Denzel Washington Net Worth, Salary and Earnings

Have you seen the movie “The Equalizer”, and you are wondering how much Denzel Washington is worth? Keep reading. We will satisfy your curiosity and show you Actor Denzel Washington’s net worth and achievement.

Who is Denzel Washington and How Much is He Worth?


Full name

Denzel Hayes Washington Jr

Date of Birth

December 28, 1954




Actor, Film Producer, Film director, Spokesperson, Voice Actor


6 ft (1.85 m)



Source of Wealth


Annual Income

$60 Million

Net Worth

$280 Million

Last Updated

December 2023

Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. is an American actor, producer and director. In a career over four decades, Washington has gotten numerous recognitions, including a Tony Award, two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and two Silver Bears.

Denzel Washington is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, and director who has a net worth of $280 million. In active acting and producing years, Denzel Washington easily earns $60-$80 million dollars.

After training at the American Conservatory Theater, Washington began his career in theatre, acting in performances off-Broadway. He first came to limelight in the NBC medical drama series St. Elsewhere (1982–1988), and in the war film A Soldier’s Story (1984). 

Washington received Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for his role as an American Civil War soldier in Glory (1989) and for Best Actor for playing the role of a corrupt cop in Training Day (2001).

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Early Life

Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. was born in Mount Vernon, New York, on December 28, 1954. His mother, Lennis “Lynne”, owned and ran a beauty parlor. She was born in Georgia and partly grew up in Harlem, New York. 

His father, Denzel Hayes Washington Sr., a native of Buckingham County, Virginia, was an ordained Pentecostal minister. He was also an employee of the New York City Water Department, and had a job at a local S. Klein department store.

Washington schooled at Pennington-Grimes Elementary School in Mount Vernon until 1968. When he was 14, his father and mother divorced and his mother sent him to the private preparatory school Oakland Military Academy located in New Windsor, New York

Washington later said, “That decision changed my life, because I wouldn’t have survived in the direction I was going. The guys I was hanging out with at the time, my running buddies, have now done maybe 40 years combined in the penitentiary. They were nice guys, but the streets got them.” After Oakland, he went to Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, Florida, from 1970 to 1971.

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Salary Highlights

Washington’s star rose swiftly as he displayed his incredible talent in movies like Malcolm X, The Pelican Brief, Philadelphia, and Courage Under Fire. 

He was soon earning major income for his movie performances. In 1995, he made $7.5 million for the science fiction film Virtuosity. The 1998 films Fallen and The Siege, along with his Oscar-winning acting in 2001’s Training Day, got him a nice $12 million each. Today Denzel Washington makes upwards of $60 million every year.

Denzel Washington has a net worth of $280 million. He has acted in many productions on stage and screen since the late 1970s and is best known for his roles in Hollywood movies including Glory, Malcolm X, Training Day, The Equalizer films, and Remember the Titans.

In the late 1990s, Denzel and his wife custom-build an enormous mansion on a previously-undeveloped lot in the exclusive gated community of Beverly Park, high up in the hills of Beverly Hills.

The primary mansion spans 30,000 square-feet. The guest house is 5,000 square-feet. Mark Wahlberg‘s nearby home is somewhat comparable. Mark put his mansion on the market in April 2022 for $87.5 million.


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