10 Richest Black Actors Under 50
Will Smith tops this list.
Who are the richest black actors under 50? They include several rapper-turned-actors, Oscar nominees and comedians. See if your favorite celebrity made this list compiled with information from Celebrity Net Worth and TheRichest.org.
Will Smith: This rapper became a household name after his breakout role in the sitcom “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” Oscar-nominated for his role in “Ali,” the 44-year-old is now worth at least $200 million.
Martin Lawrence: This comedian started off in the television show “What’s Happening Now!!” in 1987. After his television show “Martin” became a hit, Lawrence channeled his success into a number of films, including “Bad Boys” and “Big Momma’s House.” The 47-year-old’s net worth is $110 million
Ice Cube: He rose to fame as a rapper in NWA but received kudos for his acting ability after his star turn in 1991’s “Boyz n the Hood.” He’s since become a film veteran, landing roles in the hits “Friday,” “Three Kings” and “Barbershop.” The 43-year-old’s net worth is at least $100 million.
Jamie Foxx: An Oscar winner for his star role in “Ray,” Foxx is known for his dramatic roles, comedic acting and music. His latest release, “Django Unchained,” debuts on Christmas. The 45-year-old is worth at least $80 million.
LL Cool J: This rapper-turned-actor is known as much for his music as he is for his dramatic roles. The current star of “NCIS Los Angeles,” the 44-year-old is worth $80 million.
Chris Rock: This 47-year-old comedian rose to fame after he won a role on “Saturday Night Live.” Today he’s one of the world’s most influential comics. His net worth is $70 million.
Don Cheadle: An Oscar nominee for his role in “Hotel Rwanda,” Cheadle, 47, is an actor and activist. He’s raised awareness about the genocide in Darfur and mass atrocities worldwide. His net worth is $35 million.
Terrence Howard: It’s no surprise this veteran actor appears on this list. Howard, 43, has appeared in notable films, including “Hustle & Flow,” “Crash” and “Iron Man.” His net worth is $20 million.
Idris Elba: This British star of “The Wire” and “Luther” is the youngest celebrity to make this list. The 40-year-old’s net worth is $12 million.
Djimon Hounsou: This 48-year-old Benin native made a name of himself in “Amistad.” Recently his relationship with Kimora Lee Simmons has landed him in the headlines. Hounsou’s net worth is $10 million.
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