Djimon Gaston Hounsou is an American and Beninese model and actor. His career started by featuring in various videos. His film debut came when he featured in fil that was titled ‘Without You I’m nothing’ which went on to gain widespread popularity. His breakthrough when it comes to film came when he featured in a film ‘Amistad’ in the year 1997. His excellent skills when it comes to films has seen him win various awards as well as land nominations. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of Djimon Hounsou in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Djimon was born in 1964 on April 24th in Cotonou which is currently referred as Benin to Albertine and Pierre Hounsou. With his parents, they moved to France when he turned twelve years old. After they moved to France, he stopped attending school as things were quite rough. Things were very terrible as they never had even a roof over their heads. Later on, he met a photographer who would, later on, change his entire life as he encouraged him to try modelling.
At one time, there were very many rumours that he was married to Kimora Lee. However, the two denied the rumours that they had been married. The couple had been blessed with a son whom they named Kenzo Lee Hounsou.
Career, Awards & Nominations
His career began after he met a renowned fashion designer, Thierry Mugler. Thierry was the first person who encouraged him to try his luck when it came modelling. In the beginning, he was so unsure of it. In 1987, it was the time that he decided to join the modelling industry. He has featured in multiple videos of numerous musicians including Paul Abdul, Madonna, and Janet Jackson.
He has also appeared in various movies including ‘Without You.’ His lead role would come in ‘Stargate,’ and from there, his profile as an actor continued to grow. In 2013, he appeared in various comedy films including ‘Baggage Claim’ together with Paula Patton. In 2018, he featured in ‘DC Extended Universe’ where he was playing the role of a Fisherman King.
He has worked with some of the biggest brands when it comes to fashion Including Calvin Klein. His excellent work has seen him get nominated for various awards including Academy Awards, Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe Awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Djimon Hounsou is over $15 million. The fortune has been created from several sources including his career as a model as well as an actor. Also, he has appeared in multiple videos for various musicians including Madonna and Paul Abdul.
Hounsou has worked with some of the best brands in the industry including Calvin Klein. There were rumours that he had been married to his girlfriend back Benin in 2008 something that the couple denied until their breakup in 2012. His star continues to rise as he appeared in multiple music videos.