Samuel L Jackson is an American film producer and actor from Washington. He has been in entertainment since 1973. At that time, Jackson played Stan in his first film titled ‘Together for Days’. Then, he continued to explore acting. Until now, he has been involved in hundreds of films and television series titles.
Sure, various awards during career in the world of acting, Jackson has been received. One of them is ‘Best Actor in a Supporting Role’ in the BAFTA Film Award. He got the award thanks to his acting in the ‘Pulp Fiction’ film.
Considering the many achievements that he has reached, of course the public is eager to know how much money Jackson makes through his career. Well, to know more about his net worth, let’s see our post below!
What Is Samuel L Jackson Net Worth?
As of 2021, Jackson’s net worth is $250 million which made him into the top 100 highest actors he is currently tackling 13. He is also known for being one of the best actors of all time. As we know that Jackson is a prolific film producer and actor who performed in over 150 films during his career to date.
Reportedly by The Guinness World Records, Jackson is also known as one of the top-grossing actors of all time with worldwide box office total of his films reaching at over $16.7 billion. He has grossed an average of $89.9 million per film. He also earns a salary of $10 to $20 million for a single starring role in a major production.
Jackson earns $4 to $6 million every time he appears as Nick Fury in a Marvel Movie thanks to savvy negotiation, even if it’s a brief and credit cameo scene with one or two lines. Much of Jackson’s net worth fortune has been as a result of his participation in films either as a leading actor or a supporting co-star.
According to Box Office Mojo, Some of Jackson’s highest grossing films include ‘Captain Marvel’ (2019) with a lifetime gross of $425,917,079, ‘Incredibles 2 (2018), with a lifetime gross of $608,581,744, ‘The Avengers’ (2012), with a lifetime gross of $623,357,910, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (2018), with a lifetime gross of $678,815,482 and ‘Avengers: Endgame’ (2019), with a lifetime gross of $803,395,591.
He started his first debut as an actor in 1972 when he starred in ‘Together For Days’. He actually becomes one of the most notorious actors in the film industry which is especially known for his roles in Pulp Fiction and the Star Wars films.
Jackson spent the next decade appearing in stage productions. Once his performance in ‘A Soldier’s Play’ in 1981, he was introduced to director Spike Lee who went on to cast him for small roles in his films named ‘School Daze’ (1988) and ‘Do the Right Thing’ (1989). During his time, Jackson also struggled with heroin and cocaine addictions, fortunately, he successfully completed rehab.
The early 1990s, Jackson gained more recognition with films including ‘Goodfellas’ (1990), ‘Jungle Fever’ (1991), ‘Patriot Games’ (1992), ‘Jurassic Park’ (1993), ‘True Romance’ (1993) and ‘Amos & Andrew’ (1993).
He also has appeared in several successful franchises such as Director Nick Fury in Marvel Cinematic Universe and George Lucas ‘Star War’ universe as Jedi Master Mace Windu. Jackson initially gave his consent to Marvel Comics to design their ‘Ultimate’ version of the character Nick Fury once his likeness.
Other popular films starring Jackson include ‘A Time to Kill’ (1996), ‘The Negotiator’ (1998), ‘Snakes on a Plane’ (2006), and ‘Kong: Skull Island’ (2017). Aside from that, Jackson is also well-known for his collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino: ‘Pulp Fiction’ (1994), ‘Jack Brown’ (1997), ‘Django Unchained’ (2012) and ‘Hateful Eight’ (2015).
Apart from action on screen, he has worked as a voice actor for several animated films such as ‘The Incredibles’ (2004) and also its sequel ‘Incredible 2’ (2018), ‘Turbo’ (2013) and Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ (2008).
Samuel L Jackson was born on 21st December 1948 in Washington DC. He was the only child of Henry Jackson and Elizabeth Harriet. Jackson grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee while his father in Kansas City, Missouri. His father died from alcoholism after living away from the family. Then, he was raised by his mother who was a factory worker and his maternal grandparents.
According to DNA tests, Jackson partially descends from Gabon. In 2019, he became a naturalized African country citizen. He graduated from Riverside High School after attending several segregated schools. Between the 3rd and 12th grades, he was in the school of orchestra.
He also attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. He originally intended to pursue a degree in marine biology. He finally ended up switching his major as he developed an interest in acting once he joined an acting group to earn extra points in class.
Jackson is also capable of playing the trumpet, flute, piccolo and French Horn. He has a stuttering problem, however he learned how to act like people who did not stutter.
In 1972, before graduating, he was the co-founder of ‘Just Us Theater’. Then in 1980, he married La Tanya Richardson as a sport channel producer and actress. The couple met while attending Morehouse College in Atlanta. They have a daughter, Zoe who was born in 1982.
They are actively involved in numerous philanthropic causes. Sure, they have given millions of dollars over the years to causes related to Alzheimer’s, education and equal rights. According to DNA tests, he can trade part of this ancestry back to the Benga people of Gabon, he finally became a naturalized Gabon citizen in 2019.
Not young anymore, Jackson is increasingly taking care of his health. He decided to be a vegetarian in 2013. At first, the public speculated that he became a vegetarian to maintain his body shape before playing in the film ‘Captain America: Winter Soldier’.
However, Jackson’s response to this matter was beyond expectations. Even though Jackson had been a drug addict for almost 10 years, in 1991, he was completely clean from drugs since playing in the movie ‘Jungle Fever’.