Idris Elba is an English actor, musician, director, and producer. He gained worldwide recognition after portraying a role in television series like Luther and The Wire. Net worth of Idris Elba has an estimated of around $70 million.
He has successfully bagged such a considerable sum of the movie through his role in the top-grossing movies like Thor, Avengers, Prometheus to the name of new. Besides acting Idris Elba is also a talented singer, rapper, musician and highly appreciated producer and director.
In 2000, when Idris played the role of the Russell “Stringer” Bell in the HBO series, The Wire which was the big break of his acting career and gave him the worldwide recognition. In 2010, his role as DCI John Luther on the BBC miniseries Luther made him worthy of winning prestigious awards. Some are like Golden Globe Awards, Black Reel Award, NAACP Image Award for Owing Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, Screen Actors Guild Award and much more.
Net worth of Idris Elba and his earning sources
As already mentioned above, Idris Elba net worth of around $70 million in 2019. The sources of his earning are all from his acting career and other skills. According to the survey of May 2019, most of his films have crossed $9.8 billion at the global box office, making him of the top 20 highest-grossing actors. Likewise, his salary for playing most wanted criminal and terrorist in the Fast and Furious Spin off Hobs and Shaw is $8 million.
According to the survey of May 2019, most of Idris Elba movies have crossed $9.8 billion at the global box office, making him of the top 20 highest-grossing actors who leave him the fortune of around $40 million net worth. On 20 December 2019, we will see him in Tom Hooper’s film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, The Cats along with Taylor Swift, Jeniffer Hudson, and various other artists.
Idris stepped into the Hollywood showbiz when he auditioned for the television roles in his early twenties. His acting skills landed him in the position in a British television program called Crime watch murder reconstruction. Elba performance didn’t affect much of the audience until he played the character of African petty thief named Charlie Carter in the medical drama series, Barnwell in 1995. There, his role lost his white wife while giving birth to their daughter, and he had to take a step to raise his newborn daughter.
Upcoming movies of Irish Elba with Taylor Swift: The Cats
In December 2019, Idris’ fan will see him as a negative character/cat name ‘Macavity’ in the film adaption of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical,The Cats along with Taylor Swift, and Jennifer Hudson. According to the source, Idris salary £19.9m for the negative role in the movie.
Before that, in late July 2019, Elba fans can see him the most awaited movie Fast and Furious spin-off- Hobs and Shaw. He played the role of Brixton Lore; mastermind wanted criminal and terrorist, who possessed cyber-genetic technology which intensifies his physical activities. The Hobbs and Shaw are doing pretty well in the box office, and fans have highly appreciated his character.
Fans can also see Idris as Charlie in the Netflix Comedy Series, Turn Up Charlie who aired on March 2019 on Netflix. He has worked in the movies like Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Avengers Infinity War (2018), Beast with no Nation (2015), Thor (2011), its sequels Thor: The Dark World (2013) and Thor: Ragnarok (2017).
To whom Elba married with?
Idris is a married man and a loving father. Idris Elba is married to his loving wife Sabrina Dhowre on 26 April 2019. The wedding took place in Marrakesh. The couple dated in early 2017 and got engaged on 10 February 2018, on the day his film Yardie was screening at East London Cinema. They finally got wedded after dating around two years.
Elba stated that it was the love at first sight when he met Sabrina during the after party in Vancouver.
Sabrina Dhowre is a popular model and beauty queen who won the Miss Vancouver pageant in 2014. She and her husband have a 16-year-old difference.
How many Children does Idris have?
Idris Elba is the father of two kids. Daughter Isan born 2002) with this first wife Hanne “Kim” Nørgaard and son Winston (born 2014) while having a relationship with the now ex-girlfriend Naiyana Garth. In 2006 Elba was wed locked with Sonya Nicole Hamlin. And their marriage lasted only for four months.
Short Bio of Idris Elba
Idris Elba was born on 6 September 1972, at Forest Gate Hospital in Hackney, London. His father name is Winston Elba, who belongs to a Sierra Leonean man, worked at the Ford Dagenham plant while his mother Eve and is from Ghana. His family lived in Sierra Leone and later migrated to London. Idris real name was Idrissa Akuna Elba and shortened his name during his school days.
Elba started his acting career during his school days while he was giving audition for the advertisement in The Stage. Later, he used to assist his uncle in his wedding DJ business, which later inspired him to open his own DJ Company along with his friends. Idris auditioned for a television role and landed in the first role in a television series called Crime watch. Since then, he has never held back.
Interesting Facts about Idris Elba
• Besides acting, Elba is also a talented writer, musician, singer, DJ, rapper, and director.
• His nicknamed DJ Big Driss and used to work as DJ in the night club during his adolescence.
• His role as Russell “Stringer” Bell in the 2002 HBO drama series The Wire, gave him the first break of his acting career.
• He is one of the few actors who made it to the royal wedding (with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle) with this finance Sabrina Dhowre.
•Idris is also a voice artist, gave his voice in the movies like Zootopia, The Jungle Book, Finding Dory, and several video games.
•Elba appears in the music videos of songs like ‘Lover of the Light,’ ‘Dance Off,’ ‘Beauty’ to name a few.
•In April 2019, this musician performed at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
• He is a passionate car enthusiast.
• Kickboxing career- he has won the battle against Lionel Graves in a professional kickboxing fight.
Awards and Accolades of Idris Elba
2-meter tall Idris as one of People’s annual 100-Most-Handsome People in the World, Essence’s annual Sexiest Man of the Year. And also stood second in People’s annual Sexiest Man Alive, one of GQ magazine’s 50 best-dressed British men. Idris is one among the 50 people named for ‘making London awesome’
He won Golden Globe Awards, MOBO Inspiration Awards, “Rear of the Year Award,” Screen Actors Guild Awards. And got nominations on several other prestigious awards.