Samuel L Jackson has been acting since the early 1990s and is still regarded as a prominent actor today. During his career he has starred in over 100 films, and holds the record for the highest grossing film totals of all time, which an average box office gross of just over $70 million per film.
- Net Worth: $150 million
- Birth date: December 21 1948
- Birth place: Washington DC
- Profession: Actor
- Nationality: American
- Marital Status: Married
As a young actor he was mentored by Morgan Freeman and this really helped to get his career started, moving from bit parts in the 1980s to starring roles in the 1990s.
He has had leading roles in several major blockbusters including Jurassic Park, Die Hard III and more recently a number of films in the Marvel Avengers franchise.
The fact that he has been able to work continuously since the 1990s has meant that he has been able to build up a substantial amount of earnings which has resulted in his net worth being well over $100 million.
He has also produced several films which have contributed to his income, and he also regularly reviews scripts that are sent to him.
He is also heavily involved in the civil rights movement, and has been since the 1960s. He was an usher at the funeral of Martin Luther King.
This is something that he has continued to be involved in throughout his acting career. He has been quoted as saying that he feels this movement has come a long way since the death of Martin Luther King, as his daughter does not face any of the same prejudices that he experienced when he was young.
He donates large parts of his income to this cause, along with education and research into Alzheimer’s Disease.