This actor likes to be in the tradition of Marlon Brando and Harrison Ford. His acting skills made Steven Spielberg cast him in his Oscar-winning film. He is one of the most recognizable faces from the franchise of “Fast & Furious.” He is bald, and he claims to be a man of color. Yeah, you got it right! He is the thriller drama star, Vin Diesel. Vin’s performance in films has made a niche for the actor in his fans’ hearts. He is quite diligent in his work and is known in the industry for his multi-faceted talent. He is also a director, producer, and screenwriter. Let’s explore the life, earnings, and net worth of Vin Diesel in 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Vin Diesel was born as Mark Sinclair to a single mother, Delora Sherleen Vincent, on 18th of July, 1967 in Alameda County, California. He was brought up by his mother and step-father Irving H. Vincent in New York City. He studied creative writing at Hunter College. He began acting at the age of 7 in a play written by Barbara Garson and all throughout his teen years he remained active in theatre.
Vin Diesel dated Michelle Rodriguez for a brief period. He is now in a stable relationship with the model, Paloma Jimenez. Together they have three children. He is a very private man. He likes a discreet life and prefers not to speak to gossip like tabloid magazines.
Career, Awards, & Nominations:
Vin Diesel’s film career began with “Awakenings” in 1990. He then went on to star in his directorial debut short drama named “Multi Facial” in 1994, which he also produced. His next film “Strays” was released in 1997 in which he portrayed a gangster. The movie made it to the Sundance Festival. Steven Spielberg liked his performance and cast him in the Oscar Awarded film “Saving Private Ryan.” He voiced an animation film called “The Iron Giant” in the subsequent year, 1999. Vin Diesel’s first major breakthrough came with the thriller drama “Boiler Room” in 2000. The “Fast and Furious” brought much acclaim and a star image for him.
Later deviating from the action hero role, Vin did a considerably modest role in “The Pacifier”. In “Find Me Guilty” he played a real-life mobster character in 2006. He again starred in “Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift” in the next year. His fame rose as he kept doing the role of Dominic Toretto in the “Fast and Furious” series. More recently, he starred in the film “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” and “Avengers: Infinity War” in 2017 and 2018, respectively.
Vin Diesel has bagged a number of accolades to his name. He has been awarded the “Hollywood Walk of Fame” in 2013. He has won the People’s Choice Award and CinemaCon Award as well.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Vin Diesel has collected a net worth of $250 million. The “Fast and Furious” franchise not only brought him stardom but also a lot of money. His films, in recent years, have made more than $5 billion and have joined the select club. It has been reported that he, on an average, earns around $35 million as remuneration annually. He has also got a fantastic car collection. The collection includes Dodge Charger RT, Mazda RX7, and Plymouth Roadrunner. He has also signed a contract deal with the Dodge, endorsing the same.
Vin Diesel’s conviction for acting began from early childhood when he started doing theatre at the age of 7. He knew what he wanted to do in his life and channelized his passion towards it. And that has made all the difference.