Anthony Anderson net worth

Anthony Anderson’s net worth is estimated to be around $35 million, as of 2020.

He is a celebrity actor, comedian, writer and game show host best known for his role in the sitcom “All About the Andersons”. He is also the producer of this series.

He has appeared in other sitcoms and films over the years and have received many awards and accolades in his career.

Anderson is one of the best-paid celebrity actors in Hollywood and his net worth is obviously going to increase as long as he remains active in the entertainment industry.

Anderson’s net worth is an accumulation of years of hard work and lots of achievements.

He has built up his net worth from a combination of long-running TV sitcoms and playing lead and supporting roles in several Hollywood movies.


Source of Wealth

Anderson’s main source of wealth is his acting career. He also makes money as a producer and game show host.

He’s also one of those celebrities making good money from writing.

He has played leading roles in many blockbuster films and these have reflected in his personal earnings.

Anderson is best known for earning big salaries after starring in the ABC comedy “Black-Ish” and for his roles in the movies “Scream”, Scary Movie” and “The Departed”.

Anderson is reported to earn about $400,000 per episode of “Black-ish” which is far larger than his season 1 salary of $100,000.

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Early Life

Anthony Anderson was born on the 15th of August, in 1970. The place of her birth in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

He grew up in Compton, California and under his mother Doris and his stepfather named Sterling Bowman, a native of Little Rock, Arkansas.

He has a half-brother named Derrick Bowman. A DNA analysis has revealed that Anderson’s ancestry can be traced as far back as the Bubi People, Tikar, Hausa, and Fulani people of Cameroon.

He attended Hollywood High School and also Howard University.

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Career Highlights

1996 – 2000: Anderson started off his career as an actor by featuring Teddy Brodi in the TV series “Hang Time” that runs from 1996 – 1998. Actually, she featured in 39 episodes of the show.

He would then appear in the “NYPD Blue” in 1998.

His film debut was in “Liberty Heights”(1999) where he played the role of Scribbles. He also featured in other films like “Life”, and “Trippin’”.

In 2000, he starred in four films namely ” Romeo Must Die”, “Big Momma’s House” (with Martin Lawrence), “Me, Myself & Irene” and “Urban Legends: Final Cut”.

2001 – 2010: Starting from 2001, Anderson starred in a couple of movies. He was cast in films like “See Spot Run”, “Exit Wounds”, “Kingdom Come”, and “Two can play That Game”.

His TV appearances were in “My Wife and Kids” and “The Weakest Link”.

In 2002, he started playing the role of J.D. in “Barbershop”. He also played Louis Booker, Tommy, and Mahalk in the 2003 films “Kangaroo Jack”, “Cradle 2 the Grave”, and “Scary Movie 3” respectively.

Some of his notable television appearances in “All About the Andersons” (2003 – 2004), “The Shield” (2004 – 2005) and “Til Death” (2006 – 2007).

He was cast in “My Baby’s Daddy” (2004), “The Last Stand”(2006), “The Departed”(2006) and “Transformers”(2007).

In 2010, Anderson played the role of Dad in “The Back-Up Plan”. He was also cast as Detective Kevin Bernard in the TV series “Law & Order”.

2011 – 2019: This period in the career of Anderson saw him act in many films and TV shows. He appeared in films like “Scream 4” (2011), “The Power of Few”(2012), “The Town That Dreaded Sundown”(2014), and “Beats”(2019).

In TV, Anderson appeared in “Shameless”(2011), “Guys with Kids”(2012 -2013), “Hell’s Kitchen”(2013), and “Rake”(2014).

Anderson started playing a lead role in the sitcom “Black-ish”. He is also the producer of this program as of the time writing this piece. Black-ish has been running on the ABC network since 2014.

He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for this role in this TV series.

He was host to the Food Network show titled “Eating America with Anthony Anderson”.

He also appeared in series like “To Tell the Truth” (2016 – present), “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (2017), “Grown-ish”(2018) and “Mixed-ish”(2019).

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Personal life

Anderson is married to his wife Alvina Stewart since 1999. The couple have two children named Kyra and Nathan.

Anderson is diabetic. He was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. He has been spending his time spreading diabetes awareness.

Even with his diabetes diagnosis, he has done well in losing weight along the years.

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In 2011, Anderson won $250,000 on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”. He donated his winnings to the Alzheimer’s Association.

After he achieved some fame, Anderson also helped his mother Doris Bowman get some good acting roles. She appeared in “Common Bond”(2008) “The Truth” (2010), and “Black-ish” (2014).

Anderson has been accused and charged with rape and sexual assault allegations in 2004 and 2018.

In 2004, he was accused of raping young women on the set of “Hustle & Flow” but he denied the allegations and the case was dropped.

In the same year,  another woman alleged that Anderson attempted to rape her on the set of “All About the Andersons” but the case was dropped for lack of evidence.

In 2018, another allegation of sexual harassment was made against Anderson. The Los Angeles Police Department conducted an investigation and concluded that there was no enough evidence to prosecute Anderson.

Anderson has won several nominations in his career as an actor.  His role in “Black-ish” has earned him about about 20 nominations of different awards.

In 2015 and 2016, he won“Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series” and “Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series” of the NAACP Image Awards respectively.

He won the Satellite Awards for “Best Ensemble in a Motion Picture” for his work/role in “The Departed”.  He got nominated in 2004 for Choice TV Actor-Comedy award by the Teen Choice Awards for his performances in “All About the Andersons”.

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