Samuel L. Jackson – Net Worth, Money and More

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NET WORTH: $150 million

“The best advice that was given to me was that I had to be 10 times smarter, braver and more positive to be equal. So I did.”

-  Samuel L. Jackson

Yes, he did it and it seems that his actions paid off very well thus earning him a net worth of $150 million. Not only is he an outstanding actor and producer but also a benign human being. He is not only known for his outstanding acting talent but has also had the opportunity of being a part of the Civil Rights’ Movement which fought for the rights of the Blacks. There are very famous lines in one of the Hindi poems which mean that a real human being is only the one who has the courage to live and work for the betterment of his fellow beings and this person has displayed this courage as when required. Well, then why not take a leap into this celebrity’s life and find out what all he has earned apart from a string of luxuries because this person certainly has led an exemplary life worth reading for.

PERSONAL LIFE:

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Samuel Leroy Jackson who is popularly known as Samuel Jackson was born on December 21, 1948. He is an American film and television actor and film producer. After becoming involved with the Civil Rights Movement, he then moved on to acting in theater at Morehouse College, and then films. He had several small roles such as in the film Goodfellas. After receiving great appreciation from the critics  for his role in Jungle Fever in 1991, he appeared in films such as Patriot Games, Amos & Andrew, True Romance and Jurassic Park. In 1994, his performance in Pulp Fiction received several award nominations and critical acclaim. In 1980, Jackson married actress and sports channel producer LaTanya Richardson and the couple have a daughter, Zoe, born in 1982. In 2009, they started their own charitable organization to help support education. Presently they are living in Los Angeles, California.

 

INVOLVEMENT IN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT:

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Jackson once quoted,”I would like to think because of the things I did, my daughter can do the things that she does. She barely has recognition that she’s black” and not only does his daughter has this kind of opportunity but also the other blacks as well. It was because of the efforts made by the Civil Rights Movement that was initially started by Mr. Martin Luther King Jr. that paved the way for equal opportunities for the blacks also. After the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., Jackson was selected as one of the ushers and attended his funeral. Jackson then flew to Memphis to join an equal rights protest march. In a Parade interview Jackson revealed: “I was angry about the assassination, but I wasn’t shocked by it. I knew that change was going to take something different – not sit-ins, not peaceful coexistence.”In 1969, Jackson and several other students held members of the Morehouse College board of trustees’ hostage on the campus, demanding reform in the school’s curriculum and governance. The college eventually agreed to change its policy, but Jackson was charged with and eventually convicted of unlawful confinement, a second-degree felony. Jackson was then suspended for two years for his criminal record and his actions and while he was suspended, Jackson was employed as a social worker in Los Angeles.

CAREER:

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Jackson has since appeared in over 100 films, including Die Hard with a Vengeance, The 51st State, Jackie Brown, Unbreakable, The Incredibles, Black Snake Moan, Shaft, Snakes on a Plane, Django Unchained, as well as the Star Wars prequel trilogy and small roles in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill Vol. 2 and Inglorious Basterds. He played Nick Fury in Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, and Marvel’s The Avengers, the first five of a nine-film commitment as the character for the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise. Jackson is set to reprise his role as Fury in the 2014 film, Captain America: the Winter Soldier and the 2015 film, Avengers: Age of Ultron. Jackson’s many roles have made him one of the highest-grossing actors at the box office. Jackson has won multiple awards throughout his career and has been portrayed in various forms of media, including films, television series, and songs. In October 2011, Jackson surpassed Frank Welker as the actor with the highest grossing film total of all time. Jackson has said that he chooses roles that are “exciting to watch” and have an “interesting character inside of a story”, and that in his roles he wanted to “do things [he hasn't] done, things saw as a kid and wanted to do and now [has] an opportunity to do”. The 2009 edition of The Guinness World Records, which uses a different calculation to determine film grosses, stated that Jackson is the world’s highest grossing actor, having earned $7.42 billion in 68 films.

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS:

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From time to time, Mr. Jackson has been receiving numerous awards for his commendable work. Few among them worth mentioning has described as follows:

His movie Pulp Fiction in 1994, seem to have brought him great laurels with a nomination in the Years’ Academy Awards, Screen Actors Guild Award and him won him the BAFTA award.

Apart from this movie, he has also won the Black Reel Award in 2013 for Django Unchained and has also received nominations in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2010 and was also nominated in the Golden Globe Awards. He also won The Independent Spirit Award for the movie Eve’s Bayou and won MTV Movie Awards in 2013 for the film Django Unchained.

JACKSON’S ASSETS, CHARITY AND WORTH:

Samuel L Jackson Estates and Homes

Los Angeles home

samuel's house

The BAFTA-winning actor lives in Los Angeles with his wife, LaTanya. He bought this home in June, 2000 for a whopping $8.35 million. The Tudor-style house is located in the San Fernando Valley. The house spreads over 11,738 sq ft and it features six bedrooms and eight bathrooms. The master bedroom looks elegant and has a sense of grandeur to it. It has African furnishings and an 18th century Moroccan jewel holder. There is a separate guesthouse in the property which covers an area of 2,100 sq ft. The actor’s main screening room is housed here. Jackson has a huge collection of laser discs, almost touching 7,000.

Soho Apartment

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Samuel L Jackson purchased a 2,578 sq ft condo for $4.35 million. It is one of the most exclusive condos in the Soho. The apartment is located on Crosby Street in New York City. The massive condo features two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a main room which houses a 15-ft wide fireplace. The ceiling is at a height of 13 feet and there are three 8-foot tall windows in the living room and a similar window in the master bedroom. The best feature of this condo is the key-lock elevator that opens directly into the apartment which has the traditional white walls and the chestnut colored wood walls. The eat-in kitchen is also unique which has ice blue stools with back rest.

 

Samuel L Jackson Autos and Cars

 Maybach 57 S

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Samuel L Jackson drives no mean car. He drives a Maybach 57 S which has been fully personalized for his use. It has got a special paint, a refrigerator, silver tumblers, champagne glasses and even folding tables. The limo has been fitted with a solar roof panel that is responsible for the temperature control and ventilation system. The car was directly ordered from the Maybach Centre of Excellence in Stuttgart. The safety features of this car are legendary. It has 16 airbags – yes, you read it right – for passenger and driver safety. The other features includes electronic parking sensor, vehicle stability control system, ABS, 3 point seat belts, theft alarms, fog lamps and power door locks.

 

Samuel L Jackson Brands

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Slip-On

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It is an US based shoe company and one of the favorite brands of Samuel Jackson. One of the important features of this slip on is that it gives a very comfortable fit without its laces being tied up. Its elegant look comes from the upper canvas portion and specially designed all-star embroidery.

Adidas Power band Sport Golf Shoes

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He also possesses this unique Adidas Power brand Sport Golf Shoes with TPU mid sole providing more comfort and support to the wearer. Its newest technology provides water resistant TPU to shield the feet from dirt, mud and wet grass. The shoe is light weight with breathable mesh fabric and appropriate cushioning to provide ample stability and comfort to the wearer.

Franck Muller Long Island Watch

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He is a proud owner of Frank Muller Swiss Watch known for creating timeless masterpieces. This brand is famous for its slogan “Master of Complications”. The design is rectangular is rectangular with 18kt platinum pouch of black leather strap. The dial is of white-silver color with Arabic numbers free of being water and scratch resistant.

CHARITY WORK AND CAUSES SUPPORTED:

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  1. St. Baldrick’s Foundation and Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) has unveiled a new print and broadcast public service announcement featuring actor Samuel L. Jackson. The campaign also highlighted the need to support the best paediatric cancer research that will deliver cures and better treatments with fewer harsh side-effects and long-term complications for survivors. “When I was a child in the 1950s, most kids who got diagnosed with cancer had little chance of survival. Now, there is hope,” said the Academy Award-nominated Jackson. “I am honoured to join Stand Up To Cancer and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to help educate people about childhood cancer and the importance of seeing a paediatric oncologist.” Jackson is joined in the PSA by four St. Baldrick’s Honoured Kids, all of whom have had – or are still fighting – cancer.

 

  1. Samuel L. Jackson, star of films such as The Spirit, Snakes on a Plane and Pulp Fiction, also hosted a star-studded benefit in London on June 11; 2009. The benefit which was called as “Shooting Stars in Desert Nights” – took place at two locations. The benefit started off at London Golf Club, where charity supporters played golf with Samuel L. Jackson and many of his celebrity friends. The Samuel L. Jackson Foundation supports numerous charities included AIDS institutes, orphanages, the Dreams Can Be Foundation, the Breast Cancer Campaign, Red Cross, Save the Children and many others.
  1. Samuel also led a celebrity golf tournament. The 2010 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation was played on Thursday, May 13 through Sunday, May 16 at South Carolina’s Bright’s Creek Golf Club, The Carolina Country Club and Thorn blade Club. Among the 28 celebrities confirmed to tee off were former Eagles guitarist Don Felder, Catherine Bell, Samuel L. Jackson, Dr. Phil McGraw, Dennis Quaid, Rascal Flatts guitarist Joe Don Rooney, Kurt Russell, Kevin Sorbo, Luke Wilson and many others. The BMW Charity Pro-Am is the only tournament on the Nationwide Tour where amateurs and celebrities are grouped with Nationwide Tour professionals in a four-day better-ball competition over three courses.

 

  1. 2011 year’s tournament benefited the Make-A-Wish Foundation UK and the Samuel L. Jackson Foundation, and took place on 3-5 August 2011. Guests were invited to a fantastic two-round competitive golf tournament at the famous Wentworth golf course, with teams led by Mr Jackson himself, actor Luke Wilson and professional golfer Colin Montgomery.

Charities & foundations supported

Samuel L. Jackson has supported the following charities:

  • 21st Century Leaders
  • Amber Watch Foundation
  • Artists for a New South Africa
  • Champions for Children
  • Listen Campaign
  • Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation
  • Luke Neuhedel Foundation
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • MASSIVEGOOD
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • PATH
  • Project Last Stand
  • Rock For Darfur
  • Save the Children
  • Stand Up To Cancer
  • The Holly Rod Foundation
  • Treatment Action Campaign
  • Whatever It Takes

Causes supported:

Abuse, Adoption, Fostering, Orphans, AIDS & HIV, At-Risk/Disadvantaged Youths, Blood, Marrow & Organ Donation, Cancer, Children, Conservation, Disaster Relief, Economic/Business Support, Education, Emergency services, Environment, Family/Parent Support, Health, Homelessness, Human Rights, Hunger, Literacy, Miscellaneous, Missing Children, Peace, Physical Challenges, Poverty, Refugees, Water

So, the gist of the story is no matter how much you money make, if you are not actually utilizing faction of that money for the good of the deprived you are not a real human being. Each and every religion of this world promotes kindness towards and welfare of human beings as the major duty of all the human beings on this earth. So, it is our duty to do whatever we can to procure happiness in the lives of others. We should not only follow the celebrities in the brands that they are using or the kind of music they listen to or the different places that they visit but should also follow them in the humanitarian deeds that they are doing. Simultaneously it is the duty of the celebrities to set an example for their fans by utilizing their money for the betterment of the society. In the words of Mr. Jackson, “Not everybody goes to movies to get their life changed”, so by doing a bit on our part everyday to make others’ lives beautiful can also make us a real celebrity in the eyes of those poor ones and can earn us respect which is of the HIGHEST WORTH!!!

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