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What is Wesley Snipes’ net worth? Who is Wesley Snipes’ wife?


Wesley Snipes is an American actor who gave a remarkable performance in Passenger 57 and starred as the vampire killer in the Blade trilogy.

His other notable films include The Expendables 3, The Art of War, Rising Sun, Unstoppable, and Major League.


He was born on July 31, 1962, in Orlando, Florida, USA.

Snipes was raised in the Bronx, New York, by his mother – Maryann Long Snipes, who was a teacher’s assistant, and his father, Wesley Rudolph Snipes, an aircraft engineer who was a veteran in the US Air Force.

Wesley made his film debut in the 1986 movie “Wildcats” starring Goldie Hawn.

Before making his feature film debut, Snipes had a job installing telephones.

how much is wesley snipes worth

1991 – @Getty

In 1987, Wesley was featured in the movie titled – ”Critical Condition.”

In the same year, he appeared in Michael Jackson’s music video – ”Michael Jackson: Bad.”

In 1990, Snipes gained fame when he played a musician in director Spike Lee’s film – ”Mo’ Better Blues.”

Since then, Wesley has played in many films, such as:

  • Disappearing Acts;
  • The Waterdance;
  • Passenger 57;
  • To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar;
  • White Men Can’t Jump;
  • Rising Sun;
  • U.S. Marshals;
  • The Fan;
  • Money Train;
  • Demolition Man (with Sylvester Stallone).

In 1998, he had his largest commercial success with the movie – ”Blade.” It has grossed more than $150 million worldwide.

how much is wesley snipes net worth

Wesley Snipes and date during “Don’t Bungle The Jungle 2” Benefit at Amazon Village in New York City – @Getty

”Blade” is the first film in the Blade franchise. It was followed by two sequels, ”Blade II” and ”Blade: Trinity.”

During an interview, Snipes said:

”I have a great deal of fun playing Blade.”

Wesley went on to say:

”The lifestyle of it, the controlled rebelliousness, is wonderful to me. And it’s therapeutic, too.”

In 1998, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

The character of Raven from Tekken 5 was modeled after Snipes.

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In 2008, a jury convicted Wesley of willfully failing to file tax returns for 1999, 2000, and 2001. The prosecution blamed Wesley for following the advice of both his accountant and an anti-tax proponent firm.

what is wesley snipes net worth


The government said Wesley should have paid $2.7 million in taxes on his $13.8 million income.

On April 2, 2013, Snipes was released from federal prison, finishing his period of house arrest on July 19, 2013.

During his tax invasion case, Wesley lost his New Jersey mansion which had an estimated worth of about $8 million.

In 2014, he starred in the movie – ”The Expendables 3,” alongside:

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger;
  • Sylvester Stallone;
  • Harrison Ford;
  • Jason Statham;
  • Mel Gibson;
  • Antonio Banderas;
  • Robert Davi;
  • Jet Li;
  • Victor Ortiz;
  • Dolph Lundgren;
  • Glen Powell;
  • Kelsey Grammer;
  • Ronda Rousey;
  • Kellan Lutz;
  • Terry Crews;
  • Randy Couture.


Snipes is 5′ 9″ (1,75 m) tall.

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Wesley Snipes dated singer Jennifer Lopez from 1994 to 1995.

Wesley Snipes with his girlfriend Jennifer Lopez

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He also dated Halle Berry, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Donna Wong.

In 1985, Wesley Snipes married April DuBois. The couple divorced in 1990.

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On March 17, 2003, Wesley married Nakyung (Nikki) Park, a South Korean painter.

Wesley Snipes and his wife Nakyung Park

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With his first wife, he has a son named – Jelani Asar Snipes, who was born in 1988.

With his second wife, he has four children (three sons and a daughter):

  • Iset Jua-T Snipes (born July 31, 2001);
  • Alimayu Moa-T Snipes (born March 26, 2007);
  • Akhenaten Kihwa-T Snipes;
  • Alaafia Jehu-T Snipes.

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how much money is wesley snipes worth

Wesley Snipes attends the World Premiere of “The Expendables 3” – @Getty

”I never really planned on making action films. It just kind of happened.”

”Certain roles are more challenging than others, but I haven’t come across one yet that I can’t tackle.”

”May the Great Mother and Great Father guide, protect, and select you for long-lasting health, wealth, and prosperity.”

“If ‘Blade 4′ comes along, that is a conversation we can have. And there are other characters in the Marvel universe that, if they want to invite me to play around with, I am with that too.”

”I have a whole other side that has yet to be seen on screen.”

”I don’t have bad blood with any man or woman.”

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Wesley Snipes attends AOL BUILD Speaker Series: “The Player” at AOL Studios In New York – @Getty

During the September 11 attacks, his apartment was destroyed by the collapse of the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers. Snipes was on the West Coast at the time.

He studied martial arts from age 7. Wesley has a 2nd-degree black belt in Hapkido as well as a 5th-degree black belt in Shotokan Karate.

He is a fanatical music collector and lover and owns over 4,000 CDs and 1,000 LPs.

In the late 1990s, Wesley and his brother started a security firm that is dedicated to providing celebrities with bodyguards who are trained in martial arts and law enforcement.

In 1991, Snipes was chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.

In 1997, Wesley won the Best Actor Volpi Cup at the 54th Venice Film Festival for his role in New Line Cinema’s One Night Stand.

In 1994, he led a Florida state trooper on a 120mph high-speed chase, that ended with Snipes crashing his motorcycle.

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Wesley Snipes arrives for Excelsior! A Celebration of The Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible and Uncanny Life Of Stan Lee – @Getty

Wesley Snipes Net Worth – $12 million

So, how much is Wesley Snipes worth? Snipes earned most of his wealth from starring in 70 movies and TV series, including – Paper Empire, The Expendables 3, and Unstoppable. Therefore, American actor and film producer Wesley Snipes has an estimated net worth of $12 million.

He is famous for his roles in a series of action movies starring as a half-vampire, half-human who protects other humans – ”Blade,” ”Blade II,” and ”Blade: Trinity.” 

Wesley received $7 million and $5.5 million, respectively, from “The Fan” (1996) and “Money Train” (1995). He also earned $7 million for “Drop Zone” (1994). In addition, Snipes has a security firm with his brother.

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Wesley Snipes at the 94th Academy Awards held at Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center on March 27th, 2022 – @Getty

How old was Wesley Snipes in New Jack City?

Wesley Snipes was 27 years old when he played the character ‘Nino Brown’ in “New Jack City” which was released in 1991.

Who is Wesley Snipes married to?

Nakyung “Nikki” Park.

How much is Wesley Snipes worth?

Wesley Snipes has a net worth of $12 million.

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Armetta Murdic

Tuesday 10th of May 2022

Wesley Trent Snipes is important to all us and remains imperative to our entertainment as an actor and always will be our favorite! We love you Wesley and with putting all negative behind let us see you as much as possible in the future! Peace and Love!

Randy Webner

Saturday 27th of November 2021

I love his Marshall Arts he does in his movies. I think he started training when he was young.


Monday 15th of March 2021

I love Westley also,fell in love with him in his small role in Waiting to Exhale. He is an excellent actor who deserves more roles.

Deborah Ferguson

Thursday 14th of January 2021

I. DeeLady Love. Your. Movies Love. Them Keep. Firming Make. Next. Movie Love. You

Donald Selph

Tuesday 29th of September 2020

Snipes is one of my top ten actors who I absolutely love and I will watch anything that he star's in