Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr. was born on 13th March 1972, in Chicago, Illinois USA. He is a hip-hop singer, actor as well as poet. Common is the winner of Academy Award, BET Awards, Grammy Awards, BET Hip Hop Awards and other awards which added finances to the overall amount of Common net worth. He has been active in the entertainment industry since 1992.
How much net worth has Common accumulated over his long-spanned career? Reportedly, his net worth is as much as $35 million, built-up through recent earnings of $4.2 million per year. He earned $2.9 million for his role in the film “New Year’s Eve” (2011), $2 million for the appearance in “Every Single Thing” (2014) not to mention the income he receives for his multi-million sales of recordings.
Common Net Worth $35 Million
Background facts about the artist: he grew up in the Calumet Heights neighbourhood of the South Side of Chicago, Illinois. Due to the divorce of his parents, Common, with his mother who owned the custody rights of a child, moved to Denver, Colorado. He was educated at Luther High School South, in which he met current friends Corey Crawley and No I.D., as well as at Florida A&M University. In 1992, Common released his first single “Take It EZ” (1992) which led him to the career which became the main source of his net worth.
Up ‘til now, Commons discography contains 49 singles, 10 studio albums, 21 music videos and two compilation albums. More than 2.8 million copies of his albums have been sold in the USA alone, which added considerable revenues to the total size of Common’s net worth. The most successful studio albums were certified gold: “Like Water for Chocolate” (2000), “Be” (2005) and “Finding Forever” (2007).
Common has added sums to his net worth as an actor, too. He started with episodes of television series “Girlfriends” (2003), “Game Over” (2004), “One on One” and others. Later, he landed small roles in the feature films “Smokin’ Aces” (2007) and “American Gangster” (2007). Then Common starred alongside Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker and Hugh Laurie in the action thriller film “Street Kings” (2008) directed by David Ayer. He starred together with James McAvoy and Morgan Freeman in the box office hit directed by Timur Bekmambetov “Wanted” (2008), and other important roles created by Common are Detective Collins in “Date Night” (2010), Scott McKnight in “Just Wright” (2010), Chino in “New Year’s Eve” (2011), Agent Evans in “Now You See Me” (2013), Devlin Hatch in “Every Single Thing” (2014) and others. Currently, he is working on the films “Suicide Squad”, “Chiraq”, “Being Charlie” and “Barbershop 3” which are going to be released in 2016.
Combining singing and acting, in early 2015 Common won both a Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Glory”, from the 2014 film “Selma”, in which he starred as James Bevel, a 1960s Civil Rights leader.
In addition to the above, Common has added to his net worth as a poet, author of books and model.
In his personal life, Common has been known to date the tennis player Serena Williams, actress Taraji P. Henson and singer Erykah Badu, however he is still single. More, he is active supporter of animal rights. Unsurprisingly, he is fan of the football team Chicago Bears and basketball team the Chicago Bulls.
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