How much is Denzel Washington’s Net Worth? $140 Million!

Actor Denzel Washington was born Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr., on December 28, 1954, in Mount Vernon, NY. His mother, Lennis, owned and operated a beauty parlor. His father, the Reverend Denzel Hayes Washington, Sr., served as a Pentecostal minister. When Denzel was 14, his parents divorced and his mother enrolled him in Oakland Military Academy in New Windsor, New York. Washington has said that decision changed his life: “…I wouldn’t have survived in the direction I was going. The guys I was hanging out with at the time…have now done maybe 40 years combined in the penitentiary.” Denzel has been married since 1983 to the former Pauletta Pearson, although she turned him down on his first 2 marriage proposals. Denzel and Pauletta have four children: John David, 29; Katia, 26; and twins Olivia and Malcolm, 22.

Washington has received 7 Golden Globe nominations, winning twice. His 2 wins were for Best Supporting Actor in Glory in 1990, and Best Actor in The Hurricane in 2000. He has 6 Academy Award nominations, also with 2 wins: Best Supporting Actor for Glory in 1990, and Best Actor for Training Day in 2002. Washington has been nominated for 2 Primetime Emmy Awards, and in 2010 he won a Tony Award for Best Actor in the play Fences. This was his first ever Tony nomination. In addition, he has received nominations for, and also won, many other awards, both in America and abroad.