American Actress Taraji P. Henson's Earnings From Her Career and Net Worth She Has Achieved

The American Actress, singer, and author, Taraji Penda Henson, who was divorced from her husband William Lamar Johnson and once rumored to be dating the NFL star, Kelvin Hyden, has added a lot to her total net worth through her career in the filming industry. 


So far it looks like Taraji have a really bad timing in her personal life affairs. She was married but had to get divorced, was in a relationship but had to get separated. In unison of her unsuccessful personal life, it was a real curiosity for us to look into the details of her professional career earnings. If you also want to know about the earnings of the actress, then keep on scrolling. 

Taraji P. Henson's Net Worth

The 47 years' old actress, Taraji P. Henson has a total estimated net worth of around $16 million as per some tabloids but, some other sources also state that her net worth is around $6 million. Whatever be the case, she is still a millionaire and no one can deny that fact. 

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CAPTION: Taraji P. Henson SOURCE: Instagram

Almost all of her incomes are from her movies and TV series. Her career started in 1992 when she was around 22 years of age. She had so many guest roles in movies and TV series before finally making it to her breakthrough role in Baby Boy where she portrays the role of Yvette.

Since then, she has been in a constant rise in the filming industry with her roles in the movies and TV series such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Date Night, The Karate Kid, Boston Legal, and Person of Interest

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YouTube: Taraji P. Henson Talking about The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Even though she has a long portfolio as a movie and series actress, her most renowned role is in the TV show, Empire where she portrayed the role of Cookie Lyon, the protagonist of the drama.

If we look at her salaries from her movies, then she was paid a total of $65 thousand for the movie, Baby Boy. Later, for her role in the movie, Satan's School for Girls, she was reported to have received only $10 thousand. 

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As for her TV roles, she got $5000 per episode of the series, Sister Sister. In 2001, she received $22 thousand per episode from her role in the TV series, The Divison. In the series, she was one of the major casts for about three seasons. 

Taraji P. Henson Extra Incomes

The actress Taraji P. Henson also earns from her cosmetics brand. She has collaborated with the MAC Cosmetics brand to launch her own makeup collection. Her collection #MACTaraji debuted in the September of 2016. She was again called up by the MAC Cosmetics to become the spokesperson for their Viva Glam Campaign. 

All of the incomes from the MAC Cosmetics was donated to the MAC HIV/AIDS fund. The incomes later went out to those affected with or living with the AIDS. 

CAPTION: Taraji P. Henson's MAC Cosmetics SOURCE: EELEAR

Apart from that, she also earns from her book, Around the Way Girl. The book is currently priced at $13 for paperback and $11 for its Kindle edition. 

CAPTION: Taraji P. Henson's Around the Way Girl SOURCE: Simon and Schuster

So, we can claim that even after coming out from rough roads and earning smaller paycheques the actress is finally at the place she deserves. We hope she climbs newer heights in the coming days. Being said that, let's take a look at some quick life events of actress Taraji P. Henson.

Top 10 Facts of Taraji P. Henson

1. Taraji P. Henson was born on September 11, 1970, in South West Washington DC.
2. Her name Taraji Penda means hope and love in the Swahili language.
3. Taraji has a total estimated net worth of around $16 million.
4. Her ex-husband William Lamar Johnson was murdered.
5. She gave birth to her son Marcell when she was 24 years' old. 
6. She worked as a secretary for the Pentagon. 
7. Henson had to work as a singing-dancing waitress to pay off her college fees. 
8. She is a cooking enthusiast. Her specialty dish is Thanksgiving Turkey.
9. Taraji has appeared nude to support the "I'd Rather be Naked than Wear Fur" movement.
10. The Empire actress is also a strong supporter of the LGBT community.