The American actor and voice actor James Earl Jones has an estimated net worth of $40 million. His acting career is a huge contributor to this figure but other sources like brand deals and real estate investments also contribute significantly to his total wealth.
Jones was born in Arkabutla, Mississippi and overcame speech impediments to pursue a career in the arts. He studied theater and eventually transitioned to film, starring in films such as Dr. Strangelove and The Comedians. He gained further acclaim for his work in the Star Wars franchise and has since become a household name.
During his career, he has also been a voice artist, narrating many audiobooks and television shows. He is the voice behind the CNN tagline and narrated all 27 books of the New Testament in the audiobook James Earl Jones Reads the Bible. He has also lent his voice to many commercials and publicity spots, including the Disney animated series Jungle Cubs and The Lion King.
Outside of his acting career, Jones has also been active in sports and other fields. He is a former football wide receiver who played for several teams. He currently works as an NFL Network analyst and appears on various programs including the network’s on-location coverage of the Super Bowl.
Besides his professional career, Jones is also an active humanitarian and has established numerous foundations. He and his wife Tamika are a happy couple who share the same passion for helping out underprivileged children. They have been married since 2008.