How much was Orlando Brown worth?
|Net Worth:||$400 Thousand|
|Date of Birth:||December 4, 1987 (age 35)|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)|
About Orlando Brown
Orlando Brown was born on December 4, 1987 and is an American actor, rapper, and singer with an estimated net worth of $400 thousand. Orlando Brown’s career first started in the late 1990s as a child actor. His first eminent role was in the ABC sitcom Family Matters where played the character 3J. Other notable productions from the next decade that he took part in are Two of a Kind, The Proud Family, and That’s So Raven.
He was born on December 4, 1987, in Los Angeles, California. He was interested in acting as a child and his parents signed him up for various roles. His acting debut came in 1995 with an appearance in the television film Family Values. Later that year, he starred in an episode of the ABC sitcom Coach and the comedy Major Payne. The comedy film boosted his popularity and by 1996, Orlando received far more acting opportunities.
1996 marked Brown’s first appearances on television series. He starred in two episodes of In The House and The Parent Hood before becoming a series regular on the eminent Jamie Foxx Show, where he had sporadic appearances from 1996 to 2001. Also that year, he joined the cast of Waynehead for 13 episodes and Moesha for 3 episodes. Towards the end of the decade, the child actor only participated in one other television film – Senseless at the Gate.
In 1996, he joined the cast of the comedy series Family Matters, where he had his first main role. Simultaneously with his work in the ABC classic, he also joined other productions – Sister, Sister, Malcolm and Eddie, The Pretender, and The Wayans Bros.
Towards the end of the 1990s, Brown continued to take part mostly in television series. The most popular show besides Family Matters that he took part in was Two of a Kind, where he played the role of Max for 8 episodes. He then reprised some of his previous characters in sequels and spin-offs such as Malcolm and Eddie, Friends and Foes, and Safe Harbour. By the beginning of the new millennium, he began acting in far more television and independent films such as Inhumane Worker, Perfect Game, The Tangerine Bear, and Max Keeble’s Big Movie.
He also starred in Maniac Magee and Eddie’s Million Dollar Cook-Off. Also in the early 2000s, he joined numerous television series that boosted his popularity – The Proud Family, Filmore!, and most notably That’s So Raven.
The first song that he ever took part in is the main song of the That’s So Raven soundtrack album. Shortly after, he began releasing more songs from various soundtrack albums such as Disneymania, That’s So Raven Too. In 2006, at the age of 19, he became a rapper and focused more on hip hop music. He released his very first studio project titled Trade It All. After a short hiatus from the music industry, Brown began producing and releasing new hip hop songs in the late 2010s.
Some of his most recent songs are Empire, I’m Famous, Coming to America, and F My Name.
Brown’s Total Net Worth
In cinema, Orlando Brown has appeared in Major Payne, Straight Outta Compton, Thirteen, Eddie’s Million Dollar Cook-off and in about 30 more films since his career started in 1995. While many of his appearances have been small roles he has still earned an estimated $600,000 in total.
In 1996 he appeared in 1 episode of The Parent ‘Hood TV series, the start of a TV career that would have him earning an estimated $2.2 million. Orlando earned around $7,500 per episode in That’s So Raven for total earnings of $750,000 over the 100 episodes that he appeared in. He also appeared in Waynehead, Family Matters, Fillmore!, The Proud Family, and The End.
Orlando Brown’s film and TV career has slowed almost to a complete stop over the last few years and while some have pointed to his past addiction as being the trouble, it is also true that he has supposedly been putting more into his music career.
In 2020, Brown admitted to his past addictions and opened up about his struggles at a church fundraising event in 2020, with Dr. Phil. Many child actors have struggled in later life and Brown seems to be no exception. That said, he has been busy transitioning from an acting career to a music career and that may also be the reason why his film and TV appearances have become so rare. He has been releasing music since 2004, however the word is that is more where he wants the direction of his career to go.
Still, Brown is to play Detective Brown in Bloody Hands, which is in post production. Aside from that he has no other film or TV work scheduled but has been releasing music. In 2020, he released the songs Hi, I’m Famous and Coming to America. So far it is estimated that Brown has earned very little from his music, including his album Trade It All. It appears as if he has earned less than $100,000 from his music.
In total, Orlando Brown’s career earnings are estimated to be at $2.9 million. In the 27 years that he has been active (1995-2022) he has earned an average of about $107,000 per year. Some years his earnings have been far higher than in others, which has caused his total earnings to have been taxed more than if they had been earned evenly over the years. There have been years when a portion of his earnings were taxed at the top federal income tax bracket. His home state is also California which has a high state tax. When factoring in his federal tax obligations. Brown may have paid about 35% of his earnings in tax, considering his high yield years. Therefore, his after-tax earnings are $1.89 million, having paid around $1.01 million in taxes.
Orlando Brown may have struggled worse with his past addiction than he is letting on. It seems it may have impacted his career and his finances. In the cases of an individual suffering from addiction, and possible mental illness, it is common for this to reduce career earnings. Indeed I believe it has in Brown’s case, and likely also increased financial losses and expenditure.
Orlando Brown has never been married, therefore he has not needed to pay a settlement in divorce. He has no children and it seems that he is likely his only financial concern. That said, it is unlikely that Brown has managed his money well, realized any investment gains or indeed made any earnings outside of his music, TV and film career. He has also likely incurred high agent and management fees early in his career.
Overall, Orlando Brown’s net worth may be around $400 thousand.
From acting in sitcoms to even releasing his own studio album, Orlando Bloom has done a lot in the entertainment business and continues to do so even now.
He began his acting career when he was in elementary school and by his early twenties, he was already a popular face on television. He gained mainstream recognition with his roles in television series like Family Matters, The Proud Family, and That’s So Raven.
Now, his name is included mostly in controversies and he appears on talk shows and realities such as The View, Hell’s Kitchen, and Dr. Phil.