Celebrity: Wesley Snipes
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Wesley Snipes Net Worth:
American actor, filmmaker and martial artist, Wesley Snipes, born Wesley Trent Snipes on the 31st of July, 1962, in Orlando, Florida, who has a net worth of $10 million dollars has featured in many prevalent movies during his acting career that he started at the age of 23 when he was discovered by an agent while performing in a martial arts competition.
Some of the most remarkable movies Wesley Snipes has starred includes “White Men Can’t Jump”, “Waiting to Exhale”, the “Blade” Trilogy, “Rising Sun”, and “Demolition Man”. And out of all the characters he has played in this movies, he is mostly famous for the Marvel Comics character “Blade” in the Blade movie trilogy.
Wesley Snipes who made his feature film in the 1986 Goldie Hawn movie Wildcats, in the end went ahead to star in other movies including: Major League (1989), Passenger 57 (1992), Boiling Point (1993), Money Train (1995), U.S. Marshals (1998), Murder at 1600 (1997), Liberty Stands Still (2001), 7 Seconds (2005) and Brooklyn’s Finest (2009) among other numerous movies like The Expendables 3 that he appeared in, in 2014. Asides from featuring in these moves, Wesley Snipes is indeed world-class martial artist with a 5th degree Black belt in karate with significant experience in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Wesley Snipes who served 845 days in Federal prison in McKean County, Pennsylvania, between December 2010 and April 2013, as a result of his tax evasion conviction served 90% of his three year sentence from his issues with the IRS that dated back to 2006 when he was accused of endeavoring to abstain from paying taxes and filing $12 million worth of false returns dating all the way back to 1996. Snipes who earned $37.9 million from his acting career between 1996 and 2004, apparently refused to pay any tax during the entire time.
In addition, Snipes who was also accused of forging documents to receive get $12 million worth of refunds mirroring his income between 1996 and 1998 in his defense said he was misled by a group of accountants. Notwithstanding his jail sentence, he was required to pay $17 million in back taxes, interest and penalties to the IRS, while his co-defendant was sentenced to 10 years in prison and another one was sent to 4 years in prison.