Denzel Washington Net Worth $280 million
Denzel Washington salary $60,000,000
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Denzel Washington is an American actor, director, and producer, and his current net worth is $280 million.
The son of Denzel Hayes Washington, Sr., an ordained Pentecostal minister, and Lennis, a beauty parlor owner and operator, was born in Mount Vernon, New York.
Washington Jr. went to Pennington-Grimes Elementary School in Mount Vernon.
After his parents divorced his mother sent him to a private preparatory school, Oakland Military Academy in New York.
Washington next attended Mainland High School, in Florida for just one year, where he became interested in attending Texas Tech University, but never applied.
The actor got his bachelor degree in Drama and Journalism from Fordham University, four years later.
While at Fordham, he played basketball as a guard under Coach P.J. Carlesimo. Because of his indecision on which major to study, he took a semester off and worked as creative arts director at an overnight summer camp, Camp Sloane YMCA in Connecticut.
He stared in a staff talent show and thanks to a colleague of his, Denzel decided to try acting.
Upon returning to Fordham, Washington went to the Lincoln Center campus to take acting classes. He received the main character roles in Eugene O’Neill’s The Emperor Jones and Shakespeare’s Othello.
He went and graduated from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, where he remained for one year. After which he returned to New York, to start a professional acting career.
Has received three Golden Globe awards, a Tony Award throughout his long film career.
For his role in the historical war drama film Glory, as well for his role as a corrupt cop in Training Day he has received an Academy Award.
He received critical acclaim for his work since 1980s, including for his roles in Cry Freedom and Malcom X.
Often listed among the richest actors in Hollywood, as well as one of the most influential celebrities in the world.
He is a featured actor in the films produced by Jerry Bruckheimer as well as frequent collaborator of directors Spike Lee and Antoine Fuqua.
In 2016 he has received the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards.
Washington married Pauletta Pearson, whom he met on the set of his first screen work, the television film Wilma.