Wesley Snipes is an actor from America, and he is also a certified martial artist as well as a film producer. He is the star in many films like ‘Brooklyn’s Finest,’ ’Blade’ and ‘White Men Can’t Jump.’ Wesley also has his production brand Amen-Ra Films. He has had a spectacular career with some major awards to his name. He is also a controversial figure as he has been jailed for three years after been found guilty of evading tax. Keep on reading to learn more on the net worth of Wesley Snipes in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Wesley is the son to Wesley Rudolph, father, and mother, MaryAnn snipes. He was born in Orlando, Florida in 1962, July. He attended school at Jones high school where after graduation he furthered his education at a state university in New York. He graduated with a degree in the Purchasing and later joined Southwest College in California.
His first wife was April Snipes in 1985 with whom they had one son. The marriage lasted for only five years as they divorced in 1990. He went ahead and married a second wife, Nikki Park in the year 2003 with whom they have been blessed with four children, Alaaia, Iset, Alimayu, and Akhenaten. At one point in his life he had converted to Islam for around ten years.
Career, Awards, & Achievements
His big turnaround moment came when he was performing in a competition and was noticed by an agent. He was signed, and his debut film was ‘Wildcats’ followed by Major League, Streets of Gold and Critical Condition.
In the 90’s Wesley appeared in New Jack City, Demolition Man, One Night Stand, King Of New York, Train, Sugar Hill And The Fan. The biggest film in his career was a blade in which he was involved in almost everything. He starred, was the producer and also choreographed the action. The film was released in 1998 and later in the same year; he was in Down in the Delta, Blade II, Blade III and Undisputed.
From the year 2009, he has made many appearances in a wide range of movies. They are Brooklyn’s Finest, 7 Seconds, The Recall, The Art of War, Hard Luck, The Contractor, Game of Death and the Marksman. He has also appeared in TV series like The Player and H.E.L.P.
Wesley’s acting career has been successful and to add to the books; he has partnered with Norman to write a book which I available countrywide as of last year.
Wesley has been awarded and nominated in a couple of awards in recent years. He has won Image Awards, TV Movie Awards, and Cable ACE Awards and most significantly he has was the winner of the Voldi Cup. He has been nominated for awards like Black Peel and Independent Spirit.
Though without many awards and accolades to his name, Wesley has achieved enormous success in the world of filming which is more than anyone could ask for especially in an industry filled with stars.
Net Worth & Earnings
Wesley has amassed a wealth of more than $13 million in the period of his career. He started small as a martial artist in the entertainment industry, and after impressing, he went on to become a star in the film industry. His talent in Acton choreography was also a major boost where he produced many films. This role contributed significantly to the net worth of this superstar. He also has his production brand which also generates income. Hard work has proved to be the key to success for this actor, and he has not been disappointed so far.
Wesley is by all means one of the most popular movie stars in the world. His movies are entertaining, and action packed which is all that is required for entertainment. The only disappointment in his career was serving a jail term for evading tax which proved costly to his career. Apart from that, he has recovered well, and he is still venturing into the industry.