Jussie Smollett Net Worth
Jussie Smollett net worth and salary: Jussie Smollett is an American actor, singer, and photographer who has a net worth of $1.5 million. In early seasons of Empire, Jussie earned a salary per episode of $35,000. In later seasons that salary was raised to $65,000 and eventually peaked at $100,000 at the time he was placed on leave from the show in 2019. Jussie Smollett was born in Santa Rosa, California in June 1982. He first appeared in the TV movie A Little Piece of Heaven in 1991. In 1993 Smollett starred as Terry Hall in the movie The Mighty Ducks. From 1993 to 1994 he starred as Mike in the TV series Cro. From 1994 to 1995 he starred as Jesse Jerrico in the television series On Our Own. In 2015 Smollett began starring as Jamal Lyon in the FOX television series Empire. He has also starred in the movies North, The Skinny, and Ask Me Anything. Smollett has also appeared in episodes of the TV series Coach, The Mindy Project, and Revenge. In 1993 he was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Motion picture for The Mighty Ducks. He also served as executive producer for the 2015 short Sacred Heart. In 2017 he appeared in Alien: Covenant.
Chicago "Attack" Incident: On January 29, 2019, Jussie reported to police that he had been attacked by two white men wearing red "MAGA" hats. He claimed that the attackers tied a noose around his neck, poured gasoline over his body, beat him and hurled obscenities about his ethnicity and sexual orientation. In his version of the events the attackers recognized him from Empire and yelled that he was "in Trump country". Over the following several weeks Chicago PD ultimately learned that Smullet likely was involved in the planning of the attack which had been carried out by two brothers who knew him from being extras on Empire. The brothers were reportedly paid $3500 to carry out the staged attacked.
On April 30, 2019 Fox executives announced that Jussie would not be returning for season 6 of Empire. Fox reportedly negotiated an option to pay off Jussie for his season 6 contract but will not be using him on the show. In other words, he's essentially getting paid to NOT work on the show for that season.
|Net Worth:||$1.5 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jun 21, 1982 (36 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.82 m)|
|Nationality:||United States of America|