Black actors have become very popular in the recent years in the film industry. The Hollywood has a large number of African actors who have impressed the audiences with their excellent acting skills. The black actors command a huge following among the cinema goers and have earned both fame and wealth. Hollywood actors earn millions and like their white brethren, the black actors have become rich and famous.
The black actors have contributed significantly to Hollywood and many legendary actors like Morgan Freeman are African Americans who have made it big in the industry. In the modern times, the black actors are increasingly in the limelight and are some of the richest film personalities in the world. This is the list of the most rich black actors for the year 2017.
List of Top 10 Richest Black Actors in The World in 2017
10. Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy is a versatile actor. He is a stand-up comedian, singer, musician, director and a writer besides being a talented actor. He is an incredibly gifted actor and receives appreciation from audiences worldwide. He is a wealthy man with a net worth of $85 million. He features tenth in the list of most rich black actors of the year.
9. LL Cool J
He is not only an actor but also a rapper. He gave two hit singles, Can’t live without my radio and Rock the bells, which became very popular. He stars in the series ‘NCIS-Los Angeles’ where he plays the role of Sam Hanna. The net worth of this actor cum rapper is $100 million. He is ninth in the list of most rich black actors of the year.
8. Martin Lawrence
Martin Lawrence is a comedian with loads of talent to make people laugh. Lawrence has an exceptional ability to make even the dead stand up and laugh. He is an award winning actor. The net worth of the comedian is $110 million. This places him in eighth position in the list of most rich black actors of the year.
7. Ice Cube
Ice Cube is a talented actor. He is not only an actor but also a director, film producer, screenwriter and a hip-hop artist. He is a weathy man with a net worth of $140 million. He is placed at seventh position in the list of most rich black actors of the year.
6. Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman, apart from being a famous actor is also a director and film narrator. His first movie was titled ‘Who says I can’t ride a rainbow’. He was also nominated for the Oscars for his films ‘Shawshank Redemption’, ‘Driving Miss Daisy’, ‘Invictus’ and ‘Street Smart’. Morgan Freeman has a net worth of $150 million and is placed at the sixth position in the most rich black actors of the year list.
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5. Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson is a versatile actor. He has featured in many memorable movies. Jackson is a rich man and with a net worth of $170 million, he is placed at the fifth position in the list of most rich black actors of the year.
4. Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington is a handsome actor with impressive acting abilities. He has a huge fan following across the globe. His first film was titled ‘Duplicate’. Washington, besides being an actor is also a director, screenwriter and producer. The net worth of the actor is $190 million. Denzel Washington occupies the fourth position in the list of most rich black actors of the year.
3. Will Smith
Will Smith needs no introduction because he is a popular and prestigious personality in Hollywood. The movie that comes to mind at the mention of Smith is ‘Men in Black’. He is also a rapper besides being an actor. He was a millionaire even at the young age of 20. Will Smith has a net worth of $240 million and is placed third in the list of most rich black actors of the year.
2. Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby is not only a renowned actor but also an activist, comedian, writer, producer and an educationist. The actor has also produced his own shows such as ‘The Bill Cosby Show’, ‘I Spy’ and ‘The Cosby Mysteries’. Bill Cosby has many awards to his credit. The net worth of Cosby is $380 million by the virtue of this impressive wealth, he is placed in the second position in the list of most rich black actors of the year.
Tyler Perry is a versatile actor known for his acting adaptibility and excellent acting skills. He started as a dramatist in the year 1992. Tyler Perry is also a director and play writer. Tyler Perry has a net worth of $450 million and tops the chart for the most rich black actors of the year.
All the above black actors have proved that skin colour does not matter as compared to talent and passion. They have made it to the list of most rich black actors by virtue of their acting skills and determination.