The Oscar-nominated actress, Taraji P. Henson for Best Performance in a Supporting Role for a movie 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' (2008) has amassed a whopping net worth of $40 million. She has earned her worth through her career as an actress, producer, and author.
Henson also has earned her worth from voice-overs in animated movies, series, and short videos. She is the voice of Yesss in 'Ralph Breaks the Internet', 'Madly Madagascar' as Okapi, and in 2021, Henson will do voice over in 'Minions: The Rise of Gru' as Belle Bottom.
In 2010, Henson bought a house for $1.7 million in the Beachwood Canyon area of L.A.’s Hollywood Hills. T
he Mediterranean style house stands on 4,202 square feet of land with four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, a small home theater, a 600-bottle wine cellar, a living room with a fireplace, a dining room, two-car storage garage with amazing interior designs. She later listed the house on sale for $3.25 million which was later sold at $2.35 million.
Henson also used to own a condo in May 2015, in Chicago and sold it in 2018, at the same price she bought in $1.5 million. She later purchased a different condo in the same building for $1.9 million.
Shug from 'Hustle & Flow' has appeared in almost Thirty movies and out of those, Henson's highest-grossed movie is 'Ralph Breaks the Internet' where she has done voice-over for the character Yesss.
The movie is a sequel of 'Wreck-It Ralph' which was made with other celebrities John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, and others. It was made on a budget of $175 million but made a profit of $529 million from its worldwide collections.
Likewise, her other movie 'The Karate Kid' made a profit of $359 million which was made on a budget of $40 million. Henson has appeared as Sherry Parker with her co-stars Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith, Wenwen Han, and so on.
Taraji P. Henson started her career since 1997, by giving her first debut in a television series 'The Parent 'Hood' as Aida. Since then her career went skyrocketing and Henson has appeared in almost Seventy movies, television series, short videos, and television movies.
She has earned her worth through movies like 'What Men Want' as Ali Davis, 'Proud Mary' as Mary, 'The Best Of Enemies' as Ann Atwater, and many more. Henson has earned a salary of $10,000 from the movie 'Satan's School for Girls' as Paige, and $65,000 from 'Baby Boy' as Yvette.
The 'Hidden Figure' actress has also earned her wealth through playing in various television series. As she got a salary of $5,000/episode from the series 'Sister Sister' as Briana and was paid $22,000 for playing the character of Inspector Raina Washington in 'The Division where she appeared in 66 episodes while she alone earned a wealth of $1.45 million at the end of the series.
Henson is widely known for her role as Cookie Lyon in the television series 'Empire' where she earned a salary of $110,000 to $120,000 per episode in the first seasons. Then her salary got increased in the second season and was paid around $225,000-$250,000 from the series.
The 'Think Like a Man Too' actress has sone commercial for 'Olay Regenerist', a skincare brand in 2020 Super Bowl Teaser, 'Space Food' with other co-stars Lilly Singh and Busy Philipps. Henson has also earned her worth through other commercials like Fox Tv, Apple Music, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, PepsiCo, and others.
Henson is also an author as she released a book named 'Around the Way Girl: A Memoir' in 2016. The book is about her life and career from how she enrolled at Howard University to the superstar she has become throughout her challenging and disappointing journey. Her book is available at Amazon which paperback costs $15.98 and hardcover cost around $28.90.
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