When it comes to lifestyles of the rich and famous, it is not surprising for a celebrity to be on that list. And especially when that actor is in demand, it is assumed that they are living the high life. A great example of this is Michael B. Jordan. From playing the lead in “Fruitvale Station” to embodying the role of Erik Killmonger in the Marvel smash hit, “Black Panther,” Jordan’s star has never been brighter.
Meanwhile, even off the silver screen he has snagged several endorsements including teaming up with Tessa Thompson for high profile commercials that aired during the Super Bowl. But exactly how rich is he and how did his career reach its current height?
Michael B. Jordan’s Early Life
Michael Bakari Jordan is a California native who was born in 1987 in Santa Ana. He’s the middle child of three children. However, at the age of two his family relocated to Newark, NJ, which is the city Jordan considers his hometown. Being in front of the camera was in his blood from an early age. He frequently modeled for national brands like Toys “R” Us and Modell’s Sporting Goods.
Michael B. Jordan Gets His Acting Start
By the age of 12, Jordan scored his first acting role on a 1999 Episode of the hit series “The Sopranos” on HBO. Later that year he would go on to appear on the CBS “Cosby” series and in the film, “Black and White.” In 2001, he continued landing roles — this time opposite Keanu Reeves and Diane Lane in the movie “Hardball.” In 2002, Jordan was cast in one of the most unforgettable television series of all time, “The Wire.” He appeared in 12 episodes for the series before later shifting to daytime television. Between 2003 and 2006 Michael B. Jordan filmed 59 episodes for the long-running soap opera “All My Children.”
During this time, he also regularly landed guest appearances on countless dramas such as “Without a Trace,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Burn Notice,” “Bones” and “Cold Case.” In 2009, he filmed a full season of the Canadian sitcom “The Assistants” before later being cast in the NBC drama “Friday Night Lights” for 26 episodes.
The Shift To Movies
While Michael B. Jordan was no stranger to movie roles, it was not until the mid 2010s that he began to regularly get cast in feature films. In 2012, he was added to the all-star cast of “Red Tails.” But it was his 2013 role as Oscar Grant in the biographical film, “Fruitvale Station” that made critics, casting directors and Hollywood insiders really take notice of Jordan’s talents. The film was directed by Ryan Coogler — and it wouldn’t be the last time the two worked together.
In 2015, Jordan was cast as Johnny Storm in “Fantastic Four.” By all accounts, the movie was considered a flop, but served as a stepping stone that led to him getting cast as the son of Apollo Creed in the “Rocky” spin-off “Creed” which was released in the same year. “Creed” was so popular that it led to “Creed II” and “Creed III” (which Jordan directed) sequels.
2018 was the biggest turning point for Michael B. Jordan when he landed the role of Erik Killmonger, the forgotten relative to the Wakandan leaders, in Marvel’s “Black Panther.” The movie earned seven Academy Award nominations and was the second-highest grossing film of the year. He returned to the Killmonger role in 2022 for the “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” sequel.
Expanding Beyond Acting In Hollywood
Michael B. Jordan’s return to the role of Adonis Creed in “Creed III” marked his first foray into directing. He also signed on to star in and produce the sequel to “I Am Legend” with Will Smith. Additionally, Jordan has voiced several characters in video games — reprising the Adonis Creed role for the title “Creed: Rise to Glory,” the character Jace Stratton in “Gears of War 3,” and Kurt Mosby in “Wilson’s Heart.” Meanwhile, he also has a cameo in “NBA 2K17.”
Awards And Recognition
Since 2005, Michael B. Jordan has received countless nominations across daytime and primetime Emmys, along with awards from film societies, and of course for several of the movies he’s starred in. Notable wins include Breakthrough Actor in 2013 by both the Gotham Awards and National Board of Review of Motion Pictures for “Fruitvale Station.”
He received Best Actor awards in 2015 from Boston Online Film Critics Association, Black Reel Awards and National Society of Film Critics for “Creed.” He also earned numerous Best Villain awards in 2018 from the MTV Movie & TV Awards, the Seattle Film Critics Society and the Teen Choice Awards for his role as Erik Kilmonger in “Black Panther.”
Michael B Jordan’s Current Net Worth
According to Wealthy Gorilla, Michael B. Jordan’s current net worth is estimated at $25 million as of the time of publication for this article. Much of his wealth is credited to roles he’s played in feature films including major titles like the “Black Panther” and “Creed” franchises. Likewise, his work as a voice actor for video games also aids in bolstering his net worth.
Additionally, in 2022 Jordan became a part owner of the English football club AFC Bournemouth. He’s also a co-owner with others like Drake in pickleball and other sporting leagues. Another nod toward his net worth is the purchase of several pieces of property including a $1.7 million home in Sherman Oaks for his parents.