About Djimon Hounsou
As for the day Djimon Hounsou net worth amounts to $12 million and I think this is enough of a proof that he has been professionally successful. And if you look at his personal life, at the decisions he made while still basically a kid, you will see that his current fortune is almost a miracle.
The future millionaire was born in a relatively poor family in Cotonou, Bénin and immigrated to France at the age 13. The teenager did not come there with his parents, it was only his Brother by his side. Soon Djimon dropped out of school. Years later while speaking about this period of his life the actor said: „School bored me. Being educated and being intelligent are two different things. I thought I was smart enough. And I wanted to be an entertainer. I stopped going to school as a way of saying I was mature, a way of saying I was going to choose who I was going to become.“ Looking at the current Djimon Hounsou net worth, leaving school to pursue career in entertainment business might not seem like a bad decision. But it was only due to the sheer luck, that the teenager did not end up living in the gutters and became an actor instead. About the time when he left school, Djimon Hounsou net worth was basically equal to zero and he had nowhere to live. Luckily for him, Djimon had a well-built body, which helped him get some modeling jobs.
By the year 1990, when Hounsou left France, his modeling career was already thriving. Right after arriving to the United States, he made his movie debut on Without You I’m Nothing. Seven years later the actor gained critical acclaim for the portrayal of Cinque on Amistad. The performance on this film has garnered Djimon NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture and nominations for Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, as well as Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
In 2002 Djimon appeared on an incredibly commercially successful and critically acclaimed movie Gladiator. This epic historical drama film grossed $458 million against a $103 million budget and garnered 5 Academy Awards, including the ones for Best Picture and best Actor. As about Hounsou, for the portrayal of Juba in this movie he was nominated for Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favourite Supporting Actor. Since the premiere of Gladiator, the actor has done a couple more critically acclaimed roles: he appeared as Solomon Vandy in Blood Diamonds and Mateo in In America. Not only these roles have garnered him a number of prestigious awards, they also boosted Djimon Hounsou net worth to the current heights.