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John Singleton Net Worth: 5 Interesting Facts You Should Know



John Singleton Net Worth

John Singleton is an American producer, director, and screenwriter. He is best known for directing the movie “Boyz n the Hood” for which he was nominated for the Best Director in Academy Awards.

Here are five facts about John Singleton including his net worth, career, and much more.

1. John Singleton’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million.

John Singleton Net Worth (graph)

As of 2019, Singleton has amassed a fortune of more than $50 million. Most of his income is from directing and producing movies. He has a hand in many successful movies. His highest-grossing movie is ‘2 Fast 2 Furious’ which collected $127,154,901. His other movies like ‘Four Brothers’ collected $74,494,381, ‘Shaft’ collected more than ‘$70,334,258’ and his best movie to date ‘Boyz n the Hood’ gathered $57,504,069 in the Box Office.

John Singleton Net Worth 2019 $50 million
John Singleton Net Worth 2018 $47 million
John Singleton Net Worth 2017 $45 million
John Singleton Net Worth till 2016 $44 million


2. Singleton left the Computer Science program to study Film Writing Program.

Singleton was born on January 6, 1968, in Los Angeles, California. His mother Sheila Ward Johnson is a former pharmaceutical company sales executive while his father Danny Singleton was a real estate agent, mortgage broker, and financial planner.

John went to Blair High School then Pasadena City College and the USC School of the Cinematic Arts. He graduated from USC in 1990. Singleton thought of pursuing his study as a computer programmer but later enrolled in Filmic Writing program. Under that program, the student would directly move into Hollywood as a proficient writer/director.

3. ‘Boyz n the Hood’ was Singleton’s biggest achievement as a director.

John’s debut movie ‘Boyz n the Hood’ starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Ice Cube, Angela Bassett, and Laurence Fishburne is one of the biggest movies of Singleton’s career. The movie was commercially successful and as a result, he was nominated for ‘Best Director’ in Academy Awards.

The nomination means he was the youngest person and the first African-American ever to be nominated for Best Director. Other than that Singleton has also produced and directed some top-notch movies like Shaft, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Four Brothers, Abduction and many others.

4. John Singleton is married twice.

Singleton first married Tosha Lewis and has two children with her. Their daughter Justice Maya Singleton was born on October 17, 1992, and son Maasai Mohandas Singleton was born on April 3, 1994.

John then married his girlfriend Akosua Gyamama Busia on October 12, 1996. She is a Ghanaian actress. Together, they have a daughter named Hadar Singleton who was born on April 3, 1997. The couple could not last their marriage for more than one year and got divorced on June 15, 1997. Singleton also has another child, daughter Cleopatra Singleton born in 1998 with a mystery woman.

5. Singleton is currently on Coma following a major stroke

On April 17, 2019, Singleton suffered a stroke and was placed under ICU at a hospital. He reportedly began to experience weakness in his legs upon returning to the United States after a trip to Costa Rica.

On April 25, 2019, it was reported that he was in a coma. Spike Lee and Snoop Dogg are among the those who have sent prayers for the director.


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