Michael Jai White
|Net Worth:||$4 Million|
|Birthday:||Nov 10, 1964|
|Age:||58 years old|
|Height:||6 feet (185cm)|
|Birthplace:||United States of America|
|Occupation:||Actor, Director, MMA artist|
|Last Updated:||March, 2023|
Michael Jai White is a 58 years old American actor, professional mixed martial art expert, actor, scriptwriter, stunt director, stunt performer and special education teacher. He is a master in martial arts and the owner of a Black Belt in eight different martial art styles. He has 26 martial arts titles that include The US Open Martial Arts Championship, The North American Championship and New England Grand Championship. As of the recent report of March 2023, he has a net worth of $4 million.
Shawn White is best known for his work in films and shows like Tyler Perry’s For Better and Why Did I Get Married. He is the first African American to characterize a superhero in 1997, the major motion picture Spawn. His performance in the super hit movie Spawn garnered him a Blockbuster Entertainment Awards nomination for the Best Acting Male Newcomer. He has appeared in many video games, web series, and in few music albums. He has been awarded the Fists Of Legends decades Awards at the HBO Urban Action and Expo and inducted himself into the International Sports Hall Of Fame in 2015.
Let’s look deep into his professional career and uncover the facts which listed him as an iconic personality and helped him to generate such an extensive fortune.
How Did Michael Jai White Become Rich?
Michael Jai reportedly started mixed martial art training when he was only 7 years old. Soon he becomes a professional martial artist in eight different styles. He started his career as an actor and made his debut in the HBO film Tyson. The movie became a blockbuster and made a historical collection throughout the world. His first major starring role and breakout performance in Tyson made him popular among the newcomers. After his first successful role, he got the attention of film producers and listed himself as the top actor of the 90s.
In 1997, he starred in the blockbuster movie Spawn and became the first African American to portray a superhero major comic role. Starring in the Spawn movie was another milestone, which made him a highly paid black ethnic actor in the Hollywood industry.
He has starred in more than 50 Hollywood movies, twenty television shows and seven web series to date. Recently his latest film Welcome To Sudden Death on Netflix became one of the most-watched films on the platform. The professional acting skills, the authoritative stunt direction, and his well-liked content scriptwriting marked him a millionaire.
Michael did not lock his profession as an actor, he is also an authoritative stunt director and scriptwriter. He has directed and scripted blockbuster movies for his fan base, which are Black Dynamite and 3 Bullets. Both these thrill and action-based movies are marked iconic all over the world and have made him one of the renowned figures of the Hollywood industry. To date, he pursues his three-decades-long career with a huge fan base and worldwide reputation.
What Is Michael Jai White Net Worth?
As of the recent reports of March 2023, Michael has an extensive net worth of $4 million.
Most of Michael Jai White’s net income is based on his professional acting career. He has earned millions from his work as an actor, producer, stunt director and scriptwriter. His highest-grossing movies are The Dark Knight, which grossed over $1 billion at the box office, Spawn, which also ranked into the highest collection movies list and grossed up to $87.8 million at the box office and Undisputed II: Last Man Standing, is among his all-time blockbuster, which collected $11 million from all over the world.
As to his production and direction income, he has earned $567,00. Alike his movie’s facade, he has also appeared on different popular TV shows to entertain people with his acting. These shows include Saved By The Bell, Aqua Something You know whatever and Tyler Parry’s House Of Payne. He has earned an estimated worth of $0.1 million from these TV Shows in total.
Apart from these, he has appeared in distinct music videos like, I Know What you Want (2003), Hands Tied (2010) and Lets Go (2021). All in all, he has collected a massive income of $855,00 from these appearances.
It is not the end of his sources of income; he has also collected handsome and huge money from his appearances on web series, TV commercials, brand marketing, and as a martial art trainer. As to the latest reports, he earns a projected amount of $90,000 every year.
How Michael Jai White Spends His Money?
Michael is considered a multi-talented artist, his martial arts and acting career made him one of the famous and richest celebrities all over the world. The popular and well-known actor, no doubt living a luxurious and lavish life with his handsome fortune.
He married Courtney Chatham in 2005 and got divorced after six years of relationship in 2011. Later in 2015, he made his second marriage contract with actress Gillian Iliana – after being in a two years relationship. The couple has 3 children including a daughter from his ex-wife and two sons from the previous. He lives in a deluxe and lavish house with his wife and children in Los Angeles. His house has an estimated worth of $1 million.
He has a hobby of spending money on different luxurious cars and he has made a good collection of cars. He owns a red-colored Audi, which has an estimated cost of $32,850, and the Chrysler Vigilante, which has a cost of $39,000
- At the age of 14, he left his mother’s apartment and began to live with his friend. He spent a sheer part of his childhood in his friend’s house, but later his friend was killed with a gun.
- He was fond of sport from an early age but began to be interested in martial art after watching the action movie Five Fingers Of Death.
- Michael Jai is an expert in 10 different kinds of martial arts forms and has a black belt in eight different kinds of martial arts.
- He was a junior school teacher for three years.
- In 2015, Michael’s name was inducted into the International Sports Hall Of Fame.
- He has 26 martial arts titles.
- His favorite destination is Kiev and Istanbul, where he travels often.
- Recently his oldest son – who was 38 years old – passed away after a battle with the Covid-19 (Coronavirus.)