Cuba Gooding Jr. is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood who has worked as an actor for more than 30 years. He has worked in numerous popular films A Few Good Men, Jerry Maguire, Pearl Harbor, etc.

The Academy Award-winner also became a household name for his work on various films. In addition to being an actor, he is also a writer, producer, and director. The popularity of the actor suffered after several women accused him of sexual abuse.

Show Me The Money Or Rather The Net Worth Of Cuba Gooding Jr.?

Cuba Gooding Jr. has a net worth of around $24 million as of April 2020. He made this net worth from a career in acting that started in 1986.

Cuba Gooding Jr. is worth $24 million
Cuba Gooding Jr. is worth $24 million

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The star made his breakthrough in 1991 and since then he has commanded a very high salary and earned millions of dollars for his roles in movies.

Earnings And Salary

Over the years Gooding’s salary has reached millions, in fact, he earned $2.5 Million for his role on Instinct in 1999. Here is a list of earnings over the years.

Year Earnings Movie
1991 $32,000 Boyz n the Hood
1992 $100,000 Gladiator
1994 $500,000 Lightning Jack
1995 $400,000 Outbreak
1996 $600,000 Jerry Maguire (starring Tom Cruise)
1997 $250,000 As Good as It Gets (starring Jack Nicholson)
1998 $1,500,000 What Dreams May Come
1999 $2,500,000 Instinct
2000 $1,500,000 Men of Honor

Box Office Collections

The A-lister has also worked in some huge box-office hits over the years, some of the movies he worked on has grossed over $50 Million. Here is a list of the box office collections over the years from various blockbusters.

Year Box Office Collections Film
2000 $82 Million Men of Honor
1988 $288.8 million Coming to America
1989 $2.3 million Sing
1991 $57.5 million Boyz n the Hood
1992 $9.2 million Gladiator
$243.2 million A Few Good Men
1993 $12 million Judgment Night
1994 $16 million Lightning Jack
2001 $449.2 million Pearl Harbor
2007 $266.5 million American Gangster
2013 $41.3 million Don Jon

Sold Pacific Palisades Home For $9.8 Million

The actor owned an English-style two-story house in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California, USA. The property had around 1-acre land and had seven bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, a wine cellar among other modern lavish features.

Cuba's former Pacific Palisades home
Cuba’s former Pacific Palisades home

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He bought the property that has a swimming pool and six-car garage/gym for $3.5 million in 2000 according to the LA Times. He sold the property in 2014 for $9,828,300. He had originally listed the property for $12 million.

In an interview, the star also revealed that he bought houses for both his mom and mother-in-law in the past.

Gooding Jr. also listed his Northridge home for $729,000 in 2013. The house has five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a den, a formal dining room, and a swimming pool. He bought the estate in 1999 and there is no information about the sale of his house.

Career Insight

Gooding’s career started back in 1988 when he had a small role on the Eddie Murphy flick Coming to America. A year later, he had a minor role in Sing. His breakthrough on the big screen came in 1991 with Boyz n the Hood.

After the hit, he was cast in Gladiator in 1992. The same year, he got a role in A Few Good Men which skyrocketed his popularity as he shared the screen with Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise.

He followed up this performance with roles on Judgment Night and Lightning Jack. He also made a cameo appearance on Blown Away in 1994.

In 1995, he worked on Outbreak, on which his performance was critically acclaimed. He also played Eddie Hughes on Losing Isaiah.

He was cast in the role of Rod Tidwell in Jerry Maguire in which he starred alongside Tom Cruise. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of the character. In fact, he became iconic for his work on the film.

Later, Jamie Foxx revealed that he also auditioned for the role that was eventually given to Cuba. Similarly, he worked on As Good as It Gets in 1997. He followed this by playing Albert Lewis on What Dreams May Come in 1998.

The same year, he starred in and produced A Murder of Crows. Instinct and Chill Factor came out in 1999. He acted in the role of Senior Chief Carl Brashear in 2000’s Men of Honor.

Another military film followed when he played Petty Officer Doris Miller on Pearl Harbor in 2001. The same year, he cameoed on Zoolander which starred Ben Stiller, Will Ferrel, and Owen Wilson.

He played Jerry Robinson on Boat Trip in 2002 which started what many refer to as his descent as an actor. He was also nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor for the performance.

Some of his other popular films are American Gangster, The Devil’s Tomb, Wrong Turn at Tahoe, Red Tails, The Butler, etc.

Cuba also made waves on TV when he picked up the role of O. J. Simpson in the 2016 drama The People v. O. J. Simpson. The same year, he also garnered popularity for his 2 roles on American Horror Story: Roanoke.

Sexual Assault Accusations

Gooding made the headlines after he was charged with forcible touching and sexual abuse in New York City on June 13, 2019. The incident occurred the week prior when he allegedly groped a woman in Times Square.

In October he was indicted on another sexual abuse charge. A total of 22 women came forward and revealed that the actor had harassed them. He pleaded not guilty to the reported allegations.

No further information regarding the case has been released as of May 2020. His ex-wife of 22 years also said that he was ‘crazy’.

Short Biography

Cuba Gooding Jr. was born Cuba Mark Gooding, Jr. on January 2, 1968, in The Bronx, New York, the U.S. to Cuba Gooding Sr. and Shirley Sullivan. He is 52 years old as of May 2020. He has 3 siblings April, Omar, and Thomas. He went to North Hollywood High School.

Cuba Gooding with his former wife Sara Kapfer
Cuba Gooding with his former wife Sara Kapfer

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He frequently changed schools, attending Tustin High School, Apple Valley High School, and John F. Kennedy High School.

The actor was rumored to be dating Claudine De Niro, the daughter-in-law of Robert De Niro. They have been spotted in multiple locations together but they have not confirmed their relationship officially.

He was married to Sara Kapfer, his high school sweetheart in the past. He married her in 1994 and they have 3 kids together. They separated in 2014 and she filed for divorce in 2017.