Acting and producing is one of the highest-paying jobs in the world. Fans are always curious to know the net worth of actors. One such actor is David Oyelowo, a British actor and producer. He is of Nigerian descent. His highest-paid role to date was as Martin Luther King Jr. in the 2014 biographical theatre film Selma. He had the lead role in A United Kingdom (2016) and the famous role of a chess coach in Queen of Katwe (2016). Fans are always wondering about David Oyelowo’s net worth. Knowing all this, we know for sure that David Oyelowo is undoubtedly a high-paid actor.
He has been an actor for the past 23-years and has never disappointed his fans with his performances. And looking at his work in Television and Films, along with the various awards and nominations, David Oyelowo’s earnings must be pretty high, and thus, let’s look at his net worth.
What is David Oyelowo’s Net Worth in 2022?
David Oyelowo’s net worth is estimated to be around $6 million. He started his career back in 1999 with a season with the Royal Shakespeare Company playing roles in Ben Jonson’s Volpone. He was the main character in Oroonoko (Similar to his performance on the BBC radio) and Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra (1999) with Guy Henry. Oyelowo is famously known for his next stage version as King Henry VI in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2001 shows of Shakespeare’s trilogy. This was a series of plays where the story revolved around the king as a part of its season, This England: The Histories. As a result, the actor is considered one of the highest-paid actors.
David was the first black actor to play an English king in the production of Shakespeare. As a result, this was first criticized by some people in the media. But, Oyelowo’s performance was amazing. David won the 2001 Ian Charleson Award for his best performance in Shakespeare under 30 years of age. As a result, he made the debut of his career during this time. In 2005, he was in the production of Prometheus Bound and again in New York City in 2007.
In 2014, Oyelowo played the role of Agent Kallus in the television series Star Wars Rebels. The British actor has also appeared in various films like Dog Eat Dog, A Sound of Thunder, The Best Man, and Derailed.
David Oyelowo was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male for his famous role in Middle of Nowhere. In 2016, David starred in the film, A United Kingdom. In 2018, he also appeared in the Amazon-produced famous movie, Gringo. The movie also stars Charlize Theron and Thandie Newton.
David Oyelowo was born in Oxford, England. His father is from Western Nigeria, and his mother is from Southern Nigeria. He was born and brought up as a Baptist. He spends his initial years in Tooting Bec, South London. After turning six years old, his family moved to Lagos, Nigeria. Oyelowo went to a military-style school. He has eight middle names, among which are “Animamoma” and “Oyerogba”.
He enrolled himself in theatre studies at Islington College. His teacher suggested him to become an actor. David enrolled himself for a year in an acting course at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. David completed his 3-year training in 1998. The British Actor also spent time with the National Youth Theatre during his college years.
Oyelowo lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife Jessica Oyelowo, who is an actress, and his five children. The actor is a devout Christian who firmly believes in God. David has expressed that he believes God called him to play Rev. Oyelowo has claimed that he always knew that to play Dr. King, he had to have God flow through him.
Oyelowo and his wife got American Citizenship in 2016. The actor also said that he had lived here for nearly ten years now and to be walking around and making a film about voting rights and asking people to vote is a little hypocritical.