Terrence Howard

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How Terrence Howard’s net worth was built

Terrence Howard left Cleveland, where he was raised, and moved to New York City when he was 18 to become an actor. It wasn’t long before he began to get small television roles. Other opportunities followed, including a starring role in the 1992 miniseries “The Jacksons: An American Dream,” and guest appearances on “Family Matters,” “Coach,” “NYPD Blue” and other shows. Howard got his break into films in 1995 with “Dead Presidents” and “Mr. Holland’s Opus.”

Howard went on to make a string of films, among them “The Best Man” (1999), the highly acclaimed pictures “Ray” (2004), “Crash” (2004), “Hustle & Flow” (2005), “Winnie” (2011), “Dead Man Down” (2013) and “The Butler” (2013). In the meantime, Howard debuted on Broadway with a role in an all-black production of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” He also released a studio album in 2008, “Shine Through It.” In 2015, Howard returned to the small screen, starring in the hit television series “Empire.”

Howard’s marital and financial tangles have eaten into his fortune. His net worth as of April 2017 was $5 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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Terrence Howard

  • Born: 1969
  • Birthplace: Chicago

What he’s up to now

In 2017, Howard continues to play the role of hip-hop mogul Lucious Lyon in the Fox musical drama “Empire.” It is scheduled to run until May 2017. He is expected to start filming a movie in mid-2017 called “Thirty Eight” and will co-star in a romantic drama called “Life in a Year,” slated for a 2018 release.


Howard won a BET Award for Best Actor for “Empire,” and has been nominated for several Teen Choice and People’s Choice awards for his role in the show. His turn in “Hustle & Flow” garnered him an Oscar nomination for best actor and award nominations from numerous other organizations. He also has won several NAACP Image Awards and Black Reel Awards for his acting.

Terrence Howard isn’t doing so bad, bank-balance-wise. Neither is rapper Jeffrey Lamar Williams, better known as Young Thug.