Samuel Leroy Jackson is a successful American actor and producer that is well-known to be one of the top-grossing actors of all time. Aside from acting on screen, he also garnered recognition in voice acting in animated films like Turbo and more.
Full Name: Samuel Leroy Jackson
Celebrity Name: Samuel Jackson
Birthday: Dec 21, 1948
Place of Origin: Washington, D.C., United States
Age: 72 years old
Height: 6’3” ft
Weight: 94 Kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Wife: LaTanya Richardson
Profession: Actor, Film Producer, Television producer, Voice Actor, Singer
Total Net Worth: $250 million
You can see Jackson in highest grossing franchises including Star Wars, The Marvel films, and The Incredibles.
Furthermore, Jackson also took part in reclaiming civil rights and black power movement. He is also actively involved in various philanthropic causes together with his wife. The couple also founded a charity that addresses educational, health and welfare causes in support of the less-fortunate.
If you want to know more about Samuel Jackson’s early life, career, personal life, awards, and most importantly his net worth, then keep reading as we provided enough information for you below.
Samuel Leroy Jackson was born in Washington, D.C. on December 21, 1948, to Elizabeth Harriett, a former supplies buyer for a mental institution, and Roy Henry Jackson, an alcoholic.
He grew up with his mother in Chattanooga, Tennessee while his father lived in Kansas City, Missouri who later died of alcoholism.
Besides his mother, Jackson was also raised by his maternal grandparents namely Edgar and Pearl Montgomery. Jackson enrolled in several segregated schools and eventually graduated from Riverside High School in Chattanooga.
Initially, Jackson took up marine biology but after joining local acting groups and found his interest in taking part in acting, he immediately switched major. Just before graduating, Jackson co-founded the Just Us Theatre.
A year later, Jackson went to Atlanta Georgia’s Morehouse College where he became part of the Collegeboard of trustees that seeks reformation and better governance.
In 1969, during the lengthy appeal of wanting to co-exist peacefully, Jackson was able to make the college agree to the policy changes they wanted.
As a result, Jackson was charged with a second-degree felony and was suspended for two years. Eventually, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Drama degree in 1972.
Jackson jump-started his career by taking roles in several plays and television films after earning his BA in Drama and before moving to New York in 1976.
He continued receiving roles from stage productions for a decade before a director named Spike Lee offered him a chance to take a role in the films titled School Daze and Do the Right Thing in 1988.
With this, Jackson gained recognition and attracted several directors and producers with his acting skills on screen. He was able to land on big important roles in various films including successful franchises like Star Wars, Marvel Films, and The Incredibles.
Furthermore, Jackson also worked as a voice actor in animated films like The Incredibles, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Turbo. Aside from that, he is also the voice behind the main antagonist in the most played online game called Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Collectively, Jackson appeared in over a hundred films during his career to date.
Jackson and his college girlfriend LaTanya Richardson tied the knot in 1980. Two years later, the couple was blessed with their daughter, Zoe. The family is notorious for taking part in several philanthropic causes related to education, equal rights, and so on.
In 2009, the family started building their own charity foundation in support of many Gabonese’s education and other people who are in need of educational assistance. In line with this, Jackson played in the Gary Player Charity golf tournament in support of raising funds for the children in South Africa.
In 2013, Jackson co-launched a charity campaign alongside Prizeo with a cause to help people with Alzeimer’s disease. Besides, he also launched a campaign that encourages men to have their testicles checked out for cancer called ‘One for the Boys’ in 2017.
Jackson revealed to the media that he is so fond of collecting action figures in which he played a role in such as Jules Winnfield, Shaft, Mace Windu, and Frozone amongst others.
It is definitely not a surprise to most people as it can also be seen in his films that the actor enjoys being bald and wearing wigs. Jackson stated in his interviews that having a shaved head actually made him more notorious in the field which also resulted in a stream of roles gushing in over his career.
Achievement and Awards
Jackson is undoubtedly one of the most successful veteran actors in the field that has also garnered several nominations and awards.
His roles in various films won Jackson a BAFTA Award, a Black Reel Award, and four NAACP Image Awards. He also bagged more than twenty nominations over the course of his career.
Samuel Jacksson total net worth
Samuel Jackson has an approximate net worth of $250 million. Much of his wealth comes from his acting and production career.
Jackson is known to be the world’s highest grossing actor of all time coming from all the roles in franchises like Star Wars, Marvel films, and The Incredibles as well as the cameos and/or guest appearances he made on TV.
His top five highest grossing films include Marvel’s The Avengers (2012), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Star Wars: Episode III (2005), Iron Man (2010) and The Incredibles 2 (2018).
Furthermore, Jackson also earned most of his income from endorsement deals. On top of it, his growing family owns at least $30 million worth of real estate in the United States alone.
Although Jackson has come down with age, his supporters can still expect a lot from such a notorious actor for his upcoming roles and his philanthropic cauaes as he is still not talking about retiring at any moment.
Thus, the highest grossing actor’s net worth is still expected to continue to rise over the course of his career.