Forest Whitaker Net Worth

Net Worth: $15 Million
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  • Source of Wealth:

    Acting, Directing, Producing
  • Age:

    57
  • Birth Place:

    Longview, Texas, U.S.
  • Marital Status:

    Married Keisha Nash Whitaker (m. 1996)
  • Full Name:

    Forest Steven Whitaker
  • Nationality:

    American
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About Forest Steven Whitaker

Forest Steven Whitaker has a net worth of $15 million, the source of his income being his successful stint in the field of acting, direction and production. Whitaker, a successful American actor, producer and director, that has won many accolades for his performances.

Born in Texas, the actor is well trained and educated, with degrees in drama from University of Southern California, Berkeley and New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Having been hailed for his roles in "Bird"and"The way of Samurai", the actor has worked with directors of repute like Martin Scorsese, Oliver Stone and Clint Eastwood and famous actors like Tom Cruise, Sean Penn and Robin Williams. His big moment came with the role of Idi Amin in "The Last King of Scotland"in 2006 when he was presented the Academy Award. Having bagged the Golden Award and BAFTA Award, Hollywood Actor of the Year Award was conferred to him by the 10th Annual Hollywood Film Festival in 2006. In the TV series, "The Shield", he left an imprint as Jon Kavanaugh, he directed"Hope floats"and "Waiting to Exhale"that became hits. In 2011, he was appointed UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Peace and Reconciliation, an initiative that is dear to him till date.