About Clifton Powell
As for the moment, Clifton Powell net worth is estimated at $500 thousand only. I must say this seems a little strange (to say the least), knowing just how productive this actor has been throughout his career. Since 1981, when he entered the business,, Powell has earned 182 acting credits. Surely, not all of them were important, but still it only seems logical to assume that his income should have been pretty high.
For example, take this fact: during the last year alone he has featured as Red in Shake, Bishop Nixon in TV miniseries JD Lawrence’s Community Service, Detective S. Jackson in Coffin Baby, Cedric in Criminal Behavior, Deputy Sheriff in short film They Die by Dawn, Theo Dempsay in The Dempsey Sisters, Oscer in Mutumbo the Lost Prince and Randall in Forbidden Woman. Plus, as I am writing these lines, 7 more productions featuring Clifton are waiting to reach the audience (some of them are already completed, while the others are undergoing post-production stage): The Lick Movie, Busted, The Preacher’s Son, The Choir Director, The North Star, 99 North and Fade Away. According to IMDb.com, he is also currently filming for Where Hearts Lie and The Hills. Even if we assume that Clifton‘s salary for these movies was pretty modest, I still seems like $500 thousand does not do the justice. So why does Clifton Powell net worth remain so low?
We cannot give you a definitive answer to this question, but allow me to share my suspicions. The Actor seems to have some serious personal problems. In 2013 he has been charged for intentional infliction of emotional distress and sexual assault against Plaintiff. The same year the Federal Court Judgment declared him guilty and awarded the woman $153,095.50 for the physical and emotional damage she has suffered. Despite the court‘s decision, so far the actor has not paid the retribution. I guess this should not surprise us: during the last few year the actor‘s financial situation has been pretty difficult and the debt, $153,095.50, constitutes almost 1/3 of Clifton Powell net worth. Moreover, it has been suggested that his aggressiveness is just a symptom of another problem the actor has: substance abuse. We do not have the information to confirm these rumors, but this explanation does seem rather plausible: Powell would not be the first celebrity who has lost his career and fortunes to alcohol and drugs.
But how did he ascend to stardom in the first place? After doing a few rather insignificant roles, Clifton gained prominence for the portrayal of Pinky in comedy movies Next Friday and Friday After Next. The later of these films grossed almost $60 million in box-office revenues against a budget of $11 million and added a solid sum to Clifton Powel net worth.