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Denzel Washington Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Denzel Washington worth? ‎$250 Million

How did Denzel Washington’s earn his money and wealth?

Denzel Washington, the successful actor, film director, film producer, and spokesperson owns a net worth of $220million. His net worth has shown a drastic increase in 2018, as it rose from $190million to $220million in a short span. Having dedicated over 40 years to the Hollywood industry, his net worth is an exemplification of the incredible work he has submitted in these many years. He has gained a plethora of prosperity from his career as an actor and director and has to his name 3 Golden Globe awards, 2 Academy Awards, and a Tony Award.

After he graduated from Fordham University in acting, he pursued his first theatre play—‘Wings of the morning’ but his career’s big break came through starring in NBC’s drama, St. Elsewhere as Dr. Phillip Chandler. Commended as the generation’s best actors, his appearance in a Disney Movie titled as Remember the Titans, commanded over $100, Million in 2000. After delivering this blockbuster hit, he moved on to direct a drama film called Antwone Fisher, co-starring in the film as well. Denzel landed earning his valued reserves and resources mostly through five of his films that earned over $100million each.

As per the statistics, Denzel Washington’s best selling movie was the 2007 Ridley Scott movie, American Gangster, by Universal that grossed more than $130 million at the domestic box office and $136 million in foreign countries. The second-highest smash hit of Denzel Washington is 2012’s Safe House which generated about $126.4million. Making way into his top 5 chartbusters is the film, Remember the Titans that earned about $115.6 million, and The Equalizer with $101.5 million and The Pelican Brief around $100.7 million made him a celebrity of staggering worth.

Starring as a lead actor in the ‘Broadway Production: A Raisin in the Sun” as Richard III, in 2014, Denzel directed good earnings to his net worth. He also starred in the sequel of the star-studded film, The Magnificent Seven in 2016, which however could not gain him much recognition as an actor but was worth building his funds. He also directed the film Fences in 2016, where he shared screen space with Viola Davis and played the role of a former Negro league baseball player. The movie was produced by Paramount Pictures. He received a slew of nominations following its success from Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award, and the Academy Awards.

The 63-year-old has in his possession two Oscars and DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. He has been honored with a doctorate from his alma mater, who state he has “impressively succeeded in exploring the edge of his multifaceted talent”.

What are the highest grossing movies of Denzel Washington?

  1. American Gangster (2007): $130.16M
  2. Flight (I) (2012): $93.77M
  3. Crimson Tide (1995): $91.40M
  4. Inside Man (2006): $88.51M
  5. The Hurricane (1999): $50.67M

Read More: Best Movies of Denzel Washington

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