Idris Elba Net Worth

Raquel Davies | October 21, 2013


$12 million


    Idrissa Akuna Elba


    September 6, 1972




    6’3″ and 185 lbs

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Idris Elba has an estimated net worth $12 million 

Idris Elba is a British actor with an estimated net worth of $12 million. He is 6’3″ and weighs 185 pounds. Idrissa Akuna Elba was born on September 6, 1972 in Hackney, London. As a teen, Idris found a love for music and soon began working as a DJ in popular London nightclubs under the name “Big Riis”. In 1995, he turned his sights on acting and landed small roles in British TV shows Absolutely Fabulous, The Ruth Rendell Mysteries and Family Affairs. More prominent roles in British TV soon followed with popular series Inspector Lynley Mysteries and Dangerfield.

After moving to New York City, Idris landed his big US television break in 2002 in with a starring part as drug dealer “Stringer Bell” in the HBO drama series The Wire. The actor began earning bigger appearances in film with roles in Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls, 28 Weeks Later, RocknRolla and a starring role in 2009’s thriller Obsessed, opposite Beyonce. Idris continues to build an impressive Hollywood resume with work in Prometheus (2012), Pacific Rim (2013) and Thor: The Dark World (2013). Also proving to be an accomplished musician, Idris has released two EPs Big Man (2006) and Kings Among Kings (2009).

Idris is currently slated to star in Jurassic World, the next installment of the Jurassic Park film series. An avid cricket watcher and Arsenal FC fan, the actor also spends his free time volunteering with a number of causes including the Staying Alive Foundation and acts as the anti-crime ambassador for The Prince’s Trust, which helps disadvantaged youth. When not filming, Idris splits his time residing between London and Atlanta. He has one child, daughter Isan, with ex-wife Dormowa Sherma. The actor recently made headlines in 2013 when he was involved in a public celebrity feud with fellow UK musician Liam Gallagher, former Oasis front man.

Idris Elba has an enough net worth to buy:

1. 15,000.2 NuMark MixDeck Quad DJ System ($799.99 each)

2. 4,060.9 Giuseppe Zanotti tiger Print Loafers ($2,955.00 each)

3. 184.6 TAG Heuer Monaco Men’s Watch ($65,000.00 each)

Idris Elba has enough net worth to give everyone in Belgium $1.



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Written by Raquel Davies

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