Tiffany Haddish Recalls Rejecting A Deal Because It Didn't Represent Her Brand: 'I Turned Down $10 Million Because My Soul Is Worth More'
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Tiffany Haddish Recalls Rejecting A Deal Because It Didn't Represent Her Brand: 'I Turned Down $10 Million Because My Soul Is Worth More'

Tiffany Haddish has remained candid about the highs and lows of her life’s trajectory.

The comedian had her first big break on the 2006 comedic show “Who’s Got Jokes?”

She later made several appearances in movies and television shows, including Tyler Perry’s “If Loving You Is Wrong” and “The Carmichael Show.” However, Haddish became an even more well-known name after her sensational and award-winning lead role as “Dina” in the 2017 box office hit “Girls Trip.”

Haddish On Looking To Create Generational Wealth

Now receiving her proper dues, Haddish could finally see a more hopeful future as it pertains to not only her career but her financial position. USA Today previously reported the star was at one point homeless and lived from her car in Beverly Hills. Once upon a time, Kevin Hart even gave Haddish $300 to put her in a hotel.

Haddish knew when she got her shot at fame, she would set herself up to not only earn money but create generational wealth. Staying true to her word, Haddish recently told Cosmopolitan Magazine that the earnings from every movie she makes would go toward purchasing a home or land. 

“I got it too. So immediately when I started making a little bit of money doing things like Tyler Perry’s If Loving You Is Wrong and The Carmichael Show, I started trying to figure out how to create generational wealth,” Haddish said, according to Cosmopolitan. “The fastest way to do it and the first way you should go about doing it is buy some land. So before we even got into season 2 of The Carmichael Show, I bought a house. Everybody told me I should wait, but I didn’t care. I just knew I was going to have to always make enough money to take care of me and the house, and that’s what I did. Between that show’s next season, the Keanu movie, and making sure I can live comfortably off of $500 a month, I was able to pay off half the house. The Girls Trip check was the final check. People told me to spend it in other ways, but I used it to pay off the house because I was always afraid of being homeless again. Now I have a surplus of money, but I’m still afraid of being poor again. Every movie I made, I would just buy another piece of land or a house.”

Yet, For Her, Money Is Not Everything

Now, Haddish is at a place in her career where she is not motivated by money. She looks at the bigger picture as it pertains to roles and even brand deals. 

“I’ve turned down $10 million just to do a post because it didn’t represent my brand,” Haddish told Cosmopolitan. “I turned down $10 million because my soul is worth more than that to me. My spirit, my integrity, how I want to be able to look at myself in the mirror every day…I’d rather be flat broke than get money to do something that makes me feel like sh–t.”

She continued: “At first with acting roles, I used to just be like, what seems like fun? Now it’s, what seems like fun and what resonates with my soul? Then I ask, who else is working on it? Will it be my friends? What I’ve noticed lately, though, is that casting has been coming to me first. So I’ve learned how to fight better too. Because it’s a battle getting the people that you want, because everybody still looks at you as talent, when they fail to realize I’ve produced things, got nominated for awards, won trophies…I kind of know what I’m doing. Give me an opportunity to make you richer, sir. I might not know how to keep a man, but I know how to make some money.”

Tiffany Haddish's Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Tiffany Haddish has a $6 million net worth.