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$45 Million Net Worth of James Earl Jones - This Rich Actor Supports Eight Charity

aisha Published On Fri Apr 24 2020   Modified On Fri Apr 24 2020
$45 Million Net Worth of James Earl Jones - This Rich Actor Supports Eight Charity

James Earl Jones The voice of Mufasa, in 'The Lion King' has earned a huge net worth $45 million. Most of the Jones earning is his solo career as an actor and is best known for his role in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as Darth Vader.

Jones got a paycheck of $900,000 by playing the character of King Jaffe Joffer in Coming to America (1988). He then earned $9,000 from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977).

Income Source

Jones has earned his worth from his contribution to the entertainment field and has earned his worth from appeared in several movies, television series, stage performances, and voice-overs. In 2000, he was the narrator of NBC's TV coverage of the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.

In 1997, Jones was the part of Star Wars trilogy as he played the character of Darth Vader. He didn't want any credit for his performance and was paid $7,000 for his first movie. 

Highest-grossed movie

The 'The Hunt for Red October' actor James Jones as Admiral Greer has appeared in more than 180 movies, series, short videos, and mini-series. Among them Jones's highest-grossed movie is the new 'The Lion King' that was released in 2019. The movie was made on a budget of $260 million and became a successful animated movie that made a huge profit of $1.6 billion. 

James Earl Jones in his highest-grossed movie The Lion King.
James Earl Jones in his highest-grossed movie The Lion King.
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His other movie 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' was the second highest-grossed movie that made $1.05 million which was made on a budget of $200 million. 

Stage Performance

Jones is an accomplished stage actor and has won Tony Awards from his performances for The Great White Hope (1969) and Fences (1987). He also has earned his worth from acting in various Shakespearean roles like A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, Othello, and others.

James Earl Jones in his stage performance Fences.
James Earl Jones in his stage performance Fences. 
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Voice Acting

Jones is also a voice actor and has done voice-overs in more than 50 movies, series, short movies as narrator. He is well-recognized by his voice acting in 'Star Wars Rebels', 'The Simpsons', 'Mathnet', and 'Moses'.

James Earl Jones as  Darth Vader in Stars Wars.
James Earl Jones as  Darth Vader in Stars Wars.
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Earning From Commercials

Jones has earned a sum amount of wealth from his commercial and voice-over commercials. From 1989 to 2000, he worked for the Bell Atlantic telephone system in the Large Series of radio and television commercials.

Then he did radio commercials for the Poughkeepsie Day School. In 2013, he did commercial for Sprint smartphones cell phone service with Malcolm McDowell.

Author Of Three Books 

The Claudine actor is the author James Earl Jones of three books 'Voices and Silences', 'Poem From Black Africa', and 'Othello'. His book 'Voices and Silences is about the discovery of his beginnings as an actor and the hardcover of the book cost around $90. 

Cover Picture of James Earl Jones book 'Voices and Silences'.
Cover Picture of James Earl Jones book 'Voices and Silences'.
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Supports Eight Charities

The Warning Shot actor Jones supports 8 charities where he donates funds to support them. Some of the charities he supports are Habitat For Humanity, Luke Neuhedel Foundation, Screen Actors Guild Foundation, MedicAlert Foundation, and others.

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