Actor, model, dancer, and producer….is there anything Channing Tatum cannot do and strike gold? Apparently not! The Alabama born and stunner spent his childhood in the bayous of Mississippi River after his family left their native town to start a life in the rural countryside.
Channing Tatum Net Worth – $80 MILLION
Birth Name – Channing Matthew Tatum
Date of birth – April 26, 1980
Zodiac Sign – Taurus
Birth Place – Cullman, Alabama, U.S.
Nationality – American
Height – 6′ 1″
Profession – Film producer, Voice Actor, Dancer, Model
Young Channing was interested in sports, being an avid practitioner of basketball, football, soccer and even martial arts. However, he also had an eye for girls, which explains why he could not conform to the rigors of professional athletic training. However, he built a model’s body, which was quite an advantage when the fit young man was voted the most athletic graduate of Tampa Catholic High School in 1998.
He dropped out of Glennville State College in West Virginia and started doing various odd jobs, including that of a roofer. After he got tired of fixing people’s roofs, Channing started to work as a stripper in a club – an experience that would prove extremely useful for his role in Magic Mike later on.
The impressive Channing Tatum net worth of $80 million started quite modestly, with a $400 appearance in Ricky Martin’s video She Bangs. Soon, he started to work for reputable brands, such as Armani and Abercrombie & Fitch as a model.
From photo commercials, Channing Tatum made the leap to television commercials, starring in ads for Pepsi and Mountain Dew. This led to a modeling contract in Miami and several other appearances in campaigns for Emporio Armani, Nautica, Dolce & Gabbana and American Eagle Outfitters.
In 2005, Channing Tatum obtained his first roles in the movies Coach Carter, Havoc, Supercross and War of the Worlds. His true breakthrough came in 2012. This is the year when he starred in Magic Mike alongside Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello and Matthew McConaughey. The story of four male strippers is loosely based on Tatum’s own experience in this exotic world. This was also the year when People magazine declared him the Sexiest Man Alive.
Channing Tatum married actress Jenna Dewan in 2009 and, in 2013, he became the proud father of a daughter. He admitted in an interview that his less than stellar academic performance had a lot to do with his struggles with attention deficit disorder and dyslexia. But these issues have absolutely no impact on his current, successful career and his talent not just in acting, but also in producing his own movies.