Samuel L. Jackson is one of the most prominent, and highly respected film producer, TV and film actor in the world. He rose to fame in the 1990’s with films such as “Goodfellas” (1990), Patriot Games (1992), Jurassic Park (1993) among others and as of today he has appeared in more than 100 films.
Today he is ranked as the highest all-time box office star has grossed around $4.9 billion either as a leading actor or a supporting co-star. With eight upcoming projects 5 of them being 2018 projects one might wonder how rich is Samuel L. Jackson. To answer the question in depth, we have details below regarding Samuel L. Jackson net worth as of 2018 and a few things you probably don’t know about Samuel L. Jackson.
Samuel Leroy Jackson is the son of Roy Henry Jackson and Elizabeth who gave birth to him in 1948 in the state of Washington D.C. He grew up in the state of Tennessee, but he was raised up by the mother. He attended Riverside High school which is located in Chattanooga and upon graduation he joined Morehouse College which is located in Atlanta to pursue a degree in Marine biology, but at the college, he switched his majors due to interest in acting. He graduated from college in 1972 which was due to the suspension he received for holding the board of trustees of the college hostage demanding the change of the school governance and school curriculum.
Jackson is a father to Zoe and a husband to LaTanya Richardson whom he met during his time at Morehouse College.
Jackson acting career started off back in the 1970’s where he began acting in multiple plays and making appearances in television films such as Together for Days 1972. Jackson moved to New York in 1976 where now he began making appearances in stage plays such as the Two Trains Running and given minor roles in films such as Coming to America Goodfellas, among others. He also worked as a stand-in for three years on The Cosby Show.
In the 1990s after recovering from cocaine and heroin addiction, Jackson was involved in several films such as Patriot Games, Jurassic Park, True Romance, Pulp Fiction among others. It was Pulp Fiction that raised his name to the international circles as he received an Academy Award, Golden Globe nomination and even winning a BAFTA Award in the category of the Best Supporting Role. Other films he was featured in the 1990s are One Eight Seven 1997, Jackie Brown 1997, The Negotiator 1998, Out of Sight 1998, and Deep Blue Sea in 1999.
Between 2000 and 2010 Jackson was involved in around 41 films and some of the films are Unbreakable 2000, The 51st State 2001, xXx 2002, S.W.A.T 2003, The Incredibles 2004, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith 2005, Snakes on a Plane 2006, 1408 2007, iron Man 2008, Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2008, Astor Boy 2009, 2010 Unthinkable 2010, Some of his latest films today are Iron Man 2 2010, Thor 2011, Captain America The First Avenger 2011, The Avengers 2012, Old Boy 2013, Robocop 2014, Kingsman: The Secret Service 2015, Avengers Age of Ultron 2015, The Legend of Tarzan 2016, xXx: Return of Xander Cage 2017, Kong: Skull Island 2017, The Hitman’s Bodyguard 2017 among others.
Some of his upcoming films in 2018 are Incredibles 2 2018, Blazing Samurai 2018, Die Hard 6 2018, Life Itself 2018, The last Full measure 2018, Glass 2019, Captain Marvel 2019 among others.
On awards and achievements: Jackson has been awarded 1 IGN Award, 6 Film critic awards, 1 Screen Actors Guild Awards, 4 NAACP Image Awards, 1 MTV Movie Awards among others.
Net Worth, Salary & Income
Samuel L. Jackson net worth currently stands at $225 million. Jackson according to Forbes list of top 100 highest paid actors he currently holds position 13. To date its reported by The Guinness World Records that he is the world’s highest grossing actor with over $7.4 billion in his 68 films but its reported by other sources that he has grossed around $4.92 billion making him the second highest grossing movie star. Much of Samuel L Jackson net worth fortune has been as a result of his participation in films either as a leading actor or a supporting costar.
8 Facts You Need To Know About Samuel L. Jackson
It’s just hard to miss Jackson in any film that would be quoted as a box office hit and having appeared in over 100 films and in this case the biggest films in the industry the man needs no introduction. So what is this that you probably don’t know about the most sought-after actor Samuel L. Jackson.
1. Did you know that Jackson is a vegetarian?
2. He loves going to the theatre like any other ordinary person to watch his films as well as others.
3. He is a golfing fan, and that’s his hobby.
4. He was an usher at Martin Luther King Jr funeral.
5. In his whole life, he only got to meet his father just twice.
6. He developed to say the word mother####er when he was just a young boy.
7. He had an addiction to cocaine and heroin not forgetting alcohol.
8. Losing his hair didn’t bother him, in fact, he embraced the baldness as he will make it in the beautiful bald lists.
Samuel L. Jackson worth is expected to rise in 2019 even further considering he has around five upcoming projects and obviously they will be a box office hit. We wish him all the best in this year.