About Robert Townsend
It has been estimated that the current amount of Robert Townsend net worth is 2 million dollars, which makes him one of the richest celebrities. Robert Townsend became famous because of his career as an actor, film director, producer and writer. Thus, cinema has been the main source of his fame and Robert Townsend net worth. To a lot of people he is mostly known as a director of a movie called “Meteor Man”. Moreover, he has appeared on HBO channel as a stand-up comedian many times. Therefore, comedy is also regarded as one of the main sources of Robert Townsend net worth.
The comedian was born in 1957 in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in a care of his single mother, who not only raised him, but also his three siblings. When he read a piece in school, he captured the audience so much, that he was soon noticed by some theatrical groups. He started his career as a comedian at The Improvisation Theatre. In the period of 1990-2001 Robert Townsend was married to Cheri Jones. Together with her, he is a parent of three kids, two girls who are also entertainers, and one son.
In 1974, Robert Townsend was working at The Second City.
He was also a student at Illinois State University. However, after only one year of studies there Robert Townsend decided to move to New York, where he entered the Negro Ensemble Company. His mother insisted that Robert Townsend would finish his education at university, however, Robert Townsend wanted to focus on his career as an actor. He soon created his first satirical production called “Hollywood Shuffle”, which shows how African American actors struggle in cinema world. This production proved to be a success and his image in Hollywood began to rise.
Thus, Hollywood eventually became the main source of Robert Townsend net worth. One of the first movies which he has created was called “The Five Heartbeats”. In cinema industry, Robert Townsend has been working with very well known people, too, such as Beyonce, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Halle Berry and Chris Tucker. Other filmography of Robert Townsend include “Colley High”, “Streets of Fire”, “American Flyers”, “A Soldier’s Story”, “The Parent’Hood”, “The Mighty Quinn” and some others, which also added up to his overall fame and also his financial situation. Thus today he is regarded as one of the wealthiest people in cinema world.