Cuba Gooding Jr Net Worth - Look At The Actor's Salary And Earning From His Different Ventures

BY PALISTHA Updated on 17 March, 2021

Cuba Gooding Jr. Net Worth
$14 million

Cuba Gooding Jr. is an accomplished actor. Image Source: Cuba Gooding Jr. Instagram.

Birth Name Cuba M. Gooding Jr.
Birth place New York City, New York, USA
Profession Actor
Nationality American
Zodiac Sign Capricon
Hair Color American

American actor, producer, and director, Cuba Gooding Jr. has been part of numerous movies and television series since his debut in the 1980s. He has starred in many fan-favorite projects and has also gained much recognition for his portrayal of varied characters.

In addition to earning positive critical response for his acting skills, the Jerry Maguire star has also amassed a vast fortune from his acting career. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Cuba Gooding Jr.'s net worth is estimated to be $14 million.

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Cuba Gooding Jr. Net Worth And Earnings

As stated above, Cuba Gooding Jr. has an estimated net worth of $14 million. However, other sources claim that he has earned an estimated amount of $15 million. Nevertheless, it is clear that Cuba has made a significant amount from his highly successful acting career.

Income From Movies

Cuba Gooding Jr.'s made his debut in a feature film in the movie Sing in 1989, where he played the role of Stanley. He then starred as Tre Styles in the famous film Boyz n the Hood, which became his breakthrough role. It made millions of dollars in the box-office and launched Cuba's career.

After this, the talented actor was a part of numerous critically acclaimed and box-office hit films like Jerry Maguire, Gladiator, Pearl Harbor, The Fasting Temptations, Shadowboxer, American Gangster, and many others. He played major characters in these movies and, as a result, earned a significant sum from them. Gooding Jr.'s salary from some of these movies, as mentioned in IMDB are listed below:

Films Salary
Boyz n the Hood $32K
Gladiator $100K
Outbreak $400K
Jerry Maguire $600K
Lightning Jack $500K
As Good As It Gets $250K
Instinct $2.5M
What Dreams May Come $1.5M
Men of Honor $1.5M

As seen in the table above, Cuba's salary saw steady growth over the years. Also, many of the movies that he has been a part of, earned millions of dollars in the box-office. And as one of the main cast members of these films, he must have pocketed a considerable sum from the profit gained. The total earnings from these movies have helped increase Cuba Gooding Jr.'s net worth exponentially.

How Much Did Cuba Gooding Jr Earn From Television?

Long before his feature film debut, Cuba had small roles in numerous television shows. And after finding fame from Boyz n the Hood, he starred in series like MacGyver, The Book of Negroes, Forever, Empire, Big Time in Hollywood, FL, among others.

The talented actor then portrayed O.J. Simpson in the famous series, American Crime Story. He even earned an Emmy nomination for the role, and many viewers, as well as critics, praised his acting chops. Since he is a part of the main cast in these shows, Cuba Gooding Jr.'s salary from them must have made a significant impact on his net worth.

Income As Producer And Director

In addition to acting, the award-winning actor has also contributed to the world of cinema as a producer and director. He has produced films like Harold and A Murder of Crows and also was an executive producer in Freedom.

Also, Cuba was the writer and director of the crime drama Bayou Caviar which was released in 2018. Even though acting is the primary source of earning, Cuba Gooding Jr.'s net worth must have also benefitted from his works as director and producer.

Lifestyle And Assets

With millions of dollars to his name, Cuba Gooding Jr. currently lives a lavish lifestyle and seems to enjoy traveling to various parts of the world. As a multimillionaire, Cuba has owned a large number of properties over the years. He once owned a house in Studio City, which he reportedly sold in 2009 for $1.4 million. Also, his Northridge California home was sold for $729K in 2013, which he had bought for $439K in 1999.

Cuba Gooding Jr. Earnings.

In addition to this, Cuba also sold his Pacific Palisades house in 2014. He and his then-wife Sara Kapfer bought the home for $3.5 million in 2000 and sold it at $9.8 million, gaining massive profit. Looking at the price tags of these houses, it is clear that Gooding Jr. enjoys a lavish lifestyle.

Trivia and Facts

  • Cuba was raised by their mother after his father, Cuba Gooding Sr. abandoned the family.
  • He was born on the 2nd of January 1968, in New York.
  • He was married to Sara Kapfer, his high school sweetheart, for more than two decades. They are no longer together, and Cuba filed for divorce in early 2017.
  • He is rumored to be dating real estate agent and entrepreneur, Claudine De Niro. She is the ex-wife of Raphael De Niro.
  • He won an Academy Award in 1997 for the movie Jerry Maguire.
  • Before he started acting, he was a breakdancer and even performed at the closing ceremony of the 1984 Summer Olympics as a backup dancer for Lionel Ritchie.

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Published on 04 August, 2020

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