Idris Elba isn’t just a prince — he’s a real-life knight, as well.
A little-known fact about the longtime Afro-British actor is that in 2016, he was named an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) for his “services to drama.” He was granted the OBE in the New Years Honours, so his proper title is “Sir Idris Elba, People Magazine’s 2018 Sexiest Man Alive.”
Thankfully for all involved, Idris Elba isn’t just a pretty face. In addition to having a successful acting career, Elba also performs as a DJ and an occasional R&B singer. He was also named one of top 100 of the most influential people in the UK of African/African-Caribbean descent for two years in a row, and he was also Essence Magazine’s sexiest man of the year in 2013.
Above all else, though, Elba has made bank at the box office. According to Box Office Mojo, he is one of the top 20 grossing actors in the world. As of 2021, Idris Elba has grossed more than $9 billion in international receipts and more than $4 billion in American box office receipts
All this to say, quite simply, that Idris Elba is a success. In honor of him being born on Sept. 6, 1972, let’s take a look at his net worth, his personal life, and all the other answers to your burning questions.
Editorial note: The net worth presented in this piece is a speculative estimate drawn from various online sources.
What's Idris Elba's Net Worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Idris Elba has a net worth of $30 million.
Most of his net worth comes from the salaries of his films.
In 2016, Time Magazine named Elba one of the most influential people in the world, and that’s because he is one of the highest-grossing actors in the entertainment industry. According to Box Office Mojo, he is one of the top 20 grossing actors in the world. As of 2021, Idris Elba has grossed more than $9 billion in international receipts and more than $4 billion in American box office receipts.
Who is Idris Elba's Wife?
Although Idris Elba is a lot of women’s dream date, he is, unfortunately, off the market. (Sorry, Ms. Jackée.)
Should I play a villain in Sonic 2??? I know one way to make Idris Elba’s knuckles disappear..
— Jackée Harry (@JackeeHarry) August 11, 2021
In April 2019, he married his longtime girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre in an intimate ceremony in Marrakesh, Morocco.
Elba’s marriage to Dhowre was actually his third marriage. Previously, he was married to Hanne “Kim” Nørgaard from 1999 to 2003, and then to Sonya Nicole Hamlin for four months in 2006.
He has a daughter with Nørgaard, and a son with his ex-girlfriend Naiyana Garth.
What About Idris Elba And His Music Career?
When Idris Elba isn’t burning up the big screen, he works as a DJ (under the name DJ Big Driis, and sometimes, as Big Driis the Londoner).
And in case you had a fantasy about Idris Elba being a rapper, he’s got you covered there, too.
Will Idris Elba Become the Next 'James Bond?'
In April 2021, Idris Elba finally addressed the longtime rumors that he would be playing the legendary “James Bond.” Although he’s a popular fan choice to take over the role when Daniel Craig finishes his run, Elba says that it’s unlikely that he will do so.
“I know the rumors about Bond have always chased me. Listen, my poor mum is like ‘One day you’re going to get it!’ I was like ‘Mum, I’m good, I’ve got Luther!’ I’m definitely doing that,” he said.
it sounds like a Luther movie is well under way, but @idriselba's mum is still holding out hope for that Bond role 😂
— Capital XTRA (@CapitalXTRA) April 13, 2021