John Boyega is a British actor with an estimated net worth of around $2 million. Born on March 17, 1992 in London to Nigerian parents by the name of Samson and Abigail, he’s always known acting was in his blood. He began acting at the very tender age of 5, playing a leopard in a school production, which he enjoyed so much he decided at that point to take up acting. Growing up, his family was very religious. His father was a preacher, and he loved acting but that is not what he wanted to do for a living. In fact, he wanted to be like his father and find a career in the ministry.
However, when Teresa Early, the director of the Theatre Peckham, noticed him in a play in school, she had other plans in mind for John Boyega. She issued an invitation to her school, which catered to children with theatrical qualities, and he accepted. When it was time for him to attend university, he chose to study film and television at the University of Greenwich after spending much of his childhood and his teenage years acting. However, despite this extensive acting background, he did not begin his movie career until 2011. The film was called “Attack the Block,” and it led to a role in a drama being aired on HBO called “Da Brick,” which is said to be very casually based on the life and times of famous boxer Mike Tyson.
Unfortunately, the pilot was not picked up by the network. The same year he was awarded the “UK Stars of Tomorrow 2011,” award by the Fionnuala Halligan of Screen International, and he was on the cover of the same magazine. However, he was still not a household name. It would not be until he was cast as one of the lead characters in the very much anticipated “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” back in 2014 that he began to garner more attention from the rest of the world. Known as one of the biggest franchises in the world, as well as one that likes to take unknown actors and turn them into world famous superstars, everyone knew at that point that John Boyega would be someone to watch.
His role as Finn, a Stormtrooper, was stellar, and he was praised heavily for the part. The film was released the week before Christmas in 2015 and broke box office records all over the place. While the actors in this film were not paid too much as beginners, it’s been reported that John Boyega actually earned a total of $15 million for his role. This could mean that as net worths are tallied at the end of the year, his is significantly higher than it was prior to the release of the movie. It’s almost certain his net worth will increase significantly in 2017 as he is already in contract to play the role of Finn once more when “Star Wars Episode VIII” is released. It is currently in pre-production.
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