Wesley Snipes Net Worth: Wesley Snipes is an American actor, film producer and martial artist who has a net worth of $10 million dollars. Wesley Snipes has starred in dozens of popular films as "White Men Can't Jump", "Waiting to Exhale", the "Blade" trilogy, "Rising Sun", "Demolition Man"… and many more.
Born Wesley Trent Snipes on July 31, 1962, Orlando, Florida, he has starred in a diversified palette of films, ranging from action thrillers to dramatic features. Out of the roles he has played, Wesley is perhaps best known for the Marvel Comics character "Blade" in the Blade film trilogy. It was at the age of 23 that Snipes was discovered by an agent while performing in a martial arts competition. He made his feature film debut in the 1986 Goldie Hawn movie Wildcats. Ever since, he has appeared in such films as: Major League (1989), Passenger 57 (1992), Boiling Point (1993), Money Train (1995), U.S. Marshals (1998), Murder at 1600 (1997), Liberty Stands Still (2001), 7 Seconds (2005) and Brooklyn's Finest (2009) among many others. As of today, he is scheduled to appear in the movie The Expendables 3 slated for release in 2014. Apart from starring in movies, Snipes is a world-class martial artist with a 5th degree black belt in karate and significant experience in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Wesley Snipes Tax Issues
Between December 2010 and April 2013, Wesley Snipes served 845 days in federal prison in McKean County, Pennsylvania, stemming from a tax evasion conviction. He served 90% of his three year sentence. Wesley's problems with the IRS date back to 2006 when he was charged with attempting to avoid paying taxes and filing $12 million worth of false returns dating all the way back to 1996. Between 1996 and 2004, Snipes earned $37.9 million from his acting career and apparently failed to pay any taxes during that entire time. Not only that, he also used forged documents to receive $12 million worth of refunds reflecting his income between 1996 and 1998. Wesley's defense was that he was misled by a group of accountants. In addition to his prison sentence, Wesley was required to pay $17 million in back taxes, interest and penalties to the IRS. A co-defendant was sentenced to 10 years in prison and another was sentenced to 4 years.