What Is Angela Bassett’s Net Worth? See How Much the ‘Black Panther’ Actress Makes

One look at Angela Bassett’s net worth will tell you that she’s one of the most successful actresses in Hollywood. The 65-year-old legend, who has 16 NAACP Image Awards and two Golden Globes to her name, is currently worth $25 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. And we're sure this massive sum is growing by the day, thanks to 9-1-1 and Marvel’s Black Panther films.

Though the actress is known for portraying historical figures like Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King and Betty Shabazz, she has also ventured into genres like comedy and horror. And now, fans can expect to see her star alongside Millie Bobby Brown in Netflix's upcoming fantasy film, Damsel. But how do these projects factor into her overall earnings? Keep reading for details on Angela Bassett’s net worth.

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1. What Is Angela Bassett’s Net Worth?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Angela Bassett and her husband, Courtney B. Vance, have a combined net worth of $25 million.

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2. How Much Did She Make from the Marvel Movies?

Bassett has appeared in several Marvel movies as Queen Ramonda, including Black Panther, Avengers: Endgame and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Her salary for these movies hasn’t been made public, but we do know that each film had a ridiculously high budget. 

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Black Panther: $1 to $2 Million

Money Inc estimates that Bassett made between $1 million and $2 million for the first film, which made an impressive $1.4 billion at the box-office. Given her lengthy resume, it's likely that she earned closer to $2 million for the role.

Avengers: Endgame: Approximately $1 Million

We know that Endgame brought in a whopping $2.8 billion, but Bassett's salary for her role hasn't been confirmed. Since she was paid at least $1 million for Black Panther, it's likely that her small role in this film offered a six-figure salary close to $1 million.

Wakanda Forever: Approximately $2 Million

Wakanda Forever made a whopping $855 million at the box-office. Although Bassett's salary for the Black Panther sequel hasn't been revealed, she did play a significant role—and we're guessing this was reflected in her paycheck.

3. How Much Does Bassett Make for 9-1-1?

Bassett currently stars as Sergeant Athena Grant-Nash on the Fox series 9-1-1, which has been going strong for six seasons. Her salary for the first four seasons is unknown, but Deadline reported in 2021 that the main cast secured pay increases for season five, with Bassett earning “north of $450,000” per episode. This means the actress earned $8.1 million in season five alone.

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5. What About Her Other Movie Roles?

Among her standout films are Waiting to Exhale, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Malcolm X, Notorious and What's Love Got to Do with It, which earned her an Oscar nomination.

Live Biography estimates that Bassett earned around $2.5 million for Waiting to Exhale and $250,000 for How Stella Got Her Groove Back. So, we imagine the star has been earning a pretty penny for her latest films.

6. And Her TV Appearances?

You may have spotted Bassett in shows like ER, Close to the Enemy and, most notably, American Horror Story. The actress appeared in five seasons of AHS, and Did You Say Money reports that recurring actors typically earn between $75,000 and $150,000 per episode, so it’s likely that Bassett made up to $1.8 million for each season. Her earnings from other shows haven’t been confirmed, but given her level of experience, we wouldn’t be too surprised if her paychecks were sky-high.

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