Dev Patel Net Worth: Dev Patel is a British actor who has a net worth of $3 million. Dev Patel accumulated his net worth through his acting career in TV and movies. Born on April 23, 1990, in Harrow, London, Patel rose to prominence for his lead role as Jamal in the 2008 British drama Slumdog Millionaire. Prior to becoming famous, Dev was just an ordinary teen who had two great passions close to his heart, i.e., acting and tae kwon-do. The first time he showed his acting skills was when he joined the cast of the controversial television series Skins (E4, 2007- ), in which he caught the attention of director Danny Boyle. Being in a search of a non-traditional leading man of Indian descent for his new film, Boyle seemed to have found what he was looking for in Dev Patel. This is how Patel got the role of Jamal, a young resident of the Mumbai slums who gets a shot at making his life better via the game show "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" His endearing performance, opposite Freida Pinto, earned him rave reviews and made the film an instant hit. As for his subsequent notable turns, they include feature movies like M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender (2010) and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011), as well as Aaron Sorkin's HBO show The Newsroom. Off-screen, he is in a relationship with his Slumdog Millionaire co-star, Freida Pinto.