Through his heroics in the performance of action roles, Vin Diesel has built up an enormous fortune, which has made him not only one of the richest actors in Hollywood but also one of the most famous faces in the world. With just three decades in the industry as a professional actor, the actor has become the face of several franchises, including his most popular franchise, the film series Fast and the Furious, which has made the largest contribution to Vin Diesel’s net worth.
Below we discuss Vin Diesel’s net worth and the acting roles that have made the greatest contribution. Take a look below.
What is Vin Diesel’s Net Worth?
According to reliable sources, Vin Diesel, whose real name is Mark Sinclair, has a net worth of $200 million. The action star’s net worth is largely due to his acting career, which began in 1990 when he made his debut in the drama film “Awakings” in an unacclaimed role.
Before he began his acting career, he worked as a doorman after dropping out of college to pursue a full-time acting career. In the early days of his career, he struggled to get roles and after five years of not getting a job on set, he wrote, produced, and directed a short film, Multi-Facial, which was selected at the Cannes Festival.
His first big payday as an actor came in the film Saving Private Ryan, in which he was cast by Steven Spielberg after seeing his performance in another film produced by Diesel himself, Strays.
For his role in the Spielberg film, Vin Diesel received $100,000 and began his journey to international superstar status. Two years after the cult director took the chance to become an actor, he appeared in his first franchise as Richard B. Riddick in The Chronicles of Riddick.
One year later, in 2001, he began his iconic role as Dominic Torretto in The Fast and the Furious and has since appeared in nine of the ten films in the franchise. In his first appearance as Dominic Torretto, Vin Diesel received his first major boost to his net worth with a salary of $2 million and earned up to $20 million in salary on later films alone.
Outside the Fast and Furious franchise, Vin Diesel has also appeared in the xXx franchise as Xander Cage and in the subfranchise Marvel Cinematic Universe, Guardians of the Galaxy as Groot.
Between his various franchise projects, Vin Diesel has appeared in dramatic and comedic films such as The Pacifier, Find Me Guilty and several others.
As an actor, he has starred in more than 50 films, most of which earn billions at the box office. With an established status as a bankable actor, Vin Diesel has built up a huge fortune from huge salaries and back-end deals with cutbacks in box office profits, which has earned him a place on the Forbes list several times, including in 2017 when he was ranked 31st on the list with an income of $54.3 million.
Aside from his acting career, Vin Diesel has achieved his net worth as a producer through his production company One Race Films, which has produced more than 15 films as well as video games. The company also has a record label.
Which Roles Made Him the Most Money
We have already mentioned that among the long list of films in which Vin Diesel has starred, the Fast and Furious franchise, in which he played the role of Dominic Torretto, remains his most profitable role.
Since he began playing the role in 2001, he has earned over $100 million in salary and back-end deals through the franchise, including $47 million in combined revenues for Fast 7 and $20 million in salary for Fate of the Furious.
In other roles, such as his role as Groot in MCU, he has earned more than $20 million in salary after acting as a voice actor in four films across the universe. Through his role as Richard B. Riddick in the Riddick franchise, to which his production company One Race Films owns the rights, he has also earned more than $25 million in salary, with $11.5 million of the assets coming from The Chronicles of Riddick.