Samuel L. Jackson is not just one of the best actors Hollywood has. He is also one of the most widely recognized actors of his generation, not to mention one of the most bankable stars.
Did you know he is the highest-grossing actor of all time? Yup, many of his movies are successful in the box office—domestically and internationally.
With these feats, don’t be surprised that he is also one of the wealthiest actors there is. So, how much is he worth today?
The Prolific Career of Samuel L. Jackson
The 73-year-old actor now has almost 200 acting credits to his name. He started his career in the early 1970s in plays and TV movies and spent the next decade doing stage productions.
In the late 1980s, he started doing small roles in movies. Come the 1990s, the world began to know Samuel L. Jackson.
He earned more recognition when he did Goodfellas in 1990, followed Jungle Fever, Amos & Andrew and Jurassic Park, among others. He also appeared in the Star Wars franchise as Jedi Master Mace Windu and in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Director Nick Fury that brought him to international stardom.
Other notable films he made are Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, Hateful Eight and more. With these successful films to his name, Celebrity Net Worth noted that his movies’ worldwide box office total is over $16.7 billion.
His average gross per movie is $89.9 million, while his salary is $10 to $20 million for a single starring role in a major production. In addition, his cameo scenes in any Marvel movie can cause $4 to $6 million, even if he just has to say a line or two.
With backend points, he can earn up to $20 million. Elsewhere, he can have tens of millions of dollars from endorsements alone.
The Highest-Grossing Movies of Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson has starred in a number of successful and highest-grossing films. Box Office Mojo revealed Avengers: Endgame has a lifetime gross of $803,395,591, while Avengers: Infinity War has $678,815,482 and The Avengers has $623,357,910.
For the movie Incredibles 2, for which he lent his voice for Lucius Best/Frozone, it grossed $608,581,744, while Captain Marvel had a lifetime gross of $425,917,079.
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With this, a study published in Applied Network Science saw him as the most influential actor of all time, per Hollywood Reporter. He has had a huge impact on pop culture.
He does an average of five movies a year, which will surely add to his millions, and this just means fans will see more of Samuel L. Jackson in the coming years.
“That’s his superpower,” director M. Night Shyamalan said about the actor. “He genuinely loves to entertain people. It’s something he finds great pride in.”
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