The American actor, producer, director and screenwriter Vin Diesel, widely known for his appearance in the Fast and Furious film series and xXx series is worth a whopping $200 million. The actor who began his career with minor roles has witnessed a magnanimous growth within a decade. He currently is working on major projects including Avengers series. He also has confirmed that there will be more movies under the Fast and Furious Franchise.
Mark Sinclair was born in Alameda County, California, US and was raised in New York City. He attended Hunter College in New York where he studied screenwriting. He was raised by his mother and has never met his biological father. Diesel has a twin brother, Paul.
Diesel married Paloma Jimenez in 2007, and the couple has three children. He named his daughter Pauline, in honour of his friend and Fast & Furious Franchise Co-star Paul Walker, who passed away tragically. He is also the godfather of Walker’s daughter, Meadow Rain Walker.
Initially, before Diesel made a career in acting, he worked as a bouncer in New York at famous nightclubs Tunnel and Mars.
He also worked as a telemarketer, selling bulbs. When he was seven, Diesel made his stage debut in a children’s play Dinosaur Door. During his teens, he performed break dancing in an instructional video on the subject.
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Diesel’s first appearance in the film was in an unaccredited role in Awakenings. He found it very difficult to land on roles due to his mixed heritage. In 1994, he wrote, directed, produced and starred in a short film Multi-Facial. Later, he received various offers for different roles.
He starred in movies like Strays, Saving Private Ryan and even provided the voice to the animated movie The Iron Giant. The actor is widely recognised for his deep voice.
Diesel attained stardom in the early 2000s with his box office hits The Fast and Furious and xXx. He continued to appear in the Fast and Furious Series and other movies like The Pacifier, Find Me Guilty, Guardians of the Galaxy, etc.
He has provided a voice for video games including The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay, Wheelman and The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena.
Vin Diesel is the founder of production companies One Race Films, Racetrack Records and Tigon Studios.
Vin Diesel’s films have grossed over $5 billion. For his terrific performance on screen, Vin Diesel has been nominated for various awards and has won several of them. People’s Choice Award, Spike Video Game Award, Cinema Con Award, Teen Choice Award and MTV Movie Award, to name a few.
He was also awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Blvd in 2013.
Diesel played Dungeons and Dragons for over two decades and wrote the foreword for the commemorative book 30 years of Adventure: A celebration of Dungeons and Dragons.
Vin Diesel Net Worth
The Fast and Furious actor is worth $200 million. Vin Diesel was the highest paid actors from 2012-13 when he earned around $96 million.
Houses and Cars
Diesel owns a mansion in Atlanta which has seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, full gym, 3- car garage, guest house with kitchen, pool, spa and wine cellar.
In 2016, he offered his home in Hollywood Hills, where is lived for over 16 years for $1.4 million.
He purchased a 1,571 sq ft house in Los Angeles in 2000.
Vin Diesel currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.
Diesel’s love for cars is well known from his Fast and Furious movies.
He owns an excellent collection of vehicles too.
- 1970 Dodge Charger R/T
- 1993 Mazda RX7
- 1994 Toyota Supra
- 2011 Dodge Charger SRT8
- 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner
- 1974 Plymouth Barracuda
- Lyken Hypersport 2014.
In 2017, Vin Diesel signed a deal with Dodge, and he appears in a series of ads from the automaker via Rally Cry, Monsters and Shepherd.
The multi-faceted actor is also known for his philanthropic activities.
He founded One Race Global Film Foundation with the mission of fostering the growth of diverse national and international voices in underserved communities within the global entertainment industry.
Diesel supports Steven Aoki Charitable Fund, which supports humanitarian causes.
He also supports Paul Walker Foundation which empowers future generations by providing grants and scholarships to selected students. Diesel had donated meals to Westbeth Seniors after Hurricane Sandy.
Though he had a rough beginning for his career, his exceptional acting skills have earned him die-hard fans for him worldwide. The actor has currently signed for major projects including the series of Avenger films and we cannot wait for the movies to hit theatres!
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