Samuel L Jackson fondly called as Mr Cool is worth $200 million. The American actor and film producer who has appeared in more than 100 movies earns an average of $20 million annually and his earning from endorsement deals alone is about $4.4 million.

Early Life

Samuel Leroy Jackson was born in Washington DC. Jackson is married to actress and sports channel producer LaTany Richardson, and the couple has a daughter Zoe. He attended several schools and went to Riverside High School in Chattanooga. He played French horn and Trumpet during his school days.

Samuel Jackson attended Morehouse College in Atlanta with an aim to pursue a degree in marine biology. He developed an interest in acting after he joined the local acting group to earn extra points in a class.  

He also attended the funeral of Martin Luther King Jr as one of the ushers and was deeply involved in the Civil Rights Movement.

Career

Jackson initially acted in multiple plays and appeared in films, his debut being Together for days in 1972. He soon moved to New York City from Atlanta looking for more opportunities in acting. For over a decade he continued to appear in the stage plays and small roles in films like Goodfellas. Throughout the 1990s, Jackson appeared in more films than any other actor that grossed $1.7 billion domestically.

In the late 90s, Jackson became a box office star after the success of his movies like the Die Hard Series and A Time To Kill. The actor soon appeared in many box office hit movies and has acted in more than 100 films up to now. Some of his notable movies are Snakes on a Plane, Star Wars Prequel Trilogy, Iron Man series and Captain America Series. Jackson is currently working on 3 of his upcoming projects including the remake of The Last Dragon.

Apart from films, Jackson appeared in numerous TV shows and music videos including The Boondocks, Extras and Agents of Shield.

Jackson also provided the voice to some of the audiobooks including The Bible Experience, the New Testament audiobook and Go the Fuck to Sleep.

He has also given voice to video games including Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

Awards

Samuel Jackson received 81 nominations for different awards and has won 32!

His Accolades include Awards Circuit Community Awards, BAFTA awards, Capri, Hollywood, Holly Film Awards and New York Film Critics Circle Awards. In 2000, he found a place on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7018 Hollywood Blvd.

The Guinness World Records named Jackson as the highest grossing film actor of all time taking in more than $7.4 billion at the box-office. Jackson’s movies have grossed over $4.9 billion, and that is $69.1 million per film on an average. His top-grossing film is Marvel’s The Avengers which grossed over $1.5 billion worldwide.

Samuel L Jackson Net Worth

Samuel’s net worth estimates at $200 million. The American actor earns a good deal from his movies, TV shows, video games, audio books and of course the endorsements.

House Property and Car

He currently resides in his Tudor Style Home in San Fernando region which he bought in the mid-90s for $8 million. The 4,491 sq ft house also has a 2,863 sq ft guest house, a tennis court, pool, library and a spa. He owns an apartment in SoHo. He also holds a deluxe apartment in New York City.

Jackson owns a Range Rover and a Maybach 57 S, valued at $366,000. He was even spotted driving a base model Toyota Camry, Perha.

Endorsements

Samuel Jackson lent his voice to TV commercials including spots in 2016 ads for Capital One.

He endorses brands like Reebok and Adidas, Apple, APL (Athletic Propulsion Labs) and Brioni.

Philanthropy

The 69-year-old actor is also known for his various philanthropic activities.

Samuel Jackson along with his wife started their charitable organisation in 2009 to support education.

Jackson is also the chairman of One for the Boys, a foundation that educates men about testicular cancer.

He partnered with Reddit to raise money for Alzheimer’s Association, a non-profit organisation to raise a sum of $169,431.

Samuel Jackson is also involved with Artist for New South Africa, a non-profit organisation which tackles HIV/AIDS and various other medical and rights issues in Africa and the US.

He supports over 20 charity organisation including 21st Century, Leaders Amber Watch Foundation and Champions for Children.

Conclusion

Although he did not bloom in his career immediately, Samuel Jackson broke all the odds by becoming the actor who appeared in many films with highest grossing in the box office. He overcame his stuttering problems and drug addictions, and today he is one of the most loved actors around the world not just on screen but off screen as well.

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