Samuel L. Jackson’s career trajectory isn’t one to play with.
Jul 27, 2023
Samuel L. Jackson is crystal clear about one thing when it comes to the contracts he signs. The renowned actor wants no part in allowing the use of his voice, image, and likeness “in perpetuity.”
Jun 22, 2023
The accountant of Samuel L. Jackson may have saved the star from an investment that could have cut into his estimated $250 million fortune.
Jun 13, 2023
Magic Johnson, Samuel L. Jackson, and LaTanya Richardson Jackson are helping to bring more eyes to stories from African women filmmakers.
Feb 7, 2023
Samuel L. Jackson is one of the most recognizable actors in the world today. As one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars, he reportedly earns a $10 million to $20 million salary for each film he stars in — and even his cameo appearances result in a hefty payday for the box office veteran. Forbes reports that Samuel L. Jackson has “the biggest cumulative total for any actor in history. That’s not even counting some pretty big titles that the site chose not to factor into the figures due to his comparatively small roles. Throw in those four titles alone, and those totals shoot up by $2.787b (like adding an Avatar ) and give Jackson $7.1B domestic and $16.26B worldwide.” It may seem easy to dismiss the actor as nothing more than a meme thanks to his starring role in films like “Pulp Fiction.” But according to Celebrity Net Worth, his acting — however meme-able — has garnered him a $250 million net worth. At the rate things are going, he just may become t he richest actor of all time (in...
Dec 21, 2021
Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson Jackson have given back to somewhere that holds a special place in their hearts. The married couple donated $5 million toward the renovation of Spelman College’s John D. Rockefeller Fine Arts building, the historically Black college’s largest alumnae donation in its history, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Others joined the two in supporting the arts building. According to the outlet, George Lucas and Mellody Hobson, their friends, donated $10 million, the Bank of America donated $2 million and descendants of John D. Rockefeller donated $300,000. The contributions totaled to $17.3 million, which will help to keep the historic Spelman arts alive for the next generations of students to come. “Renovation talk has been going on since I arrived at Spelman over seven and a half years ago,” said chair of the Theater and Performance Department Aku Kadogo. “You don’t really believe it until you see it, so I’m excited that this is happening.”
Dec 14, 2021
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are responsible for some of the nation’s most renowned doctors, teachers, entrepreneurs, political and religious leaders, plus more. And to be honest, we truly don’t know what a world without institutions that aid the rich knowledge and success of our people would look like (we’re glad we don’t even have to imagine it)! AfroTech has decided to take this time to raise awareness of those HBCUs by spotlighting some familiar faces who are products of those pristine institutions.
Sep 29, 2021
Drake continues his “ certified millionaire ” streak with the announcement of his latest investment. Bloomberg is reporting that the rapper — who is enjoying a new wave of success with the release of his new album, “Certified Lover Boy,” which has just spent two weeks at the top of the Billboard charts — has thrown his support behind the Dave’s Hot Chicken franchise. He will join other celebrity investors, such as Samuel L. Jackson, in this latest funding round. “I tried the food and it was amazing. After meeting the founders and hearing their story, I jumped at the opportunity to invest,” Drake said in a statement. Founded in 2017, Dave’s Hot Chicken also counts Boston Red Sox capo Tom Werner amongst its cadre of elite investors. The story of Dave’s is a true rags-to-riches story: four friends teamed up and put up $900 of their own money into a small food stand in a Hollywood, CA, parking lot. But the game really changed for them in 2019 when the original investors behind Blaze...
Sep 20, 2021
Black Hollywood has historically made major contributions to the TV and film industries. However, many Black actors and actresses don’t get their proper shine or pay for their work. Here, we are spotlighting some of the highest-paid Black actors and actresses who’ve reaped the benefits from their fruitful careers. Halle Berry ($90 million) Photo Credit: ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images) Halle Berry’s acting career is highly regarded in the entertainment industry. She became the first Black woman to win an Academy Award for “Best Actress” and has starred in classic films like “Boomerang,” “Monster’s Ball,” “X-Men” and more. Berry has opened doors for many Black actresses and her efforts continue to set the standard for Black Hollywood. Queen Latifah ($70 million) Photo Credit: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images Queen Latifah has had a very rewarding acting career. Even though she began with music, the Oscar-nominated, Grammy and Emmy award-winning actress ventured off to Hollywood starring...
Apr 10, 2020