Benedict Cumberbatch net worth: Benedict Cumberbatch is a British actor who has a net worth of $4 million dollars. Benedict Cumberbatch was born in London, England, and grew up in a family of actors. He went on to attend the prestigious Harrow School on an arts scholarship, and then graduated from the University of Manchester, where he majored in Drama. From there, he went on to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. His professional acting career began in 2000, with a guest-starring role on the television series, "Heartbeat", and has never stopped since. He has appeared in numerous successful theater, film, and television productions, and has built a name for himself playing leading men with "issues". He is most widely recognized for his work in such film projects as, "The Other Boleyn Girl", "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy", "War Horse", and "Star Trek: Into Darkness", and in the popular BBC series, "Sherlock" as Sherlock Holmes. He has also starred in the multi-award winning theater production of "Frankenstein" at the Royal National opposite Johnny Lee Miller. In 2013, Benedict Cumberbatch appeared in four movies that ended up being nominated in some Academy Awards category. Those movies were "12 Years as a Slave", "Star Trek: Into Darkness", "August: Osage County" and "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug".