two Golden Globe Awards in 1990 and 2000. Denzel Washington also won BET Award for Best Actor in 2001, 2004 and 2008 and the African-American Film Critics Association in 2012 and 2016. Denzel Washington also won the MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance and the MTV Movie Award for Best Villain in 2002 for “Training Day”. Denzel was the only male actor in Hollywood who received the Sundance Festival Tribute to an independent Vision Award in 1993. Denzel has also AFI Actor of the Year Award in 2002, the BET Humanitarian Award in 2005 and the Golden Globes honoured him with the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2016.
What Denzel’s up to now
Denzel Washington in 2018, will star in “Inner City” and “The Equalizer 2” movies. Washington starred Chris Pratt, Lee Byung-hun, Manuel Garcia and Ethan Hawke in 2016 in the remake of the classic western, “The Magnificent Seven”, Denzel directed and produced a film that year in the adaptation of the play “Fences”, starring himself with Viola Davis as the lead character. Denzel Washington Net Worth is around $230 million and will be more increased after The Equalizer 2.
Some Interesting Facts about Denzel Washington
- Denzel Washington’s parents were separated and later divorced when Denzel Washington was only 14 years old
- Denzel played basketball as a guard in his college under the coach P.J. Carlesimo.
- Denzel Washington named his son Malcolm after his movie Malcolm X.
- Denzel Washington was named as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world by People’s Magazine.
- Denzel Washington received the Harvard Foundation Award in 1996.
- Denzel Washington has worn a military uniform in six of his movies.
- People’s Magazine chooses Denzel Washington as the “Sexiest Man Alive” in 1996.
- Denzel Washington is good friends with actress Julia Roberts.
- Denzel Washington mother was once a Gospel singer.
- Denzel Washington along with his family go on a vacation to Italy.
- Denzel Washington donated $1 million to the Save Africa’s Children foundation.
- Denzel Washington named Angelina Jolie, Gene Hackman and Dakota Fanning as the most talented actresses he worked with.
- Rita Pearson is Denzel Washington sister-in-law.
- Washington has also been named as one of the richest and most overpaid actors
- Denzel Washington has been nominated for three Academy Awards and winning two Academy Awards in his professional career.
- Denzel Washington has been a professional actor since his debut film Carbon Copy in 1981.
- Denzel Washington has become a staple on Forbes’s richest actors in Hollywood list at the age of 63 years.
- Denzel Washington films grossing an average of $4.25 for every $1 he’s paid to star in his films.