Denzel Washington Career And Net Worth
How much is Denzel worth in 2023?
Denzel Washington is an American actor, screenwriter, producer and director. he has approximately $280 million in net worth. During his very active years, he easily earned averagely between $60 to $80 million.
Denzel Washington Early Life
Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. was born on December 28, 1954 in Mount Vernon, New York. His parents are Lennis (a salon owner) and Denzel Washington Sr. (Pentecostal minister/municipal worker). Denzel’s parents divorced when he was 14 years old. His mother enrolled him at Oakland Military Academy in New Windsor, New York which Denzel touts as the decision that saved his life.
His life during time was taking a downward spiral before his mother sent him to military school. He shared with Parade Magazine about how the friends he was engaged with at the time went on to serve about 40 years in prison collectively. He attended Fordham University in New York City. He played collegiate basketball while in school.
He worked at a YMCA camp one summer when he had taken a semester off to put the pieces of his life together. Denzel’s acting talents became evident during camp talent show so much that it was strongly suggested to him that he pursues acting. He returned to Fordham later in the fall and commenced his studies in drama. he graduated in 1977 with a BA in drama and journalism.
Denzel Washington Early Career
Denzel won a full scholarship to the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco but returned to New York a year into his studies to pursue professional acting. Before his first on-screen role in “Wilma” in 1977, Washington had appeared in a number of stage shows. This was succeeded by a litany of minor stage and on-screen roles.
He finally got his breakthrough in 1982 when he got a spot on the medical drama St. Elsewhere. he maintained his role as Dr. Phillip Chandler throughout the whole six year run. Denzel quickly rose after sterling performances in movies like Malcom X, The Pelican Brief, Philadelphia and Courage Under Fire. Denzel bagged home a jaw-dropping $7.5 million paycheck for the science fiction film Virtuosity.
Washington earned a whopping $12 million each for the films “Fallen” and “The Siege”. His performance in 2001’s Training Day earned him an Oscar. Denzel Washington earns over $60 million annually. He assumed a role behind the camera in 2002 to direct Antwone Fisher.
He has directed The Great Debaters and Fences since than. He is also credited for the production of several movies including The Book of Eli and The Equalizer as well as several television programs.
Denzel Washington Personal Life
Denzel met his wife whiles on the set of the sports drama Wilma. In 1983, he married Pauletta Pearson with whom he has four children. He has always wanted to become a pastor albeit unfulfilled yet, Denzel reads the Bible every day.
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia in 2006 called on a group of American artists and intellectuals including Denzel Washington, Oliver Stone and Michael Moore to implore then president of the USA George W. Bush to release 600 rebels who had been imprisoned for 62 hostages being held in Columbia. How much is Denzel worth in 2023?