Vin Diesel Net Worth
Vin Diesel net worth and salary: Vin Diesel is an American actor, director, writer and producer who has a net worth of $200 million. He rose to international fame with his role as Dominic Toretto in The Fast and the Furious franchise.
Early Life: Vin Diesel was born Mark Sinclair on July 18, 1967, in Alameda County, California. He has a fraternal twin brother named Paul. His mother, Delora Sherleen Vincent is an astrologer. He's never met his biological father. His mother told him he has connections to many different cultures. His mom is English, German, and Scottish. Diesel identified as "definitely a person of color." He was raised in New York City by his mother and his stepfather, Irving Vincent, an African American acting teacher and theater manager.
Diesel made his stage debut at seven in the children's play Dinosaur Door, which was produced at the Theater to the New City in Greenwich Village. He got his part, strangely, after he and his brother and some friends broke into the theater with plans to vandalize it. The theater's artistic director, Crystal Field, discovered them and offered them roles in the upcoming show instead of calling the police. This was a turning point for young Diesel, as he remained involved with the theater throughout his childhood and teen years. He went to college at Hunter College in New York City to study creative writing.
Career: Diesel's first film role was an uncredited appearance in 1990's Awakenings. In 1994, he wrote, produced, directed, and starred in the short film Multi-Facial, which was a semi-autobiographical film about a struggling multiracial actor and his audition process. The film was selected to screen at the Cannes Film Festival in 1995.
Diesel made his feature film debut (credited this time) in the 1997 film Strays. The film is an urban drama in which Diesel played a gang leader who changes his ways for the woman he loves. The film was written, directed, and produced by Diesel. It was selected for the 1997 Sundance Film Festival. That lead to a deal with MTV to turn it into a series. Steven Spielberg noticed Diesel from his performance in Multi-Facial and cast him in a small role in his 1998 film Saving Private Ryan.
In 2000, he starred with Ben Affleck and Giovanni Ribisi in the movie Boiler Room. His breakthrough role was in Pitch Black as the anti-hero Riddick that same year. He cemented his status as an action hero in his role as Dominic Toretto in 2001's The Fast and the Furious and as Xander Cage in 2002's XXX. He chose to reprise his role of Riddick in the 2004 box office failure The Chronicles of Riddick, rather than appear in 2003's 2 Fast 2 Furious and 2005's XXX: State of the Union.
In 2006, he played mobster Jack DiNorscio in Find Me Guilty. He received critical acclaim for his role, but the film bombed at the box office. That same year he made a cameo appearance in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. He returned to The Fast and the Furious franchise and his role as Dominic Toretto in installments five through eight of the movies, 2011's Fast Five, 2013's Fast & Furious 6, 2015's Furious 7, and 2017's The Fate of the Furious. He also reprised his role as Riddick in 2013's Riddick.
Diesel also voiced the character Groot in 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy, 2017's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, 2018's Avengers: Infinity War, and 2019's Avengers: Endgame. Also in 2017, he appeared as Xander Cage in XXX: Return of Xander Cage.
In 2020, Diesel appears in F9: The Fast Saga and will portray the comic book character Bloodshot in its 2020 film adaptation.
In 2021 and 2023 he is scheduled to appear in James Cameron's Avatar 2 and Avatar 3.
He also founded the production company One Race Films. Away from action films, Diesel has had success in a number of other genres, such as in the comedy film The Pacifier (2005) and the courtroom drama-comedy film Find Me Guilty.
Personal Life: In 2001, Diesel dated his Fast and the Furious co-star Michelle Rodriguez.
Diesel has been married to Mexican model Paloma Jimenez since 2007. They have three children together Hania Riley, born in April 2008, Vincent Sinclair, born in 2010, and Pauline, born March 2015. Pauline is named for his friend and Fast and Furious co-star Paul Walker, who died in a car accident in November 2013. Diesel is Walker's daughter Meadow's godfather.
Diesel's trademark is his very deep voice. His voice broke when he was 15, which made him sound like an adult on the telephone.
Diesel has played Dungeons & Dragons for over three decades. He wrote the foreword for the book 30 Years of Adventure: A Celebration of Dungeons & Dragons.
Salary Highlights: Vin Diesel's movies have generated more than $7 billion at the worldwide box office. In 2015, Diesel made $47 million and was the third highest-paid actor thanks to Furious 7, which grossed $1.5 billion at the worldwide box office. In 2016, Diesel brought in $35 million and was the seventh highest-paid actor of the year. In 2017, Diesel brought in $54.3 million, making him the third highest-paid actor of the year.
Real Estate: In February 2000, Diesel purchased a 1,517 square foot home for $562,500, In 2016, Diesel listed the two-bedroom, three-bathroom home for $1.4 million. With three kids, the space got a bit small for him. Prior to listing the Hollywood Hills pad, he rented it for $5,800 per month. The kitchen opens into a dining area and living space. The master suite has beamed ceilings and French doors. The master bath has a sunken tub. The yard features a patio and pool.
|Net Worth:||$200 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jul 18, 1967 (52 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.82 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Film Producer, Film director, Screenwriter, Voice Actor|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Vin Diesel Earnings
- Fast Five$15,000,000including producer fee
- The Chronicles of Riddick$11,500,000
- A Man Apart$2,500,000
- The Fast and the Furious$2,000,000
- Saving Private Ryan$100,000