To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

What Is Idris Elba’s Net Worth In 2022?

What Is Idris Elba’s Net Worth In 2022?

After almost 30 years working in the film industry, being nominated for 4 Golden Globe awards and winning one, how much is Idris Elba worth?

Idris Elba, best known for his successful acting career, spanning from TV work to Hollywood movies, he has made himself known across the globe for his many talents. The charismatic Englishman doesn’t limit himself to acting alone, he also prides himself in being a producer, rapper and DJ, going under the name of DJ ‘Big Driis’. 

After almost 30 years working in the film industry, being nominated for four Golden Globe awards and winning one, how much is Idris Elba worth now?

Idris Elba’s Net Worth:

The spectacular 6ft 3 actor is easily recognisable with his deep, rich voice and suave manner, earning him spots on both TV and the big screen. For his services to drama in 2016, he was named an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) so his actual title is ‘Sir Idris Elba’. Long story short, Idris Elba embodies success, and so has accumulated a decent amount

As of 2022, Idris Elba is said to have an estimated net worth of $40 million (source: CelebrityNetWorth), with his movies earning a total of $10.27 billion at the worldwide box office. 

The superhuman looking actor was born in 1972 in the London Borough of Hackney. His full name was Idrissa Akuna Elba, but he later shortened his first name to ‘Idris’ at his school in Canning Town, where his love for acting blossomed. Idris has a huge drive for success, which he showed from an early age, where he would support himself financially between roles in his early career, working odd jobs from tyre-fitting to cold-calling. This is when he also started working in nightclubs as a DJ under his nickname ‘Big Driis’ but when he hit his twenties he settled on firmly cementing himself as an actor. 

In the 1990s Idris’ career began to roll, appearing often on British TV, including shows such as Insiders (1997) and Family Affairs (1997). Idris’ career break came when was offered a role on the HBO crime drama The Wire (2002). His popularity, playing the complicated drug kingpin ‘Russell Bell’ earned him recognition across the globe. 

Since then Idris has made appearances across multiple genres of TV and Film work, even appearing on the whacky American comedy drama The Office. Idris entered the world of cinema in 1999 when he starred in Belle Maman, and since then has continued to shine on screen across a series of Hollywood movies, even appearing in multiple Marvel movies playing the role of the Norse deity Heimdall. 

Idris has previously been named in the Time 100 list of The Most Influential People in the World, inspiring young actors across the world. Still to this day his life in acting brings him not only joy but also a lot of money that accompanies working in the film industry. 

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Celebrity Net Worth, Idris Elba, TV and Film