The 35 Richest Black Actors in the World

By on August 19, 2012 in ArticlesEntertainment

Who are the richest black actors in the world? Fresh off the popularity of our list of the richest black actresses, we thought it was only appropriate to take a look at how much money African American men are making nowadays in Hollywood. One of the biggest lessons we learned from compiling this list was that if you want to make a ton of money in Hollywood, it helps to be multi-talented and extremely hard working. Many of the men on this list are superstars in several different mediums. They are actors, rappers, comedians, producers, directors… or all of the above! We also learned a few lessons on what you SHOULDN'T do if someday you find yourself a successful entertainer (*cough* Chris Tucker). So without further delay, let's take a look at the richest black actors in the world today. Click the image below to view the top 15 and scroll down to see the full list of top 35 richest black actors:

Richest Black Actors:

#15: Laurence Fishburne Net Worth - $30 Million

#14: Don Cheadle Net Worth - $35 Million

#13: James Earl Jones Net Worth - $45 Million

#12: Chris Rock Net Worth - $70 Million

#11: Eddie Murphy Net Worth - $75 Million

#10: LL Cool J Net Worth - $80 Million

#9: Jamie Foxx Net Worth - $85 Million

#8: Morgan Freeman Net Worth - $90 Million

#7: Ice Cube Net Worth - $100 Million

#6: Martin Lawrence Net Worth - $110 Million

#5: Denzel Washington Net Worth - $140 Million

#4: Samuel L. Jackson Net Worth - $150 Million

#3: Will Smith Net Worth - $200 Million

#2: Bill Cosby Net Worth - $350 Million

#1: Tyler Perry Net Worth - $400 Million

Bonus: Wesley Snipes - $1 Million

Bonus: Chris Tucker Net Worth; -$11.5 Million

The 35 Richest Black Actors in the World:

  • #1: Tyler Perry Net Worth – $400 Million
  • #2: Bill Cosby Net Worth – $400 Million
  • #3: Will Smith Net Worth – $220 Million
  • #4: Denzel Washington Net Worth – $190 Million
  • #5: Samuel L. Jackson Net Worth – $170 Million
  • #6: Morgan Freeman Net Worth – $150 Million
  • #7: Ice Cube Net Worth – $140 Million
  • #8: Martin Lawrence Net Worth – $110 Million
  • #9: LL Cool J Net Worth – $100 Million
  • #10: Jamie Foxx Net Worth – $85 Million
  • #11: Eddie Murphy Net Worth – $85 Million
  • #12: Chris Rock Net Worth – $70 Million
  • #13: James Earl Jones Net Worth – $45 Million
  • #14: Ice T Net Worth – $40 Million
  • #15: Forest Whitaker Net Worth – $40 Million
  • #16: Danny Glover Net Worth – $40 Million
  • #17: Don Cheadle Net Worth – $35 Million
  • #18: Sidney Poitier Net Worth – $25 Million
  • #19: Eriq La Salle Net Worth – $25 Million
  • #20: Laurence Fishburne Net Worth – $20 Million
  • #21: Michael Clarke Duncan Net Worth – $18 Million
  • #22: Ving Rhames Net Worth – $16 Million
  • #23: Cuba Gooding Jr Net Worth – $15 Million
  • #24: Idris Elba Net Worth – $12 Million
  • #25: Dennis Haysbert Net Worth – $12 Million
  • #26: Djimon Hounsou Net Worth – $12 Million
  • #27: Charles S. Dutton Net Worth – $9 Million
  • #28:  Blair Underwood Net Worth – $8 Million
  • #29: Billy Dee Williams Net Worth – $7.5 Million
  • #30: LeVar Burton Net Worth – $6 Million
  • #31: Robert Guillaume Net Worth – $5 Million
  • #32: Terrence Howard Net Worth – $5 Million
  • #33: Larenz Tate Net Worth – $4.5 Million
  • #34: Dule Hill Net Worth – $3.5 Million
  • #35: Michael Ealy Net Worth – $3 Million
  • Bonus: Chris Tucker Net Worth – negative $11.5 Million
  • Bonus: Wesley Snipes – $10 Million
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Articles Written by Brian Warner
Prior to launching Celebrity Net Worth, Brian spent seven years as the Managing Editor of one of the largest entertainment portals on the internet. Before that, Brian attended Georgetown University where he double majored in finance and marketing. A native of Northern California, Brian currently resides in Los Angeles. Follow him on Google+.
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