Wesley Snipes Net Worth
Who is Wesley Snipes?
Wesley Trent Snipes or Wesley Snipes is a popular American actor, martial artist, film producer and an author. He was born on 31st July 1962. He is mostly recognized by the character “Blade” that he played in the “Blade Film Trilogy” during 1998-2004. Snipes is also famous for his portrayed characters in other films such as “Mo’ Better Blues” in 1990, “New Jack City” in 1991, “White Men Can’t Jump” in 1992, “Demolition Man” in 1993 etc. Snipes is a trained martial artist. In Shotokan Karate he has earned the fifth “dan black belt” and in Hapkido, he won the second dan black belt. Snipes has also founded a production company in 1991.
Wesley Snipes Net Worth:
Being a popular actor and a trained martial artist, the net worth of Wesley Snipes is about $10 million as estimation. He has earned a lot of money from his films, television works, stage performances, publications and his production company. But in 2010, Snipes was convicted of tax evasion. So, he had to serve the jail for three years. Now, he has rebounded in current years appearing in “The Expendables 3” in 2014.
Wesley Snipes Life History:
Wesley Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida. He is the son of Wesley Rudolph Snipes and Marian. His father was an aircraft engineer and mother was a teacher’s assistant. Snipes was raised in Bronx, New York. He went to the “High School of Performing Arts”, “High School of Music & Art and Performing Art”. Before completing his graduation, he moved back to Florida. There he completed his graduation from “Jones High School” in Orlando. After, that he returned back to New York to attend the “State University of New York at Purchase”. In Los Angeles, he attended “Southwest College”.
Wesley Snipes is known for:
Wesley Snipes made his film debut at the age of 23 in “Wildcats”. In the same year, he also appeared in a TV show “Miami Vice” in the episode “Streetwise”. In the year of 1987, he appeared as the nemesis of Michel Jackson in the music video “Bad”. After that, he appeared on a small role in the film “Major League” in 1989 and that was a hit for Snipes. He then got numerous film and TV offers. In 1991, he portrayed the role of Nino Brown in “New Jack City” and that was nominated for the “MTV Movie Award” in the best villain category. In 1993, he appeared in “Demolition Man” where he played the role of Simon Phoenix and that too got the “MTV Movie Award” nomination for the best villain. He won the “Volpi Cup” award as the best actor for his role in the “One Night Stand” in Venice Film Festival. Snipes also won 2 “Image Award” and a Blockbuster Entertainment Award”. In 2015, he played the role of Mr. Johnson in the television series “the Player” for 9 episodes. Also, he got featured in several television films.
Wesley Snipes Political/Business Affiliation:
Amen-Ra Films is the name of the production company of Wesley Snipes which he formed in 1991. “Black Dot Media” was the subsidiary to develop the film and television projects.