Samuel L. Jackson is one of the most well-known performers of our time.
He reportedly earns $10 million to $20 million per film he stars in as one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars, and even cameo appearances net him a tidy sum.
Forbes reports that Samuel L. Jackson has “the biggest cumulative total for any actor in history. That’s not even counting some pretty big titles that the site chose not to factor into the figures due to his comparatively small roles. Throw in those four titles alone, and those totals shoot up by $2.787b (like adding an Avatar) and give Jackson $7.1B domestic and $16.26B worldwide.”
Due to his leading role in films like “Pulp Fiction,” it may be easy to dismiss the actor as nothing more than a meme, but according to Celebrity Net Worth, his performance — however meme-able — has earned him a net worth of $250 million. He might just become the richest actor of all time (in Kanye’s voice) if things keep going this way. And we’re sure that suits him just fine.
Let’s take a look at all of Samuel L. Jackson’s sources of income, which aren’t limited to acting.
Samuel L. Jackson had a long and illustrious film and television career. He has appeared in over 120 productions over the course of his career, according to Variety. He’s also one of Hollywood’s most bankable actors, according to the site.
Samuel L. Jackson was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records in 2011 for grossing more money from his films than any other actor in Hollywood. According to Business Insider, Jackson’s films have grossed more than $7.42 billion worldwide over the course of his career, owing largely to his parts in mega-franchises such as “Star Wars” and numerous Marvel pictures. He triumphed over other Hollywood heavyweights such as Harrison Ford and Tom Hanks to win the award.
As previously reported by AfroTech, Samuel L. Jackson joined Drake and others in a September 2021 investment in Dave’s Hot Chicken.
Dave’s Hot Chicken was founded in 2017, and among its elite investors is Boston Red Sox general manager Tom Werner. Dave’s is a true rags-to-riches story: four buddies banded together and invested $900 in a modest food kiosk in a Hollywood, California, parking lot.
However, the game changed for them in 2019 when the original investors in Blaze Pizza — including LeBron James — acquired a 50% share in the company. Dave’s was able to secure franchising rights as a result of this.
Capital One bank is one of Samuel L. Jackson’s most well-known and well-known endorsements. It’s a deal worth eight figures per year, according to Celebrity Net Worth. He’s also starred in advertisements for Adidas, Apple, and Brioni.
Samuel L. Jackson listed his Encino, California house for $2.8 million in 2001. According to the Chicago Tribune, the mansion eventually sold for $1.95 million (it was relisted in 2015 for $3.2 million).
After selling his home in Encino, California, he bought Roseanne Barr’s previous home in Beverly Hills for just over $8 million.
Samuel L. Jackson is well aware of the importance of Black education being a graduate of an HBCU (Morehouse College, to be exact). He earlier expressed his gratitude for this schooling by donating $5 million to Spelman College, according to AfroTech (which is where his wife, LaTanya Richardson, graduated from).
The gift, which is claimed to be the largest in the HBCU’s history, will go toward the rebuilding of the John D. Rockefeller Fine Arts Building.
“The love that both LaTanya and Sam continue to exhibit for Spelman since their time on stage decades ago is heartwarming,” said Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D., president of Spelman, in a written statement. “These living legends met and acted together on stage on our campus. Their dedication to their artistry will leave a legacy that will inspire students in the Atlanta University Center for years to come.”