Djimon Hounsou is an Oscar-nominated Beninoise-American actor, model, voice actor, and dancer who made his debut in the movie Without You I’m Nothing written by Sandra Bernhard in 1990.

He later gained recognition with roles in movies such as Gladiator, Blood Diamond and In America. He received two Oscar nominations, both for Best Supporting Actor for the latter two films.

What Is The Net Worth Of, Djimon Hounsou? 

The Oscar-nominated actor has an estimated net worth of $12 million. With major roles in big franchise movies, Hounsou has been able to keep himself afloat with a luxurious lifestyle.

The actor who started as a model while appearing in music videos first gained attention from the movie makers and fans when he played Cinque in 1997 movie Amistad directed by Steven Spielberg.

Later, in 2000, he starred alongside Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix and Connie Nielsen in the epic historical drama flick Gladiator. After Gladiator, he started having busy years with at least two movies coming out every year, starring him.

Djimon Hounsou in Amistad

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He has more than 60 credits in movies and TV series including but not limited to Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life, Constantine, The Island, Eragon, Blood Diamond, Never Back Down, Guardians of the Galaxy, Furious 7, and Aquaman.

More recently, he has acted in movies such as Shazam!, Charlie’s Angels, Captain Marvel, and Serenity, all being released in 2019.

Box Office Of His Most Successful Movies

Year Movie Box Office
2000 Gladiator $460.5 million
2003 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life $156.5 million
2005 Constantine $230.9 million
2005 The Island $162.9 million
2006 Blood Diamond $171.7 million
2014 Guardians of the Galaxy $772.8 million
2015 Furious 7 $1.516 billion
2018 Aquaman $1.148 billion
2019 Captain Marvel $1.128 billion

His future ventures include Marvel’s What If series, A Quiet Place Part II and The King’s Man.

The 55-year-old actor has a reliable career as a model up to his sleeves as well. He has worked as a dancer in Madonna’s music videos.

Hounsou modeling for Calvin Klein’s Steel underwear

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In 2007, Hounsou modeled for Calvin Klein in the Print Advertisements for the designer Steel underwear. He has also appeared in the promotion video of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and in the commercials of GAP Jeans in 2002.

Involvement In Charity

Hounsou has not limited himself to acting and modeling. He has been known to give back to the community by advocating and donating his time and money to a series of charities.

He supports and works for charities such as UNICEF, Declare Yourself, Global Fund, Raising Malawi, and SOS Children’s Village.


The actor who played the ancient Shazam in the 2019 movie Shazam!, is the owner of a $1.99 million house in Los Angeles. The mansion occupies an area of 2,886 sq. ft. featuring four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

Hounsou and his then-girlfriend Kimora Lee Simmons in Ferrari 458 Italia Coupe

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Djimon owns a Ferrari 458 Italia Coupe worth $230,000 in which he was spotted with Kimora Lee Simmons in California.

Short Bio: Djimon Hounsou

Djimon Hounsou was born in Countou, Benin, on 24 April 1964. He is the youngest of two sons of Albertine Hounsou and Pierre Hounsou. The latter worked as a cook in Benin.

A 12-year-old Djimon, alongside his brother Edmond, moved to France, where he lived a life of struggle after dropping out from school and lived on the streets scouring the trash cans in search of food.

Djimon and Kimora: The couple started dating in 2007, and reportedly separated in 2012-they share a son together. 

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Taking about his relationships, in 2007, Hounsou started dating businesswomen and fashion designer Kimora Lee Simmons and soon after, the couple had a son in 2009.

In Simmon’s show named Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane, she addressed Hounsou as her husband even though they were never legally married in the states. The couple announced their separation in November of 2012.