Jesse Williams biography

Jesse Williams Net Worth

$12 million

  • Real name / birth name Jesse Wesley Williams
  • Occupation actor, model, producer
  • Source of Wealth television, movies
  • Country of wealth USA
  • Date of birth August 5, 1981
  • Age 41
  • Zodiac sign Leo
  • Birth place Chicago, Illinois, United States
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How Much is Jesse Williams Worth?

Jesse Williams is a handsome man with purely blue eyes and a strong well-toned body. His perfect look is one of the ingredients of his success. People magazine valued Jesse’s male magnetism and chose him as the sexiest man of the week. He was also included in the list of the sexiest men alive in 2010 and 2011. The other magazine, “BuzzFeed”, ranked him as “The Most Perfect Man”.

Charisma is something, which costs very high. As for now, Jesse Williams net worth is estimated at $8 million. He saved his wealth, mostly getting salary for various movie roles. He debuted in 2006 in the episode of “Law & Order”. Two years later Jesse was cast to the sequel of “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”. In 2009 the actor finally met his big break – he won the role of Dr. Jackson Avery in the series “Grey’s Anatomy”.

Alongside active career of an actor, Jesse Williams makes money as a producer too. He founded the production company, and has already produced two episodes of miniseries “America Divided” and some other projects. Overall Jesse Williams has earned an impressive wealth.

But what did he start from?

Jesse Williams Bio and Career

In one of his interviews the millionaire Jesse Williams used to tell, that in his early years he lived in poverty, that’s why he knows two sides of the spectrum.

Born Jesse Wesley Williams was raised in Chicago in the family of a Swedish mother and Afro-American father. His parents provided the boy with his unusual appearance – dark skin and purely blue eyes.

Williams spent his early years in Chicago, and then his parents moved Jesse and his two brothers to the suburbs of Massachusetts.

His mother earned her living as a potter and his father was a teacher. Later both of his parents taught at a public school. That inspired Jesse Williams to become a teacher too. That’s why he spent several years, making money through teaching.

At the same time Jesse Williams developed his skills of an entertainer too. He liked to play in school performances during his studying at Moses Brown School. Then he combined his studying at Temple University with the work of a model. As the star told later, he had never considered modeling seriously, just as the way to make some extra cash. Nevertheless, he advertised really popular and famous brands, such as Tommy Hilfiger, L.L.Bean and others.

In middle 2000s Jesse Williams finally made up his mind to become a full time actor. As for now, he is a star of the series “Grey’s Anatomy”. In addition, he participated in a number of successful big screen films, such as “Brooklyn’s Finest”, where he acted opposite Richard Gere and Ethan Hawke, “The Cabin in the Woods”, where his co-star was Chris Hemsworth, and “Money”, where he played the title role.


In spite of an active career, Jesse Williams found the time for personal life too. In 2012 he married Aryn Drake-Lee, an executive producer. The couple welcomed two kids – a son and a daughter.

In 2017 Jesse and Aryn separated. Williams was rumored to have a new love interest – an actress Minka Kelly. Later Jesse Williams representatives announced, that the actor and his ex-wife entered into an agreement. Thus, they have joint custody over their two children. And Jesse agreed to pay his wife $160, 000. This amount will be divided into three parts, and each part will be taken from Jesse Williams Grey’s Anatomy paychecks.

The actor will pay $100, 000 to his ex-spouse and $60, 000 to her lawyers as the guys did a great job!

Jesse Williams resides in Los Angeles. He has a great beautiful car – Audi S8. He paid astonishing $150, 000 for the vehicle. Audi S8 is a popular choice among celebs. This car stays in the garage of such stars as Jason Statham, Kevin Costner, Ben Affleck and others. Why do famous and rich people choose this brand? First of all, they are charmed by its twin-turbocharged engine. And in addition, they like its perfect classy look!


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