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Samuel L. Jackson Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Samuel L. Jackson worth? $220 Million

How did Samuel L. Jackson earn his money and wealth?

Samuel L. Jackson was born in Washington, D.C., United States in the year 1948 to Elizabeth (mother) and Roy Henry Jackson (father). The 69-year-old actor and film producer is known for his unparalleled acting skills throughout his career which began in the early 90s. He flaunts a host of critically acclaimed movies.  Jackson was the only child in his family and showed interest in Hollywood from a very young age. He used to go all by himself to watch movies as many times as he had the chance. He was especially interested in the portrayal of black actors on the silver screen.

Before Jackson started his successful career in acting, he contributed majorly to the civil rights along with the movement for black power. This resulted in the actor getting expelled from his college named Morehouse where he was pursuing his graduate degree in the subject of dramatic arts. After getting expelled from the college, Jackson started his contribution to the society as a social worker for a term of two years. He decided to continue his studies and returned back to the college and completed his graduation. Later he became a part of the Black Image Theatre.

His shot to success was the movie named “Pulp Fiction” which was a cult film released in the year 1994. In this movie, he played the role of a hitman named Jules. In the year 1981, he met the legendary actor Morgan Freeman who became his mentor while Spike Lee helped him become a part of numerous movies in the early half of his career. Samuel’s role in the movie “Jungle Fever” garnered him attention from the critics due to the exceptional acting skills.

Jackson despite of his age, shows grace and energy filled acting in movies. He has been a part of movies that are greater than hundred in number. His contributions as an actor to Hollywood include notable movies like “Iron Man”, “The Avengers”, “Pulp Fiction”, “Star Wars”, “Jurassic Park” and many others. Apart from movies, Jackson has also given his voice to numerous commercials on TV due to the deep quality it possesses. His voice was a part of the 2016 TV commercial created for the company Capital One.

Currently, Jackson has been focusing on his career development while keeping himself busy. In the year 2016, he was a part of an episode in the TV series named “Celebrity Conversations”. He has also played a part in movies like “Cell”, “The Legend of Tarzan”, as well as the very recent movie named “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”. In future, he will be seen working on various projects that include “The Incredible 2” and “Inversion”, among others.

What are the highest grossing movies of Samuel L Jackson?

1-Marvel’s The Avenger (2012): $623,357,910

2-Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015): $459,005,868

3-Star Wars: Episode III-Revenge of the Sith (2005): $380,270,577

4-Iron Man 2 (2010): $312,433,331

5-The Incredibles (Voice) (2004): $261,441,092

Read More: Best Movies of Samuel L Jackson

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