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Johnell Young Net Worth $1 Million

What Is Johnell Young’s Net Worth?

Johnell Young is an actor who hails from Staten Island, New York, and has a net worth of $1 million. Having worked hard throughout his youth to make a name for himself on the screen, Johnell Young landed his first major role back in 2017, where he appeared in the movie, All Eyez on Me – a major Hollywood biopic that chronicled the life of rapper Tupac Shakur. 

While Johnell Young went uncredited for his appearance in this film, it helped kickstart his long and productive association with film and TV roles related to American hip-hop.

Since that first appearance, Johnell Young has landed over a dozen more roles within the industry, with his starring role in Wu-Tang: An American Saga helping him to become a national TV star.

Films and TV Shows

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Johnell Young at the “ALL EYEZ ON ME” Premiere at Westwood Village Theatre on June 14, 2017 – @Getty

Johnell Young was selected to play the role of GZA (Gary Grice) on the TV series Wu-Tang: An American Saga. The TV show chronicled the rise of the Wu-Tang Clan in the 1990s against the backdrop of inner-city pressures in New York City and the crack cocaine epidemic.

Johnell’s role turn as GZA was widely acclaimed, with many calling the episode ‘Liquid Swords’ – which focused almost exclusively on GZA and on the making of his Liquid Swords album – “Emmy worthy” and “excellent.”

In the midst of building up his career by appearing as GZA, Johnell Young has also had plenty of other notable achievements in recent years.

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Johnell Young attends “The Book of Clarence” special screening at Regal Atlantic Station on December 12, 2023 – @Getty

He landed a role in Irv ‘Gotti’ Lorenzo’s Tales TV show, which is an anthology focused on the rise of hip-hop.

Elsewhere, Johnell played a role in the 2021 film, A Holiday Chance.

He also starred in the film Secret Society 2: Never Enough, and the hip-hop-themed TV show Kold X Windy.

His recent successes – as well as his reliability as a hip-hop actor – have led many to predict that Johnell Young’s career will only continue to grow in the near future.

Upcoming Roles

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Briana Hampton and Johnell Young attend “Toast To Black Hollywood” – @Getty

Johnell Young was at one stage rumored to be in contention to play The Green Lantern, in an upcoming adaptation for HBOMax and DCUniverse.

Currently, Johnell’s two upcoming roles that have been made public are his appearance in the film One Spoon of Chocolate (directed by Wu-Tang Clan member RZA), and a thriller named Prey By Night, which is currently in the post-production stage.

Age & Height

Johnell Young was born on June 3, 1990, making him 33 years old at the time of writing. According to his IMDB page, he stands at 6 foot 3 inches tall.

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Johnell Young attends the Atlanta screening of BET+ “Diarra from Detroit” at Silverspot Cinema – @Getty

The Road To Success

Before finding success in the world of film and TV, Johnell Young was noted for working within the modelling industry.

Recent posts on his social media channels confirm that Johnell Young is still involved with modeling and has continued to partner with various brands and events related to the fashion industry.

In a social media post from the start of 2024, he shared that he had attended Miami Fashion Week as an invited guest.

Similarly, he also confirmed that he was involved in a partnership with Fashion Nova Men – a popular online retail company – by sharing an advert for them on his Instagram page. 


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Briana Hampton and Johnell Young attend the Kash Doll “Hype Hair” cover reveal party on October 01, 2023 – @Getty

At the time of writing, Johnell Young is not married. He joked on X in 2022: “We ain’t meet yet but she should be proud her future husband who’s super lit is behaving!” He was in a relationship with Briana Hampton.

Net Worth

So, how did Johnell Young become so rich?

His breakout appearance was in Wu-Tang: An American Saga, an award-winning 3-series TV show with a sizeable budget, meaning it is likely that Young was paid handsomely for his appearances. The show was produced, streamed, and distributed in the US by Hulu, while Disney+ handled international distribution.

While we can’t know the full details of Johnell Young’s contract for his role in the show, we can comfortably assume that he was one of the highest-paid members of the cast due to the fact that he was one of the show’s leads.

Elsewhere, Johnell Young has likely added to his bank balance through over a dozen other performances in films and TV shows since 2017.

He has also developed additional revenue streams through his podcasting, content creation, and background in modeling – which has also helped him develop sponsorship deals (as covered in the previous section).

What Else?

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Johnell Young attends a VIP Screening of Paramount Pictures’ “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” – @Getty

Johnell Young hosts a podcast and social media page named The C.A.S.T. (which stands for Creative Artist Support Team).

On this page, Johnell Young offers insights into his personal life, as well as his creative process, his relationships, and his journey to continuing success.

The C.A.S.T podcast has also seen Johnell Young personally speaking with several major figures within the hip-hop, R&B, and creative community.

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Briana Hampton and Johnell Young attend 2023 Peachtree Village International Film Festival Awards – @Getty

In the past, he has interviewed the likes of Joey Bada$$ and Ms. Briana. His videos often rack up tens of thousands of views after being posted.

Johnell Young regularly keeps fans updated about his life on his social media pages.

On Instagram, Johnell boasts over 120,000 followers, who can gain an insight into his recent activities, including his latest film and TV roles and his appearances at the latest fashion events.


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