One of the prominent figures belongs to the entertainment industry Forest Whitaker has enjoyed a splendid career spanning nearly four decades and has also been a part of an array of iconic silver screen films. Some of his most successful big-screen projects include The Great Debaters, The Butler, and Arrival.
The actor’s breakthrough role in a 2006 movie The Last King of Scotland won him Academy Award, BAFTA Award, and many other prestigious accolades.
Along with whirlwind success, Forset who is widely known for his riveting and deeply nuanced portrayals also has earned a considerable net worth too.
What Is The Net Worth Of Forest Whitaker?
Forest Whitaker possesses a net worth of $30 million in 2020. He has collected such good fortune from his roles in both movies and TV shows.
Some of his box offices hit movies listed below,
|Movie||Budget – Box Office||Cast Member|
|Platoon (1986)||$6 million – $138.5 million||Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, and Charlie Sheen|
|The Butler (2013)||$30 million – $176.6 million||Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey, and John Cusack|
|Arrival (2016)||$47 million – $203.4 million||Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner|
Sold His Hollywood Hills Mansion For $3.85 Million
In early 2020, Forest Whitaker has sold his combined lot located in Hollywood Hills for $3.85 million. He originally bought two homes for a total of $2 million back in 2003.
Whitaker later combined the properties to make one large that features 11 bedrooms and 10.5 bathrooms on its 8,000 square feet living space. In November 2018, it was listed on the market for $3.995 million.
Its upstairs features a master suite with a corner fireplace.
Forest Whitaker is a vegetarian who is also an ardent supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
The actor also supports many other charitable organizations such as Artists for a New South Africa, Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, Charity Projects Entertainment Fund, Children Mending Hearts, Cinema For Peace, Clothes Off Our Back, Declare Yourself, Entertainment Industry Foundation, and Every Monday Matters Foundation.
Whitaker likewise helps The Gentlemen’s Fund, Treatment Action Campaign, UNESCO, and UNICEF.
Who Is Forest Whitaker?
Forest Whitaker was born on July 15, 1961, Longview, Texas. He is the son of Laura Francis, a teacher and Forest E. Whitaker Jr., an insurance salesman. He grew up along with two younger brothers named Kenn Whitaker and Damon Whitaker.
Forest studied at Palisades Charter High School. Meanwhile, he also played football. He was also offered a football scholarship to California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Whitaker completed his graduation from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 2004.
Due to the hereditary condition ptosis, Forest’s left eye can not open fully.
Relationship Status: Wife And Children
Forest Whitaker tied the knot with his wife Keisha Whitaker on 4th May 1996. The couple met on the set of Blown Away. The couple also has two daughters Sonnet Whitaker and True Whitaker.
The actor also has a son named Ocean Alexander and a daughter Autumn from his previous relationship.