Taraji P. Henson Is Worth More Than You Think

Empire actress Taraji P. Henson has a very long list of film and TV credits to her name. You may recognize her from the award winning film Hidden Figures (via IMDb). Or perhaps you caught her work in Larry Crowne, Date Night, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button — for which she was nominated for an Oscar (via Fox Business). It may surprise Henson's fans to learn she has voiced several characters in animated films and shows such as The Simpsons, and the upcoming Minions: The Rise of Gru. The 50-year-old has also appeared on such well-known TV shows as House and Boston Legal. Needless to say, the actress has amassed quite a fortune given her impressive Hollywood career.

In fact, Henson's net worth is much higher than you might expect. She reigns as the wealthiest cast member of Empire — she has been nominated for two Emmy awards and received a Golden Globe for her role as Cookie Lyon — including Terrence Howard, whose net worth is estimated at $5 million.

So how much money does Taraji P. Henson have?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Henson achieved early success in acting with a role in Baby Boy. This was back in 2001, and soon after her performance in the film that also starred Tyrese Gibson, she appeared in the award-winning movie Hustle & Flow. Are you sensing a trend here? Basically any role Henson takes on is highly-acclaimed due to her immense talent. And, as such Henson makes a lot of money and lives very well. She owns a condo in Chicago that was purchased for nearly $2 million. Meanwhile, her two Los Angeles real estate holdings are valued at around $7 million. 

Ultimately, the gorgeous and extremely successful star's net worth is estimated to be a whopping $16 million by Fox Business, but as high as $25 million by Celebrity Net Worth. Either way, we'd say this is one star whose fame and fortune is highly commendable.