Wesley Snipes Net Worth

Net Worth$10 Million
Date of Birth31 July 1962
Last Updated2020


Wesley Snipes Net Worth, How did the American actor, film producer and martial artist acquire his wealth? Read on to find out more about Wesley Snipes Net Worth and his career.

Wesley Snipes Net Worth

Wesley Snipes Early Life

He is an American actor, film producer and martial artist. Wesley Snipes grew up in the Bronx, New York. He attended the High School of Performing Arts of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts but moved back to Florida before he could graduate. 

After Snipes graduated from Jones High School in Orlando, he returned to New York and attended the State University of New York at Purchase. He also attended Southwest College in Los Angeles, California.

Wesley Snipes Career

Wesley Trent Snipes was born in Orlando, Florida on July 31, 1962.  He has starred in dozens of popular films during his career. Some of his movies are “White Men Can’t Jump”, “Waiting to Exhale”, the “Blade” trilogy, “Rising Sun”, and “Demolition Man”. 

He is perhaps best known for the Marvel Comics character “Blade” in the Blade film trilogy. It was at the age of 23 that Snipes was discovered by an agent while performing in a martial arts competition. 

Snipes made his feature film debut in the 1986 Goldie Hawn movie Wildcats. He eventually went on to star in such films as: Major League (1989), Passenger 57 (1992), Boiling Point (1993), Money Train (1995), U.S. Marshals (1998), Murder at 1600 (1997), Liberty Stands Still (2001), 7 Seconds (2005) and Brooklyn’s Finest (2009) among many others. 

In 2014, he appeared in The Expendables 3. Apart from starring in movies, Snipes is a world-class martial artist with a 5th degree black belt in karate and significant experience in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

From December 2010 to April 2013, Wesley Snipes served 845 days in federal prison in McKean County, Pennsylvania, stemming from a tax evasion conviction. He served 90% of his three year sentence. 

Wesley’s problems with the IRS date back to 2006 when he was charged with attempting to avoid paying taxes and filing $12 million worth of false returns dating all the way back to 1996. 

Wesley Snipes Net Worth

As of today, Wesley Snipes Net Worth is $10 Million. Wesley Snipes Net Worth is earned from his career as an actor, film producer and martial artist.

Between 1996 and 2004, Snipes earned $37.9 million from his acting career and apparently failed to pay any taxes during that entire time. He also used forged documents to receive $12 million worth of refunds reflecting his income between 1996 and 1998. 

Wesley’s defense was that he was misled by a group of accountants. In addition to his prison sentence, Wesley was required to pay $17 million in back taxes, interest and penalties to the IRS. 


Wesley Trent Snipes is an American film producer, actor and martial artist. He has starred in dozens of popular films during his career. 

He is perhaps best known for the Marvel Comics character “Blade” in the Blade film trilogy. 

As of 2020, Wesley Snipes’ net worth is $10 Million.

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