British-born actor Idris Elba was named the Sexiest Man Alive by People Magzine in 2018. Idris rose to prominence in the early 2000s after he appeared on HBO’s acclaimed drama, “The Wire” as Stringer Bell. Since then, the actor appeared in many movies as well as on the television series.
Not only from his acting but also Elba makes his fortune from other ventures as well. Let’s dig out the net worth of Idris Elba and how he spends his money that he earned? Read on below.
Who is Idris Elba?
The London native was born to parents Winston and Eva, on 6 September 6, 1972, in London Borough of Hackney, England. When he was a little, he performed at school drama and began his journey to become one of the successful actors. He dropped out of the school in 1988 and won a place in the National Youth Music Theater with £1,500 from Prince’s Trust grant.
In the beginning, he did many odd jobs to fulfill his dream. After many auditions, he got a role in the BBC’s series ‘Crimewatch’ in 1994. Also, he worked in the theater. In 2001, his life changes when he got the supporting role of Stringer Bell on HBO’s drama series ‘The Wire.’
He then gained fame from his role as Detective John Luther in the BBC series Luther and Nelson Mandela in the biographical film, “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” that released in 2013. For his role, Idris earned an Oscar nomination.
In 2016, he was named as “100 Most Influential People in the World” by Time Magazine. Idris appeared in many films, including American Gangster, Thor, The Dark Tower, and Avengers: Infinity War. His TV role includes The Governor, Silent Witness, Girlfriends, Guerilla, and lent his voice for a video game, “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
Idris Elba Net Worth
Idris Elba has an amassed net worth of $25 million that he collected in the 16 years since he got his big break on ‘The Wire.’ Further, The Wire actor made millions of dollars from a movie that he appeared.
Variety reported that Idris took home $8 million for his role as Brixton in the movie “Hobbs & Shaw,” while Jason Strathman made $13 million.
According to IMDbPro, Elba’s films grossed more than $9.8 billion at the box office worldwide, making him one of the top 20 highest-grossing actors.
Aside from acting, Idris makes a significant amount of income from his music albums. To date, he released five EPs and one mixtape.
House & Cars Details
Currently, the actor lives in Los Angeles home, along with his wife and kids. Moreover, he owns a house in London as well. However, he has disclosed the info of his property and cars; he drives publicly.
Idris Elba Net Worth, House & Cars
|Name||Idrissa Akuna Elba|
|Birth Date||September 6, 1972|
|Place||Hackney, London, England|
|Age||47 years old|
|Profession||Actor, Rapper, Writer, Producer, Singer|
|Ex-Wives||Hanne Nørgaard, Sonya Nicole Hamlin|
|Nick Names||Dj Big Driis, & Dub Me Innit, Big Driis the Londoner|