How much is Michael B. Jordan worth?
|Date of Birth:
|February 9, 1987 (age 36)
|United States of America
|6 ft (1.83 m)
About Michael B. Jordan
Michael B. Jordan was born in Santa Ana, California, the middle child of three, and raised in Newark, New Jersey. His mother Donna (née Davis), was a high school counselor, his father Michael A. Jordan was a caterer. His middle name, is “Bakari” which means “noble promise” in Swahili. In his youth, Michael was enthusiastic about sports, following his namesake into basketball, but he was even more taken by acting. He was also involved in modeling work, including earning small sums from the age of eight years old from brands such as Modell’s Sporting Goods and Toys “R” Us.
His first acting role was as Rideland Kid in The Sopranos when Michael was twelve years old. While it was only a tiny appearance and in a single episode, Michael went on to star in three of the most critically acclaimed television dramas of the 2000s. He played Wallace in HBO’s dramatic hit series The Wire (2002), he then went on to appear as quarterback Vince Howard on Friday Night Lights (2006), and later played the recovering alcoholic, Alex, on NBC’s Parenthood (2010).
The film, Fruitvale Station, in 2013, was Jordan’s first major leading film role. The gritty reenactment of Oscar Grant’s controversial slaying by police officers in San Francisco was produced by Forest Whitaker (Significant Films), and premiered at 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Jordan’s portrayal of Oscar was praised and the film went on to receive the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for U.S. Dramatic Film. It was also honored with the “Best First Film” by the 2013 New York Film Critics Circle. Along with being chosen as Top Ten Films at the 2013 National Board of Review Awards, Jordan won the award for “Breakthrough Actor”.
Two years later, in 2015, Jordan co-starred Miles Teller and Kate Mara in Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four. While the film was slated to be a massive release, projected to earn hundreds of millions of dollars over budget, it was not well received and barely covered the $150 million dollars invested into it. The poor ratings were a surprise considering it was not the first time that Jordan had starred in a Trank movie. In 2012, he had appeared as Steve Montgomery in Chronicle. From just a $12 million dollar budget, the film grossed more than ten times that amount, earning $126.6 million at the international box office. All the same, Fantastic Four (2015) flopped, many pointing to the poor script and various behind-the-scenes clashes.
Fortunately for Jordan, he wasn’t the one being panned. In fact, that same year of 2015 marked his biggest achievement as he had been selected by Sylvester Stallone and appeared as the lead in Creed, the seventh installment and spin-off of the Rocky franchise. He played the role of Adonis Creed who is trained and mentored by Rocky Balboa, the former rival of Adonis’ father, Apollo Creed. The film earned more than four times its budget, coming in at $173.6 million in box office earnings worldwide.
The role of Adonis Creed is one that Jordan would go on to reprise in the 2018 follow up film, Creed II. He would also lend his voice to the video game Creed: Rise to Glory, but not before he would make another major appearance, this time as Erik Killmonger in Black Panther (2018). While the main role went to Chadwick Boseman, it was still one of the biggest successes of Jordan’s career, and by far the biggest box office grossing film of his career, earning $1.348 billion from a $200 million dollar budget. Since then, Jordan has notably appeared as Julian Chase for 16 episodes in the TV series, Gen: Lock. Creed III is in post-production and slated to be released in 2023.
Jordan’s Total Net Worth
In recent years, Michael B. Jordan has earned notable paychecks for his starring roles. He was paid $3-4 million for Creed II and a reported $15 million for Without Remorse. He has also earned as a producer. Jordan produced all 20 episodes of David Makes Man (2019-2021) and is currently producing episodes for 61st Street. He has also earned from his endorsements, including with Acura, Coach, Dior, Givenchy and Louis Vuitton. In total, from all of his work in the entertainment industry, combined with her earnings from advertising, Michael B. Jordan has earned estimated total career income of $45 million dollars.
Of that amount, $3-5 million is expected to have been paid in business related costs. The remainder, $41 million, will have been taxed at a rate of around 50% as Jordan has been residing in the state of California. After tax, it is estimated that his career earnings are at around $20.5 million dollars, having paid around the same amount in taxes.
Michael B. Jordan has never married and has no children. He is currently in a relationship with model and entrepreneur, Lori Harvey. In 2022, he moved into a $12.5 million dollar brand-new mansion in Los Angeles’ popular Encino community. In his personal life, he has likely spent $2-3 million dollars of his career earnings but also probably possesses assets valued at around $1 million, not including investment assets. In his investments, he may have earned investment returns of $3 million dollars. Therefore, it is estimated that Michael B. Jordan has a net worth of a rounded down $20 million dollars. It has also been listed as $25 million by various outlets.
While Michael B. Jordan struggled to be cast in lead roles at the start of his career, that all changed for him when he was cast as Oscar Grant in the 2013 drama film Fruitvale Station. Two years later, he appeared in Creed after having been handpicked by Sylvester Stallone. He has since gone on to reprise the role two more times and appear in other major releases including Black Panther and Without Remorse. Jordan was named one of the “100 Most Influential People” by Time magazine, in 2020.