Idris Elba Net Worth

Idris Elba Net Worth, Age, Biography, and Personal Life

Idris Elba Introduction

Idris Elba is an English Actor and famous alumnus of the National Youth Theatre of London.

As per the Time magazine he is one of the top 100 influential celebrities.

His portrayal as Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom has won the hearts of audiences on a global level.

Idris Elba Net Worth & Salary

Idris Elba’s Net worth is $40M. With a market evaluation as an actor of $10B, he is one of the top highest-grossing actors of the current age.

With a successful acting career, music career, and successful collaborations in tow, he makes around $10M every year to fund his current lifestyle and future endeavors. 

Idris Elba  Age, Early Life & Biography

 Idris Elba Age is 50 years old in 2022.

He was born in London Borough, part of Hackney, London. He was raised in Hackney for a brief period of his life before moving to East Ham later in his teens. 

His name was shortened to “Idris” while studying in school at Canning Town. While he was a student in Canning Town, he got himself involved in acting and his parents were supportive of it. 

He had started helping out his uncle with his DJ business when he turned 14 and learned some basic music from him and did odd jobs to learn how to operate a DJ company, in turn, to set up his DJ company the next year.

He had dropped out of college after getting a scholarship for National Youth Music Theatre from Prince’s Trust which was enough for him to survive on his own and pay the fees. 

Idris Elba Net Worth
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Name:Idrissa Akuna Elba
Age:50 years
Birth Date:September 6, 1972
Birth Place:London, England
Sexual Orientation:Straight
Marital Status:Married
Wife/Spouse (Name):Sabrina Dhowre
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):Isan(Daughter), Winston(Son)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name):N/A
Profession:Actor, Singer
Yearly Income:$10M
Net Worth in 2022$40M
Content Last Updated:December 2022

Idris Elba Personal Life

Idris Elba was the only child of Winston and Eve Elba. His father Winston was of Sierra Leone Creole descent, a tribe of freed Afro-American and African slaves who settled in Sierra Leone in the early 1900s. His mother Eve Elba belongs to the Republic of Ghana.

Idris Elba had married thrice in his life. He was married to Kim Nørgaard and had a daughter together named Isan Elba in 2002. The couple had opted to divorce a year later. 

Idris went on to remarry Sonya Nicole Hamlin in 2006 and divorced her in 4 months. He didn’t return to the marriage game until he tied the knot with Sabrina Dhowre. He had dated actress Naiyana Garth and had a son named Winston Elba.

Idris Elba Career

Idris had started working in night clubs as “Big Driis” during his adolescence to pocket some money for his living expenses and he had dropped out of college to fully invest his time in music in 1988.

He had worked a brief time as a salesman in the Ford Dagenham plant where his father used to work. He had learned one of the most important lessons of his life, i.e., the importance of learning things on his own and applying them. This lesson acted as his major driving force in his struggling days as an actor.

When he hit his early 20s, he began auditioning in T.V. shows and movies but was unsuccessful for a long time. He got his first break in a few episodes of Crimewatch and The Boot Street Band.  He acted in a major role in the 1995 TV series Bramwell and began to gain the attention of directors from there. 

His major role was in Family Affairs, Ultraviolet, and Dangerfield which got him recognition as a rising star in the industry.

His pivotal role as Russel in “The Wire’ was critically acclaimed and well-loved by audiences. This is still considered one of his best works to date. That’s when he started earning some fame of considerable size.

Some of his films were Buffalo Soldiers, The Gospel, Daddy’s Little Girls, The Human Contract, The Unborn, and Obsessed but out of all the TV films he had done, Luther had paved the way for many accolades in 2012 and contributed a lot to his current popularity.

After being roped in Thor and other MCU films, his fame skyrocketed by larger margins in the early 2010s. Some of the famous movies that he has worked on are Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Second Coming, The Gunman, The Jungle Book, and Star Trek Beyond.

These were some of the movies which received high public support and were hugely appreciated by the media during that time.

Over the years, he had majorly focused on acting but he never neglected music and had collaborated with artists like Jay-Z, Madonna, Wiley, Taylor Swift, and Jay Robinson. 

Idris Elba Awards & Achievements

He had been felicitated with the Golden Globe Award for ‘Luther’ in 2011 and had also earned four different nominations for the same award for works like ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ and ‘Beasts of No Nation’.

He had been appointed as the Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2016 for his contribution to the field of arts and drama.

Idris Elba Major Investments and Assets

He owns a house in Hackney worth about $2.8M with a basement attached to it for music productions. 

He owns two companies named Green Door Productions and a music label named 7Wallace. 

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