Lupita Nyong’o biography
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Lupita Nyong’o Net Worth

$8 million

  • Real name / birth name Lupita Amondi Nyong’o
  • Occupation actress, producer, film director
  • Source of Wealth movies
  • Country of wealth USA
  • Date of birth March 1, 1983
  • Age 39
  • Zodiac sign Pisces
  • Birth place Mexico City, Mexico
Sources 2018 $8 million $500 thousand $5 million

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How Much is Lupita Nyong’o Worth?

Big eyes, incredibly toned body and boyish haircut – Lupita Nyong’o can boast with recognizable appearance and $500, 000 net worth. Probably, her fortune seems not so big in comparison with welfare of other Hollywood entertainers. But Lupita’s achievements are measured not just with money. The Kenyan Cinderella, Lupita has become the first actress, born in Mexico and raised in Kenya, who won Oscar. So, she is worth to know about.

Lupita Nyong’o main source of wealth are movies. She got income from working as an actress, as a backstage worker and as a producer and film director. She got initial recognition as the production assistant of a drama film “The Constant Gardener”. Lupita worked behind the camera, so she couldn’t demonstrate her acting skills on the screen. Nevertheless, she got necessary experience and then decided to visit auditions in order to get the role – at least a small one.

When Lupita heard about the new Brad Pitt project – the movie “12 Years a Slave”, she worked up the courage and came to the audition. In fact, it was a surprise for Nyong’o, when she had been selected from thousands of other applicants.

Later Lupita Nyong’o got an Oscar for her brilliant play in “12 Years a Slave”, where she acted opposite Hollywood A-listers Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, Sarah Paulson etc. By the way, Lupita visited Academy Award ceremony in the most expensive dress, which was stolen from her hotel room.

Currently Lupita Nyong’o continues to earn her net worth through acting in hit movies, such as “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens”, “Queen of Katwe” etc. She also found and additional source of wealth – endorsements. Lupita participated in ads for Miu Miu in 2014.

Lupita Nyong’o Bio and Career

The internationally popular actress Lupita Nyong’o was born with a silver spoon in her mouth. Her father was a rich politician. He served as Kenyan Minister for Medical Services.

Lupita got brilliant education. She was sent to USA to study at Yale School of Drama. After that she served as a production assistant. Lupita was catapulted to stardom, having portrayed Patsey in “12 Years a Slave”.


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