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Dev Patel was born on the 23rd April 1990, in London, England, and is an actor who gained international fame with the role of Jamal Malik in Danny Boyle’s Oscar-winning “Slumdog Millionaire” in 2008. Patel also had a notable role on a TV series “Skins” (2007-2008), and “The Newsroom” (2012-2014). The early roles in both films and TV made him a millionaire in his teenage years. He has been an active member of the entertainment industry since 2007.
Have you ever wondered how rich Dev Patel is, as of early-2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Patel’s net worth is as high as $10 million. Most of his money he has generated thanks to “Slumdog Millionaire”, but Patel has also worked in several other movies and TV shows that helped him increase his net worth.
Dev Patel Net Worth $10 Million
Dev Patel is a son of Raj, an IT consultant, and Anita, a caregiver. His parents are Gujarati Hindu born in Kenya, and Dev was raised in the Hindu faith. Patel was raised in Harrow, London, and went to Longfield Middle School – his first acting role was as Sir Andrew Aguecheek in the school’s production of “Twelfth Night”. Patel then went to Whitmore High School and there completed AS Levels in PE, Biology, History and Drama in 2007.
Patel launched his acting career with an audition for the teen series “Skins”. After only two auditions, he was cast in the role of the British Pakistani Muslim teenager called Anwar Kharral. He appeared in 18 episodes from 2007 to 2008, but then his big breakthrough came in “Slumdog Millionaire” (2008). Danny Boyle selected him from hundreds of other young actors, and finally cast him as Jamal Malik. The leading role in this movie brought him international fame, and his net worth significantly increased.
Soon after, other films followed including the M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Last Airbender” (2011), and “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” (2011) starring Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, and Maggie Smith. Patel also appeared in “About Cherry” (2012) with Ashley Hinshaw, James Franco, and Heather Graham. The role of Alex in “The Road Within” (2014), with Zoe Kravitz and Robert Sheehan received the high ratings among the critics. Patel had the part of Neal Sampat in “The Newsroom” (2012-2014), starring Jeff Daniels and Emily Mortimer, appearing in 25 episodes. These movies and series additionally improved his wealth.
Most recently, Dev Patel has worked in the sequel of “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” in 2015, with Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, and Maggie Smith. He also appeared in “Chappie” (2015) starring Hugh Jackman, and the duo from the “Die Antwoord” band. Patel starred in the biopic “The Man Who Knew Infinity” (2015), portraying the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. At the moment, he is filming the drama “Lion”, alongside Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara.
Dev Patel has won numerous awards including Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture in 2008, British Independent Film Awards for Most Promising Newcomer in 2008, and Black Reel Awards for Best Actor in 2008. Patel was nominated for a BAFTA Award in 2009.
Regarding his personal life, Dave Patel dated his “Slumdog Millionaire” co-star Freida Pinto from 2009, but hey broke up at the end of 2014.