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Denzel Washington’s Net Worth

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Denzel Washington is a well known American actor, producer, and director. He has been working the small and big screen for nearly 40 years, enjoying monetary success as well as critical acclaim for his work. With the success he has enjoyed, it’s not surprising Denzel Washington’s net worth is estimated at $220 million.

Background and Education

Washington was born in Mount Vernon, New York. His parents divorced when Washington was 14, at which time his mother enrolled him in a private school. He attributes the move to a private school for saving his life, as he had previously been associating with people that would have likely led his life in a much different, negative direction.

Denzel attended Fordham University with a B.A. in Drama and Journalism. He began his graduate studies at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, however, left after one year to begin his professional career.

Career Highlights

One of Washington’s largest breaks came through the television drama St. Elsewhere. From there he went on to star in blockbuster after blockbuster throughout the 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s and today. He has been nominated and won major awards for his finest work:

Oscars

  • 1988 Oscar Nominee for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Cry Freedom
  • 1990 Oscar Winner for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Glory
  • 1993 Oscar Nominee for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Malcolm X
  • 2000 Oscar Nominee for Best Actor In A Leading Role for The Hurricane
  • 2002 Oscar Winner for Actor In A Lead Role For Training Day
  • 2013 Oscar Nominee for Best Performance By An Actor In a Leading Role for Flight
  • 2017 Oscar Nominee for Best Performance By An Actor In a Leading Role for Fences
  • 2018 Oscar Nominee for Best Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role for Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Golden Globes

  • 1988 Golden Globe Nominee for Best Performance by an Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama for Cry Freedom
  • 1990 Golden Globe Winner for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for Glory
  • 1993 Golden Globe Nominee for Best Performance by an Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama for Malcolm X
  • 2000 Golden Globe Winner for Best Performance by an Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama for The Hurricane
  • 2002 Golden Globe Nominee for Best Performance by an Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama for Training Day
  • 2008 Golden Globe Nominee for Best Performance by an Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama for American Gangster
  • 2013 Golden Globe Nominee for Best Performance by an Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama for Flight
  • 2016 Winner of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment
  • 2017 Golden Globe Nominee for Best Performance by an Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama for Fences
  • 2018 Golden Globe Nominee for Best Performance by an Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama for Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Personal Life

Denzel Washington has been married to his wife, Pauletta Pearson, since 1983. The couple has 4 children. Washington is a practicing Christian and has been the national spokesperson for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America since 1993. Denzel is also a sports fan, supporting the Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Lakers.

Denzel Washington has been a fixture in the film industry for decades. Having been around that long, one might think he would be slowing down. However, the demand for his services continues to go up, as undoubtedly will Denzel Washington’s net worth.

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