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How Terrence Howard Achieved a Net Worth of $5 Million

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With a career that has spanned almost three decades, Terrence Howard has lined his pockets well due to his great looks, artistic gifts, and incredible box office figures. Throughout his career, Terrence Howard has accumulated a net worth of around $5 million.  However, Terrence would have been wealthier were it not for the recurring financial and marital problems he has endured. Terrence Howard started his acting career in the 1980s, where he took part in minor film roles. It was not until 1995 when he landed his first significant role in the movie “Mr. Holland’s Opus” and “Dead Presidents.” Terrence’s star continued to shine in some of the best-selling movies throughout his acting career. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Hustle & Flow, Empire, and Crash are some of the movies he has starred in. Although acting has been his primary source of income, Terrence has also been featured in several music videos, which have given him some substantial cash. This article will look at some of Terrence Howard’s significant sources of income that have contributed considerably to his $5 million net worth.

10. An album released on Columbia records

Terrence Howard is a man of many talents. In 2008, Terrence Howard released his first and only studio album, “Shine Through It.” The album contains 11 songs, all of which have been produced and released by Miles Mosley and himself. Terrence wrote the album to detail his experiences and those of his children. The album raked in some considerable cash for Terrence, and it peaked at position 31 in the US Billboard Top 200 and position 6 in the US Top R&B/Hiphop albums.

9. Red Tails

“Red Tails” is an American action war film which was released in the year 2012. This movie did so well during its phase and earned up to $40 million in revenue. “RedTails” was directed by Anthony Hemingway, with Terrence Howard acting as the main character. The film tells the story of World War 2 and focuses on the Tuskegee airmen. In the cast, Terrace seems like an out-of-place character. You can't escape feeling bad for the guy.

8. Music Videos Credits

Terrence Howard has made several appearances in some great music videos. Some of the great songs in which Terrence has been featured include: “Foolish” by Ashanti, “Be Without You” by Mary J. Blige, “Ghosttown” by Madonna, and “Never Alone” by Emmanuel Kelly. Considering that a random person can be paid $200 for an 8-hour video shoot, Terrence (a Hollywood) celebrity must have raked in some good cash after featuring in some of these high-profile music videos.

7. The Best Man Holiday

“The Best Man Holiday” is a comedy-drama film that revolves around college friends who reunite for the first time after many years. In the movie, the former college mates realize how easy it can be to rekindle past romantic memories and past forgotten feuds. Terrence Howard is one of the main characters in the film alongside a star-studded cast featuring Regina Hall, Nia Long, and Morris Chestnut. The movie raked in about $71 million domestically though Taye Diggs insists that the cast were underpaid for their roles in the movie.

6. Four Brothers

The movie “Four Brothers” is an action-adventure film that premiered in 2013. Besides Terrence Howard, the film also features well-known film maniacs like Sofia Vergara, Mark Wahlberg, and Tyrese Gibson. During its phase at the box office, the “Four Brothers” cast earned an estimated $70 million in revenues. The movie is about four brothers who investigate a murder case of their adoptive mother, who was gunned down by an unknown person. The brothers get hold of the killer, but not everything is as it seems.

5. Mr. Holland’s Opus

Terrence Howard did not start his acting career recently. In 1995, Terrence played Louis Russ, a high school footballer and a student of Glenn. The critical reviews of the film were positive, with a 75% “Fresh” rating from several reviews. The film also ranked as one of the most successful films of 1995 and grossed over $82 million.

4. The Princess and the Frog

“The Princess and the Frog” is an animated film that was released in the year 2009. In the movie, Terence did a voice-over for the character “James.” The outstanding voice-over acting of Terrence Howard captured the attention of cinema-goers hence helping the film earn approximately $104 million. It is safe to say that Terrence made some good bucks for his voice-over acting in this movie.

3. Lee Daniels’ The Butler

This film was released in 2013. Terrence Howard takes up the role of Howard in this biography drama flick. Lee Daniels’ The Butler film did so well at the cinemas and accumulated revenues of $117 million. This film marks another milestone in the success of Terrence. This cast mainly portrays how different life was between the middle class and the underclass in the old century. The two types of people are referred to as the House Negroes and the Field Negroes, respectively.

2. Empire

For the last six years, Terrence Howard has earned a mouth-watering $125000 per episode for playing Lucious Lyon on the hit series “Empire.” The movie is based on the life of a family that owns a hip-hop record label. Simple mathematics will show you that Terrence has earned more than $10 million, considering that he has starred in over 100 episodes of the show. This has made a significant impact on his $5 million fortune.

1. Iron Man

Few people know that Terrence Howard was part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe at the beginning, during the inception of the movie “Iron Man.” However, his role was short-lived because “allegedly” Terrence was hard to work with. Like other actors such as Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and other Marvel actors who have earned tens of millions starring in Marvel movies. Terrence missed out on what could have been an incredible fortune. In the movie “Iron Man,” Terrence earned a whopping $4.5 million, more than what Robert Downey Jr. was earning ($500,000).

Allen Lee

Written by Allen Lee

Allen Lee is a Toronto-based freelance writer who studied business in school but has since turned to other pursuits. He spends more time than is perhaps wise with his eyes fixed on a screen either reading history books, keeping up with international news, or playing the latest releases on the Steam platform, which serve as the subject matter for much of his writing output. Currently, Lee is practicing the smidgen of Chinese that he picked up while visiting the Chinese mainland in hopes of someday being able to read certain historical texts in their original language.

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