Wesley Snipes is an American actor, martial artist, and film producer. He has starred in films like ‘White Men Can’t Jump,’ ‘Brooklyn’s Finest,’ ‘Demolition Man,’ ‘The Expendables 3’, ‘New Jack City,’ and ‘Blade.’ Snipes is the founder of the production company Amen-Ra Films. The actor has won several awards in his career and has got a 5th dan black belt in Shotokan Karate. He was imprisoned for three years for evading tax. Let’s find out how much Wesley Snipes’ net worth is in 2018.
Wesley Snipes Early Life
Wesley Trent Snipes is the son of Wesley Rudolph and Maryann Snipes. The actor was born in Florida’s Orlando on July 31, 1962.
He completed his schooling at Jones High School. Following that, he attended the State University of New York in Purchase. He also went to Southwest College, in Los Angeles, California.
Wesley Snipes married April Snipes in 1985. They are the parents of their son, Jelani Asar. After divorcing April in 1990, Snipes got married to Nikki Park in 2003. With Park, he has got four children named Alaafia Jehu-T, Iset Jua-T, Alimayu Moa-T, and Akhenaten Kihwa-T. From 1978 to 1988, Snipes was following Islam.
Wesley Snipes Career
While performing in a competition, Wesley Snipes came under the notice of an agent. He later landed his first film role in ‘Wildcats.’ In the 1980s, the actor was seen in the films ‘Streets of Gold’, ‘Critical Condition,’ and ‘Major League.’
In 1991, Snipes was seen as Nino Brown in ‘New Jack City.’ He also successfully appeared in the film ‘Demolition Man.’ In 1997, he became Maximilian “Max” Carlyle in ‘One Night Stand.’ His film roles in the 1990s included ‘The Fan’ Money’ Train,’ Sugar Hill,’ and ‘King of New York.’
In 1998, he starred, produced and action choreographed the film ‘Blade.’ In the same year, he served as the executive producer and actor of the film ‘Down in the Delta.’ He produced and starred the films ‘Blade II’, ‘Undisputed,’ and ‘Blade: Trinity’. In 2009, he was seen in the film ‘Brooklyn’s Finest.’
He has also appeared in many direct-to-video movies like ‘’7 Seconds’, ‘The Marksman,’ ‘The Detonator,’ ‘The Art of War II: Betrayal,’ ‘The Contractor,’ ‘Hard Luck,’ ‘Game of Death,’ and ‘The Recall.’
Snipes has appeared in six episodes of ‘H.E.L.P..’ He was the producer and actor of the TV movie ‘Disappearing Acts’ in 2000. He has guest appeared on several other TV shows and was seen as Mr. Johnson in ‘The Player.’
He was a part of the Broadway ‘Execution of Justice’ in 1986. Apart from acting, Snipes has also co-written a book entitled ‘Talon of God’ along with Ray Norman in 2017.
Awards & Achievements
At the Venice Film Festival in 1997, Wesley Snipes was named as the winner of the Volpi Cup. He has won the MTV Movie Awards, Image Awards, and CableACE Awards. The actor has received nominations from Black Reel Awards and Independent Spirit Award.
Net Worth of Wesley Snipes
The estimated net worth of Wesley Snipes is more than $12 million. By starting his career as a martial artist, he found considerable success in the entertainment industry. He has also action choreographed many movies. Wesley Snipes has also produced, or executive produced many films. He is also the owner of the film company known as ‘Amen-Ra.’ Under the banner, he made his first movie production in 1996. Also, there is another Amen-Ra, which trains bodyguards in martial arts and law enforcement for VIPs.
Wesley Snipes is one of the most well-known actors in the world. The actor found considerable success by becoming a martial artist. He became an actor in no time and has appeared in all the ‘Blade’ film series. Today, he has got many followers across the world. His apartment was destroyed in the September 11, 2001, attacks.