Who is Djimon Honsou?

Djimon Hounsou is a renowned American actor and model. He is a first actor in a history of cinema who was born in Africa and was twice nominated for Academy Award for the supporting roles. His most prominent works are ‘Gladiator’, ‘In America’, ‘Eragon’, and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’. He was in a relationship with Kimmora Lee Simmons from 2009 to 2012.

Early life

Djimon Gaston Hounsou was born in 1964, in Cotonou, Benin. His father, Pierre Hounsou, was a cook, and his mother, Albertine Hounsou, was a housewife. Bringing up in a poverty stricken family, hardly anybody has expected that in the near future net worth of Djimon Houston will be calculated in millions. Because of deprivation, Pierre and Albertine have encouraged their sons to immigrate to France when Djimon was only 13 years old. After arriving in France, he dropped out of school and was homeless for a certain period. However, in the mid 1980s, Djimon met with Thierry Mugler, a renowned fashion designer and socialite, who pruposed Hounsou to become a model. Thereby, Djimon got his first modeling contract with the help of Mugler. Now, Hounsou is considered as one of the most popular fashion personalities in Paris.

Career

Djimon gained popularity in the early 1990s, after he appeared in the music videos “Love Will Never Do (Without You)” by Janet Jackson, and “Straight Up” by Paula Abdul. Later, he took part in Sandra Bernhard’s movie ‘Without You I’m Nothing’. After that, Hounsou got a number of prestigious awards for his merit. Most prominently, he got the nomination for Academy Award two times. Djimon’s achieved a major success in his modeling career after he started a contract with a Calvin-Cline-clothing company’s in 2007.

The actor appeared in different TV series like Alias, Stargate and Beverly Hills, ER, 90210. Djimon was praised by critics for his role in ‘Amistad’, directed by Steven Spielberg in 1990. Later, he achieved a huge popularity after featuring in ‘Gladiator’ (2000). For outstanding performance in this film, he got a Screen Actors Guild nomination.

In 2002, Djimon starred in a film ‘In America’, which olny increased his success. Consequently, he was nominated for an Academy Award as the Best Supporting Actor. After that, he starred in ‘Blood Diamond’, a $100 million budget movie that gathered over $171 million in the box office. These two movies made a major contribution to a net worth of Hounsou.

Except for acting and modeling, Hounsou took part in other various activities. Thus, in 2010 he was the narrator of ESPN’s running series of ’32 teams, 1 dream’ commercials for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Also, he is significantly concerned about climate issues of the planet and constantly took part in various activies directed on nature conservation. In 2009, he made a noteworthy invited speech on United Nations’ Summit on Climate Change.

Now you can assume why a net worth of Djimon Hounsou is so enormous. However, in comparison with net worths of other famous actors such as with Tom Cruise, Scarlett Johansson, Kirsten Dunst and others, it’s relatively small. For instance, Tom Cruise net worth is $500 million.

Djimon Hounsou net worth: $10 million

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