James Earl Jones Net Worth

Net Worth: $45 Million
Statistics
  • Source of Wealth:

    Stage, Film, Television
  • Age:

    87
  • Birth Place:

    Arkabutla, Mississippi, United States
  • Marital Status:

    Divorced (Cecilia Hart)
  • Nationality:

    American
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An esteemed actor with an extensive career, James Earl Jones has an estimated net worth of $45 million. Born in Arkabutla, Mississippi, James was raised by his maternal grandparents when his father left shortly after he was born. At the age of five, he moved to his grandparents' farm in Jackson, Michigan, which was so traumatic that he developed a stutter that lasted until his high school English teacher helped him overcome it.

Jones attended the University of Michigan for pre-med, but over the course of his studies, he realized that he preferred acting over medicine. He served a stint in the military as a US Army Ranger before finally moving to New York to study in the American Theater Wing. Since his 1957 Broadway debut, James Earl Jones has won multiple awards, including a Tony Award and Academy Award for his role in Great White Hope. He is perhaps most widely known as the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars films.

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Earnings 1988

Salary 1988
Salary with Coming to America
$900,000

Earnings 1977

Salary 1977
Salary with Star Wars
$9,000