How much is Wesley Snipes worth? $10 million
How did Wesley Snipes earn his money and wealth?
Born on July 31, 1962, Wesley Trent Snipes is an American actor, who is also a film producer, martial artist and, author. He was born in Orlando, Florida. His acting career started when he was discovered at the age of 23 while performing in a competition. He made his debut with the movie “Wildcats” in 1986. In the same year, he appeared on the TV show “Miami Vice”, as well as movie named Streets of Gold. He also starred in the Michael Jackson video “Bad”.
His career took off with “Major League”. His other work includes “MO’ Better Blues”, “Jungle Fever”, “King of New York”, “and New Jack City” and, “Sugar Hill”. His major action roles include “Passenger 57”, “Demolition Man”, “Money Train”, “The Fan”, “U.S. Marshals” and, Rising Sun”. In addition to action films, Wesley was also very successful in the comedy genre, which can be seen from numerous movies, which include “White Men Can’t Jump”, “To Wong Foo”, “Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar”. His other television appearances include “The Waterdance” and “Disappearing Acts”.
His biggest commercial success came in 1998 with the movie “Blade”, which did a business of over $150 million worldwide. In 2012, he did a movie called “The Contractor”, “Gallowwalkers” and “Game of Death”. He also has his own security company, Amen-Ra, co-founded with his brother, which aims at providing bodyguards for VIP’s. He also has a production company, Amen-Ra.
Snipes also had to face troubles when was sentenced to three years of imprisonment On April 24, 2008, when he was found guilty for willful failure to file federal income tax returns. He was released from prison on April 2, 2013, and he finished his remaining sentence under house arrest, which ended on July 19, 2013.
After completing his sentence, Snipes made a comeback in the industry with the movie “Brooklyn’s Finest”. Due to legal reasons, he had to turn down the movie “The Expendables”, but he appeared in its sequel “Expendables 3”.
What are the highest grossing movies of Wesley Snipes?
- The Expendables 3 (2014): $214 million
- Blade II (2002): $155 million
- Blade(1998): $131 million
- Blade: Trinity (2004): $128 million
- Rising Sun(1993): $107 million
- S. Marshals (1998): $102 million
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