Wesley Snipes is known worldwide as a famous Hollywood actor. In addition he's a skilled and accomplished martial artist and a successful film producer, producing blockbusters he also starred in ( most famously the "Blade" trilogy) and acquiring a net worth of more than $ 50 million.
Wesley Snipes Net Worth - $50 Million
Birth Name - Wesley Trent Snipes
Date of birth - July 31, 1962
Zodiac Sign - Leo
Birth Place - Orlando, Florida, United States
Nationality - American
Height - 5′ 9″
Profession - Martial Artist, Film producer, Actor, Dancer, Singer, Businessperson
His full name is Wesley Trent Snipes the son of an aircraft engineer and a teacher's assistant. He was born on the 31st of July the year 1962 in Orlando, Florida but grew up in the Bronx in NYC moving to Orlando and back two times and thus interrupting his Art studies. He did not however neglect his martial arts training, earning a 5 dan black belt in Shotokan karate and a 2 dan black belt in Hapki-do. He was discovered at the age of 23 by an agent during a competition performance thus fueling the start of his acting career which begun with a part in Goldie Hawn's football comedy film "Wildcats".
He then appeared in an episode of hit TV series "Miami Vice" as well as a Michael Jackson video clip and continued his career with great success playing parts in at least twenty movies in the next ten years under famous directors getting established as an action star (Critical Condition, Major League, Passenger 57 etc) but also having a broader repertoir with him starring in Spike Lee's interracial romance drama "Jungle Fever" and various other productions.
By 1996 Wesley Snipes net worth went high with him earning $ 7 million and $5.5 million for "The Fan" and "Money Train" respectively but his bigger break came when he got picked to star in the Marvel Comics' based movie "Blade". After a one and a half year delay the film got released in 1998 and was both Snipes' and Marvel's first box office netting $ 70 million in the US and about $ 61 million worldwide.
The actor had the insight to additionally produce the film which seriously increased Wesley Snipes net worth despite legal disagreements with New Line Cinema which finally was settled out of court for quite a large amount. The film was such a success that brought Snipes even more on the spotlight and ended up from a single movie to a trilogy. It was for that time period though that the famous actor would find himself in trouble in the future.
After the "Blade" the now iconic Wesley Snipes starred in a plethora of action movies like "The Art of War", "ZigZag", "Undisputed", "Unstoppable" and the remaining parts of the "Blade" trilogy; "Blade II" and "Blade: Trinity" which he co-produced once again establishing an enormous net worth, netting from "Trinity" alone $ 13 million. Snipes then put his fortune to use founding along with his brothers an exclusive security company for stars and high figures comprising of martial artists and former soldiers which had quite a successful run before his legal troubles with the federal government begun.
On the 12th of October of the year 2006, the "Blade" star along with two of his closest associates were charged with a number of financial crimes among which was conspiracy to defraud the United States, making false claim for payment against the state as well as failure to file timely tax returns, false tax refunds and general tax evasion.
Specifically Wesley had failed to to file tax returns for 5 consecutive years from 1999-2004. In addition he had filed three false "bills of exchange" to the IRS to in attempt to cover his tax evading actions. He was eventually found guilty of willfully failing to file income tax returns and sentenced to 6 years in jail which he server from April of 2008 to April of 2013.
In conclusion Wesley Trent Snipes net-worth is estimated at $50 million with the actor being an A lister for at least 10 consecutive years, producing smash hits, his signature "Blade" trilogy, joining other ventures as well as still getting royalties from every rerun of his works in television.