Top 15 Richest Black Actors In 2022
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15 - James Earl Jones
Described as "one of America's most distinguished and versatile" actors, James Earl Jones gained international acclaim when played the voice of Darth Vader in the early Star Wars films.
He has also appeared in a number of popular films including The Hunt for Red October and Conan the Barbarian while having a net worth of $40 million dollars.
Its thought Earl Jones owns a large home in Pawling New York and regularly helps out in his local community, however no pictures of the house currently exist.
14 - Ice T
Tracy Lauren Marrow, better known by his stage name, ICE-T is a popular American rapper, songwriter, actor, and producer who has been in a number of hit films such as Once Upon A Time In Brooklyn.
Married to model Coco Austin, the couple owned a magnificent home located in The Hollywood Hills that went on the market for $9 million dollars in 2017.
The four-bedroom, five-bathroom residence had its own indoor pool with a retractable roof and was was featured on MTV Cribs.
The large hillside residence also boasts a custom aquarium, multiple terraces, and a full bar and while it has now been sold, Ice-T's New Jersey mega-pad is even better.
He also has a massive car collection that includes several Bentley Continentals, Rolls-Royce Ghost, Karma Revero, Land Rover Range Rover SVR, McLaren 720S, and Mercedes SL 65 AMG Widebody.
Ice-T has a current estimated net worth of $60 million dollars.
13 - Chris Rock
Someone who has been in the news more than most recently, Chris Rock is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and filmmaker with a current net worth of $65 Millon Dollars.
Famously slapped at the 2022 Oscars ceremony by Will Smith, Rock, is currently touring the world and has been in some famous films including Beverly Hills Cop II and Lethal Weapon 4.
He was befriended and mentored by Eddie Murphy after he saw his act at a local nightclub, later giving him a role in Beverly Hills Cop II.
Rock has been in other comedy sketch series including Saturday Night Live from 1990 to 1993 and Time Magazine once called him the funniest man in America.
12 - Martin Lawrence
Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence came to fame during the 1990s both as a lead actor and comedian starring in films such as the Bad Boys franchise, Blue Streak, House Party and Wild Hogs.
With a net worth of $110 million dollars, Lawrence once owned a Beverly Park mansion that he rented out for $200,000 per month and sold the property in 2013 for $17.2 million dollars.
He went on to purchase a property in Encino, Los Angeles for $6.63 million and has lived there ever since.
He owns a $500,000 dollar car collection that includes a Plymouth Barracuda, Ferrari 458 Italia, Aston Martin V12 Zagato, Porsche Boxster and Porsche Panamera.
11 - LL Cool J
American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and actor LL Cool J has released 13 studio albums and two greatest hits compilations.
With a $120 million dollar net worth he has started his own charitable foundation called Jump & Ball, which is based in his hometown of Queens, New York.
Smith's biological great-uncle was Hall of Fame boxer John Henry Lewis, and in 2021, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with an award for Musical Excellence.
He once rented this amazing $5,000,000 home in Studio City where he attacked a burglar and was plauged by media and paparazzi.
10 - Ice Cube
Famous for his roles in Triple X, Ride Along and Three Kings, O'Shea Jackson Sr, better known as Ice Cube has been climbing the wealth ladder in recent years and has a net worth of around $160 Million dollars.
He began his early career on the rap scene, with his first group named C.I.A. in 1986 and partnerships with Eazy-E and Dr. Dre in 1987.
After entering cinema by playing Doughboy in director John Singleton's feature debut Boyz n the Hood in 1991, he has now apeared in over 40 films.
Cube owns a very large home in Marina del Rey, California, which features 6 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and covers around 7,575 square feet of living space.
His home is thought to have cost around $7.25 million dollars.
9 - Jamie Foxx
Winner of a Golden Globe Award, Grammy Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, Jamie Foxx is one of the best known actors in Hollywood and has a net worth to show it, coming in at $170 million dollars.
Foxx co-created and produced The Jamie Foxx Show, which ran on The WB Television Network between 1996 and 2001.
He became widely known for his portrayal of Ray Charles in the 2004 biographical film Ray and other roles include Staff Sergeant Sykes in Jarhead and supervillain Electro in several Spiderman Films.
Another star that prefers to live in Hollywood's Hidden Valley, his massive home consists of 10 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms and covers an outstanding 17,000-square feet.
An an impressive five-car garage has room for his many cars which include a Bugatti Veyron, Mercedes-Benz G-Class, Lamborghini Gallardo and McLaren 570 S.
Foxx also has his business head on, buying a majority stake in BSB Spirits’ Brown Sugar Bourbon after being introduced to the brand at one of his parties.
8 - Kevin Hart
Winning several stand-up comedy competitions and getting his breakthrough when Judd Apatow cast him in a recurring role on the TV series Undeclared, Hart has a net worth of close to $200 million dollars.
His acting career has soared in recent years with him appearing in Smash hit films such as Jumanji, Hobbs & Shaw, Fatherhood and Central Intelligence.
He is an avid poker player, entering several major tournaments and has been featured in PokerStars ad campaigns and promotional content while earning $47,828 in live tournament cashes.
Hart has also appeared in several modeling advertisements for Macy's department stores and has been signed to Motown Records under the alias, Chocolate Droppa.
7 - Eddie Murphy
Famous for his work on Saturday Night Live, Eddie Murphy is one of the worlds best-known comedians and Actors.
He won his first Primetime Emmy Award in 2020 and as of 2021, his films have grossed over $6.7 billion dollars worldwide.
His $210 million dollar net worth has allowed him to buy one of the Hidden Hills most luxurious and sought after mansions.
Costing him $10 million to purchase, this massive home has had another $20 million spent on it in rennovations.
The 18,598 square foot Mediterranean-style home has 10-bedrooms, 17-bathrooms, a pool that's bigger than some mansions in the community and its own bowling alley.
Murphy’s neighbors include Rod Stewart, Sylvester Stallone, Jessica Alba, Channing Tatum and Calvin Harris.
Murphy earned $450,000 for his first movie 48 hours in 1982 and a whopping $7 Million for the sequel in 1990.
He has been described as one of the most overpaid actors in Hollywood, but as the saying goes, if your good at something, never do it for free.
6 - Samuel L. Jackson
One of the most widely recognized actors of his generation, Samuel L. Jackson's films have collectively grossed over $27 billion worldwide.
Currently the highest-grossing actor of all time, he has a current net worth of close to $250 million dollars and has appeared in everything from Star Wars to Avengers.
Jackson reportedly earns between $4 to $6 million every time he appears as Nick Fury in a Marvel movie, regardless of length.
Famous for his role in Quentin Tarantino's 1994 hit "Pulp Fiction", he has aquired quite the real estate portfolio with a 12,000 square-foot mansion in the private gated community of Beverly Park and a multi-unit condo on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
Samuel L. Jackson has also earned millions from brand endorsements with companies like Capital One and Apple.
5 - Morgan Freeman
Considered to be one of the greatest actors of all time, Morgan Freeman did not get his big movie break until he was 49 years old, despite having various acting roles since the age of nine.
Now a recipient of the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award, his net worth has ballooned to over $260 million dollars making one of the highest paid actors of all time.
Morgan worked many acting jobs until 1968 when he got his first role on Broadway in a Musical called Hello, Dolly!, a role that would begin to get him noticed in Hollywood.
Freeman owns a large home in Charlston, Mississippi with much of the house not photographed and very private thanks to the large amount of land surrounding it.
One collection which has made it into the public domain are his cars, which include a BMV 745, Tesla Model X, 2004 Chevrolet Corvette, Chevrolet Silverado and Toyota Tundra pickup truck.
It has been reported that he also owns a Lamborghini Aventador worth about $400,000, I guess we all need some fast fun from time to time.
4 - Denzel Washington
Said to be one of the more no-nonsense actors in Hollywood, Denzel Washington won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor at the 57th Golden Globes.
By far one of his best films, Tony Scott's 2009 film The Taking of Pelham 123, he also appeared in films such as The Book of Eli, Crimson Tide and Man on Fire.
His incredible $280 million dollar net worth has seen him make a number of charitable contributions to organisations such as the Nelson Mandela's Children's Fund and Fisher House Foundation.
He owns a large 8 bedroom house that is thought to have cost the star around $28 million dollars and is located in the gated community of Beverly Park.
He also owns a large Century City home which he paid roughly $10.8 million dollars for and includes a 19,000-square-foot, two-story residence atop The Century tower, one of L.A.’s most affluent condo buildings.
Featuring 6 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms, there isn’t currently a unit in the building that costs less than $3 million dollars and has amenities such as 24/7 concierge, a gated entrance and five-star dining at the buildings own restaurant.
3 - Will Smith
If your still following the video from the start, then chances are you will know Will Smith is not currently the most favourite person on the planet right now.
He is, however, one of the greatest actors of all time and one of the richest, with a current net worth totalling $350 million dollars.
Smith has appeared in many films, incuding Indepence Day, Hancock and The Bad Boys Series with his 2019 film Aladdin grossing over $1 billion at the box office alone.
His real estate portfolio is quite exceptional and includes his Bryn Mawr Home worth $6.45 million, an insane Giga-Mansion in Calabasas worth $42 million and a Hawaii Oceanfront Home worth $2 million dollars.
He also owns several vehicles that include an I Robot Chopper made by Orange County Choppers, 1965 Ford Mustang and a $500,000 Maybach 57S.
Smith purchased a minority stake in the Philadelphia 76'ers in 2011 and owns his own production company, Overbrook entertainment.
2 - Dwayne Johnson
Currently the Second richest, highest paid and most succesful Actor in Hollywood, Dwayne The Rock Johnson has come a long way from his days as one of the greatest WWE wrestlers of all time.
Having seen The Rock live back in 2001, his presence can only be described as truly electrifying and the dedication he puts into everything he does is second to none.
Now approaching Billionaire status, The Rock has investments in many companies and even started new ones including his Teremana Tequila, Under Armour clothing brand and Zoa sports drinks.
Along with longtime business partner Dany Garcia, The Rock led a consortium with Gerry Cardinale's RedBird Capital to purchase the XFL for $15 million dollars.
The Rock is by far one of the nicest actors in Hollywood and has achieved main stream success in lightning speed with roles as Luke Hobbs in the Fast & Furious films and his re-makes of Jumanji.
Set to star in one of his biggest roles, Black Adam, he co-founded the entertainment production company Seven Bucks Productions in 2012 and was named by Time one of the world's most influential people in 2019.
Today Dwayne The Rock Johnson has an estimated net worth of close to $800 million dollars with his billionaire status maybe less than a year away?
1 - Tyler Perry
Needing no introduction, you can check out a video dedicated to this $1 Billion dollar man at the end of the video.
Having now achieved Billionaire status, he beats Dwayne Johnson to the title and was once a homeless playwright raised in poverty in New Orleans.
Tyler's journey is quite insane with him being included in Time's list of the 100 most influential people of 2020.
Forbes listed him as the highest-paid man in entertainment in 2010 and 2011 earning roughly $130 million dollars in that time.
He purchased a 17-acre Buckhead, Atlanta estate in 2007, later selling the house for $17.5 million in 2016, closing the biggest ever deal for a private home in the Georgia capital.
Currently owning and operating the Tyler Perry film and TV studios, he purchased 58-acre estate in the Atlanta suburb of Johns Creek named Dean Gardens.
He owns a number of other properties, including a home in Mulholland Estates, and several vacation properties in both Wyoming and the Bahamas.
He owns a number of vehicles too, including a Bentley GT Sports Coupe, L322 Third Gen Range Rover, 2017 Rolls-Royce Wraith and a Gulfstream III Private Jet.
Topping off his massive investment portfolio is White Bay Cay Island, which Perry purchased for his 40th birthday, costing him between $20 and $30 million dollars.
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