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Michael Jai White Net Worth

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Michael Jai White Net Worth

What is Michael Jai White’s net worth? 

Net Worth:$3.5 Million
Born:November 10, 1964
Country of Origin:United States of America
Source of Wealth:Professional Actor
Last Updated:2021


Michael Jai White is an American actor, director, and martial artist.

White was the first African American to portray a major comic book superhero in a major motion picture. White appeared as Marcus Williams in the Tyler Perry films ‘Why Did I Get Married?’ and ‘Why Did I Get Married Too?’.

He portrayed boxer Mike Tyson in the 1995 HBO television movie ‘Tyson.’ 

As of June 2022, Michael Jai White’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $3.5 million. 


Early Life

Michael Jai White was born on the 10th of November, 1964, in New York.

White is a martial artist in eight different styles: Shōtōkan, Goju-Ryu, Taekwondo, Kobudo, Tang Soo Do, Wushu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Kyokushin. He started training in the martial arts at the age of seven in Jujutsu.

White next took up Shotokan and moved on to other martial art styles. He is a former special education teacher and has taught students with behavioral problems for three years.



White holds black belts in seven different styles of martial arts. He started to train when he was eight years old. He is also a former teacher. His first film role came as Mike Tyson in the HBO film ‘Tyson’ in 1995. 

In 1997, he played the title character in ‘Spawn’. This made him the first African American to play a major comic book superhero in a major motion picture. He was nominated for a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Best Male Newcomer. 

He stared with Jean-Claude Van Damme in Universal Soldier: The Return and Steven Seagal in Exit Wounds. In 2003, he starred in the music video ‘I Know What You Want by Busta Rhymes and Mariah Carey and has since appeared in videos by Tony Braxton and Nicki Minaj.

He has also done some voice work for the Justice League. In 2007, he starred in ‘Why Did I Get Married?’. He also starred as Gambol in ‘The Dark Knight’. 

White directed and starred in ‘Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown’ in 2011. he has been nominated for two Black Reel Awards and two Image Awards. 

Check out Michael Jai White’s workout routine on our fitness site, Jacked Gorilla.

As of June 2022, Michael Jai White’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $3.5 million.



Here are some of the best highlights of Michael Jai White’s career:

  • Tyson (Movie, 1995) 
  • Spawn (Movie, 1997) 
  • Blood and Bone (Movie, 2009) 
  • Falcon Rising (Movie, 2014)
  • Triple Threat (Movie, 2019)


Favorite Quotes from Michael Jai White 

“I take every role seriously. Personally, I never look at any role as Michael White. I’ve done that my entire life. I’ve never excluded myself because of color. It’s never been part of the radar, when I look at anything I do. The majority of the roles that I’ve played have had very little to do with being black. It doesn’t matter what color you are.” – Michael Jai White

“Feel like I missed my era, because I remember the time when black people uplifted each other and looked for the positives. I feel sorry for the people who live their lives in the negative default setting because they filter out what’s good, and that’s no way to live.” – Michael Jai White

“I love the movie ‘Taken,’ but the dialogue in the beginning of that movie is hilarious. They’re talking, these commando types, and there’s dialogue like, ‘Hopefully your daughter appreciates what you’re doing for her. Does she know that you’re doing it?’ What guys talk like this?” – Michael Jai White

“The first movie I ever saw was a blaxploitation movie. It was called ‘Monkey Hustle.’ Like I said, listen to the name. That’s a blaxploitation movie. It had these incredible, bigger-than-life images of people who looked like I did. Or who looked like I wanted to look like.” – Michael Jai White

“Just by nature, I think in comedy. I think in sketches and what have you. In every drama or action movie I’ve been in, I have to make a concerted effort not to turn it into a comedy. Every shot, before action is called and after cut is called, I’m usually in some goofy headspace. It feels natural to me.” – Michael Jai White


3 Awesome Lessons from Michael Jai White About Hard Work 

Now that you know all about Michael Jai White’s net worth and how he achieved success; let’s take a look at some of the lessons we can learn from him: 


1. Facts 

With hard work and effort, you can achieve anything.


2. Work Harder 

Work harder than you think you did yesterday.


3. Winners 

Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they’re making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as punishment.



Michael Jai White is an American actor and martial artist. White was born in New York.

He portrayed boxer Mike Tyson in the HBO television movie ‘Tyson’ in 1995. He also played the title role in the parody film ‘Black Dynamite’ and the animated series of the same name. 

As of June 2022, Michael Jai White’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $3.5 million. 

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Emmy Wallin is a writer for Wealthy Gorilla. She is a young Swedish girl from Uppsala, who is currently traveling around the world. Emmy has a big passion for helping others and motivating people. Emmy has been studying celebrities careers, biographies, lifestyles, and net worths for over 3 years. She is the face behind the net worth profiles here on Wealthy Gorilla.

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