Jason Statham was born in England and has an estimated net worth of $30 million dollars. Jason Statham originally pursued a career in diving and was a member of Britain's National Diving Squad for twelve years. An agent spotted him in 1998 and his career in front of the camera took off from there. His 24 films have grossed more than $1 billion dollars at the box office. Jason Statham was born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England and was originally focused on becoming a championship diver. He finished 12th at the World Championships and also competed for the British National Diving Squad. He began modeling for the clothing line French Connection, and was subsequently spotted by Guy Ritchie, who cast him in the films "Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels" in 1998 and "Snatch" in 2000.
"Snatch" proved to be an international hit and launched his career in Hollywood. He appeared in various films throughout the early 2000s, including "The One" and "Ghosts of Mars", but it was the action film, "The Transporter", that made him a household name. He has subsequently appeared in two sequels. Since then, he has starred in a number of action films, including "The Italian Job", "Crank", "The Bank Job", "Crank: High Voltage", "Death Race", and "The Expendables". He is next slated to appear in the film "Killer Elite".